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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:22 am 
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Apart from Clarks are there any other places/brands that come up slim fitting or have width fittings?

My DD has always been an E fitting and was a 5.5E last year (yr 7). We took a trip to Clarks to try on the 6Es I had ordered to store only to be told that her feet have had a growth spurt and she in now a 7D (verging on 7.5C in one foot). This is a nightmare - we have ordered in the 2 styles Clarks could offer in this size but does anyone else have other suggestions if they don't fit?

It's my own fault as I was a size 7 at the beginning of senior school but not particularly tall - I eventually grew into the feet and reached 5'11".
DD is currently only 5' but hopeful :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:34 am 
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Clarks are your best bet, I think. They should be ok as DD has just got her new pair - 7E:
http://www.clarks.co.uk/c/girls-school-shoes (No Breeze)

Sorry I don't know of any other places.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:48 am 
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thanks - hopefully whatever they are getting in will fit. Luckily she knows she just has to have what fits and long ago gave up on having fashion shoes. Just cursing that we bought new Converses at the start of the summer and they are already a bit snug.
No idea what the grandparents fed her!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:32 am 
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Start-Rite were always very good for awkward feet. Not sure if they are still going though


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:36 am 
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Just checked, Start-rite are still going , they do a D width. They have quite a good website.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:57 am 
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My DS has narrow odd sized feet, think it worse with boys.
He's a D / E fitting but luckily has small feet for a 15yr old. Left foot size 7.5 and Right foot 8.5! Lace up are best, slip-ons the worst for narrow feet.
I really have to shop around as it's so difficult to find E fitting shoes in stock at Clarks (on-line or in-store). We live in Herts, but I've previously reserved shoes from the Exeter store and done a detour whilst on holiday to pick them up.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:27 am 
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Start-rite are great as if nothing fits and you have to send the shoes back they credit back all the delivery charges and they have free returns anyway.

I was a size 9 when I started in year 7 and in those days it was impossible to get large sized women's shoes. I am not sure that I have ever grown into my feet :(


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:44 pm 
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7.5 is a terrible size to be especially in the UK. Narrow is even worse.

One I have heard of is Special Feetures, might be worth a look, but haven't tried myself yet.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:59 pm 
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I tried to convince DD a few years ago that designing shoes for little girls with big/long feet was the way to go when we had real problems finding child-friendly bridesmaids' shoes. She doesn't think she'd be good at it anymore.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:37 pm 
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Thanks all - the 7Ds slip a bit at the heel but I had to buy them as they were the best we came across. I have got some heel grips to see if that helps - my memory of them is that the glue always melted and they slid around but hopefully technology has improved since then.


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