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#1 Mom28kds

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:34 AM

HELP! I have Morton's Neuroma in my right foot and any shoe that doesn't give my toes ample room to spread hurts to walk. I'm fine in the summer when I wear sandals or go barefoot but sometimes I just need some gym shoes. I live in Ohio so sandals all year doesn't work. I have a pair of Asics now buy they are hurting. I'm not sure if it's because my neuroma is getting worse or because my shoes are old haha but either way I need a new pair of shoes. Any suggestions?


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#2 raptor_dad

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:41 AM

I have really splayed out toes from going barefoot/wearing sandals most of the time for 25+years and Altras  have a nice wide toe box while having a normal heal width that works for me.

 

https://www.altrarunning.com/


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

Asics Gel-Tech Walker Neo 4. They aren't that cute, but they're comfy. 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:14 PM

Brooks run wide. I have stupidly wide feet, and I can wear their regular sizes.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:16 PM

New Balance comes in Extra wide sizes. You may need to look online or go into a New Balance store though.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:22 PM

I have a very wide and short foot, so shoes are always a problem.  My gym shoes are Nike Flex 2013 (or is it 2014?).  Wide toe box and decent foot support in general.  I love my Birkenstocks better, but the Nikes will do when I have to wear sneakers.  I don't know if all "Nike Flex" shapes are the same; I think they vary somewhat by style, but I have a couple other pairs of Nikes that fit well too.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:36 PM

Ryka

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Also available on QVC and sometimes I find them at DSW or Famous Footwear
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#8 extendedforecast

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:44 PM

Brooks and under armour are both roomy in the toe area. I know there are other brands for runners, because my friend had to get some for an injured toe.
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#9 Laura Corin

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:46 PM

I find Brooks to be good.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:49 PM

I find Brooks to be good.


Plus they're very comfortable! I bought them for running, yet I find myself wanting to wear them out a lot. I gave in and wore them to the grocery store this morning since I'd at least be walking.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:53 PM

I love my Lems. They're minimalist shoes, and have a nice, wide toe box so your toes can splay naturally. They're the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. 


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#12 Laura Corin

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

Plus they're very comfortable! I bought them for running, yet I find myself wanting to wear them out a lot. I gave in and wore them to the grocery store this morning since I'd at least be walking.

 

I run in mine, but I can imagine getting a duplicate pair in the sales this summer and wearing this pair for walking.  Yes, very comfortable.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 01:01 PM

Do you have a store nearby that fits runners for shoes? I'd look into men's shoes. They seem to have a wider toe box without having the width everywhere. I have a narrow heel but wide upper foot. Sometimes the men's version fits me much better. I like Asics and Brooks.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:23 PM

My dh loves his New Balance extra shoes.  



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 02:28 PM

I have RA (among other things) and I find my Reeboks and New Balance to be both good.  Fila also.  I haven't tried Brooks or Lems.  



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:12 PM

I have wide feet and I've bought Asics for years. New Balance, even wide, Ive found to be too narrow and men's shoes are too wide in the heel. I have a small foot so I only buy mine from Zappos. There aren't many bargains, but I can return free anything that doesn't fit.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:17 PM

I have wide feet and I've bought Asics for years. New Balance, even wide, Ive found to be too narrow and men's shoes are too wide in the heel. I have a small foot so I only buy mine from Zappos. There aren't many bargains, but I can return free anything that doesn't fit.


I love Asics and have used them for years. I chose to go with Brooks this last time because the Asics I tried on felt sloped as I ran on the treadmill in the store, causing my toes to hit the front of the shoe. I already have issues with my nails (I get horizontal ridges when I run) that require me to buy a size larger, so I went with the Brooks because I didn't have that problem.
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#18 Suzanne in ABQ

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:29 PM

I have spread-out toes, but the rest of my foot is not wide.  I've always had good luck with Reeboks.  They have a nice wide toe box, but the heel doesn't slip.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:59 PM

I need a wide toe box because my first three toes are the same length.  No Jimmy Choos for ME! Anyway, I have bought Brooks the last three times I've bought tennyrunners.  The heel-slip problem can be managed by the way you lace the shoes.  

 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:33 PM

Another vote for New Balance extra-wides.  :thumbup1:


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#21 Mom28kds

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:32 PM

Thanks all! I think the Altra is what might work the best. I don't love the looks but they have the most room in the toe box. 


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:32 PM

I have really splayed out toes from going barefoot/wearing sandals most of the time for 25+years and Altras  have a nice wide toe box while having a normal heal width that works for me.

 

https://www.altrarunning.com/

 

Thanks! This might work for me. Which ones do you have?



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:32 PM

Take your shoe size, subtract two sizes, and go into the mens' shoe department! Seriously. Their shoes are built for a wider front of the foot than womens. that's what I had to do for work shoes (I work part time as a security guard) and it was the best decision I made!


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:08 PM

http://www.zappos.co...-box-women-shoe

 

Also I wear wide and need a wide and deep toe box.  These are currently working for me - I'm on my second pair.  

 

http://www.newbalanc...tml#color=Light Grey_with_Blue Sapphire_and_Magenta


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 01:22 AM

My daughter has foot issues and her orthopedist has always recommended New Balance because they have a wider toe box.  I like them because I can also get them in extra wide sizes for my own feet.  DD13 has definitely had the best luck with them as compared to any others we have tried.