It has been years since I walked into a shoe store that actually carried my size, 6 1/2 extra wide. So I wasn't too surprised when a Facebook friend recommended a huge online shoe store and I still had a hard time finding any shoes in my size. My search was further complicated because I was not looking for black shoes. Unfortunately, black seems to be the only color that most of the shoes in my size are offered in. Shoe companies seem to confuse shoes with the Model T!
I made a trial order of two pairs and - surprise - neither one of them fit. One pair was too small and the other one was not only extremely ugly, but it was actually too wide. After searching online for hours I fired off another order for a walking shoe. Today it arrived already and actually fit! Hurray! In the meantime, I went to a shoe store that advertises wide shoes. While they only had shoes in black on display I was able to order the shoe in a nice color. Will the shoe fit? We'll see.