Wide Width athletic shoes for women?

on 7/26/19 8:24 am

I am having the worst problem finding wide or extra wide width tennis shoes. I'm trying to do a lot of walking, but I can't find any that fit comfortably. Anyone have a go-to brand/suggestions?


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Liz J.
on 7/26/19 8:49 am - Saint Louis, MO
DS on 11/29/16

New Balance, go into one of their stores! I used to wear an 4E and they have ones with a rollbar that are amazing. Cost about $135 but worth it.

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Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 7/26/19 8:50 am
RNY on 08/05/19

Asics has tons of models that come in extra-wide! You may need to order a men's size to get the extra-wide so you can adjust your size a bit-- I wear 8.5 women, and 7 men.

My knees tend to roll in, so I get their trail running shoes and they work fabulously.

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Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
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Liz J.
on 8/6/19 11:11 am - Saint Louis, MO
DS on 11/29/16

Hope everything went well yesterday! Let us know how you're doing on the RNY board!


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T Hagalicious Rebel

on 7/26/19 12:27 pm - Brooklyn
VSG on 04/25/14 with

I like New Balance & Oasics brands. I'm pretty sure Zappos still offers free shipping to & from your house if they don't fit well.

No one surgery is better than the other, what works for one may not work for another. T-Rebel


on 7/26/19 12:42 pm
VSG on 06/11/18

You don't say what size you are, but if by any chance you have small-but-wide feet like I do, try boy's shoes. You'll save a lot of money too! I wear a women's 7, but am much more comfortable in a boy's 5 or 5-1/2 because of the extra width. In my case, it's not really my feet that are wide, but my toes!

on 7/26/19 12:58 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

Im a man, And the only place I can find extra wide of long shoes is New Balance.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

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on 7/26/19 4:35 pm

You?re very lucky grrl!! If men?s shoes fit you they?re far cheaper for the quality. Look for gel both forefoot and aft. I buy men?s athletic gear simply because it?s a much better value . If you actually HAVE wide feet you?ll totally fit men?s sneakers.

Men with extra wide feet usually look to new balance ... but you can wear just about anything . Remember ... gel front n back .. shoe as light as possible ((()))

on 7/27/19 4:50 am, edited 7/26/19 9:50 pm
RNY on 06/03/15

not sure how wide you need, but Saucony walking shoes come in wide. And their walking shoes in general (even the medium widths) have a roomy toe box. Some people claim that their sizes run small, though, and recommend going 1/2 to one size up. That wasn't the case with me, though - my two pairs are my regular size.

the men's shoe idea is a good one, too - they tend to run wider than women's shoes.

White Dove
on 7/27/19 6:14 am

Most people don't know about Propet which is a brand from France. They are super light weight and come in wide sizes. My local shoe store carries them and I also get them from Zappos.

The ones I buy weigh 6 ounces. Other companies have caught on now and are making lighter weight shoes.

If you get a chance, try a pair. I did about five years ago and now that it my only brand because any other shoes feel so heavy.

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