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Running Shoes with a Wide Toebox

Ambikes2010-12-13 11:23:25 +0000 #1
I know I've read some discussion about runners with wide toeboxes around here, but I can't figure out where it is now!

Anyway, I've got duck feet with normal heels and wide toes. I'm currently running in Adidas Supernovas (have been for the past 3-4 pairs of shoes), but it seems like the toebox on this shoe is shrinking with every pair.

I'm ramping up my training for my first marathon soon, so I'd like to buy a nice, new pair of shoes.

What shoes are you other ladies with wide toes running with?
zoom-zoom2010-12-13 11:32:43 +0000 #2
I used to be a die-hard NB gal, D/Wide widths. Unfortunately, when they swapped their SL-1 last for the newer PL-1 last even their wide shoes were sometimes narrower than other manufacturer's mediums.

I wear the Nike Lunarfly+ on the road and Mizuno Wave Ascend for trails. I may go back to NB for trails when they come out with the Minimus, though. I want something more minimal, but with a wide toebox (the Mizuno is an almost perfect fit, but is a bit clunky, I find).

You didn't state what sort of shoe you need, but the Nike Lunarglide tends to have a pretty roomy toebox. It ended up being too much shoe for me, but it really fit nicely. Nike doesn't do widths on a lot of shoes, but their shoes run wider than they did a few years back, from what I have been told.

Saucony also comes in widths with many of their models. Their heels tend to slip on me, otherwise I would probably really like their shoes.
GLC19682010-12-13 11:59:28 +0000 #3
There are no traditional running shoes wide enough and short enough for my foot, so I now run in VFF's or Terra Plana shoes.

Prior to that, I was a fan of certain NB shoes (all of which are now outdated and no longer made). I used to be able to wear a 6.5 D...but now even that size is too narrow for me.

Kirsten - I'm really surprized about the Nike Lunarfly shoes! I've NEVER had luck with any of their shoes because they ran so narrow. Interesting to learn that it's changed in recent years (I haven't tried Nike shoes in 7+ years).
sjane2010-12-13 11:32:10 +0000 #4
I run in Feelmax Osmas, which have a great roomy toebox, but are also very minimal -- which may or may not be what you're looking for.
7rider2010-12-13 11:59:56 +0000 #5
I don't have much experience with a lot of running shoes, but when I tried on a bunch of recommended shoes at a local running store - the shoe that seemed to me to have the most room in the toes - and the pair I got - were the Asics Gel Evolution 5s. They are maximum support for flat footed over pronators like me.
Syndirelah2010-12-13 13:09:37 +0000 #6
Hi! Which Supernova shoe do you wear? (There are a few, Riot, Ride, etc etc)..

Asics has a wider toe box, but fitted through the arch. NB is also wider, but built on a straighter last. Mizuno has some wiggle room in the toe, but they tend to also run small (length-wise), and a more contoured heel. So I guess it depends
pfunk122010-12-13 14:06:13 +0000 #7
Brooks shoes have a wide toe box.
OakLeaf2010-12-13 14:08:57 +0000 #8
I have huge duck feet.

Believe it or not I'm in Nike right now. I about fell on the floor when the shoe guy suggested them.

They're the Zoom Triax Structure 13. They come in Wide, and even in the wide width my heels don't slip (with the lace lock: through the second holes the way I always lace my shoes, anyway).

The heel-to-toe drop on these shoes is a lot more than I'd like, but until I find a better pair, the fact that they fit on my feet is worth more than anything. They fit considerably better than anything I've ever worn before.



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