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Old 07.02.2011, 11:19
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"High and Mighty" is a long established, well known UK retailer of clothing and shoes for above average sized men (is that a good way of putting it? ). They have several stores located around the UK and 3 in Central London. It's been a very long time since I've been in one of the London stores to check out their gear in my then "shopping assistant" capacity to a Mr High and Mighty but will do so again soon, purely out of interest, to see how their range has developed since then. The website looks pretty good to me ... Anyway, happy shopping when you get to the UK and as already mentioned on the thread, don't limit yourself to Clarks alone, even though I am a big fan of their womens range of excellent, stylish and comfortable shoes and boots. Total feet nirvana in my view .
I tried high and mighty shoes a few years ago and they weren't very comfortable at all
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Old 07.02.2011, 11:19
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Re: Me and my big American feet

I'm actually shopping for a pair of dress shoes. Havn't found a style I like, but I will need them in a 12 or 13--didn't know it will be an issue.

I found that women in Switzerland generally have very large feet, figured guys would be the same.
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Old 07.02.2011, 11:24
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I tried high and mighty shoes a few years ago and they weren't very comfortable at all
I second that, and they also seem to be of the opinion that if you are tall, you have zero style. I always hated shopping there when I was younger, luckily there's more choice now.
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Old 07.02.2011, 11:41
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I tried high and mighty shoes a few years ago and they weren't very comfortable at all
Haha! Poor you Pooch sorry, Porschy . (Yeah, I've been checking the KFC thread).

My former Mr Hi&Mi liked them a lot and so am going by that experience but then everyone is different. Clearly they do appeal to some other larger chappies out there . It's good for @dmay to have as many suggestions and recommendations as possible to source and find out for himself what works best for him.

Anyhoo, like you, I love Clarks too!
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Old 07.02.2011, 12:07
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Re: Me and my big American feet

dmay, you can try the Bally outlet in Shönenwerd (about 40 min drive from where you live):
Bally Schuhfabriken AG
Factory Outlet Oeffnungszeiten: Mo-Fr 10-18.30h Do 10-20h Sa 9-17h
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Last time I've been was a couple of years ago with a friend who has size 47EU. They had a good selection of dress shoes in those sizes, starting from 50.- a pair. Given that they retail at 400-500 on Bahnhofstrasse, you might find yourself a great deal!
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Old 07.02.2011, 12:16
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Re: Me and my big American feet

Never had a problem here. I got Australian 12-13 feet, which i think is about 47-48 in switzerland. Picked up some shoes the other day no worries *thumbs up*
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Re: Me and my big American feet

In Lausanne it is near impossible, specially if you are looking for hiking shoes. The biggest they have is size 45. And don't even think about having long legs...
So I am forced to buy my pants and shoes in the motherland. Not that that is so bad, considering it is usually about 20% cheaper than here
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In Lausanne it is near impossible, specially if you are looking for hiking shoes. The biggest they have is size 45. And don't even think about having long legs...
So I am forced to buy my pants and shoes in the motherland. Not that that is so bad, considering it is usually about 20% cheaper than here
Both Dosenbach and Ochsner Sports carry (in-store and on-line) several dress shoe and sports shoe models in larger sizes (it seems up to 48).

These pages are in French but you can change them to German if you wish.

http://www.dosenbach.ch/site/fr/2716.php

Some large size options:

http://www.dosenbach.ch/site/fr/cata...20157200000906

http://shop.ochsner-sport.ch/is-bin/...ogName=ospshop

I have also see larger sizes (even hockey skates in size 48) at Athleticom as well.

For example, there are certain running shoe models that go up to 48 in the "2010 Running" flyer. See page 11 of this flyer for some models.

http://www.athleticum.ch/fr/catalogu...ue-thematique/

As with everything in the larger sizes, you may have to ask them in-store to check the computer at other stores for stock of your preferred model.
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It's probably not much use to you but clarks in the UK (http://www.clarks.co.uk) have all style in a UK 12. If you are ever over on business that's where I get my 13s from. They have some pairs in store occasionally. I just buy all the 13s they have when I go in and then leave with a huge Cheshire cat style grin

Their men's active air shoes are very comfortable

Big fan of Ecco's, as long as aren't too poofy.
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Old 10.02.2011, 20:46
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Re: Me and my big American feet

You can go into any Vögele shoe shop and inspect the larger sizes.

On the Vögeli label are two numbers, for instance "39 - 48" choose a pair you like and go to the cash desk. You then order maybe sizes 47 and 48. Leave your phone number and they call you back after about 5 days (In a broad Swiss dialect) informing you the shoes are there. Try them on and buy the pair that fits you.

Very easy and not expensive at all.

I think you do know there is a difference between US and UK shoe sizes, (US are about half a size smaller) but I don't think the Swiss shops know this.

http://www.voegele-shoes.com/de/Kollektion/Herrenschuhe
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Re: Me and my big American feet

Thanks for the tips; I guess I am just expecting too much, with the average person here being so much shorter than me, they probably only sell one pair of big shoes a year...
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So, I stand a nice, regal height, and I have feet that are proportional to my body. Which means US size 13. Which, in turn, means that the vast majority of Swiss shoe shops carry NOTHING in my size.

While I'm not afraid of internet commerce, shoes are one of those things that I really like to try on before I buy. Everyone's feet are so particular, I hate buying online here.

What do people who stomp out forest fires on weekends do around here for footwear?

To begin with, your size is European size 47, British size 12. And this is a real problem. A suggestion. Get to Zurich and visit Bally on the Bahnhofstrasse right across from the Jelmoli. They are known either to have shoes for special requirements or at least to know alternatives.
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Re: Me and my big American feet

it's not you it is Swiss feet are so tiny...makes me wonder ...sorry back on topic, go across the border
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it's not you it is Swiss feet are so tiny...makes me wonder ...sorry back on topic, go across the border
Rather a strange theory ! A) Shoe sizes 40 to 45 (European sizes) or US-sizes 7-1/2 upto 11-1/2 are not tiny. B) North of the Swiss border is Southern Germany where the feet are not larger than in Switzerland. C) the German shopping place nearest to Brugg would be Waldshut, and there I have some severe doubts whether that would help him at all

And let's face it. His problem is not about nations or continents, but that he has problems with size 47 ! He of course at home knew places to go, but here and right now is a bit in trouble
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Rather a strange theory ! A) Shoe sizes 40 to 45 (European sizes) or US-sizes 7-1/2 upto 11-1/2 are not tiny. B) North of the Swiss border is Southern Germany where the feet are not larger than in Switzerland. C) the German shopping place nearest to Brugg would be Waldshut, and there I have some severe doubts whether that would help him at all

And let's face it. His problem is not about nations or continents, but that he has problems with size 47 ! He of course at home knew places to go, but here and right now is a bit in trouble
*yawn* I do not even know why I bothered to read this....
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*yawn* I do not even know why I bothered to read this....
I do...
Maybe that is why Swiss sometimes seem so cranky and overly serious.

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Re: Me and my big American feet

You can go into any Vögele shoe shop and inspect the larger sizes.

On the Vögeli label are two numbers, for instance "39 - 48" choose a pair you like and go to the cash desk. You then order maybe sizes 47 and 48. Leave your phone number and they call you back after about 5 days (In a broad Swiss dialect) informing you the shoes are there. Try them on and buy the pair that fits you.

Very easy and not expensive at all, you can easily find a size 48 (US 14 ~~ UK 13)

I think you do know there is a difference between US and UK shoe sizes, (US are about half a size smaller) but I don't think the Swiss shops know this.

http://www.voegele-shoes.com/de/Kollektion/Herrenschuhe

For ladies, you can order up to about size 42 (It depends on the shoe style)
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So, I stand a nice, regal height, and I have feet that are proportional to my body. Which means US size 13. Which, in turn, means that the vast majority of Swiss shoe shops carry NOTHING in my size.

While I'm not afraid of internet commerce, shoes are one of those things that I really like to try on before I buy. Everyone's feet are so particular, I hate buying online here.

What do people who stomp out forest fires on weekends do around here for footwear?

MY feet, at sizes 42 to 45, are not really proportional to a body-height of 1.70. I have to accept that the cheaper stuff is too small for me. But Dosenbach for example DOES cater for the size of my feet. And also do for your size
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Why exactly are you two resurrecting this thread? Is it because of the big foot spotting in Yellowstone?
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Why exactly are you two resurrecting this thread? Is it because of the big foot spotting in Yellowstone?
Would assume a post got moved to here:

Shoes for the lady with a slightly larger foot....
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