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Wide Feet? No Problem

Posted by Adrian on Jul 10, 2018 10:08:50 AM

When it comes to foot size, things can get kind of controversial. We’re sure that individuals with bigger feet sizes have had to endure a lot teasing in their lifetime or have had trouble finding their shoe size in store, but what if you have bigger feet AND they’re wide? This is a dilemma for a good number of shoe wearers and it can be very discouraging when shopping time comes around.

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Jobs That Require Tons of Standing

Posted by Adrian on Jul 10, 2018 10:07:48 AM
There are many reasons as to why some people prefer an office job vs a job that requires individuals to be on their feet all day. Either way to work for an extended period of time, isn’t healthy on the human body, however, standing on your feet all day contributes to some long-term muscle trouble. According to   webmd.com, “Standing five hours a day contributes to significant and prolonged lower-limb muscle fatigue, a small study concluded. This may raise your risk for long-term back pain and musculoskeletal disorders”.

For individuals with jobs that require a lot of standing, employers often recommend and/or require a certain type of shoe to be worn by employees, so back and other issues are prevented. There are many ways you can treat your sore feet at the end of a long, work day but first, it’s best to ease the pressure off your feet beforehand. For those that are in the food industry, the slip resistant shoes not only keep employees from sliding all over the kitchen, but they’re constructed with particular cushioning foam to help relieve pressure from the bottom of the foot. Wide width shoes are great for men that of course have wide feet but they’re great for those that have wide, flat feet as well. The support our plus size shoes provide are second to none. If you’re interested in finding the best work shoe for your big feet, Browse our large inventory via our website.
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Flat Feet and Their Burdens

Posted by Adrian on Jul 10, 2018 10:05:51 AM
If you have flat feet, then you know that the struggle that come with wearing certain shoes, for a long period of time, can be a nightmare. For women with flat feet, wearing high heel shoes will always require some sort of added arch support. For men with flat feet, dress shoes may be the perfect partner to a classy, suit, but they can be your flat feets’ ARCH nemesis. See what we did there? Fortunately, there’s always a solution to every problem. We offer wide dress shoes that will make you believe you’re walking on clouds.

For wide and flat footed men, a dress shoe that actually caters to the width of their feet, are a heaven sent. Not only are our dress shoes stylish, but their comfort trumps even the most expensive wide width shoes. The Mens Big Dunham Burlington Waterproof Oxford in brown is an example of style combined with comfort. The inside features a nylon stability shank embedded into the midsole to support the arch and help create a smoother gait, and the removable EVA footbed allows you to adjust the Burlington to the depth that your foot requires, while providing all day comfort. This shoe is also Medicare / HCPCS code and may be eligible for Medicare reimbursement.

If you are a Bigfoot who has been struggling to find a comfortable and stylish Big Oxford Dress Shoe, your search is over.
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Big Feet Need Fresh Air Too!

Posted by Adrian on Jul 10, 2018 10:04:36 AM

Having rather large feet is neither a gift, nor a curse. If you have a larger than “average” shoe size, it may feel as if your foot size is a curse. Not true. Did you now that large feet can aid you during swimming? The larger the foot, the more motion you get in the pool. Some of the top Olympic swimmers are known to have pretty big feet. It’s like having your own built-in pair of flippers!

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Why Rollbar Makes Superior Running And Walking Shoes

Posted by Adrian on Jul 10, 2018 10:03:56 AM
If you have unusual sized feet, you want the most comfort for your feet that you can get.  Quality shoes are probably not simple to find in your size, so once you see them, you want something perfect for your feet. 
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Shoes for Wide Feet

Posted by Adrian on Jul 10, 2018 10:03:20 AM
Wide feet need the right type of shoes that provide style and comfort. Often times, our foot width is considered while shopping for shoes. The final decision is narrowed down to whether someone has a wide or narrow feet and which style fits best. Most individuals have a narrow foot, so shoe shopping may be easier. However, for those that have a wide foot, finding the right fit can be quite a task.
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Why Having Big Feet Is Amazing

Posted by Adrian on Jul 10, 2018 10:03:15 AM
At XL Feet, we say that “Fitting Extra Large Feet Is No Extra Large Feat! ®” yet, do we ever think of all the advantages to having big feet? Below, you’ll find some of the most prominent benefits to the tremendous asset of your feet. 
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Big Mens Wool Socks to size 17

Posted by Adrian on Jul 10, 2018 10:02:39 AM
Large size and big mens wool socks have always been known as a superior sock with inherent properties that really do a foot good.  Merino Wool  Socks are made from merino wool, the finest wool used in high-end athletic footwear.  This wool comes from the merino sheep. Originally from Alentejo, South Portugal, these sheep have been prized for their wool since the Middle Ages.   Woven wool garments have dated back thousands of years, but since the dawn of time,  there have been guys with big feet  who couldn't  find large size wool socks for men that fit. Today they finally can.  XLFeet makes available  a wide variety of Extra Extra Large Merino Wool Athletic socks for outdoor enthusiasts and for guys who just want a quality wool sock to wear around the house.  In the past, hikers, runners, hunters and mountain climbers alike have complained about socks that get wet, stay wet, bunch, slip and cause blisters. With new technology being used in the construction of athletic footwear, finally hikers, hunters, runners, and mountain climbers with large and wide feet can sigh a breathe of relief. 
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Where to Find Big Mens Large Water shoes to EEEEE - 5E Wide

Posted by Adrian on Jul 10, 2018 10:01:35 AM
Summer time is filled with fun, and when most paint the image of summer in their imagination, it usually includes a beach and some sun.  With all the fun to be had, and memories to be made with the ones we care about, men with big feet and or guys who wear wide shoes, face a challenge not shared by the masses. 

If you can remember the last time you hit the beach, or showered off before taking a dip in the pool, you probably never thought twice about how convenient it was to just slip into your sandals or water shoes and proceed to another fun day in the sun.  For the men of the world with wide feet and sizes 13+ however, our last memory of such an experience dates back to the when were about 13 years old.  Most of us with with extra large feet find that our shoe size matches our age until our mid to late teens, and this is where our challenge begins.

I wear size 16 Wide and until I had access to large water shoes from XLfeet, I was the guy who generally felt left out as I watched all my friends snorkel in the ocean.  I had the opportunity to join them, but not without exposing my bare feet to jagged rocks and sea urchins. 

Most think it's so simple and hardly worth making a fuss about, but water shoes are yet another item where access is a challenge for those with big feet.  At least for the summer of 2014 XLfeet does not make XL Water Shoes, but makes XL Water Shoes available.  The two most popular big mens water shoes are The Keen Newport, and the Propet Endurance and Explorer for different reasons.

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Why Do They Always Discontinue My Favorite Big Men's Shoes in Large Sizes?

Posted by Adrian on Jul 10, 2018 10:00:48 AM
It is difficult enough to track down footwear that not only feels comfortable, but looks good.  This further complicated when you have big feet and require large size shoes say 13, 14, 15, or larger.  Recently there was a company which made such a move and it shed some light on this phenomenon.  You must first get some background about the company it involves.

There is very famous manufacturer of Italian Shoes you may have heard of named Pantofola d'Oro which has been making quality shoes in Italy since 1886.  Their story is pretty interesting too.  They began as a family owned cobbler shop in Ascoli Piceno, Italy.  They specialized in wrestling shoes at first and this eventually led  them to football boots (what we Americans refer to as soccer).  With a growing list of high-end clients and building reputation for excellence, they were on there way.  There is even a story about a famous football player from the 50's who said during a fitting, "these are not football boots, they are golden slippers."  They didn't know it at the time, but that nickname was going to stick.  Later, Pantofola d'Oro, which is Italian for "golden slipper", became the label's official name.  After serving Europe for more than a 100 years, Pantofola d'Oro has recently expanded there distribution to North America in a major way.  It has been no small feat to make such an expansion, and based on their history how could you blame them?

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