The Best Wide Running Shoes

The Best Wide Running Shoes
Those runners with wide feet often have difficulty in finding high quality shoes that fit. All runners need supportive and well-stabilized shoes to protect against the high-impact nature of the sport. Ill-fitting shoes can lead to many injuries, which is why it's important for all runners to wear running shoes that fit well, including those with wide feet. Some of the best running shoes that come in wide sizes are Brooks Beast, Nike Air Pegasus and Mizuno Wave Rider 12.

Brooks Beast

This shoe is quite stable. It has a wider overlay with an extra midsole for added support. It is also very stiff and recommended for runners with flat feet, which is a common trait for people with wide feet. This stabilized shoe offers maximum arch support. Wide sizes are available for women. For men, wide and extra wide sizes are available.

Brooks Beast
Widths: D-4E (M) B-2E (W)
(800) 227-6657
brooksrunning.com

Nike Air Pegasus

This running shoe model is quite popular; it is also useful for runners with structural foot imbalance such as those with wide feet. This shoe offers plenty of cushioning and is very responsive as well. Furthermore it has a longer length air-sole unit which helps reduce impact and strain on the body. Wide sizes are available for men and women.

Nike Air Pegasus
Widths: B-2E
(800) 595-6453
nikerunning.com

Mizuno Wave Rider 12

Mizuno Wave Riders are a good option for those who have wide feet and with normal to high arches. It is a lightweight, lace-up, well-cushioned shoe. It is also flexible and provides ample shock absorption--a feature all runners need, especially those who have a structural foot balance such as wide feet with high arches. Mizuno sizes include wide for both men and women.

Mizuno Wave Rider 12
Widths: Standard-2E
(800) 966-1211
mizunousa.com

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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