Buying the correct width is such an important factor when purchasing sneakers. Even the widest-looking sneakers can squash your feet into tiny interiors because of invisible inner padding. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to put together a list of running shoes available in widths.
It’s always important to have shoes that fit properly but never more so than when you’re running. The wrong fit can cause serious injury over time and distance, putting you out of the game unnecessarily. Plus, the world of running shoes is filled with sleek, narrow designs that simply don’t work for the wide-feet gang. We’ve found that New Balance running sneakers are usually the kindest in terms of widths. Below are 9 pairs of running shoes available in widths from New Balance. Ranging from trail runners to racers and more balanced long-distance running shoes, there’s a pair for everyone.
Keep scrolling for the best New Balance running shoes for wide feet.
Fresh Foam X 1080v12 Permafrost
We've been loving the Fresh Foam X 1080v12 for a while now. Over long distances, the lightweight, forgiving build really comes into its own. The Fresh Foam sole unit feels super responsive at all speeds and couples here with the Permafrost construction which is a dream for less-than-ideal conditions.
Fresh Foam X More v4
Fresh Foam is one of our favorite sneaker technologies on the market right now, so when we found out that the Fresh Foam X More v4 contained the most Fresh Foam in any shoe to date, we were eager to get our feet inside it. We were not disappointed. The bouncy, energy-returning midsole works in tandem with a strategic, data-driven outsole for a stable ride.
FuelCell SuperComp Trainer
The New Balance FuelCell SuperComp Trainer is one of the biggest new arrivals for the brand. It's New Balance's shot at a super sneaker. What we mean by that is the kind of sneaker that breaks records, and this is it. The stacked midsole is home to a carbon-fiber plate that flattens and springs back into its arched shape on each shape. The effect is a bounce like few others we've felt.
Fresh Foam X 880v12 GORE-TEX®
As opposed to the ultra-lightweight, competition-ready FuelCell SuperComp Trainer, the Fresh Foam X 880v12 is built for consistency and stability over testing terrains. The wide sole unit combined with a GORE-TEX® upper is ideal for any runs that take you off-road.
Fresh Foam X 860v12
For those looking for a pair to see them through daily runs over a decent distance, the Fresh Foam X 860v13 is up with the best on the market. The overall feeling of this pair is one of supreme balance. Fresh Foam cushioning works in tandem with a strong medial post for stability.
FuelCell Rebel v3
Weighing in at an eye-widening 164 grams, the FuelCell Rebel v3 is a super-lightweight option that we've got our eyes set on for summer. The engineered mesh upper is highly breathable to keep you going in the heat and the FuelCell midsole feels as explosive as it ever has thanks to the weight of the shoe.
Fresh Foam X 1080 Unlaced
The New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080 is up there with the brand's most successful running trainers ever. That's why the label is beginning to build out some variations on the silhouette like this unlaced version. Removing the laced fastening frees up weight and offers a new level of comfort, which is especially important for those with wide feet.
Fresh Foam X Vongo v5
What stands out to us most about the Fresh Foam X Vongo v5 is the stability of the sole unit. Tested over a range of different terrains, this pair feels able to take on anything. Its heavily reinforced outsole protects the chunky Fresh Foam midsole which provides the lightweight bounce we've come to expect from New Balance runners.
FuelCell Rebel TR
The New Balance FuelCell Rebel TR is one of the most futuristic training shoes in the New Balance offering. It's built for all exercises, and it performs highly in every aspect. The ABZORB Dynamic Response System adds rebound, while FitWeave Lite delivers lightweight flexibility in the upper, which benefits those with wide feet across the board, whether lifting, running, or anything in between.
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