The 15 Best Sneakers for Wide Feet, From Asics to Alo Yoga (2024)

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Let’s talk about footwear for wide feet. A lot of us have wider soles, and they can make shopping for cool sneakers a struggle. Tennis shoes often run narrow, squeezing wider feet to an impressive level of discomfort. Those feelings evaporate when the best sneakers for wide feet are finally found—but there are key details to look for first.

Marina Chen, founder of comfortable shoe brand Vivaia, says two main points can help you distinguish shop-worthy sneakers for wide feet from pairs that are just okay. First is the way the shoe feels on your foot: “A soft and flexible material that you have zero hesitation to put your feet into is key,” she says. Second, look at the particulars of the brand’s fit and silhouettes to find a wear-all-day fit. She advises keeping a special eye on styles with added room in the toe box, a high instep, and a generally wider width.

Once you’ve found work sneakers or running shoes that meet those criteria, Dr. Amnon Barnea of Walk NYC Podiatry says first impressions are paramount. “[Shoes] should immediately feel good the moment you try them on. There’s no ‘getting used to them.’” For wide feet in particular, he adds, “If the shoes are too narrow, the person’s feet will immediately let them know. The person just needs to be tuned [in] or listen to their own body."

Don’t suffer a squished fit ever again. It’s time to take a load off with the 15 best sneakers for wide feet ahead. Each pair we picked meets Chen’s and Barena’s criteria—and comes backed with glowing shopper reviews.

The Best Sneakers for Wide Feet of 2024

Best Overall Sneakers for Wide Feet

New Balance Made in USA 990v6

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Best Overall Sneakers for Wide Feet

New Balance Made in USA 990v6

“New Balance is hands down the best company [for wide shoes], with up to 6E (XX-Wide) for men and 4E (XX-Wide) for women,” Barnea says. “They even have wide width for kids.” This sneaker has a bit of the dad vibe with performance elements woven in, like a mesh underlay and advanced midsole cushioning.

Sizes: 5–12

Colors: Navy, gray, black

What reviewers are saying: “I’m a hard-to-fit size—women’s 6.5 EE. New Balance is the one brand who has faithfully made the 990 in my size and width.”

Best Chunky Sneakers for Wide Feet

Hoka Clifton 9

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Best Chunky Sneakers for Wide Feet

Hoka Clifton 9

Another pick from Barnea—and surely to no one’s surprise—is Hoka, which seem to be the shoes for any and all types of foot. In this case, the Clifton comes in two widths for a more personalized fit.

Sizes: 5–12

Colors: White, blue, black, and more

What reviewers are saying: “The cushioning took a little getting used to but, now I love the feel. My legs are not as tired after my walks when I wear these shoes. I tried them after hearing they last 2-3x longer than other name brand walking shoes.”

Most Durable Sneakers for Wide Feet

Vivaia V Prime

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Most Durable Sneakers for Wide Feet

Vivaia V Prime

Looking for a white tennis shoe that will last beyond the first wear? Chen recommends this take on a modern, gender-neutral sneaker. “It pairs perfectly with any outfit, and features our signature easy-on, easy-off elastic laces and water-repellent exterior,” she says.

Sizes: 35–43

Colors: White, beige, camo, black, and more

What reviewers are saying: “At first I thought they were too big, because I was not used to feeling so comfortable in any shoes ever before. Now I don’t want any other! They carry amazingly from first moment. No need for some time together them fit. Wide feet friendly.”

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Best Cushioned Sneakers for Wide Feet

Asics Gel-Nimbus 25 Wide

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Best Cushioned Sneakers for Wide Feet

Asics Gel-Nimbus 25 Wide

Asics always offer unparalleled and lightweight comfort. This version of the brand’s classic Gel-Nimbus gives you maximum cushioning and support in a silhouette designed specifically for wider feet.

Sizes: 5–13

Colors: Black/silver, rock, blue, gray, papaya, black/yellow

What reviewers are saying: “I highly recommended these shoes. I work as a nurse and I’m constantly on my feet. I was looking for light and comfortable shoes for 12 hour shifts. I am so thrilled to have found the right shoes.”

Most Versatile Sneakers for Wide Feet

Vionic Winny Sneaker

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Most Versatile Sneakers for Wide Feet

Vionic Winny Sneaker

Select from two widths for a white sneaker that is ideal for all-day wear. A laid-back sneaker like this truly goes with everything.

Sizes: 5–12

Colors: White, gray, black

What reviewers are saying: “These are the most comfortable leather sneaker I have tried. The arch support is subtle but there.”

Most Options of Sneakers for Wide Feet

Brooks Ghost 15

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Most Options of Sneakers for Wide Feet

Brooks Ghost 15

Brooks is known among runners as a shoemaker for comfortable, long-lasting sneakers. But the best part of this style? There are 37 colors and four widths to choose from, so you can pick a sneaker that really suits you.

Sizes: 5–13

Colors: Peacoat, oyster, black, white, and more

What reviewers are saying: “The Ghost 15 has a wide toe-box. That’s why I bought them. I have a neuroma in the ball of my foot that only bothers me when the foot is constricted. With the wide toe-box there is no constriction and no discomfort.”

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Best Lightweight Sneakers for Wide Feet

On Cloudrunner Wide

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Best Lightweight Sneakers for Wide Feet

On Cloudrunner Wide

It really does feel like you’re running on clouds with these shoes. This iteration brings that same feeling to a wider silhouette, so everyone can experience barely-there striding.

Sizes: 5–11

Colors: White/flame, white/frost

Best White Sneakers for Wide Feet

Alo x 01 Classic

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Best White Sneakers for Wide Feet

Alo x 01 Classic

Having sold out almost immediately when it first launched, Alo’s retro sneaker engineered for performance recovery is finally back. The sole has extra bounce to support pressure points in feet, knees, hips, other joints, and the back.

Sizes: 5–16.5

Colors: White, black

What reviewers are saying: “The most comfortable shoe I own in my closet. A great purchase worth the money. Perfect fit with the shoe size. The comfort is unmatched like no other.”

Best Platform Sneakers for Wide Feet

Naturalizer Morrison 2.0 Lace Up Sneakers

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Best Platform Sneakers for Wide Feet

Naturalizer Morrison 2.0 Lace Up Sneakers

Coming in three widths, this Naturalizer sneaker is tailored to your foot. The height-boosting platform sole is also a subtle but fun touch for casual outfits.

Sizes: 4–13

Colors: Warm white, white/daydream blue, white/turtledove, silver, gold, coriander brown

What reviewers are saying: “This lace up sneaker is great! Super comfortable from the first wear. No ‘getting used to it’ phase. Very easy to wipe of any scuffs that come along. A very light shoe. No ‘clunkiness.’ I’m very pleased with my purchase. I really love the ability to get my size of shoe in a ‘wide.’ Highly recommend.”

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Best Running Sneakers for Wide Feet

Nike Pegasus 40 Road Running Shoes

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Best Running Sneakers for Wide Feet

Nike Pegasus 40 Road Running Shoes

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The Pegasus is one of Nike’s most popular sneakers, putting a spring in your step with responsiveness and neutral support—plus, a rounded toe and roomier width ideal for any runner with wide feet.

Sizes: 5–12

Colors: Photon dust, deep jungle, pink oxford, sea glass, and more

What reviewers are saying: “These are the most comfortable pair of running shoes I’ve ever worn. The color way is perfect. Absolutely love them.”

Best Lifestyle Sneakers for Wide Feet

APL TechLoom Zipline

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Best Lifestyle Sneakers for Wide Feet

APL TechLoom Zipline

Aside from being absurdly lightweight, these APL sneakers have a knitted upper that’s suited to people with wide feet. It expands and contracts to mold to your foot.

Sizes: 5–11

Colors: Bellflower, ivory, tan, bubblegum, and more

What reviewers are saying: “Extremely comfortable shoe. Walked the streets of NYC for four days walking 20k plus steps a day and my feet felt great!”

Best Leather Sneakers for Wide Feet

Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers

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Best Leather Sneakers for Wide Feet

Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers

Don’t doubt the versatility of Golden Goose. The brand’s sneakers can support most types of feet, as the leather molds to the shape of your foot with time.

Sizes: 5–12

Colors: White

What reviewers are saying: “It’s super comfortable, and I love the distressed look. I don’t have to worry getting it dirty because it’s designed like that.”

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Best Dad Sneakers for Wide Feet

Saucony Integrity Walker 3 Wide

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Best Dad Sneakers for Wide Feet

Saucony Integrity Walker 3 Wide

The dad shoe to top all dad shoes arrives in the form of this chunky Saucony sneaker. Plus, there are four widths to choose from—including extra wide.

Sizes: 5–12

Colors: White, black, gray

What reviewers are saying: “Purchased my pair of Integrity Walker 3 in Wide width as I have bunions and need a wider toe box. I am very pleased with the comfort and support these give.”

Best Adidas Sneakers for Wide Feet

Adidas Superstar XLG Shoes

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Best Adidas Sneakers for Wide Feet

Adidas Superstar XLG Shoes

Those iconic three stripes bring some welcome color into an everyday outfit. And with the rounded toe box, this shoe is also an Adidas style that’s comfortable for wide feet.

Sizes: 5–11

Colors: White/clear sky, white/black, white/green, burgundy/white, night/white

What reviewers are saying: “Love it! It’s a very comfortable shoe. would buy it again!”

Best Customized Sneakers for Wide Feet

Hilma The Fit Three

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Best Customized Sneakers for Wide Feet

Hilma The Fit Three

With personalization at its core, Hilma creates a shoe that is literally made for your foot. An online test allows you to find one of three widths that is most accommodating to your foot’s unique shape and size. (Translation: These sneakers feel custom-made for your feet.)

Sizes: 5–12

Colors: Gray, purple, evergreen, dew, blue, rose, green, sandstone

What reviewers are saying: “Just got my Hilma’s this week. Wore them on a 5 mile hike. Super comfortable and super supportive.”

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