Let's get active outdoors and enjoy everything Spring has to offer!
Spring really is a beautiful time of year. The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming and there's an air of anticipation as to what the year might hold. It really is a joy to be out and about at this time of year.
For many people with wide feet or foot health issues, though, getting out of the house and keeping active can be a painful experience, with shoes pinching or rubbing, and this can have a huge impact on overall health.
But it needn't be like this. NHS guidance suggests that adults should do some type of physical activity every day, including walking or a gentle jog, but even these can be too painful with the wrong shoes.
With well-fitting wide-fitting trainers or leisure shoes for women and men you can get outdoors and keep active in comfort, contributing to an overall healthier lifestyle and a positive spiral of health improvements. Even people requiring extra-wide fit can still get out in comfort with our shoes available to 6E or 8E width fittings - that's EEEEEEEE - and to ladies' size 9.
The right wide-fitting shoes really can have this impact so we've outlined our pick of the best wide-fitting trainers for you this spring to get you outdoors and exercising gently, to see a new you for 2022!
Unless mentioned, the styles below are available in our 2V and 6V variable width fittings, containing specially designed removable insoles for extra internal space or for the insertion of orthotic or other specialist insoles, making them ideal for people with high or fallen arches or other foot conditions requiring a specialist insole.
The 10 best wide and extra-wide fitting shoes for exercise this Spring
Diss is a classic wide-fitting trainer style shoe in soft leather & mesh upper, to keep your feet cool. A lace-up fastening offers the most secure, adjustable fit and a grippy rubber sole is ideal for active feet. Available in 4 great colour options.
Wide-fitting trainer Fox is from our Stretch range, containing Stretch faux leather panels that mould around awkward shaped feet for the ultimate in comfort whilst you walk, and also blend into the leather upper so they look just like normal trainers. Dual straps can be easily adjusted at will and can even cut to the desired length to avoid flapping and catching whilst you exercise.
Wide-fitting vegan friendly trainer Daytona contains no animal products so is suitable for people choosing a vegan lifestyle. A lace-up style in faux leather, available in Mustard or Ocean colours.
Best-selling wide-fitting canvas pump Yoko is ideal for fun days out in comfort. They're just like regular canvas pumps – and everyone knows how comfy canvas pumps are! – but ours have extra width and depth cleverly hidden in the design. Our Bumper Soles are perfect for all day wear in total comfort. You won't want to take them off!
Another wide and deep fitting canvas pump, Cincinnati has all the benefits of Yoko, above, but with elastic inserts that expand to grip your foot securely without the using laces, making them easy to pop on and off, ready for action!
All of our wide-fitting canvas pumps and Bumper Soles are vegan friendly shoes, containing no animal products.
Sporty sandal Renew is great for Summer walks and days out. Easy to slip on and off with three adjustable straps for ultimate adjustment to suit your foot. Air-bubble technology sole, padded textile lining and a Cushioned Comfort footbed mean it's SO comfy it's perfect for all day wear.
Take to walking in our super-comfortable walking shoes - specially designed for walkers with wide and extra-wide feet, they accommodate thick socks too! Wyoming are waterproof and even come with a bellows tongue to avoid water entry from above, ensuring your feet stay dry whatever the weather. They have removable 'Air Comfort' padded insoles for extra depth or to insert your own orthotic insoles and you can be sure-footed with our flexible & grippy rubber soles. The round toe shape and deep, seam-free toe box give the ultimate toe comfort!
Wide and extra-wide fitting active shoes for Men
Our leisure shoes like Dawson have a sporty fashion look (just like 'normal' trainers) - but they are wider & deeper, allowing room for your feet, with hidden cushioning so that you can enjoy the pleasure of walking without discomfort.
Dawson is a classic active style with lace-up style for secure fit, a round, deep toe-box to give plenty of room for your toes, removable air-comfort insoles and a grippy rubber sole. The textile mesh upper allows your feet to stay cool as your body warms up!
Logan is another classic training style with a twist! Dual adjustable, cut-to-fit straps give it a striking look whilst adding a great feature. Suitable for people with less finger dexterity they still come with all the other features that make our shoes the perfect fit for wide, deep and active feet.
Rugged wide-fitting walking boot Colorado is perfect for the more adventurous! Completely waterproof in suede with bellows tongue, padded collar and lightweight, shock absorbent sole for extra cushioning as you walk.
We know that our shoes will help you to get out of the house and keep active, helping you to lead a healthier lifestyle without pain. But don't just take our word for it. See what our customers say: