No, usually when it states Extra Wide, they really mean 4E, and it should state which it is on line. HOWEVER, I wear an 1l.5, 4E, and have been trying to find a new pair of NB's to wear. I like the old ones I have(2 pair), and have worn them for several years, including this particular style shoe. However, I now find that even when they are labelled 4E, in many, many of their styles, it is now more closely akin to a 2E. So, I would have labelled the customer response that said, "you can't really tell until you wear them", as the Best Answer, rather than strictly saying they are a 4E. They may or may not be, even if they are labelled that. You cannot rely on labeling of shoe sizes any longer, since there is apparently not as strict quality control in the plants which are now all overseas. Nike brand was made in the US, but they have moved now. I do not think any athletic shoes are made here, any longer. You have to also watch out for whether they still really do have "leather uppers". Most of the ones that do, are labelled so inside the shoe, those that are synthetic, do not label them either way, unless there is a mixture of mesh, which is obviously a synthetic material. However, on line sites continue to label the shoe styles as leather if that is what they have previously been.
Date published: 2016-09-17