While shopping for comfortable walking shoes to fit your narrow feet can be a pain, a number of brands are now offering more accommodating width options. A good pair of narrow width shoes should have an optimal amount of cushioning underfoot, sufficient arch support, durable outsoles and a construction that allows the foot to breathe. To help you find the perfect style for your individual needs, we did some research and rounded up some of our favorite narrow-width walking shoes on the market for women. We included picks from well-respected brands like New Balance, Brooks and Clarks for you to choose from.
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1. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 19
The Adrenaline GTS 19 is equipped with an engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print upper, as well as a full-length DNA Loft crash pad for smoother heel-to-toe transitions.
Pros: Brooks’ holistic GuideRails support system helps protect the knees by controlling excess movement. A BioMoGo DNA midsole adapts to your stride. An asymmetrical 3D Fit Print saddle design wraps around your midfoot for a secure fit. These are available in over 15 colors and 5 widths. They also have a enough room in the toe box to not irriate bunions and hammertoes.
Cons: They run a bit big.
2. New Balance 496 Cush+
This shoe features a breathable mesh and leather upper, New Balance Ultra Soft comfort insert and Cush+ midsole that soaks up impact.
Pros: Flexible rubber outsoles supply an ideal amount of traction. They’re offered in 7 colorways and 3 widths. An ample toe box improves comfort for people with bunions and/or hammertoes.
Cons: These run a tad small.
3. Clarks Un Cruise Lace
These sporty Clarks lace-up sneakers have a nubuck leather upper with perforated panels for maximum breathability. Underfoot, the shoe includes flexible rubber outsoles with Wave Walk technology to allow the foot to naturally roll and minimize foot fatigue.
Pros:. A removable OrthoLite footbed provides soft cushioning and absorbs impact. These come in six colorways and three widths.
Cons: They also may run a bit small.