Removable Insoles For Wide Fit Shoes


What's so good about shoes with removable insoles?

You might see our frequent mentions about how most of our shoes have removable insoles and wonder "What's all the fuss about!?!"

So, we thought we'd share a few of the benefits of removable insoles to make sure you understand how our dual fitting / variable width styles can help you find the perfect fit for your feet.

What are our Dual Width Fitting Shoes?

Well, in a nutshell, our dual width fitting shoes are shoes with removable insoles that allow you to adjust the internal space of the shoe to fit the shape of your feet.

Because of this, removable insoles can help in several ways, as we’ve outlined below.

Our shoes with removable insoles

We offer three variable width fittings to cater for wide, wider and extra-wide feet:

- Wide V (E-EEE) fitting – can be converted from E-EEE fitting through removal of insoles
- Wider 2V (EE-4E) fitting – can be converted from EE-4E fitting through removal of insoles
- Extra Wide 6V (6E-8E) – can be converted from 6E-8E fitting through removal of insoles

Our 6V variable width fitting is the widest and deepest fitting available on the market without buying bespoke, so you can be sure that we have the shoe for you!


Removable insoles for orthotics or other specialist insoles


Many people wear orthotic insoles to help with their gait, or for other specialist insoles such as those for high arches or fallen arches. Removing our insoles gives space within the shoe for your own insole and allows your foot to sit comfortably within the shoe, without cramping or squeezing.

“I had given up on being able to find shoes which would accept my orthopaedic insoles comfortably and still look neat. These shoes are so light and pretty. I bless the day I spotted the advertisement beneath the Telegraph crossword.! I know I can now be confident that I can find shoes for all my needs.”

Mrs F


One foot is wider than the other

If you have one foot that is wider than the other, you’ll know how difficult it can be to find shoes that are comfortable for both feet. Of course, one out of two might be better than nothing, but why settle for one when you can have TWO comfy feet?!

Many of our footwear styles have two removable insoles in each shoe. Because you can remove one or both insoles from either or both feet, you can ensure that you have the correct fit for each foot.

Bunions or hammer toes

If you have wide feet and have a bunion or hammer toe on one foot, but not on the other, you might not need two shoes that are wide / deep enough to accommodate your bunion or hammer toe, you might just need one to include the extra width or depth. Like above, you can remove the insole(s) in just one shoe to give more depth for the affected foot, whilst the other shoe can have more insoles if not as much space is needed.

“I have to say how pleased I am with my boots. I have EEE wide feet and I have had surgery for a bunion which has left me with a painful foot and sensitive toes and normally the only footwear that is comfortable are open toe sandals. Also, that foot is wider and deeper than the other so the boots with the removable insoles are perfect. I have a good fit on both feet. I will certainly be looking for summer shoes when the weather gets warmer.”

Mrs B


If you have feet that sometimes swell

If you have feet that sometimes swell, making your shoes feel tight & uncomfortable and meaning that you require extra width and depth through the day then removing an insole is an easy way to provide one or both feet the extra space needed.

Removable Insoles for health conditions

This may be the case if you suffer from conditions such as arthritis, diabetes or lymphedema, conditions that can cause swelling or your feet or joints.

Other features that we offer to help in this area are shoes with adjustable straps or shoes with lace-up fastenings that can be loosened or tightened as required.

Learn more about wide-fitting shoes for diabetes, shoes for arthritis or the best shoes for lymphedema.

Other factors that can cause feet to swell include hot weather, sporting activities or standing for long periods of time.

If any of these things are likely to affect you then consider shoes with removable insoles to ensure you can enjoy prime comfort all day long!

Footwear with removable insoles

It’s not just our shoes that have removable insoles. You’ll find them footwear from right across our range with removable insoles in our trainers, boots, loafers and even sandals and slippers. We offer the widest and deepest walking shoes with removable insoles in and even dress shoes with removable insoles.

So, we hope we’ve showcased the benefits of shoes with removable insoles. Remember though, removable insoles are just one of many features that make DB Wider Fit Shoes the perfect fit for wider feet.

We offer over 300 wide and extra-wide fitting footwear styles with combinations of features especially for people with wide, deep and problem feet and we’re happy to help you find your perfect fit.

“You have no idea how happy I have felt and I'm just telling everyone about your fashionable looking shoes for wider feet. I bought a pair of summer sandals as well. They look great and they fit my deep insoles. I can't wait until your winter brochure comes out.”

Mrs B


Just a selection...


This is just a selection of our styles suitable for people with wide and extra-wide feet. For hundreds more browse our full range of ladies wide-fitting shoes or wide-fitting shoes for men and look out for some of the features mentioned above.


VAT Free Footwear


Did you know, if you need 6E, 6V or 8E fitting footwear and have a qualifying condition, that you might be eligible for VAT relief?

This means that you could essentially benefit from a discount of 20%. And what's more, our promotional discount codes still apply, meaning you can gain further savings.

We make it easy to claim your VAT relief by clearly listing the VAT exempt price against qualifying products, and provide a very short form to fill out as part of the checkout process when ordering your 6E, 8E or 6V fitting shoes.

Qualifying conditions for VAT free purchases include physical or mental impairment that affects your ability to carry out everyday activities, for example, blindness; conditions treated as chronic sickness, such as diabetes, arthritis or lymphedema; and long-term illnesses.

Look out for the link underneath our available fittings on each product page to claim your VAT exemption.

“I'm a new DB customer and I'm delighted with the three pairs of shoes I've bought. I'd reached the stage where walking was so difficult that I was in constant pain. Now, I'm walking comfortably, even when road surfaces are rough and so my fitness and physical stability are improving. The side zip in my boots means I can take them off easily and it's great to have the option of inserting insoles. I was very pleased with the speed of delivery too and would recommend you to anyone who, like me, has problem feet. Thank you very much!”

Mrs G

Risk free footwear

We know that it's really difficult to order footwear online and find the perfect fit, but we want to make it as easy, risk-free and stress-free as possible. That's why we offer free postage on returns and exchanges on all UK orders so that, if you're in the UK and have ordered from us and the shoes aren't right for whatever reason, you can give us a call to discuss the problem and return them to us, unworn except for trying on to exchange for a different size, style or fitting without paying a penny more in postage.

Once you've found your perfect fit, you'll never look back!

We hope that you agree that our wide-fitting shoes, trainers and sandals offer the perfect fit for every wide, deep or problem foot!

Need help?

If you're unsure about anything at all to do with our styles, features or fittings and whether they're right for you, please do contact us on +44 (0)1933 311 077, Monday to Friday, 9-5 to speak with one of our friendly, knowledgeable UK based customer services team, who will be delighted to help.

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Disclaimer: This information is of a general nature and should not be taken as a diagnosis. All questions and concerns should be directed to your Doctor, Podiatrist or other health advisor.