Having unsuccessfully tried to find a pair of suitable walking books on the High Street, I was recommended Altberg since they produce qulaity boots in wide fittings. I duly visited the website and decided to take a risk by following the fitting advice and ordering online..... I need not have worried! The boots in XW fitting have fitted like slippers straight out of the box. On Forums I have read of many convert to the brand..... you can add me to that list! Well worth the money and am now going to have my partner fitted for her pair of Fremingtons!