best wide walking shoes for 2018

Wide walking shoes are available in many brands and styles. Here you’ll find the top picks for 2018 for men and women for every foot type. From high arches to flat feet, for overpronators and underpronators, there is a perfect shoe on this list for complete comfort and durability.

You can find a great pair for around $100 or less. Avoid buying cheap or discount shoes because the materials are inferior and will wear out quickly.

It is best to shop for shoes in person, at an athletic shoe store, so you can try on a few pairs to find the one that fits best.

You can even bring in your current pair of walking shoes and an experienced employee will be able to discuss your wear patterns, as well as your needs for a new pair and make some recommendations for you.

But, if you can't get to a shoe store, don’t miss this article on how to find the best walking shoes for you. It will walk you through determining the wear pattern on your current sneakers and other techniques to determine exactly what type of shoe will fit your feet best.

Understanding the needs of your feet will help you select a pair of wide walking shoes that has just the right amount of flexibility, control and cushioning to keep you walking pain free.

Best wide walking shoes
for women

Stability Shoes:
Good for normal feet and normal pronators. May also work for some with flat feet or high arches.

Ryka Devotion Plus 2 (Italian Plum/Turquoise/White) Women's Shoes

- The Ryka Devotion Plus 2 is a running shoe, but it's a great choice for walkers because it has great cushioning and comfort, breathability and durability. For less than $100, they are a good deal and they are stylish, too

Womens Ryka Brisk Walk Walking Shoe

- New! New to the 2018 Best Wide Walking Shoes List is the Ryka Brisk Walk. This is a comfortable sneaker that has great support. It is made primarily from a synthetic mesh to keep your feet dry and cool. The leather and synthetic overlays create a durable sneaker.

Saucony Grid(r) Omni Walker (White/Silver) Women's Shoes

- The Saucony Grid Omni Walker is a comfortable and lightweight option that provides good shock absorption. Walkers who have bunions or plantar fasciitis find these to be a great option to help relieve their pain.

Neutral Shoes:
Good for high those with arches and/or someone who is an underpronator/supinator

Saucony Progridtm Integrity ST 2 (White/Silver) Women's Walking Shoes

- This style offers plenty of cushioning, which is just what a neutral walker needs. It's an extremely well-made shoe that will hold up even if you wear it every day. It is also very lightweight and comfortable.

Saucony Echelon LE2 W (White) Women's Running Shoes

- The Saucony Echelon LE2 provides great cushioning and shock absorption, which is just what women with a neutral foot need. It has a great rubber sole for good traction control. This is a great shoe to wear if you are on your feet all day. Women report that they are comfortable enough to wear for working 9, 10, even 12 hours a day.

New Balance 877: New Balance Women's Walking Shoes Silver/Aqua

- The New Balance 877 is packed with great features for a walker. It has padding and cushioning all over to keep your feet comfortable. It has good shock absorption and is medicare approved. 

Ryka Devotion (Black/Bright Violet/Detox Blue 1) Women's Shoes

- New! The Ryka Devotion is a great, affordable sneaker that won an award for "Best All Day Comfort". It is packed with materials designed for comfort, shock absorption and flexibility. 

Motion Control Shoes:
Good for those with for flat feet and for overpronators

Womens Brooks Addiction Walker V-Strap Walking Shoe Womens Brooks Addiction Walker V-Strap Walking Shoe

- This is consistently a top-rated wide walking shoe. It is extremely comfortable and offers great shock absorption. It is lightweight and can be worn with orthotics.

Brooks Addiction 13 (Evening Blue/Teal Victory/Purple Cactus Flower) Women's Running Shoes

- New! The Brooks Addiction 13 is a great motion control shoe that comes in wide and extra wide. They have a lot of padding and cushioning for a smooth, controlled gate. I love the colors!

best wide walking shoes
for men

Stability shoes:
Normal pronators. May also work for some with flat feet or high arches.

Saucony Grid(r) Omni Walker (White/Silver) Men's Shoes

- The Saucony Grid Omni Walker is perfect for everyday wear and fitness walking. It's approved for diabetic walkers and is good for those with plantar fasciitis.

It received high marks for comfort and is lightweight and provides good shock absorption.

Mens New Balance 990v4 Running Shoe

- New! The New Balance 990 version 4 is a running shoe but it's an outstanding sneaker with plenty of great reviews. It is available in wide and extra wide widths. It has a lot of cushioning and even has a plus tongue to give your feet a comfortable fit.

For walkers with high arches and supinators/under pronators

Saucony Echelon LE2 (Black) Men's Running Shoes

- The Saucony Echelon LE2 has a leather upper and plenty of cushioning to keep you comfortable. It offers good shock absorption, durability and traction control.

New Balance 1865: New Balance Men's Walking Shoes Black/Silver

- The New Balance 1865, Version 1, is a good looking sneaker. They receive great ratings for comfort. They run on the small side so order a half size larger.

Mens New Balance 877 Walking Shoe

- The New Balance 877 is a great option for the neutral walker. It is very comfortable, with a nice suede and mesh upper for breathability.

Motion Control Shoes:
For men with flat feet and for overpronators

Mens Brooks Addiction Walker Walking Shoe

-The Brooks Addiction Walker is an all-around outstanding walking shoe that offers great motion control and comfort, too.

Men like that it is a comfortable shoe that feels lightweight and is durable, too.

Mens New Balance 940v3 Running Shoe

- Although the Men's New Balance 940v3 is a running shoe, it's a great motion control sneaker that will give you comfort, style and support.

Brooks Addiction 13 (Black/Ebony/Metallic Gold) Men's Running Shoes

- New! The Brooks Addiction 13 is a great motion control shoe. It comes in wide and extra wide widths. It has plenty of cushioning for a comfortable fit.

If you are a woman, you can wear mens' styles as they are made wider than women’s and may be a good fit for a wider foot.

Before heading to the store, read these valuable tips on how to pick the most comfortable walking shoes.

Buy your wide walking shoes from a store that has a good exchange or return policy. A pair may feel great in the store, but you may develop aches and pains when you use them under your normal walking conditions. If that happens, you should be able to bring your wide walking shoes back and exchange or return them.

It is easy to find a great selection of the best wide walking shoes. With a bit of knowledge about what your feet need, you’re on your way to finding your perfect pair!

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