Finding comfy and stylish trainers can be tricky when you have wider feet, which is why we've rounded up the best trainers for wide feet you can buy in the UK. Luckily, many retailers now offer a vast range of wide-fit trainers, so you've got many options to choose from.
Best trainers for wide feet UK shortlist:
• Best fun wide fit trainer: Pavers Wide Fit Trainers
• Best wide fit podiatrist-certified trainers: Skechers Arch Fit Big Appeal Trainers Wide Fit
• Best wide fit trainers for size variety: Chase II Shoes
• Best wide fit trainers for exercising: New Balance 520 Trainers - Wide Fit
• Best wide fit trainers for walking: New Balance Women's 624v5
Trainers that are too narrow will feel uncomfortable, but did you know they can cause long-lasting damage to your feet too? They can disrupt your walking pattern plus put a strain on areas of the body, such as your knees and back. Sores, blisters and bunions are all common signs of ill-fitting shoes, too. And, if these are left untreated, they can lead to more serious health conditions. With this in mind, it's really important to check you're wearing the correct width and size.
Having wide feet is more common than you might think. 53 per cent of women asked in Sargasso & Grey's Great British Shoe Survey said they have wide feet. They can be a whole host of reasons for having wide feet, too. If you're constantly wearing shoes that are too tight and too small, they can cause your feet to swell and appear wider. You could have health issues that affect the width of your feet. Conditions such as diabetes and oedema cause ankles and feet to swell. Wide feet can also be a genetic thing.
Whether you're looking for fashionable trainers to elevate your everyday style or trainers for walking that will support you with every step, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up some of the best trainers for wide feet that you can buy in the UK.
Best fun wide fit trainer
We love that these Pavers Wide Fit Trainers are available in a choice of colours and prints. Our
- Colourful pattern
- Easy to put on
- Not as much support as a lace-up trainer
Best wide fit podiatrist-certified trainers
Skechers has really done its research as 20 years of data and 120,000 unweighted foot scans have
- Air-cooled memory foam
- Machine washable
- They have a more chunky look
Best wide fit trainers for size variety
Part of Hotter's Cushion+ range, the Chase II Shoes are made with everyday comfort in mind. The
- Available in half and extra wide fit sizes too
- Wide choice of colours
- Some may not like the zip detailing on the side
Best wide fit trainers for exercising
Whether you wear these New Balance 520 Trainers casually or for a workout, one thing's for sure -
- Built for performance
- Moulded heel for extra support
- It is recommended that you buy one size bigger than your usual size due to the fit
Best wide fit trainers for walking
Another great option from New Balance are the New Balance Women's 624v5. They come in a variety of
- EVA footbed
- ABSZORB midsole
- As they're not made from mesh, your feet may get hotter inside on longer walks
Best leather wide fit trainers
Available in navy and white, the John Lewis Florette Wide Fit Leather Trainers are designed with
- Made with quality materials
- Underfoot cushioning
- The leather is quite stiff to begin with, which can make them feel narrower, however, this should loosen after a while
Best wide fit slip-on fashion trainers
Looking for a pair of trainers that offer effortless style and can be put on in a hurry? These
- Can be worn with dresses, jeans and more
- Easy to put on
- As these are extra wide fit trainers, they may be too wide for those that need just a little bit of extra room in their shoes
Best trainers for wide feet UK FAQs
What are the shoe width sizes for wide feet?
The standard fitting for shoes in the UK is a D width. The next width on the wideness scale is an E fit, classed as a wide fit in many stores. If you find that an E fit isn't quite wide enough, you can also get an EEE width fitting to give you the additional room your feet need. Retailers commonly list these shoes as extra wide fit.
How to get the best fit for your trainers
After a busy day of being on your feet, you will find that your feet will get hot and swell. According to UK brand Pavers, this is the best time for measuring your feet and trying on shoes. Your feet will be at their widest at the end of the day, making it ideal for getting an accurate measure.
No two feet are the same, so of course, the fit of trainers will vary from foot to foot. The purpose of your trainers can also affect the fit. For example, in gym trainers, many brands recommend you size up to give your feet room to breathe while working out. If you are someone that struggles with swollen feet or you're finding the fit of your trainers isn't quite right, Pavers has some advice. They suggest adding additional insoles and inlays inside. This way, you'll be able to tailor the fit of your new trainers, ensuring they're comfortable and secure.
Rosie Floyd is a Homes and Garden Product Writer for Yours, specialising in home appliances, décor and furnishings, as well as pets. After completing her Journalism & Media degree from Coventry University back in 2015, she started her career writing about must-visit holiday destinations, moving on to creating content around outdoor living and garden buildings, before joining the team at Bauer.