Shoes for Wide Feet

Wide feet need the right type of shoes that provide style and comfort. Often times, our foot width is considered while shopping for shoes. The final decision is narrowed down to whether someone has a wide or narrow feet and which style fits best. Most individuals have a narrow foot, so shoe shopping may be easier. However, for those that have a wide foot, finding the right fit can be quite a task.
However, those with wide feet shouldn't try to narrow their feet just yet. According to bustle.com, “Plus size retailers are beginning to add wide shoes to their inventories, shoe companies are slowly beefing up their selections of wide options, and custom shoe companies make it possible to design your own footwear to meet your needs.”

Search the wide foot section

Obviously, it's best to go looking for comfortable shoes by searching the wide section. Although there are retailers that have a section for wide feet shoes, a store dedicated to big and wide feet is the way to go.

Buy shoes that compliment your wide feet

A grave mistake wide footed individuals make is that they purchase shoes that are not ideal for their wide feet. Kicks with too many straps can be constricting for wide feet. Instead, look for shoes with one or two straps, such as T-strap style shoes.

Try the shoes on!

XL Feet's Boots and Shoes Store in Minnesota is the only location for hundreds of miles where people can shop for Plus Size Mens Boots, Shoes, Socks, Cleats and Slippers like people with normal sized feet. We provide big footed and wide footed individuals the luxury of trying on any shoe their heart desires.

Look no further than XL Feet

We're your source for Big shoes, plus size shoes, slippers, boots and socks online and at our store in the Minneapolis-St Paul area. Our men’s large size shoes are available in wide to EEEEEE - 6E & big sizes 7-21. We have Large Waders and Overshoes too. Only at XLfeet, is Fitting Extra Large Feet no Extra Large Feat. Order online, or come visit us in person!
While many of our brands offer a multitude of styles with all sorts of cool features and innovative technologies, XL Feet's first priority is large sizes and wide widths. There happens to be a surprisingly wide variety of cutting edge boots with exciting new features and a reliable track record that actually fit

Big Feet Need Fresh Air Too!

Having rather large feet is neither a gift, nor a curse. If you have a larger than “average” shoe size, it may feel as if your foot size is a curse. Not true. Did you now that large feet can aid you during swimming? The larger the foot, the more motion you get in the pool. Some of the top Olympic swimmers are known to have pretty big feet. It’s like having your own built-in pair of flippers!

If you’re a runner, it's been shown that you’re better able to sprint if you have larger feet. It has to do with the size of your toes. Prominent feet may also support better balance, especially on uneven terrain. Your knees are also better supported when you have larger feet because there is better shock absorption coming from the bottom of your legs. Now that the spring season is just around the corner, many are starting to shop for sandals. Finding the right sandals can be very daunting for those with large feet, reasons being: Sandals show your actual foot more than a sneaker would. It’s possible for  a sandal to make your feet appear very, very large. Like regular shoes, finding sandals that fit is a totally different ball game.

Luckily for you, we love big feet! We’re your source for big shoes, plus size sandals, plus size shoes, slippers, boots and socks online and at our store in the Minneapolis-St Paul area. Whether its long walks in the park, on the beach or to the mailbox, our big sandals and flip flops offer the best in comfort and style. If you do not need your sandals to be 5E, we also have them to 4E wide too!

The New Balance 3057 slide sandals are now available at a discounted price of only $29.99! These wide fit sandals feature an adjustable upper with hook and loop closure, contoured footbed with 360 degree heel cup and anatomical arch support. The durable and flexible TPR outsole makes this slide great for lounging or running errands in style and the utmost comfort. You can even receive an XL Feet t-shirt for an additional $19.99 with your purchase.

Only at XLfeet, is Fitting Extra Large Feet no Extra Large Feat; so order online, or come visit us in person, we can’t wait to help you!

Flat Feet and Their Burdens

If you have flat feet, then you know that the struggle that come with wearing certain shoes, for a long period of time, can be a nightmare. For women with flat feet, wearing high heel shoes will always require some sort of added arch support. For men with flat feet, dress shoes may be the perfect partner to a classy, suit, but they can be your flat feets’ ARCH nemesis. See what we did there? Fortunately, there’s always a solution to every problem. We offer wide dress shoes that will make you believe you’re walking on clouds.

For wide and flat footed men, a dress shoe that actually caters to the width of their feet, are a heaven sent. Not only are our dress shoes stylish, but their comfort trumps even the most expensive wide width shoes. The Mens Big Dunham Burlington Waterproof Oxford in brown is an example of style combined with comfort. The inside features a nylon stability shank embedded into the midsole to support the arch and help create a smoother gait, and the removable EVA footbed allows you to adjust the Burlington to the depth that your foot requires, while providing all day comfort. This shoe is also Medicare / HCPCS code and may be eligible for Medicare reimbursement.

If you are a Bigfoot who has been struggling to find a comfortable and stylish Big Oxford Dress Shoe, your search is over.

Jobs That Require Tons of Standing

There are many reasons as to why some people prefer an office job vs a job that requires individuals to be on their feet all day. Either way to work for an extended period of time, isn’t healthy on the human body, however, standing on your feet all day contributes to some long-term muscle trouble. According to webmd.com, “Standing five hours a day contributes to significant and prolonged lower-limb muscle fatigue, a small study concluded. This may raise your risk for long-term back pain and musculoskeletal disorders”.

For individuals with jobs that require a lot of standing, employers often recommend and/or require a certain type of shoe to be worn by employees, so back and other issues are prevented. There are many ways you can treat your sore feet at the end of a long, work day but first, it’s best to ease the pressure off your feet beforehand. For those that are in the food industry, the slip resistant shoes not only keep employees from sliding all over the kitchen, but they’re constructed with particular cushioning foam to help relieve pressure from the bottom of the foot. Wide width shoes are great for men that of course have wide feet but they’re great for those that have wide, flat feet as well. The support our plus size shoes provide are second to none. If you’re interested in finding the best work shoe for your big feet, Browse our large inventory via our website.

Wide Feet? No Problem

When it comes to foot size, things can get kind of controversial. We’re sure that individuals with bigger feet sizes have had to endure a lot teasing in their lifetime or have had trouble finding their shoe size in store, but what if you have bigger feet AND they’re wide? This is a dilemma for a good number of shoe wearers and it can be very discouraging when shopping time comes around.

Although the average shoe size has increased over the last decade, not every shoe retailer is meeting these demands for shoes to accommodate those with a wider set of walkers. To first determine if you have wide feet, you have to first measure them, since of course, not all shoes are created equal. When doing this, it’s best to measure your foot in the evening since they expand throughout the day. Then measure yourself at your widest, so your shoes you buy don’t constrict and be sure to wear the same socks you would wear with the actual shoe.

It’s also important to make sure that your shoes provide ultimate comfort throughout the day and are supportive, especially if you have flat feet. Our Wide Wolverine® Harrison 6” lace-up steel-toe is a great choice for a wide ankle boot for construction workers or those that are constantly working on their feet. https://www.xlfeet.com/Wolverine-Harrison-6-Lace-Up-Steel-Toe-EH-Boot-p/w04904.htm
Be sure to check out more of our inventory for wide width ankle boots, dress shoes and sandals.


If you know for sure you have wide feet, finding shoes for your feet used to be difficult. And naturally, wide ankle boots are very difficult to find. Now, it’s easier than ever to get your fit with the XL Feet store. If your shoe size is hard to find, we’re sure to have it! Our men’s large size shoes are available in  EEEEEE - 6E widths in our non-safety toe footwear & big sizes 7-21. We have Large Waders and Overshoes too.

If you have an unusual size foot, XL Feet can accommodate you with high quality shoes for sport and even casual dress. Visit our site and see that you don’t have to have a narrow selection just because you have XL Feet! Contact us today because one thing is for sure, we LOVE big feet. From wide ankle boots to wide dress shoes, we have the right sized shoes that provide not only style but comfort.

Why Rollbar Makes Superior Running And Walking Shoes


If you have unusual sized feet, you want the most comfort for your feet that you can get.  Quality shoes are probably not simple to find in your size, so once you see them, you want something perfect for your feet. 

Shoes that are equipped with rollbar have many benefits and are the sign of a high quality shoe. Rollbar help with the motion control of the foot. If you’re walking or running for exercise, you want to keep your foot steady for safety. Shoes with rollbar will do just that. Rollbar keep the rear of the foot stable to keep the foot from twisting and turning. Rollbar also reinforce the side walls of the shoe to keep the foot stabilized. During activities like walking or running, stability is essential. Sure, you want your shoes to fit to prevent them from being too tight. You also wouldn't want your foot sliding out. The rollbar keeps the benefits of a well-fitted shoe in place. It’s another feature of a shoe that is made of high quality material. The better the quality of shoe, the longer it will last and the more benefits that it will provide for your feet.    

XL Feet has a couple of great choices in men’s rollbar shoes including:

MW928 Men's health walker
M1540 Men's running shoe


If you have an unusual size foot, XL Feet can accommodate you with high quality shoes for sport and casual dress. Take a look on our site and see that you don’t have to have a narrow selection just because you have XL Feet!  
Why Having Big Feet Is Amazing

At XL Feet, we say that “Fitting Extra Large Feet Is No Extra Large Feat! ®” yet, do we ever think of all the advantages to having big feet? Below, you’ll find some of the most prominent benefits to the tremendous asset of your feet. 

Big Feet Help You To Be A Better Athlete

Large feet help you to get a bit more motion in the pool. Some of the top Olympic swimmers are known to have pretty big feet. It’s like having your own built-in pair of flippers!

If you’re a runner, it's been shown that you’re better able to sprint if you have larger feet. It has to do with the size of your toes. Prominent feet may also support better balance, especially on uneven terrain. Your knees are also better supported when you have larger feet because there is better shock absorption coming from the bottom of your legs.  Many of the guys (including he founder who wears size 16EE) report the feel of a sort of cushion just beneath the ball of your foot when they try on the New Balance 1540.  The 1540 by New Balance is arguably the best running shoe for men with large size and wide width feet.  It's made to size 16, and is offered in widths from B Narrow, D, EE, 4E, and 6E Wide.

Finding shoes for your big feet used to be difficult. Now, it’s easier than ever to get your fit with the XL Feet store. If your shoe size is hard to find, we’re sure to have it! Contact us today because one thing is for sure- we LOVE big feet.