NO wide toe box tennis shoes!

Icsa

Semi-Pro
If the demand for wider shoes was higher, I'm sure the companies would manufacture them. It is all about profit and demand drives profit.
 

andyan

New User
Demand is definitely growing and if you try one time wide toe box you will never go back to tight shoes again. That's mean it must be the future for us. I will buy stocks should be a good investment.
 

puppybutts

Hall of Fame
I have noticed that wide options seem to be disappearing. Fila Axilus 3 has narrowed their toe box, KSwiss Ultrashot also narrowed from the 2 to the 3, and now the Supremes 2 are listed as a medium instead of a generous medium.

Those shoes I assume are still wider than a typical narrow Nike shoe but sseems like most people are either 2E+ or narrow-medium. the generous medium/slightly wide category is shrinking
 

WildVolley

Legend
We're actually in the heyday of wide toe-box shoes, just not for tennis. I went on Amazon a few months back and bought some running shoes that were inexpensive and have wider toe boxes than Altra. I can get all sorts of casual shoes and hiking shoes with toe boxes that are actually wide.

Seems like a lot of the wider toe box tennis shoes have disappeared. Yonex used to make a few models with toe-box room, but now they are using narrower lasts. Pickle ball shoes might be the solution.
 

K1Y

Professional
Dear tennis shoemaker,
Please make wide toe box tennis shoes because many people looking for this and there are none on the market. Yes, there are few of them like K Swiss hypercourt but they still not wide enough. We need healthy shoes to get less injuries.

amen
 

taylalove

New User
New Balance are quite wide. I have a very wide foot and got the NB Lav. Milos helped designed them. Disappointed Nike and other companies don’t make more. Kind of jealous I can’t get some vapors…
 

K1Y

Professional
We're actually in the heyday of wide toe-box shoes, just not for tennis. I went on Amazon a few months back and bought some running shoes that were inexpensive and have wider toe boxes than Altra. I can get all sorts of casual shoes and hiking shoes with toe boxes that are actually wide.

Seems like a lot of the wider toe box tennis shoes have disappeared. Yonex used to make a few models with toe-box room, but now they are using narrower lasts. Pickle ball shoes might be the solution.
which casual shoes?
 

FloridaAG

Hall of Fame
New Balance are quite wide. I have a very wide foot and got the NB Lav. Milos helped designed them. Disappointed Nike and other companies don’t make more. Kind of jealous I can’t get some vapors…
Be very careful if you have wide feet and high arches with the Lavs - tried to will myself for them to work and they destroyed my feet.
 

K1Y

Professional
Which shoes are wide toe box approved? lets make a list. I have normal feet but very wide toes. Head revolt evo 2.0 works and Babolat propulse fury 3 in a bigger size. All asics, wilson and adidas are too tight. I heard nike GP challenge 1 has actually a wide toebox? is that true?
 

WildVolley

Legend
which casual shoes?
Go to a website like Anya's Reviews and start looking through the various models. There are a lot of companies making wide toe box shoes these days. https://anyasreviews.com/the-best-wide-toe-box-shoes-that-arent-barefoot/

I also look at videos by a guy named Andrew Folts on utube. He does reviews on barefoot and wide toe box shoes from a lot of different companies. There were many more companies that I was aware of. The first wide toe box shoes I bought were from Lems back when they had a different name. Recently I've been looking into buying a pair of casual sneakers from a company called Splay.
 
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WildVolley

Legend
New Balance are quite wide. I have a very wide foot and got the NB Lav. Milos helped designed them. Disappointed Nike and other companies don’t make more. Kind of jealous I can’t get some vapors…

I've been burned by NB in the past. I found their "wide" shoes (at least the 2E I tried) to be narrow toe-box shoes with high volume midfoots. The standard Yonex D width shoes a decade ago were wider in the toe box than the 2E NB I tried. I think the last NB shoe I tried was a 2E version of the 996.
 

Bagumbawalla

G.O.A.T.
A week or so ago I "stubbed" my big toe.
Now I have only one pair of shoe that don't hurt me (not tennis shoes).
I propose that all tennis shoe designers-
1. From three or four feet up, drop a hammer onto their bare big toe
2. Then design a shoe that they can wear.
 

jimmy8

Legend
If you're really wide, like 4e, like me, I use New Balance 1006, I find the white color is softer and lasts longer. There's a newer version, the 1007, I recommend that because it has amazing Fresh Foam X, I've tried Fresh Foam X, it's amazing, did I already mention that, but I haven't tried the 1007. The 1006 and 1007 also come in 2e if you prefer that. Or if you just want a slightly wider medium, the mediums are slightly wider.
 

BenC

Professional
I've been burned by NB in the past. I found their "wide" shoes (at least the 2E I tried) to be narrow toe-box shoes with high volume midfoots. The standard Yonex D width shoes a decade ago were wider in the toe box than the 2E NB I tried. I think the last NB shoe I tried was a 2E version of the 996.
NB's sizing is all over the place. I tried the following in 9 2E and the 1007 and 806 have very large toe boxes, the 1006/ct-rally felt properly sized, and the 996/796/696 were both unusably narrow and short.
 
Another vote for the Head Revolt Evo 2.0 foot shape, although they don’t last that long.

I’m currently playing in the Mizuno Wave Enforce Tour - wish it had a slightly wider toe box, but it breaks in nicely and feels significantly wider in the toe than it looks in photos.

For reference: I have a square foot shape, almost like someone took a normal size 11 foot and lopped the ends off the longest toes so I end up at a 9. The result is that my feet aren’t actually super wide, but my foot ends very abruptly, so if I don’t have a shoe with a wide toe box then I end up with cramped outer toes or a lot of space at the end of the shoe for my bigger toes.
 
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innoVAShaun

Legend
The real unicorn is a clay court, wide tennis shoe.

I just googled "wide clay tennis shoes" and a Diadora Mens B Icon 2 Clay Wide Tennis Shoes popped up at another retailor.

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andyan

New User
Sorry guys. Wide Toe Box is not the same as wide shoes it could be from 2W to 10W but if it is narrow at the toes it will ruin your foot.
I am talking like Altra and Lems and many more but those are not durable for tennis.
 

jimmy8

Legend
Sorry guys. Wide Toe Box is not the same as wide shoes it could be from 2W to 10W but if it is narrow at the toes it will ruin your foot.
I am talking like Altra and Lems and many more but those are not durable for tennis.
New Balance are wide toe box. I have the widest feet in the whole world. I tried almost every shoe and every insole in the whole world. Trying to save money, I bought cheap insoles. Then I bought another and another, until I tried like 150 different ones. I spent more money than I should have. I could have just spent all that money on $800 custom insoles. But I've never had custom insoles, and I'm still too cheap to buy them. If I had a time machine, my feet would be happy and I would have more money in my wallet.
 

socallefty

G.O.A.T.
What happens if you buy shoes that are 1/2 size bigger and wear thick socks like Thorlos? I buy tennis shoes that are 1/2 size bigger than my normal shoe size and wear Thorlos.
 
Why ya'll got such fat feet?

Just kidding. I got really narrow feet.

But I've talked to a lot of players who have trouble finding tennis shoes wide enough.

You can see by my logo that I use Lotto. The Mirage 100 are amazing for narrow feet.

Raptor may work for a wider foot.

But, in general, you should be a able to find New Balance in lots of wide sizes and possibly Diadora as well.
 

Bunco

New User
Why ya'll got such fat feet?

Just kidding. I got really narrow feet.

But I've talked to a lot of players who have trouble finding tennis shoes wide enough.

You can see by my logo that I use Lotto. The Mirage 100 are amazing for narrow feet.

Raptor may work for a wider foot.

But, in general, you should be a able to find New Balance in lots of wide sizes and possibly Diadora as well.
I have wider feet and Raptor is a little tight but works still. I do my usual half size up for it since my arches are super high and I need extra room for the top of my foot. Loosens up a bit after some play. I wouldnt call it a perfect fit for wide feet but I love the raptor so much I make an exception for it.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Dear tennis shoemaker,
Please make wide toe box tennis shoes because many people looking for this and there are none on the market. Yes, there are few of them like K Swiss hypercourt but they still not wide enough. We need healthy shoes to get less injuries.



Try the Babolat Propulse Fury. The fit is gigantically wide.
 

K1Y

Professional
Try the Babolat Propulse Fury. The fit is gigantically wide.
Yeah I have those currently, I really like them but I get weird corns on my feet, maybe because my feet move too much in them, not sure. Want to try out something else to see if its the shoe or just something my feet does.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Yeah I have those currently, I really like them but I get weird corns on my feet, maybe because my feet move too much in them, not sure. Want to try out something else to see if its the shoe or just something my feet does.

Yeah they are comically wide so I returned mine before even playing in them.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
haha my girlfriend calls mine 'boats'. I ordered the mizuno wave enforce tour because of @Circa 1762. Maybe I will try the Diadora blueshield torneo 2's aswell. Which shoe did you end up using?

Yeah boats are a good term for them...great shoe for people with a really wide foot! I'm pretty much only wearing Asics Gel Res 9s now, love the fit, good cushioning and excellent lateral support. I found the FF3s to be great too, just need some break-in time.
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
Yeah boats are a good term for them...great shoe for people with a really wide foot! I'm pretty much only wearing Asics Gel Res 9s now, love the fit, good cushioning and excellent lateral support. I found the FF3s to be great too, just need some break-in time.
FF3s seem to fit way more wide in the toe box for me compared to the GR9s.
 

mtommer

Hall of Fame
Which shoes are wide toe box approved? lets make a list. I have normal feet but very wide toes. Head revolt evo 2.0 works and Babolat propulse fury 3 in a bigger size. All asics, wilson and adidas are too tight. I heard nike GP challenge 1 has actually a wide toebox? is that true?
KSwiss should be here. Regardless of initial fit, they seem to break in ridiculously wide.
 
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