Mar 11, 2009

Some thanks are in order. First of all, thanks to Mouse for the Fats Waller link. How do you not love that guy? I'm not sure that the derby was the best hat choice given the size of his head, but he was spectacular. Thanks, Kimy. Secondly, thanks to all my friends for all the fine links for people with giant feet. Unfortunately, my problem is not where to look, but the garish collection of freak wear that I find when looking. Not to mention that the current crop of youngsters has the fashion sense of barbarians. Everything available is just plain butt ugly. So, the search goes on. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

10 comments:

Steve said...

I'm sure no one's ever said that about youngsters before. :)

e said...

Hi Merle,

This might be a stab in the dark for you, but have you ever considered contacting an LPO?

That is someone who makes braces and prosthetic limbs. These often require specialized footwear and many LPO's also order diabetic or other shoes for their patients.

I just got new braces, and my shoes require extra depth for that.
Most of the time I wear New Balance trainers, but in remarking to the LPO that no dress shoes were available for me, no less than three catalogs were presented containing dress shoes!

My orthotist is a great guy with almost thirty years in his profession. He is a great resource.

Just an idea for you. Good Luck!

Julia said...

Hmm, how about www.giantshoesoldguysconsiderattractive.com

;)

Julia said...

I'm teasing. I think your Vans slip ons look just fine.

Squirrel said...

you live in a very warm climate, can't you go barefoot when not at work? it would save wear and tear on the shoes.

Reya Mellicker said...

I am the worst at shopping for clothing of all types, including shoes (which supposedly women are supposed to love shopping for). I feel your pain!

Good luck!

Barbara said...

After 50 (and I am assuming you are), the only thing that really matters is comfort and functionality. Who really cares what they look like any more? Many a pair of cute shoes has been responsible for foot injury -- not that you would be tempted to try cute!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

you are most welcome for the fats link....squirrel does have a creative solution....and if the workplace frowns on bare feet, a little spray paint goes a long way....

e said...

Merle,

I have an award for you on my Blog!

bella rum said...

Dad has large feet too - 14EEE.
I found a pair at a local store and paid a fortune. He doesn't walk much and I'm hoping they last a lifetime.