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Old 10-02-2012, 21:13   #16
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Re: Semi-Fat Footed Sailors

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While searching for my first pair of boat shoes (kayakers don't need'em), I am finding it impossible to find "E" or wide boat shoes. Any suggestions? Buying one size too big so I get the width, is just not an option.

Any insight is appreciated.

Bill

you're right, Bill, just buying them longer instead of wider doesn't work (and if they get wet and start rubbing on your heel -- OUCH!)

Simple solution. Buy them online. That's what this fat-footed sailor does!
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Old 10-02-2012, 21:14   #17
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I can't wear Crocs, nor would I care to, personally.

I have occasionally worn Dunham boat shoes, but I tend to bust out of the sides, even after I stretch them a bit with shoe trees. Ever try to repair a shoe tree? The shop's right by the place where they fix buggy whips, calibrate Walker Logs and block fedoras.

Thanks for saving me time by advising me to avoid Rugged Sharks. I think what I really need is to find a basketball player who's inspired by Morgan Freeman instead of Jay Z...and has a boat.

I don't think Crocs make good boat shoes.
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Old 10-02-2012, 22:00   #18
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Re: Semi-Fat Footed Sailors

Sorry Guys, I couldn't try on the Rugged Shark 13 Wide, I'm out of them! I see my West Palm Beach store has a 13 wide Rugged Shark Atlantic and a 13 wide Marlin. I'll get a pair transfered down but I doubt we'll be sending a truck until after the Miami International boat show.
Snore, Hopkins-Carter in West Palm Beach carries Rugged Shark, and apparently has a better selection than the Miami store.
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Re: Semi-Fat Footed Sailors

Yeah, that's what I figured. Sure it isn't the Bush brother nobody mentions? eheheheheh
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Yeah, that's what I figured. Sure it isn't the Bush brother nobody mentions? eheheheheh
That would be the one that was involved with Silverado Savings & Loan before they went tits up.
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Re: Semi-Fat Footed Sailors

Glad you found some shoes that fit well and feel good. In the future, you might try"

Zappos.com

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OnlineShoes.com

They carry EVERY size: short, long, narrow, to EEEEE. My husband had wide feet and this is where I order his shoes.

Free shipping in BOTH directions (if you need to return). So, there is no cost in trying something and sending it back. However, you have to "shop in advance" and allow enough time. No immediate gratification, but no traffic either

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