When woman has 4E width feet; shoe shopping is an exercise in frustration. No cute sandals for those with wide feet. One goes and looks at the cute shoes; sighs; and then goes to buy the ugliest, most expensive, and uncomfortable shoes existing. In fact, I didn’t even know that shoes could be comfortable until in my late 30’s. I would always go barefoot or wear tennis shoes with holes on the sides. So with an upcoming trip to Europe; I’ve been stressing about shoes.
But miracles have occurred and I have 5 new pairs of comfortable shoes. Bought another pair of the standard Birkenstock sandals with extra holes added by the shoemaker for wide feet. Then my mom was able to buy some comfortable and not ugly sandals via mail-order; so I got two pairs (black and gray). I bought a new pair of flip-flops from the men’s department. And then today; I found a pair of 4E width tennis shoes; again from the men’s section of famous footwear. Hurrah!!!!! I have comfortable shoes. Perfect for lots of walking in Europe.