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I guess my feet are a bit wider than the average persons. Can anyone advise a particular general purpose training shoe that would accomodate my wide foot?

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You could also try saucony. They often have a wider forefoot. Some shoes have a contour last so give a good midfoot fit before opening up in the front. Echo for NB width fittings.
 

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You could also try saucony. They often have a wider forefoot. Some shoes have a contour last so give a good midfoot fit before opening up in the front. Echo for NB width fittings.
Thanks Taffboy, could you tell me what a contour last is?

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AJ, the last is what the shoe is built on. Some Saucony shoes have a standard last, some have a contoured last. The contoured last takes the shape of the foot better, it hugs the mid part of the foot before opening up in the toe. I'm sure there's a saucony lurker around who could explain it better than me.
 

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Hi

By far the best thing to do is to get yourself along to a specialist store that offers a variety of brands, and will fit the shoes for you and offer advice. It is true NB offer widths, Brooks and Saucony often are wider than Adi and Nike but it does vary from model to model. the shape of the shoe collar, the depth of the toe box, the height of the saddle are all things that can affect how wide the shoe feels to different people. The more you can get to try on the better chance you have of getting the right fit.

All the best.
 

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I can recommend New Balance, I've never lost a toenail (yet), and my feet are quite wide. Some shop assistants, (even those in running shops) don't realise that NB come in several width fittings, so it's worth mentioning.
 

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dahill said:
New Balance sell shoes in a variety of width sizes... they may be worth a look.
I have always used NB as I need their 4E extra wide fitting. I am at present using 751's, but they have stopped doing any Neutral running shoes in 4E, which I think is very poor. Somebody has suggested the Asics Gel Cumulus VII as they come in 2E extra wide. Does anybody have experience of these shoes?
 

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Hi Termiteman

To be honest, you won't get much that is wider than a NB 4E. It isn't that NB don't make them, it is that they don't import them into Europe as there is very limited demand. The problem is that when a company like NB places an order for a model, it has to order in minimum qtys that are quite large, unfortunately NB have found demand in 4E fails to meet their minimum qtys. I do however agree with you that they need to find a way around this so they can offer at least a few options in 4E.

I believe that the 992, which is neutral (£85), is available in 4E in the UK, and if you pressed NB hard enough, I'm sure that they would try and find you a 752 in a 4E, they would just need to pull one from US inventory, if that is really what you want then let me know and I will try and sort it for you.

Of the other options the Cumulus would be OK in a 2E width, I think that maybe Brooks may do something in a wide option as well.

Let me know if I can be any help
 

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Taffboy said:
AJ, the last is what the shoe is built on. Some Saucony shoes have a standard last, some have a contoured last. The contoured last takes the shape of the foot better, it hugs the mid part of the foot before opening up in the toe. I'm sure there's a saucony lurker around who could explain it better than me.
My feet are also wide, I find NB the best.
 

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Hi all,
Only my second post around here, still getting used to navigating around.

I've been a Saucony devotee for 15 years, although I have strayed into Asics territory a couple of times. Since they dumped the old lime green A6 model though, I haven't been too impressed by them.

I'm fairly wide-footed, and my left, which is my lead foot, is slightly wider than my right. I've never had any problems with Saucony, even though they update as least as much as other suppliers. Their shoes seem to last for ever too. If they have deterriorated in recent years, I haven't noticed.

The one time I tried Nike, it was like running in a vice. Never again. I reckon I've found my shoe for life, I'll stick with it.

Best wishes,
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Hi,
The Sauconys I have are ones I bought 4 years ago, I think they're Jazz 5000. They were coming to the end of the line at my nearest athletic shop (i.e. not a trendy high street fashion accessory outlet) so I bought 2 pairs. I'm going to need a new pair (at least!) for the winter, but I haven't checked out what's available yet. Let me know if you find anything promising.

Best wishes,
Ash
 
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