Sneaker shopping can be such a hassle if you’re trying on pairs that are too small, too long or just not right. For women with wide feet, it’s even more of a struggle to find running shoes that suit your needs. FN rounded up the best running sneakers for women with wide feet; these styles from well-known brands like Asics and Puma provide a roomier feel so that your foot won’t slip or feel suffocated on your daily run.
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1. Asics Gel-Venture 5 Running Shoe
Asics women’s Gel-Venture 5 running shoe is made with the brand’s rear-foot gel cushioning system for added comfort. It also comes with a removable sockliner and a trail-specific outsole so you can run anywhere in any weather.
Pros: The gel cushioning absorbs shock during impact phases of your run while the outsole gives additional durability. The fit allows your foot to feel at ease without squeezing the toe or lacking arch support as well.
Cons: Upon first wear, the sole may be stiff as it needs to be worn in.
2. Puma Tazon 6 Cross-Trainer Shoe
Made from 100% leather and synthetic materials, the Puma women’s Tazon 6 cross-trainer will make your foot feel snug with its T-toe construction, EVA heel pod for cushioning and rubber outsole.
Pros: The added heel pod creates softer, shock-absorbing wear on impact. The lace closure and midfoot saddle create a desirable fit keeping you stable while still feeling light on your feet during a run.
Cons: Pumas can tend to run small, so you may need to go a size up.
3. Saucony Omni ISO Sneaker
Saucony Omni ISO women’s sneaker is constructed with the brand’s Sofit upper to mold to the foot no matter the shape or motion. The top sole construction is made for enhanced energy return as well as the medial midsole.
Pros: This style is great for runners who suffer from mild to severe pronation. The Flexfilm in the upper and the 8-millimeter offset in the heel create an easy-to-wear style that is comfortable with every step.
Cons: The toebox is wider than expected.