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15 Best Shoes For Wide Feet & Where To Buy Them In 2024

These are the best shoes for men with wide feet...

15 Best Shoes For Wide Feet & Where To Buy Them In 2024

Wide-fit shoes are just like their normal-sized brethren, sporting the same overall length, but the front section and toe box are extended outwards to help accommodate for wider feet. Wide shoes can also have a higher profile to account for a greater foot depth.

As for what size you are can depend on the manufacturer you buy your wide-fit shoes from, as it’s not strictly universal. Each brand will have its own in-house designation for wide fits, so you will need to do a little bit of research online, although, for situations such as this, we’d always recommend going into a store and actually trying some pairs on.

Some brands will use wording: Normal, Medium, Wide, Extra Wide, for example, others will use letters: A, B, D, E etc, and finally, you can also find letters with numbers: 2A, 2E and so on.

In North America, shoes are sized as A, B, C, D, E, EE, EEE, EEEE, F, G, with ‘D’ referring to normal width. But in the UK, C, D, E, F, G, H are used and ‘F’ is used to indicate a normal width. Australia follows the UK system for men and the US for women’s footwear.

Our expert’s tips for buying wide shoes are below…

Considerations buying wide shoes

Experiment With Different Materials

Softer materials generally suit wider feet more than their less forgiving, hard-leather counterpart. Materials like suede and nubuck stretch and move with your feet more, even if they’re on the more casual side and might not pass the test at work. This isn’t a dealbreaker though, as many of the shoes we’ve included below are perfect for even the stuffiest of corporate environments.

Don’t Fall For The Con

Most shoe salesman will spin the age-old yarn that ‘leather shoes stretch’, and while this isn’t a complete lie, your feet will still likely swell up during the day, making your leather shoes almost unbearable to wear. What feels ‘just a bit snug’ when you’re trying on in a store, is likely to cause a world of pain running for the bus to the outer suburbs after six in the evening.

Go To A Cordwainer

Before you ask ‘what the hell is a cordwainer?’, we should probably remind you that some guys just won’t fit any shoe, even if they’re a wide fit. To prevent a lifetime of blisters, trips to the podiatrists, and an unsightly limp that makes women avoid you, you might want to save some money and hit up a shoemaker (or cordwainer).

They can fit shoes to specific specifications, add details you can’t get on any other shoe, and provide you with the smug satisfaction of being able to say ‘it’s bespoke, actually’ when your mates at work ask you where you buy your shoes.

But for those who don’t want to go down the bespoke route, we’ve scoured the web to find the best shoes for men with wide feet, that you can buy right now.