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Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Tue, 25th Jul '06 4:31 PM


My sons are 7ft and 6'10" tall. So far we have managed to get foot wear from a uk mail order company but they are no longer stocking large sizes.

My youngest son aged 20 needs a size 19 UK or 20 US. He has wide feet so trainers suit him best usually.
Do you know of a stockist that deals mail order or online?

Tuzilla  (Level: 130.7 - Posts: 3769)
Tue, 25th Jul '06 5:23 PM

I would try

the one link one the page is Friedman's, which puts shoes on pro basketball players like Shaq.

Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 388)
Tue, 25th Jul '06 7:47 PM

Go to your favorite internet search engine and type in Red Wing Shoes. They are made in my hometown of Red Wing, MN. They're sensational shoes, and they might be able to help you.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 25th Jul '06 9:25 PM

oh. my. god. You poor thing. Those boys must have blown through 3 sizes a year!

Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Wed, 26th Jul '06 9:35 AM

Thanks for your help

I will send his Dad the details of both sites the red wing one will require time to go through as it has no search by size facility and as I am on dial up his Dad can do it lol

Tuzilla - The Friedman's site did have a search by size facitity and in two minutes I found a lot of suitable items including my youngest son's current Adidas trainer.

My youngest son is the biggest problem because he is wide footed His footwear never lasts long as the side seams pull out after 6 weeks. The last Adidas ones were wide and have lasted extreemly well AND Friedman's have got them in :D
I am a bit worried about my eldest son looking on there as he will probably decide he wants shoes, boots, slippers and trainers! It is great to have some coice and not to just think you are lucky to find somewhere iwith just one pair.

The worst for growing out of shoes was my elder son Steve who, as a child, went through 4 different sizes in 5 or 6 months!!! Thank God that at least they have stopped growing now. :D

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 26th Jul '06 9:43 AM

It makes me hurt just to think about it. Hurt in my bones and hurt in my pocketbook.

Good luck!


Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Wed, 26th Jul '06 12:54 PM

The grocery bills must have been astronomical too!!

  (Level: . - Posts: 56)
Thu, 27th Jul '06 4:19 AM   [ edit ]

RE Clothes - Fortunatly they are not born this size lol over the years you find suppliers as you go along.
In general schools are pretty understanding that you r child may not be able to wear correct uniform.
We did have a problem with some teachers who said Steve, my eldest son, HAS NOT to wear trainers to school. I wrote notes and so on and Steve kept getting letters back. Phone calls and visits ensued and eventually they accepted you can't get 'proper' shoes and no black trainers are not possible as white was the only option.
The gym teacher was eventually persuaded we could not get Steve's size in kit and the fact we managed something in a close match to the school colours was a miracle.
People say abpout bullying in schools but sometimes the teachers are actually doing the bullying - Steven and I were bothe reduced to tears by t one particular teacher during this time.
Also Steven was pointed out at assembly and the school head teacher explained he had permission to wear trainers because he could not get NORMAL shoes in his size - which resulted in some kids picking on Steve. Also he was deadly embarrassed at being mentioned in assembly at all.

My other son had a far easier time as he was 3 years younger so the school understood the problems, and thaqt he needed a higher desk to work at, and the kids were used to a giant in their midst.

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