Best shoes for WIDE feet?

  1. I have to buy a pair of shoes ( CAN be tennis shoes) as long as they are all white. I have wide feet...but haven't owned a pair of tennis shoes in years. I can't do Birkenstocks though...I wear the soles down too unevenly.

    Any suggestions?
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Saoudishabiba
    I own 4 pairs of New Balance. I love em. Wouldn't trade them for anything!
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Are asking about regular wide feet, or the special order-size of wide feet?
  5. by   BoonersmomRN
    Regular wide feet - I can usually wear any brands size W.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Crocs work for me, plenty of room on the toe area. They have white available.
  7. by   luvmy2angels
    I have always worn Nurse Mates, they come in Wide sizes. I have never had a problem with them. I have flat feet as well as wide so I need comfortable and very supportive shoes. Good luck shoe hunting!!:chuckle
  8. by   wonderbee
    Quote from WendyPsychRN
    I own 4 pairs of New Balance. I love em. Wouldn't trade them for anything!
    I've got moderately priced Nursemates, expensive Danskos and moderately priced New Balance. I ALWAYS choose the New Balance shoes. The Danskos are my second choice but I can't run in them and yep, running is part of the job ie, codes.
  9. by   Maisie
    I purchased my shoes at the Naturlizer. very comfortable and they have wide widths.
  10. by   Maisie
    I purchased my shoes at the Naturlizer. very comfortable and they have wide widths.
  11. by   Gompers
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Crocs work for me, plenty of room on the toe area. They have white available.
    I agree - I have wide feet and they have tons of space in my Crocs.
  12. by   Daytonite
    The best place to get shoes that fit comfortably for wide feet is an orthopedic shoe store. They carry brand shoes made for very wide and very narrow feet. Also, my sister is obese and has a problem with the soles wearing down unevenly. It is because of the fat between the thighs forcing her feet to be turned more outward. Years ago a podiatrist had her get 1/16th inch wedges placed on the outside of the sole of each shoe which made a huge difference in the way she stood and helped her foot point forward like it should when walking. The soles still wear down, but when they have started to wear down to the original sole she just takes them to a shoe repair and has new wedges applied. You can only get wedges through orthopedic shoes stores, I thought. Color isn't a problem: white, black or brown can be done. Another thought. . .if you are overweight it would be a very good idea to put arch supports inside your shoes to avoid getting a plantar fasciitis from standing long periods of time. PF is misearable and painful if you ever get it. Although anyone can get it, obese people are particular prone to getting it according to her podiatrist. When you are going to be standing on your feet a lot, it is best to treat them to the best. I'm not kidding.
  13. by   RedSox33RN
    Quote from luvmy2angels
    I have always worn Nurse Mates, they come in Wide sizes. I have never had a problem with them. I have flat feet as well as wide so I need comfortable and very supportive shoes. Good luck shoe hunting!!:chuckle
    I wear NurseMates in Wide width. I don't need the "wide" part in the morning, but after 12 hours, I'm thankful for it!
  14. by   veegeern
    I have wide, flat feet with high insteps. I am overweight, but I haven't noticed that my shoes wear unevenly. I love my Danskos. Especially the pair that I bought this year with elastic inserts at the tongue of the shoe. I can run in them if need be, unlike the Dansko Professional. I have much less leg and back fatigue after 12 hours spent on concrete.

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