Safety Boots, I need some really really wide ones.

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Not sure if this is the right place, but I guess safety equipment is part of ones tool kit :D

I'm after suggestions where to try and get some decent safety boots, the problem being that I have very wide feet. Let me put that last bit into context ...
Those of a certain age will remember when Clarks shoe shops had a machine that children could put their foot into and it displayed the size and width on a screen. As I recall, Clarks made a big thing of selling four widths (C, D, E, and F) and the machine had a scale from A to H. I went off the scale :eek:
Recently I bought some (ordinary) shoes from an outfit that specialises in wide fittings. I bought the widest they do and still had to get three sizes (that's a whole inch longer) too big in order to get the width I need. Having a good inch of extra length on the end of your shoes it a bit of a nuisance at times. Still, not as bad as one time I went into a local shoe shop and the assistant just didn't listen when I pointed out the width of my feet - she just kept bringing ever longer 'winklepickers' until all I needed was to curl the ends up and I'd have had jesters shoes :rolleyes:

With most safety shoes or boots, my toes don't even reach the steel toecap.

In fact, for those that recall, in the Lord of the Rings films, you sometimes see the hobbit's bare feet - that's the sort of shape mine are, hence why I find it difficult to get good footware :cry:

So, anyone know where I might get some good really, really, really wide fitting safety boots ? My preference is for ankle length.

Oh yes, and this is mostly for DIY etc, but I occasionally need them for work (mostly cable installation in commercial buildings).
 
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This place has up to 6E's wide.
That's where I got my last pair of ordinary shoes from - nowhere neaar wide enough :eek:
Alternatively some othorpedic shoemakers can produce or modify safety books here and here
Looks promising - not what you'd call local though. The one in London reckon on three visits. Perhaps I should buy one of those "mould a copy of <something> in rubber" kits and make some copies of my feet to send them :!:
 
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My mate was a foot double for Daniel Radcliffe in the first Harry Potter film.
 
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I gave up trying to get a wide fitting size 12 in a safety boot, can get a pair on but cripple me after 3 mins.
 
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Have a look at http://tinyurl.com/62r4p3l

I've got very wide feet and find these ideal.
Hmm, they look like "standard shape" boots to me. I doubt if my toes would reach anywhere near the toe-caps by the time I had them wide enough.

I spoke to Twigg at Carlisle - he mentioned that he was working on a width J last at the time :eek: but he can't do safety shoes/boots. He recommended Bolton Bros at Newcastle.
Going to be £400<something> quid for a first pair (which includes them making a pair of lasts - wooden feet to build the shoes on) and then there's a 15% discount on future orders. While that's a lot of cash, I don't begrudge them that for comfortable shoes - it's having to get to Newcastle (at least twice) that puts me off.

Funny how this conversation makes me think of Frogstar B :D
 
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