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aeg 05-15-2012 12:21 PM

boat shoes - women's wide, lace up??
I have a lot of foot problems and have to wear custom orthotics. I'm going sailing Memorial day weekend and I can't find lace up boat shoes (those that look like tennis shoes) in a wide width to accommodate the orthotic. I will end up walking out of loafers if I put orthotics in them. Any ideas of a place that I can order from online? I've been told that I cannot wear my tennis shoes, but at this point, it's either sneakers or being in pain and miserable for 4 days.


mstern 05-15-2012 12:36 PM

Re: boat shoes - women's wide, lace up??
Sperry offers much of their inventory in both wide and extra wide widths. Check out their website.

aeg 05-15-2012 01:55 PM

Re: boat shoes - women's wide, lace up??
Thanks. I already checked their site. The loafers I've seen in wide, but not the lace up type. If I've missed a pair, please post the URL.

wingNwing 05-15-2012 04:48 PM

Re: boat shoes - women's wide, lace up??
Have you looked at men's styles? Order about 1 or 1-1/2 sizes smaller than you would wear in women's shoes.

T37Chef 05-15-2012 08:08 PM

Would Keens work?

RedHorizon 05-16-2012 01:11 AM

Re: boat shoes - women's wide, lace up??
My wife loves her keens, but the contoured insole may not work for custom orthotics. Sperry offers their original 2 eye shoe in wide widths. While its not an athletic type shoe, it does lace:

Sperry Top-Sider - Women's Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe

Another one to consider is Sebago. They have a three eye lace style in wide:

Women's Sebago Castine Dress Shoes -

sailingfool 05-16-2012 08:21 AM

Re: boat shoes - women's wide, lace up??
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You can get some boat shoes with a discount at

These folks have marine specialty shoes
http://www.whitecapsfoulweathergear....ocks_11.aspxat a discount

This company has the most complete inventory of marine shoes, and expert staff:
Team One Newport

latitudes 05-18-2012 11:58 AM

Re: boat shoes - women's wide, lace up??
I'm very happy with my sebagos in wide. they also stretch a bit too.

cthoops 05-18-2012 12:24 PM

Re: boat shoes - women's wide, lace up??
How about Zappos? Easy to quickly narrow done what you're looking for, and free shipping both ways.

tomandchris 05-20-2012 12:14 AM

Re: boat shoes - women's wide, lace up??
I think if you are after a athletic look deck shoe in wide you are going to be out of luck or extremely lucky. A few years back Sperry had a mutual deal with New Balance and they made shoes in wide for men and I believe women. When they discontinued them I bought three pair and I have not seen them offered in mens, let alone womens, since.
You may want to bite the bullet and get a pair of Sperry Billfish or similar as they are available in wides.
Good luck

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