Today, many women have wider or bigger sized feet due to some genetic and sometimes due to a foot condition or deformity.
There is nothing worse than wearing a too-tight shoe and narrow when you have wider feet.
Luckily many shoe brands now offer shoes in wide and extra-wide widths to accommodate wider feet and feet with conditions such as bunions and hammertoes that require a wider fit.
Do’s and Don’t’s for Wide Feet
- Flat Shoes – Flat shoes are comfortable and flattering; they spread the weight of your body evenly across the feet, reducing pressure at pressure points. There are many flat shoe styles available in wide width sizes.
- Heels – High heels, particularly narrow and pointy heels, are unhealthy and cause long-term damage and an increased risk of injury in any foot type. A high heel will increase pressure in the widest area of your foot with wider feet, resulting in swelling and other foot conditions. A low heel or chunky heel is acceptable and will not cause any harm.
- Pointed and Narrow Toes – Stay away from a narrow or pointed toe, particularly with wide feet, as they will squeeze your toes together, causing foot conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, and other deformities, along with much discomfort. Settle for a round or wider toe box.
- Sandals – Sandals and Flip flops are a great option for a wider foot. There are many sandals and flip flops available in wide width sizes with many other comfort and style features. Sandals and flip-flops allow your feet much more room for movement and are still flattering and feminine. Try to avoid sandals with too many straps as they can be constricting and uncomfortable for wider feet.
- The Shoe material – With a wide foot, it is advisable to opt for shoes made from soft and flexible leathers and materials that will not confine and hurt your feet but rather stretch and mold the shape of your foot with time.
- Style – Do not worry about the shoe style; there are so many options of wide width shoes to choose from both online and from local retailers that you are guaranteed to find exactly what you are looking for in a shoe.
Features of a Good Shoe for Wider Feet
- Width and Depth – A good wide-width shoe should also have an extra depth which is a great advantage.
- Roomy Toe Box – A roomy toe box and round or square toe will ensure that you have enough space for movement.
- Options – Wide Width Shoes are available in options of medium, wide and extra wide widths so make sure that you pick the correct width for your feet that fits comfortable.
- Support and Cushioning – Good arch support and cushioning are also beneficial particularly if you have flat feet which are also common in women with wide feet.
Reviews: The Top Women’s Extra Wide Shoes
We have researched and reviewed some of the best available wide width and extra wide width shoes for women and listed them with their features;
The prophet Mary Jane is a comfortable and stylish looking walking shoe with a round toe and supportive insole, available in wider widths.
- Soft and durable leather uppers are available in many different color options.
- A durable rubber sole that ensures a good grip on slippery surfaces.
- A round toe and adjustable hook and loop strap for a comfortable fit.
- The polyurethane unit sole provides shock absorption and arch support.
- An internal heel counter for added support and comfort.
- A good shoe for women who have diabetes.
A trendy looking dress pump for that special occasion available in wide and extra wide widths for a comfortable fit all day. You cannot go wrong with the Fic peerage Linda for any occasion; it is a comfortable and stylish shoe that will have you looking your best.
- Soft and durable sheepskin leather uppers with a slingback for a more comfortable fit.
- Available in trendy looking printed styles and colors.
- Medium, wide and extra-wide widths are available in each color and different sizes.
- A thicker high heel for better stability.
- A durable outsole for excellent grip on various floor surfaces.
- Comfortable, fashionable, and affordable style.
If you are suffering from a foot condition or are just looking for superior all-day comfort, the Dr. Comfort Sharon is a therapeutic sandal that is still trendy looking and fashionable as well as very comfortable and supportive.
- Supple and durable top grain leather uppers with a seamless lining padded for luxurious comfort.
- A therapeutic sandal that provides excellent support and comfort.
- Exotic colors and textures to choose from for any occasion.
- The removable footbed provides exceptional cushioning and allows you to use your own orthotic devices.
- Double Velcro closure for a customized and secure fit.
The Skechers Sport is a fantastic casual and sporty sneaker for everyday wear that is lightweight and breathable, available in wider widths for every foot type.
- Breathable and lightweight leather and fabric uppers.
- A durable and flexible high traction and non-slip rubber outsole.
- Available in vibrant sporty colors and designs.
- The shock absorbing Flex Sole Midsole ensures excellent support.
It is a funky looking rocker style boot that will complement almost any trendy outfit, perfect for all seasons and occasions.
- Faux-leather uppers that are comfortable and durable.
- Available in wide width and wide calf sizes.
- The padded footbed protects your feet against impact and is luxuriously comfortable.
- A trendy looking side zipper for easy on and off.
- A durable synthetic sole for sound footing.
- Available in black and tan colors
New Balance is well known for making some of the best athletic shoes.
The 800 range in the New Balance walking athletic shoes is an excellent choice for those with wide feet.
- Lightweight and breathable leather and textile uppers.
- A Rubber sole ensures good grip and traction on many surfaces.
- Rollbar technology aids in motion control and provides stability.
- Cushioned foam midsole absorbs shock and provides comfort.
- Available in White, Black, and Bone color with up to 4E-Wide width.
The Asics Gel Contend is a comfortable and supportive running shoe for women that is available in many color and design options as well as wider widths.
- Breathable mesh uppers with supportive synthetic overlays.
- Gel forefoot and heel cushioning and a moisture-wicking lining.
- Durable and high traction, thick rubber outsole.
- Cushioned support and comfort.
- Available in wider width options for women.
These gorgeous patterned and color complete design Mary Jane Style Wedge sole shoes make the perfect and most exciting dress shoe available in medium to extra wide width options.
- Flatform sole with durable and high traction rubber outsole.
- Cushioned to absorb shock and provide comfort and support.
- Colorful and patterned upper design with a closure strap for a secure fit.
- It is made from 100% genuine leather.
- Available in different width options.
The Clarks Danelly Adira is a lightweight and excellent summer flat with wider width options for every foot shape and type.
- 100% Genuine leather uppers with a perforated design for breathability.
- A comfortable cushioned insole to support your feet.
- The durable rubber outsole will prevents slips.
- Available in wider width, options as well as a few color options to choose from.
The Propet Madi is the perfect insulated warm winter boot available in wide and extra wide widths to accommodate every foot type.
- Nylon and TR uppers construction with Sealtex Waterproofing technology keeps heat in and liquids out.
- Vaporex insoles for additional warmth and comfort, and insulating materials for inclement weather conditions.
- A slip resistant rubber outsole and double cushioned insole for added support and comfort.
- Available in wide and extra wide width options.
The Propet Travelactiv sneaker in the Xpress model is available in broader width options and offers superb comfort and style.
- Available in a black or white color selection.
- Comfortable leather and synthetic uppers with a wider and roomier toe area.
- It is cushioned with an EVA insole.
- A lightweight and durable EVA midsole and rubber outsole.
- Available in wider width options.
The most comfortable and adjustable sandal in wider widths for casual wear.
- Features adjustable Velcro straps, a wider toe area, and availability in wide and extra wide widths.
- A lug and durable rubber outsole for outdoor slip resistance.
- Lightweight EVA wedge midsole for shock absorbency.
- Comfortably cushioned footbed.
From Orthofeet, we have the flexible and wider with extra depth Mary Jane, which is ideal for foot conditions such as Bunions and Diabetic feet.
- Comfortable and soft fabric uppers that are gentle on your feet.
- An extra depth non-binding and seam-free design and availability in wider widths.
- It is cushioned for comfort and a shock-absorbing midsole.
- The rubber outsole is durable and offers good slip resistance.
As you can see from the list above, there are quite various shoes for every occasion and season available in a wide width fit, along with owning many other comforts and style qualities.
Index Table: Top-Rated Women’s Extra Wide Shoes
Table of Contents
- Do’s and Don’t’s for Wide Feet
- Features of a Good Shoe for Wider Feet
- Reviews: The Top Women’s Extra Wide Shoes
- Propet® Women's Mary Jane Walking Shoes
- Fic Peerage® Women's Linda Wide Width Dress Pumps
- Dr. Comfort® Women's Sharon Extra Depth Wide Width Sandal
- Skechers® Women's Sport Wider Width Sneakers
- Luoika® Women's Plus Size Wide Width Ankle Boot
- New Balance® Women's WW813 Wide Athletic Walking Shoe
- Asics® Women's Gel Contend 7 Wide Width Running Shoe
- Allegria® Women's Paloma Wider Width Mary Jane Style Shoes
- Clarks® Women's Danelly Adira Wide Width Flats
- Propet® Women's Madi Wide Width Winter Boots
- Propet® Women's TravelActiv Express Wider Width Sneakers
- Drew Shoe® Women's Cascade Extra Wide Width Sandals
- Orthofeet® Women's Mary Jane Extra Wide Width Shoes
- Index Table: Top-Rated Women’s Extra Wide Shoes