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Where can I get wide shoes for DS?

(9 Posts)
EasterEggsHaveNoCalories Wed 27-Apr-11 11:20:14

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.

Hope someone can help! smile

Carrotsandcelery Wed 27-Apr-11 19:48:08

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.

Good luck!

EasterEggsHaveNoCalories Thu 28-Apr-11 20:58:44

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?

MadameCastafiore Thu 28-Apr-11 21:00:32

Try Kickers shoes - DS has bricks for feat like DH and Kickers are great for him.

Carrotsandcelery Thu 28-Apr-11 22:49:45

I am nowhere near Eggs but maybe someone will come along and point you in the right direction. Otherwise I think you may have to phone round them all and ask them.

Thanks both, I will try Kickers and keep my fingers crossed for more suggestions!

inmysparetime Wed 06-Jul-11 13:21:03

Hotter shoes have a wide selection of extra wide shoes but they are about £50 a pair so try to find a discount code.
Doc Martens do shoes, and they come up very wide.

Marne Wed 06-Jul-11 13:26:00

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 sad. Sometimes we manage to find shoes in TKMax. With kickers i find the lace up boots seem wider than the velcro style.

forrestgump Sun 11-Sep-11 17:56:20

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!

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