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wide fit shoes

(29 Posts)
DangerousMouse Wed 08-Jul-15 21:55:44

I have just measured my feet and I'm a size 7 EEEE. No wonder why I've been having trouble finding shoes, all I have that fits are converse and DM's.

All the wide fit shoes I can find online are really not nice. I don't know what I want, I currently have a pair of strappy red clogs here to send back as my feet laughed at me when I tried to get them on. Any ideas where I can get trendy wide shoes from? And not just wide, but EEEE wide!

Smurfingreat Wed 08-Jul-15 21:58:52

Hoping someone can help as I have the exact same problem and live in flip flops or boots. I feel your pain with ridiculous feet!

sksk Wed 08-Jul-15 22:01:16

Are hotter shoes any good style wise?

RealHuman Wed 08-Jul-15 22:01:59

I'm slightly surprised you find Converse comfy - I have wide feet too but they're the narrowest brand of canvas shoes on me (I suppose it depends on foot shape).

I look for German brands - they tend to fit wider. Puma rather than Nike, for example.

Ihateparties Wed 08-Jul-15 22:09:02

Ummmm define trendy? I wear vivobarefoot, merrell, camper and similar but doubtful any of these qualify really, vivos are the widest.

DangerousMouse Wed 08-Jul-15 22:09:42

Converse are the only shoes which are comfortable for me, My DM's are too narrow. I do have some croc sandals which are ok but would love some heels or wedges, nothing too fancy, just for day to day wear and school run.

Autumn2014 Thu 09-Jul-15 10:21:28

Request the hotter catalogue. The photos on the website don't do the styles justice. They will also send you discount codes and sales offers. There are lots of old lady type styles but also lots of modern styles in bright ccolour

Autumn2014 Thu 09-Jul-15 10:22:37

I've got ballet flats, canvas pumps and sandals all in wide fit.

MehsMum Thu 09-Jul-15 10:28:52

Watching this with interest as youngest DD has feet like little bricks and finding her school shoes (or any shoes) is a total pain.

LittleCandle Thu 09-Jul-15 10:35:51

Try Shoe Tailor as well. They do different width fittings. There might well be links to other N Brown group sites that sell wide fitting shoes (eg Simply Be, but their widest fit is EEE)

JinglyJanglyJungleBigGameTours Thu 09-Jul-15 10:40:26

I find rocketdog are wider than converse, but they don't do heels or wedges as far as I know.

I love camper and they do heels.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 09-Jul-15 11:05:46

the plus size stores sell eee that might be ok? Evans, Simply be, Yours clothing, next do an extra wide fit range as well. New look do wide fit as well, but they might only be a E or EE

Deeznutz Thu 09-Jul-15 13:19:55

How about Conker shoes? They have a made to measure service and their boots are wonderfully comfortable. Yes they are expensive but when you think cost per wear. They offer you samples of leather in any colour and different finishes. Their online site is limited so better to email/telephone as they offer more choice.

Deeznutz Thu 09-Jul-15 13:21:32

Oxygen shoes are wide too.

MumOfTheMoment Thu 09-Jul-15 13:27:58

I have Hotter Appledore which are ballet pump-ish. So so comfy. Agree with a pp who said you have to sift through the old lady styles but there are some real gems. Some available in extra wide but not all though.

summerlovingliz Thu 09-Jul-15 13:32:35

Good old M&S have a good selection of wide fit shoes and they are surprisingly trendy smile

MumOfTheMoment Thu 09-Jul-15 14:47:23

Well I've just ordered some pumps thanks to this thread hmm

Purpleball Thu 09-Jul-15 14:52:35

I get most of mine from Evans or Clarks. I also have fit flops but some are wider than others. Buying shoes online never tends to end well. I tried JD Williams for wedding shoes and one pair fit out of the 6 I ordered

ouryve Thu 09-Jul-15 14:54:03

I'm 5.5 EEE with the complication of needing arch support or some other structural support in a shoe, plus a further complication of an old foot injury that makes a lot of styles painful to wear. I find that brands that come up with the goods tend to be the German style ones - Josef Siebel, Rieker. Merrel do some wide options, but they're also wide around the heel, which is no good if you have duck feet like me, as they move to much. I like vivobarefoot when I won't be walking too much anf having to sit around a lot, as they don't feel too constricting. Birkenstocks work if you don't have toes that are straight across (so again, rubbish with duck feet). I have some fab boots by Camel Active an all my proper trainers are Nike as many of their styles are very wide in the toe friendly.

ouryve Thu 09-Jul-15 14:57:48

Oh - and don't be afraid to sift through the crap in Clarks. Some occasional gems in there amongst it all. Even their "D" fittings often have a nice high instep which makes them roomier than a standard D.

DialsMavis Thu 09-Jul-15 15:01:46

My feet are wide but I don't know the actual width fitting. New look wide fit Re always ok on me, they are very cheap too.

fiftyval Thu 09-Jul-15 15:13:05

I share your pain OP. I have wide feet and high arches so many styles are far too tight. I have found some of 'Fly' shoes to be very good but usually go up a size.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 09-Jul-15 15:29:28

Hotter shoes aren't wide,bothered might be a couple of styles that are but the majority aren't.

Evans, M and S, Clarks ( I'm currently swimming an a pair from there atm!) Pavers is good too .

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 09-Jul-15 15:30:29

Bothered?confused Not sure why my iPad said that!

ouryve Thu 09-Jul-15 16:17:39

And agreed that the standard "wide" fitting in Hotter isn't that wide. It's an EE and often not that generous in the toe box. Their extra extra wide range is very small and only mostly in granny beige (no offence meant to grannies, but while I will happily embrace middle age, I am not an old lady, yet, despite crap feet.)

"Though there" dame?grin

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