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Stewart Hart19/05/2019 19:59:55
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This is nothing to do with Model Engineering but this is the only way I could think of of starting a UK wide search. The problem is my 93 year old mother in-law has exstreamly marrow feat size AAA and she is desperate to buy some new shoes before the ones she has fall to bits. We took her to her usual shoe shop in North Wales on Saturday only to find that the shop had shut down and we can’t find any other shop who stock AAA width shoes so does anyone out there know of any specialist shoe shop who stocks them. You would make a lovely lady happy

Cheers

Stew

AdrianR19/05/2019 20:12:08
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My late mother had the opposite problem of very swollen feet. She had some shoes made for her. I think she found the person thorough the local health care.

I guess she would not like to do Internet shopping. Google turned up **LINK**

pgk pgk19/05/2019 20:16:05
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Have you looked to see the name of the shoe company who made the shoes she has? They may be able to point you to a stockist.

pgk

Meunier19/05/2019 20:34:49
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Out of curiosity, took a look at AdrianR's link and am sure that Stew could send off for a fitment chart and measuring kit to do the necessary for M.I.L
DaveD

Michael Cox 119/05/2019 20:45:45
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I mentioned your post to my wife and she said she had seen an advert for narrow fitting shoes in one of her womens magaxines.

She found the following contacts:

James Inglis Tel 0330 121 1111 or jamesinglis.com

I hope this helps

Meunier19/05/2019 20:56:26
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Michael Cox 1, or should that be Mrs MC1, good call, that is the company mentioned in AdrianR link and my post. No idea of pricing but appeared to be well organised with a good range of shoe types.
DaveD

john swift 119/05/2019 21:01:18
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According to their web site Hotter shoes have shops in Liverpool , Llandudno and Chester

you could e-mail or call them on 01695 213 213 to check if they have narrow fitting shoes

John

JohnF19/05/2019 21:06:04
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Try Google "shoemakers Nottingham UK" try some of the older names, Barkers, Loake, Tricker etc even if they don't show anything contact them and ask -- you may find them helpful. Worth a try ?

John

not done it yet19/05/2019 21:21:39
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Might try Northampton as well. I thought Nottingham was famous for machine-made lace....

Stewart Hart20/05/2019 06:23:22
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Thank you for your replies I knew I would get some good replies from the ME community, we'll follow up your suggestion today

Thanks again

Stew

JOHN KNIGHT20/05/2019 09:10:44
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Medissa shoes. Liversedge do a wide range of shoes in uncommon sizes. They don,t list AAA but may be able to help. Full details from their web site.

John

Nick Clarke 320/05/2019 09:18:43
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Leicester used to be a centre of shoemaking so that may be another 'yellow pages' to search through

Rik Shaw20/05/2019 09:48:58
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In the 'fifties my grandfather had a cobblers in Bedford and used to make shoes for anyone who asked and they were not expensive. Within half a mile of his shop I can think of at least two more cobblers who also made shoes. But times have changed and most of the old snobs are rested at last. Not to worry though, as so often these days Google can assist:

**LINK**

Rik

Ian S C20/05/2019 12:44:49
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I usually can't find 1/2 sizes ( there is usually only two sizes,Too big and too small), and width fitting is just about unheard of.

Ian S C

pgk pgk20/05/2019 13:17:47
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Posted by Rik Shaw on 20/05/2019 09:48:58:

In the 'fifties my grandfather had a cobblers in Bedford and used to make shoes for anyone who asked and they were not expensive. Within half a mile of his shop I can think of at least two more cobblers who also made shoes. But times have changed and most of the old snobs are rested at last. Not to worry though, as so often these days Google can assist:

**LINK**

Rik

I had to chuckle at the sub-link to made to measure shoes... first chap is called John Cornforth...

pgk

Meunier20/05/2019 20:59:08
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and I had a chuckle at "most of the old snobs are rested at last" a fine ending indeed for a cobbler.
DaveD

Watford20/05/2019 21:33:43
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Google Triple A shoe store.

M

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