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Minty4
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Struggling to find running shoes. Went to a specialist shop who advised I need a wide fitting and only New Balance do wide fittings. I'm going to a different shop tomorrow who do stock the wider fit but I'm worried as I have a high instep as well as a wide foot. Normal shoes are a nightmare to fit. I'm. It confident about tomorrow.

Does anyone else struggle like this?

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Millsie-J
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I have a wide fitting, a D fit. Brooks also do a wide fit. I have worn N B and Brooks and had no problems.

I understand men's shoes are a D fit as a standard but some have a wider heel back too.

Good luck runner!

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Minty4
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in reply to Millsie-J

Aha! Perhaps I should try men's. I'll certainly bear it in mind.

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davelinks
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Wife slinky has wide foot, she eventually got comfy in a pair of Karrimor tempo3 from Sportsdirect, 1size bigger than her normal shoe size...

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Minty4
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I was warned against buying a larger size (my usual trick with shoes) because of the positioning of the flex points in the shoe.

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davelinks
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Yeah, take that into account.But, feet swell and lengthen over a run, so make sure there’s a thumb’s width of space between your longest toe (which isn’t always the big toe) and the end of a shoe. A friend or shoe fitter can measure this while you stand with your shoes laced up. Your toes should also wiggle freely up and down..

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Slinkyminky
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I have wide feet and I have a pair of Brooks and a pair of Saucony

I was advised to buy a size up when running as your feet swell.

Are you going to a running shop?

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Minty4
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in reply to Slinkyminky

Hi Slinky. Yes, I went to one to get measured but they didn't stock wide. Going to another in the morning. They have them in stock but they're £115. Found them for £75 online so will probably just try them on and then order online. Sorry shoe shop. 😐

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Malc73
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As others have said Brooks also do wide fitting shoes. I have a pair of Brooks Adrenaline gts 17, in wide. Only had them a a couple of weeks but they are great.

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Minty4
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in reply to Malc73

Thanks.

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chalky78

I have a high arch and wide foot. I've found Mizuno trainers are wide and really comfortable.

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Minty4
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in reply to chalky78

Thanks.

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misswobble
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Nike do wide as well 🙂

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Minty4
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in reply to misswobble

Great. Thank you. 😊

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Cc26

Hi, I have very wide feet, a high instep and I'm a size 8-9. I'm basically a Neanderthal girl! Saucony suit me, especially the high instep. X

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misswobble
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Which Saucony model? 🙂

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Slinkymalinki

Good luck with the shoe hunt! I posted last week about my search for wide fitting high arches & am pleased with my new Brooks Ravenna 8. Definitely take your usual socks with you & don't go up too much in length as they won't fit well in the places that matter.

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Minty4
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in reply to Slinkymalinki

Thanks Slinky. I got some. I had little choice but excellent customer service from an independent in Worcester. I got the New Balance ones which had been recommended. 😊

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Slinkymalinki

Glad you got some - I can't believe the difference a new pair can make! I'm in Stroud & sometimes pop up to Worcester for a change. What's the shop called?

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Minty4
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in reply to Slinkymalinki

Knowles. It's an independent too which is always a bonus.

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figmeg
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Reeboks and Karrimor are pretty wide (speaking as a fellow hobbit) :) Oh, just noticed you've bought some already!

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figmeg
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in reply to figmeg

I'll try New Balance, they're supposed to be very good :)

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Minty4
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in reply to figmeg

They're certainly comfortable.

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