Wide Shoes?

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  1. alexoftennis

    alexoftennis New User

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    What are the best tennis shoes out there that are made for people with with feet? I've heard that Nike Air Vapor IV is not for people with wide feet but what about other big names like Adidas Barricade IV?
    Also I would like to know your opinion about which wide shoe would be the best bang for your buck, Thanks!
     
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  2. stormholloway

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    I think the Oscillates are pretty wide. I have narrow feet and prefer the Vapors for this reason. I own the Oscillates and find the proportions to suit a wider foot. If you like a low-to-the-ground feel and have wider feet, I suggest them. Keep in mind the Oscillates still have a glove like fit, but that fit seems a bit wide, particularly in the toe box.
     
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  3. dommod

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    Rumor say that New Balance are notorious for their width. They even reportedly make extra wide shoes if you need even more wideness.
     
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  4. alexoftennis

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    Thanks! I found that New Balance does have a wide selection of wide shoes, now which one to chose. Is the New Balance CT 1200 WB Men's Shoes 2E White worth $100? Or is there a shoe that is priced lower but still has great stuff, like New Balance CT 780 NV Men's Shoes 2E, which I've heard some good replies from. What do you guys think?
     
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  5. GokuQ

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    i wasnt too happy with the new balances
    just not enough cushioning in the soles for me, but they do offer pretty wide sizes

    give the yonex 304 or 305 a try, just awesome shoes, not sure how they can make such a cushioned shoe so light

    the prince m series are also pretty wide
     
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  6. Milano

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    I also have wide feet. Anyone try the MPD's with wide feet?
     
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  7. Serve 'em hard

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    I like the feel of NB 653's on my feet -- they don't cause any foot pain like Netmaster's (a narrow shoe) or Match Day Pumps (another fairly wide shoe) do for some reason, though both of the Reeboks do provide better cushioning for the knees I find. The 653's are cheap, so the OP may want to take a look at them.
     
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    I think I just read recently that the poster chess9 said the Yonex 304's were comfortable, but NOT very cushioned, IIRC.
     
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  9. Joe Average

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    Yes, New Balances are renowned (compare with notorious) for their widths (narrow and wide). But I agree about the lack of cushioning. I've suffered other foot problems -- ankles, Achilles tendons -- while enjoying NB's generous widths. I've had better luck with Wilsons, Diadoras, and I'm enjoying my current shoe, the Nike Air Resolve, the first Nike I've been able to wear.
     
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  10. Serve 'em hard

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    Funny you say they trouble your foot, 'cause of the three shoes I own, the 653's, the Netmasters, and the MDP's, the NB 653's are the only ones that do NOT trouble my feet. They are also my go-to shoes if I really want to win a match 'cause they seem the lightest and fastest of these three shoes. That said, everyone's feet are different so hard to say what would be best for the OP. But if wide and affordable are his top priority, New Balance (or MDP's) might be worth checking out.
     
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  11. backcourt

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    Best bang for the buck are the Reebok Upset DMX, if you can still find them, the Reebok Premiere Pro's are also wide and a good deal on TW. Never tried MDP but am curious. As for the other two, I wear a 2E in NB and find the width just right, with a bit more cushioning.
     
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  12. cghipp

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    Try the Prince T9 Roadster - fantastic for wide feet.
     
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  13. dommod

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    But the people at Tennis Warehouse recommend New Balance brand as a comfortable and cushioned shoe!!! Where does truth lie then on this particular issue?:confused:
     
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  14. tennis_nerd22

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    guys you should try K-Swiss according to TW... thats going to be my next tennis shoe, when either:
    A) my barricade IV's wear out; or
    B) my big toes fall off due to not enough width
     
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  15. Joe Average

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    Well, the truth sure as heck didn't help the blood toes, the swollen Achilles tendons (not sure they actually swell, but they sure hurt), and the sore ankles I got regularly. I thought NB was THE shoe for wide feet. If you needed a 2E, they gave you a 2E. But then, one day, I switched to Wilsons (an accident really. I didn't pack my shoes, and had to buy something cheap at the pro shop. And the salesman recommended them), and never turned back. From there I went to the Diadoras (ugly), then the Nike Air Resolves, and those foot problems never returned. But feet are different. Mine are flat and wide ... getting wider. The Reebok Premier Pros may actually be too narrow.
     
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  16. dommod

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    I am sorry to hear of your plight. I am happy to hear there was a satisfactory resolution to your problem. My inquiry still linger though: Many say New Balance good for wide feet and well cushioned, while others dispute. Is there maybe others with opinion on this brand?
     
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