4E Wide Tennis Shoes?

supineAnimation

Hall of Fame
Did a search but didn't find anything.

I have ultra-wide feet. Well, foot, that is. My L5 nerve was cut and what happens is that the tendons and stuff holding up your foot kinda let go and the foot widens significantly. I had slightly-wide feet to begin with and very high arches, but with the nerve damage I need a 4E on my left foot. I'm too cheap to buy different sizes for my left and right, so I just buy 4Es. The only shoes I've found are cheap cross-trainers - NB and one model of Adidas and one model of Nike - are cheap, but they wear out quickly and I don't think they have good tennis soles.

So, anyone know of a good tennis shoe that comes in 4E width? Thanks.
 

mikeler

Moderator
Did a search but didn't find anything.

I have ultra-wide feet. Well, foot, that is. My L5 nerve was cut and what happens is that the tendons and stuff holding up your foot kinda let go and the foot widens significantly. I had slightly-wide feet to begin with and very high arches, but with the nerve damage I need a 4E on my left foot. I'm too cheap to buy different sizes for my left and right, so I just buy 4Es. The only shoes I've found are cheap cross-trainers - NB and one model of Adidas and one model of Nike - are cheap, but they wear out quickly and I don't think they have good tennis soles.

So, anyone know of a good tennis shoe that comes in 4E width? Thanks.


NB makes some good 4E tennis shoes. I buy the cheapest version, but I used to get the high end ones that were very comfortable. They would also last about 6 months of playing 5 times a week before the tread started getting slippery on the clay.
 

Love50

Rookie
I have a friend that also needs 4E and only NB shoes appear to be wide enough. He uses the CT series which are unfortunately not that durable.
 

100Inch

New User
wide feet - NB are garbage

I too have wide(4E) feet, and used to buy whatever the latest top NB shoe was. The fit was great, but the damn shoes (usually the uppers) fall apart in no time. I switched to Adidas Barricade V (wearing my 5th pair now) and am happy with the fit and performance. Not as wide as 4E, but the most room in the toe box I have found in a durable shoe. I don't understand why the major manufacturers would not make at least one decent shoe available in a wide size. There have to be more of us suffering out there....
 

one-hand

Rookie
wide feet - NB are garbage

I too have wide(4E) feet, and used to buy whatever the latest top NB shoe was. The fit was great, but the damn shoes (usually the uppers) fall apart in no time. I switched to Adidas Barricade V (wearing my 5th pair now) and am happy with the fit and performance. Not as wide as 4E, but the most room in the toe box I have found in a durable shoe. I don't understand why the major manufacturers would not make at least one decent shoe available in a wide size. There have to be more of us suffering out there....

11 years later....nothings has changed.
 

SVP

Semi-Pro
My right foot is 6E width. Left is 4E. I heard there’s a NB cross-trainer that goes up to 6E and that’s it. Both of my feet are short in length so it’s like having two squares for feet. I have to settle for NB a half or one full size too long.
 
Altra solstice has been working great for me. It’s made for HIIT workouts so the lateral stability is great, and the footshape toe box has my feet more comfortable than ever before on court. If you can do zero drop then check them out!
 

FIRETennis

Professional
Be happy you live in a place where wide shoes are available!
Here in Europe where some countries have average heights of 6'1, you cannot find wide shoe sizes.
We are at the mercy of the manufacturers' default design and have to settle for hideous beasts such as the Adidas Solecourt Boost.
 

one-hand

Rookie
Be happy you live in a place where wide shoes are available!
Here in Europe where some countries have average heights of 6'1, you cannot find wide shoe sizes.
We are at the mercy of the manufacturers' default design and have to settle for hideous beasts such as the Adidas Solecourt Boost.

Damn. Sad here in the state and depressing in Europe.
 
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Deleted member 776614

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I just got Asics cross-trainers because they feel half-way between a running shoe and a tennis shoe. They have the wide, stable platform of a tennis shoe, but are lighter and less boxy than tennis shoes. They're sort of a knitted material, but the high stress areas on the outside of the foot (to support lateral) have a second, urethane-like layer inside. They also have a plastic/urethane heel for lateral support. Anyway I have wide forefoot, and asics has a good range of wide shoes, which is why I suggested. The soles seem pretty hard and durable without being slippery.
 
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Deleted member 776614

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Altra solstice has been working great for me. It’s made for HIIT workouts so the lateral stability is great, and the footshape toe box has my feet more comfortable than ever before on court. If you can do zero drop then check them out!

Thank you so much! I loved trying on the Solstice, but had doubts about the lateral stability so didn't go with them. I'm glad to hear they're holding up.

What did you do for sizing, compared to either your regular shoe, or other Altra shoes? I found the 11 was a little big compared to other Altra 11s, but didn't know if the 10.5 would be too small.

Zero drop should be the norm, imo.
 
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