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28 Shoes That People With Wide Feet Actually Swear By

Because your toes deserve happiness. The products in this post were updated in May 2018.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which shoes are best for wide feet. Here are their tried-and-true recommendations:

1. Toms are a cute addition to any outfit and don't pinch an inch.

"Toms have been great for my wide feet. I also have ridiculously high arches, and I still find Toms comfortable and cute." —rachels

Get them on Amazon for $16.55+ (available in 26 colors and in sizes 5–12).


2. Clarks have styles specifically designed to give a little ~wiggle room~.

"Clarks has a great collection for wide or extra-wide feet!" —c444fcbb24

Get them on Amazon for $24.99+ (available in 14 colors and in sizes 5–12).

3. Vans are a classic option that you can depend on for years to come.

"Definitely Vans. Once I tried on Vans, I never looked back. Currently going on 14 pairs." —ariannao

Get them on Amazon for $36+ (available in 65 colors and in sizes 3–16).

4. Birkenstocks are a clear choice for breathability and maximum comfort.

"I wish I could have known about Birkenstocks earlier! They are hands down the most comfortable sandal I've ever worn in my life. I've gone on vacations and walked around for hours with no pain or discomfort in my feet, hips, or back. There's tons of colors, and I always get compliments on them. No more painful, pinchy sandals for this girl!" —laurenk

Get them on Amazon for $89.95+ (available in 94 colors and in sizes 35–48).

5. Keen meets your needs for anything from outdoor shoes to flats.

"KEENS. They are comfortable and closed-toed, and they are available for people of all ages." —HermioneGR

Get them on Amazon for $89.95+ (available in 10 colors and in sizes 5–11)


6. Naturalizer takes the pain out of heels, so that it's all gain.

"Naturalizer — very stylish, wide-width selection of shoes and boots with higher heels that are made for people who, in a business environment, need to be on their feet a good deal of the day. Also very comfy for a night on the town, too." — cattees529

Get them on Amazon for $41.99 (available in two colors and in sizes 4–12).

7. Ryka can offer relief with its big range of sneakers and sandals.

"Ryka, a brand of sneakers by a female-run company. Lots of wide-width shoes to choose from, and they have memory foam insoles to help with comfort. Only ones I wear!" —stephaniewaldrons

Get them on Amazon for $48.95+ (available in three colors and in sizes 5–11).

8. Minnetonka moccasins carry wide sizes if you need a little more breathing room.

"Minnetonka moccasins are available in wide sizes." —prisymaria610

Get them on Amazon for $16.49+ (available in 25 colors and in sizes 5–11/5M–11M).

9. Teva has long lived up to expectations of roomy and practical designs.

"TEVAS! They have Velcro straps, so they're adjustable, amazing sandals for summer. And there are soooo many designs and colors to choose from. There's something for everyone! I literally wear mine 24/7 in the summer. They are more comfortable than any sandal you can think of, I promise." —faithm

Get them on Amazon for $35.90+ (available in three colors and in sizes 5–11).


10. Sperrys have extra room in their boat shoes for your pesky pinky toes.

"Sperrys! Particularly their boat shoes. I have short, wide feet and have had great luck with them." —Ravendor89

Get them on Amazon for $87.57+ (available in six colors and in sizes 5–12).

11. Superga is a win-win for both trendiness and practicality.

"I have a pair of triple Velcro-strap Supergas, and they are really cushiony and comfortable, plus lots of toe wiggle room." —yellorose310

Get them on Amazon for $33.99+ (available in three colors and in sizes 6–10).

12. Torrid keeps you and your spread piggies in mind with its specialty wide collection.

"Torrid has a good line of wide shoes. I have a collection of flats that I used a hair dryer on to make them even wider." —liz408eaeacc

Get them on Torrid for $37.42 (originally 49.90; available in sizes 6-12.5).


14. Sanuk is ~widely known~ for its cushy soles and long-lasting support.

"Sanuk yoga mat sandals are super comfy and great for my wide feet, plus they come in every color and pattern." —liz408eaeacc

Get them on Amazon for $14.54+ (available in 30 colors and in sizes 5–12).

15. Converse will probably always stay in style, and your feet will thank you.

"Converse is really the only shoe that works for me, regarding wide shoes. I get them every year, because they are so comfortable and don't squeeze my feet." —Linky

Get them from Amazon for $32.57+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 24 colors).

17. Crocs will make you regret all the times you made fun of your mom, thanks to their new styles and roomy designs.

"Crocs! They have tons of cute styles now. I especially like the flats, which I have in many colors." —miac888

Get them on Amazon for $27.26+ (available in five colors and in sizes 4–11).


20. Lotta From Stockholm is a quirky and fun option to expand your wardrobe without diminishing relaxation.

"Lotta From Stockholm: excellent and roomy clog style shoes (heels, flats, mules) — just so, so comfortable." —whitneyn

Get them on Amazon for $96.90+ (available in sizes 6–10).

21. Chacos provide cushioning and arch support for the ultimate relaxed fit.

"My style isn't very fancy, so I live in my Chaco flips. The women's are wide enough, and the arch support is good and in the right place." —pandiB

Get them on Amazon for $59.46+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in five colors).


22. Simply Be (a plus-size clothing site) provides a large array of sizing and style options. They even have a section dedicated to wide-fit boots.

You can also select your calf width for tall boots.

"SimplyBe has wide shoes in every style imaginable in sizes 6–11!" —marycatherineh3

Get them on SimplyBe for $52.50+ (available in sizes 6-11 and in four colors).

23. Bearpaw has you covered summer to winter with its huge range of styles.

"Bearpaws! They have so many styles, including sandals that aren't just a cheaper version of Uggs. Plus the quality is top notch and the sizes are on point! I wear a size 11, and I always have trouble finding shoes that are true to size. Too often they're way too small or thin, but Bearpaws are my tried and true every time, no matter the time of year." —corellaw

Get them on Amazon for $19.95+ (available in five colors and in sizes 6–11).

24. Alegria makes cute, strappy flats to add some charm and cheer to your wardrobe.

"Alegrias are insanely comfortable, I love how they look, and they just feel better the longer I have them. I spent a weeklong vacation walking miles every day in them, and never had foot pain." —geocallie

Get them on Amazon for $46.48+ (available in sizes 35-42 and in 11 colors).

25. Bogs literally has your back rain or shine thanks to its wellies and sandals.

"Bogs brand shoes. Most known for rain boots, but also make fantastic leather shoes. Bogs are the only shoes I've found where a 'regular' width is wide enough for my boat feet. They often also have rounded toes, rather than pointed, so no pinching. I'm a teacher, and can be on my feet all day in my Bogs boots in total comfort." —Mel Heckman, Facebook

Get them on Amazon for $44.99+ (available in five colors and in sizes 6–11).


26. Bass practically holds a cushion to your sole and provides special sizing in select styles.

"Bass sandals. Not all of them come in wide widths, but the ones that do are worth their weight in gold." —Ashley Sheridan, Facebook

Get them on Amazon for $44.99+ (available in sizes 6-10 and in nine colors).

27. Dr. Martens really might be what the doctor ordered for their healthy dose of uniqueness and comfort.

"Dr. Martens boots. My feet are flat and wide at the toe with a narrow heel. The shock absorbing sole and being able to loosen and tighten laces makes me feel secure. I buy one pair a year, and they just get better over time." —Samantha Castleberry Matthews, Facebook

Get them on Nordstrom for $140 (available in sizes 5-10).

28. Nike holds its long-standing reign as a reliable sneaker thanks to its innovative designs and technology.

"Nike high tops (after breaking them in) are the most comfortable (and let's face it, stylish) shoe I've ever had! They're amazing!" —Lilly Eller, Facebook

Get them on Nike for $152.97 (available in sizes 5-12 and in two colors).


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