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Fashionable Wide Shoes

Built around the shape of your foot to give you more comfort and better mobility.

Wearing tight, ill-fitting shoes can cause blisters, calluses, ingrown nails, and more. That is why it’s important to choose wide shoes that not only feel comfortable but also offer the right amount of support.

We understand that finding shoes that perfectly fit wide feet can be challenging. You might have experienced purchasing shoes for wide feet but ended up returning them anyway as they still hurt your feet. At KURU, we offer various fashionable wide width shoes that mold to your foot shape — enhancing mobility, breathability, and comfort.

With their ergonomic shape, our collection of wide width shoes promotes natural flexing with every step. You can expect better cushion, support, and stability from our shoe’s naturally wide toe boxes.

Remember that the best shoes for wide feet won't make you sacrifice comfort or style. Get the best of both worlds with our updated collection.

Experts Guide to Fashionable Wide Shoes

What are Wide Shoes?

Wide shoes are footwear of the same length as other shoes that are wider to accommodate wide feet. The toe box is increased to provide space for people with larger toes and forefeet.

Wide width tennis shoes, wide width sneakers, and wide width slip-on shoes may be made with greater depth as well. This way, your toes can spread out evenly and naturally with every step. The width of wide shoes is usually a half inch more compared to narrow-fitting shoes. Compared to medium shoes, they’re about one-fourth of an inch broader. You may need extra wide shoes depending on your foot condition.

If you have wide feet and you wear narrow-fitting shoes, you will most likely develop blisters and other painful foot conditions. Consider trying the best shoes for wide feet to avoid conditions like swollen feet and hammertoe from worsening. In particular, you'll need comfortable and durable footwear like KURU’s wide width shoes.

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"No more Pain!
This is my second pair of Quantum and I couldn't be happier. I suffer from plantar fascitis and I don't have flare-ups with this shoe. Love the extra wide toe box!"
-Ellen RN
"Best. Shoe. Yet.
I bought my first pair of Quantum Wides about 90 days ago...and I loved them so much, I ordered two more pairs in different colors! I have been a New Balance wearer for years because they were compatible with orthotics, but lately, I've found that they just don't feel as good on my feet.as they used to. My Kurus are comfortable and lightweight, making them perfect for everyday wear! I really notice the difference in my knees and low back when I wear them, though!"
-BigPapaPK

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a woman runs in her wide width shoes. a woman runs in her wide width shoes.

Do I Need Wide Shoes? Here's How to Tell

You might not know it, but you probably need wide shoes. Here's why and how to tell if you do.

If your feet feel uncomfortable and cramped while wearing standard shoes, your shoes are either the wrong size or you have wide feet. The first way to find out is by measuring your feet. Do this at night, as your feet naturally expand throughout the day.

Measure both feet on a flat surface. Stand on a piece of paper and trace an outline around the outside of each foot. Find out the width by measuring your foot’s broadest part. Other signs that you need sneakers with wide width or dress shoes for wide feet include:

  • Flat feet: Flat feet can lead to wide feet. When standing with fallen arches, the curve of your foot collapses, making the foot wider. Flat feet may have a genetic component, but can also be caused by several factors, like unsupported arches. At KURU, we have comfortable and fashionable wide width shoes with enough arch support for your feet.
  • Deformities: Examples include bunions, calluses, club foot, crossover toe, and hammertoe. While some of these are genetic tendencies, they can get worse with ill-fitting shoes. With this wrong type of shoes, excessive stress is placed on bigger toe joints, causing bunions. Thus, you'll need comfortable shoes for wide feet to avoid any of these deformities.
  • Pregnancy: Pregnant women usually have wider feet because of an increase in the hormone relaxin, which results in loose ligaments. Thus, wearing sneakers with wide width may be necessary during pregnancy. While some women only have to wear comfortable shoes for wide feet temporarily, others may need such footwear permanently.
  • Health problems: Wider feet may also be caused by other health conditions, such as heart problems, kidney disease, and diabetes. Your feet can swell due to these medical conditions. Widening feet can be linked to aging too, given that your ligaments start to loosen. That doesn't mean you can't look young and chic, though. By wearing cute shoes for wide feet, you can rock any look you want no matter your age.

Understanding Wide Shoe Measurements

We'll discuss common sizing standards as well as how to measure your foot for a better fit.

Wide width shoe sizes vary between men’s and women’s shoes. For instance, a women’s medium is B and a men’s is D, which is also the case for KURU shoes. Then, we have C+ for wide width shoes. Other brands would mark these shoes C, W, 2C, or CC.

For men, the medium width is D, while wide width shoes are labeled E. For us, they’re E+. Others call these wide shoes 2E, W, or EE. If it’s something greater than 2E, it’s already extra wide.

Here’s how you can measure your foot:

  • Tape a piece of paper to the floor (one end against a wall).
  • Keep one foot on the sheet of paper while making sure your heel is against the wall.
  • Trace your foot’s outline (you can ask a friend or family member to do it for you).
  • Measure both the widest and longest parts of the outline with a ruler.
  • Repeat the same process with the other foot.
  • Use the Brannock size chart to compare the measurements.
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Types of Wide Shoes & Finding the Best Fit

Are you looking for the perfect pair of wide shoes? Learn how to find a great fit and style that's right for you.

Whether you want a nice pair of dress shoes for wide feet, wide tennis shoes, or wide width slip-on sneakers, it’s important to get the best fit for maximum comfort, foot protection, and support. Here’s how:

  • Fit both feet. This is particularly important because one foot may be wider than the other.
  • Shop for wide shoes in the afternoon. This is because your feet tend to become wider throughout the day.
  • Don’t forget about your sock choice. When finding the right pair of wide shoes, wear the socks that you know you’ll be wearing a lot, whether for training or going out.
  • Bring your orthotics when shopping for wide shoes as these can affect the fit of the shoes.
  • Have your feet properly measured every few years. Your foot size and shape may change over time. Include the length, width, and arch length, so you'll know the best shoes that fit your needs.
  • Stand up when measuring. Your feet spread out when you stand up, so taking measurements while seated won’t give you accurate numbers. Ask another person to measure for you, since you need to stand up properly and ensure your weight’s centered over your feet to determine the right measurement.
  • Walk around while wearing both shoes. If there are various surface types in the store or establishment, walk on all of them to see how the shoes for wide feet perform.
  • Do not use the shoe size description as a basis for choosing comfortable shoes for wide feet. Every brand follows different standards, so rely on your comfort level instead. The best shoes for wide feet should fit well the moment you put them on. Don’t wait for shoes to expand or get comfortable later on.
  • Consider the shape too. You’ll want to find ergonomic shoes that follow the natural curves of your feet. Doing so prevents any potential discomfort and rubbing while walking on them all day. Note that finding the shoes that match your size doesn't necessarily mean that they have the perfect shape too.

Why Others Love KURU

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

"True to size and stylish!

I have a difficult time finding women’s shoes wide enough for my feet. I appreciated the sizing guide to measure around the widest part of my foot to select the correct wide width. Fits perfectly and my bone spurs aren’t talking back. Definitely a new favorite!"
-Lisa P

"Normalized Feet

55 yrs old with changing feet. The Wide Quantum is the best shoe I've had. Immediate improvement from the athletic shoes I was wearing before which would leave me in great pain after strenuous workouts. I feel like I have a new lease on my athletic life. Thank you Kuru...now make a quantum boot!"
-Dan B

"Helped my foot pain

I bought the atom shoe hoping to help with plantar fasciitis, so I can work out better..I can not recommend this shoe enough. I bought the wide ones because one foot is a little more swollen than the other, and it fits very comfortably. I have never felt more arch support in my life, I really didn't realize the importance of a higher quality shoe. I would have cramping and foot pain before these shoes, after working out. Not anymore, I have never been so happy to find a sneaker that works, and I just bought another pair to keep as gym shoes exclusively and use the other for work. Total game changer, love this brand for life"
-Nicole M.

FAQs

Answers to the most frequently asked questions are just a click away.

How much wider is a wide width shoe?

Wide width shoes are one-fourth inch wider compared to medium-width shoes. Moreover, extra wide width shoes are a one-half inch wider than typical medium-width shoes. However, brands offer different wide width shoe sizes, including the width in the toe box and midfoot.

What is the difference between medium and wide width shoes?

Medium shoes are standard shoes that are one-fourth inch wider compared to narrow-fitting shoes. Wide width shoes are intended for people with wider feet. These shoes are often one-fourth inch wider than medium shoes. They’re one-half inch wider than narrow-fitting shoes.

What widths do you offer? Do you have wide or narrow widths?

All of our styles are offered in medium (standard) width, and some are available in wide width. Each product description page also includes fit notes and width measurements.

Our sizes are based on the Brannock device, which is that metal measuring plate you can find in most shoe stores. If you are unsure which size or width you need, we highly recommend getting your foot measured.

Women's Medium: B Wide: C+ (Other brands may label their wide shoes as CC, 2C, W, or just C.)

Men's Medium: D Wide: E+ (Other brands may label their wide shoes as EE, 2E, W, or just E.)

How do I know what shoe width I should buy?

KURUs, and many shoes, are sized based on the Brannock device—which is that metal measuring plate you can find in most shoe stores. If you are unsure which size or width you need, we highly recommend getting your foot measured.

You can also measure your feet at home this way. It’s easiest if you can find someone to help you:

1.) Tape a sheet of plain paper to the floor with one end against a wall, 2.) Put your foot on the paper with your heel flush against the wall, 3.) Trace the outline of your foot, 4.) Use a ruler to measure the longest and widest parts of the outline in centimeters, and 5.) Compare measurements with the Brannock size chart

KURU cannot provide an accurate size recommendation based on inches, centimeters, or a foot drawing. We make it easy to find your fit with free shipping and returns/exchanges in the domestic US. Go ahead and try them on first to make sure you are soulmates before you commit to being sole mates.

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