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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?