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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?
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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 !!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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...
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Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?

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

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

I was looking for wide size dress shoes/boots and I found this Swiss Brand. They provide online customization and wide EE and EEE.

www.merrimium.com
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Re: Where can I find REALLY wide shoes?

I have a bunion on my left foot (hereditary, got it from my mum) and have had shoe problems for years. When I find something comfy that looks nice I buy pairs in different colours. Unfortunately I end up having a right shoe that looks perfect and a left shoe that's mangled so I've decided to bite the bullet and find out about having the op to straighten my big toe out.
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I have a bunion on my left foot (hereditary, got it from my mum) and have had shoe problems for years. When I find something comfy that looks nice I buy pairs in different colours. Unfortunately I end up having a right shoe that looks perfect and a left shoe that's mangled so I've decided to bite the bullet and find out about having the op to straighten my big toe out.

I have heard that it comes back but I guess you must have done enough research.
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I have heard that it comes back but I guess you must have done enough research.
My bunion has not grown back. I think it somewhat depends on what they have to do in the operation and the skill of the surgeon, as well as how the patient behaves post-op and long-term. I saw an orthopedic surgeon in CH last year. He removed the screw that was still there after all this time, as it was bothering me. He was super impressed that the bunion had not grown back after all this time and said the surgeon did an excellent job.

But as I said on the other thread, it's no picnic to do the recovery. I recommend trying non-surgical options if one can.
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