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I'm imagining that shoe/sneaker sizes larger than 11, like 12-13-14, are not generally sold in Thailand (or all of Asian)  shoe stores.

 

Is this correct?

 

If so, what companies do you use for mail order, and what are their return policies?

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Eastbay, GOAT for me. You are able to return new stuff unworn but surely you know your shoe size as that will be an expensive endeavour. There may be heaps of stores but what style shoes. Also don't forget the 30% luxury tax and 7% vat that is calculated on the price of the shoes plus postage that you will be paying on every order. Also try and avoid fedex or DHL as they will attempt to extort money from you on top of what I've just mentioned as well.

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Pretty much, I wear a 12 and have never found a pair of shoes here that fit properly so I just import them.

 

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1 hour ago, JimmyJ said:

I'm imagining that shoe/sneaker sizes larger than 11, like 12-13-14, are not generally sold in Thailand (or all of Asian)  shoe stores.

 

Is this correct?

 

Maybe 20 years ago it was difficult to find big size shoes but not anymore. ECCO shoe stores (Danish brand)can be found inside the bigger malls like Central. Very good quality but expensive.

I buy all my shoes there, I am size 13 (46-47 EU) .  Sometimes they are out of stock but you can order, the ECCO factory is located in Thailand. 

 


 

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If all you need is a shoe that fits, of course with some effort you can get larger sizes in Thailand and SE Asia generally.

 

But selection is very very limited. Basically you take what you can find.

 

So I order online to get what I want. Usually Amazon, but also Reebok, Ebay and Shoebacca. Amazon in particular is tricky because their prices are always jumping around: to get a good price you have to constantly check the website and be a bit flexible as to the precise style you order.

 

Returns? Not practical, so you do take a risk. I've never had a problem with sizing, but sometimes the shoe that arrives isn't quite as comfortable or good looking as I expected.

 

If sizing is a big concern, stick with one brand with sizing you know works for you.

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Myself I have terrible luck finding shoes that fit without trying them on first.  For larger than size 11 I've had no luck with any of countries in the region. 

Not long ago I bought a pair of size 13 online from a US site, had them shipped to a friend, who then sent them to me in in Malaysia, I think the shipping alone was around $40.  Imagine my disappointment when I found they were too small.  (I've had good luck receiving foreign packages in Malaysia hassle-free, so I stick with what works.)  At the time I couldn't find an online shoe place that had what I wanted that would ship overseas.

If you look hard enough you might find black oxfords in larger sizes, otherwise ...

If you have wide feet Sketchers in the US has been advertising that they accommodate such, it's about time somebody did!

 

 

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mega bangna has that  sizes i know i because i needed as well big size shoes ^^

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14 hours ago, ukrules said:

Pretty much, I wear a 12 and have never found a pair of shoes here that fit properly so I just import them.

 

Where you at Sukhumvit road last weekend?

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14 hours ago, balo said:

I buy all my shoes there, I am size 13 (46-47 EU) .  Sometimes they are out of stock but you can order, the ECCO factory is located in Thailand. 

 

I think that's the largest they go... And in my experience store shopping, they rarely seem to have that size in stock, and if they do, it's perhaps a single pair or two.

 

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15 hours ago, JimmyJ said:

I'm imagining that shoe/sneaker sizes larger than 11, like 12-13-14,

Decathlon stores seem to stock plenty.

You can buy online if you want, but I prefer to visit the store and try them on.

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13 hours ago, bendejo said:

Myself I have terrible luck finding shoes that fit without trying them on first.  For larger than size 11 I've had no luck with any of countries in the region. 

Not long ago I bought a pair of size 13 online from a US site, had them shipped to a friend, who then sent them to me in in Malaysia, I think the shipping alone was around $40.  Imagine my disappointment when I found they were too small.  (I've had good luck receiving foreign packages in Malaysia hassle-free, so I stick with what works.)  At the time I couldn't find an online shoe place that had what I wanted that would ship overseas.

If you look hard enough you might find black oxfords in larger sizes, otherwise ...

If you have wide feet Sketchers in the US has been advertising that they accommodate such, it's about time somebody did!

 

That's the big problem with shoes, in that sizes really aren't consistent from one manufacturer to another. So you may be a size 13 in one brand, but can be a 12 or 14 in other brands. Which makes ordering shoes online from abroad a very dicey deal -- unless you already know the fit of the particular brand you're ordering.

 

I can say, that of all the manufacturers, probably New Balance has the greatest selection of both large size shoes for men as well as extra wide widths. A lot of their styles go up to 16, and some up to 20. And a lot of their styles also go to 2E or 4E widths.

 

New Balance has their on online store:

https://www.newbalance.com/

 

And also have an online outlet store with a lot of good discounts:

https://www.joesnewbalanceoutlet.com/

 

AFAIK, neither the NB U.S. online store nor the outlet store will ship direct to Thailand, so you'd have to use a reshipper or other method for orders with them.

 

The NB retail outlets in Thailand don't carry anything larger than 13 and tend to stock only the cheapest models of NB shoes, not the better quality ones sold in the U.S.

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5 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Nike are always two sizes smaller than they state.

For Nike you better use the size in cm.....for me it is 31 cm.

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