If you are one of many who happen to need a wide width shoe, then you may already know the frustration of trying to find a shoe that fits your foot properly. In a one-size-fits-all culture, not everyone is comfortable in the average width shoes that are available in most stores. Where are the shoes that actually fit? Where is the support and dependability you want from a shoe?
Wearing a shoe that is too narrow for your foot can cause bunions, corns, and calluses by squeezing the front of your foot. Since most people have a slight difference in the size of their feet, it is always recommended that you choose the size to fit the largest of your two feet. Shoe widths usually range from narrow to extra-extra wide. It is important to get your feet properly measured so you know what size and width you really need. Once you are equipped with your appropriate shoe size and width, you are ready to shop.
Here is the good news–the secret to finding wide width shoes may be as simple as just knowing brands and where to shop. What you may not know is that many brands do not produce extended widths at all and others only create those widths for select styles. At FootSmart, we scour the market in search of brands that offer wide widths and where they don’t offer widths, we work to partner with the vendors to add widths to their collection.
Some of the key brands for women that offer extended widths are Aerosoles, Cobb Hill, Hush Puppies, Easy Spirit, New Balance, Easy Street, Naturalizer, Propet and Softspots. Men’s brands include Clarks, Propet, Drew, Dunham, and Propet Preferred. With these brands, you’ll find styles from casual to dress, sandals to boots and more for virtually every occasion.
Comfort and support are both key to proper fitting footwear and so finding brands that offer those properties along with the widths you need is important to maintaining foot and lower body health.