Xl Feet Blog

  1. H Width Work Boots

    With so many sizes to choose from, trying to find the right shoes that fit can be a nightmare. However, it is important that you do it because it is crucial for the health of your feet, improves hygiene, and keeps your shoes in the right shape, allowing them to last longer. In order to achieve that, you will need to know how narrow or wide your foot is.

    Most of our customers who walk in or call us state that they’ve been wearing ‘H’ width, a size that is only used by the Most Famous Minnesota Boot manufacturer and does not allow their work boots to be sold online. Their ‘H’ width happens to fit almost as wide as what the rest of the industry labels as 4E wide. These customers end up going with either 4E or 6E wide in brands we do sell and end up reporting that the boots we sell in 4E are wider than the manufacturer’s “H” width. Additionally, these customers never end up going back to “H’ width.

    Once they try either our 4E’s made by Carolina or 6E’s made by Avenger and Hoss Boots, they find them to be more comfortable and generous in fit. These boots are also priced lower than those of the Long-Famous Minnesota Boot Manufacturer.

    If you’re looking for sturdy and comfortable work boots to replace your ‘H’ width shoes or simply for your wide feet, XL Feet is the place!


    CAROLINA BOOTS

    Big men's composite toe boots size 7-13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 are quite a treat for the man with big feet. We carry them in wide to EEEEEE-6E for those who need wide widths too. For many of the men who need composite toe safety shoes, they prefer composite toe for a variety of reasons. They are lightweight, and they do not conduct the cold like steel toe shoes on those frigid winter days. Another perk to comp toe boots is how they perform whe

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  2. A Beginner's Journal to Find the Right Running Shoes for Big Feet

    We know runners (or non-runners) come in different shapes and sizes and so will their feet. Sometimes finding the right fitting shoes for those large feet individuals can be somewhat challenging. Don’t let the width of your feet discourage you from finding comfortable running shoes! If your shoes are designed for someone with normal width or narrow feet then that may be the cause of your discomfort which can even be why you feel demotivated. 

    At XL Feet, we want to ensure that you walk out a happy customer by making sure that your shoes fit properly and comfortably from heel to toe. Whether you’re purchasing your first wide shoes or your fiftieth, browsing in-store or on our website, we are always here to make that process easier!

    Check Your Shoe Fit:

    We usually advise that you come into our store to get a proper shoe fitting so that we can offer you different models and ensure that you end up with the best running shoe for your foot strike and foot shape. However, if you cannot make it in-store, our customer service representatives are there to happily help you! 

    1. A proper fitting running
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  3. Why Big Mens Large Size Boots Squeak and How to Stop It

    Why Big Mens Large Size Boots Squeak and How to Stop It

    There are few things in life as infuriating (and sometimes embarrassing) as squeaky shoes. It usually starts by noticing the sound and assuming it is coming from somewhere or someone else. Once the realization sets in on the actual source, it becomes nearly impossible not to hear each and every little creak for the rest of the day (internal screaming intensifies).  Life is difficult enough when have big feet.  Who wants their wide mens boots to squeak?

    Luckily, the reason for the noise is often easy enough to pinpoint. Extra Wide Boots are squeaky in three main places: First, it might be coming from the inside of the shoes. Second, it is coming from the outside of the shoe. Third, it could be coming from under the shoe. To find the sound, rock back and forth from the front to the heel. Once the noise’s source is found, solutions can be applied.

    Boot squeaks from the inside

    The most common location for squeaky boots is inside. Usually, this is due to the presence of or a buildup of moisture inside the shoe. This is especially common with wide men's feet to 4E and EEEEEE - 6E wide.  Thankfully, this is also the easiest location to remedy. Start by giving them a quick little dry. Simply put a small amount of fabric softener on a cloth and toss it in the dryer with the boots for no more than 10-15 minutes. Voila!

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  4. Why Large Feet Require a Shoe for Every Occasion

    In a world with what seems like infinite possibilities, one would think that finding the perfect shoe would be a no-brainer. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case for people with an above average shoe size or wider than average width. Looking for cool large shoes can be a real chore, but it does not have to be.

    On top of struggling to even find large shoes or extra wide shoes, people need to also find shoes that fit not only their feet, but also the occasion. A one size fits most approach might work for Halloween, but when it comes to the footwear worn for work, sports, or a wedding, people usually have particular shoes for specific activities.

    Different circumstances call for different shoes

    Although some memes make it seem as though one type of shoe can be worn for many different reasons, the vast majority of people have varying types and styles of shoes with intentionally unique purposes. This social norm makes finding larger shoes that fit all the more important.


    Having large or extra wide feet makes finding extra wide boots for work, extra large sneakers

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  5. How to Choose Between High Top Shoes and Low Top Shoes

    Most people have had the experience of walking into a shoe store and being almost instantly overwhelmed by the number of choices in front of them. What’s unique about shoewear, differentiating it from other items of clothing, is that it finds itself at the intersection of functionality and style. That translates into an almost infinite number of choices.

     

    One of the more common choices to be made is between high top shoes and low top shoes. This choice usually surrounds sneakers but can also be found between high top boots and low top boots as well. So, what are the benefits of each and is one better than the other? That is a seemingly complicated question with a fairly straightforward answer.

    Extra large and wide high top and low top dress shoes on rack Extra large and wide high top and low top dress shoes on rack

    A brief history of high tops

    The mid-1800s saw a huge turning point in the shoe industry when Charles Goodyear first developed vulcanized rubber and the product started to be utilized in the soles of shoes. Initially

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  6. Five Reasons To Get Yourself A Pair Of Men’s Extra Wide Slippers

    You might be one of those people just is just inseparable from your favorite pair of slippers, but you might also be someone that needs a little bit of old fashioned convincing. It might seem obvious why you need to wear a pair of workboots or hiking boots when you’re outside or on the trail, just as it makes sense to wear the right athletic shoes when playing sports or at the gym. And while the title of this piece suggests this will be five reasons to get yourself a pair of men’s extra wide slippers, it’s really just about getting yourself a nice pair of slippers in general. It’s just that since you’re at XL Feet, it’s probably tough for you to find slippers in your size, but we can help with that.

    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that we can help you find a nice comfortable pair of men’s extra wide slippers in your size so you can actually be comfortable around the house. Yet the reasons contained herein are equally applicable in defense of slippers everywhere even if you don’t have extra large feet. Regardless, just as we make it easy for you to find boots, shoes and even socks in the right size, we can set you up with a pair of slippers that will fit you just right. That being said, here are five reasons you might want to get yourself a nice pair of them.

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  7. Big Feet Need Fresh Air Too!

    Having rather large feet is neither a gift, nor a curse. If you have a larger than “average” shoe size, it may feel as if your foot size is a curse. Not true.

    Did you now that large feet can aid you during swimming? The larger the foot, the more motion you get in the pool. Some of the top Olympic swimmers are known to have pretty big feet. It’s like having your own built-in pair of flippers!

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  8. Why Having Big Feet Is Amazing

    At XL Feet, we say that “Fitting Extra Large Feet Is No Extra Large Feat! ®” yet, do we ever think of all the advantages to having big feet? Below, you’ll find some of the most prominent benefits to the tremendous asset of your feet.

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  9. Why Do They Always Discontinue My Favorite Big Men's Shoes in Large Sizes?

    Almost 100% of the Big Men who wear large size 13+ footwear have wide feet.  It continues to baffle me how the manufacturers of big sizes seem to not be aware of this.  Thorogood however, has read the writing on the wall, and they did something about it. 

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  10. Size 18 Men’s Shoes You Can’t Do Without

    Having size 18 feet means spending a lot of hours and probably a lot of money shopping around looking for shoes that actually fit you. That is, of course, unless you have wisely made the decision to shop with us here at XL feet, where you can find nearly any type of shoe you could need in your size, in the styles you want, and at prices that are meant to place.

    In addition, if you are looking for size 18 men’s shoes, you will, at some point or other, have a need for each of these types of shoes. Even if you are a busy professional with no time for the field or the outdoors, or a foreman who has never set foot inside an office, you should make it a habit to be prepared with at least the three following styles of footwear to ensure that you are never caught off-guard.

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