I have VERY wide feet (almost off the 'scale' and am only a UK size 7. This means that I find it impossible to bring the facings together when lacing a traditional oxford or brogue (high instep too). I usually buy at least a 7.5 in the widest fitting available in order to give me a bit of extra room. Finances won't run to bespoke footwear, so have you got suggestions about high-end manufacturers or specific styles of shoe that might ease my problem? About the most comfortable shoe I've bought recently was a Lobb double-buckle monkstrap in black calf... Thanks for your help.