Originally Posted by tennisfreak73
interesting thought, however, by simply stretching the shoe upper and having the sole remain the same wouldn't the stability characteristics be negatively changed? in other words, you have a big car running on small tires, which doesn't make handling very good...
No stability problem here.
When you look at the soles of shoes, they are wider on the outside of the shoes than on the inside.
I take my barricades off, put the left shoe up against my right foot, sole to sole. These medium-width soles are still wider than my 4E-6E feet.