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Buying big size shoes in Hua Hin

Post by jmhogan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:43 pm

Wondering if anyone knows where you can buy shoes in around 11.5 to size 12USA. I believe that is 47-49 UK

I am finding most places go up to around 46 and try and jam me into an 11 and that is just too tight.

Any suggestions would be great.

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:52 pm

In Hua Hin, I can't help. However, my feet dwarf yours at a massive UK size 14. I go to the Premium Outlet Centre in Cha-Am.
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Post by Deep Blue » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:05 am

jmhogan wrote:Wondering if anyone knows where you can buy shoes in around 11.5 to size 12USA. I believe that is 47-49 UK

I am finding most places go up to around 46 and try and jam me into an 11 and that is just too tight.

Any suggestions would be great.

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Wear sandals, I'm a 13USA and go with a Thai 46, which some 46s are bigger than other 46s, so shop around.

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Post by brianks » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:40 pm

I only have sandals and no longer have any shoes (except running shoes). Go all over the world wearing only my sandals sometimes with heavy socks when I go to Munich next February.

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Re: Buying big size shoes in Hua Hin

Post by StevePIraq » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:21 pm

I have also been having problems buying size 11.5 or 12, not looking for dress leather shoes but casual sneaker/sports shoes. Previously got some at Premium Outlet but this time none in my size. Finally got some at Blueport 2nd floor Sports Mall.

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Post by Farang » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:53 pm

Here you can buy any size shoes. If they do not have your size, they'll special order one or make one locally. Also Bangkok Bootery has couple of outlets in HH, one of them in Blueport.

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Re: Buying big size shoes in Hua Hin

Post by jmhogan » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:38 pm

I did try the outlet in Cha-Am and while they carried size 12 the width was not there for me. With the prices though I am finding it is cheaper for me to order online and have them shipped from North American companies.

Thanks to everyone for the replies. I too wear sandals most days but with a new business have to up the dress code :)

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Re: Buying big size shoes in Hua Hin

Post by jmhogan » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:16 am

ShelleyPrice wrote:I think you should try to give order for making shoes for such a particular size and fitting. Also you know it is better that way, since we can make it the way we want and like, plus you can also design on for yourself. Feels so excited....
I tried getting shoes made here years ago(well in Samui actually) they made a decent shoe but they didn't size it right at all and I discussed this with them upon pick up and of course they thought the fit was perfect. I ended up wearing them a few times before throwing them out. So that whole bit has thrown me off custom shoes. I am trying to find it some shops in Bangkok carry my size as the cost to ship here is insanely high. With shipping and the exchange I am looking at 350.for one pair of shoes which would cost 100 back home.

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Post by StevePIraq » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:05 am

I have always found it easy to get large size suitable shoes in Bangkok or even Pattaya. In BKK try Siam Paragon and the big centre next door, can't remember the name but there was plenty available. In HH I can't blame stores for not stocking large sizes as they may have to carry them for months.
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Post by Big Boy » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:09 am

StevePIraq wrote:In HH I can't blame stores for not stocking large sizes as they may have to carry them for months.
I don't disagree, but the wholesalers have the larger sizes. I don't understand why the Hua Hin stores will not order if you offer the cash up front.
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Re: Buying big size shoes in Hua Hin

Post by StevePIraq » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:20 am

The trouble is one size does not fit all so you may order the correct size for you but it will not fit when you have it delivered. This is the problem with Thai sizing. I went into Bata last weeks saw some I liked and asked for size Euro size 45, when I tried one pair on I could have swam in them, they brought another pair and I could not even get them on. The quality control does not seem to be there.
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Re: Buying big size shoes in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:37 am

Good point. I have 3 pairs of crocs, all marked with the same size. One pair is the most comfortable fit I've ever had. Another pair is an OK fit. The third pair................... well to keep it clean, I'll just say ouch!!!
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Re: Buying big size shoes in Hua Hin

Post by StevePIraq » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:42 am

BB Don't you get yours made by Cunards ship builders?
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Re: Buying big size shoes in Hua Hin

Post by Big Boy » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:43 am

I'd love to, but it would cost too much to get them towed here. :)
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Re: Buying big size shoes in Hua Hin

Post by jmhogan » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:02 pm

Quality Control here?? PLEASE no such thing. I have never seen so many poorly made products then I have here. Forget about getting your money back too if there are defects.

I do understand about stores not carrying big sizes here but as I look around I am seeing more and more people here and it seems as others are having the same problem.

I have tried Bata got a pair of sandals, tried Blu-Port and stuck myself into a shoe way too tight and get the Blisters to prove it but needed something so they had to do. It is frustrating as hell going into store after store and either finding they do not have it in my size or as BIG BOY said with his crocs three listed as the same size all with a different fit.

I am off to Bangkok this week to hopefully find something. I did call one shop in Bangkok and while the company says order from there and if they don't fit send them back the staff said that was way too difficult to my wife and I should just come to see them. THEY ASSURE us they have my size. Ummmmm sure I will believe it when I fit into it!

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