Wide Width Sneakers Guarantee Comfort In Every Step

Whether you’re born with naturally wide feet or your feet have become wider due to age, finding shoes that actually fit properly can be a struggle. Still, no one should have to go around with foot pain or blisters when there are plenty of wide width shoes out there to fit you like a glove. Wide feet are actually very common, so if you have them, you are not alone! 

In this complete guide to wide width sneakers for women, we’ll discuss primary causes of wide width feet and how to find your correct shoe size. We’ll even make some recommendations of the best women’s wide width shoes for everyday wear.

4 Causes of Wide Width Feet

Everyone’s feet are different and if yours are wide, or wider than they used to be, it could be due to one of the following factors:


Most people with wide feet are born with them. This might actually make it easier to find shoes that fit as you will know from the start that you need wider width shoes.

Flat Feet

If you have flat feet, also called fallen arches, then it’s likely that they are also wide.


Throughout your life, your feet will naturally become wider.


When you are doing a lot of walking or standing, your feet naturally swell. If you find that at the end of the day, your feet feel squeezed into your shoes in terms of width, then you should go up a width size. 

What Happens If Shoes Are Too Tight?

Shoes that are too tight might be a nuisance at first, but after several hours of wearing them you will likely want to throw them away! While swelling is a cause of wide feet, it can also be exacerbated by too-tight shoes unsuitable for wide width feet. Think about it, if your feet are squeezed into a smaller space than they require, then it will impair circulation and cause swelling. Foot pain caused by too-tight shoes can range from acute abrasions to more serious chronic conditions, so it’s not to be taken lightly. Here are some of the consequences you can experience from wearing shoes that are too tight.

  • Poor stability
  • Swelling
  • Calluses
  • Bunions
  • Hammer Toes
  • Mallet Toes
  • Bone Spurs
  • Ingrown Toenails

Top Tips for Getting the Perfect Fit

Do you suspect that you might need wider shoes? Take this checklist with you the next time you are trying on shoes so that you can get the perfect size.


It sounds obvious, but measuring your feet for both length and width is imperative. When was the last time you measured your feet for width? You should measure your feet or ask a professional to measure them at least every two years.

Compare Your Actual Measurements to Shoe Size

Don’t assume that just because you are an 8.5 in one shoe that you’ll be an 8.5 in another. Shoe sizes vary by brand and even style, so you need to compare your exact measurements to the measurements of the specific shoe you are looking to buy.

Wear Your Socks

A little forethought is needed to get the right shoe size when you head into a store. Specifically, we recommend bringing different types of socks that you will actually wear with the shoes you are going to buy. The thin hose that a shoe store will give you to try on a shoe is not the same as your heavy boot socks or athletic socks. You may need extra room within a shoe to accommodate your socks.

Don’t Trust the “Break In Period”

Have you ever bought shoes thinking they were going to ‘break in’ after a few wears? How did that turn out for you? Not well, we’d imagine. Most of the time, shoes don’t ‘break in,’ they break your feet. By this we mean that they can cause blisters, abrasions, and other forms of foot irritations. Don’t count on the ‘break in,’ simply keep moving and find a pair of shoes that really fits.

Try These Wide Width Sneakers

Ready to give wide width sneakers a try? Take a look at these popular Taos sneaker styles!

Classic Canvas Sneakers: Star

Looking for a gorgeous everyday sneaker that you can wear to meet friends, attend meetings, and pick up your kids? Everyone needs a classic pair of canvas kicks, like Star in their shoe closet. These laid-back sneakers come in wide width sizes so that everyone can enjoy wearing them. They are equipped with the Curves & Pods® premium removable footbed and feature lacing that provides a custom fit. 

Distressed Casual Sneakers: Moc Star

If you want to bring a bit of edginess into your style without sacrificing comfort, then take a peek at Moc Star sneakers, which are constructed of lightly faded canvas in an array of colors. Like Star, these sneakers have Curves and Pods® premium removable footbeds as well as adjustable lacing. Plus, they are some of the best walking shoes for wide feet with a supportive construction and durable rubber outsoles. 

You’re deserving of both comfort and style. Try our range of wide width sneaker and shoe collections to find the perfect pair for you!