Hi there, I've just had my DS's feet measured and he's coming up as a 4 I. Clarkes only do up to H and we did try some on but surely if he's an I then they shouldn't be trying to sell me an H if they told me that's not his size? I don't know where to go to get extra wide ones (his father has hobbit feet too so I know who to blame!) I've tried him in 12 - 18 month sizes but his feet are wide and chubby (as are his ankles, that's my fault genetically I think!) and most shoes aren't deep enough or have enough room around the ankle.
Have you tried the independant shoe shops? Have a look through the yellow pages and try to find one that does lots of different makes of shoes. We use one that stocks a lot of European brands and we have better luck getting a fit that way.
If you can say what city you would be shopping in then others may be able to recommend a shop.
Hi Carrots, we are in Shropshire so could shop in Shrewsbury, Chester, Telford or Stafford even. Just unsure if I will be able to get anything if clarkes don't do that wide a fitting does that mean most manufacturers are the same?
My dd2 wears kickers for her wide feet, i struggle to get her shoes as clarks rarely go up to a H in girls shoes . Sometimes we manage to find shoes in TKMax. With kickers i find the lace up boots seem wider than the velcro style.
Our youngest daughter has been known to have boys boots for the winter as girls went no where near her feet, I would definately recommend an independent shoe shop over a clarks or start rite. I can't recommend kickers but my children are older and they leak when wet!