We understand that it can be frustrating to find good shoes that fit extra-wide feet comfortably — but a variety of brands actually offer styles available in wider widths to accommodate guys that could use the extra room. When it comes to walking shoes, comfort is top priority. So to help you find the best pair for your needs, we did the research for you and compiled some of our favorite options on the market for men. We selected stylish X-Wide walkers with an ideal amount of cushioning for long-lasting comfort from well-respected brands like New Balance and Nike.
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1. New Balance 877 Walking Shoe
This New Balance style features an upper made of mesh and suede and Walking Strike Path technology, which helps stabilize the foot through your natural gait cycle.
Pros: A protective Abzorb midsole with foam cushioning dispels shock upon impact. The toe box offers enough wiggle room and rubber soles supply traction.
Cons: Some wearers may find these also run a bit large.
2. Orthofeet Lava Walking Shoes
These Orthofeet sneakers feature a soft, stretchable knit upper and seam-free lining with extra foam padding that eliminates pressure points and helps reduce irritating friction.
Pros: Ortho-Comfort insoles features anatomical arch support and multiple cushioned layers for improved foot and leg alignment. An extra-depth design with removable insoles provides ample space for custom orthotics. A deep, wide toe box is made to ease pressure on bunions and hammertoes. Ergonomic-Stride soles with lightweight cushioning soften every step and help propel the foot forward. They also come with two sets of removable spacers (1/16and 1/8 inches thick) that allow the adjustment of the space inside the shoe for a perfect fit.
Cons: They run big.
3. Nike Air Monarch IV
Nike’s Air Monarch IV has a sturdy leather exterior, as well as a foam midsole and full-length Air-Sole unit for lightweight cushioning.
Pros: These come in five colorways to choose from. Multi-pattern rubber outsoles with flex grooves deliver traction on varied surfaces and enhance natural flexibility. A mesh tongue and perforations throughout the upper increase breathability.
Cons: They may squeak on hardwood floors.