Best shoe from Nike and Adidas for wide feet.

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  1. Head057

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    My feet are wide I think?
    the widest part of the toe part is 3.5 inch and I wear a size 9 shoe.
    I don't know if that's considered wide so it would be nice for you guys to detmermine for me if that is a wide feet or not.
    I want to know the best shoe from Nike and Adidas.
    Thanks guys!
     
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  2. Head057

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    Anyone? please help me on this.
     
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  3. bfactor61

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    i have wide feet and i have always went with nike. I tried adidas barricades and they were a bit snug. I would go with the cb 3.3
     
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  4. RichT

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    Nike 2K10's are worth a try.
     
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  5. tennisnoob3

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    this. people here say 2k10 are one of the widest nike tennis shoes. 2.3s become slightly wider after you break them in from my experience
     
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  6. i suck at tennis

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    Can't comment on adidas, but as far as current offerings from Nike you should try the Lunar Vapor. I have fairly wide feet and have never been able to wear anything in the Vapor line until this shoe. The CB2.3 was not wide at all, and the 2K10 was similar width as the Lunar Vapor but the arch was in a weird spot for my foot.. I believe the Vapor 8 is of the same build as the Lunar so you may also want to try that one, but I have not tried it yet.
     
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  7. Fuji

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    I feel your pain, my foot in the widest part is 4.25 inches. I have to wear a size 12-13 for most shoes. Nike's offer the best comfort for me in wide feet. I've also had some Pumas that were great for width after some major break in time. :)

    -Fuji
     
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  8. tennisnoob3

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    pumas seem like the narrowest of any shoe. surprise there.
     
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  9. Joe Average

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    I guess wide feet are not created equal. I'm also a size 9. And the widest part of my foot is 4 inches across. I thought I'd be limited to wearing New Balances, but following recommendations from the old TW shoe finder, I experimented with shoes from K-Swiss, Wilson, Head, and Nike (which, I think, offer the fewest models for wide feet). Finally, I decided to try the Adidas Barricade IIs, because I wanted a shoe that was durable (notorious toe-dragger). I went a half-size up (from 8.5) because I wear the thick Thorlos and an ankle brace. And I've never had a problem. The Barricade Vs were not supposed to be for wide feet, but I've never had a problem with them either. And now I've got a pair of the 6.0s. I haven't yet worn them on a tennis court, but, from walking around the living room, they seem all right. So ... I wouldn't abandon the idea of wearing Barricades simply because you've got wide feet.
     
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  10. Fuji

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    I know eh? The shoe itself is just some plain white Puma "Tennis" brand shoe. Very generic, but it was surprisingly enough, wide enough in the foot to JUST fit me in after some very mean blisters. Felt great in the store, but as soon as I was running my feet were getting jacked up until they were very broken in.

    -Fuji
     
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  11. Boxer

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    According to the chart here: http://shoes.about.com/od/mens_size_charts/a/men_width.htm your feet are super narrow :) There's a link there for the process to measure your own feet in a way that will let you use the table (my guess is that table is measuring inches of width differently than you might have).

    The other thing to think about is the shape of your feet. Mostly in terms of how straight or curled around your instep your foot is...think about looking at your left foot from above planform...the more 'C' shaped the outline of your foot the easier time you will have with Nike for sure and probably with Adidas.

    My feet are less 'C' shaped and although they are just _barely_ wider than a D fitting, in many shoes I need a wide just so the outside of my toes aren't crushed by the swoop of the outside of the toebox. Can't wear any Nike's other than the newer Vapors (that they started making wider, yay Nike!). Did OK in Adidas Barricade V's but no other Adidas. Did really well in Barricade V wide fitting (miAdidas had those). Can't do Barricade VI at all (normal D fitting crushes my foot and miAdidas removed the wide option and replaced it with...yes, you guessed it, a NARROW option instead....what were they thinking?!).

    My feet pronate badly too so I have orthotics and do better in shoes with less padding (because the orthotics sink into padding defeating the support they give). With no more Barricade V wide's ever again and Vapors too soft and springy for me, I've had to switch to something else. Right now I'm on Babolat Propulse 3's and they are working out rather well; pleasantly surprised.

    There's nothing more miserable than pain and discomfort in your feet so whatever else, I wish you luck finding something comfortable for your feet!
     
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  12. SempreSami

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    Wide feet

    erm...
     
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  13. zasr4325

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    I have caveman-wide feet, and have tried basically all Nike shoes from the past few years. Some feedback:
    2008
    Vapor IV's: My first experience with the wide foot pain - not that bad, as my feet were still fairly small back then, but could feel definite pain on the outside of my feet. Just put up with it as I thought it was normal, and the pain would go away after some time on court.
    Breath Cage II's: Slightly better than the Vapors, but still pain if not warmed up properly and/or laces were tightened a lot. Mainly used them on clay and carpet, and felt it on both surfaces, but was better on the carpet. Wouldn't recommend as they are far worse in the foot pain department than the more modern shoes

    2009
    Courtballistec 1.3: Far better than the BCII's in terms of wideness (for me anyway) and also pretty good durability. The foot pain was still there occasionally, but these were like a dream compared to the BCII's.
    Vapor VI: DO NOT BUY. Unless you consider walking on knives comfortable, you won't want these. By far the most uncomfortable shoes I've ever worn, and durability was awful too. If you ever want to reach the point in a match where you actually consider chopping your own feet off to stop the pain, then you might want them, but otherwise, STAY AWAY!

    2010
    Courtballistec 2.3: An improvement over the 1.3's in basically everything apart from width - for me these actually felt slightly narrower than the older 1.3's, but they were almost perfect in every other department. Breathability, comfort and durability were all good, and these shoes still have some life left in them today. However, the width was still an issue, and on the occasions when the pain did crop up, it would really be awful. If you do end up getting some, then I'd suggest buying a fairly snug fit, but then lacing them really loose. They have a similar fit to the 1.3's, and I found that even though you're supposed to buy a half size up, I bought true to size, and then just made sure they were never laced tight. Its because the tongue sockliner thing keeps your foot pretty snug anyway, so I almost found lacing them tight didn't really make a difference, especially with wider feet. In fact, I wear these in the gym now, and I always leave them unlaced, but they still fit perfectly and never flop around like normal unlaced shoes.

    Breath 2K10's: These are probably the widest shoes I've had, and definitely one of my favourite models. When I first got them, the difference in width was really apparent - just looking down at the shoes compared to the 2.3's they looked almost ridiculous in terms of how wide they were. But on court they felt great. Break in period was pretty good, and comfort was very good - on a par with the 2.3's heavier padding. Only problem for me was the durability. I've had these since roughly end of October, and (alternating with the 2.3's) have almost worn through them in lots of places. And thats with playing on only carpet for a month in December and January, with the rest being on hard. Not bad in terms of durability, but I really feel these wouldn't last more than a month or two (at the most) if I was using just them on hard court. But in terms of comfort and width, I'd definitely recommend these.

    2010-2011
    Lunarlite Vapor Tour: The widest shoes out of every model I've tried. I was initially apprehensive about getting them, what with my previous experiences with the Vapor line (I still get nightmares), but so far these shoes have been excellent. Straight out the box they felt great, very lightweight, nice fit without being too narrow, and looked pretty good too. I found the break in period to be minimal, and have been using these since December, with no foot pain so far. Although, I played for 3 hours on Saturday morning (I'm in Dubai and weather was very hot that day) and did feel the shoes heating up as time went on. In fact, by the end my feet felt a little blistered, but just had to take them off and cool down a little to get rid of it. Durability looks like it might be an issue, but I got these for half price in the sale (how I get all my tennis shoes) so it won't be an issue if they break down in a month or two, now I'm playing on hard court all the time.

    To sum up then, I'd say either B2K10's or Lunarlites (haven't tried the new ones, but I've heard they're fairly similar) for wider footed peeps, as long as durability isn't an issue for you. Although, correct me if I'm wrong here, I think the US market gets a six month warranty with most Nike tennis shoes, so it wouldn't matter if you wore through them in less time, as they can replace them(?). Hope this helps anyway.
     
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  14. Carolina Racquet

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    Simple question. Why limit yourself to either Nike or Adidas?
     
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  15. Head057

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    Which is a better shoe?
    3.3 or the vapor 8s?
    Before breaking into the barricade 6, my feet was aching like hell until the break in.
     
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  16. Head057

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    Thanks for all the feedbacks guys!
     
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  17. tennisnoob3

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    zasr, are 2k10 and vapor tour durability the same?
     
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  18. scotus

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    Low end, but Nike City Court comes in specifically wide width.

    Also, don't forget cross-training shoes like Air Monarch that comes as wide as 4E.
     
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  19. vsbabolat

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    I found the 3.3 to be very narrow. They pinched the sides of my feet and my toes went numb.

    If you are looking for a wide shoe New Balance come in widths.
     
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  20. zasr4325

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    I'm not sure to be honest, as haven't really worn the Lunar tours for long enough to cause serious damage (yet). But the 2K10's have the same outsole as the Vapor VI's, so they should wear almost exactly the same. The Lunarlites (Vapor VII's) actually have a slightly different outsole to the VI's - personally, I found them to have slightly better traction than the VI's, although they will probably still wear at the same rate. Although, I've been using the Lunar's on hard court quite a bit recently, and they are starting to feel a little "fragile". For example, the inside rear part of the shoe, right on the FitFrame thing, is where I tend to drag my foot (weird I know), and it looks like it might break through the flywire in that place over time. I'll post some pics later when I get home, but there are other areas where it is wearing fairly quickly.
     
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  21. Head057

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    Just got the Vapor 8 tour.
    Feels great right now kinda hurts my feet after a 3hour hit, but in my opinion its better than the B6.
    Debating between the 3.3 and the 2k10
    but Vapor was imo better.
     
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  22. jayoub95

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    The new barricade 6.0 i got yesterday fits my wide foot and is comfortable. I'm a size 8 and the cushioning of my new barricade shoe compared to the junior size 7 barricade 6.0's i used to wear was completely different. The adult sizes felt much more different and are more comfotable. I'm glad because i thought barricades were uncomfortable.
     
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  23. Ajtat411

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    New Balance is the go to brand for wide feet. My feet are between a 2E and 4E and New Balance has the most selection of running/tennis shoes of all brands.

    Currently using the 1004 tennis shoes and they are great. Comes with a 6 month endurance outsole guarentee.
     
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