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Ever felt the pinch of a shoe that’s just too tight, even though it’s your size? You’re not alone. Wide shoes are not merely a fashion statement; they’re a game-changer for many. Whether you’re blessed with naturally wide feet, combatting foot conditions, or simply crave that extra bit of comfort, the universe of wide shoes has got you covered.
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More Than Just Size: Wide shoes and foot health
Benefits of Wide Shoes: Importance of “wiggle room”
Finding The Perfect Fit: Measure your foot

More than Just Size: The Need for Wide Shoes

The quest for the perfect shoe often leads many to a revelation: it’s not just about the shoe size, but the width that matters. Our feet, in all their uniqueness, demand more than just a measurement of length.

  • Foot Conditions: Bunions, blisters, and high insteps can turn the joy of wearing new shoes into a painful ordeal. Tight shoes can exacerbate these issues, leading to long-term discomfort.
  • The Toe-Box Factor: As we age or face certain medical conditions, our feet might swell, altering their shape. Here, a shoe’s toe-box becomes the hero. A roomy toe-box ensures our toes aren’t squished, letting them breathe and wiggle.
  • Brands That Get It: Recognizing the diverse needs, brands like:
    • Apis
    • Propet
    • Dr Comfort
    • Orthofeet

    have stepped up, offering a spectrum of wide-fit shoes for every foot.

New Picks For 2024!

With a number of new styles and brands offering quality, comfortable footwear, the team at DT Footwear has found these to be some of the most comfortable shoes with wider toe box and stretchable fabric uppers.

Wide Comfort Shoes For Men

Men's Extreme Lightweight Walking Shoe | 9709

Men's Extreme Lightweight Walking Shoe | 9709
Men's athletic shoe, Apis 9709, with orthotic support. Contoured orthotic insole, with anatomical arch support and gel padded heel seat.

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Pros:
  • Slip-resistant outsole: Feel confident on any surface, rain or shine. The grippy outsole provides reliable traction, keeping you steady on your feet even in slippery conditions.
  • Stretch uppers: Adapt to foot swelling throughout day, offering a flexible fit and enhanced comfort.
  • Lightweight construction: Experience a feeling of weightlessness with every step. The lightweight design reduces fatigue and allows for effortless movement, making every step feel easier.
Cons:
  • Not all widths stocked: Availalbe in 10E and14E options but is special order
  • Special orders soles: 10E and 14E have a different EVA bottom
Color:

Black, Blue, Grey, Red

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 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

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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

Men's Athletic Shoe | Squat by Hoopoe

Men's Athletic Shoe | Squat by Hoopoe
Drop into the Squat by Hoopoe, a robust athletic shoe designed with the dynamic needs of men in mind.
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Color:

Black, Grey

Size:

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

Width:

D, 2E, 4E

Comparison Chart

Style Apis 9709 Propet One LT Hoopoe Squat
Weight 10.7 oz (Size 9)
Closure Lace lace Lace
Upper Mesh Precision Knit Mesh Fabric
Insole FITec insert with Anti-Microbial fabric X25™ open cell foam Removable
Outsole TPR Lightweight EVA + Rubber Slip Resistant
Lining Seamless Fabric Seamless Mesh Seamless Fabric
Technology 4-Ply Counter, Slip Resistant OrthoLite®, Double Insoles, 10 mm drop Dry Fast ® System
Heel Height 1.5″
Sizes 5 to 20 7 to 16 7 to 13
Widths D, 4E, 6E, 9E, 10E, 14E D, E, 3E, 5E D, 2E, 4E
Colors Black, Grey, Navy, Red Black/Grey, DK Grey/Burnt Orange, Navy /Lime, Grey/Blue Black, Grey
BONUS Inserts 3 1 0
Conditions Bunions, Diabetic, Corns, Hammertoes, Swollen Feet Diabetes, Hammertoes, Swollen feet, Bunions Diabetic, Bunions, Corn, Swelling
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Wide Comfort Shoes For Women

Women's Mesh Knit Athletic Shoe | Stability Strive

Women's Mesh Knit Athletic Shoe | Stability Strive
As part of the Stability Walker series by Propet, the Stability Strive shoe is known for its comfort and support.

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Color:

Black, Grey

Size:

5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 11, 12, 13

Width:

AA, B, D, 2E, 4E

Women's Hands-Free Slip On Shoe | Orthofeet Kita

Women's Hands-Free Slip On Shoe | Orthofeet Kita
Orthofeet Kita, the perfect women's hands-free slip-on shoe for the ultimate comfort and convenience.

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Pros:
  • Comfortable and supportive: Premium orthotic insoles with anatomical arch support and extra cushioning provide comfort and pain relief for various foot conditions.
  • Hands-free convenience: Patented slip-on technology eliminates the need for tying laces, ideal for those with limited hand mobility or back pain.
  • Accommodates foot conditions: Extra depth and removable insoles allow for orthotics and foot swelling.
  • Lightweight and breathable: Stretch knit upper allows for airflow and keeps feet cool, making it suitable for warmer weather.
Cons:
  • Limited water resistance: Stretch knit upper is not fully waterproof, making it unsuitable for wet conditions.
  • Potentially less secure fit: Compared to laced shoes, the slip-on design might not feel as secure for everyone, especially during activities requiring good ankle support.
  • Limited Widths: Only available in widths up to 4E in grey color option.
Color:

Black, Blue, Grey, White, Rose

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, 4E

Women's Athletic Shoe | Sport by Hoopoe

Women's Athletic Shoe | Sport by Hoopoe
Elevate your stride with the latest women's athletic shoe — the Sport by Hoopoe.
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Color:

Dark Grey, White

Size:

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

Width:

B, D, 3E

Comparison Chart

Style Propet Stability Strive Orthofeet Kita Hoopoe Sport
Weight 9.7 oz (Size 7) 9.74 oz (Size 8)
Closure Lace Lace Lace
Upper Precision knit mesh Stretch Knit Mesh, Leather
Insole Open cell PU Premium orthotic insoles with anatomical arch support Removable
Outsole EVA midsole with rubber outsole EVA Slip Resistant
Lining Seamless, Mesh Seamless Fabric Fabric
Technology Water repellent, Slip resistant, Slip-On system Ex-Light Weight, Slip Resistant
Heel Height 1.5″
Sizes 5 to 13 5 to 12 5 to 11
Widths AA, B, D, 2E, 4E B, D, 2E, 4E B, D, 3E
Colors Black/Pink, Denim/Green, Grey/Purple, Burgundy/Coral Black, Grey, Rose, Blue, White White/Blue, Grey/Lime, Navy/Grey, White/Navy, Black/Purple
BONUS Inserts 1 1 0
Conditions Bunions, Hammertoes, Diabetic, Plantar Fasciitis, Corns, Swelling Diabetic, Bunions, Hammertoes, Swelling Diabetic, Bunions, Corns, Hammertoes
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Benefits of Wide Shoes

  • Unparalleled Comfort: Wide shoes, with their generous toe-box, promise this comfort, whether you’re jogging, beach-hopping, or dancing the night away.
  • Happy Feet, Happy You: Tight shoes are often culprits behind foot woes like blisters and bunions. Choosing a relaxed fit is not just about comfort; it’s an investment in long-term foot health.
  • Style Meets Comfort: Gone are the days when comfort meant compromising on style. Brands like Apis and Orthofeet seamlessly blend fashion with function, offering chic yet spacious shoes.

Finding Your Perfect Wide Shoe Fit

Selecting wide shoes isn’t just about going a size up. It’s a blend of understanding foot length, width, and the shoe’s design. Here’s how to nail it:

  • Size and Beyond: A shoe width chart is your best friend. It helps you find a fit that hugs your foot just right, ensuring comfort with every step.
  • Purpose Matters: Are you hunting for athletic shoes, daily wear, or something formal? Each category has its nuances. Understand them to make an informed choice.
  • Quality Over Everything: Brands like Dr Comfort and Propet are synonymous with foot health. Their offerings are not just wide but also breathable, supportive, and built to last.

How To Measure Foot Size

Dive Feet First into the World of Wide Shoes

Wide shoes are a testament to the beauty of diversity. They remind us that our feet, like us, are unique, and deserve the very best.

Ready to discover a world of comfort? Dive deeper with our comprehensive guide on wide shoes or explore curated collections for men and women.

And remember, with the right pair, every step is a step towards “Happy Feet”. Need more guidance? Contact us anytime. We’re here to help you stride with confidence.

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Disclaimer: Educational Information Only
The information provided here is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment, including any foot-related concerns. If you have any health issues or questions about your feet, please consult a qualified healthcare professional, like a doctor or podiatrist. Don’t ignore medical advice or delay seeking help based on what you read here or elsewhere. We’re not responsible for any harm caused by using this information. Everyone’s response to treatments can be different, and medical recommendations may change over time. If you experience a medical emergency or serious foot problem, seek immediate medical attention, or call your local emergency services. By using this resource, you agree to these terms and understand the importance of getting personalized medical advice from a qualified professional.

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