Large size man shoes must be able to keep the feet dry at all times. Most shoes now come with a Gortex lining to waterproof the feet. If you think your feet will get wet, like when crossing a stream, take the shoes off and dry the feet before putting them back on. Shoes that get wet will dry faster when stuffed with a cloth or newspaper. Shoes should be able to provide comfort and protect the feet from all sorts of sharp objects that could wound the feet. They should also be able to provide support, traction and more importantly, comfort.
When you anticipate a long walk, always consider the shoes you will be wearing and the terrain of the path you will take. It is best to bring along another pair to have something to change to depending on the walking condition. Look for well built, solid shoes with protective under sole and a thick and durable outer sole. There are detachable insoles that are available in most shoe stores, pick one that is highly absorbent. A good insole absorbs over 50 percent of the shock from the foot. Hard surfaces pound on the foot sending shocks all the way to the ankles and causing all sorts of foot injuries. A trip to the podiatrist or the foot doctor does not come cheap when Band Aids cannot do the job.
The price ranges of large size man shoes vary but the most expensive is usually the best. There are over 20 bones in the feet and all are connected by tissue ligaments and muscle and shoe manufacturers consider these details and more. Larger men should always bear in mind that a bad fit can ruin a good shoe and can cause injuries.