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Discovering the right pair of shoes can be a journey in itself, but when you’re in search of comfort, support, and style tailored to a heavier frame, it can be even more challenging. This guide is tailored to help you understand the importance of choosing the right footwear and showcase options that provide both comfort and style.

Table Summary:

Sections Highlights
Shoe Essentials for Overweight Men Comfortable toe box, Wide fit shoes, Shoe depth, Foot contour
Why the Right Shoe Matters Foot health, Blisters prevention, Support for high insteps
Top 5 Selling Shoes Quick look at our best selling men’s shoe
Recommendations from Top Brands Apis, Propet, Dr Comfort, Orthofeet

Shoe Essentials for Overweight Men

For many men, finding a shoe that doesn’t pinch, squeeze, or cause discomfort is of paramount importance. This is especially true for those who might carry a bit more weight. With extra weight, the feet tend to bear more pressure, making the choice of footwear even more critical.

One of the primary features to look out for is a comfortable toe box. The toe box should offer enough space without cramping your toes, ensuring a roomy toe box that caters to foot swelling or any foot issues like bunions.

The Comprehensive Guide to Wide Shoes

Speaking of width, wide fit shoes or even extra wide shoes can be a blessing. Understanding your shoe width is essential. AT DT Footwear, we pride ourselves on offering a range of sizes, from the regular widths to extra wide widths like 6E, 9E, and even 14E, catering to the needs of every individual.

Another critical factor to consider is the shoe depth. Shoes designed with extra depth can accommodate high insteps and other foot shapes that might require more space. Lastly, ensuring the shoe is contoured to the shape of your foot can enhance comfort exponentially.

MAA022M-Proept-One-LTWhy the Right Shoe Matters

The benefits of a well-fitted shoe go beyond just comfort. For overweight individuals, the right footwear can be the difference between daily discomfort and foot health. Continuous use of ill-fitting shoes can lead to foot problems, blisters, or worsen existing foot issues.

Shoes with a breathable toe box ensure that your feet remain cool and fresh, reducing the chances of foot odour or fungal infections. Additionally, it’s not just about the width or depth; the overall design of the shoe matters. From the shoe material, be it leather shoes with a flexible rubber sole, to the shoe’s overall design that offers maximum foot support, every element plays a pivotal role.

Lastly, for those who are more active, the importance of wide athletic shoes or wide walking shoes can’t be stressed enough. These shoes aren’t just about their width; they come with specialized design features to offer the utmost support during physical activities:

  • Reinforced Heel and Ankle Support: This ensures stability during movement and reduces the chance of sprains.
  • Strong Midsection: Provides crucial arch support, distributing weight evenly and preventing foot fatigue.
  • Flexible Sole: Offers ease during flexion and extension movements, accommodating natural foot motion.
  • Breathable Materials: Keeps the feet cool, reducing sweat accumulation and potential discomfort.
  • Cushioned Insole: Provides optimal shock absorption, reducing the impact on joints during activities like walking or running.
  • Spacious Toe Box: Allows toes to splay naturally during movement, enhancing balance and reducing pressure points.

With these features combined, wearers can experience both safety and comfort, making their physical endeavors more enjoyable.

Did You Know?
A study highlighted the influence of obesity and overweight on adult foot morphology, revealing that obese individuals have notably wider feet compared to healthy and overweight individuals. This suggests that obesity changes foot shape beyond traditional anatomical landmarks, indicating a need for more comprehensive data to inform footwear design for obese individuals​

Recommendations from Top Brands

At DT Footwear, we focus on offering an array of wide width brands that prioritize comfort and style to ensure health, happ feet. Here are a few recommendations from top brands for the best shoes for overweight men:

  • Apis is a renowned brand known for its wide sandals and spacious toe box designs, ensuring foot comfort for those longer days.
  • Propet offers a wide selection of wide sneakers and wide boots that cater to various occasions, whether casual or formal.
  • For those who prioritize luxury and comfort, Dr Comfort offers a range of wide dress shoes, ensuring you look and feel your best.
  • Orthofeet is a brand that has gained popularity for its attention to foot health. Their footwear lines cater to specific foot problems, ensuring maximum support and comfort.

Top 5 Best Selling Men’s Shoes

Men Athletic Mesh Velcro Walking Shoes | 9704-V

Men Athletic Mesh Velcro Walking Shoes | 9704-V
The Apis 9704-V men's velcro shoe combines comfort, style, and practical support, making it an ideal choice for everyday wear and for those with mild foot conditions like swelling or bunions.

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Pros:
  • Comfort and Support: This shoe is noted for its supportive design, which is particularly advantageous for individuals with specific foot needs.
  • Durability: Made with high-quality materials, the shoe is durable and suitable for prolonged use.
  • Customizable Fit: The shoe features design elements like removable insoles, offering flexibility and customization to accommodate different foot shapes and orthotics.
Cons:
  • Limited Color Options: The shoe is available in only a few color choices - black or grey.
  • Size Availability: Certain widths and sizes are only available through special order, which may involve longer wait times and restrictions on returns or exchanges.
  • Fit Concerns: Some users have reported issues with the fit, such as the shoe running slightly narrow or having a tongue that could be wider for better comfort.
Color:

Black, Grey

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

Men's Explorer Lace Up Walking Shoe 9702-3L

Men's Explorer Lace Up Walking Shoe 9702-3L
This men's leather and mesh upper walking shoe by Apis comes with three layers of removable inserts, allowing the shoe to conform to various foot conditions.

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Pros:
  • Available in two closure styles: Lace-up (9702-L) and strap (9702-V).
  • Comfortable and supportive: The combination of cushioning, leather, and a deep toe box makes these shoes comfortable for walking and standing for extended periods.
  • Accommodates foot conditions: The extra depth, removable inserts, and wide widths make these shoes a good option for people with diabetes, bunions, hammertoes, and mild to moderate swelling.
  • Durable: The leather upper and high-density EVA outsole make these shoes built to last.
Cons:
  • Limited breathability: The leather and mesh uppper may not be as breathable as a full mesh uppper.
  • Not for high-impact activities: The shoe is primarily designed for walking and light duty activities.
  • Bulkier design: Compared to some other walking shoes, the 9702-1 may appear slightly bulkier due to the added depth and width.
Color:

Black, White

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

Men's Extra Light Hiking Shoe | 9708

Men's Extra Light Hiking Shoe | 9708
The Apis 9708 is a men's lightweight outdoor hiking shoe available in brown, black, or white.

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Pros:
  • Available in two closure styles: Lace-up (9708-L) and strap (9708-V).
  • Comfortable and supportive: The combination of cushioning, leather, and a deep toe box makes these shoes comfortable for walking and standing for extended periods.
  • Accommodates foot conditions: The extra depth, removable inserts, and wide widths make these shoes a good option for people with diabetes, bunions, hammertoes, and mild to moderate swelling.
Cons:
  • Limited breathability: The leather and mesh upper may not be as breathable as a full mesh upper.
  • Not for high-impact activities: The shoe is primarily designed for walking and low impact activities.
  • Bulkier design: Compared to some other walking shoes, the 9708 may appear slightly bulkier due to the added depth and width.
Color:

Black, Brown, White

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

Men's Athletic Court Sneaker With Stretch Knit | Edgewater

Men's Athletic Court Sneaker With Stretch Knit | Edgewater
Men's Athletic Sneaker, the Edgewater by Orthofeet.

FREE gift with purchase - one set of custom heat moldable inserts. A $80 value included FREE!
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Pros:
  • Comfortable and supportive: Features Ortho-Cushion™ with anatomical arch support and cushioning, offering all-day comfort and reducing foot pain.
  • Accommodates various foot conditions: Wide toe box with additional depth provides space for orthotics and foot deformities.
  • Lightweight and breathable: Stretch knit upper allows for airflow and keeps feet cool, making it suitable for warmer weather.
  • Removable insoles: Allows for customization and accommodates orthotics.
Cons:
  • Limited water resistance: Stretch knit upper is not fully waterproof, making it unsuitable for wet conditions.
  • Limited widths: Only available in widths up to 6E
Color:

Black, Blue, Grey

Size:

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

Width:

D, 2E, 4E, 6E

Men's Athletic Shoe | One LT by Propet

Men's Athletic Shoe | One LT by Propet
Your feet will thank you after a day of playing in these athletic shoes - One LT by Propet

Free gift with purchase - one set of our heat moldable customized inserts. An $80.00 value included FREE!
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Pros:
  • Lightweight and breathable: Mesh and synthetic upper keeps feet cool and comfortable, ideal for warmer weather.
  • Comfortable fit: Double footbed offers extra volume and adjustability for personalized comfort.
  • OrthoLite® Rebound foam insole: Provides cushioning and shock absorption for all-day wear.
  • Supportive heel counter: Contributes to stability and support during daily activities.
Cons:
  • Limited widths: Available in widths up to 5E
  • Moderate traction: Lightweight EVA outsole with rubber inserts provides basic grip on flat surfaces, but might not be suitable for slippery floors or light trails.
  • Not ideal for high-impact activities: The design and cushioning might not be suitable for running or strenuous exercise. Walking yes, running no.
  • Short break-in period: While generally comfortable, some users report the mesh upper might need some time to adjust to their foot shape.
Color:

Black, Dark Grey, Grey, Navy

Size:

7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Width:

D, E, 3E, 5E

Wrapping it Up

Selecting the right footwear can transform your daily experience, especially for overweight men. With the added pressure on the feet, investing in shoes that provide support, comfort, and style is crucial. Remember, the journey to happy feet begins with the right pair of shoes.

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