Here’s the continuing story about my Australian mother looking for shoes for her son. I want you to see that we, in many cases, will take that extra effort to make our shoes fit for harder sizing situations

Here’s the continuing story about my Australian mother looking for shoes for her son. I want to see that we, in many cases, will take that extra effort to make our shoes fit for harder sizing situations. This is 20 percent of our business and balance or 80 percent are individuals that cannot find shoes wider than a 6E width, for men and women. Individuals that tired of not getting the perfect fit or comfort from their current footwear supplier. Individuals that have fallen in love with our great Heat Moldable Customized Inserts that are FREE with a purchase of footwear from us.

Maree Bowen
To: Ron Heinlein
Jan 25 at 4:27 AM

Hello again 🙂

I just got my son’s feet measured
His right foot is 14 inches long from big toe to heal with 1 inch at my thumb for the width he is 7 inches wide both feet are the same.  His arch is about almost 2 inches high I just got him to put his foot on the floor, and I just measured the inches from the floor to the top of the arch of his foot it was almost 2 inches. Is there any way you can help me get some shoes for my son? I am in desperate need his feet are just so wide, and I don’t know what to do now or could you please please please recommend some for me to pick from for him thank you thank you thank you thank you
Kind regards
My Reply Back:
Ron Heinlein <>
To: Maree Bowen
Jan 25 at 9:08 AM

Okay,  If he’s a 14 ” inches in length, he is a size 20 in length, and how if you added the one inches to the equation  then that means he is 13 inches that mean he is a 17 in length

7″ is off the scale and that means he is a 14E in width

Here’s a gentleman, in Michigan, that have not been able to find shoes in 8 years and is measurement was 13″ length and 6 3/4 ” in width, and we put him a 17 14E width, and he got them last week and he walking with the shoes for the first time in 8 years and they fit him like a glove.

Now, the high arch will be supported the three sets of Heat Moldable Customized Inserts that will come with any purchase of a pair of shoes form us, and this will fill in that arch and help give him additional support for the plantar of this foot (bottom). Change the inserts every four months – year supply of inserts – a $240.00 gift to you from us   FREE

Now, your son being in a 14E width  group –  limits are selection immensely

I have to make sure we have the correct size, and that is order our first shoe from our stock program. Now if he is a 13 ” or 17 in length, we have more (3 styles) but if a 20 in length none to choose from because of the 14E width.

17 length 14E width his selection are:  Extra Extra Wide Width Style Archives – DTF – Designer Therapeutic Footwear

Extra Extra Wide Width Style Archives – DTF – Designer Therapeutic Footwear

Now, if we have to go to a 20 in length and we know he is 14E width that will have to be a special order. There is one problem – any special order cannot be returned because it is a nonstock item. There will an added $95.00 charge for a special order, and the duty should be Free because of the value we quote on the customs form, and we provide information of being therapeutic footwear for edema, foot deformity, diabetic, etc., and this is usually exempt from customs charges. The freight is usually $85.00, and we have not updated our charts for Australia and your charged approx 48.00, and we pay the balance of the freight. It will take 4 to 6 weeks to get to you – because we have to order from the factory direct.

Now, the styling. We can’t do Athletic footwear with a true athletic bottom because no athletic bottom made for that width (14E).  So we can take the upper example is 9702 L or 9705 and make into a 14E width but an EVA bottom in white (that is the same bottom found on a 728 E style). The only problem – this is not a shoe for playing basketball or tennis – it is an athletic upper with an EVA bottom ( that looks great) but only for working or walking or casual wear.

Now, if he is a 17 in length, then we can start him with three the three styles ( shown above) and see if the sizing is correct and this can be returned because they are stock footwear. The styles are not for teenage boys but the 728E in a 17 14E width will fit him like a million dollars, and this is for the future styling because if we know a 17 14E width works, then we can take any shoe in the 9E section and convert to a 14E width as a special order procedure. I suggested 728E, and that’s in a 17 14E width. (if the 13” length is correct)

Thank you,
Ron Heinlein  | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622
            Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.
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Now, let me explain the features that make our footwear and inserts more advantage than most of the footwear you find out there on the internet.


Let this video explain what a therapeutic design or construction is all about dealing with footwear. Therapeutic/Orthotic consider an extra depth construction.

We are a therapeutic line, and the explanation between a conventional comfort line and our’s found in the video below

Now let’s talk, in more detail, about the ten reasons what makes Therapeutic footwear so much superior to a Comfort Shoe:

1) The strongest mid-support in the shoe business. No bilateral movement view the video above for illustrations and a midsection depth that gives you support and the maximum room in the footwear world. One of many reasons why therapeutic is considered extra depth

2) The strongest heel counter in the business that helps create no bi-lateral movement and the tallest heel counter in the footwear world. A reason whey therapeutic footwear considered extra depth

3) A taller toe box to create more wiggle room and space for your toes a reason why considered an extra depth footwear

4)Extended bottoms to give you the fullest width and support than any other shoe line anywhere

5) A lightweight shoe for less wear and tear on your feet but with all that great added support

6) all removable arch support to put a more advanced support system or a customized inserts

7) Women’s styles having a 3 to 1 combination last for better fit and support for your heel

8) Fuller forefront in the construction of the footwear to create more comfort and room for that maximum support and comfort and a reason why considered extra depth footwear

9) Deeper heel counter to build more balance and support to the heel section of the foot and other reason why consider an extra depth footwear

10) Leather lining that creates more flexibility and breathability to the foot

We have 4A (Slender width for Ladies) 2A (Narrow width for Ladies), B ( Medium width for Ladies and Narrow width for Men), D (Medium width for Men and Wide width for Ladies), 2E, 3E, 4E, 5E, 6E, 7E, 9E, 10E, 14E widths in Men’s and Ladies styles

We carry up to 20 in Men’s styles, and 15 in Ladies dealing in lengths

We have 5 to 6 lengths, in selected styles for Men and 4 to 5 in Women’s length

Some additional information and explanation of this type of footwear for all the Ladies out there:


We have all those wide widths that are needed but with our 32 new styles of women’s footwear that we will be offering a 4A (Slender) 2A (Narrow) B (Medium) D (Wide) 3E Extra Wide) 5E Extra Extra Wide, 7E Full Extra Wide 10E Extra Full Wide, 14E (Superior Extra Wide Width) widths for you ladies- that is unheard that is offered by one website.

Why having this 3 to 1 combination last is so important in creating that perfect fit for all our ladies. What does 3 to 1 combination mean? The heel counter is 3 times narrow than the ball width of the shoe. Okay, big deal? Well, this is a critical factor because a women heel structure is a great deal narrow than a Men’s and if we made all our Ladies footwear as the same last of a Men’s style- the ladies heels would slipping all day long or have a terrible fit!

Having these 1 to 3 Customized Heat Moldable Inserts ( that is Free and remember that the shoe has to have a removable footbed for these inserts to work. Not all AA widths have this, but we’ll state, on our descriptions if you can receive 1 to 3 pair of these inserts FREE- up to a $240.00 value) will make that perfect fit, comfort and support experience out of this world — especially for those NARROW FEET!.

If you know someone (Ladies) that needs sandals, casual footwear, athletic footwear in a 4A (slender width) or AA (Narrow) width- let them know we have then and a great selection as well.

All new Slender (4A) and Narrow (AA) widths for ladies- look out we will have a ton for you to choose. New Dress Boots, up to 14 inches in shaft height, for women, Dress boots and new dress styles for Men as well. All Weather Footwear and Boots for both Men and Women. Some new dressy footwear for Men and women.

All our new and old styles are therapeutic/comfort that has the best fit and support in the shoe world.

It’s nice being called the “King Of Widths”, again 4A to 14E widths, on the internet, and all found at


Thank you,

Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909–215–1622

Designer Therapeutic Footwear Co.

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