Best Walking Shoes for Wide Feet

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As a person with wide feet, it really bugs me that many shoes are made only in a medium width fitting. I go to the store, find the perfect shoe and they NEVER have my size – even if they are made in wide.

First I have to be lucky enough to find a shoe that is actually made in a width wide enough for my foot (2E or 4E) and then that the right length is in stock in the right color.

It's a lottery which is why I buy online. In order to have some chance of getting the right size, I measure my foot fairly often as I know my feet are getting bigger and wider as I get older.

We are trying to build out a size chart on WooWalkers to help you get the right size. We have started with shoe brands we own and are building it out as we go. Pop over to that page and take a look – there's also details on how to measure your foot.

Wide feet can refer to feet that are wider than normal across the balls of your feet or across the midfoot. If you are not clear what I am talking about click the button immediately below for an explanation or just carry on to the review.

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The table below gives a quick view of the shoes reviewed in this article which cater for wide feet for both men and women. Use the jump links in the table as well as in the reviews to jump up and down the page quickly and easily. Blue links are for men, purple are unisex, & pink for women.


Navigation Tables & Quick Look at the Best Shoes for Wide Feet


Best Shoes for Wide Feet in 2019 – Men

Skechers Mens Equalizer 3.0 Oxford

Nike Monarch IV


Best Shoes for Wide Feet 2019 – Men & Women


Best Shoes for Wide Feet 2019 – Women

Dr Comfort Womens Vigor

Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 19

Propet TravelActive Sneaker


Best Walking Shoes for Wide Feet for Men

Most Comfortable Shoe for Wide Feet – Men

1. Skechers Men's Relaxed Fit Equalizer 3.0

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Shoe Specifications
Style:Casual Sports Shoe
Fitting:Medium to Extra Wide
Length:6.5 – 16 Half Sizes to 11.5
Upper:Mesh
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Not Removable
Activity:Regular Walking & Casual
Gait:Overpronators & Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:98%

Overview

This sporty walking and trainer/sneaker design shoe from Skechers with a knit mesh upper provides a great alternative style that’s great for walking and standing all day on your feet.

This shoe gives an exceptionally comfortable feel that is the hallmark of memory foam shoes but with the downside that the memory foam is not very durable.

Fitting

The laced shoe is available in medium and extra wide fittings and a wide range of sizes in several different colors.

The full lacing area provides plenty of opportunity for adjusting the shoe for an excellent fit around wide feet.

The Skechers Men’s Equalizer 3.0 comes with adequate arch support.

They are a great pair of everyday shoes generally running true to size or if anything a little large. So don't be tempted to order larger than your normal shoe size and if in between size order down in length.

For the width, the shoe seems to run very slightly narrow so order wider.

Comfort & Cushioning

The shoe has a padded collar to provide support around your Achilles and a relaxed fit with a better-shaped toe box to work for wider feet.

The Go Walk series is renowned for the memory foam cushioned insoles that provide excellent comfort and good shock absorbency from the lightweight midsole.

These are super comfortable and light, leaving your foot with more energy than normal at the end of the day.

With all that energy you could take another walk!!

Just kidding!

Style

The Skechers Equalizer 3.0 looks pretty good with the styling coming as a mix of athletic and casual shoe that can be worn anywhere except for the most formal situations.

There are nine color variations to choose from so finding one to give you the look you desire shouldn't present too great a problem.

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

The main requirement is the choice of width fittings but in addition, the flexible knit uppers give a little room for size adjustment.

The problem of the lack of lateral support is handled well by the lacing system that will pull up the sides of the upper to give a nice, snug fit.

Wrap Up

A quality memory foam footbed that provides a cushioned foundation for your foot for excellent comfort.

The good lacing system allows a great adjustable fit and improves lateral support.

Breathable uppers to keep your feet ventilated and drier.

Suitable for wearing all day in comfort.

Skechers Equalizer 3.0 – Features of Interest

Good Things

Best Seller

Great Cushioning

Lightweight

Oh So Comfy

Look Great Even in Wide

Multi-Purpose

Not So Good Things

Common to Memory Foam the Insoles Eventually Flatten

The Insoles Are Glued In (Least on My Pair)

Not a Great Choice if You Only Wear Leather?


Best Orthopedic Walking Shoe for Wide Feet – Men

2. Orthofeet Sorrento

Orthofeet Sorrento
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Shoe Specifications
Style:Waterproof Casual Hiking Shoe
Fitting:Medium to Extra Wide
Length:7 – 14 Half Sizes to 11.5
Upper:Mesh & Synthetic
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Removable
Activity:Casual, Light Hiking & Work
Gait:Overpronators & Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:85%

Overview

I know it's difficult sometimes to accept that you need shoes that are marketed as orthopedic shoes. The perception is that it somehow marks you as ‘different', though of course, this is just a personal perception.

It sort of brings up memories of school, where if you didn't fit in and do what everybody else was doing you were labeled as either cool or weird. And who wants to be weird right?

For this reason, I think the marketing of Orthofeet faces an uphill battle to persuade you that their product is really what you want.

Well, I'm not in school anymore and I guess neither are you, so let's put those thoughts behind us and concentrate on the features and benefits of the Orthofeet Sorrento that can help you as a guy with wide feet.

If you want a casual style outdoor shoe that will love your feet more than you hate the pain, then the Orthofeet range of shoes should be on your list to try out.

Fitting

There is a wide range of sizes and width fittings available, so you can certainly find a shoe that fits.

There's plenty of room inside the shoe so replacing the orthotics will not leave the shoe feeling too snug all around, as is the case with many other models.

The foot last made in a squarish shape with plenty of room in the toe box for your toes to spread out and do their job.

The shoe is nicely lightweight and made to help make walking as pain-free as possible for as many people as possible.

Comfort & Cushioning

The Sorrento is provided with great cushioning thanks mainly to the insole that is supportive of the arch and toe area particularly.

The cushioning and support is already excellent but the insoles are also removable should you wish to install your own custom orthotics.

The cushioning from the insole will also help if you have pain on the underside of your foot from plantar fasciitis.

Altogether a great men's walking shoe for wide feet and plantar fasciitis.

Style

The shoe is designed specifically for people with foot problems much like the Propet Men’s Stability Walker Sneaker but the styling is mainstream.

Even though there is a wide variety of foot problems that can bother you, solutions for one are often equally good solutions for a different problem with a similar need.

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

Medial support does a good job in countering overpronation, a common problem, especially for flat arched and wide feet.

It's fortunate that shoes that are made with medial support are equally suitable to neutral arch types.

Medial support is only really unsuitable for sportsmen who push the boundaries or people who have a supination issue where flexibility is much more important.

With an excellent range of width fittings and lace-up uppers that help tie down that fit, they are an excellent shoe for men with wide feet.

Wrap Up

Excellent room in the toe box to accommodate wide feet and give toes room to move.

Good orthotic and a design that allows for you to swap out with a custom orthotic without leaving your foot cramped.

Wide range of width fittings to suit just about anyone.

A shoe made by a company specializing in shoes to cater for all types of foot sizes and problems.

Orthofeet Sorrento – Features of Interest

Good Things

Multiple Choices for Foot Type

Great Brand

Premium Orthotic

Designed for Wider Feet

Good Fit with Space

Removable insoles & various width sizes

Not So Good Things

Can Take Getting Used To

Not Particularly Durable


Best All Day Walking Shoe for Wide Feet – Men

3. SAS Timeout Lace-Up Walking Shoe

SAS Time Out Men's Walking Shoe
£301.29
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Shoe Specifications
Style:All Day Walking Shoe
Fitting:Narrow to Extra Wide
Length:6 – 15 Half Sizes to 10.5
Upper:Leather
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Removable
Activity:All Day Walking
Gait:Overpronators & Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:91%

Overview

SAS or the San Antonio Shoe Company make some really excellent shoes and are one of my favorite brands.

The Timeout is a classic. Nice wide footbed for an excellent fit even if you have a wider than normal midfoot.

The midfoot width is important as it is the most common area where shoes can feel too tight because the last is shaped too much.

It is not an issue for this shoe!
Fitting

The Time Out boasts loads of room in the forefoot and a good height to the toe box for those of you who suffer from a little swelling as the day wears on.

They have plenty of space to accept orthotics without squeezing the available space too much as well.

Also a great range of width fittings from Extra narrow right up to extra wide and a full range of sizes in length too.

The wider last not only fits better but gives an overall larger surface area to the sole to spread pressure even more and reduce shock as well.

Comfort & Cushioning

These shoes are a little more expensive than some others on this page but they really are worth the extra money. I know you don't always get good value from expensive shoes but for my part, the comfort, durability and excellent quality of the shoe are fairly reflected in the pricing.

There are a number of features in the shoe. Excellent cushioning throughout and special pads at the main pressure points distribute the forces excellently. Special treatment at the heels too to take the shock out of your heel strike.

But the overall feel is the telling factor and that is one of comfort and moderate softness all day to leave your feet still fit for purpose at the end of a hard day's walking.

Style

The Time Out is styled as a classic walking shoe which is casual, a touch sporty and still smart enough for more formal wear in most situations.

The leather uppers are classy and soft, and you can instantly tell the shoe is a cut above the rest.

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

The Time Out is a roomy shoe that is built to last and built to A last that is squarer to give plenty of midfoot room that is often missing in the majority of mass-produced shoes.

They are hand made in the US to a wide range of widths and lengths to fit almost every foot shape and have enough room in the instep to accommodate you if you have a higher foot shape.

This is a Medicare and Diabetic Approved shoe that is truly very comfortable and top quality purchase. Get them!!

Wrap Up

An excellent top of the range walking shoe that offers superb levels of comfort.

Hand made with precision for high-quality standards of materials and workmanship.

A shoe that provides plenty of cushioning and comfort for all-day walking at work or for pleasure.

Wide range of sizes and widths to suit all comers.

SAS Timeout Lace Up Shoe – Features of Interest

Good Things

Cushioned and Super Comfortable

Roomy & Square Last

Great Leather Uppers

Top Quality Workmanship

Excellent Width Fitting Choices

Durable – Value for Money

Not So Good Things

Limited Color Styles

A bit Heavier than Some


Best Training Shoe for Wide Feet – Men

4. Nike Air Monarch IV

Nike Men's AIR MONARCH IV
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Shoe Specifications
Style:Multipurpose Training Shoe
Fitting:Medium to Extra Wide
Length:6.5 – 16 Half Sizes to 12.5
Upper:Leather
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Supportive
Activity:General Walking & Gym
Gait:Mild Overpronator & Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:88%

Overview

It's a walking tennis shoe for dads with wide feet! The Nike Air Monarch IV lifestyle shoe could be an option for the more mature who don't want the latest flashy teenager designs.

With the renowned air technology for great cushioning and stylish leather upper it looks restrainedly sporty casual.

Fitting

The shoe is designed with a round toe box that is not particularly roomy width wise though there is more room in the height.

So if you have a really wide forefoot then you might find they pinch your pinky.

If you need enhanced correction for overpronation you should note that whilst the shoe has good arch support there is no real anti-roll or stability reinforcement in the sole.

Available in medium and wide fittings but in a limited color selection.

Comfort & Cushioning

The Monarch IV is a budget end trainer from Nike that is intended for general casual wear and for the gym.

It does not contain all the latest technology but rather concentrates on giving moderate support and cushioning that works well for training and workouts as well as general walking around.

Because it is not over-cushioned, it can provide better stability and sure-footedness than the slightly less stable cushioned shoes that focus on comfort rather than attempting to handle the higher forces on the feet that more strenuous exercise entails.

It remains a good all-round multi-purpose sneaker.

Style

Styling is not the forte of the shoe and nor is it intended to be so but it still looks fine as long as you are not looking for the most up to date in design and fashion.

This is a trainer more suited to wearing with sports shorts and socks at the gym or with jeans for a casual night out with your mates.

And for those purposes, it works very well.

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

Nike does not make a huge number of their shoes in wider width fittings, focussing on the biggest slice of the market with their normal fitting shoes.

Even their normal fitting shoes can come up a bit skinny because of the smaller lasts used in the Asian factories where many are made.

The Nike Monarch IV does come in a wide fitting though and will fit you if you have a wide foot though will not be wide enough if you need a 4E or 6E fitting normally.

Wrap Up

A wide fitting shoe from Nike that is multi-purpose and aimed at the older end of the market.

Designed as a trainer for use at the gym or for regular casual wear.

A good stable shoe that has been around for ages and consistently maintains good ratings from users.

Styling is not exactly retro but is classic and so suitable for its target market.

Nike Air Monarch IV – Features of Interest

Good Things

Multi-Purpose

Cross Trainer

Leather Uppers

Budget Price

Removable Insole

Multiple Width Fittings

Not So Good Things

Medium a bit Narrow

Quite Heavy

Add 1/2 size for Custom Orthotics

Good Shoe for Dads


Walking Shoes for Wide Feet – Men & Women

Best New Balance Walking Shoe for Wide Feet

5. New Balance 928v3

New Balance Mens 928v3
£265.67
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NB Women's 928v3 Walking Shoe
£246.89
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Shoe Specifications
Style:Regular Walking Shoe
Fitting:Narrow to Extra Extra Wide
Length:7 – 16 Most Half Sizes Men
5 – 12 Most Half Sizes Women
Upper:Leather or Suede
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Removable
Activity:General Walking
Gait:Overpronators & Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:88%

Overview

From one of the world's premier sports shoe manufacturers comes a great walking shoe as competition for the Brooks Addiction Walker and sharing many similarities.

Great support, excellent cushioning are paired with a rollbar to add a bit of stability which will help overpronators and, to a lesser extent, those of you with a neutral gait.

This is a good looking walking shoe for exercise or for casual wear from New Balance.
Fitting

For those with wide feet in the midfoot, the New Balance 928v3 offers a square-shaped profile to the sole of the shoe.

This allows plenty of room for your foot to be cradled in the shoe without pressure at the sides in the midfoot.

The shoe also comes in several width fittings to suit the toe end of your feet so pick the width fitting that suits.

A full set of sizes in length too should guarantee a fit.

Lacing is also well taken care of with a spaciously open throat at the front of the lacing area and eyelets right to the top. This allows you to vary the lacing pattern to better suit your foot and get a really good fit.

Comfort & Cushioning

Apart from fit the 928's are a motion control shoe which means they have a roll bar built into the midsole to reduce torsional flex. This helps if you have a tendency to roll your foot inwards as it works to reduce the roll thus keeping your foot better aligned.

If you have a neutral gait the rollbar will not do much but if you are one of the smaller number of people who supinate then you should choose a different shoe.

The shoes have a nice leather or suede upper and look pretty classy. The design is sporty but also casual so you can look good wearing these out to informal occasions too.

The shoe is moderately lightweight and provides plenty of cushioning both underfoot and around the heel and collar area.

A very comfortable shoe that has good durability and versatility and is well suited to those with wider feet, and especially those with wide midfoot dimensions.

Style

Just an extraordinary ordinary timeless style!

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

New Balance made a wide range of width fittings for this product line to ensure that everyone can find a size and width fitting for a great fit.

The shoe has a fairly square last that affords a little more room in the midfoot than New Balance shoes generally accommodate which avoids any midfoot squeeze you might be familiar with.

These are an excellent shoe for overpronators with wide feet and equally suited to those with more neutral gaits.

Wrap Up

A good squarer than average shaped walking shoe from New Balance to give room in the midfoot and a spacious toe box to allow your toes to spread out.

Very good cushioning and comfort with the addition of a rollbar to provide a little extra stability and counter inward roll of the ankle and foot that is the signature of overpronation.

Good looking uppers that are good enough for casual or dedicated walking exercise.

The best walking shoe made by New Balance with the possible exception of the 990.

New Balance 928v3 – Features of Interest

Good Things

Wide in the Midfoot

Classy Leather or Suede Uppers

Cushioned and comfortable

Rollbar for Overpronators

Good Range of Width Fittings

Versatile Sporty Casual Looks

Not So Good Things

Limited Color Styles

Slightly Heavier than Some


Best Trail Walking Shoe for Wide Feet – Men & Women

6. New Balance 1300 Fashionable Trail Walking Shoe

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Shoe Specifications
Style:Waterproof Hiking Shoe
Fitting:Medium to Extra Wide
Length:7 – 14 Most Half Sizes Men
5 – 12 Most Half Sizes
Upper:Leather
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Removable
Activity:Light Trail & Regular Walking
Gait:Overpronators & Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:83%

Overview

The New Balance 1300 is a men's trail walking shoe that blends style and sophistication with outdoor ruggedness for a super cool look.

The beautiful two-tone leather uppers have plenty of cushioning around the heel and ankle and a strengthened heel cup gives the shoe better stability.

The shoe is provided with rollbar technology to offset any overpronation and comes with a waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry.

The New Balance 1300 is a stability shoe, with proper leather uppers. It's at home on the pavement and concrete roads as much as it is on the trail.

If the rugged man look suits you better than the sporty bouncy lightweight athlete style of running shoes then this could be the shoe for you.

Fitting

With fitting sizes running up to extra wide in width and also a full range of sizing for length, there should be no issues finding the right size for you unless you have very wide feet.

The shoe is a little low at the front of the instep which may worry those with very high insteps but provides more room further up the lacing opening to suit by far the most foot shapes.

Plenty of options from a good lacing arrangement that allows a few different options for lacing styles that will ensure a secure fit.

Mostly it runs true to size or possibly slightly small so if you're going to use with socks or possibly a custom orthotic, order up a half size.

I do suggest erring on the side of wider if you are in between with fittings to give you a little bit more room in the toe box.
Comfort & Cushioning

Cushioning is pretty good and gives some arch support.

But if you're looking for a plush cushioned shoe then my suggestion is to switch out the supplied insole for one that's more cushioned and/or supportive commercially available.

The shoe definitely hits the sweet spot between the casual look and dedicated hiking equipment.

If it's a true hiking boot you are after that is waterproof for proper all day hiking then you will be looking at competitors which have more focused offerings.

Style

Styling is somewhat restrained but suited to the designed purpose. It looks like a determined ‘getting things done' kind of shoe with an element of ruggedness running through the design.

The rubberized toe caps for extra protection against wetness is distinctive too as are the contrasting colored eyelets in the excellent leather uppers.

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

This is a great light hiking boot coming up in a range of width fittings.

Most hiking boots tend to be quite snug to provide stability for the ankles and for some this can just be too tight for comfort.

So if you are wide footed and regularly walk on trails that are not overly rugged then these walking shoes may fit the bill very nicely.

Wrap Up

A rugged style sneaker that provides a little extra toughness for surfaces that need more than the typical sports shoe outsole.

Although not waterproof there is some protection to the toe cap to stop water soaking the end of the shoe and your toes making it useful for tramping through short wet grass.

A good range of width fittings to suit your wide feet without cramping your style.

More suited to casual light hiking than all out, all day hikes for miles on the rugged countryside for which a dedicated hiking boot would be much better suited.

New Balance 1300 – Features of Interest

Good Things

Square Toe Box for Toe Spread

Great Leather Uppers

Cushioned and comfortable

Rollbar for Overpronators

Good Range of Width Fittings

Durable Outsole

Not So Good Things

Limited Color Styles

A bit heavier than some


Best Walking Exercise Shoe for Wide Feet

7. ASICS Fortitude Walking Exercise Shoe

ASICS Mens Gel-Fortitude 8
£211.31
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Shoe Specifications
Style:Walking Exercise Shoe
Fitting:Medium to Extra Wide
Length:7 – 14 Most Half Sizes Men
5 – 12 Most Half Sizes
Upper:Breathable Synthetic
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Removable
Activity:Exercise Walking
Gait:Overpronators & Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:82%

Overview

The ASICS Gel Fortitude is another squarish shaped sole profile shoe.

Offering good width in the midfoot and some width fittings up to 2E or Extra Wide.

The New Balance offer more width fittings but Medium to 2E covers most customers.

Fitting

The shoes go up to a size 14 in men and 12 in women which again covers most customers but you should note that again the New Balance range of sizes is wider.

However, there is more room in the lower instep area with a well shaped lacing opening.

The lacing system is provided with plenty of eyelets and extends right to the top of the shoe to get that fit right.

Comfort & Cushioning

The shoes have a good quality lightweight midsole that offers plenty of cushioning, comfort, and shock absorbance. There are gel pods to the front and heel to provide targeted cushioning at those high-pressure points.

Plenty of cushion to the Achilles and collar as well as to the tongue under the laces but not quite at the same quality as the New Balance which is reflected in the pricing differential.

Style

Rather limited on the colors available which may not be such a problem given the shoe is definitely more sporty than casual.

These shoes are meant for exercise and walking for the purpose more than for wearing when you are at parties or out and about. Of course, that doesn't mean you can't wear them to the shops.

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

The excellent range of width fittings up to extra wide will fit most people with wider feet but if you need a 6E fit then they are not going to go wide enough.

Apart from the width fitting options, the shoe has a squarer last that offers more room in the midfoot which is a common area of tightness for wide footed people in most shoes.

The toe box and instep are also nice a roomy which will be appreciated by many.

Wrap Up

A roomy sporty styled sports shoe with width fittings up to extra wide.

Extra room in the toe box and instep areas of the shoe will suit most with wide feet and especially if you have a higher than average instep.

A good wide fitting shoe from ASICS which will suit most looking for a walking exercise shoe.

ASICS Gel Fortitude – Features of Interest

Good Things

Walking Exercise Dedicated

Good Breathable Uppers

Cushioned and Comfortable

Impact Guidance System

Lightweight

Good Price Point

Not So Good Things

Limited Color Styles

Limited Quantities


Best Casual Walking Shoe for Wide Feet

8. Brooks Addiction Walker Shoe

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Brooks Women's Addiction, White
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Shoe Specifications
Style:Casual Walking Shoe
Fitting:Narrow to Extra Wide
Length:6.5 – 16 Most Half Sizes Men
5.5 – 12 Most Half Sizes
Upper:Leather
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Removable
Activity:Regular Walking & Casual
Gait:Overpronators & Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:88%

Overview

The Brooks Addiction Walker has been at the top of the list for overpronators for a very long time and deservedly so.

It is a classic casual styled sports shoe that is suited to a wide range of purposes from exercise walking to casual and for work too.

Many excellent features to be enjoyed with the Addiction Walker.

Fitting

A wide range of sizes from narrow to extra wide and plenty of lengths available too.

The shoe is built on a squarer last as with many shoes reviewed here, because of the extra midfoot width a squarer shape provides.

The lacing area is also roomy and provides ample lacing arrangements to be employed for the perfect fit.

Comfort & Cushioning

The Addiction Walker offers a very good supportive yet cushioned footbed and lots of cushioning elsewhere in the shoe.

Around the ankles and back of the Achilles, you can see the cushioning contained within the leather upper materials.

This shoe is made for extended wear and is well suited to wear all day long, providing extra stability for overpronators from its diagonal rollbar that resists torsional twist that overpronation tries to exert.

Style

A classically styled walking shoe that should be familiar to most.

The styling allows for use not only as a dedicated walking shoe but is also well suited to work situations where the job entails a lot of walking about such as warehouse workers, restaurant workers, and delivery operatives.

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

A huge range of fitting sizes and width fittings that will suit nearly everyone is coupled with a well-shaped shoe to give more midfoot room and plenty of room in the instep and toe box.

With the well-designed lacing system to keep the shoe positioned, additional stability from the rollbar and top levels of cushioning, this is an excellent shoe for wider footed people.

Wrap Up

A classic walking shoe from Brooks with versatile styling whether intended for exercise walking or casual or work use.

Good looking leather uppers with an excellent lacing system and roomy design shape to the last.

Loads of width fittings to suit most wide footed users.

Brooks Addiction Walker – Features of Interest

Good Things

Excellent Supportive Insoles

Good Cushioning & Comfort Throughout

Enhanced Shock Absorbing

Great Leather Uppers

Soft Cushy Feel Yet Stable

Rollbar Stability for Overpronators

Not So Good Things

Styling Old Hat


Walking Shoes for Wide Feet – Women

Best Hiking Shoe for Wide Feet for Women

9. Dr. Comfort Vigor Casual Hiker

Dr. Comfort Vigor Women's
£245.56
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Shoe Specifications
Style:Trail / Hiking Boot
Fitting:Narrow to Extra Wide
Length:4 – 11 Half Sizes to 10.5
Upper:Leather
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Removable
Activity:Power & Trail Walking
Gait:Overpronators & Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:92%

Overview

If you like walking outside through the forests around the trail with the family or your partner but still want that cute outdoorsy look then this is a shoe you should take a look at.

The leather upper is classy and I particularly like the brown color which would look great with jeans.

Fitting

Dr. Comfort makes shoes to solve foot problems like wide feet and Plantar Fasciitis. So it's of no surprise that the shoe comes in plenty of width fittings and sizes, so no stress in finding a fit to suit your foot shape.

The toe box is made to allow your toes to spread but doesn't look old maid like. There is a toe cap to protect from stubbing your toe as well.

It has a decent quality heel counter which adds to stability through your stride and some good quality removable insoles that provide adequate support.

If you need to fit custom insoles then no problem! The shoe is big enough to take them without making your feet feel claustrophobic.

Comfort & Cushioning

Some decent cushioning around the ankle and heel area gives some protection there along with a good degree of comfort.

If you're struggling with really bad overpronation then you'll probably want a shoe with better motion control but if it's mild, or not an issue, then the shoe will do its job of keeping your stride on track.

I suggest you try the supplied insoles as they are pretty good and have gel inserts to help with comfort, stability, shock absorption and support for wider feet.

Style

The thing is this shoe is stylish enough to be worn at work especially if you are walking about on rough surfaces. Granted your fancy pancy office manager wouldn't shine to it, but if you're working outdoors or maybe at some facility then they'll look perfectly in place.

The shoe has a great looking leather upper with elasticated no tie laces secured by the hook and loop strap that makes it really easy to get the shoe on and off.

Although it’s lightweight and comfortable it's not really waterproof although I guess you could boost that resistance with a waterproof application.

As a good rubber sole that is thick enough to protect you from brambles and the like but probably not up to standing on nails and so on. So it's not suitable for wandering around construction sites.

So much for its looks; let's talk about the inside because all women know the inside of the book is more important than the cover, right? Well, most of the time!!

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

Described as a hiking shoe, and suitable for Short Hikes and nature walks but don't expect it to perform like more expensive hiking boots designed for seriously long hikes.

This is a fashion conscious, short hike cum work boot which is also very lightweight and comes in Narrow, Medium, Wide, Extra Wide, and Really Seriously Wide width fittings!

A great light hiking and multi-purpose shoe for women with wide feet.

Wrap Up

Dr. Comfort Vigor hiking boots are a great choice no matter how wide your feet are.

This roomy boot is made to accommodate wider feet and is nicely shaped to accommodate most instep shapes with an excellent lacing system to tie down the fit.

Not limited to hiking though as many use the boot for work and walking where a little more ankle support is helpful though not tough enough for construction sites or similar environments for which it was not really designed.

An excellent option for the wider footed woman if the style matches your intended use.

Dr. Comfort Vigor – Features of Interest

Good Things

Multiple Widths

Lightweight Shoe

Durable

Wider Toe Box

Very Comfortable

Supportive

Light Hiking & Work Shoe

Not So Good Things

Harder Than They Look

Order Half a Size Longer


Best Athletic Shoe for Wide Feet & Plantar Fasciitis – Women

10. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19

12% savings
Brooks Women's Adrenaline GTS 19
£107.99
(As of: 2019/09/18 2:45 am - Details)
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Shoe Specifications
Style:Athletic Shoe
Fitting:Narrow to Extra Wide
Length:5 – 13 Half Sizes to 11.5
Upper:Fabric Mesh
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Removable
Activity:Power & Fitness Walking
Gait:Overpronators & Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:94%

Overview

There is a difference between trail walking and hiking. These terms are widely misunderstood now that trail running is the new buzzword.

When I was a little younger I did do some running until various joints began to complain and looking after my family grabbed my time. But I've never been a serious runner as in running non-stop for hours at a time.

Even when I was running, there were long periods of walking in between and especially when going uphill!

I think most ‘trail runners' are just as much trail walkers. And trail walking is its own thing anyway, differing from hiking mainly by speed, effort and focus put into walking. And so we have the term power walking.

Many of my friends who do power walking, do it on the trails because they find the variation in terrain gives them a better workout in a shorter time. It's also less boring and easier on the knees and power walking on concrete.

Anyway, the point of this diatribe is to explain that power walkers need shoes that have similar features to runners because the gait of a fast walker is in many respects similar to that of a runner.

And then there are people just like to look super sporty and athletic wearing running shoes despite never running. Perhaps because the designs of these are pretty fashionable these days.

Fitting

Wide feet do not need to stop you because Brooks has an excellent shoe in the Adrenaline GTS 19 – in fact, I'd say it's a super shoe.

With a wide range of width fittings sufficient to suit most wide feet, you'll be sure to find a size to fit perfectly.

Excellent control for overpronation and a stable shoe comes from guide rails built into the soles and midsole to keep your gait on track.
Comfort & Cushioning

The EVA midsole and excellent insole provide you with great cushioning to your plantar fascia & toes with additional cushioning through the shoe to provide a great experience.

The flexible mesh upper moves to fit your foot shape perfectly in the shoe simply looks great – and sexy! Oh, maybe that's why I like them!

There's a whole raft of features through the shoe to help you as a flat footer with overpronation that suitable for power walking, general exercise walking and even walking around town if you like the look.

Comfort and cushioning are both excellent, coming from a nicely cushioned midsole that offers support and softness and lots of cushioning around the uppers from the shoe tongue to the collar of the shoe to protect the ankles and Achilles.

Style

The Adrenaline 19 is a fashionable design with a clear sporty angle which looks great on your feet.

The colorful designs in feminine colors or more muted colors cover a range of personalities and use requirements.

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

The range of width fittings is the main decider to include this shoe in this selection for women with wide feet.

The lacing arrangement allows you to tighten the shoe down to your preference and ensure good positioning and the toe box is a little wider than most athletic shoes.

Add that to this highly cushioned and comfortable shoe and you have a winner for the under-served market for women with wide feet.

Wrap Up

An excellent, cushioned midsole in a premium sports shoe with wider width fittings to suit nearly every woman.

Fashionable and attractive colors with a trendy stretchable upper that looks pretty good.

This is truly a five-star shoe from Brooks that I heartily recommend whether your trail runner, trail walker, or just want to look stupendous!

View Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19 – Features of Interest

Good Things

Good For Vigorous Walking Exercise

Lightweight

Excellent Cushioning

Mild Overpronation Control

Good Breathability

Comfortable & Supportive Insole

5 Star Walking Shoe

Not So Good Things

A Little Pricey


Best Travel Shoe for Wide Feet – Women

11. Propet Travelactiv Fashion Sneaker

Propet Women's TravelActiv
£60.90
(As of: 2019/08/25 8:17 am - Details)
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Shoe Specifications
Style:Walking Sneaker
Fitting:Narrow – Extra Extra Wide
Length:5 – 12 Half Sizes to 9.5
Upper:Fabric Synthetic
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Removable
Activity:Walking, Casual & Travel
Gait:Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:89%

Overview

The Propet Travelactiv Fashion Sneaker is a super lightweight shoe that is airport friendly and perfectly suited to travelers and suitcases.

Available in a wide range of colors and sizes. With fittings of narrow, medium, wide, extra wide and extra extra wide and a full set of half sizes from 5 through to 12 mean to have no problem finding a pair to fit your wide feet.

Fitting

Propet makes shoes to fit nearly everyone rather than limiting production to only the biggest share of the market and so the Travelactiv comes in a huge range of width fittings and sizes.

This is a slip-on style shoe that treats your feet to rest from heavy sneakers and offer up plenty of room for your toes and the rest of your foot thanks to their stretchy uppers.

Comfort & Cushioning

This is another shoe with an attractive flexible mesh type upper welded to a lightweight cushioned, foamy midsole and outsole that makes for a super lightweight shoe.

However, that doesn't mean that the cushioning and comfort is altogether thrown out with the bathwater.

The flexible outsole provides enough shock absorbency to distribute forces across the sole of the shoe and the removable insole provides a level of support that may be enough for some.

Being a Propet shoe, there's plenty of room within the shoe to accommodate custom orthotics and upgrade the cushioning and support for those of you with the flattest arches.

Stylish lightweight and perfect for travel with a suitably shaped shoe last to give your feet room to expand and your toes room to spread out.

This is particularly important for travel shoes if you take a long haul flight where your feet tend to expand up in the air.

While you may be walking in the clouds on your Dreamliner, is not quite enough cushion in the shoe to describe them as cloud walkers!

Nice breathability and a good balance between being super lightweight and providing ample cushioning and support for most women.

Style

I wouldn't call the shoes high fashion but there is an interesting range of colors available which I invite you to check out – I particularly like the dark red one!

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

With the huge range of width fittings on offer, I think you can immediately see why the Travelactiv is included in this list of shoes for women with wide feet.

Many people do not just have issues with finding shoes that are wide enough across the toes but also find the midfoot area a problem where the shoe is markedly narrowed, much as I'd like my waist, across the midfoot. And others have problems with higher insteps that are pressured by skinny designs.

The Propet Travelactiv is a great travel shoe as well as a casual shoe for any woman who needs a wider fitting.

Wrap Up

A lightweight travel shoe which offers much better support and comfort than others in its class.

Suited for casual wear, holiday wear or walking about inside at work, it is a shoe that offers multiple use types.

The shoes have only a slight heel, sneaker style, and look classy with plenty of room for your feet and toes.

Well worth trying out if you are happy to accept that the shoe is not the most durable if frequently worn.

View Propet Travelactiv – Features of Interest

Good Things

Super Lightweight

Good Cushioning

Good Range of Colors

Easy to Put On

Accepts Orthotics

Multi-Purpose Use

Not So Good Things

Lightweight Durability

Better Shock Absorbance Available


Best Shoes for Flat & Wide Feet – Women

12. Mt. Emery (Apis) 9205 Mary Jane

Mt Emey 9205 Women's Mary Jane
$118.60
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Shoe Specifications
Style:Professional Work / Dress
Fitting:Medium – Extra Extra Wide
Length:5 – 11 with Half Sizes
Upper:Leather
Sole:Rubber
Insole:Removable
Activity:Casual & Dress
Gait:Neutral
Arch:Flat to Normal
Rating:86%

Overview

Bringing up the rear for no particular reason is the Mt. Emey 9205, Mary Jane.

The Mary Jane is a simple shoe design that Apis shoes, who own Mt. Emey, have made a little more attractive by detailing to the upper leathers.

Fitting

The shoe is made for wide feet and is another super lightweight shoe with EVA outsole. It is the ultimate in practicality and sensibility for people with super wide feet.

It's ideal for the wide and flat-footed woman because it has extra depth and width of the toe box for better toe placement and an elongated medial and lateral counter within the sole to improve support and stability and counter overpronation.

The shoe comes with multiple pairs of inserts that are removable so you can put in your own custom orthotics as necessary.

Apart from the fact that this supportive shoe has medial reinforcement, it looks pretty good despite being designed for feet that are particularly wide.

So if you have extra wide feet and need a shoe in wider fitting than normally available you might like to give this a try.

Comfort & Cushioning

This is an extremely lightweight shoe with a super cushioned sole that makes for all-day comfort.

Removable inserts allow you to fit custom orthotics if you need to vary the already good support for your particular circumstances.

Style

This is a classic Mary Jane style shoe with some nice detailing to the leather uppers to distinguish it.

The counter (or reinforcement) at the back of the shoe is elongated to provide extra stability so that the shoe can be designed with a quite low height which enhances their look.

For those looking for a professional work shoe that will provide plenty of width, support, and cushioning, look no further.

Why Are They Suited for Wide Feet?

Width fittings up to extra extra wide make this a perfect fit for you as a woman if you've very wide feet.

The design is shallow and stable with a little heel that makes them perfect for school teachers and other professionals that want a restrained yet fashionable, comfortable flat shoe.

Wrap Up

If you have very wide feet or just want a professional yet comfortable Mary Jane styled flat, then these should suit you fine.

Good cushioning and room for orthotics make this a versatile shoe even if you need more support (or different support).

Nicely detailed leather uppers take the shoe out of the ‘really boring' looking shoe category and make them much more up to date than many Mary Jane style shoes you see around.

Mt. Emey Mary Jane – Features of Interest

Good Things

Lightweight

Well Cushioned

Extra Depth & Toe Box

Quality Materials

Formally Casual

Professional Classic Flat

Not So Good Things

Strap a Bit Flimsy


Are You Aware of Your Foot Shape

Are You Wide Across the Midfoot or Just the Forefoot?

This is a very important question that never occurs to most people.

Every foot is individual and shoes have to fit many different foot shapes and so are always something of a compromise on perfection.

Shoes are made in different width fittings as well as to different overall shapes. Some have more distance from the footbed to the upper in the toe area, some are narrower than others at the heel, some have a low shape that doesn't suit people with full insteps.

For the wide footed you need to consider the outline of the shoe sole. Some shoes will be shaped like a shapely girl with a narrow waist and some will be more middle-aged man shaped with less of a ‘waist'.

The squarer shape in the outline means the measurement across the middle of the shoe is wider to people with a squarer shaped foot.

Measuring the foot across the middle does not help much because widths fittings relate to the measurement across the widest part of the foot just behind the toes.

The easiest way to tell is to see if the middle of your foot when standing in your normal shoes overhangs into the uppers and sort of bulges out at that point. If it does then choose a squarer sole shaped shoe. These shoes are in the center row of the navigation table.

Why aren't there more shoes made in a wide width fitting?

The medical world has its XRAY, MRI, DNA, and other tests to prove that humans are all physically constructed in little different ways.

The retail world, in the interest of simplicity and cost, has chosen to use letters like S, M, L, XL and N, M, W to give an estimate fit and cost. There is a gap that any shopper recognizes.

Manufacturers and retailers want to make money which does not always add up to serving everyone. With so many shoe sizes, adding widths multiplies the number of shoes that must be stocked hugely.

Serving the biggest slice of the market, medium makes sense but doesn't help you if you have wide feet because your choice becomes limited quickly.

We are not all built alike, nor do we fit the same letters. In addition, our brains give signals for the use of these differences.

Therefore, when dealing with anything that our feet need to use with the most efficiency and comfort, it is imperative that the first step is to consult your feet.

This is especially true of the extra wide foot for the first consideration is room for movement and relaxation.

In this article, we will show you, what is the best walking shoe for wide feet. It is only when the foot is given the opportunity to show its uniqueness, that the shoe is able to serve its best.

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Even Big Stores Often Do Not Have Many Choices for Wide Footed People – So Annoying!

What to look out for when buying

Even though feet are different and have different needs, there are similarities, and it is important that the store chosen to find walking shoes have several elements. It must be large enough to carry a variety of styles that might fit your needs.

It must have qualified people who understand the foot, with its different problems, and can identify them. Time should be given to examine feet and determine any particular characteristics. The atmosphere should be relaxed and comfortable in order for the customer to become informed as he makes his decision.

An intelligent and personable staff member should be able to answer all questions and give explanations. A return policy should be available, since the shoe may feel good at the first try, but reveal problems on the second try at home.

Alternatively, you can buy a couple of different pairs online and send the models that don't fit back to the shop. This is more of a hit-or-miss option, but is not a bad idea, if you don't have access to a retail store near your home.

When to Replace Your Shoes

It is time to replace your walking shoes about every 300-500 miles when the absorbency of the material begins to break down. The fact that the shoes will be used for “walking” should be made known immediately for different styles work best with specific activities.

This is because stress is located in various locations of the foot and your foot determines how best to deal with the stress of the activity. Feet may have high or low arches (flat feet), supination or overpronation, and wide or narrow structure. Wearing a wrong fit can bring the pain (back pain for example) not only to feet but to knees, hips, and legs.

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How to Analyze Your Foot Shape

Analyzing your foot is important. Wet your foot and step on a piece of colored or absorbent paper (see my guide about women's walking shoes here). The imprint will show an outside lining of the foot where the heel is connected with the rest of the foot.

It is easy to determine that the top part of the structure of your foot is extra wide. Arches are determined by the line from heel to the upper part of the foot. When there is no line of contact, it indicates a high arch which is rather rare.

The low arch gives a fully visible line of contact. It is most common for anyone over 165 pounds and the foot will roll to the inside. A shoe with stability and motion control is needed. The wider width of the foot is easily met by shoe size but is extremely important. The foot must have room to move and rest in comfort.

Here's a good article on how to determine if your feet are wide or narrow.

Alternatively, you can watch the following video:

How Do I Know If I Have Wide Feet? - Question of the Week

Examining your current shoe will help the clerk determine how much you will need help from the new shoe. The best shoe will cushion your heel when it first strikes the ground, supports your foot as it rolls to toe, and support your toe as it pushes on to the next step. The heels will be low and rounded to support the heel as it hits the ground.

When walking, the heel does not need too much cushioning but it does need flexibility. Bending the toe of the shoe back to heel will determine also how much resistance and arch support it gives.

All of this information is necessary to determine the differences and needs of your particular foot. The shoe industry has been most successful in designing different types of shoes, with amounts of flexibility, that will best serve you.

Taking the time and finding a store or staff member that will help determine your type is very important.

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