Most helpful critical review
Received EW Shoe But Too Narrow!?
on May 19, 2014
I bought a pair of these Wolverines over a year ago, they've been awesome! They were the most comfortable, best fitting, pair of shoes I've ever put on! Although the waterproofing only lasted about 5-6 months, the overall construction of the shoe is top quality - no tears, no holes! My first pair I ordered was an EXTRA WIDE size, and the fit was perfect for my extra wide Hobbit feet. I finally had to retire my old ones because the soles on them were so worn out that the shoe had become uncomfortable to wear during the long hours on the jobsites. So I ordered the same exact pair, the shipping was quick, and I received them in perfect condition. The only problem was, when I put the shoes on, the left shoe was too narrow!? The overall length was perfect, but it still didn't feel right. I pulled out my old, beaten-up pair, and placed them next to the new ones to see if there was any difference. I also placed them sole to sole, with the old on top of the new ones, to compare them, and to get a more accurate look at the width of both shoes. I found my old Wolverines to be much wider than the new pair! I've worn the new ones for about a week now, hoping they would widen and stretch, but unfortunately it did not happen. I worked for 6 days straight, on 12-14 hour shifts, so it should have stretched to some degree! I wonder if my shoes were mislabeled? Any how, the left shoe feels like a medium width shoe, even though the tag on the tongue of the shoe says "EW." I don't doubt the quality of the shoes made by Wolverine, but the fit of the EW in this batch of shoes does not give it the 5 star rating for me. I'm disappointed, to say the least. I'm taking these shoes to a cobbler to get them stretched, hopefully it'll work!