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Finding comfortable shoes for larger feet can be a challenging task, but it’s crucial for maintaining foot health and overall well-being. In this article, we’ll explore the best options available and provide valuable tips to help you find the perfect fit.

The Importance of Proper Footwear for Foot Health

The Importance of Proper Footwear

Before diving into specific shoe recommendations, let’s understand why proper footwear is essential, especially for those with larger feet.

Wearing ill-fitting shoes can lead to various foot problems, including bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis. For individuals with larger feet, finding shoes that provide adequate support and comfort is even more critical.

Style: 40%
Fit: 40%
Comfort: 20%

 
As shown in the pie chart above, when choosing shoes for larger feet, fit and comfort should be your top priorities, followed by style.

Top Picks for Comfortable Large Shoes

1. Orthofeet Leo Casual Shoe

Men's Leather Casual Shoe | Orthofeet Leo

Men's Leather Casual Shoe | Orthofeet Leo
Orthofeet Leo, a men's casual leather shoe designed for those looking for relief from foot and heel pain.
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Color:

Black, Brown

Size:

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

Width:

D, 2E, 4E

The Orthofeet Leo casual men’s shoe is an excellent choice for those seeking maximum comfort and support. This shoe features:

  • Leather upper with large toe box
  • Ortholite footbed for breathability and moisture management
  • EVA midsole for shock absorption and cushioning
  • Rubber outsole for traction and durability

2. APIS-9704 Men’s Walking Shoe

Men Mesh Walking Shoes | 9704

Men Mesh Walking Shoes | 9704
The Apis 9704 is a blend of comfort and functionality, perfectly suited for everyday activities and those with foot conditions like swelling and bunions.

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Pros:
  • Comfort and Support: Designed with features such as breathable mesh, EVA midsole, and slip-resistant sole, offering comfort and support suitable for orthotics and foot health needs.
  • Versatile Sizing Options: Available in a wide range of sizes, including 9E as stock, and special orders available for 10E and 14E widths, catering to a broad spectrum of foot shapes and sizes.
  • Special Features for Foot Health: The shoe includes a removable insole for flexible fitting, added depth for better accommodation of orthotics, AFOs, and internal modifications, making it ideal for those with specific foot concerns.
Cons:
  • Limited Color Options: Only available in black or grey
  • Special Order Requirement for Certain Widths: Widths such as 10E and 14E are available only through special orders, which can take 6-8 weeks for delivery.
  • Narrow Tongue: Some users have reported that the tongue of the shoe might be narrow for their preference, potentially affecting the overall fit.
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

The APIS-9704 Men’s Walking Shoe is designed for comfort and breathability, making it perfect for everyday wear. Key features include:

  • Breathable mesh upper for ventilation
  • Cushioned midsole for comfort
  • Durable outsole for traction

For those looking for a wide men’s velcro shoe, check out Apis 9704-V which is the same shoe as the 9704 but with hook and loop straps.

3. Orthofeet Edgewater Men’s Athletic Shoe

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.

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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

The Orthofeet Edgewater Men’s Athletic Shoe features patented technology for superior comfort. This shoe offers:

  • Breathable mesh upper for ventilation
  • Cushioned midsole for shock absorption
  • Slip-resistant outsole for traction

Finding the Perfect Fit: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Measure Your Feet

Use a ruler to measure your foot length and width

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Research Brands

Look for brands known for accommodating larger feet

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Try Different Styles

Experiment with various shoe styles to find the best fit

Check Comfort Features

Look for cushioning, arch support, and wide toe boxes

Follow these steps to ensure you find the most comfortable shoes for your larger feet. Remember, proper measurement is key to finding the right fit.

Key Features to Look for in Comfortable Shoes

Feature Importance Description
Wide Toe Box High Allows toes to spread naturally
Arch Support Medium Reduces foot fatigue
Cushioned Insole High Provides comfort for long wear
Adjustable Fit Medium Accommodates foot swelling
Breathable Material Low Reduces moisture and odor

When shopping for comfortable shoes for larger feet, prioritize these features to ensure the best fit and support.

Additional Options for Larger Feet

4. Apis MT Emey 9321 Women’s Athletic Shoe

Women's Light Weight Walking Shoe 9321

Women's Light Weight Walking Shoe 9321
One of our best-selling women's athletic shoes! The 9321 by Apis looks great and provides the ultimate in all-day comfort.

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Pros:
  • Lightweight: The shoe features a neoprene upper that makes it very light and comfortable to wear for extended periods.
  • Added depth and extra width: The toe box is deeper and wider than traditional shoes, providing ample space for swollen feet or other foot conditions.
  • Seamless linings: The smooth interior minimizes friction and irritation, preventing blisters and discomfort.
  • Removable inserts: The shoes come with removable inserts that can be replaced with orthotics or custom insoles for a personalized fit.
  • Multiple widths and sizes: Available in a variety of widths (B/D to 14E) and sizes (4 - 15) to accommodate different foot shapes and needs.
Cons:
  • Not for high-impact activities: The shoe is primarily designed for walking and light activities, and may not be suitable for running or other high-impact sports.
  • Bulkier design: Compared to some other walking shoes, the 9321 may appear slightly bulkier due to the added depth and width.
  • Special Order Requirement for Certain Widths: Widths such as 7E, 10E and 14E are available only through special orders, which can take 6-8 weeks for delivery.
Color:

Black, Grey

Size:

4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Width:

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

For women with larger feet, the Apis MT Emey 9321 Athletic Shoe is an excellent option for walking and training. It offers:

  • Breathable mesh upper for ventilation
  • Cushioned midsole for shock absorption
  • Durable outsole for traction on various surfaces

5. Shoopoe Focus Men’s Velcro Athletic Shoe

Men's Velcro Athletic Shoe | Hoopoe Focus

Men's Velcro Athletic Shoe | Hoopoe Focus
PDAC approved as A5500 for diabetic patients and L3216 – orthopedic footwear Unique last construction Extra lightweight Removable insole Slip resistance bottoms
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Color:

Black, Lt Grey

Size:

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

Width:

D, 2E, 4E

The Shoopoe Focus Men’s Velcro Athletic Shoe offers easy on-and-off convenience, perfect for those who prefer a hassle-free shoe. Features include:

  • Velcro strap for easy adjustment
  • Breathable upper for comfort
  • Cushioned insole for support

6. Apis 9330 Women’s Athletic Shoe with Stretchable Upper

Women's Athletic Shoe | 9330

Women's Athletic Shoe | 9330
Women's athletic shoe with stretchable upper and contoured orthotic insole, with anatomical arch support and gel padded heel seat, helps alleviate foot pain and enhances comfort from heel to toe.

BONUS Gift with purchase - three sets of custom heat moldable inserts. A $240.00 value included FREE!
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Color:

Black, White

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

This women’s athletic shoe features a stretchable upper, providing flexibility for a custom fit. Key features include:

  • Stretchable upper for a comfortable fit
  • Breathable mesh panels for ventilation
  • Cushioned midsole for shock absorption

Tips for Measuring Your Feet

Proper measurement is crucial when shopping for shoes, especially for those with larger feet. Here’s a quick guide on how to measure your feet for wide width shoes:

  1. Trace your foot on a piece of paper
  2. Measure the length from heel to toe
  3. Measure the width at the widest part of your foot
  4. Repeat for both feet, as they may differ in size

The Benefits of Wide Toe Box Shoes

Wide toe box shoes offer numerous benefits, especially for those with larger feet. Some advantages include:

  • Improved comfort and reduced pressure on toes
  • Better balance and stability
  • Reduced risk of developing foot problems
  • Accommodation for natural foot splay

For more information on wide toe box shoes and their benefits, check out our guide on wide toe box shoe brands.

Conclusion: Finding Your Perfect Fit

Finding comfortable shoes for larger feet doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By prioritizing fit, comfort, and support, and considering the options we’ve discussed, you can find the perfect pair of shoes that will keep your feet happy and healthy.

Remember to measure your feet regularly, as foot size can change over time, and don’t hesitate to try different brands and styles until you find the perfect fit. With the right shoes, you can enjoy comfort and support throughout your day, no matter the activity.

For more information on the best athletic shoes for wide feet, check out our comprehensive guide here.

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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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