8 Running Shoes To Get You Started On That Marathon (Or Out Of The House)

by Jane Chertoff
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Trying to find comfortable running shoes for women with wide feet is a long marathon in itself. And if you’ve taken up running in the last few months, you’ve probably realized that yourself. Since sheltering in place, many of us have taken to the streets (in masks, of course, safety first). Your goal is to get some exercise and get those feel-good endorphins going. Or maybe you’re just running for a 30-minute break from spending 24 hours a day with your kiddos. No judgment here!

What are the best running shoes for wide feet?

To find the best women’s running shoes for wide feet, there are a few things to look for. Of course, there’s ankle support, comfort, etc. — however the most important for wide feet, in particular, is a wide toe box. You don’t want anything with a pointed toe because you’ll automatically have less space in the shoe. Shoes with this a wide toe box design replicate a natural foot shape, perfect for wide or flat feet! Fan favorites in this department include Asics and Nikes, but there are plenty of other options out there too.

Whether you’re a newbie to the sport of running or one of those seasoned marathoners who bust out 15 miles on a Saturday morning “for fun,” you know the importance of having a high-quality pair of running shoes for women— specifically women’s running shoes for wide feet. For some serious miles, your usual gym trainers aren’t going to cut it. Nope! You need comfort, you need support and you need sneakers that offer strength and stability. (Worn-out sneaks just will not provide the support you truly need when running.)

Here are some of the best running shoes for wide feet so you can keep pounding pavement this summer. Don’t forget good-looking compression leggings or running shorts to complete your training look. (After your run, be sure to cool down with some stretching on your yoga mat, which may involve the obstacle of kids crawling over you. Carry on.)

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