Best road and trail shoes for wide feet!

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17 Apr
9:18am, 17 Apr 2022
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Steve NordRunner
I'm marginal on needing wide shoes because of bunions. On the NB, trail, cushioned theme I find NB Fresh Foam More Trail v1 to be really great, roomy all round the toebox, maybe they are slightly long if anything. Some people think of them as a Hoka alternative for cushioning, but I find them better - a bit more spring rather than simple cushioning. I just got through a pair of Challenger 5 ATR. I blew out both sides after 600 miles but would get them again in 2E. They are good for mixed road and easy trail.

On the road side I was hoping the NB 1080 would be similarly good. They are, but I wish I had opted for 2E. I also use Cliftons and have made a note to order 2E next time. The NB Propel road shoe can be had for a good price and has a wide toebox, springy but less stack.
18 Apr
12:07am, 18 Apr 2022
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Thanks very much everyone for your suggestions and comments. 😀 there's a few mentioned that I've not tried yet.

I usually do buy a size larger (normally 5, buy 6 for running). Width fits mostly but I'm finding some recently too long. Grrr trip up time!
Didn't realise some brands had different width fittings - will definitely be checking that out 🙂
Thank yoooo !
18 Apr
9:01am, 18 Apr 2022
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Steve NordRunner
If you use Fetch's link to you can search with the term «wide» or «2E» and find them more easily.

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Hello all :)

I can't seem to get a pair of shoes just now that I'm comfortable with - it's driving me nuts! Any recommendations for road and trail shoes for someone with wide feet that heel strikes and likes a bit of cushioning will be most welcome. Slight overpronation on one foot, other 'normal' - usually need a pair with a bit more support. Been wearing New Balance 860 which are ancient and bursting now, was looking to try a different brand out just for a change ...

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