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Ok so i hope i am placing this in the right place 

i have very large feet 

for years i have been using new balance for all my shoe needs since the mid 90s 

i am not happy with the slip resistants that new ballanc has now 

an entire row of the slip resistant section on the sole came out and they won't stand behind there product and do the right thing 

because i was honest and told them i stand in them for 6 hours a day sometimes as much as 10 hours a day but i have only had them for 4 months they are not worn down not flat just falling apart 

i have very larg and very wide feet and i use inserts that where custom made for my feet 

and for some stupid reason when i ask the 
Podiatrist about slip resistant shoes they have no idea lol 

 

so i am hoping that one of my fellow Pros here would help me with some sugestions 

i can;t fit in just regular wide sizes 

my regualr shoe size now is a 15 6E wide 

 

ill start out also with saying 

Shoes for crews suck when it comes to shoes that fit me so just saying thats not going to happen 

any ideas ? 

 

thank you 

post #2 of 5

Size 9 ee

I wear custom orthotics and stand 8-10/day 6 days/week for oh... 32 years now?

 

There are two routes you can go, but both routes are based on one fact.

 

If you wear a shoe for more than 4 hrs a day, you need to let it rest at least 24 hours. 

I've worn out $400 custom made leather shoes with steel shanks in less than 6 mths by constantly wearing them day in and day out.

NB will last 6-7 weeks if I give them the "punishment" treatment.

 

So, you can get at least 3 pairs of NB shoes and alternate them.  It also helps to stuff a shoe tree in them when not wearing them so they don't curl up like a cooked prawn.

 

Or, you can get 3 pairs of really nice $400 shoes and alternate them.

 

Or you can do what I do, and have one pair NB, one pair ex-CDN army issue boots, and one pair $400 custom made shoes and alternate them.

 

Non-slip soles are an oxymoron--they don't exist.  The only thing you can do is to keep floors dry and free of grease.  It also helps to have an anti-fatigue mat at your prep station.

 

Hope this helps....

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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

thanks for the response FoodPump 

but i am not looking for custom 400 dollar shoes i will take the advice of having 2 or 3 pairs of shoes and alternative every day that is good and thank you for it 

 

but my thing im looking for is does anyone know anywhere or a brand that makes extra wide larger size shoes 

 

i wear size 15 and i wear extra wide 

and im looking for something other than new blalance that i can try that are slip resistant shoes 

 

my new ballance i have work good just don't hold up very well 

but they are really a slip resistant i have not once slipped in over a year of wearing them 

and our floor is wet alot because of dumb kids that don't clean up after themselves 

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Check your local army/navy surplus stores and places like Value-Village.  Those places either have all size 6 or size 15 mens, but never size 8-10, which are the most popular......

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thanks for the response FoodPump 

but i am not looking for custom 400 dollar shoes i will take the advice of having 2 or 3 pairs of shoes and alternative every day that is good and thank you for it 

 

but my thing im looking for is does anyone know anywhere or a brand that makes extra wide larger size shoes 

 

i wear size 15 and i wear extra wide 

and im looking for something other than new blalance that i can try that are slip resistant shoes 

 

my new ballance i have work good just don't hold up very well 

but they are really a slip resistant i have not once slipped in over a year of wearing them 

and our floor is wet alot because of dumb kids that don't clean up after themselves 


I prefer Birkenstock "London" shoes for my kitchen shoes. The sole is non-slip and the shoes are very comfortable. I understand they make a variety of sizes and what I love the most is that I can fully replace the sole/interior for $50 or so with my local repair shop. So I essentially have purchased only one pair of shoes for the last three years and re-soled them once. Before that, I would purchase dansko shoes that would last me about a year.

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