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
Puma Magnify Nitro 2
The Puma Magnify Nitro 2 is one of our favorite daily runners. At $140, it’s priced right for a high-end cushioned running shoe and has the most cushion of any Puma shoe. The super comfortable knit upper provides an accommodating fit and molds to your foot over time. You also get lots of Puma Grip on the bottom that will provide top-tier traction. Your knees and feet will thank you for putting these shoes on for a run. Read the full review.
Fit: True to size, Drop: 10mm, Price $140
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 Cumulus 25
The Asics Cumulus line is reliable. An updated Asics Gel Cumulus 25 packs a nice squish, a fairly standard running shoe upper, and a smooth ride. It’s fairly accommodating and comes in a wide version too if the normal version isn’t wide enough for you.
At $140, it delivers value but is hard to choose over the Asics Gel Nimbus 25, which delivers more comfort and stability for $20 more. It ends up here as a more cost-conscious Asics option. Read the full review.
Fits: True to Size, Drop: 8mm, Price $140
New Balance SC Trainer v2
The New Balance SC Trainer v2 isn’t groundbreaking like the original but it’s an extremely well-cushioned, bouncy, and comfortable, leg-saving running machine. It’s perfect for high-mileage runners and long run days because it’ll protect your legs. The SC Trainer v2 will feel a bit heavy to some but the trade-off is worth it. Plus, it’s built on an accommodating, stable platform. The build plus all that cushion and comfort will make the SC Trainer v2 worth the price as you rack up the miles. Read the full review.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 6mm, 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
Mizuno Wave Rebellion Flash
The price tag on the Mizuno Wave Rebellion Flash is a bit high at $150 but it’s your best bet for a speed day shoe from the current Mizuno lineup. It feels light on foot but still packs a ton of rubber on the outsole. And that outsole, in typical Mizuno fashion, hardly shows wear and is ready for the long haul. The upper, while comfy, does have a bit too much material in the toebox and a slippy tongue. Underfoot the Mizuno Enerzy Lite and TPU Wave plate make the shoe feel poppy, if slightly on the firm side. It’s also a good option for flat footers who don’t want much of an arch and wide footers who enjoy the Mizuno midsole geometry.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 8mm, Price: $160
Asics Magic Speed 3
The Asics Magic Speed 3 is a modern-day racing flat built for speed work, track work, and shorter races like the 5k and 10k. The two layers of FF Blast+ sandwich a full-length carbon plate. You get a similar squish to the Novablast 3 but the extra pop and stability that a carbon plate brings with it.
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 and allows a ton of airflow. The outsole is also similar to the Metaspeed series and provides great traction. The Magic Speed 3 feels comfortable on foot and excels on tracks or other surfaces where you can go fast but don’t need much impact protection. Read the full review.
Fits: True to Size, Drop: 7mm, 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
Brooks Ghost Max
The Brooks Ghost Max has soft, fluffy cushion, a smooth feel, good stability, and a super comfortable upper that’s also very wide and flat foot ready. Even with lower-than-average durability thanks to a soft outsole, it packs a lot of value. And it’s the only current Brooks road shoe with a drop lower than 8mm. It’s a different feel than what Brooks fans are used to but that’s not a bad thing. The Ghost Max is ready to protect your feet and legs as you pound the pavement. Read the full review.
Fit: True to Size, Drop: 6mm, Price $150
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
Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet Now on Sale
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: