I need recommendations for women's travel shoes in wide width. Going to Germany in May 2014 and need suggestions. Thanks much!
I like New Balance walking/tennis shoes (they come in black or white) and Birkenstock sandals (Mayari style on Zappos - very cute) both come in wide widths. I also like Dansko and Teva, don't know if they have specifically wide widths but I have a wide foot and they are very comfortable for me.
Check out SAS shoes. You can order online, but I'd try to find one of their stores, or another store that sells their brand to try on some first. They make a wide variety of styles of shoes for men and women- from dress shoes to sandals and walking shoes. They are a bit expensive, but boy do they last!!! And the inner soles are washable and replaceable. http://www.sasshoes.com/main/view_styles_catalog.php?catid=2 I've also had reasonable results from Sketchers shoes. It is sometimes hard to find wider widths in my size, though (I really need a 7 or 7 1/2 extra or triple wide).
Some Clarks shoes come in a wide width. However, I usually wear a medium, the mediums of the particular style I was interested in were too narrow, so ordered the wide and it wasnt wide enough either! Definitely need to try them on! I like Kalso Earth shoes which usually have a roomy toe box, but they are not wide in the foot and heel areas. If you don't have much luck in your area, the online retailers PlanetShoes and Zappos both have free shipping and free returns. I have purchased and returned to both and it is pretty easy, just need to print a label and drop at the local UPS. You can search by size and width as well as other parameters.
I just got some Finn Comfort sandals. http://www.zappos.com/finn-comfort-gomera-82562?zfcTest=fcl%3A0 A bit expensive, but absolutely the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. Great arch support. Four adjustable straps, so you can fit them to your feet exactly. Best of all, they can be resoled and the insole (which includes the arch support) is removable & replaceable. So these should last a long time.
I have wide feet and LOVE Clarks and Dr. Scholl's. (The Dr. Scholl's are less expensive and come in stylish selections)