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Help with shoes for someone with big feet....

Glade

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late March 2025
Hi eeryone, I was wondering if anybody had some help for someone with big wide feet?
I take a size 15 US shoe normally, and i also have a 4e wide foot. This really hampers my selections.

I have checked as many sites as i know of, and no Joy. If anybody has a link or help, that would be great.
 
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Men's Speedgoat, 15 W in some colors (others colors in that size are on backorder). I didn't check their other models.
 
Also New Balance carries widths and large sizes. Go to the website to look. My husband wears this brand almost exclusively and likes the Fresh Foam trail runners for Caminos.

He wears Lowa brand Renegade boots for winter or mountain hiking.
 
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Altras Lone Peak have a very wide toe box and are really comfy for me in my axtra large wide feet.
 
Altras Timps also have that same wide toebox and some sizes have wide widths, too. My size 14 wide feet are very happy in them, though they are notoriously not long lasting (good for one camino only!)
 
14 EEE here
Consider Merrell Moab mid boots or Danner.

REI in the US is a great resource, with retail and online options; and Merrell has its own online store. I have yet to see many wide shoes at the Merrell retail stores.
 
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Just as an FYI, in 2018 walking the Camino del Norte, I ran into a serious footwear problem. One pair of shoes I brought with me was too tight in the toes for the long sometimes steep downhills on the del Norte, and my other pair pf shoes blew out near Po. I wear 12 1/2 or 13 US (47-48 euro) size depending on the shoes. Finding anything larger than a 45 was very challenging!
I wasted a day looking around Ribadesella and Llanes. Finally decided I had to go either to Oviedo or Santander. Took a train to Santander and in the Decathlon sporting goods store there they had 3 pairs of shoes that seemed to fit me. Thank goodness that pair I bought in Santander lasted all the way to Fistera.
I would suggest that whatever shoes you have work equally well on flat, uphill, and downhill, and take a 2nd pair with you, because based on what I saw, I doubt if you will find size 15’s (what would that be, a 53 or 54 metric? You might have to go all the way to Barcelona or take the ferry from Santander to Plymouth to find shoes in that size!

if you are into sandals, I believe that Bedrock can help you.
 
Hola @Glade, I simpathise with your problem. Whilst my own feet are not as large as yours I had to buy a replacement pair of street shoes (not trekkers or trainers) in Europe. It was very difficult.
You do not advise your country location but I think you might have to go to an online supplier (REO?), or in a major city - in the US, Canada, UK or Australia - find a shoe retailer that specialises in those +++ sizes.
Best of luck. Cheers
 
Thanks everyone, and i live in Australia. I have found shoes online in other countries that go to size 15 US, but the same brands online store only go to about 13US here. Maybe they thing us aussies only have small feel lol.
 
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Maybe call your local university basketball team equipment manager and ask where
some of the players obtain shoes.
The big guys have big feet.
My 15 year old neighbor wears size 18 US shoe, is 6 feet 4 inches tall, and is still growing.
Good luck and please post what solution worked.
Thanks.
 
Hi eeryone, I was wondering if anybody had some help for someone with big wide feet?
I take a size 15 US shoe normally, and i also have a 4e wide foot. This really hampers my selections.

I have checked as many sites as i know of, and no Joy. If anybody has a link or help, that would be great.
Check out this link in the UK
call on 01604 831271 / 831751

telephone lines are open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm
 
Check out this link in the UK
call on 01604 831271 / 831751

telephone lines are open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm

But they aren't wide, he is 4E (as am I). Their guide only goes up to 2E.
 
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