There are a range of reasons some women have wide feet — heredity, pregnancy, bunions and hammertoes, or simply from standing on your feet over years. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the key seasonal footwear trends.
Increasingly, brands are ramping up their offering of wide width styles. While not every shoe you covet may come in a wide width, there are plenty to choose from. What gets even better, is these wide width styles are typically sold at the same cost as their medium width counterparts.
So, as we roll into summer, there’s no need to squeeze your feet into a pair of sandals or athleisure styles that are too tight when you can enjoy added wiggle room for your toes in shoes in more generous widths. And, wearing a style that accommodates your fuller foot will help prevent foot issues from occurring down the road.
Before you start your search, consider shopping a brick-and-mortar store where a trained sales associate can determine your correct width. Many consumers wear the wrong size shoes, buying shoes a half to a full size bigger than they actually need in order to accommodate their wider feet.
1. J. Renee
If you’re looking for a casual flat or wedding appropriate pump, J. Renee offers a wardrobe of styles that include wide and even double-wide widths, with many styles available at under $100.
2. Easy Spirit
One of the originators of the women’s comfort shoe movement in the early ’80s with its series of pumps, Easy Spirit continues to offer career to weekend looks.
3. Hush Puppies
Launched in 1958, the brand recently updated its product and marketing to appeal to a new generation of comfort consumers with a continued emphasis on sizes and widths.
This fashion-comfort brand not only offers wide widths, but incorporates a proprietary biomechanically designed footbed to hug the arches and support natural body alignment. Styles include flip-flops to boots and pumps.
The more than 90-year-old brand offers a wardrobe of styles for the wide width customer and includes summer’s go-to slip-on sneaker, career pump to ankle booties. And, looking ahead to fall, many boots come in wide calf styles, further enhancing the fit options.
This British brand was founded nearly 200 years ago with a line of slippers and has continued to innovative with a range of comfort technologies.
Launched in the ’70s by a Danish yoga instructor, the brand has evolved into a lifestyle collection of styles that puts the focus on modern wellness looks.
The collection of lifestyle looks caters to the hard-to-fit customer with dress and casual styles in wide and double-wide widths.
9. Walking Cradles
From ballet flats to a pair of sneakers, the brand caters to the wide width customer in extended sizes up to 13 and widths to double wide.
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