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Old 09-13-2012   #1
 
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I'm NOT Sasquatch!

Why do the major makers of river sandals assume that my feet are as wide as a city bus? I've had a couple dozen different styles of Teva and Keen sandals, and they all are so wide that they cannot possibly be tightened-up for comfortable, safe walking.

I've asked Teva and Keen the same question I asked here, and their only suggestion is to buy the next smaller size. Right. Then my toes crash against the end.

But there is ONE sandal that actually fits: Skechers Journeyman, and they actually cost LESS than any Tevas or Keens. I'm offering this link, because I'm sure other people have experienced the same issue.

http://www.skechers.com/style/50492/...n-safaris/brtn

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GEAR SWAP lol
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GEAR SWAP lol
Are you saying that your feet ARE as wide as a city bus? I'm awestruck.
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He'd saying this is the shit that kills the buzz what's this really have to do with the river tell your friend not the community
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Why do the major makers of river sandals assume that my feet are as wide as a city bus?
4EEEE. But at least I don't need swim flippers. Keen McKenzies are the only river shoe that fits my feet like a shoe should. I bought two more pairs after I found out they fit so well, just in case they go out of production soon. Georgia Boot Romeos for every day wear.
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He's saying this is the shit that kills the Buzz. What's this really have to do with the river? Tell your friend not the community.
Cas, I'm not sure, but I think that I corrected your punctuation and spelling (above) to make your statement say what you meant. If not, please correct me.

As to whether this is an appropriate topic for the Buzz, note that it is in the Gear Talk section, and sandals are gear. I sure as hell wish someone had told me where to find sandals in my size, so that I wouldn't have had to wear sandals that didn't fit for the last three decades.
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Size 8 and 11 arent gonna fit my feet regardless of medium or wide
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You know wht the ladies say about big feet...sorry.
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Opposite problem here man. I think most of the shoes/sandals are too skinny. I wish they wouldn't assume my feet are as slim as a pencil
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What size do you wear? I wear a 15. When I am lucky enough to find a "15" I buy it regardless of proper width and fit. The width and length of each brands 15's varies greatly, even between models by the same brand. At this point if my foot goes in it I'll buy it and make it work. I had to do some sewing on my current tevas to keep my heels from sliding out the back. Consider yourself lucky to find anything in your size, as I have gone an entire season with a sandal wrapped with duct tape because everyone is sold out of their 15's. I've thought about cutting off my toes but I figured my balance is poor enough already.
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