I can't reply to "Largest Women's Boot Size" so I'll have to post in a separate thread I guess??
Hello. I am the wife in question.
I'm not sure how this turned into a "she'll only wear boots with a 'W' on the side and fake fur trim" thread... please allow me to clear things up.
I am willing to buy whatever works (within a certain budget). I will buy neon puke men's boots with sexy lady silhouettes on the sides if it means I don't have to cut my days short due to boot pain.
The problem I'm having is that my feet are not only size 11 but they are also AAA narrow. Plus my calves are quite low. So it's not a matter of just hopping into the men's version of a boot when I hit the size limit... it's a completely different fit. Far too wide in the foot and ankle, too high on the calf.
I understand that a good bootfitter can work wonders in shaping a boot to your foot, but please understand how difficult it is to invest $$$ in a men's boot that completely does not fit, on the promise that they'll try to make it work. This requires a huge amount of trust.
I've heard of making slight adjustments like adding some width or some toe room, but how about making it narrower throughout?