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Guest 14.09.2011 20:56

Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
I wear US men's size 9.5 EEE (43 extra-wide), and have difficulty finding footwear, so I normally stock up on trips back to the US. Now I need another pair of shoes but don't have the time or the inclination to ship them across the Atlantic.

Anyone here know of specialty stores in the German part? How about across the border in Deutschland?

Sky 14.09.2011 21:10

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
I would suggest getting tailor-made shoes at a real shoemaker.
I've been tempted myself as I have the contrary problem (slender feet) and I'm always losing my shoes !!

14.09.2011 21:56

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
Vögele shoe shop will order extra sizes from their warehouse. You can then decide whether to buy them. I take a EU 48, US 15, GB14 and it works fairly well. I order them, they phone me and I go to the shop and see if I like them.

KeinFranzösisch 14.09.2011 21:59

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
I also have wide feet. Depending on the manufacturer I'm 9.5 EEE to 10.5 EE. And I'm such a stickler about properly fitting shoes that I don't cut corners as SOOOO many salesmen have suggested "here, just try this Nike size 11..." Shove it, Schmoopy.

I'm due for new shoes. I've been looking at my work shoes lately and I'll have to replace them. I keep putting it off because every other time I've tried to shop for shoes in Europe it ends up being a Schmoopy encounter.

Thanks to Sky's suggestion though, I'll try to find some tailor-made shoes! (great idea!!!) If I find a cobbler I'll be sure to post it!

14.09.2011 22:08

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
looking on Internet I found this shop it is about 150 Km from Aargau

http://www.schuhhaus-mueller.com/pro...ex_problem.htm

14.09.2011 22:16

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
http://www.vamos.ch/L/0/Passformberater.a4323.0.html

this site shows where to measure your foot to get European width,

Width E seems to be narrow here! G is normal & M is wide.

With the correct width you could begin to look online.

14.09.2011 22:18

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ittigen (Post 1338784)
Vögele shoe shop will order extra sizes from their warehouse. You can then decide whether to buy them. I take a EU 48, US 15, GB14 and it works fairly well. I order them, they phone me and I go to the shop and see if I like them.

I. A uk 13, us 14 and the mbt shop measured me as being a EUR 49 :confused:

windmillxi 14.09.2011 22:29

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
We have the same problem and suggest you go online - if you advise if the shoes are casual, sporty etc we could suggest some stores...

Markarina 14.09.2011 22:38

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
I used think I had wide feet until I went to a podiatrist and it turned out that I had forefoot varus which means that when I walk my heel role in a lot forcing my toes out and giving the impression that I have wider feet than I actually have.

Not saying that is the case of the people here but may be worth a check and you might be able to get shoes easier, I know I find buying shoes easier these days.

Guest 15.09.2011 00:54

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
I'm looking for sporty shoes...running shoes or cross trainers similar to New Balance. I also buy casual leather outdoor shoes...nothing too extreme for galavanting across glaciers...just good, solid, waterproof shoes that keep a good grip on icy or slushy surfaces.

Phil_MCR 15.09.2011 00:58

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Helvetico (Post 1338705)
I wear US men's size 9.5 EEE (43 extra-wide), and have difficulty finding footwear, so I normally stock up on trips back to the US. Now I need another pair of shoes but don't have the time or the inclination to ship them across the Atlantic.

Anyone here know of specialty stores in the German part? How about across the border in Deutschland?

is that some kind of chat up line because you have an extra-wide...................foot? :msntongue:

ximix 15.09.2011 01:13

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
Clarks offer wide fitting shoes and here's the link to their stores in Switzerland - http://swissgerman.clarks.ch/store-l...iew-all-stores

By the way, I love New Balance cross trainers (in my case, for women) too. :)

kevlegs 15.09.2011 01:47

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
Have you tried the circus??;)

maxvoegtli 15.09.2011 05:15

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
Theres a place in zurich called Sascha's shoe store, its by Baeckerstrasse 15 or look on the website www.saschas.ch. The shop only sells shoes for very big or wide feet. I get all my shoes there and they have a big range of shoes all of a really good quality. I suggest you check it out there

15.09.2011 15:30

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
We have this shop in Bern, but I have never been there as I heard they were expensive, http://www.schneider-bern.ch/index.php

Guest 15.09.2011 17:16

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
I can also recommend Sasha's , I get my casual and smart shoes out of there. They seemed to have a big selection of hiking type shoes, for those so inclined.

Guest 15.09.2011 18:35

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
I checked out Sascha's website, and they seem to only carry shoes size 46 and above.

Guest 15.09.2011 22:07

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
Could be, but they can order in, i'd give them a buzz

Swissgreys 18.09.2011 23:30

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
I also have 'slightly' larger than average feet :o and am a big fan of Lemo Schuh. If you can visit in person they are great, but if not their online store is super easy to use (by Swiss standards) and their range is excellent.

marton 18.09.2011 23:31

Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?
 
Just buy Wellingtons :)


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