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    Where's best for buying shoes in very large sizes?

    A spin off thread from Shoes Shoes Shoes

    My youngest is 15, 6'2" and wears size 12 shoes. His feet are very narrow too which doesn't help, however I did manage to get something approximating a school shoe from M&S without bankrupting us (£45). I'm assuming that he still has a lot of growing to do.

    There must be several of you who either have large feet or have sons with large feet... where do you find best to buy shoes?

    I've already spoken to the school who are adamant that trainers cannot be worn... the few pairs of very large shoes I've found seem to be a minimum of £70 a pair and entirely unsuitable for playing football in the playground

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    My eldest is a size 12 and we usually managed to get something from Brantano

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    My eldest is a size 12 and we usually managed to get something from Brantano
    Ooh just been on Brantano Footwear - Shoes For All The Family and they do up to size 14 which should see him through the next year or so...! If I cross my fingers it might see him through school... well, maybe not.

    It's a shame our nearest store is 20 miles away. It would be better if he could try them on.

    Thank you @witch

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    Brantano does up to 12 in just about everything and every now and then I find some size 14 shoes there which just about fit. However my typical haunt for large size shoes is Big Shoes UK & Clothing Large Sizes - decent prices and a reasonable selection.

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    One of my tall friends buys from WalkTall as well and recommends them.

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    As someone who had same issue trust me, gets worse!

    Currently UK 16 (17 USA) in shoes and trainers. As mentioned above brantano great for around your kids size. Pod footwear is a good brand they go up to 17 in some designs.

    In terms of trainers generally find it easier and cheaper to buy from USA or Germany. Especially when they got offers

    But yeah, it's a pain!!!

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Ooh just been on Brantano Footwear - Shoes For All The Family and they do up to size 14 which should see him through the next year or so...! If I cross my fingers it might see him through school... well, maybe not.

    It's a shame our nearest store is 20 miles away. It would be better if he could try them on.

    Thank you @witch
    Might be worth a trip just to try on the various makes in his size and then you should be able to order them online in the future?

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    For those of you on the southcoast with large feet... may i recomend Large Menswear, Big and Tall Menswear, Kingsize Menswear - Osbornes Big and Tall Menswear in beer or plymouth. my bro in law has size 14 feet and is 6'4, it's a nice drive down of a saturday from poole!

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    I normally shop here for my shoe needs, found shoes from nowhere else fits properly.

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    Maybe it's just me though

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    I have size 14 feet and get mine from Brantano, quite reasonable prices for the size to! Though not all stores stock over size 12. My last pair of nice/posh shoes I got from High and Mighty, not cheap......!

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