The popular athleisure footwear movement is as much about style as comfort. So for those consumers who may need a bit more wiggle room in their shoes, there is a range of options available in wider widths.
Since fall is right around the corner, going sockless may not be an option. These fuller styles can also accommodate a pair of thicker athletic socks, worn to the gym or for added warmth when running around town.
Brands such as Aetrex have gone a step further by doing the upper of its Berries Bungee Oxford in a four-way stretch fabric for added wearing ease.
Both Aravon’s Betty and Munro’s Skipper are available in wide and even extra-wide widths for hard-to-fit feet.
Athleisure styles are an alternative for women who may find athletic looks too casual for everyday wear. These hybrid looks, marrying casual and sneaker influences, are available at a range of price points from $69 for the Bzees Capri Sneaker to $191 for the Munro Skipper.
Since these looks come in a range of silhouettes from laceups to slip-ons, it’s easy to build a wardrobe of athleisure styles.