We all already know how hard it is the find the right running shoe. There are so many things to consider. Do we like the materials? Is the cushion soft enough? Will the traction grip the surface I usually run on? The decision becomes exponentially more complicated when you have wide feet. More often than not, people with wide feet hesitate to order online because the fit may not be suitable. To save you stress, we have compiled the Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet.
Why make the Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet list? Because the running shoe market has a lot of different categories. There are neutral running shoes, speed day or tempo running shoes, stability running shoes, race day running shoes, trail running shoes, etc. This list cuts through the marketing and clutter to identify the shoes that provide wide footers with the best options.
The best running shoes for wide feet have to be accommodating. The uppers have to be more forgiving, and the last has to be wider, even just by a little bit, to help a wide foot enter and exit with ease. For our wide foot crowd, our Best Running Shoes Overall list should be used in conjunction with this best running shoes for wide feet list to figure out the right shoe for you.
If you wish to see all of our detailed running shoe reviews, you can check out our Running Shoe reviews page.
Categories are used below so you can easily find what you want. If you know what you need, you can simply click the category. If not, feel free to browse the whole list.
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Let’s get into our picks:
Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet
- Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet
- Best Trail Running Shoes for Wide Feet
- Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet Now on Sale
Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet
Hoka Clifton 9
The Hoka Clifton 9 is the best, most versatile Clifton to date. It’s the same great neutral cushioned shoe with added bounce and elasticity in the midsole and increased durability in the outsole. The upper is, as usual, super comfy and the fit is accommodating. There’s also a wide version for those that need it. Improved arch support will excite flat footers, but some may find it a bit distracting. It’s a great shoe for everyone from beginners to seasoned vets and can handle jogging, easy running, recovery runs, and long runs. See the full review.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 5mm, Price: $145
Asics Gel-Nimbus 25
The Asics Gel-Nimbus 25 isn’t a snappy shoe, but there’s plenty of soft FF Blast+ cushion underfoot. That, alongside an absolutely luxuriously comfortable upper, means the Gel-Nimbus 25 is ready for a ton of road miles. We don’t recommend using it for any of your speed work, but you can churn out miles in the Gel-Nimbus 25 while saving your legs from harsh asphalt and roads.
As an added bonus, the foam flares out from the foot, creating an incredibly stable platform. Oh, and it’s built to accommodate tons of foot types. Wide-footers, flat-footers, and beginners (who are likely still figuring out what their feet are) will all find a shoe that works for them. And for wide-footers that need even more room, Asics sells an extra wide version that may be perfect for you. See the full review.
Fits: True to Size, Drop: 8mm, Price: $160
New Balance Fresh Foam X More v4
The New Balance Fresh Foam X More v4 is a comfortable, affordable, and excellently executed running shoe. The upper’s fit is super accommodating, and any foot shape will enjoy it, especially wide footers (who never get enough love from shoe companies). The Fresh Foam X feels great on foot for any amount of miles or household chores. The stability is great due to the midsole’s geometry and sitting inside the midsole walls. The lockdown is solid, so even narrow footers can be confident their foot will stay in place even on the sharpest of turns or bumpiest of roads. And the style — chunktastic is in these days, so this shoe will work as well casually as it does for running. Read the full review.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 4mm, Price: $150
Asics Gel Kayano 29
The Asics Gel Kayano 29 is Asics’ flagship stability shoe, and it delivers top-of-class stability via the stiff foam LITETRUSS system that steps in to prevent moderate to severe overpronation. If you don’t need the motion control, it stays out of the way and allows you to maintain your natural footstrike. The cushion does take some time to break in, but once the FF Blast+ livens up, you get an extremely comfortable upper and a super durable outsole. And the reason it’s on this list is the Kayano 29 comes in regular, 2E, and 4E widths for men and regular and D widths for women. Read the full review.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 10mm, Price: $160
New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer
The New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer is a high-stack neutral training shoe perfect for long runs and minimizing wear and tear on tired legs. It packs massive amounts of FuelCell cushioning underneath one of the best uppers of the year. The engineered knit upper is comfortable and accommodating to all foot types. Most wide feet will fit in the standard version, but New Balance also makes a wide version if you have extra wide skis. And while it’s a bit heavy, the SuperComp Trainer is more stable than expected. This is a shoe for people that run long distances often and want to save their legs or bigger, taller, or heavier runners. Read the full review.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 8mm, Price: $180
Brooks Glycerin 20
The Brooks Glycerin 20 is a comfortable, breathable, and versatile daily running shoe. The DNA Loft v3 midsole is plush and can easily handle long runs. The ride is really smooth and easy on the legs. The traction is durable and doesn’t slip in any conditions. Just don’t get the StealthFit version because the upper on the regular version is much better fitting and more comfortable. You’ll have plenty of room for your wide feet in the Glycerin 20. Read the full review.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 10mm, Price $160
Nike React Infinity Run 3
The Nike React Infinity Run 3 is a well-rounded shoe that can be your daily workhorse. The fit accommodates just about every foot type and is the best Nike running shoe for wide feet. The React midsole is plush and lasts a long time. The shoe’s rocker motion is smooth. Plus, the Flyknit is super comfy and molds to your foot which is another great thing for wider feet. The lacing system isn’t the best, but this shoe is an all-around good choice as a comfortably wide running shoe that lasts. See the full review.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 8mm, Price: $160
Asics Magic Speed 2
The Asics Magic Speed 2 is a firmer shoe focused on speed sessions or short races. The top layer of FF Blast+ doesn’t offer the same impact protection as the Asics Novablast 3, but it does pop off the pavement. A lot of that pop is due to the full-length carbon-infused TPU plate sandwiched between the FF Blast+ and the heel Flytefoam. The upper is super breathable and very similar to the uppers on the Metaspeed series. It’s not perfect, but it accommodates wide footers well. Flat footers will enjoy the Magic Speed 2 because there’s good arch support that’s also unobtrusive so it won’t cause discomfort.
The Magic Speed 2 feels comfortable on foot and excels on tracks or other surfaces where you can go fast but don’t need a ton of impact protection.
Fits: True to Size, Drop: 7mm, Price $150
Hoka Arahi 6
The Hoka Arahi 6 packs fantastic support without feeling invasive or annoying while offering plenty of room for wide footers. For wide footers that need a little extra support, you’ll have a hard time finding a better option. The cushioning is soft and responsive, exactly what you’d expect from a Hoka. It’s a versatile shoe that’s plush enough for long distances, light enough for short distances, and ready for the occasional fast workout. If you need support and width but want that neutral cushioned shoe feeling, the Arahi 6 offers exactly what you need.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 5mm, Price: $140
Hoka Rincon 3
The Hoka Clifton 8 is also seen in our Best Hoka Running Shoes list. One of the best attributes of the sneaker is its weight – or lack thereof. If you have wide feet and are looking for a shoe that you can easily pick up speed in, this is the one. The support may not be perfect, but that’s the trade-off. We promise it’s worth it. The Rincon 3 excels on flat roads. Read the full review.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 5mm, Price: $120
Best Trail Running Shoes for Wide Feet
Saucony Endorphin Edge
The Saucony Endorphin Edge brings both a bouncy PWRRUN PB midsole and a flexible 3-quarter Carbitex carbon fiber plate to the trails. How does it perform? Really, really good. The Endorphin Edge midsole provides a bouncy ride with incredible impact protection. All the sharp rocks and roots are blunted while the upper and lacing system keep you locked into the shoe. You won’t slide around inside the shoe or be at risk of turning an ankle on precarious downhill runs.
It’s a comfortable, protective, wide foot friendly shoe that can handle both all-day hikes and long-distance trail racing. We did have issues with durability as one of our testers ripped a couple of lugs off the outsole and saw significant chipping on the sides of the fragile Pebax midsole. Those aren’t dealbreakers but just know the Edge will get some battle scars rather quickly. If you’re in the market for a speedy, comfortable, and bouncy trail shoe, the Endorphin Edge is one of your best options.
Fit: True to size, Drop: 6mm, Price $200
Brooks Cascadia 16
The Brooks Cascadia 16 has everything you need out of a trail shoe. Ballistic Rock Shield, ample cushioning, a wide base, and ample room for your foot to expand on long runs or hikes. They’ll probably become your go-to hiking shoes. They feel and perform like a trail running shoe but protect as well as a good hiking boot. And the great thing for wide footers? These have tons of room. We tell narrow footers to stay away or wear multiple socks. This is a trail shoe built with our wide foot crowd in mind. As a bonus, there’s a GTX version with an enhanced GORE-TEX upper that will keep your feet dry during the rainy season. At $130 retail, the Brooks Cascadia 16 is comfort, stability, and protection wrapped up in a reasonably priced package.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 8mm, Price: $130
Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet Now on Sale
Hoka Clifton 8
The Hoka Clifton 8 is featured in our Best Running Shoes and Best Hoka Running Shoes lists. Here it makes an appearance again because it’s wide foot friendly. We cannot say enough good things about this shoe. It probably provides the best bang-for-your-buck performance from the brand and is one of the best overall neutral running shoes on the market. The materials are accommodating so any foot shape can easily enjoy them, and the midsole is plush.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 5mm, Price:
Asics Gel-Nimbus 24
The Asics Gel-Nimbus 24 is great for wide footers as well as beginners. This shoe also made our list of the Best Running Shoes for Beginners. So if you have wide feet and are just starting to run, there’s no better option. The star of the shoe is the FFBlast+ Foam. It’s plush and bouncy and maintains its bounce over the miles. It’s also a super durable shoe with an outsole that doesn’t show wear easily. And the best part of all, it’s available in 2E width if you need even more width than the standard pair. See the full review.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 10mm, Price:
Saucony Endorphin Pro 2
The Saucony Endorphin Pro 2 has great heel lockdown and a wide base that makes wide feet happy. The midsole is made of PWRRUN PB foam, a bouncy foam that’s comfortable, but not too plush that you feel like you’re losing speed. There’s also the brand’s SPEEDROLL rocker shape that allows you to roll into our stride with ease. In addition, the traction will grip any surface like nobody’s business. It’s probably the most stable racing/uptempo shoe, and that’s why it made our Best Stability Running Shoes list.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 8mm, Price
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