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Wide Foot Question

sro79

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Hello,

I was sized as a EEE in in the AE Strand. After stretching from a cobbler and much work I feel like I do have them almost broken in but I definitely think I'm at the width limit for the shoe. What I do feel most is the stitching along the toe cap and around the lace area (not sure the right terminology). Those areas feel like they are binding the foot a bit, though I am winning and they are much more comfortable now.

I was thinking as a second pair to maybe go for something like the Carlyle or a single monk strap design. Part of the reason is that I think the shoe will be more comfortable out of the box with less stitching around the upper.

What I'm wondering is, without the structure and extra support from the stitching will my fat foot simply deform the shoe to the point where it wrecks the look of it? I'm not trying to jam a 5E foot into a 3E shoe, I have been sized so I do think 3E is correct but let's just say I'm a generous 3E.

Nobody in my area ever stocks 3E so trying ahead is difficult, always a special order and normally at that point I feel like I do have to buy unless it really doesn't fit. That pressure comes from me, not the store.
 

Verve

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I was sized at 8.5 EEE, but the oxfords were bulging at the laces, which was a very bad look. I went up to 9.0 EEE and problem solved.

The different models/lasts also make a difference though as I could wear a bond street Oxford at 8.5 due to the higher vamp, but I like the look of the 65 last better, which forced me to choose 9.0 size.

Have fun shopping... lots of models to choose from.
 

sro79

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I got a pair of MacKenzies' in 7.5EEE from the shoe bank at a significant discount. They fit great, I could actually close the gap completely at the lace area if I want to which I think is something you want with that style, but it's not required to make them fit. So I think the width is bang on, could maybe be a touch shorter but length not really an issue. Nice to know that I can get a comfortable fit with my fat foot.

On the shoe bank side of things, there are definitely a few imperfections but with the discount I think it was well worthwhile.
 

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