Thanks for all the input. I have a lot to think about! Some of you are excellent and funny writers. Thanks for the thoughtful help. I’ll let you know what I decide to do. If I can get kgesch to help me I will add some pictures of my purchase. It will likely be awhile as Christmas presents are a ways off! Waiting till someone may buy me a present is part of that frugality gene we Wisconsinites carry and that Rookhawk so accurately described!
He made me a pair of boots and took the time to fit them to my very degenerated right big toe joint. You can actually see on the side of the boots where he worked the leather out to make some extra room.I'd suggest a tracing of your "fred flintstone feet" get scanned (with a ruler to ensure size is accurate in photo) and then forward it to Gayle Rice, CEO of Courteney Boot. I can virtually guarantee she'll make you a proper pair of boots in your dimensions.
You are going to be set for years to come.Thank you all for your input! Soon after I started this post I received a View attachment 312794 View attachment 312795 note from a gracious member of our community. He had a pair of Courtney Safaris that fit me! Soon they were in the mail and at my door. I have bern wearing them ever since. He made them available to me at a price that addressed my frugality gene!!! Wow. What a nice thoughtful member. I am very thankful to all of our members for their input and to Ridgewalker for his great kindness. I am honored to be around such people.