Hello! Based on what you stated, we recommend going with a 13 medium which would be a D width. In the event this doesn't work for you, we offer free returns! Sometimes customers will purchase multiple sizes and return one once their correct size is confirmed.
Hello! Our wide is an EE, so you should find our brand to be accommodating. In the event they aren't, we do offer free-no hassle- returns!
Hello! Thank you for your inquiry. The Hubbard Fast is a great option to wear if you have an active profession. Keep in mind, the more you wear your shoes, the faster the soles will wear out. We are happy to partner with Resole Patrol so customers can have their favorite Hubbards resoled down the road. For more information please visit: https://www.samuelhubbard.com/resole/
Hello! Socks are an individual choice. Since feet naturally sweat throughout the day, it does help prevent odors and fungal infections if a sock is worn to help absorb moisture. You may consider a "no show" sock. If anything, I would suggest an absorbent foot powder sprinkled in the shoe should you decide to opt out of a sock.
Hello. Thank you for your inquiry. Between the Free and the Fast the Hubbard Free offers more room in the toe box.
Hello! Thank you for your inquiry. If you wear an 8.5 in Rockport, then an 8.5 in our brand will likely suit you as well.