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Men's Extra Large Shoes

I have a two young men who are in my high school chorus who are 6'6" and 6'9" and they wear size 15 and size 16.5 shoes, respectively. We are getting black men's character shoes for choir, but they would be "special order" and would cost about $300 each. Does anyone have suggestions as to where I could find an alternative for a much better price?
Emily McDuffee
Director of Choirs
Southport High School
Indianapolis, IN
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on July 25, 2013 4:45am
This may be one of those times where crafty and practical trump the ideal. Have you considered taking a pair of their old shoes and spray painting them black? This is not ideal, but it certainly beats $300/pair for custom shoes! Good luck!
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on July 26, 2013 5:48am
Try Organmaster shoes.  They have 15 and 16.  You might get them to make the 16.5 for less than $300.  They are simple black oxfords.
on July 28, 2013 5:39pm
Uniformalwearhouse has size 15 in a number of styles.  Only one that goes to 16.  Try checking with a bridal/tuxedo rental store in the area - you would think they would have access to the larger sizes.
Good luck!
on October 16, 2013 9:25am
You might try calling Men's Wearhouse, if there's one in your area. Your best bet might be an online store such as Zappos,, or Big Shoes. Zappos is valuable for their reviews, even if you decide to buy them elsewhere. 
on October 21, 2013 6:59pm
Sometimes Ross has 15 and 16 shoes.  I snag them when I see them.  You can score a pair of black dress shoes for less than $50.00. 
on October 22, 2013 4:40am
check with marching band shoe places.... don't remember specifics, but for less than $40 you should be in business.
on October 22, 2013 7:57am
Try Tote Unlimited:  They have shoes up to men's size 18, less than $30.00, and they are a great company.
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