The 15 Best Sneakers For Wide Feet

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by Julia O'Donnell and BDG Commerce
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If you have wide feet, you’re likely (painfully) aware of how challenging sneaker-shopping can be. And while it's true that finding the best sneakers for wide feet takes a bit of extra digging, there are a few simple steps you can follow to ensure the shoes you order wind up fitting your feet comfortably. First (and most obviously), you’ll want to look for shoes that come in wide sizes whenever possible. You’ll also want to consider the size and shape of the toe box, which is a common problem area for wide feet, especially if you also have bunions. Generally, shoes with a round or square-shaped toe will work better than pointy or narrow styles. Styles made of stretchy mesh or other textiles are especially great, since they can stretch to fit the unique shape of your foot.

As far as style goes, you’ll find everything from performance running shoes that’ll keep your feet supported mile after mile, casual canvas tennis shoes that you can slip on any day of the week, and dressy leather sneakers that look great with anything from denim to dresses.

To help get you started, you'll find 15 of the best sneakers for wide feet rounded up ahead. All of them are available in wide (and in some cases, extra-wide) sizes, and even better, all of them are available on Amazon — so you're practically guaranteed to have the most fuss-free shoe-shopping experience ever.


The Lightweight & Comfy Sneakers With A Cult Following

With lightweight cushioning at the midsole, these New Balance cross-trainers are responsive with every step, and non-bulky for all-day wear — and they’ve earned 30,000 five-star reviews and counting. A Memory Sole insert provides a plush feeling, and the mesh and synthetic uppers keep things breathable while giving your toes room to stretch out. Note that these sneakers have a performance fit, so the brand recommends ordering a half-size up from your regular size.

Enthusiastic review: “I have 2 pairs of these shoes now and they are incredible. They are true to size and fit very comfortable. Doesn't take long to break them in, and they're just super cute and stylish. [...] I use them for my 12hour shifts and for workout and I have no issues with them. Good grip and traction, very comfortable and breathable, lightweight, and flattering. Highly recommend!!!”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 12 (regular and wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 12


These Reeboks That Are Totally Timeless

There’s nothing more timeless than Reeboks, and the Renaissance Joggers come in a range of sizes that are comfortable for wider feet. Boasting an old-school, chunky design, they have thick soles, a low-cut design for mobility at the ankles, and multiple brand callouts. Lightweight cushioning, roomy toe boxes, and a Memory Tech sockliner keep things comfortable while you jog, hike, or run errands.

Enthusiastic review: “Just classic, These shoes have been around forever and they are one of my go to’s. Amazingly comfortable and reasonably priced.”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 11 (regular and wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 2


The Running Shoes With Gel Cushioning

Another great athletic option, these Asics Gel-Venture 7 sneakers, have over 28,000 perfect five-star ratings on Amazon thus far. Featuring comfy gel-cushioned footbeds for maximum shock absorption, they have a classic lace-up style and roomy, slightly rounded toe boxes. Plus, they're sold in over 20 colors, making it easy to find a pair that fits in with your wardrobe.

An enthusiastic review: “Nothing to dislike about these shoes, sometimes Wide width is too wide but these are perfect. There is plenty of room for your toes but not sloppy in the heels. The soles do not pick up rocks and are long wearing. They have just the right amount of cushion.”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 12 (regular, wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 23


The Classic Keds In Wide & Extra-Wide Sizes

Simple and classic, the Keds Champion canvas sneakers come in both wide and extra-wide options, making them a welcome pick for a range of foot sizes. Available in shades like white, navy, and red, they boast the classic Keds’ white laces and white stitching, and the Ortholite insoles help enhance comfort. Note, however, that the toe boxes are a bit more narrow than other options on the list — but most reviewers have found them to be comfortable when they ordered a width that worked for them. Wear them with your favorite denim or to use them to add a casual vibe to a dress — either way, you’re guaranteed to get lots of use from them.

Enthusiastic review: “The extra wide are soooo comfortable. I'm not sure what the regular wide width shoe would've been like but these are cute, canvas is my fave, they're white, they're comfortable, they aren't flat without any support, they have soft thick insoles. I'm sure all their shoes are of this quality so wide foot or narrow I'd recommend these. I've had them for months and like they're STILL fantastic.”

  • Available sizes: 4 — 13 (regular, narrow, extra narrow, wide, and extra-wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 11


The Chunky Sneakers With Memory Foam Insoles

Skechers' popular D'Lites sneakers will add some serious '90s-inspired style points to just about any outfit. But that's not the only reason to love them, as more than 40,000 glowing positive reviews make abundantly clear. Designed with a chunky platform sole, the sneakers are sold in more than 30 color combinations, ranging from black and white to taupe and pink. They have cushioned memory foam insoles, a roomy, rounded toe box, and plenty of arch support.

An enthusiastic review: “This is my third pair love that they come in wide very comfortable and sturdy.”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 12 (regular, wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 39


The Dress-Up Sneakers By Dr. Scholl’s

If you’re looking for something that’s polished enough to wear to the office — but that you won’t mind wearing all day — these Dr. Scholl’s slip-on sneakers are the ticket. Reviewers have reported that this chic option is “very comfortable,” and you can choose from a range of colors and styles, including black faux snakeskin, gray microsuede, and more laid-back styles like blue tie-dye or simple white canvas. The anatomically cushioned shoes have platform soles, cushioned collars, and generously sized toe boxes.

Enthusiastic review: “I ordered these mainly because of the fact that they were cute and available in wide. But now that I have one pair, I truly want more colors. The comfort of these is fantastic. They fit perfect which is incredibly hard to find. The bonus act that the insole of the shoe comes out should i need to add a custom one or something like that really sealed the deal.”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 13 (select wide options)
  • Available colors and styles: 23


The Color-Block Sneakers Inspired By The ‘80s

A utilitarian sneaker doesn’t have to be boring, as proven by this ‘80s-inspired New Balance pair that comes in a range of fun color-block styles, like black and hot pink, coral and mint, and silver and white. Boasting tons of retro style, they feature a classic shape, and offer tons of comfort (think: midsole cushioning, spacious toe areas, and padded collars). Fans love them, too — they’ve earned a 4.6-star overall rating after more than 4,000 reviews.

Enthusiastic review: “They fit PERFECTLY! I have been on the hunt for shoes for the past 4 months. I've finally found the perfect shoes!!! I've only worn them one day, and received so many compliments! The colors are vibrant, the insoles are removable. They are SOooooooo comfortable, and I can finally walk at the end of my work day! This is my new go-to brand. I'm hooked!”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 12 (regular and wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 50+


These Stylish Sneakers In Wide & Extra-Wide Sizes

These fashion sneakers from Naturalizer are a great pick if you’re in the market for something casual but stylish — and they’d pair beautifully with anything from denim to joggers to skirts. According to the brand page, they’re made from leather with suede accents, and feature contoured support, big toe boxes, and cushioning for tons of comfort. Choose from options like a two-tone black and tan, or go sleek with an understated gray suede.

Enthusiastic review: “I have wide feet and finding fashionable and comfortable shoes is so hard. These are both! I absolutely love them. They are the most comfortable ones I’ve ever worn.”

  • Available sizes: 4 — 12 (regular and select narrow, wide, and extra-wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 4


The Mesh Walking Shoes That Reviewers Swear By

Some of the best walking shoes for wide feet, the Skechers Go Walk Joy sneakers have a flexible design that moves with your body. The mesh uppers are lightweight and breathable, and won’t constrict your toes. Offering high-rebound, responsive cushioning, multiple reviewers have reported that wearing these is like “walking on clouds.” They’re fan-favorites, having earned a 4.6-star overall rating after more than 5,000 reviews.

Enthusiastic review: “These are the best walking sneakers I’ve ever had. So comfortable! Feels like I’m walking on clouds.”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 13 (regular and wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 4


These Cute Slip-On Sneakers With Quilted Uppers

If you’re in the market for a comfortable shoe that with a vibe that’s a little less athletic, these slip-on sneakers are an amazing pick. The quilted uppers are chic and polished, and come in three colors: blush, natural, and camouflage. Roomy toe boxes prevent squeezing, and memory foam insoles cushion your feet as you walk.

Enthusiastic review: “Super comfy as soon as I slipped them on. I was surprised just how well they fit and yet are wide enough as a truly wide shoe all without looking clownish in this style of shoe. Nice cushioned areas around back of heel and top of shoe. Not too clunky feeling either.”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 11 (regular and select wide options)
  • Available colors and styles: 3


The Running Shoes Designed For Flat Feet

Arguably the best running shoes for wide, flat feet, this pair is constructed with wide toe boxes and high insteps — and they’re also helpful for conditions like bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis, too. Just as good, they’re available in both wide and extra-wide sizes. The patented PropelCore sole provides stable support and cushioning, while the mesh uppers offer breathability and keep things feeling lightweight. These shock-absorbing sneakers come in a handful of two-tone colors.

Enthusiastic review: “I have wide, flat feet and for years have been making the best of most mainstream lines of athletic shoes. These are amazing. I feel like I am walking on a cloud! I wore these for my morning walk and at the gym, and I am in love. Also, they even retail at a nice price point.”

  • Available sizes: 6 — 12 (wide and extra-wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 4


These Casual Canvas Sneakers With Leather Laces

Channel a casual summer day with these Sperry canvas sneakers that have genuine rawhide laces with barrel ties. A great everyday shoe, they’re constructed with linen uppers and cushy memory foam insoles. They’re available in natural shades like oat, as well as colors like creamsicle and pastel pink, and patterns like ombré, plaid, and stripes. They have slight platform soles, fairly spacious toe boxes, and racing stripe heel tabs in back.

Enthusiastic review: “I ordered these in a wide because I don’t like my shoes to be too tight on my feet. [...] These are perfect and my new favorites. They look and feel amazing and they are light and attractive on the foot. Exactly what I was hoping for.”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 12 (regular and select wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 80+


The Running Shoes With Lightweight Foam Technology

Engineered with the brand’s Fresh Foam technology, the New Balance Arishi running shoes are lightweight and offer superior cushioning — plus they come in colors like low-key black, as well as style-forward shades like ombré indigo or the two-tone oatmeal and lavender pictured here. The no-sew engineered mesh keeps things breathable, while the wide toe boxes provide plenty of room to stretch out.

Enthusiastic review: “I love New Balances because I have extremely wide feet and their shoes are very good and comfortable for people with wide feet. I highly recommend this! It is a great walking shoe and very comfortable!”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 12 (regular and wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 16


These Slip-On Sneakers For Walking & Errands

Another wildly popular pair of wide-fit shoes by Skechers, these slip-on sneakers are lightweight yet supportive, thanks to their breathable mesh construction and sturdy cushioned soles. The stretchy fabric makes them a particularly great option if you have bunions, and because they're exceptionally lightweight and flexible, they're also great for traveling.

An enthusiastic review: “These Sketchers are perfect. Light weight, comfortable and width is just right for my wide foot. I couldn’t be happier.”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 13 (narrow, regular, wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 27


The Hiking Shoes That Double As Sneakers

Some of the best hiking shoes for wide feet, this Columbia pair stands up to rough terrain, but the relatively non-bulky design means they work just as well for everyday wear. Built to last, the shoes are made with durable suede and leather with reinforced toe and heel barriers. But if you think that means the shoes are heavy, think again; they also feature mesh panels, lightweight midsoles, and cushioning that provides fantastic energy return. The traction rubber soles are designed for multi-season wear, and they’ll give feet a firm grip on dirt, mud, and rocks, while the spacious toe boxes won’t constrict your feet.

Enthusiastic review: “Needed wide hiking sneakers. These are great. I feel stable while hiking on uneven terrain. They are lightweight yet sturdy. Best of all comfortable! No blisters or sore feet after three hikes in them so far.”

  • Available sizes: 5 — 12 (regular and wide)
  • Available colors and styles: 6

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