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In this guide, we’ll walk you through the best hiking boots for wide feet. We’ll introduce you to the top brands that deliver excellent comfort and performance for hikers with wider than average feet, delve into specific models that have earned rave reviews, and even offer some pointers on how to find the perfect fit for your unique foot shape. Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect:

  • An introduction to top brands Apis, Propet, and Orthofeet.
  • A deep dive into individual hiking boots designed for wide feet.
  • Tips for finding the perfect fit for your hiking boots.
  • A wrap-up to summarize our discussion.
  • Information on how to get more assistance if needed.

Brands That Got Your Back…and Feet!

When it comes to finding the perfect hiking boots for wide feet, there are three brands that offer a wide toe box that truly stand out: Apis, Propet, and Orthofeet. Each brand has a unique story to tell, and their dedication to producing quality footwear for all foot shapes and sizes is unparalleled.

  • Apis: Exceptional Craftsmanship for Unique Feet
    Apis has a rich heritage of over a century in shoemaking. They’ve honed their craft to perfection, especially when it comes to addressing the needs of hikers with wide feet. Their footwear provides the right blend of comfort, durability, and style, which is a testament to their meticulous design and manufacturing process.
  • Propet: Comfort and Functionality Redefined
    Next on our list is Propet, a brand renowned for its focus on comfort and functionality. Propet hiking boots are designed with advanced technologies and materials to offer excellent foot support, traction, and water resistance, making them a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts with wide feet.
  • Orthofeet: Engineered for Foot Wellness
    Last but not least is Orthofeet, a brand synonymous with orthotic footwear. Orthofeet prides itself on developing innovative footwear solutions that promote foot wellness. Their hiking boots are equipped with ergonomic soles and spacious toe-boxes, providing superior comfort and protection for wide feet.

A Deeper Look at Standout Models

Now that we’ve introduced our top brands, let’s take a closer look at some of their best hiking boots for wide feet.

For Men

Propet Connelly
Known for its durability and support, the Propet Connelly shoe is ideal for hikers looking for a blend of comfort and functionality. The shoe’s leather upper offers natural breathability, while its cushioned footbed and durable outsole provide support for long hikes.

Men's Hiking Shoe | Connelly by Propet

Men's Hiking Shoe | Connelly by Propet
The Connelly by Propet combines leather and mesh materials, making this hiking shoe durable and breathable.

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Pros:
  • Comfort and support: EVA footbed for cushioning and arch support, reducing fatigue on long hikes.
  • Traction: Multi-directional lugs on the rubber outsole provide grip on various terrains, including loose gravel and light mud.
  • Protective features: Reinforced toe cap and padded ankle collar offer protection from trail hazards.
  • Durable construction: Leather upper and rubber outsole ensure long-lasting wear.
  • Multiple widths: Available in medium, wide, and extra-wide to accommodate different foot shapes.
Cons:
  • Limited widths: Limited to 5E widths (extra-extra wide). Not available in 6E of wideret.
  • Break-in period: Leather upper might require some time to soften up and conform to your foot shape.
  • Not ideal for technical hikes: Moderate tread and ankle support might not be sufficient for demanding terrain requiring high ankle stability and aggressive traction.
Color:

Brown, Gunsmoke

Size:

7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15

Width:

D, 3E, 5E

Orthofeet Hunter
The Orthofeet Hunter stands out with its advanced orthotic insoles that provide anatomical arch support and excellent cushioning. The boot’s non-binding design and spacious interior make it ideal for wide feet.

Men's Hiking Boot | Orthofeet Hunter

Men's Hiking Boot | Orthofeet Hunter
Hunter by Orthofeet is a men's classic 6" leather hiking boot with modern features to alleviate foot and heel pain while providing optimal ankle protection.

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Pros:
  • Comfortable and supportive, especially for people with foot conditions.
  • Waterproof and durable.
  • Provides good traction on various surfaces.
Cons:
  • Some users find the boots bulky and heavy.
  • Not ideal for technical hiking or very challenging terrain.
Color:

Black, Brown, Olive

Size:

7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14

Width:

D, 2E, 4E, 6E

Apis 9703-2L
The Apis 9703-2L offers exceptional comfort, thanks to its leather-lined insole and flexible outsole. Its high-top design also provides excellent ankle support, making it ideal for rugged terrains.

Apis Men's Outdoor High Top Boot | 9703-2L

Apis Men's Outdoor High Top Boot | 9703-2L
The Apis Mt. Emey 9703-2L Men's Hiking Boot is a versatile and comfortable footwear option for men who enjoy outdoor activities.

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Pros:
  • Comfortable and supportive: The cushioning, leather upper, and deep toe box make these boots comfortable for hiking and outdoor activities.
  • Versatile: Suitable for hiking, walking, and other outdoor activities.
  • Accommodates foot conditions: The extra depth, removable inserts, and wide widths make these boots a good option for people with diabetes, bunions, hammertoes, and mild to moderate swelling.
  • Durable: The leather upper and Vibram outsole make these boots built to last.
Cons:
  • Bulkier design: The added depth and width may make these boots appear bulkier.
  • Not waterproof: While water-resistant, the leather upper is not fully waterproof and may soak through in prolonged wet conditions.
Color:

Brown

Size:

5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Width:

D, 4E, 6E, 9E, 10E, 14E

Did You Know?
According to a study, there is no significant difference in the health benefits of mountain hiking between an environment with anthropogenic elements and one without. This means that the presence of human-made elements like buildings or roads does not necessarily impact the positive effects of hiking on your health.

For Women

Waterproof Hiking Boot – Dakota
This waterproof boot from Propet offers excellent protection in any weather, and its spacious design makes it perfect for women with wide feet. The boot also features a cushioned EVA footbed for added comfort on the trails.

Women's Waterproof Hiking Boot | Dakota

Women's Waterproof Hiking Boot | Dakota
The Dakota women's hiking boot by Orthofeet is waterproof and designed specifically for women, making it perfect for outdoor activities.

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Color:

Blue, Olive

Size:

5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12

Width:

B, D, 2E

Orthofeet Delta
With its ergonomic design and superior cushioning, the waterproof Orthofeet Delta is designed for comfort. It features a non-binding design and a spacious toe box that helps eliminate pressure on bunions and hammertoes.

Women's Hiking Boot Waterproof | Delta

Women's Hiking Boot Waterproof | Delta
The Delta, a women's hiking boot by Orthofeet helps relieve foot and heel pain and is great for those with sensitive feet or mobility issues.

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Color:

Black, Brown

Size:

5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 11, 12

Width:

B, D, 2E

Apis 9315
The Apis 9315 is a high-top hiking boot that provides excellent ankle support. Its leather-lined insole and flexible outsole offer comfort and durability, making it a great option for women with wide feet.

Women's Hiking Boot | 9315

Women's Hiking Boot | 9315
Women's added-depth high-top boot by Apis. Extremely lightweight with genuine leather uppers and breathable mesh vamps.

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Color:

Black

Size:

4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Width:

B/D, 3E, 5E, 7E, 10E, 14E

Making the Right Fit

Choosing the perfect hiking boot involves more than just selecting a wide width. You need to ensure the boot fits properly in all areas to avoid discomfort or injury. The right fit for a hiking boot depends on various factors, and each one plays a critical role in ensuring comfort and functionality during your hiking adventures. Here’s an unordered list of details you should consider when buying a wide hiking boot:

  • Proper Width: This is especially important for individuals with wide feet. Brands like Apis, Propet, and Orthofeet offer widths ranging from 2E to 9E for men (see here for men’s options) and 2E to 4E for women (see here for women’s options). By choosing the correct width, you can avoid issues such as blisters and pressure points.
  • Correct Length: Your toes shouldn’t touch the end of the boot when you’re standing or walking. Having a small space (about a thumb’s width) between your longest toe and the end of the boot will prevent your toes from jamming into the boot on downhill hikes.
  • Secure Heel: Your heel should feel secure in the boot, not slipping up and down as you walk. Excessive movement can lead to blisters and instability while hiking.
  • Ankle Support: Look for boots with padded collars or high-top designs to provide good ankle support, especially if you’ll be traversing uneven or rocky terrains.
  • Comfortable Insoles: The insole should be cushioned and supportive to provide comfort on long hikes. Some brands, like Orthofeet, even offer advanced orthotic insoles.
  • Quality Materials: Choose boots made from durable materials that can withstand the rigors of hiking. Leather, for example, is a sturdy material that molds to your feet over time, offering an excellent balance of comfort and durability.

The importance of getting the right fit cannot be overemphasized. Improperly fitting hiking boots can not only make your hike uncomfortable but can also lead to long-term foot health issues. A properly fitted boot, on the other hand, can provide support, prevent injuries, and ultimately enhance your hiking experience. So, do not overlook this crucial step in your quest for the perfect hiking boot. If you need help figuring out your size, be sure to check out our guide on how to measure your foot size. Happy hiking!

How To Measure Foot Size

Conclusion

Finding the perfect hiking boots for wide feet can be a challenge, but brands like Apis, Propet, and Orthofeet have stepped up to create options that provide comfort, durability, and style. By focusing on the proper fit and understanding the unique features of each boot, you can make an informed decision that will have your feet feeling happy on the trails. Happy Feet lead to happier hikes, after all!

For more information or if you have any questions, feel free to contact a Fitment Specialist at DT Footwear. Our team of experts is ready and willing to assist you in your journey to finding the perfect hiking boots for your wide feet. Happy hiking!

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