Basketball shoes for wide feet are hard to come by. The number of performance basketball shoes that aren’t suitable for wide footers out there is impressive. There’s nothing worse than ordering a pair of sneakers, waiting patiently for them to arrive, then trying them on and finding out they don’t fit.
With the surge of online shopping and the slow death of malls, wide footers might not get the chance, or just flat out don’t have the time to try sneakers in-store. Which makes it hard to avoid buying cool-looking foot vices.
We have you covered here at WearTesters. We test hundreds of sneakers each year to determine the best overall basketball shoes for the year, but also the best shoes for different on-court needs. So, here are the best basketball shoes for wide feet. Check it out.
Last updated 03.16.2023
Best Basketball Shoes for Wide Feet Show
- Best Basketball Shoes For Wide Feet: Performance Models
- Best Budget Basketball Shoes for Wide Feet
- Best Outdoor Basketball Shoes for Wide Feet
Best Basketball Shoes For Wide Feet: Performance Models
Best Basketball Shoe for Wide Feet
The Curry 10 is Stephen Curry‘s third signature sneaker under his own brand, and it’s even better than the second one which was already an excellent performance basketball shoe. The Curry 10 lands the number one spot on our list of the best basketball shoes for wide feet and also has a slot on our list of the Best Basketball Shoes overall, but it also makes this one, too.
The key here for wide-footers is the last. It has considerable width and will accommodate most, if not all, foot shapes and sizes. On top of that, you get Under Armour’s Flow technology which offers the smoothest rides out there. Read the full review. Price: $160
Way of Wade All City 10 V2
The Way of Wade All City 10 V2 implements upgrades from the regular Way of Wade All City 10. Way of wade shoes already have wider last, but one of the best features the V2 incorporates is the functional midfoot strap. Most straps on performance basketball sneakers don’t work and are there for the placebo effect. However, this enhances containment and allows you to adjust the fit to accommodate wide footers.
The well-sculpted and padded heel also adds to the support and fit. Finally, there’s 3/4 length Boom cushion for underfoot comfort. The Way of Wade All City 10 V2 is one of the best basketball shoes from the brand this year. See the full review. Price: $149
Way of Wade 10
Again, Way of Wade shoes in general are great for wide-footers because of their wider last. The Way of Wade 10 is lightweight and offers great cushion, provided by a dual-density foam set up: Cloud Foam and Pebax. It feels like Zoom Air took steroids and was put under your feet. Simply put, this is one heck of a shoe to play in. If you’re a fan of DWade or want to try non-mainstream shoes, this sneaker is for you. The upper is light and breathable, and they fit true to size. A bit pricey but worth it. Read full review. Price: $225-240
Nike PG 6
The Nike PG 6 delivers great performance. The midsole is made up of full-length React foam, which feels soft and has some rebound to it. The upper is a basic, layered Jacquard, which does take a bit of break-in time but should make for a custom feel and fit—getting the EP version wouldn’t hurt for wide-footers but they’re accommodating enough for most foot shapes. Read the full review. Price: $120
Wade Shadow 4
The Wade Shadow 4 is another pick from Way of Wade, and the fact is that the wide last with which they construct their shoes are perfect for wide footers. In terms of cushioning, we have a dual-density foam midsole that combines Cloud cushioning (an EVA-based foam) and a forefoot BOOM puck (which is Pebax-based). Price:
Nike LeBron Witness 7
The Nike LeBron Witness 7 begs the question: where else can you find nearly full-length Air for $115?. There’s much toe box wiggle room as well so wide-footers should be able to fill up that space for a one-to-one fit. Read the full review. Price: $115
adidas Harden Vol 6
The adidas Harden Vol 6 is a great comeback from the heavily criticized adidas Harden Vol 5. The materials are on the cheap and outdated side of the spectrum, but they do still conform to the foot really well and will allow for a nice break-in period. The full-length Boost midsole is very much welcome and feels like the first signature shoe for James Harden. Read the full review. Price: $140
adidas Dame 8
The adidas Dame 8 is one of those shoes that may look basic to you, but it does pack a lot of tech. One of the highlights of the sneaker is the brand’s newest cushion technology called BouncePro. It’s a dual-density foam setup with a combination of soft and firmer foams. The materials are also accommodating enough that wide footers will enjoy the sneaker’s fit. Little to no break-in time as well. Read the full review. Price: $120
New Balance TWO WXY V2
The New Balance TWO WXY V2 is an upgrade from the last version and is even better than their flagship model for the Klaw. The traction is fantastic for as long as it lasts. The cushion with FuelCell and Abzorb DRS works well for most positions. The FitWeave upper is comfortable and moves well with your feet. The fit is accommodating enough for wide-footers to enjoy it. Read the full review. Price: $130
Best Budget Basketball Shoes for Wide Feet
The Curry 3Z6 might look basic, but their on-court performance definitely is not. The whole rear section is synthetic leather, which combines quick to no break-in time with good containment and added durability. The MicroG used feels fluffy and very responsive as the cut is thin. Wide footers can also go true to size. Read the full review. Price: $80
Best Outdoor Basketball Shoes for Wide Feet
Wade Shadow 4
The Wade Shadow 4 makes an appearance in our Wade All City 11 review. The midsole is composed of two technologies. The main foam you’re going to feel is Cloud, an EVA-based foam. The forefoot features a BOOM puck which is Pebax-based. Don’t worry if they feel stiff to start. The last is also wide to accommodate most feet. We promise the break-in will be worth it. Price:
I do not understand how the Zoom Freaks are not in the list. I have also tried on the Lebron 19s in store and they are NOT Wide foot friendly at all. I am normally a size 12 2E and I tried a 12 on in the 19s and they do not fit, I had to try on a 13 and the width was good with a finger-width length at the end. However the Giannis Zoom Freak 3s and 4s fit my feet well in size 12. This list is questionable.
We have wide footers that test shoes. Every foot is different (especially regarding where the foot gets wide) which explains why you may sometimes differ from the testers’ opinion.
As for the Freak 4, it will likely get added to the list once we finish the performance review. We don’t put shoes on these lists until performance reviews are complete and we are confident in our findings.
Hello there, I’ve watched the video review about 361° Zen 3. I think the shoe is very interesting. But I can’t find any Zen 3 in my country. Instead there are lots of Zen 4 in the stores. Since I can’t find the review about zen 4 either from weartester, I’m wondering how the Zen 4 compared to Zen 3?. Hope you guys can answer my question, thank you.
Hey, I’ve read and watched a lot of your reviews. I’m very interested in 361° Zen 3 since it’s a wide feet outdoor shoe. The problem is I can’t find any Zen 3 in my country, instead there are a lot of Zen 4 around. I am wondering how the Zen 4 compared to Zen 3. Is there gonna be a review about Zen 4? Thank you guys.
The Zen 3 is older and will soon be removed from the list. We haven’t tried the Zen 4 yet but are hoping to soon.
How about bball shoes for wide footer with high instep