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How To Tell If You Need Wide Fit Shoes

How To Tell If You Need Wide Fit Shoes


Lisa Kay

Finding the Perfect Fit for Your Wide Feet


When it comes to finding the best shoes for wide feet, one size certainly does not fit all. Just like our personalities, our feet are unique and they deserve the utmost care and consideration. You may be wondering how to tell if you have wide feet. In this article, we will help you establish how do you know if you have wide feet and how to find the best shoes for wide feet.



Hero: Khaki Leather - Best Shoes for Wide Feet



If you have ever experienced discomfort, blisters, or aching feet after wearing shoes, you might be wondering if your feet are wider than the average shoe size, or even why do I have wide feet. We will walk you through the signs that indicate you might need wide fit shoes and provide tips for finding the perfect footwear for wide feet that not only fits comfortably but also supports your overall foot health.


How to Know if You Need Wide Fit Shoes


How do you know if you have wide feet? To determine if you need wide fit shoes, it is always a good idea to get your feet measured so you have an accurate indication of your width. Various shoe stores offer foot measuring services, or you can do it at home.



Lizzie: Black Leather


Lizzie: Black Leather - EE Fitting Flats




Your foot width is typically measured in letter sizes, with "D" representing a standard or medium width and "E" or "W" indicating a wide width. If the measurement indicates a wide width, you should consider trying Sole Bliss wide fit shoes for a better fit and enhanced comfort.


Remember that shoe sizing can vary between brands and styles, so it is essential to try different styles and sizes to find the perfect fit for your feet. Sole Bliss shoes for wide feet can accommodate up to a EEE width fitting. 



Ruby: Natural Snake Print Leather


Ruby: Snake Print Leather - Extra Wide Heels for Extra Wide Feet




Other Ways to Determine If You Have Wide Feet


How do you know if you have wide feet? There are other to determine this:


Shoes in Your Size Often Don't Fit: If you consistently find that shoes in your usual size feel too tight or uncomfortable, it is a strong indicator that your feet might be wider than average.


You Have Flat Feet: Flat feet can contribute to a wider foot shape, requiring extra room in the shoe's width. Follow this link to read more on finding comfortable shoes for flat feet.


Nova: Black Suede


Nova: Black Suede - Wide Shoes for Flat Feet





You're Developing Bunions: Bunions, bony protrusions that form at the base of the big toe, can cause the forefoot to widen over time. All Sole Bliss shoes are specifically designed for bunion sufferersFollow this link to read more on finding comfortable shoes for bunions.


You Have Hammer Toes: Hammer toes, a condition where your toes curl or bend unnaturally, can lead to a wider forefoot. Sole Bliss shoes feature deep and wide toe boxes to accommodate extra room for difficult joints like hammer toes. Follow this link to read more on finding comfortable shoes for hammer toes.



Tamara: Black Snake Print Leather


Tamara: Black Snake Print Leather - Wide Size Shoes





Frequent Blisters: If you often experience blisters, especially on the sides of your feet, it might be due to your shoes being too narrow.


Morton's Neuroma: This condition causes a thickening of nerve tissue between the toes, leading to discomfort and potential widening of the foot. If you have wide feet due to Morton's neuroma, Sole Bliss is ideal for you! All our shoes feature Triple Layer Cushioning to provide support, shock absorption and memory foam softness. Follow this link to read more on finding comfortable shoes for Morton's neuroma.



Hampton Stripe: Silver Leather - Wide Trainers for Morton's Neuroma





Neuropathy: Nerve-related issues can alter the shape of your feet, making them wider. Our wide-fit shoes are designed with shock absorption to protect your feet and to alleviate any pain or pressure you may have from Neuropathy conditions. Follow this link to read more on finding comfortable shoes for diabetic neuropathy.


Calluses/Corns: The presence of calluses or corns can indicate pressure points and a need for wider shoes. Follow this link to read more on finding comfortable shoes for corns and calluses.


Mercy: Navy Suede


Mercy: Navy Suede - Wide Size Shoes





Swollen Feet: If your feet tend to swell, or if you spend long hours on your feet, opting for wider shoes can provide much-needed comfort. Follow this link to read more on finding comfortable shoes for swollen feet.


Numbness During Running: If your feet go numb when you run, it might be due to inadequate circulation caused by narrow shoes. In this case you may have wider feet and need wide size shoes



Demi: Demin Snake Print Leather

Demi: Denim Snake - Wide Fit Shock Resistant Shoes





What Causes Wide Feet?


You may be asking yourself why do I have wide feet and what is the cause? It is very common to have wide feet and there are a number of reasons why you may be one of the millions of women with wide feet. Reasons include: 


Genetics: Just as eye colour and height are inherited, so is foot width. If wide feet run in your family, it is likely a genetic predisposition.


Pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to ligament laxity, which may cause the feet to spread.




Terri: Black Leather - Extra Wide Fit Shoes





Foot Deformities: Conditions like flat feet, bunions, and hammertoes can contribute to wider feet.


Ageing or Health Issues: As we age, the natural padding in our feet diminishes, potentially causing them to widen. Certain health issues like obesity can also lead to foot swelling and increased width. So if you are wondering why do I have wide feet, the answer is likely to be one or a combination of these factors. 



 Harley: Black Leather & Suede


Harley: Black Leather & Suede - Wide Shoes for Swollen Feet




Sole Bliss: The Perfect Answer for Wide Feet

When it comes to finding stylish and comfortable wide fitting shoes, look no further than Sole Bliss. Our wide fit shoe collection for bunions is designed with your comfort in mind, providing generous room for your feet without compromising on style. 




Whether you're looking for wide fitting boots, casual shoes, or elegant heels, Sole Bliss offers a wide range of options to suit your needs. With features like cushioned insoles, supportive arches, and adjustable straps, you'll experience the perfect blend of fashion and comfort.





Finding the Perfect Footwear for Wide Feet


Consider Your Toes: Make sure your toes have enough room to wiggle comfortably. Look for shoes with a rounded or square toe box to accommodate wider feet.


Opt for Supportive Footwear: Whether you're looking for wide fitting boots or ballet flats, proper arch support and cushioning are crucial for foot comfort. Sole Bliss shoes for wide feet feature a deep and voluminous fit with 3 layers of memory foam cushioning that provides a custom contoured footbed offering you custom support where needed. 




Katie: Forest Green Suede - Wide Fit Pumps with Arch Support




Never Buy an Uncomfortable Pair of Shoes: No matter how stylish or on sale they are, uncomfortable shoes are never worth the pain. Always prioritise comfort and fit.


Avoid Shoes That Are Too Loose: While wide fit shoes offer more room, don't go overboard. Shoes that are excessively loose can lead to friction, blisters, and instability.




Street: Black Suede & Snake - Wide Fit Trainers for Bunions





Your feet are the foundation of your body, and taking care of them should be a top priority. If you've ever wondered how do you know if you have wide feet, the signs are often clear: discomfort, blisters, and shoes that never seem to fit quite right.


By following our guide on how to tell if you need wide fit shoes, you will be equipped to find the perfect footwear that not only accommodates your foot width but also supports your overall foot health.


Remember, a comfortable pair of shoes can make all the difference in how you feel and move throughout your day. So, take the time to measure, evaluate, and choose wisely for happy and healthy feet!

If you have any questions about finding the best shoes for your feet, please contact our Customer Care team who are highly knowledgeable and here to help!

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