What are wider fit shoes?
You often hear the term wider fit shoes, but what does this actually mean?
When it comes to width, people usually categorise their feet as simply narrow, standard or wide. Wider fit is a general term to describe anything that would be a wider fitting than the shoes you typically find on the high street.
Wider Fit Shoes Range From An E Fitting to an 8E Fitting
Technically, standard width shoes are classified as a D fitting. Wider fit shoes range from an E fitting to an 8E fitting. The difference between an E-width fitting (a little wider than high street shoes) and an 8E fitting (extremely wide with extra depth) is huge!
As you can see, the term wider fit shoes is very general and not that helpful when it comes to finding shoes that fit correctly.
Companies often use the term to let customers know they offer wider fittings. However, it doesn't tell customers what width they are or how many width fittings they have in stock. We often find companies use this term but only have one wide fitting available.
If you want to know more about width fittings, we have an in-depth article on the different width fittings for you to read. It covers the different width fittings and explains how they differ. For example, did you know that once shoes go to a 4E fitting, footwear starts to get deeper as well as wider to accommodate medical foot conditions such as bunions, oedema and hammertoes?
We are Wider Fit Specialists!
All of the shoes at Wide Shoes are wider fitting, so if you have narrow or standard-width feet, then we are not the shop for you.
We cover the complete range of wider fit shoes, which includes nearly 8 different width fittings, to ensure we have the right fitting for you.
Every pair of feet is different, so it is essential we keep all wider fittings in stock to ensure we get you the correct fitting so your toes are comfortable and your feet feel supported.
Many of our customers have become accustomed to having a minimal choice in footwear, but customers visiting our wider fit shoe shop or buying online can choose from over 100 styles and fittings.This allows our customers to choose a shoe that suits their style, or to buy one to fit an occasion, rather than having to buy one simply because it fits- an experience many of our customers have had when visiting other stores.
Measure The Width Of Your Feet
Most people can answer the question 'What is your shoe size?' but when asked 'What is your width fitting?' they have no idea.
If you don't know your width fitting then you are not alone!
If you are visiting our website it is probably because you have problems buying footwear from the high street so we would definitely recommend you take some time to measure the width of your feet.
It is a simple process and only takes 5 minutes.If you have mobility issues then ask a friend or partner to help you measure.
It will allow you to use the filters on our website to search for a wider fit shoe that gives you the correct amount of width for a comfortable fitting.Simply select your width fitting from the filters to view the shoes in that width.
Visit Our Wider FIt Shoe Shop
If you prefer a one to one appointment or would like some professional advice then why not visit our wider fit shoe shop?
One of our experienced customer service staff will check your width fitting and discuss your personal requirements, before showing you shoes in your size and fitting.