I know no one's replied to this thread for a while, but I need to vent then rejoice. First, I need to note that I've bought four pairs of hiking during the last three years. New Balance - great structure, but too narrow, Vasque - sturdy and great ankle support, but wide width was too narrow again (gave those to my daughter), and another pair can't remember the brand, but they were too narrow also (gave them to my sister),
Finally Lowa Renegade - perfect fit I settled for the mens shoe, but they fit like butter. No break in time needed, and I love the ankle support. REI sales rep showed me different ways to lace up for wide feet and high arch. I experimented a little on a few hikes, before settling on a comfortable lace up. Checked out that lacing technique link also, it was very good. Gets you thinking outside the box.
It's really hard to find wide width hiking boots for women. I think Lowa has 2E and 3E widths for women which is nice, but I didn't have time to order them.
Edited by: MELLY54 at: 7/28/2013 (22:48)
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