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When it comes to everyday necessities, shoes rank pretty high on the list. In addition to being stylish, shoes, above everything else, are meant to protect your feet as you go about your day. The only way for this to actually work, though, is to find a pair that's the right size and width for your feet. This is where a lot of men hit a brick wall.
For tons of men with wide feet, finding shoes that are both comfy and fashionable can be tricky as most brands fail to make more inclusive and wide-feet-friendly styles that aren't eyesores.
If you fall in this group, we've listed eight of the best shoes you can buy that are either specifically designed for men with wide feet or are wide extensions of best-selling styles. These styles range from sneakers and dress shoes to boots and slippers.
1. Cole Haan GrandPrø Tennis Sneaker, $150
The Cole Haan GrandPrø Tennis Sneaker is one of the fashion brand’s most popular shoe styles. Inspired by the classic tennis shoe silhouette, these come in burnished, hand-stained leather and feature minimalist tonal stitching. They also go up to a size 16 and come in both medium and wide widths.
2. Nike Men's Air Monarch IV, $75
Nike's Air Monarch IV sneakers are, without a doubt, one of the brand's most timeless and best-selling releases of all time. It also happens to be one of Nike's most affordable shoe styles to date. These come in four colors, go up to a size 15 and, best of all, come in both regular and extra-wide widths.
3. New Balance 574 Core, $84.99
When one thinks of New Balance's array of sneakers, the New Balance 574 Cores are usually what first comes to mind. These are extremely timeless, come in four colors and go up to a size 20. You can also choose from two widths while shopping: standard and wide.
4. Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Oxford, $395
If you have wide feet and need the perfect pair of dress shoes that will last you a lifetime, these best-selling Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Oxfords are definitely the ones to buy. You can choose from a wide selection of widths ranging from super slim to extra-extra wide.
5. Sperry Men's Authentic Original A/O Boat Shoe, $87.12 (Orig. $95)
Most men have owned a pair of Sperry boat shoes at some point in their lives, and that's because they're arguably one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes you'll find. In addition to being super comfortable, they're also extremely size-inclusive, with sizes going up to a 16-wide.
6. Timberland White Ledger Hiking Boot, $89.99
Timberland’s had the boot game on lock for decades, so it should be no surprise that the brand’s best-selling White Ledger Hiking Boot is a favorite among the wide-footed community. These come in three colors and go up to a size 15. Choose between medium and wide while shopping.
7. adidas Alphabounce Basketball Slides, $34.99
Every man should own a pair of slides. Unfortunately, most aren't wide-foot-friendly and feature that restricting and often un-adjustable band. adidas' Alphabounce Basketball Slides, though not exclusively advertised as an option for wide feet, come with a velcro-adjusted band that makes for a more comfortable fit for those who need a little extra room.
8. Minnetonka Hardsole Slipper, $74.99
A pair of shearling-lined slippers is a game-changer in the colder months, and this suede pair from Minnetonka is a customer favorite. They’re extremely plush and comfortable and go up to a size 16. They also come in two width options: medium and wide.
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