extra wide shoes

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CaswellCourtKing

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is new balence the only shoe co. to offer EE wide shoes? my feets is way to big for normal width?
 

Nuke

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The Reebok 360 DMX is very wide, although I don't think they call it an EE. I have very wide feet and usually get the New Balances, but I'm currently using the DMX and it's pretty comfortable.
 

TheRed

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I've never tried the new nike resolves but the last model, though not listed as wide, are probably between EE and 4E.
 

POGO

Hall of Fame
Many of the top name brand shoes like Nike, Adidas, Reebok often run snug, the width are more in the D range for men. Some of their models, however, run a "little" wide, perhaps an E width, but do not officially state it in the packaging

New Balance is the only athletic shoe manufacturer that make shoes with different widths which they actually state on the box. Yes, New Balance actually understands that the human feet comes in different width sizes.
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
I must have the widest feet in the whole world. I recently purchased a shoe stretcher, but my feet are wider than the stretcher at its widest.

In addition to NB, I found an entry-level Wilson (club advantage?) that comes in 3E. But I don't know why Wilson does not do the same for their higher-end shoes.

Anyway, I'm glad NB makes the 4Es.
 

qcumber

New User
The Yonex SHT 304 are reallly wide. I can't usually wear adidias or nike & also have a shoe stretcher that maxes out before most shoes get comfortable but the Yonex's fit me well.
 

edgy

Rookie
bringin back this topic....I have black a3 accelerates also, I have pretty wide feet and these shoes are a bit too snug. I like the shoe though. How are the Nike Vapors widthwise? how does NB sizing compare to adidas in tennis shoes also?
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
qcumber said:
The Yonex SHT 304 are reallly wide. I can't usually wear adidias or nike & also have a shoe stretcher that maxes out before most shoes get comfortable but the Yonex's fit me well.
yes, I tried on a pair of 304 and seem wide.'
check the Customer Feeedback at TW.
Wilsons are also wider.
 

scotus

G.O.A.T.
edgy said:
bringin back this topic....I have black a3 accelerates also, I have pretty wide feet and these shoes are a bit too snug. I like the shoe though. How are the Nike Vapors widthwise? how does NB sizing compare to adidas in tennis shoes also?
I emailed a question similar to this to TW customer service, and they responded in less than 24 hours. Also, most of the TW descriptions of shoes include comments on width. When it says it fits medium width, then it is pretty much D. If wide, then 2E.

New Balance then jumps to 4E, but some of Wilson Pro Staffs come in 3E.
 

malagabee

New User
Hi it's 2020 now and I'm still looking for 4E size tennis shoes and it seems New Balance is the only brand carrying it and even their shoes aren't the most fit for my Asian feet. Any other alternatives?
 

SinneGOAT

Professional
Hi it's 2020 now and I'm still looking for 4E size tennis shoes and it seems New Balance is the only brand carrying it and even their shoes aren't the most fit for my Asian feet. Any other alternatives?
K-Swiss? Not sure about them, new balance may be the only way.
 

Crazy Finn

Semi-Pro
Hi it's 2020 now and I'm still looking for 4E size tennis shoes and it seems New Balance is the only brand carrying it and even their shoes aren't the most fit for my Asian feet. Any other alternatives?
K-Swiss? Not sure about them, new balance may be the only way.
I've used the Hypercourt Express line for years and they're good for me. I'm not sure I'm at a 4E in NB, usually I do 2E. I do have a pair of very roomy 4E NB walking shoes (were on clearance, gave it a go).
 

steve s

Professional
I just went from 2e NB to the Babolat SFX. Had to wear 2 pairs of socks for a few walks, before playing tennis. These are not labelled as 2e or wide.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
FYI - the widest shoe on our site would be this one:

and then a few other wider options:
New Balance MC 806 W 4E

a few other NB shoes come in 4E as well; and the Hypercourt Express which fits fairly wide in it's standard width does come in a 2E as well!

Hope that helps!
Michelle, TW
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
New Balance makes shoes with two different lasts. The SL-2 has the wide toebox while the SL-1 has the narrow toebox. So you may get a 2E or 4E but you may feel pinched with your smaller toes because there's less room. Before 2007-2009, their tennis shoes and cross-trainers were wider in the toebox and then it got narrower. I saw this in their running shoes as well.

I usually wear 1080s for running and they pinch a bit but they are usable. But they have the 1340 model which has a rounded instead of pinched toebox and those are very comfortable. They also come in 6E and I have a pair of those that I haven't opened yet.

I have not found a solution for tennis though where the area for the smaller toes is cut off diagonally. I would love to use my 1340s for tennis but they would not hold up - running shoes have a lot of mesh which wouldn't hold up to tennis. I do wish that New Balance would just make one model of their tennis shoes with the SL-2 last.

So maybe going up a half-size or a full-size might work. I've looked at cross-trainers and they have the same issue. I may try basketball shoes at some point. At least NB has 4E.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I just looked at a bunch of shoes from a bunch of brands and ordered the New Balance 857 V2 Cross-Trainer in 11.5 6E. This is an all-leather shoe so it should hold up to tennis. I'll let you know how it turns out. The bottoms are quite rounded but I'm not really sure of the uppers but the 6E should provide enough room, even if the smaller toe side is cut off diagonally.
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Hi Michelle,
I am surprised to see Sole Court Bounce (SCB) not in the list. I have tried a bunch in the list and finally settled with SCB. They are as wide as 2E shoes and are one of the most comfy shoes I have tried. Any reasons to not include them in the list?
Are you referring to the SoleCourt Boost? The SoleMatch Bounce made the list.

Our list simply reflects the shoes we feel performed best in those categories, and we just preferred the performance of the SoleMatch Bounce over the Boost!

Hope that makes sense!
Michelle, TW
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Are you referring to the SoleCourt Boost? The SoleMatch Bounce made the list.

Our list simply reflects the shoes we feel performed best in those categories, and we just preferred the performance of the SoleMatch Bounce over the Boost!

Hope that makes sense!
Michelle, TW
If you ever need playtesters for XXW shoes, I'm your guy. My guess is that XXW is niche or else all the shoe companies would be better at his market. The market is a lot bigger in running because it's very hard to find XW and XXW shoes and I read a lot of the reviews and there are lots of people that use NB XW and XXW shoes for jobs where they stand a lot.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
The New Balance 857 V2 Cross-Trainers arrived and I laced them up and put them on. I ordered 11.5 6E and they fit. I have not had a pair of shoes for tennis that fit since 2006 or 2007. They were always tight in the toes and then the leather pushed out after wearing them for a few weeks - the breakin period. These fit my toes out of the box. But they don't allow wiggle-room so they fit and that's about it. But I'll take it as it's a lot better than being a bit pinched all the time.

These shoes have more of a rounded top than the other shoes I currently have (which will get tossed).

They are all leather so they are on the heavy side and likely will mean that my feet are warmer when playing in the summer.

They are rounded but my 1340s are still wider (they're running shoes).

The sole is on the stiff side. I don't think that these are motion control but I'll find out when I get on the courts. Hopefully in the next week.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
The New Balance 857 V2 Cross-Trainers arrived and I laced them up and put them on. I ordered 11.5 6E and they fit. I have not had a pair of shoes for tennis that fit since 2006 or 2007. They were always tight in the toes and then the leather pushed out after wearing them for a few weeks - the breakin period. These fit my toes out of the box. But they don't allow wiggle-room so they fit and that's about it. But I'll take it as it's a lot better than being a bit pinched all the time.

These shoes have more of a rounded top than the other shoes I currently have (which will get tossed).

They are all leather so they are on the heavy side and likely will mean that my feet are warmer when playing in the summer.

They are rounded but my 1340s are still wider (they're running shoes).

The sole is on the stiff side. I don't think that these are motion control but I'll find out when I get on the courts. Hopefully in the next week.
Ever try Altras?
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Ever try Altras?
No. But the uppers tell you more than the sole. These have the same pinching issue as most other shoes. The NB 1340 and 857 doesn't start the small toes falloff until the right side of the right side of the shoelaces to be able to handle long middle toes. I went to Altra's website and didn't see a 6E option.



Here's the NB 1340 and you can see the area over the left shoelace to the right is about the same height (it's curved). I can fit comfortably and wiggle my toes easily in the 11.5 4E. I have one in 6E but I haven't tried it on yet. The 1340 has more toe room (width, length, height) than any other athletic shoe I've ever worn.



Here's a random New Balance tennis shoe and you can see how it cuts off at a sharp diagonal:



So for me, I like:

  • Rounded top from the big toe to the middle toe,
  • Wide on the small toes, not diagonally chopped,
  • 4E and 6E sizes,
  • High toe so the toes can move vertically up and down.
Shoes meeting all of these requirements are quite hard to find. The only one I know of is the 857.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I went for a hit with the New Balance 857s and they fit really well; but:
  • They weigh a ton - I'd estimate about 14 ounces
  • No arch support. I will add aftermarket supports if it's an issue.
  • Sole is fairly stiff - maybe they will soften up with time.
I'm okay with them and I'll have to work harder to pick up my feet. I would love a more traditional tennis shoe in this size. If anyone sees one, please give a shoutout. To reiterate, these have a fairly even tip with almost equal distance for the three big toes; they do not get shorter really fast for the little toes, the shape of the toebox is wide, and they come in 6E. I know of no other athletic shoe manufacturer that does 6E.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I just wore the 857s with the NB Ultra Arch Insoles and this is a great combination for cushioning and arch support. It's a very heavy combination, probably 16 oz; but it fits and is comfortable.
 
Adidas solecourt boost are the widest I've ever worn. Too wide for me but I wear them anyway since they're so comfortable.
I second this. I have tried about 7-8 shoes in the last two years and Sole court Boost are the most comfortable for me. I have medium to wide feet and they are perfect. I bought about 5 pairs whenever deals showed up after I tried them for 3-4 months
 

malagabee

New User
New Balance makes shoes with two different lasts. The SL-2 has the wide toebox while the SL-1 has the narrow toebox. So you may get a 2E or 4E but you may feel pinched with your smaller toes because there's less room. Before 2007-2009, their tennis shoes and cross-trainers were wider in the toebox and then it got narrower. I saw this in their running shoes as well.

I usually wear 1080s for running and they pinch a bit but they are usable. But they have the 1340 model which has a rounded instead of pinched toebox and those are very comfortable. They also come in 6E and I have a pair of those that I haven't opened yet.

I have not found a solution for tennis though where the area for the smaller toes is cut off diagonally. I would love to use my 1340s for tennis but they would not hold up - running shoes have a lot of mesh which wouldn't hold up to tennis. I do wish that New Balance would just make one model of their tennis shoes with the SL-2 last.

So maybe going up a half-size or a full-size might work. I've looked at cross-trainers and they have the same issue. I may try basketball shoes at some point. At least NB has 4E. Also running shoes don't work on hard courts. Sorry.
Same here. Don't want to go 1/2 size up cuz that make won't work playing tennis. The NB 1006 4E has that problem.
 
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Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
Adidas solecourt boost are the widest I've ever worn. Too wide for me but I wear them anyway since they're so comfortable.
Yes, they a perfect with enough room to put thick socks on (Adidas Parley Crew socks).

The combination is a godsend for anyone with a wide forefoot. I also think that they might be the widest "regular" tennis shoes I have tried, although, surprisingly the Vapor 9.5 Tours were also relatively wide (one couldn't have guessed just by looking at them).

:cool:
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
Another Vote for the Sole Court Boost. Perfect fit for EE wide forefoot and super durable. I think my first pair lasted a year of clay court play.
I've got 4 more pairs in boxes in case they quite making them or change the layup to a narrower forefoot.

They are very stable, the boost foam is great cushioning and rebound. But heavier than some shoes out there but clearly made form quality materials so they last.

I've also enjoyed Babolat SFX3 but they are not as stable or durable and the cushioning dies, but they are lighter and initially very cushioned. Use them for hard court play because that way the sole is gone about the same time the cushions is.

As much as I've tried to like NB over the years I just never find them comfortable and I tend to get foot issues and achilles pain with them. just not a great mix of cushion and support.
 
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