Wide toe box

JudithTennis

New User
Having trouble finding a shoe with a wide toe box. Used to wear Nike Vapor, but they changed the style. Same with Asics Gel FF. Don't need a wide shoe, just a wider to box.
 

JudithTennis

New User
Thank you, Lorenn! We're on our toes so much in this sport. Tired of going home with them pinched!! Never worn Kswiss, but I'll give them a look!
 

WildVolley

Legend
The Babolat SFX3 has a fairly wide toe box. And it is soft so, in my case, the little toe can push out the side.

New Balance has some wide toe box models, but it really depends on the model. I've had 2E shoes from NB that were high volume and narrow in the toe box, killing my toes.
 

eah123

Professional
My daughter and wife both need shoes with wide toe boxes. Women's shoes that work for them are Adidas Solecourt Boost, Adidas Solematch Bounce, and Wilson Rush Pro (2.5, 3.0).
The men's version of many shoes also work. For example, my wife could not wear Nike Vapor X women's 8.0 (medium width), but fit Nike Vapor X men's 6.5 (medium width).
 

HitMoreBHs

Professional
I've also got the foot type needing a wide toe box. I've found the Nike Vapor Cage 4 to fit me well.

@Lorenn 's recommendation of K-Swiss Hypercourt Supreme is an excellent one. I wore K-Swiss for a couple of decades due to their generally roomy toe box. But then my two sons hit their teens and hounded me mercilessly about how they look like "old man shoes"! Caved to peer pressure. (Secretly didn't admit to them that I actually liked wearing K-Swiss due to their more traditional design language in keeping with my tennis prime of the late 80s and early 90s).
 
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WildVolley

Legend
I believe they are different albeit similar shoes

Definitely different shoes, but the overall shape seems to be the same, which likely means they are using the same last. That's at least my guess.

Even if shoes have the same last, the upper and overlay can have in influence on fit depending on the flexibility and location of the material and laces.

Here's a video review comparing the two.
 

Lorenn

Hall of Fame
I've also got the foot type needing a wide toe box. I've found the Nike Vapor Cage 4 to fit me well.

@Lorenn 's recommendation of K-Swiss Hypercourt Supreme is an excellent one. I wore K-Swiss for a couple of decades due to their generally roomy toe box. But then my two sons hit their teens and hounded me mercilessly about how they look like "old man shoes"! Caved to peer pressure. (Secretly didn't admit to them that I actually liked wearing K-Swiss due to their more traditional design language in keeping with my tennis prime of the late 80s and early 90s).

I often write off Nike. Early on I found all of their shoes so narrow. Good to hear they have a wider range of offerings. Manufactures should listed measurements.(they know them) Shoe size leaves toooo many variables. Think of how much easier it would be to find a new shoe. Problem is it would hurt sales as people would not be buying four different models hoping to find something which fits. Sure you can try them on in a store but often that does not approximate real world usage. During the low drop phase I loved Rebok Realflex. I was heartbroken when they changed/stopped producing them. Really helped strengthen my feet and ankles.

Even if shoes have the same last, the upper and overlay can have in influence on fit depending on the flexibility and location of the material and laces.

Tennis players all play different. Some really stress out the upper. Some like the shoe to breath well. Others like a sock like fit. I like K Swiss Hypercourts Supreme. Because they have a glove like fit, Wide Toe box, are lightly snug in the heel, are light, have good cushioning, and solid support. Others consider them rubbish because the sides don't handle their playstyle. I was taught to move with light feet. I don't slide(hard courts) as I don't see the reason. Sliding seems risky health wise. Basically I am pretty gentle on shoes.
 
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HitMoreBHs

Professional
I often write off Nike. Early on I found all of their shoes so narrow. Good to hear they have a wider range of offerings. Manufactures should listed measurements.(they know them) Shoe size leaves toooo many variables.

I was taught to move with light feet. I don't slide(hard courts) as I don't see the reason. Sliding seems risky health wise. Basically I am pretty gentle on shoes.

A long time ago, the higher end offerings from Nike had width and last information available, which made it easy buying shoes that fit well, no matter the styling changes with the annual refreshes. Shame they stopped providing that. I guess this probably coincided with production moving out to factories in the Far East.

Did you learn to play on grass, or play a fair bit of grass court tennis in your formative years? Most who did have light footwork. Sliding on grass is an obligatory road to torn ankle ligaments.
 

Lorenn

Hall of Fame
Did you learn to play on grass, or play a fair bit of grass court tennis in your formative years? Most who did have light footwork. Sliding on grass is an obligatory road to torn ankle ligaments.

I am a little old school that way...Grass was always my favorite. Clay is fun to visit as it is so different. Hard Courts are easily available:)
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
The Solecourt boost is what you want if you're looking for tons of toebox room. They are massively wide. A duck could actually wear them.
 

Power Player

Bionic Poster
I went from the solecourt boots to the Diadora Blueshields. Should have them tomorrow.

The Solematch bounces have a super weird arch in them and I sent them back immediatley.

Hoping the Fall barricades are still wide and are an improved solecourt boost.
 

Fly3Bills

New User
Resurrecting this thread to see what everyone thinks of current available shoes. I picked up a few pairs of the Solecourt Boosts while they were still available but haven't found anything comparable since.
 

jimmy8

Legend
New Balance 1007 wide, New Balance Lav v2 wide - both have fresh foam x cushioning - great soft cushion, but still responsive - amazing
 

Fly3Bills

New User
Thanks! I like the look of the Lav but haven't tried the NB wide sizes. I don't necessarily have wide feet, just need extra space in toe box. Might have to order a pair of these to try though.
 

1HFH

New User
Wilson Rush Pro Ace. Wide toe box, fits regular around the ankle, plenty of cushion. Less than $100 USD

Order true to size. Don't go up a half size for extra room. There's plenty room in your normal size.
 

jimmy8

Legend
Thanks! I like the look of the Lav but haven't tried the NB wide sizes. I don't necessarily have wide feet, just need extra space in toe box. Might have to order a pair of these to try though.
The medium still has wide toe box. Medium might work for you.
 

Rysty

Rookie
Wilson Rush Pro Ace. Wide toe box, fits regular around the ankle, plenty of cushion. Less than $100 USD

Order true to size. Don't go up a half size for extra room. There's plenty room in your normal size.
Another vote for Rush Pro Ace.
 

davkarimz88

New User
My daughter and wife both need shoes with wide toe boxes. Women's shoes that work for them are Adidas Solecourt Boost, Adidas Solematch Bounce, and Wilson Rush Pro (2.5, 3.0).
The men's version of many shoes also work. For example, my wife could not wear Nike Vapor X women's 8.0 (medium width), but fit Nike Vapor X men's 6.5 (medium width).
This is interesting. I always thought most men's vs women's shoes are the same with Nike?
 

Fly3Bills

New User
A little update - I ordered a bunch of shoes to see what might work:

Rush Pro Ace - this one was definitely comfortable out of the box. The only thing that I don't like is that it doesn't feel very laterally stable. I had a few bad ankle sprains playing basketball and prefer something that doesn't feel like it would roll easily.
Babolat SFX3 - Same as rush pro - comfortable but not feeling much lateral stability.
Diadora Blueshield Torneo 2 - Quality shoe but a little tight around forefoot - could possibly go up 1/2 size and might work.
Lacoste AG-LT 21 - Nice looking shoe good quality just run short. Might have worked 1/2 size larger.
Mizuno Wave Enforce Tour - This is the best all around thus far. It feels roomy enough and laterally stable.

Going to try a couple others but Mizuno feels pretty good out of the box.
 

innoVAShaun

Legend
A little update - I ordered a bunch of shoes to see what might work:

Rush Pro Ace - this one was definitely comfortable out of the box. The only thing that I don't like is that it doesn't feel very laterally stable. I had a few bad ankle sprains playing basketball and prefer something that doesn't feel like it would roll easily.
Babolat SFX3 - Same as rush pro - comfortable but not feeling much lateral stability.
Diadora Blueshield Torneo 2 - Quality shoe but a little tight around forefoot - could possibly go up 1/2 size and might work.
Lacoste AG-LT 21 - Nice looking shoe good quality just run short. Might have worked 1/2 size larger.
Mizuno Wave Enforce Tour - This is the best all around thus far. It feels roomy enough and laterally stable.

Going to try a couple others but Mizuno feels pretty good out of the box.

I hope you ordered the Torneo 2 Wide. Mine should be here tomorrow or Wednesday.
 

jimmy8

Legend
What are you wearing these days?

did you end up ever trying these?
I haven't tried the 1007 yet. I have five 1006 in good condition. Also have two barricade classics in good condition. And I'm low on funds. I will probably buy them once they come out on the bay, slightly used, at around half price. I also want to try the diadora torneo 2 wide.
 

andyan

New User
YES!!!!
Finally first ever tennis wide toe box shoes!
Like a miracle! Not expensive, absolutely worth to try!
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Automatix

Legend
YES!!!!
Finally first ever tennis wide toe box shoes!
Like a miracle! Not expensive, absolutely worth to try!
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Yep, they are wide throughout - midfoot, toebox.
IIRC the last shoe this roomy was the K-Swiss Stabilor.
They are wider than K-Swiss BIg Shots I (my ATG of shoes) and anything I've recently tried.
They don't come with a herringbone treadpattern which is a huge downside.
They are more or less true to size when compared to current K-Swiss shoes.

I'm currently also trying out other, non-tennis, shoes from FitVille.
BriskWalk Deluxe is my everyday sneaker.
My "comfy" sneaker is the Cloud Wanderer - I recommend everyone to go down in size for this one. BTW the most roomy toebox I've ever seen.

As far as width you won't find anything wider/roomier in Europe, at least I haven't.
Durability would be my concern. The uppers on these don't seem sturdy...
I've been using BWD on and off for the last month and no concerns so far.
The Amadeus seemed to work okay on a rubbery hard surface but I only got 2-3 hrs on court with them.

Lots of promos, discounts and so on, this allows you to get around 3 pairs for the price of 1 top model shoe e.g. K-Swiss Ultrashot 3.
 

jimmy8

Legend
That is a gooood find!:giggle:
Finally tried out my 1007. They run kind of big. I wear 10 4E or 10.5 4E for my 1006. I got a 10.5 2E for my 1007 and they are similar to 10.5 4E 1006. The 1007 aren't as cushiony as the Lav v2, but they are still very comfortable. The 1007 are very supportive. Great shoes, I like them a lot. Definitely a keeper. Will probably buy more of them. The 1007 has 7 shoe lace holes on each side, whereas the Lav v2 only have 6. I wish the Lav v2 had 7 so I could have better lockdown.
 
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