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 Subject: Proper shoe sizes Category: Health > Seniors Asked by: ans25-ga List Price: \$5.00 Posted: 12 Dec 2002 13:54 PST Expires: 11 Jan 2003 13:54 PST Question ID: 123793
 `Important that I know the difference in width of my shoe. Is XW wider than 3E.`
 ```ans25.... Thank you for your question regarding shoe widths. Please find below a chart breakdown of comparable shoe sizes: Men's Widths 2E = EE / W 3E = EW / EEE / 2W / WW / X 4E = WW / EEEE / EW 5E = EEEEE / XX 6E = EEEEEE Women's Widths D = W 2E = WW / EW / XW / EE / X 4E = EEEE / XX Being that you did not mention whether your were male or female. I did also find references to XW for men's shoes as well as being equivilant to 2E. So, to answer your question: No, XW is not wider than 3E. Thank you for your question. If you need any additional clarification, please let me know. Regards, -THV Source: Justwidefeet.com - Width Expression Chart http://www.justwideshoes.com/info/widths.htm BigFootwear.com-Shoe Width Chart http://www.bigfootwear.com/sizechart.asp``` Clarification of Answer by tar_heel_v-ga on 12 Dec 2002 16:24 PST ```I am sorry you were confused regarding the chart, however, you asked about size XW, not EW. EW for women's shoes is equivialant to 2E and XW. In men's shoes, EW is equivalant to 4E. Hope this helps. -THV```
 ans25-ga rated this answer: ```GOOD ANSWER, BUT A LITTLE CONFUSING. RESEARCHER PROVIDED TWO CHARTS. ONE STATED MEN'S WIDTH SHOE SIZE EW, CAN ALSO BE EXPRESSED AS 2E AND CHART TWO, INDICATES EW IS ALSO EXPRESSED AS 4E. GUESS I WILL HAVE TO CONTACT SHOE MFG. TO DETERMINE HOW THE RATE EW.```