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 the 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
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 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: $160
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
New Balance Fresh Foam More v3
The New Balance Fresh Foam More v3 comes with a hefty price tag, but the comfort and accommodating fit are worth it. The word plush comes to mind when describing this sneaker. The Fresh Foam midsole is soft and comfortable, meaning they can stay on your feet all day. The last is also naturally wide, which means the Fresh Foam More v3 is great for those with flat or wide feet. It made our Best New Balance Running Shoes because of the comfort and great fit.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 4mm, Price: $165
New Balance FuelCell Propel v3
The New Balance FuelCell Propel v3 is legit, even though the price may lead you to believe otherwise. They’re good enough to be among the Best New Balance Running Shoes. Although the materials aren’t impressive, the FuelCell midsole is. It’s responsive and bouncy, so you’ll get the most out of the shoe during your run without wearing down your legs. If you’re on a budget and looking to spend around $100 on a good running shoe that works for wide footers, the Propel v3 is a perfect option.
Fit: True to size, Drop: 6mm, Price: $100
New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2
The New Balance FuelCell Rebel v2 is a better version of the Propel v3 that precedes it on this list. It also made the Best New Balance Running Shoes list and would probably be New Balance shoe of the year. The main upgrade over the Propel v3 is the materials. And the materials, especially the toebox, work great for wide footers. The Rebel v2 offers a more comfortable engineered mesh upper that’s comfortable and more conforming to your feet. The outsole will lose its grip over time, and durability isn’t a strength. But this shoe is super responsive, bouncy, and an all-around winner so you’ll likely overlook any durability concerns.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 6mm, Price $130
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 $200
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: $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
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