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Old 08-31-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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Big-Footed Americans unite! Why don't shoe companies make half sizes for us?

I need at 12.5! Not a 12, not a 13. A TWELVE AND A HALF? Europeans don't start lumping their big-footed people in broader size classes.

If someone can point me to a decent American shoe company that makes and distributes a 12.5 I will be a customer for life.

/end rant. Sorry.
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...20mens%20shoes
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:18 AM
 
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I'm a grown man, I don't wear sneakers anymore! I need real shoes, but thanks for your 12.5 sneaker google search!
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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I have the same problem trying to buy pants. I can find the right length but those folks overseas that make them think all Americans are either shaped like a pickle barrel or they have rickets. As far as shoes go, I wear a size 10 but I know most of the ones I bought that say 10 are either 9 or 11. I even bought a pair where the left shoe was a Hell of a lot tighter than the right shoe. Sometimes I would wear two pairs of socks to make up the difference on shoes that had too much space.
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:40 AM
 
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I have the same problem trying to buy pants. I can find the right length but those folks overseas that make them think all Americans are either shaped like a pickle barrel or they have rickets. As far as shoes go, I wear a size 10 but I know most of the ones I bought that say 10 are either 9 or 11. I even bought a pair where the left shoe was a Hell of a lot tighter than the right shoe. Sometimes I would wear two pairs of socks to make up the difference on shoes that had too much space.
I have the same problem with pants too. And long-sleeved shirts.

It's a nightmare trying to shop at a store unless I'm ready to drop serious cabbage on tailoring.

Long sleeves shirts that are long enough look like I'm wearing a sail. It's like garment manufacturers think tall people have skinny legs and super fat bellies and chests.

And I'm just an average guy... 6'2" 195#

BTW, I should point out that Ecco does make a 12.5

But other awesome shoes like Olukai? No
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Old 08-31-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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Big-Footed Americans unite! Why don't shoe companies make half sizes for us?

I need at 12.5! Not a 12, not a 13. A TWELVE AND A HALF? Europeans don't start lumping their big-footed people in broader size classes.

If someone can point me to a decent American shoe company that makes and distributes a 12.5 I will be a customer for life.

/end rant. Sorry.
I buy 13s and if they are slightly too large I insert a running shoe insole. It's awesome!
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Old 08-31-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Everyone with my waist size is a fat dwarf or an NBA forward.

I also wear a 12.5 shoe. I just shop for a 13 in brands that are known to be a little smaller than the stated size and/or wear a sock to fit. I have a selection of thick hiking socks I use with my roomier shoes.
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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I'm a grown man, I don't wear sneakers anymore! I need real shoes, but thanks for your 12.5 sneaker google search!
12.5 and made in the USA.

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Old 08-31-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Just have to say, it was very funny reading through the following thread and then coming over here...

Why do people swear so much?

Anyway, as a corollary to this, I dated a tall model in New York for years, and she could never find size 12 shoes, unless she went to men's. So in hot weather she wore flip-flops, and in winter high-top Keds.

From the calves up she was gorgeous.
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Old 08-31-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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Anyway, as a corollary to this, I dated a tall model in New York for years, and she could never find size 12 shoes, unless she went to men's. So in hot weather she wore flip-flops, and in winter high-top Keds.
Maybe she could look into the stores that cater to the crossdresser and transgender population (if you search online for places that sell larger women's sizes you should find some).
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