Fit Guide: Narrow Shoes
If there’s one thing we know about, it’s footwear. Consequently, it’s probably of no surprise that we also know which silhouettes are better suited to those narrower footed amongst us. Ultimately, you want your newest pair to be comfortable – ever tried getting about all day in a pair which definitely don’t fit? It’s not an enjoyable experience.
With this in mind, to make sure you’re well-informed when making your next selection, we’ve hand-picked some narrow fit silhouettes to keep in mind when you add to your footwear collection - so you don’t have to trial and error it yourself.
Gracing trail paths and city walkways, it’s the Salomon XT-6. Taking streetwear culture by storm in recent times, this is a silhouette which is durable and comfortable in equal measure, with a structured build through the uppers that will hug narrower feet from all angles. Plus, it's super functional and durable too, made to withstand even rugged terrains and complete with a toggle lace system for a locked-in feel.
Converse One Star
The Converse One Star is a lifestyle pick that falls under the narrow category. Low-topped and slim-fitting, this classic shoe has been around for decades – since 1974 to be exact – and in its lifespan as a basketball-turned-lifestyle option has been both comfy and form-fitting for slimmer feet around the globe.
adidas Originals Gazelle Indoor
Borne of the 3-Stripe brand and having garnered a reputation as one of the most iconic releases in the adidas Originals roster, the Gazelle Indoor also has the added bonus of being narrow fitting. A strong contender for those searching out a slimmer design, this athletic shoe also comes in a cacophony of colourways and material combinations. We recommend getting one in every colour.
Vans Old Skool
Vans Old Skool was amongst the very first pairs to come from the lauded label, serving up timeless design cues which make it just as relevant today as when it first arrived on the market in 1977. Low-profile and foot-hugging, this silhouette was also the inaugural model to showcase the now famous Sidestripe, for even more of a supportive fit through the uppers.
New Balance 1500 'Made in UK'
New Balance are renowned for its chunky ‘dad shoe’ fits, however the 1500 is suited to narrower feet thanks to a slimmer build, sloped toe and plenty of comfort-boosting cushioning from uppers through to midsole. You can be sure of the quality, too, thanks to 'Made in England' labelling which confirms the pair were made in New Balance's illustrious Flimby Factory.
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