Dear Shoe Lady,
I’m currently shoeless. So I came across your site and was mezmerized! I’m currently at 480lbs and 5’11. I measured my foot at 11 inches and the girth at 10 inches and the width at 6 inches. Please help me find the right sneaker!
Dear M. –
I do apologize for the delay in responding! I have been at a NYC Shoe Show, taking a look at spring styles. (More on that to come.) But I’m back to my keyboard now.
Finding hard to find sizes like extra extra wide shoes for women is my reason for being here! Based on your length and width, I am suggesting a size 13WWW for you. (Take a look for yourself at this size chart.) This size is also referred to as a 13 EEEE some places. Please do read my article, About Shoe Widths for more information about how manufacturers think about widths. Basically, they are very imprecise. And you must also consider the shape of your foot with the shape of the shoe.
I definitely suggest velcro or lace up closures or a mary jane strap style for you. I’m guessing that your feet may swell during later parts of the day and you want to be able to give them some extra room.
I wish I had more choices to suggest to you. As of today, I find 10 styles in size 13 Extra Extra Wide (WWW) at this url address. Your best brands are going to be New Balance and Propet. Both companies are just beginning to get in their Fall styles and have pretty much sold out of their Spring styles. So you should have more choices by early September.
Thank you for writing,
The Shoe Lady