I have been contacted by several women who are frustrated and complain that they can’t find a single pair of fashionable boots that are wide enough for their feet. Over the years I became familiar with which shoe brands and shoe styles work better for women with extra wide feet. I will show you a list of the best extra wide fashion boots for women based on my 10 years of shoe fitting experience.
Why Is It So Hard To Find Stylish Boots for Women with Extra Wide Feet?
Most shoe companies don’t manufacture their boots in wide or extra wide widths (“W”, “EE”, “EEEE”). Women love to wear stylish boots but unfortunately, these are usually just available in medium widths. The main reason for this is that shoe companies save money by producing only the most common styles (medium width). The fewer variations there are, the less the cost is for shoe companies. So, for women with extra wide feet like yours, it gets harder to find stylish boots that fit. This is no reason to settle for uncomfortable or ugly boots!
My Experience Helping Women Find the Perfect Pair of Shoes
After having fitted women’s shoes for 10 years, I became experienced with all types of women’s feet. I noticed that some women in addition to having extra wide feet, they also have high insteps, which makes it a lot more challenging to find shoes that fit. Do you often feel like the top part of your shoes put a lot of pressure on the top part of your feet (instep)? Do you know whether you have a high instep or not? Take a look at the image below to better visualize how a foot with a high instep looks like:
The Challenges of Findings Stylish Boots that Fit
Most stylish boots are too shallow and come with pointy toe-boxes, so women with extra wide feet feel like their toes rub against one another or the side of the boots. Some women even have trouble getting their feet inside of the boots.
What Makes the Boots that I Recommend Ideal for Women with Extra Wide Feet?
The boots that I recommend are all available in extra wide widths (X-Wide, “EEEE”). Stylish boots that are available in extra wide widths are hard to come by. In addition to being available in extra wide widths, the boots that I recommend provide 2 key features:
✅ Rounder Toe-Boxes: This feature is going to prevent your toes from overlapping or rubbing against one another or the side of the boots. Take a look at the image below, both boots are the same size in length, but do you notice how the boot on the right has a rounded toe-box compared to the boot on the left?
✅ Extra Depth: This feature is particularly important if you happen to have a high instep. Shoes that provide extra depth allow the feet to fit deeply inside of the boots and prevents the top part of your foot (instep), from rubbing against the top part of the boots. Take a look at the image below, do you notice how the boot on the right is a lot deeper compared to the boot on the left? The boots are the same size in length, but as you can see the boot on the right is a lot deeper than the other.
☑️ Extra Wide Widths Available: As I mentioned before, all of the boots that I recommend are available in extra wide widths, to allow extra space for your toes
What Shoe Brands Manufacture Stylish Boots in Extra Wide Widths?
One of the shoe brands that we have at the shoe store that I work for offers boots in extra wide widths, and the other she brand I found by doing extensive research online. My two favorite shoe brands that manufacture stylish boots in extra wide widths are:
Keep in mind that not all boots from these two shoe brands fit the same way. Even among the ones that come in extra wide widths, some of them are a lot wider and deeper than others. I will show you the widest and deepest styles shortly.
Where Can You Find Stylish Boots that Provide These 3 Features?
Some women visit their local shoe store while some others prefer to buy their shoes online. I suggest that you check if your local shoe store carry any of the two shoe brands that I recommended, and because each shoe brand and style fit differently, you should get your feet properly measured at your local shoe store. If you don’t have a local shoe store that you trust or you simply prefer to shop online, I will show you how to retrieve your exact foot length and shape from home.
Find Out How to Order the Correct Shoe Size Online
Buying shoes online can be a challenge. If you are unsure of your current foot length, I suggest that you take a look at a free resource I created where I help women determine their exact foot shape from home:
Now that you know your exact foot length and shape, let’s take a look at the best extra wide fashion boots for women. Disclosure: Keep in mind that we may receive commissions when you click our links and make purchases.
Extra Wide Fashion Boots for Women ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Make sure that you select your correct foot length and the extra wide width (X-Wide). You can click on the image to check what other colors that specific boot is available in. Please note that whether these boots will be wide enough for your feet directly depends on how wide your feet are.
What Shoe Size Should You Order?
To prevent your toes from rubbing against the front or side part of the boots, I highly recommend that you order these boots a whole size larger than the size that your feet measure. This translates to 3/8 of an inch or 1 centimeter of space between your longest toe and the end of the boots.
Are Any Other Stylish Boots Available for Women with Extra Wide Feet?
These are the widest and deepest stylish boots that I have fitted before. There might be other boots that look less stylish but might fit wider, but as far as stylish boots are concerned, these are the widest styles that I have fitted before. With that said, do not hesitate to contact me via the comment section below or at my email if you are unsure about which specific boot will work best for your extra wide feet: email@example.com
I created other resources for women with extra wide feet that you might find helpful:
Don’t Insist On Wearing the Same Shoe Size You Have Always Wore
Your foot shape and size can change over time, and some of the factors that contribute to this change are pregnancy, aging and weight gain or loss. Over time and because of gravity, our feet might get longer and wider.
As we age, the body’s ligaments and tendons lose their strength and ability to spring back. This means that our arches decrease, which flattens and lengthens the foot and toes.
This often results in an increase in shoe size by a half-size or more. You might also experience a change in foot width, meaning that even though you always ordered wide width shoes now you might have to start ordering extra wide shoes. Don’t forget to check the free resource I showed you before where you can retrieve your exact foot length and shape.
Let me know in the comment section below if you have found a specific shoe brand or boot style that worked well for your extra wide feet. I am sure other women will benefit from learning about your experiences!