Where I live - I can get almost any kind of running shoes that I want - any brand - any colour- any size!!! BUT - 99% are only in standard men's D width!!!
I have been running for the past 2 years in lightweight minimalist type NIKES and other similar shoes - but spasmodically I have had problems with feet going numb while running. Just lately it has turned from being spasmodic to a little bit more "regular" - in fact it has really been spoiling my "enjoyment" of going for a run.
So today - I bought a pair of ASICS - they are the absolute opposite of what I have been running in - quite heavy, fairly rigid ( compared to the NIKES which are so flexible that they can almost be tied into a knot) -- BUT they are EXTRA WIDE 4E ( which are as rare as the proverbial, here !!)
Only time will tell!!!!