Why do they *never* have reasonable sizes?
I go in looking for Euro 46 / UK 11.
Invariably I get looked at like as if I have two heads and they come out with some hideous pair of brogues.
The result: I shop on line.
Size 11 / 46 isn't unusual and I have been in shops where 4 guys in a row will all ask for shoes that they don't have in stock and walk off disappointed.
Do these stores operate on the basis that everyone should simply adjust their feet to a statistical survey that was last done in the 1950s or something?
They whine and moan about online retailers taking market share, but they continue to operate like Mrs Slocombe on Are You Being Served is still in charge.