The 18 Best Shoes for Narrow Feet, Including 5 Brands We Just Keep Coming Back To
If you’re tired of wearing extra thick socks just to fill up your boots, tying the laces on your sneakers impossibly tight to prevent your foot from flopping around and struggling to find flats and heels you won’t slip out of, we’ve got great news. We did a deep dive to find the best shoes for narrow feet and discovered a ton of chic, trendy and affordable options for just about any occasion. We’re talking combat boots, running shoes, classic ballet flats and sexy stilettos, all of which come in true 2A narrow (or even 4A super slim) width, to better fit your dainty feet. Here, the 18 best options to add to cart ASAP.
This Arkansas-based company was founded almost 50 years ago with a focus on making comfortable, cute footwear with an impeccable fit. There’s even an extensive fit guide on its website to help you find your perfect pair, with measurements and photos to make the information as clear as possible. To this day Munro makes shoes in a whopping 19 sizes (from 4 to 11 in whole and half sizes, and whole sizes from 12 to 14) as well as five different widths (including narrow and super slim), so you can be sure your shoes will feel just right.
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1. Munro Cleo Sandal
This minimalist sandal can be easily dressed up with a floral frock and gold jewelry or down with easy, raw-hem denim and a loose tee. And of course, we love that adjustable buckle and the stretchy strap at the back of the heel. As one customer writes, “I have very narrow feet and have great difficulty finding shoes that fit. I’m also over 70 and my feet hurt a lot. I can walk for hours in these shoes. And the best part is they are very stylish.” Consider these your new go-to spring/summer sandals for just about everything on your calendar.
Available in sizes 5 to 13; Narrow, medium, wide and extra-wide widths
2. Munro Harrison II Bit Loafer
There’s no need to worry about your feet overheating or feeling sticky in these leather loafers, because the inner lining is made from a moisture-wicking material designed to keep you feeling cool and sweat-free, even while walking to work. More than one review mentions how secure the heel felt right out of the box, something Munro has long taken into consideration when designing narrow-width shoes. Take it from one happy shopper: “I was completely wowed when I opened this shoe box. I love the style of this shoe, great toe shape and adornment. The color is amazing. Plus, they fit great and are very, very comfortable.”
Available in sizes 5 to 12; Narrow, medium, wide and extra-wide widths
3. Munro Cate Water-Resistant Chelsea Boot
This classic Chelsea style comes with a zipper on the inner side, for easy on and off. As a bonus, they’ll go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe, including skinny jeans, minidresses and even tailored workwear. “My foot is really hard to fit,” reads one review. “I wear a 6 ½ and have wide toes, a very high arch and a narrow heel. This boot fit my foot perfectly. The suede is just lovely and giving. I put them on and went shopping all day and they were great!”
Available in sizes 5 to 13; Super slim, narrow, medium, wide and extra-wide widths
The preferred footwear of hikers, hippies and few other groups has enjoyed a sort of fashion-forward renaissance recently, with the signature Arizona sandal becoming a must-have among fashion bloggers and editors (as well as just about everyone else). The brand offers a number of styles in narrow widths, including boots, clogs and lace-up shoes but we also love that almost all sandals come with adjustable straps, so you can tighten or loosen them to best fit your foot—a major plus for anyone with feet that vary in width (i.e., you have wider toes but a narrow mid-foot).
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4. Birkenstock Arizona Shearling in Suede Leather
These shearling-lined sandals have been flooding our Instagram for months and it’s pretty easy to guess why. They are the ultimate combination of cozy, wear-around-the-house slippers and supportive, podiatrist-approved sandals making them a superb choice for waiting out winter quarantine in style and comfort.
Available in sizes 4 to 15; Narrow, medium and wide widths
5. Birkenstock Bali Oiled Leather Sandals
If you also have skinny ankles it’s a good idea to look for sandals, flats or heels with an adjustable ankle strap, to keep your shoes where they belong (i.e., on your feet). This strappy style offers just that, in addition to an adjustable front strap, and, of course, Birkenstock’s signature cushy footbed to keep you feeling supremely comfortable, all day long.
Available in sizes 4 to 12; Narrow and medium widths
6. Birkenstock Yao Sandals
For those who like the idea of adjustable straps but aren’t fans of the OG Arizona style, this pared down alternative is more delicate and daintier, but still gives you the flexibility along two points on your foot. Unlike other strappy sandals, which often leave a huge gap between the top of your foot and the straps, these can be tightened to fit snuggly and comfortably.
Available in sizes 5 to 11; Narrow widths
According to Shoes.com, Bella Vita was launched in 2005 with a focus on creating easy-to-wear styles in fashion-forward colors, patterns and materials. We’re pretty big fans of the label, especially given that almost every style is under $120 and you can find its cute, trendy styles at Nordstrom, Macy’s, 6pm and Shoes.com.
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7. Bella Vita Wilma Booties
Snakeskin shoes have been having a major moment lately, but this classic colorway will likely never go out of style. Plus, the 2 ½ inch heel is comfortable enough for all day wear without killing your poor arches. Because this boot is built for a narrow width, it should fit well with regular socks, but if you find the top of your foot is feeling lost within the boot you may want to consider an extra-thick sock for more support.
Available in sizes 5 to 12; Narrow, medium, wide and extra wide widths
8. Bella Vita Bebe Sneakers
No one likes to deal with laces when they’re in a rush, which is why it’s a good idea to have at least one pair of easy slip-on sneakers in your shoe arsenal. The low sides on this Bella Vita pair give them a sleek, modern vibe that isn’t quite as sporty as other more traditional silhouettes, while the high front gives narrow feet a little extra hug and prevents your feet from slipping or flopping about.
Available in sizes 5 to 12; Narrow and medium widths
Beloved by super models, fashionistas and celebrities, Stuart Weitzman is synonymous for shoes that are beautifully crafted, long-lasting and made to fit like a glove. Many of its most popular styles also come in narrow widths, including the best-selling Tieland, Highland and Lowland boots. That said, some reviews on the site suggest the brand as a whole tends to run a little narrow, so those who only need to wear narrow widths may find the regular width to fit just fine.
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9. Stuart Weitzman The Allie Bootie
Combat boots are one of the top footwear trends for 2021, but realistically they’re never entire out of style. We’re kind of obsessed with the pearl detailing that lines this lug sole style, for a delicate, more feminine touch.
Available in sizes 5 to 11; Narrow, medium and wide widths
10. Stuart Weitzman The Amelina Block 50 Chain Sandal
Everyone needs a pair of heels they can comfortably sport to any wedding, cocktail party or other fancy event that requires hours spent walking, standing or dancing. These low block heels are an excellent choice, partly because of the 2-inch heel, but also for the adjustable ankle strap and low front strap that will keep your foot in place as you hit the dance floor. Yes, they also come in black, but we like the idea of pairing this ballerina pink with just about everything, from moody florals to glittering sequins or even a tailored tuxedo-inspired suit.
Available in sizes 4 to 12; Narrow, medium and wide widths
11. Stuart Weitzman The Manila Signature Loafer
Another top trend for 2021 is the chunky loafer, with Stuart Weitzman’s Manila style being among one of the most coveted options. However, for those who prefer a more timeless style, the Wylie Signature Flat has an almost identical upper, but with a much smoother, more minimal sole and also comes in narrow widths. Unlike other flats, loafers come up higher along the top of your foot, offering more support without the feeling that you could walk out of your shoes at any minute.
Available in sizes 4 to 11.5; Narrow, medium and wide widths
We’ve long been fans of New Balance’s comfortable, supportive running shoes, but of course the brand also has a great selection of lifestyle sneakers, too. While learning how to lace and tie your shoes to best fit your foot can help make a regular-width sneaker feel much better, New Balance makes many of its most popular styles in narrow widths so you don’t have to stress about whether or not those lace tricks will suffice.
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12. New Balance Fresh Foam 880
This neutral road-running shoe is great for runners of all levels and can help you train for races of just about any distance (save, perhaps, ultra-marathons). The Fresh Foam midsole feels incredibly cushy and comfortable, without actually allowing your foot to sink too far, and provides a nice bounce on hard cement sidewalks and roads.
Available in sizes 5 to 13; Narrow, medium, wide and extra-wide widths
13. New Balance 990
This dad-approved shoe is one of the most comfortable sneakers we’ve ever worn and, luckily, it also comes in a narrow width. We never would’ve guessed this classic gray style would one day be a must-have among the fashion elite, but for the past few years we’ve been seeing them on the feet of fashion editors, influencers and celebrities to attend fashion week in New York City or as they run errands. One thing to note: NB tends to run a little wide in the forefoot, as such some reviews suggest those with narrow feet may want to go down a half-size for a better fit.
Available in sizes 5 to 13; Narrow, medium, wide and extra-wide widths
More Narrow-Width Styles We Love:
14. Sam Edelman Felicia Flats
Sam Edelman has just a few narrow width styles in its collection, these classic caramel-brown ballet flats being one of them. They have more than 2,000 reviews at Nordstrom and a 4.6-star rating. And while many reviews compare these to “walking on clouds,” quite a few also recommend going a half-size up, as they tend to run short.
Available in sizes 4 to 14; Narrow, medium and wide widths
15. Louise et Cie Kota Ankle Strap Pumps
These classic ankle-strap heels have almost 400 reviews at Nordstrom, with many mentioning the narrow toe box (some see it as a benefit and others, with wider feet, as a detriment). Indeed, those who only occasionally buy narrow-width shoes may find the medium to fit well enough. And despite the 3 ¼ inch heel, many found these to be comfortable enough for extended wear, either for work or special occasions. One reviewer writes, “So comfy!! I love a good versatile shoe that I can wear all day. I’m usually a size 8 or 8.5 and I purchased the 8. I have narrow feet and the 8 fits perfectly.”
Available in sizes 5 to 13; Narrow, medium and wide widths
16. Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2 Running Shoe
“Honestly, my biggest pain point is that some of the shoes people absolutely rave about for running or working out just don’t work for me,” says one PureWow staffer with narrow feet. “Adidas Ultraboosts, Asics running shoes, not a single one fits me properly except for Nike.” Despite not offering narrow widths, Nike actually has a reputation for running narrow. This is why some folks will tell you to go up a half size in Nike shoes, but for those with narrow feet, their regular size should fit just right. And if you’re looking for a good, all-around workout shoe that can be taken from the gym to the treadmill or even a road running workout, the React Infinity Run Flyknit style is a great choice. The midsole is an excellent balance between springy (to combat hard surfaces like concrete) and cushy (to give your arches proper support), and the knit upper is breathable to keep your feet cool and happy as you break a sweat.
Available in sizes 5 to 12; Regular widths
17. Ted Baker London Wishiri Pointed Toe Pumps
Ted Baker London is another shoe brand that tends to run very narrow. (Multiple reviewers at Nordstrom with medium or wide width feet often complain about this very issue, so don’t take those low-star ratings with a grain of salt.) In fact, those who only occasionally buy narrow-width shoes may want to consider going a half-size up when shopping this brand, just in case. The sides of this classic high heel run fairly high up the sides, cradling your foot and giving it more support than a strappy or d’orsay heel would. The top of the toe box also comes up a bit further on the front of the foot, meaning your feet will be well secured with no risk of popping out.
Available in sizes 4.5 to 11.5; Regular widths
18. Rothy’s The Point Flats
These machine-washable flats skyrocketed in popularity in recent years thanks to former duchess Meghan Markle, but it isn’t just the royal stamp of approval that keeps shoppers coming back to Rothy’s; the soft, fabric uppers require almost no break-in time and reviews love how their narrow heels don’t slip out of Rothy’s flats. Per one comment on a Reddit thread about Rothy’s and narrow sizing, “Rothy’s shoes love narrow feet! Especially the flats, which are more narrow around the toes. They’re comfortable but there’s very little arch support. You can go up half a size and add inserts if you’re wearing them for a long time though.” The brand also offers free shipping and free returns, for those who want to try more than one size before they decide.
Available in sizes 5 to 13; Regular widths
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