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From cute sandals and office-ready flats to athletic shoes, we've got a wide-width shoe for every occasion.

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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;, 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.


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