The Best Shoes for Wide Feet, Including Sneakers, Booties & Strappy Heels
When I mentioned to my mom that I’d be gathering a list of the best shoes for wide feet she lamented the fact that, for decades, there were not a lot of options available to her. And definitely not any stylish ones. Luckily for her, and anyone else looking to find a little extra wiggle room in their footwear, more and more brands have been embracing wide sizing, even designing shoes for broad feet that are downright cool. The eight brands on this list all offer a multitude of styles in wide widths (including sizes C and D)—some even come in the extra wide measurements of E or 2E—that are chic, comfortable and right on trend for 2020.
This Arkansas-based company was one of the first brands to venture into wide widths over 50 years ago. Munro focuses on making comfortable, cute kicks with an impeccable fit—even going so far as having an extensive fit guide on its website. 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, so you can be sure your shoes feel just right.
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2. Munro Finley Booties
Lace-up booties are another hot style, but we think this luxe-looking burgundy faux-croc is special enough to stand out from the pack.
3. Munro Sandi Sneakers
This sporty sneaker will look just as good with a floral midi dress as it will with your favorite leggings and a cozy oversize knit.
Founded by Phillip J. Vasyli., a podiatrist, Vionic is all about designing stylish shoes that just so happen to be supportive. This includes an emphasis on the proper fit, which explains why the brand offers four different widths: narrow, medium, medium/wide and wide. Vionic also touts a varied (albeit impressive) group of celebrities fans, including Kristen Cavallari, Alexa Chung and Oprah all singing its praises.
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4. Vionic Raina Water-Resistant Booties
Tired of replacing your trusty booties year after year due to rain and snow damage? Enter the Vionic Raina boot, which looks gorgeous and has been treated with water-resistant technology, so you won’t stress next time you get stuck in an unexpected downpour.
5. Vionic Savannah Flats
Sport these easy flats with raw-hem skinny jeans for weekends at the playground and then a tailored suit, come Monday’s big meeting.
6. Vionic Josie Kitten-Heel Pumps
The pointed toe helps narrow the appearance of your feet, and the trendy kitten heels means your toes won’t be screaming after just a few hours of wear.
Clarks has been crafting shoes for almost 200 years, making the brand one of the most respected (and well-developed) in the biz. The company has partnered with engineers, podiatrists and other foot experts to gain a thorough understanding of what our feet need to be happy and healthy. Clarks recently began offering wide widths for their most popular styles, with the promise to add more soon.
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7. Clarks Clarkdale Arlo Boots
Both the style and construction of these black Chelsea boots will last you for years and years to come.
8. Clarks Kaylin Cara 2 Heels
Every gal needs a pair of neutral pumps she can wear to just about anything on her calendar. And these, my friends, most definitely fit the bill.
9. Clarks Pure Tone Flats
The supple leather of these minimalist flats will mold and adjust to your feet, providing even more comfort than a sturdier, wide-width pair.
If unique designs, funky colors and a price point under $100 is what you’re looking for, ASOS’s got your back. Or, uh, feet. The U.K.-based retailer offers both wide and extra wide styles from a number of brands, such as Simply Be, River Island, Public Desire and Raid, in addition to its own in-house collection. Pro tip: If you see something you like, pick it up ASAP. Hot new styles tend to sell out fairly quickly, especially in specialty sizes.
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10. ASOS Angelo Lace-Up Hiker Boots
Who needs basic Timberlands when you can pick up this funky pair with crisscrossed straps across the front?
11. ASOS Kennedy Flat Knee Boots
Stuart Weitzman does offer wide widths for some of its classic styles, including its incredibly popular over-the-knee boots but more on that later. For those who’d rather save than splurge on designer kicks, this ASOS style is just as stylish—but about one tenth the cost.
12. ASOS Hattie Mid-Heeled Mule Sandals
The pale blue hue works for both summer and winter, evoking images of cloudless summer afternoons and frozen icicles.
13. ASOS Dizzy Lace-Up Sneakers
Everyone should have a pair of classic white kicks as part of their shoe wardrobe, And that’s because they pair with anything and everything, from silk slip dresses to cut-off jeans and even tailored trousers.
Another doctor-founded and podiatrist-approved brand, Dr. Scholl’s is well known for its all-encompassing range of footcare products, including insoles and shoes that are good for your feet. The fact that Jackie O. was a massive fan also provides a heavy dose of fashion cred. Not every style from the brand comes in wide widths, but there are still plenty of trendy and classic designs to choose from.
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14. Dr. Scholl’s Madison Sneakers
You can never go wrong with a simple black sneaker. That said, we’re partial to a more detailed croc-embossed style for a little extra pop.
15. Dr. Scholl’s Rate Booties
We’re kind of obsessed with the dainty lace pattern on these easy ankle boots. And we love how well they pair with even the most delicate summer frocks or textured knits for winter.
16. Dr. Scholl’s Dakota Wedge Booties
The lace-up detailing at the front gives you additional flexibility when to comes to fit, so you can adjust for bunions or swollen ankles.
Beyond just stunning, fashion-forward footwear, Stuart Weitzman is known for making shoes that are beautifully crafted, long-lasting and that fit like a glove. So, we were incredibly excited to discover that many of Stuart Weitzman’s most popular styles, as well as some newer pieces, now come in wide widths. For now, it appears the extended-sizing selection is limited, but the company has promised that it will continue to expand its options.
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17. Stuart Weitzman The Tieland Boots
Yes, the boot we all know and love does indeed come in wide widths (at least in black suede and leather).
18. Stuart Weitzman The Aleena 75 Sandals
So simple and so chic, these strappy heels are perfect for date nights, wedding receptions and cocktail parties with friends.
19. Stuart Weitzman The Manila Signature Loafer
The combination of a tough lug sole and traditional penny loafer upper means these beauties will add some edge to plaid shackets to preppy sweater sets.
Similar to Stuart Wetizman, Keds currently offers a selection of its core best-sellers, plus some newer styles, in wide and extra-wide widths. The company has also expanded two of its most popular collaborations—Rifle Paper Co. and Kate Spade New York—to include extended sizing. Finally, you can stock up on all the whimsical floral prints and sparkly glitter kicks your heart desires.
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20. Keds Champion Originals Sneakers
You truly can’t go wrong with this simple, iconic staple. (But good luck keeping it crisp and white.)
21. Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Double Decker Lively Floral Sneakers
Mix and match floral patterns by pairing these slip-on kicks with a midi dress covered in ditsy daisies or bold blooms.
22. Keds Scout Boots II in Water-Resistant Canvas
For those who don’t love the look of a traditional rain boot, why not give these high-top booties a whirl? The sole is thicker and offers more stability than your typical Keds, while the laces mean you can definitely wear these with thick socks.
Naturalizer makes some of the most comfortable shoes we’ve ever stepped into, including both heels and heeled boots. The brand offers styles in narrow, medium and wide, and every pair comes with its signature cushioned footbed and contour technology, which transforms even a simple pair of flats into your favorite all-day walking shoes.
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23. 27 Edit Abilyn Heels
Yes, the heel on these strappy heels looks high (its actually 3 ½ inches), but the strategic placement of the middle strap and the addition of extra cushioning at the ball of the foot makes for a surprisingly comfortable high heel.
24. Naturalizer Barton Flats
Not quite a loafer but not quite a traditional flat, these pointy-toe stunners go from dressy to casual with ease.
25. Naturazlier Soul Melodi Boots
The sock fit of this ankle boot is both supremely comfortable and chic.
26. Naturalizer Finlay Slingbacks
Swap out your chunky loafers for this slick slingback pair once warmer weather returns.