From cute sandals and office-ready flats to athletic shoes, we've got a wide-width shoe for every occasion.
If your toes tend to feel cramped in regular shoes or the sides of your feet often pinch uncomfortably while you walk, you might have wide feet—and investing in a wide-width shoe is a smart choice. A wider-fit shoe provides extra wiggle room thanks to a roomier toe box, which helps prevent bunions from forming.
How to Find the Best Wide-Width Shoes for Women
Pay attention to the width of your footwear and always choose a wider sole and a roomy shoe box when possible. Selecting a shoe with plenty of arch support and a cushioned insole is also key, since these features help minimize foot and heel pain. If possible, opt for a shoe with a removable insole that helps you customize it to your desired level of support and cushion. Also, it’s best to find a shoe that has an adjustable closure, such as hook and loop (Velcro) straps, buckles, or laces to better fit your foot. And you can almost never go wrong with a shoe that is specially designed for wide feet.
Have a pair of wide-width shoes you love that needs a bit more cushioning? Just add insoles to support your foot, New Jersey-based podiatrist and American Podiatric Medical Association spokesperson Alan Bass, DPM, previously told Health. His pick: Superfeet Widegreen Orthotic Insoles ($50; amazon.com), which boast plush high-density foam, an odor-control coating (meaning zero stink), a deep heel cup, and a wide forefoot to match the shape of your foot.
Below, we rounded up the 17 best wide-width shoes for women—from cute heels and sandals to athletic sneakers and flats—backed by thousands of glowing shopper reviews.
- Best Slides: Birkenstock Salina Slide Sandal
- Best Ballet Flats: Vionic Robyn Flat
- Best Wedges: Franco Sarto Clemens Espadrille Wedge Sandal
- Best Flats: Naturalizer Samantha Half d'Orsay Flat
- Best Loafers: Clarks Juliet Lora Loafer
- Best Slip-On Sneakers: OluKai Pehuea Sneaker
- Best Multitasking: Dr. Scholl's Madison Slip-On Sneaker
- Best Casual Sneakers: Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker
- Best for Walking: Altra Footwear Escalante 2.5 Sneaker
- Best Athletic Sneakers: New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo Running Shoe
- Best Running Sneakers: Hoka One One Bondi 7 Sneaker
- Best Hiking Boots: Mountain Warehouse Adventurer Hiking Boots
- Best Heels: Naturalizer Anna Pointed Toe Pump
- Best Booties: Vagabond Dioon Platform Chelsea Bootie
- Best Budget: Dream Pairs Open Toe Espadrille Platform Sandals
- Best Sandals: Munro Cleo Sandal
- Best Mules: Sam Edelman Laurna Mule
Best Slides: Birkenstock Salina Slide Sandal
Featuring a deep heel cup, raised toe bar, supportive arches, and a contoured footbed that mimics the shape of a foot, these asymmetrical strap sandals are as chic as they are comfortable. Plus, they have a sleeker profile than the classic Arizona Birkenstock, which makes them more wearable with dresses, jeans, and leggings.
Promising Review: “I've tried a few incarnations of Birkenstock over the years, and these are my favorites. I have quite wide feet in the forefront/toe area and a steep top arch to my foot, and these accommodate both beautifully. The design of this one is also very flattering—something about the mid-cross strap offsets what is often a bit clunky looking in other Birkenstocks.”
Best Ballet Flats: Vionic Robyn Flat
"I like Vionic [shoes] because a podiatrist created the company," New York City-based podiatrist Hilary Brenner previously told Health. "No one knows the foot’s biomechanics better than a podiatrist." The contoured, cushy footbeds on these sandals provide arch support, while the signature Orthaheel technology located in the removable insole offers balance, stability, and biomechanical support. This cute style comes in two colors and medium and wide widths and has the American Podiatric Medical Association seal of acceptance to boot.
Promising Review: “These shoes are so cute [and] comfortable and the arch support is the best. I have been looking for the perfect ballet flats and these are it.”
Best Wedges: Franco Sarto Clemens Espadrille Wedge Sandal
If you can't do heels, these comfy wedges have a wider fit and a cushioned footbed, but they still look chic enough for an outdoor wedding. Their adjustable ankle strap and hook-and-loop closure helps create even more room. If you’re looking for additional wedge styles, Nordstrom shoppers have also fared well with these unique criss-cross wedges from Clarks and these closed-toe wedges from Vionic.
Promising Review: “They will be your go to for summer. Super comfortable, feels like I’m wearing flats. Simple enough to pair with dresses, shorts, or jeans. Have in two colors and love [them].”
Best Flats: Naturalizer Samantha Half d'Orsay Flat
These feminine shoes may appear flimsy, but the French-inspired d'Orsay flats are built for serious comfort with a wider fit, contoured footbed, dual-density cushioning, and quick-drying lining to keep your feet cool and dry.
Promising Review: “I currently have three pairs of the Samantha shoe, and I love each and every pair… because it wraps around my foot in a very flattering way; my feet are shaped differently, such that the d’Orsay style doesn’t often fit properly. The Samantha, on the other hand, provides complete coverage and is super cute to boot.”
Best Loafers: Clarks Juliet Lora Loafer
Slip them on with jeans for weekend brunch or with a dress to the office—these effortlessly chic loafers will get you all the compliments. The wide fit, low heel, and Ortholite footbed make them comfortable enough to wear from your morning commute to post-work happy hour. Choose from four stunning neutral shades: black, blush, navy, and burgundy.
Promising Review: “Extremely comfortable. Love the shoes. My feet are difficult to find shoes for because they are very sensitive. But these shoes are very comfortable. No tightness [whatsoever], simple and stylish.”
Best Slip-On Sneakers: OluKai Pehuea Sneaker
Perfect for wider feet, these casual, breathable slip-ons will be your go-to weekend shoes. The softer top deck offers extra cushioning, while a collapsible back allows you to fold down the heel counter so you can wear them as slip-ons or slides. Available in 13 colors, they're guaranteed to seamlessly fit right into your wardrobe.
Promising Review: “These accommodate my high arch very well, and a slightly wide foot. They were tight for the first hour but then started forming to my foot shape.”
Best Multitasking: Dr. Scholl's Madison Slip-On Sneaker
These trend-inspired slip-on sneakers have a thick platform and suede-like fabric, and their perforations allow for increased airflow. Additionally, their supportive footbed and cushy insole make it so you can wear them all day long without worrying about blisters or pinching. They’re available in six colors and prints, ranging from black and olive green to blue tie-dye and leopard print.
Promising Review: “Amazing shoes. I wear these every day to work. I am a former ballerina so my feet are pretty messed up and need lots of support and comfort. These are the best shoes I have found for that other than my orthopedic sneakers.”
Best Casual Sneakers: Ecco Soft 7 Sneaker
With over 500 five-star reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Nordstrom, these sophisticated leather sneakers have a super comfortable insole, which can be removed and replaced with a custom one, and a wide fit to accommodate those who need more toe spread. The blush hue is a versatile neutral, and you can easily dress the shoes up or down with athleisure (think: a tee and joggers) or a dress for the office.
Promising Review: “After multiple foot surgeries and custom orthotics, buying shoes became difficult. I own these Ecco sneakers in multiple colors. [They’re] cute, comfortable and easy to customize to my orthotics.”
Best for Walking: Altra Footwear Escalante 2.5 Sneaker
Designed to improve natural foot positioning, walking form, toe splay, and comfort, these running shoes are famous for their wide toe box that allows your toes to relax and spread out naturally; the big toe remains in a straight position for comfort, speed, and stability. Their advanced outsole works with your unique foot shape to align with the bones and tendons of your foot for more natural movement on long walks with climbs and descents.
Promising Review: “I bought a pair of Escalante 2.5s on recommendation from my physical therapist after I started working on my chronic knee pain. I had spent many years running in Vibrams and was concerned about switching back to 'standard' shoes. The Escalantes are amazingly comfy, though. The zero-drop insole feels like a natural transition, and the broader toe box is a tremendous relief on my wide feet.”
Best Athletic Sneakers: New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo Running Shoe
These sneakers have a patented Fresh Foam sole that delivers cushioning and stability, while the breathable mesh upper adds comfort. Available in medium and wide widths, the shoe’s strategic curved design promotes proper alignment during every stride, making them perfect for a variety of workouts—though their sleek, fashion-forward silhouette pairs just as well with denim as it does with leggings.
Promising Review: “It can be hard to find a wide width that fits well. Often, the shoes are not truly wide width, or they're way too big in the toe box. These fit me better than any I've tried so far, and they look really nice. I'm glad I found them.”
Best Running Sneakers: Hoka One One Bondi 7 Sneaker
The molded Ortholite footbed, internal heel counter, cushioned midsole, and propulsion-promoting Meta-Rocker in these Hoka sneakers help to guarantee a comfortable, smooth ride whether you're jogging or training for a marathon. Also great? The mesh uppers offer extra breathability to keep your feet cool and dry.
Promising Review: “I love the cushy sole of the Bondi 7 and the fact the toe box is wider than the previous model. My feet size is 6.5, have very high arches and wide feet. I ordered size 7, regular, as I like to feel my shoes more secure around my foot rather than having extra room for my foot to slide to the side or risk [spraining] my ankle.”
Best Hiking Boots: Mountain Warehouse Adventurer Hiking Boots
Built with a cushioned footbed that provides targeted support to the toes and arch, these top-rated hiking boots, which have over 2,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, ensure optimal comfort and stability while you’re on the trail. They offer additional grip with their deep-tractioned lugs and feature a breathable, fast-drying mesh lining.
Promising Review: “These boots are great. They are nice and wide for my wide feet. Inner material doesn't bunch up or cause blisters. They are super warm and my feet have never gotten cold (I walk dogs 6-7 miles a day). Nice and light and super waterproof as advertised.”
Best Budget: Dream Pairs Open Toe Espadrille Platform Sandals
These budget-friendly sandals are equipped with a cushioned footbed that keeps your arch supported with every step. They also have a foot bar to ensure that the front of your foot is comfortable and properly aligned. Available in 10 colors and two strap heights, their flexible sole, adjustable design, and espadrille-adorned platform suit every style.
Promising Review: “These are some cute shoes and they are very comfortable. The foot bed is firm but provides enough give while providing good arch support. Perfect for people with wide feet too. Great quality for the price. Highly recommend.”
Best Booties: Vagabond Dioon Platform Chelsea Bootie
Putting a trendy spin on traditional Chelsea boots with their lugged platform sole, these ankle boots offer support for wide-set feet with their roomy toe box, rounded shape, and cushioned insole. Their clunky 2.5-inch block heel is edgy but still comfortable to walk around in all day.
Promising Review: “These boots are super comfortable and have great traction, I’ve been wearing them almost every day for the past month and get tons of compliments. Easy to break in and never leave my feet feeling sore or tired. ”
Best Heels: Naturalizer Anna Pointed Toe Pump
Don’t let the pointed toe fool you—these pumps are incredibly spacious and comfortable. It’s all thanks to their flexible sole and cushioned footbed, which contours to your foot and delivers lasting arch support and a secure fit. Choose between medium and wide widths and four elegant leather colors and prints.
Promising Review: “This is the first pair of heels that I could wear more than two hours without serious pain. I ended up wearing them for six and a half for a wedding. And they are so cute on top of that. I bought the bone color and they were perfect. I wear a 10-10.5 on the wider side and I got the 11.”
Best Sandals: Munro Cleo Sandal
With an inclusive size range that includes wide and extra-wide widths, these buckled sandals ensure that your feet have enough room and won’t hang off the sides. They’re lined with a breathable, sweat-wicking micro-suede fabric that keeps your feet comfortable and dry throughout the day.
Promising Review: “Really great shoes. Softest leather. Fit exactly right [in] size. Incredibly comfortable.”
Best Mules: Sam Edelman Laurna Mule
Despite their thin silhouette, these mules have a rounded almond-shaped toe and a cushioned fixed footbed that keeps your foot supported as you walk. This also prevents your foot from sliding out.
Promising Review: “The shoes are sleek and look tailored to my foot. Width and length are both good, although my feet are on the wider side. Great purchase.”