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The best running shoes for wide feet

Updated April 17, 2017

Running is a great way to stay in shape, but it can be a painful experience if you do not have running shoes that fit. Having the correct shoe size is very important for comfort and stability, and will prevent foot problems such as calluses, bunions, and neuromas. It can be hard to find quality shoes that are made for wide feet, but some brands offer comfortable and supportive wide width running sneakers.

Brooks Glycerin 8

This street running shoe was awarded "Editor's Choice" in Runner's World Magazine, and was also given great reviews from RunningNetwork.com. Brooks running shoes come in wide width sizes, and offer a great option for those with wide feet. The sneakers provide a quality fit and support, with excellent cushioning and flexibility. This shoe is also recommended for those who need extra arch support.

New Balance 1063

This street running shoe was awarded "Best Update" in Runner's World Magazine, and was acknowledged as a durable trainer. It is a smart choice for those with wide feet and high arches. The sneakers have firm heels but are still considered neutrally-cushioned, featuring a comfy sockliner. New Balance offers wide and extra-wide width sizes.

Asics Gel-1140

This street running shoe achieved the "Best Buy" in Runner's World Magazine, and was given rave reviews on Buzzillions.com and Running Times magazine. This shoe is more affordable than other top-end running shoes, but its reviews are on par with the best. Not only does this sneaker exhibit cushy insoles and good arch support, but it also runs wide and is available in wide width sizes.

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Alice Bellone has been a writer since 2005. She has published poetry for "Hull Newsweekly" and was feature editor for her school newspaper, "The Spinnaker." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., and studied creative writing at Trinity University in Carmarthen, Wales, U.K.