I owned a pair of bates before that were amazing, the EO2210. After the 2210 were discontinued, I ordered the EO2272 thinking they would be the same boot. boy I was wrong, the 2272 are much narrower than my previous boot even with the extra width, so if anyone is looking for a good boot with the wide width, bates has failed with this style. although the boots are comfortable and perform well in keeping me dry, my feet beg for me to release them after a 12 hour shift. wish I could find another pair of 2210, they were so much more comfortable and I was able to wear them all day long.