FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with a flat to medium arch looking for support.
MAXIMUM CUSHION AND SUPPORT: Super soft and protective, these shoes provide the maximum stability with a soft, cushioned feel.
PLUSH CUSHIONING AND FULL-BODY ALIGNMENT: The Super DNA midsole provides 25% more adaptable cushioning than our standard DNA midsole while the Extended Progressive Diagonal Rollerbar guides your body back into its natural motion path with added support.
ENHANCED FIT: The improved fit of the soft, engineered air mesh upper offers a spacious toe box, structured saddle, and an external heel counter for reinforced stability.
GUARANTEE: With Brooks’ True Blue Guarantee, take your gear for a trial run and if you’re not 100% satisfied within 90 days, return it for free.
Review: The Brooks Beast 18 are stability running shoes designed for low to medium arches and overpronators. They are available in wide and extra-wide and provide a solid, stable and well-cushioned platform which is ideal for heavier runners.
The shoe is great for severe overpronators because it is equipped with an extended progressive diagonal rollbar that serves two functions – to support the arch and to guide your stride from heel strike to toe off.
Available in wide and extra wide.
PDRB Progressive Diagonal Rollbar.
External heel counter helps direct the foot and prevent overpronation.
Well-cushioned and stable.
A bit heavy.
A serious support running shoe with sizes up to extra wide. These are the best wide running shoes for big guys.
Trail Running Shoes: Featuring an aggressive grip, precise foothold, and protection, the Salomon Speedcross 5 Wide is the ideal wide fit shoe for runners who want to conquer soft, technical trails
Get Rough: With deep, sharp lugs for an improved grip and a more dynamic upper for better fit and stability, the Speedcross 5 Wide is the perfect shoe for trail runners who aren't afraid of wet, dirty terrain
Go The Distance: Whether you love road running in your neighborhood, an escape to a local trail, or something more rugged, Salomon makes shoes that ensure you have a smooth ride on any and all terrain
Time To Play: Whether you are into trail running, hiking, backpacking, or mountaineering, Salomon has shoes and gear for kids, men and women to help you conquer a new distance, personal record, or event
Since 1947 Salomon has created innovative outdoor sports gear; From running and hiking to backpacking, skiing and more, our shoes, boots, bags, apparel and accessories help make any path your own
Review: A very popular neutral trail running shoe, the Salomon Speedcross is well padded and supportive, with a rugged design meant to keep mud and rain out and a sole that prevents slipping and does not trap stones.
Aggressively lugged sole for traction on the most technical trails.
EnergyCell+ provides cushioning.
Built-in mudguard in the toe area.
Available in wide.
Runs ½ size small.
A foot-hugging trail running shoe that stays in place and prevents slipping.
THIS MEN'S SHOE IS FOR: Runners who need a perfect blend of support, cushion, flexibility, and reliability. The modernized, streamlined design satisfies runners who crave a low-profile look.
SUPPORT AND CUSHION: Provides just the right amount of stability and support, great for overpronation while providing high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Adrenaline GTS 19
BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT Crash Pad cushions each footfall and works with BioMoGo DNA to adapt to your every stride.
MODERNIZED FIT: A new streamlined, engineered mesh upper with 3D Fit Print offers the structure and proven fit the Adrenaline is known for-without excess bulk.
GUIDERAILS HOLISTIC SUPPORT SYSTEM: We've shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.
THIS WOMEN'S SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether you’re a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, you’ll find plenty to like.
SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11
BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.
Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle
FLYTEFOAM Midsole Technology - Our FLYTEFOAM technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams
AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability
Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support
Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe
Review: The Asics GT-2000 8 is a stability shoe with some serious structural features that prevent overpronation and encourage correct alignment.
The Trusstic guidance system in the sole and midsole of the shoe prevent overpronation and the guidance line midsole coupled with the heel clutching system encourage a natural stride and normal pronation.
Review: These neutral road running shoes from Reebok offer plush but responsive cushioning in a lightweight package. Raised sidewalls on the midsole foam offer a little stability while the multilayered mesh upper provides a snug, secure fit.
These shoes are naturally a little wide in design to provide a comfortable fit for wide feet.
FuelFoam midsole provides good shock absorption.
Lightweight and comfortable.
Some durability issues.
These are a comfortable pair of running shoes are lightweight and comfortable enough to be your all-day shoes.
Review: Switch things up! This minimalist style shoe from Inov-8 goes from road to trail with ease. The rugged outsole features smaller lugs that are appropriate for trail running, without being too large and clunky when you have smoother urban surfaces beneath your feet.
The shoe has a minimalist feel with just a little cushion provided by Inov-8s Powerflow midsole technology that claims to be 10 percent better at dispersing shock, and 25 percent better at returning your energy back to your stride.
If you have wide feet, then getting shoes that are wide enough to be comfortable is going to be the most important part of your shoe selection journey.
But, you also need to pay attention to a few other key features:
Stability versus Neutral
This is the biggie that will make or break your relationship with your shoe. You need to know your arch shape and whether or not you overpronate.
If you have flat or low arches, chances are you overpronate and need stability shoes. If you have medium or high arches, you will most likely need neutral shoes.
At the extreme end of the stability spectrum you have motion control running shoes which are designed for the severe overpronator who has little to no foot strength or stability and needs all the help he can get!
Alternatively, if you’re looking to go the barefoot route and deal with your pronation issues through strengthening your feet, have a read of our guide to the best barefoot running shoes.
If you know you’ve got flat feet, be sure to check out our list of the best running shoes for flat feet. The vast majority of them are well suited to wide feet because, by nature of being flat, flat feet tend to be wider!
High versus Low Drop
This is the next most important factor. It never used to be a big deal but there are a wide range of drops available now that could be confusing.
Broadly speaking, if you land on the ground with your heel, you need a higher drop shoe (10mm and up). If you land on your midfoot then you’ll be looking at around 8mm. If you toe strike, then anything less than 8mm will be your ideal drop.
Cushioned versus Responsive
This is becoming less of a trade-off as technology advances. But, usually, a plush shoe with maximum cushioning will be a little slower and less responsive.
Similarly, more responsive shoes are likely to feel a little firmer.
How do I Know when to get Wide Running Shoes?
The simplest way to know whether you need wide running shoes is to measure your foot using a Brannock Device in a shoe shop. Or, simply try on a range of shoes in normal width and wide and see which ones feel more comfortable.
If you have wide feet, you’ll feel an uncomfortable pressure along the sides of your feet. Alternatively, you can measure the width of your feet manually and match it up to the chart above.
What is a Regular Width Shoe?
Regular width shoes, also known as medium width, are different for men’s and women’s shoes. Medium width for women is B while for men it is D. For women, a wide shoe is D while for men it is 2E.
What is the Difference Between Regular and Wide Width Shoes?
Only about 10mm! In wide shoes, it is only the upper that gets a little wider but in extra wide shoes the sole unit also gets a bit wider.
What Brand of Running Shoes are Best for Wide Feet?
Any brand that offers wide and extra-wide sizing options is great for wide feet. However, some brands are more naturally wide fitting like New Balance, Brooks, Adidas and Reebok.
Which Asics are Best for Wide Feet?
All Asics shoes tend to run on the narrow side, but Asics do offer wide fit options for their shoes so any model that offers this is a good choice.
Which Nike Running Shoes are Best for Wide Feet?
Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus is the most popular option for wide feet and also just a popular option all round.
I hope you found my reviews of the 21 best running shoes for wide feet of 2023 helpful.
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