Best Running Shoes for Wide Feet 2024

Buyer's Guide | Fleet Feet

By Mandy Wahl, Tom Rivett, Evan Matsumoto Updated on

Trying to find the best running shoe is tough, trying to find one when your feet have more volume or width is even tougher. You are not alone, however. Between 20-30% of the people who shopped at Fleet Feet in the past year purchased a wide width shoe.

Luckily, shoe companies are coming out with more shoe models with wide toe boxes and more width options than ever before.

Runners who need wide running shoes have a couple of options: find a pair that comes in wide sizing (typically identified as D for women or 2E for men) or try out standard running shoes designed with more room in the toe box. Some runners on the line between standard and wide sizing might also benefit from lacing their shoes differently to get a more comfortable fit. At Fleet Feet we have over 45 years of experience outfitting millions of runners and walkers for running shoes with feet in all shapes and sizes. We used this experience, as well as talking with shoe manufacturers and trying out the shoes ourselves, to cultivate this list of the best running shoes for wide feet.

Fitting Tip - if your foot hangs over the rubber outsole of the shoe, you may want to look for a wider shoe.

So whether you have a high-volume foot, suffer from bunions or just have wide feet, here are some running shoes that can give you a better fit:

Best Neutral Everyday Trainers for Wide Feet

Best Cushioned Running Shoes for Wide Feet

Best Lightweight Running Shoes for Wide Feet

Best Stability Running Shoes for Wide Feet

Best Trail Running Shoes for Wide Feet

We base our recommendations on more than 5 million 3D foot scans taken during the Fleet Feet fit id™ outfitting process. Each scan better informs the way we fit all runners. Want to get scanned? Find a Fleet Feet location near you.

[This article is part of the Fleet Feet Buyer's Guide for The Best Running Shoes 2024. Find all the best running shoes from the top brands for all situations.]

Best Neutral Everyday Trainers for Wide Feet

Best Neutral Everyday Trainers for Wide Feet
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New Balance Fresh Foam 880 v14


The New Balance Fresh Foam 880 v14 is delightfully cushioned and works well for people with wider feet. Our testers loved the accommodating fit and wider toe box in our New Balance Fresh Foam 880 v14 review. Some said it even felt a little too roomy. It hugs the midfoot, yet has enough room for wider feet. Plus, the wide (and extra-wide) versions come in a variety of colors.

New Balance’s Fresh Foam X cushioning makes up the foundation of the midsole and is softer than ever. Whether you are running a half-marathon or walking the dog around the neighborhood, the extra space in the New Balance Fresh Foam 880 v14 will put a smile on your face.

Best Neutral Everyday Trainers for Wide Feet
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Altra Torin 7


The Altra Torin 7 gives you plush cushioning and a wide toe box for an accommodating and comfortable fit.

Like all Altra running shoes, the Torin 7’s toe box is shaped to let your toes splay and contract naturally with each step, making it an ideal shoe for runners with wide feet. It is also one of the few Altra running shoes that are also available in a wide width. Reviewers loved the extra width and comfort in our Altra Torin 7 review.

The Torin 7 now comes with an even thicker stack of Altra’s EGO™ MAX cushioning, which provides both cushion and response. So runners with wide feet can get all-day comfort in the Altra Torin 7.

Best Neutral Everyday Trainers for Wide Feet
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Brooks Ghost 16


The Brooks Ghost 16 is a classic for a reason—it's comfortable, cushioned and fits a wide variety of foot shapes. The nitrogen-infused DNA Loft v3 midsole is soft and light for endless comfort whether you are walking, running or standing all day.

Its engineered air mesh upper provides volume for those with wider feet, while enhanced overlays for extra support and a heel lock on the back give you a tried-and-true fit that locks down your midfoot and contours to the shape of your feet. Plus, it comes in wide (and extra wide for men).

Read more: Brooks Ghost 16 Review.

Best Neutral Everyday Trainers for Wide Feet
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Karhu Ikoni 3.0


The Karhu Ikoni was shaped by millions of 3D foot scans taken at Fleet Feet locations around the country, so it has an anatomical fit that includes a wider toe box. Plus, it’s available in wide widths to make sure that it fits even more feet. The upper is made of a breathable IdealKnit mesh with Karhu’s M-Lock lacing that lets you dial in the fit around the midfoot without constricting your toes.

The lightweight AeroFoam offers support while the half-length Fulcrum rocker propels you forward during your walk or run. Whether you are running, walking, hitting the gym or just need a good sneaker, the Ikoni 3.0 works well for wide feet.

Read more: Karhu Ikoni 3.0 review.

Best Cushioned Running Shoes for Wide Feet

Best Cushioned Running Shoes for Wide Feet
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HOKA Bondi 8

$132 - $165

Along with being one of the best cushioned running shoes you can find, the HOKA Bondi 8 has a wide, stable base and roomy toe box that makes it a great option for runners and walkers with wide feet. A lightweight mesh upper is flexible to accommodate a variety of foot shapes and uses plush padding around the heel collar and tongue of the shoe for soft and secure comfort.

The Bondi has a tall stack of HOKA’s new lightweight and resilient foam that gives you a cushioned and soft ride. Plus, the early-stage Meta-Rocker shape and extended heel geometry give your stride a smooth and stable roll to carry you through long runs, recovery days or long shifts on your feet. Best of all, those who would like even more room can opt for a wide size (or extra wide option) in the HOKA Bondi 8.

Read more: HOKA Bondi 8 review.

[For a walking and work-specific version, check out the HOKA Bondi SR, which includes a full-grain leather upper and non-slip outsole.]

Best Cushioned Running Shoes for Wide Feet
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On Cloudstratus 3

$135 - $180

The On Cloudstratus 3 was designed to be an all-inclusive running shoe that can accommodate a wide variety of running types and foot shapes. A blend of comfort and performance makes it the perfect running shoe for going the distance or resting the legs on an easy run. Runners loved the room in the tow bo in our On Cloudstratus 3 review

With double the Cloud elements for double the cushioning, the Cloudstratus supports and protects your foot using a full-length Speedboard® and On’s softest foam for a smooth and stable ride.

Best Cushioned Running Shoes for Wide Feet
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Brooks Glycerin 21


Cushioned and comfortable, the Brooks Glycerin 21 is like stepping into luxury. Brooks gave this shoe a nice, wide platform, making it more stable and better for those with wider feet. The upper is plush and breathable while giving you support thanks to added overlays. This mesh version gives you more volume, particularly in the toe box as compared to the sleeker and more snug StealthFit version.

The Glycerin 21 features Brooks’ nitrogen-infused DNA LOFT v3 foam that is lightweight, responsive, cushioned and durable to put a spring in your step.

Best Cushioned Running Shoes for Wide Feet
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Diadora Mythos Blushield Vortice 8


The Diadora Mythos Blushield Vortice 8 uses special technology to conform to your foot.

Blushield tech employs what Diadora calls the Morpho Base—a carved footbed that matches the curves of the foot to help it maintain its natural shape, which works well for wider feet. The shoes’ wide and stable bed of Blushield foam technology soaks up shock and delivers energy back to you. It also cradles your foot to minimize any asymmetrical behavior in your feet.

The upper is made with engineered air mesh that gives you support and lockdown where you need it but allows for a bit more volume if you have wider feet.

Best Lightweight Running Shoes for Wide Feet

Best Lightweight Running Shoes for Wide Feet
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New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer v3


Just because you have wider feet, doesn’t mean that you don’t want to go fast. Get ready for speed in the New Balance SuperComp Trainer v3. This super lightweight shoe has a carbon plate sandwiched between two layers of FuelCell cushioning that propels you forward and is combined with strategic midsole voids that give you plenty of energy return.

The soft and breathable upper allows it to fit a variety of foot shapes making the SuperComp Trainer v3 one of the best carbon-plated running shoes for wide feet. Our testers thought this shoe fit true-to-size with just enough room to wiggle the toes in our New Balance SuperComp Trainer v3 review.

Best Lightweight Running Shoes for Wide Feet
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HOKA Solimar


Whether you are going for a quick run or cross-training, the HOKA Solimar is a great option for people who have wide feet and love to live an active lifestyle. The shoe is streamlined and features a lower stack height than other HOKA shoes, so it can handle it all.

There is a meta-rocker to give you smooth transitions and keep you moving, while the anatomical Achilles heel construction gives you comfort and support. Plus, this is a lightweight shoe that also comes in a wide.

Best Lightweight Running Shoes for Wide Feet
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Saucony Endorphin Speed 4


Whether you are doing speedwork or going on a long run, the Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 is lightweight and cushioned to make you feel like you're flying. It contains ultralight PWRRUN PB cushioning that gives you great energy return and is combined with Saucony’s SPEEDROLL technology and nylon plate that propels you forward. We loved the pop that this shoe gives you in our Saucony Endorphin Speed 4 review.

Although this shoe does not come in a wide width (yet), the geometry of the shoe is a bit wider. Our wide foot expert, Nate liked how the shoe fit, mentioning that it has a more contoured feel, as opposed to a boxy one, which provides plenty of room for his feet.

Best Stability Shoes for Wide Feet

Best Stability Shoes for Wide Feet
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Altra Paradigm 7


If you’re struggling to find your Cinderella shoe, the Altra Paradigm 7 has a wide toe box ready to handle those flippers you’ve got for feet. A thick slab of Altra’s soft and responsive EGO™ MAX foam gives you just the right amount of cushioning and stability that feels like you're running on clouds.

Altra’s FOOTSHAPE™ design gives you plenty of room in the toe box, while the breathable upper, comfortable tongue and plush heel collar give you the perfect fit. So if you’re a runner who likes extra space for toe splay or needs a wide berth for your bunions, the Paradigm 7 will fit just right.

Best Stability Shoes for Wide Feet
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Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23


The Brooks Adrenaline GTS 23 is known for its cushion and stability. Its midsole material is made up of DNA LOFT v2 foam that is soft and helps with seamless transitions.

Brooks uses a holistic approach to stability in the Adrenaline GTS by using GuideRails® which are there only when you need them to minimize excess movement and keep your body in its natural motion path. They combine this with a 3D Fit Print upper that provides structure and support where you need it most and gives the shoe a generous fit. Plus, the Adrenaline GTS 23 comes in both wide and extra-wide widths, so you can find the perfect option for you.

Read more in our Brooks Adrenaline 23 review.

Best Stability Shoes for Wide Feet
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New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v14


The New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v14 provides a reliable and stable shoe for you to get in your daily miles. The structured and breathable engineered mesh fits a high-volume foot well and it comes in a variety of colors for both wide and extra-wide widths.

New Balance’s Fresh Foam X cushioning gives you soft landings and energetic take-offs. Plus, there is a brand-new EVA Film Stability technology which includes a wider landing platform throughout, elevated sidewalls around the foot that encourage forward motion and a flared heel that eases you through your stride.

Read more in our New Balance 860 v14 review.

Best Stability Shoes for Wide Feet
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On Cloudflyer 4

$127.5 - $170

The On Cloudflyer 4 provides comfort and support thanks to its bigger, dual-density CloudTec® technology. This allows you to move freely in any direction, making it a great shoe for both running and cross-training. The wider platform works well for wide feet and provides a bit of extra stability. Plus, it is one of the few On shoes that comes in a wide option.

This shoe gives you stability in all of its details—it has an external heel counter, a star lacing pattern and a new molded sock liner. The re-engineered mesh upper includes recycled materials and it is durable, breathable and comfortable.

Read more in our On Cloudflyer 4 review.

Best Stability Shoes for Wide Feet
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HOKA Arahi 7


Want cushion and stability in a wide width? Look no further than the HOKA Arahi 7. This stability shoe is lightweight, breathable and comfortable whether you are spending all day on your feet or going for a five-mile run.

HOKA’s J-Frame stability technology is perfect for people who overpronate by providing stability where and when you need it. It contains HOKA’s signature Meta-Rocker and cushion to provide a smooth ride. The gusseted tongue gives your midfoot a great lockdown, which is helpful in preventing your foot from sliding around once you move into a wide width.

Read what our testers thought in our HOKA Arahi 7 review.

Best Trail Shoes for Wide Feet

Best Trail Shoes for Wide Feet
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Altra Lone Peak 8


Altra shoes are known for their wide forefoot and the Altra Lone Peak 8 is no exception. It is made with Altra’s original fit last, which provides the most volume of any of their shoes. It also comes in a wide option.

This trail shoe works well for beginners and experienced runners alike. The EGO™ midsole material gives you a soft and springy feel underfoot while the MaxTrac™ outsole gives you amazing traction on wet or dry, smooth or technical trails.

Best Trail Shoes for Wide Feet
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Hoka Challenger ATR 7


The all-terrain HOKA Challenger 7 gives you the ability to run roads, trails and anywhere in between. A redesigned fit and feel gives you more room than previous versions, making it better for people with wider feet. Plus, it comes in a wide option as well.

HOKA redesigned the lug pattern to give you a smoother road running experience while still having enough traction to take on the trails. There is even more cushion in the midsole for comfort and HOKA’s signature Meta-Rocker will propel you forward on any terrain.

Read more: HOKA Challenger 7 review.

How We Chose the Best Running Shoes For Wide Feet

We used data from our fit id® outfitting process, interviews with designers and real-life wear testing to determine the best running shoes for wide feet.

You can shop with confidence at Fleet Feet: We offer free shipping on all orders over $99, and you have 60 days to return any gear if you don’t like the way it looks, fits or feels. Plus, with our price-match guarantee, you can make sure you never pay too much for a new pair of running shoes.