DB Wider Fit Shoes Frequently Asked Questions
Formally known as Easy-B and DB Shoes, DB Wider Fit Shoes are experts in comfort footwear
Who are DB Wider Fit Shoes?
DB Wider Fit Shoes has been established for over 100 years, based in Northampton they are experts in comfortable wider fitting footwear. From walking shoes to sandals and house slippers, DB Wider Fitting Shoes offers a range of styles and width to assist you in finding the best fit for your feet. DB Wider Fit Shoes manufactures their shoes using custom lasts, with many styles still manufactured within the UK. DB Wider Fit Shoes are suitable for a wide range of foot-health conditions including diabetes, oedema, arthritis, bunions and hammer toes. Each shoe within the DB Wider Fit ranges offers a unique blend of technologies including stretch panels, stretch upper and adjustable straps, to ensure your feet are as comfortable as they can be.
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Easy-B and DB Shoes are previous brands under DB Wider Fit Shoes. Since 2021 DB Wider Fit Shoes now manufactures all of its footwear under the DB Wider Fit Shoes brand name. Depending on the style, some products may still be labelled as Easy-B, however you can be rest assured these are DB Wider Fit Shoes.
As standard DB Wider Fit Shoes size in UK whole sizes with width fittings from V to 8E. From 2021 new styles will be available in 2V fitting (EE – 4E) and 6V fitting (6E - 8E).
DB Wider Fit Shoes offers a handy Men’s and Ladies measuring chart. This allows you to measure your feet to find the size you require. Please note this is a guide and not a guarantee of your DB Wider Fit Shoes size, as each last and style can vary. ShoeMed recommends measuring your feet and comparing this to the size conversions listed to find the most accurate size. For additional help, ShoeMed offers in-store fittings appointments to assist you in finding your ideal size in DB Wider Fit Shoes. In-store ShoeMed offers a range of styles and sizes for you to try to find your best fit.
DB Wider Fit Shoes offers different widths in different styles. Their extensive range offers fittings from a narrow EE fit to an extra wide 8E fit. The new 2V size fits similar to a traditional EE to 4E fit and the new 6V fitting fits similar to a 6E or 8E. If you’re unsure of your size, contact our team for assistance. Alternatively, book an in-store appointment to try DB Wider Fit Shoes with no obligation.
The 2V fitting is designed for slightly wider feet and offers an adjustable fitting between an EE and 4E. Whereas the 6V fitting is designed for people with much wider and deeper feet, who need a fitting that adjusts from a 6E to an 8E.
Specialist in comfort footwear, DB Wider Fit Shoes offer stretch styles. These offer optimum comfort and are designed to prevent rubbing. Stretch uppers are great for those with wider feet who want flexibility for swelling feet. The supple hard-wearing fabrics used by DB Wider Fit Shoes is designed to incorporate your foot shape and expand and contact throughout the day. Many DB Wider Fit Shoes styles offer textured and patterned stretch materials designed to disguise the foot shape. The Eliza offers a comfortable stretch upper, whereas styles including the Winnipeg offers stretch panels. These unique panels are ideal for swelling feet and sufferers from bunions who do not require a full stretch shoe. Many DB Wider Fit shoes, including slippers, offer stretch-straps. Helping to secure comfortable shoes over tall, swollen or sensitive feet.
Established in Northampton for over 100 years, DB Wider Fit Shoes manufactures many of its styles in the UK. DB Wider Fit Shoes also manufactures some of its products within Europe using state of the art machinery and highly skilled shoe-makers.
With a mission to bring comfort to as many people as possible, DB Wider Fit Shoes have created an extensive range of men’s and women’s footwear. From adjustable sandals to comfortable house shoes and water-resistant walking boots, you’ll be sure to find your perfect fit no matter the occasion.
Having a wide and deep toe box can be beneficial to people with wider feet, swelling feet, or foot health problems. Over time our feet naturally spread and have an increased chance of swelling. Whilst a number of lower limb conditions can also contribute to the chance of developing swollen feet. Hammer toes, bunions can develop from wearing improper footwear or ill-fitting shoes over long periods. To best accommodate foot conditions and increase the level of comfort your experience a wide and deep toe box is needed. Shallow toe boxes can lead to pain and discomfort caused by constricting and rubbing the feet, potentially aggregating any condition you may have. This is why DB Wider Fit Shoes offers a variety of fastening options, so you can find the ideal fit for your feet. Many people find having a wider and deeper shoe also allows them to wear a smaller size, as they do not have to increase their size to find their most comfortable width.
Over the last 100 years DB Wider Fit Shoes have been developing the design of their footwear to look attractive, yet offer wide and deep fitting toe boxes. DB Wider Fit Shoes photographs the smallest width fitting for illustration purposes.
Everyone’s feet are different, having adaptable footwear allows you to find the best fit for your feet. Having removable insoles allows you to find the perfect fit without the added expensive of needing bespoke made footwear. DB Wider Fit Shoes are made using a standard last, however by offering the flexibility to interchange insoles, you can find a closer fit for your foot shape. Having removable insoles also provides a better fit for Orthotics and Foot Orthoses. Removing the standard insole provides extra depth and prevents an orthotic from shallowing out the shoe. Orthotics and custom inserts tend to fit more securely within shoe with removable insoles.
Many shoes within the DB Wider Fit Shoes range are built upon polyurethane. This material offers superior cushioning over traditional rubber or sports EVA. Tiny bubbles within the shoe acts as shock absorbers and helps to reduce the impact from your feet hitting the ground. DB Wider Fit Shoes also offer rubber soles for greater flexibility, this range is lightweight, flexible and offers premium levels of grip.
Having correctly fastened shoes can help prevent movement and rubbing between the shoe and your foot, as this can cause blisters. This is especially important with sufferers from diabetes, as rubbing can lead to complications if not correctly treated. Laces offers the most secure way of fastening and can be adjusted during the day to match the changes in your feet. If you prefer not to use laces, DB Wider Fit Shoes offers a range of alternative fasteners. These include the laid-on strap with touch fastening, this allows for easy entry and adjustment. Laid on straps are an ideal choice if you have limited mobility. Many sandals offered by DB Wider Fit Shoes feature buckles with extended straps. These straps can be cut to fit your foot. Please note once the strap has been cut it, the shoe cannot be returned.
Easy access shoes open up to allow for the easiest entry. The tongue folds fully forward and the slides open out, allowing you to easily slip your foot into shape. The shoe can then be fastened and appears to be a regular strapped shoe once closed. Styles including the Healey feature easy access. DB Wider Fit Shoes also offers zipped options, this helps to further open the upper of the shoe for easy entry.
ShoeMed are an official UK stockist of DB Wider Fit Shoes. Find select ranges in our Canterbury and Stratford-upon-Avon stores, as well as our extended range available to purchase via our website.
ShoeMed offers a wide range of DB Wider Fit Shoes sale lines, along with seasonal clearance. View our DB Wider Fit Shoes sale page to find the latest discounted footwear.
Over the last 10 years ShoeMed has helped thousands of customers find comfort with DB Wider Fit Shoes. DB Wider Shoes has been established for over 100 years and has developed a wide following across the UK and beyond. In 2020 DB Wider Fit Shoes won the ‘Highly Commended’ award at the Footwear Industry Awards ceremony.
Help prevent falls and build confidence with DB Wider Fit Shoes. House slippers are a major cause of falls in the home, usually due to sloppy or poor fittings. DB Wider Fit Shoes house shoes are made with stiffeners to offer a stable footbed and additional support across the shoe. House shoes are also able to accommodate an orthotic or custom insert if required. House shoes by DB featured flared sole. These are wider at the bottom and help to spread weight evenly to improve balance. The sole themselves are made of hard-wearing material, making them suitable for use outdoors. An excellent choice for pottering in the garden.
DB Wider Fit shoes design their comfortable footwear with as few internal seams as possible to avoid sores developing from rubbing. If you suffer from either diabetes or neuropathy, it is incredibly important to select the correct size. DB Wider Fit Shoes offers up to four different widths in each style, and removable insoles, to help you achieve the best fit.
Oedema is caused by a build-up of fluids leading to swelling of the foot or feet. DB Wider Fit Shoes offers up to an 8E fitting with extendable straps to accommodate wider and swollen feet. Easy access styles can also be suitable for suffers of Oedema, as these can accommodate an easier entry for larger feet.
Shoes with little or no adjustment can become uncomfortable throughout the day as your feet swell. Many styles within the DB Wider Fit Shoes range offer removable insoles, adjustable fastening and stretch-panels to keep you comfortable, even when your feet swell.
Arthritis is a collective term for many conditions involving the inflammation and swelling around the joints and soft tissue. To reduce the effects of Arthritis, a health professional may recommend custom orthotics or inserts. DB Wider Fit Shoes have offers shoes with removable insoles and deep box boxes, specially designed to incorporate a wide range of custom foot-beds.
A bunion is a lump of bone that forms on the side of the foot. If your shoes are not wide enough, rubbing can occur, leading to pain. DB Wider Fit Shoes offers wide and deep fitting toe boxes in a range of sizes, ensuring you find the right fit for your foot width.
Claw toes, also known as hammer toes are toes that are permanently in the bent position. For the best level of comfort, shoes with a deep toe box, such as DB Wider Fit Shoes, are advised. Stretch uppers and panels can also help reduce any rubbing experienced.
A wide range medical conditions including Metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma and Plantar Fasciitis can benefit from wearing specialist custom orthotics and inserts. DB Wider Fit Shoes offer removable insoles and the wider, deeper fitting allows orthotics to be sited correctly. When purchasing DB Wider Fit Shoes, select the width appropriate to your orthotic width.
DB Wider Fit Shoes are recognised by the Healthy Footwear Guide as a ‘go to’ brand to help people with footwear needs.
DB Wider Fit Shoes are recognised by the Society of Shoe Fitters as a ‘go to’ brand to help people with footwear needs.