Fit Guide: Wide Shoes
As a supplier of the biggest names in footwear, here at size? we’ve got no end of silhouettes to suit pretty much any shape and size you can think of. And so, naturally, we’ve got a whole plethora of options that are suited to the wider footed amongst us, to save you from days of hobbling around in shoes which are just too slim. To make the selection process even easier, we have collated some of our favourites from Nike, adidas Originals, Clarks Originals, and Birkenstock into a one-stop guide, so you can choose out your newest pair, safe in the knowledge that they’re gonna be comfy enough to wear all day long.
Starting things off, it’s one of the comfiest shoes on the market; the one and only, Birkenstock Boston. The slip-on design and suede uppers have earned this silhouette legions of admirers, and not forgetting wearers, all of whom can vouch for the luxurious feel of this wide-fitting model. Suede uppers and a cork sole unit keep this one nice and lightweight too.
Quite simply iconic, the Nike Cortez will forever be cemented within the label's heritage. Born as a runner in ’72 and now amongst the mainstays in the illustrious Beaverton catalogue, the Cortez also possesses a fit that will keep any wider feet in the lap of luxury all day long. We're huge fans of this one, so much so that we recently collaborated on our own Nike Cortez - ?exclusive - read more about it here.
adidas Originals Rivalry
The adidas Originals Rivalry is an easy pick for those who are fans of retro silhouettes that are teeming with heritage. This former b-ball silhouette oozes old-school, with a classic 3-Striped design which harks back to the ’86 OG. A wider fit keeps these ones nice and comfortable for the duration of gameplay too.
The Clarks Originals Wallabee. Worn by many and adored by the masses, this silhouette can be worn to any range of day-to-day activities, whether its urban wondering or those more formal occasions. Plus, this beloved silhouette comes equipped with buttery suede uppers which are spacious enough for wider feet. Winner.
Another shoe which falls into the wider category, the Nike Dunk possesses a cultural gravitas which simply can’t be ignored. From the brain of Peter Moore who designed the shoe, to its on-court career in the ’80s, and its integral role in no end of subcultural trends and styles in recent times, this iconic trainer remains a lauded – and comfortable – option for wider feet.
adidas Originals Campus 00s
With its exaggerated proportions and soft suede uppers, the adidas Originals Campus 00s serves up a slice of the noughties, while staying roomy enough to cater for wide-footed wearers. Available in no end of colourways, this one gives you plenty of options to suit your tastes, too.
Nike Air Force 1
Bruce Kilgore is the man to thank for one of the most famed and recognisable shoes in the game - the Nike Air Force 1. Aside from being well-cushioned thanks to that springy Air techology, this classic Nike sneaker has also comes with a roomy fit through the uppers and no end of colour options. The model recently celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2022, so there’s plenty of special releases which mark the occasion to choose from.
Check out our Narrow Fit guide here.