Trying again

@sallypup (43057)
Moses Lake, Washington
February 21, 2021 6:54pm CST
My wide feet and me or its me and my wide feet. Even if I chose to go to Walmart for shoes, the shoes would not fit me. And would be poor quality. The better shoe store, if its still open, is at least a 2 hour drive from me, one way. Yesterday my order of pretty shoes arrived in the mail. Feminine and so lovely. The heel is narrow! Cut narrow though the shoes were advertised as extra wide. I did get my feet into the shoes. My heels immediately screamed. Guess I can put a bandaid on my heel to buffer it while I wear them. My little toes also hollered so these lovely shoes will be worn for the hour or so while I am in a restaurant- put on after I drive there, not at the house. Today I ordered a pair of orthotic sandals that are said to be extra wide and not too old lady looking. I would like to have sandals for summer. These sandals have adjustable straps and are mostly open so that my toes will have room. Wish me luck!
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@rebelann (82053)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Feb
I feel your pain. I have learned that when ordering shoes online you need to stick with the higher end shoes like Clarks if you have special needs. I have a wide foot and high arch so for me it's going to be Clarks, I have ordered shoes from them at least once a year and haven't had a problem.
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@Juliaacv (53309)
• Canada
22 Feb
Most of my shoes are the Clarks brand, they make them in every style and for all occasions.
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@rebelann (82053)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Feb
Same here @Juliaacv I used to buy Easy Spirit but their styles have become uncomfortable
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@sallypup (43057)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Feb
@rebelann I've noticed that Easy Spirit shoes are different now. I will remember about Clarks. My foot sounds like a cousin of yours! Good to hear from you @Juliaacv. I'll check Clarks out.
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@DaddyEvil (33881)
• United States
22 Feb
Uhm.. you know, when I was a kid, I heard women should be barefoot and pregnant. I think you should send those shoes back. I hope the sandals fit.
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@sallypup (43057)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Feb
@DaddyEvil I'm a bit old to be pregnant though often I am barefoot so quit spying on me! I wish it was easy to send shoes back.
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@DaddyEvil (33881)
• United States
22 Feb
@sallypup If Pretty and I are in the house, we're barefoot... But... it's really entertaining to watch you. Yeah, they definitely make it hard to send stuff back so you'd rather keep it than go to all the hassle.
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@sallypup (43057)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Feb
@DaddyEvil Last time I didn't fit into some shoes, I would have only gotten half my money back. It is a big hassle to drive into town to the postal store and get them to print out a return slip. Not worth my time.
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@DianneN (219650)
• United States
23 Feb
I'm wishing you luck! You will never catch me in old lady shoes. Ever! However, I have some great Birkenstocks and Bass sandals that I use for traveling. They are stylish and so comfy. Btw, my width is medium.
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@sallypup (43057)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Feb
@DianneN Lucky you on your shoe size.
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@DianneN (219650)
• United States
23 Feb
@sallypup I am lucky, but not all shoes that I love are comfy enough anymore. I hope you find some pretty and comfy ones and soon.
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@jaboUK (63558)
• United Kingdom
23 Feb
I have the opposite problem - my feet are long and thin. Anything in the size I need is nearly always too wide - I slop about in them.
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@JudyEv (239081)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
Good luck! The open toes are a good idea. I hope the other shoes stretch a bit.
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@moonandstars (46747)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
22 Feb
i feel they make it narrow on purpose.
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@CarolDM (117923)
• Nashville, Tennessee
22 Feb
Sorry you have this problem. I hope you can get to the better shoe store soon. Seems like maybe it would be worth the drive. Good luck on your sandals.
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@LadyDuck (326668)
• Switzerland
22 Feb
It is such a pain when you cannot find the shoes that fit right your feet. I wish you luck for those sandals.
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@LindaOHio (58506)
• United States
22 Feb
I would return those shoes. I have one brand of shoes that I wear that always fit. They are fairly expensive; but they last for years. Good luck!
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@AmbiePam (57673)
• United States
22 Feb
My mom had wide feet, and always had trouble finding shoes.
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@wolfgirl569 (36770)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Feb
Hope they fit a lot better.
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@RasmaSandra (39539)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Feb
That was always my problem with shoes I needed extra wide. The only good thins was back when mom and I were in NYC that we both had the same size whose, She had very narrow feet so if I got some shoes and they still did not fit right she could wear them, Now in Florida I live in Crocs so comfortable,
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@Deepizzaguy (45430)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
22 Feb
Thank you for sharing this post on this site.
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@Juliaacv (53309)
• Canada
22 Feb
I have a wide foot also, and find that the lower priced shoes just don't cut it. I have learned my lesson and now I only buy good shoes, and always try them on first. I have not purchased any since the pandemic.
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@TheSojourner (31016)
• United States
22 Feb
I have just the opposite problem. I have extra long, with a Greek toe, and my feet and heel are very narrow that I cannot find shoes that fit me properly. I hope you can find something suitable soon.
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