I've tried on just about every boot in the stores I can find. I have 4e width feet and am not finding a good fit. In the past I've had to get boots much too big for me just to even get my feet in them. Then I end up sliding all over with regular blister problems.
The only thing in 4e I can even find is a new balance offshoot (dunham?) - its a mid height boot at best and although it fit, it wasn't enough support for multi-day backpacking with a big pack. Not looking at a super high top boot, but not a hiking sneaker either. Really liked the zamberlan steep - but they don't do any wide at all.
A few boots - danner, lowa come in a 'wide' width but it's not enough. Vasque boots seemed low quality and didn't fit well.
First of all - not a single store (REI, redwing store, boot country) even bothered to size my feet. There is basically no expertise out there that I've found. Does anyone know of a retailer who actually knows the boots they sell and can help me find a good fit?
Second - anyone know of boots that may work?
Third - anyone know of boots that are able to be stretched? retailers able to stretch boots?
appreciate the help...anxious for summer and getting out (I have several 30-40 mile trips I'm planning), but I need some good boots.