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Hey everyone I figured this would be a great place to get suggestions and thoughts on what others have found.

I'm looking for some new riding boots but have wide feet (4E) and big calves so tall boots usually don't work very well.

Most of the actual touring / riding boots that I've seen / tried on so far have been extremely narrow and very uncomfortable.

I'm sure I can't be alone in this so I hope you can give me some suggestions with specific names or better yet links would be great as I'd prefer not to go with something custom at this point.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I have the same basic problem and went thru may different boots. I finally settled on a pair of Wolverine Durashock work boots. Non steel toe and look like Danner's. Lined and waterproof. Most comfortable boot/ shoe I have ever worn
 

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Hey out there inBoston. :waving:Do they have a Red Ring Shoe Store near you? They have some pretty cool riding boots and generally can get you a pair in a special size. I wear their boots when driving OTR. They seem to last forever.
 

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I have had the best luck at Walmart, had to get a pair (EEE) on the way to Montrose.
Found a pair of "Herman Survivors" for $47.00. fit like a slipper.:waving:
 

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My feet measured out at 6E in one store, 4E in another store. Buying shoes or boots comes down to IF anything fits, rather than a shoe, or a boot, or a sandal, or leather, or cloth, or...........

High arches compound the problem, wide squared toe print, not the squished in pointy look some have.

Very frustrating.

I was in Shepler's Western Wear the week before Montrose, and found one pair of boots that I could wear on a bike. Not walking mind you, but at least while riding a bike.

They were a lace up boot from the toe joint up. Let me leave them loose so they spread out a bit. Toe box actually big enough not cramp my toes while sitting down.

Options are few for me.
 

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Can't get much better than what the US Government issues to our Marines.

Come in any size you want/need, come in choice of black or sand tan, designed to be marched or run in for days on end, support the ankles perfectly, and can be found for about $50 in almost any military surplus store.
 

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Not in 1961 did the US Navy issue shoes that fit...Trust me....We had two recruits sent home on medical discharges over developing "fallen arches" ...Both of these guys were from Louisiana and I mean from out of deep Creole country, one was way over 6 ft 5in or better, the other was a heavy old boy, but he was as quick as they came... It was all the rest of us could do to keep from laughing when these two recruits answered roll call, there were several others from Louisiana but these two had that drawl from, well I think you all have met one or two in your lives.....

Now I understand that has changed and I'm looking for some good riding boots as well, so I may look into those military type boots....At work I wear these "Swat Team" type boots, lace up leather with nylon inserts, to "breathe", they have rubber soles that look like hiking boots in a way, and have a zipper on the sides...They are made by "Magnum" they are good boots for the kind of work I'm in, but they are not water proof....I have found that out several times having to get out in the rain with them...So as far as riding with them..... nope.....
 

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okie11 wrote:
I have the same basic problem and went thru may different boots. I finally settled on a pair of Wolverine Durashock work boots. Non steel toe and look like Danner's. Lined and waterproof. Most comfortable boot/ shoe I have ever worn
I have a pair and love them,(hated the steel toe ones)but not for riding,when I put my foot down I don't want it toslide,they have no grip compared to my riding boots.



Which are great for riding but not so great for doing very much walking in.

So I too, am still on the look for the perfect boot.
 

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Ditto on the ankle support, non-steel toe & all-around comfort, riding & walking.



My feet need a size 14W, but I can get them at Wallys + waterproof and as good as big $ brands I've tried. I learned the necessity of waterproof the hard way.

There's the best boots I ever had in my avatar, [for me, at least]. :walker:
 

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funhouse69 wrote:
Hey everyone I figured this would be a great place to get suggestions and thoughts on what others have found.

I'm looking for some new riding boots but have wide feet (4E) and big calves so tall boots usually don't work very well.

Most of the actual touring / riding boots that I've seen / tried on so far have been extremely narrow and very uncomfortable.

I'm sure I can't be alone in this so I hope you can give me some suggestions with specific names or better yet links would be great as I'd prefer not to go with something custom at this point.

Thanks in advance.
4E wow, that's not wide, try 6E and in a size 8. :DI have mine made at Friedson Brothers in your area of the US. At http://www.fineboots.com a little pricey, but look at my foot and you will see why. One foot has a higher arch than the other as well, due to a bad brake (yep on a motorcycle) many years ago.
 

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SpiderBob wrote:
funhouse69 wrote:
Hey everyone I figured this would be a great place to get suggestions and thoughts on what others have found.

I'm looking for some new riding boots but have wide feet (4E) and big calves so tall boots usually don't work very well.

Most of the actual touring / riding boots that I've seen / tried on so far have been extremely narrow and very uncomfortable.

I'm sure I can't be alone in this so I hope you can give me some suggestions with specific names or better yet links would be great as I'd prefer not to go with something custom at this point.

Thanks in advance.
4E wow, that's not wide, try 6E and in a size 8. :DI have mine made at Friedson Brothers in your area of the US. At http://www.fineboots.com a little pricey, but look at my foot and you will see why. One foot has a higher arch than the other as well, due to a bad brake (yep on a motorcycle) many years ago."


Dude thats not a foot, thats a square. :shock: Jay
 

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Dude thats not a foot, thats a square. :shock: Jay
I was thinking more along the lines of a flipper. :cheeky1::cheeky1:
 

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Big Port Jimmy 6 wrote:
Dude thats not a foot, thats a square. :shock: Jay
I was thinking more along the lines of a flipper. :cheeky1::cheeky1:
Funny you should mention that, I was a good swimmer, a natural you might say:cheeky1:
 

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Ok so in hind sight I don't have wide feet compared to some but it seems like most "Riding" or "Touring" Boots I have the the widest feet ever.

I had a friend suggest the same boots that police wear they are typically made by Bates and apparently come in many different sizes he claims that they are the most comfortable boots he's ever worn. This seems to coincide with the comment earlier about the military boots.

Now I just have to find a place around me that sells them so I don't have to play shipping tag trying to find one that I like.
 

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Wesco You can get custom sizing or off the rack. They are the most comfortable boots I can remember owning. They are also the most expensive. They look like they are built well enough that they may be a bargain at that price. I've only had mine about a year so can't say for sure on that.

Walter
 

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Nice thanks Dave (again) for the suggestion. I will have to take a trip out there when their isn't a Pat's game or event going on :)
 
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