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Why oh why do English Shoemakers make most of their shoes in narrow/medium fits??????

miurasv

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I have terrible trouble buying shoes wide enough. Most of the shoes I like from Crocket & Jones, Trickers, Cheaney, AS, Church's etc only come in E and F fits. Needless to say I have very painful corns on my little toes. Surely they'd sell more shoes if they just made some wider ones.
 

miurasv

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It's probably true of shoemakers the world over but why?
 

LynahFaithful

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Not my experience. I have a narrow foot and I have a terrible time finding anything that fits. All of my recent purchases have been special orders.
 

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Can't you just stretch the shoe after you buy it? Don't cobblers usually have shoe stretchers?
 

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Originally Posted by stillerfan07
Can't you just stretch the shoe after you buy it? Don't cobblers usually have shoe stretchers?

I have wider feet as well, and have tried stretching.
I don't think it makes a drastic enough difference for a shoe that doesn't fit (in my limited experience).
 

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^Agreed.

(And the English secretly bind their feet like the old Chinese custom. They'll deny it of course. Let their denial be a symbol of their guilt.)
 

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i wear a "g" in crockett and jones..which really limits the types of shoes one can wear..
try on the radstock if you're looking for an oxford toe cap, derby, drummond (wing tip/brogue), a monk, and some of the country boots and walking shoes - all available in G..

but you wont be able to choose your colours..small selection, but better than nothing..

otherwise churchs will make anything in a g for a small fee (candj can do the same but the price doubles)..

barkers are wide, loakes come in wide fittings..
 

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the stainless steel foot bind is shaped exactly like an 888 - with a beveled waist
 

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It's all that fizzy beer you drink. The CO2 makes your feet swell. Switch to cask ales and all will be well.
 

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Size up and use insoles/thicker socks. I run a size larger for walking boots and they fit perfect with this remedy.
 

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Originally Posted by miurasv
I have terrible trouble buying shoes wide enough. Most of the shoes I like from Crocket & Jones, Trickers, Cheaney, AS, Church's etc only come in E and F fits. Needless to say I have very painful corns on my little toes. Surely they'd sell more shoes if they just made some wider ones.

I have terrible trouble buying shoes narrow enough, I want fitting B or C.
That's the reason why I recently French got shoes, JM Weston's classic loafer in 8 B.

Surely they'd sell more English shoes if they just made some narrow ones.

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Have you actually tried Tricker's? They mark them 'E' or '5', but their shoes are really, really wide (and short)!
 

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They can call them medium all they want, but they're still wide a fuck to me.
 

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