Professional athletes who require long lengths and extra wide widths in footwear


A number of women’s basketball players don’t want to rival their shoe size, but they will rival their height. We can determine their shoe size with a standard measurement scale. Lauren Jackson (the number four scorer in the WNBA) is 6’5” and should wear a size 12-½ … and, yes, we carry Lauren’s size. We can provide a 13 length in women’s Athletic footwear and a 15 length in men’s footwear. If Lauren would require a wider width, we could provide up to a 7E in our line of women’s and men’s Athletic shoes.

Lauren Jackson is an amazing athlete. Before her 20th birthday, she managed to become the #1 overall pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft. Jackson is blessed with some pretty good basketball genes. Her mother played for Louisiana State and averaged 27.7 points and 16.4 rebounds a game in 1977. She was also a member of the Australian National Team. Her father was a National Team member and her parents met playing basketball for their country. Jackson began playing when she was five years old and it was clear she had found her calling. It is important to note her parents did not force the game on their daughter. They made it clear she should play because she wanted to, not because they had. In an age where so many parents live through the sporting careers of their children, it was nice to find out this was not the case with Lauren Jackson. She plays the game with great focus and intensity. Her skill and athleticism are unmatched. She has shown the world she wants to be the best she can be. Leaving her native Australia for the WNBA was a statement in itself. Jackson could have continued to dominate the WNBL and stayed close to home in the process. But she chose to explore her options in the most competitive women’s league in the world. The city of Seattle is lucky to be witness to Jackson as she takes her game to the next level.

We have the best athletic, casual, and fashionable men’s and women’s walking styles in the Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country. We have the lengths and the hard-to-find widths. And we’re proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s Wide Shoes.” Anyone who requires a proper fitting width must understand that the shoes must have an extension on the sole to properly contain the foot without the foot hanging over the shoe. What that means is every width (in a higher percentage of our shoes) will be two times wider at the outsole of the shoe. For example, if you require a 6E width, we’ll have an 8E bottom for the base of that width. Therefore, no overhang of your feet and a perfect base to provide all the necessary support and balance.
A comfort shoe is not always a therapeutic shoe. And also keep in mind that a comfort shoe often has very little midsection support. The lack of midsection support allows the feet to move forward and laterally at the same time. These combined movements will increase stress to your feet. Please view all our styles by going to our site

We, at DTF, have a deep concern for diabetics and their need for properly fitted footwear. We can provide “wide widths” – 4A to 14E – in both men’s and women’s footwear, and we can help those who have difficulty finding “over sizes” – 11 to 17 in length. We, also, can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length. In addition to being capable of providing these wide widths in fashionable styles of Therapeutic/Comfort footwear; we are offering a FREE GIFT to you! With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to (3) sets of Customized Heat Moldable Inserts that will provide even more support, added balance and stability every time you wear your shoes.

I hope that this blog has provided you with enough information to help you understand how we can help you. In conclusion, if you are having problems with your feet please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone 909-215-1622. I am often on the phone or in a meeting, so please leave a message and I will return your call at my earliest opportunity!

We have a saying, in our company, “try us and you’ll have the experience of walking on a Pillow, all day long, with more added support and more room and balance than you have ever had before with any of your shoes.” Guaranteed!

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