What Are The Best Athletic Shoes For Patients With Wide Feet?
- Jenny L Sanders DPM
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I previously blogged about my favorite running shoes for narrow feet (http://bit.ly/9L6jHP ). This month’s blog is about running shoes for wide feet.
Wide widths for men are 2E and 4E, and wide widths for women are D and 2E. Brooks is my favorite manufacturer in the wide width category. For men, I prefer Brooks Beast®. For women, I prefer Brooks Ariel®. Both styles have firm heel counters and firm medial ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) for maximum pronation control. They will also accommodate an ankle foot orthotic (AFO) as well as a wide or medial flange orthotic.
Men’s 4E and women’s 2E width running shoes are not always available in department stores or even specialty running shoe stores. For these widths, I recommend that patients order online. The sites www.zappos.com and www.endless.com are two of my favorites as they offer free shipping both inbound and outbound.