The width of a football boot can directly impact comfort levels and some football boots are designed for thin feet while others are designed to fit all types of feet. Wide fit boots have the ability to fit any foot type whether thin or wide and here is a list of the best wide fit football boots on the market today.
1. Nike Phantom GT
The Phantom GT is built around the wide last of the OG Hypervenoms. It also finally differentiates itself from the narrow-fitting Mercurials with its upper being made out of Flyknit, which can be said is more forgiving to wide feet than other synthetic materials.
2. Puma Future
Made for comfort, the Puma Future silo already has decent width to begin with plus the softness of the upper allows it to wrap well around wider than usual foot types, though it must be said that the latest model is arguably less volume and more snug than previous generations.
3. Nike Tiempo Legend
A leather upper that can stretch and the lack of structure to the upper means that the Tiempo can easily shape around your foot even if it is relatively wide.
4. Nike Premier 3
The quality and simplicity of the K-leather upper construction, coupled by the classic tongue, boot shape, and visuals, is appealing to boot traditionalists
5. adidas Nemeziz .1
With the Tensiontape material being based on medical taping, the upper is made to adapt to additional width of wider foot shapes.
6. New Balance Furon
New Balance goes against the trend among other brands of having their boots more narrow and tight-fitting. NB takes width into consideration, which is why their silos are a bit wider than other football boots on top of having Extra Wide options. The Furon complements this sizing with its soft knitted upper that presses nicely against the foot, even more so for wider ones.
7. adidas Copa Mundial
While not form-fitting in today's standards, its generic fit and shape appeals to many regardless of width, allowing its premium K-leather to take centre stage.
8. Mizuno Rebula
Aside from its last being based on the usual Japanese foot shape (which is wide in general), the lasting process is 24-hours long, way above the 20-minute industry practice, to ensure the boot retains its shape for a long time.
9. adidas Predator Freak .1 Low
Because the Demonskin rubber spikes have been redesigned and spaced out even more, the Primeknit upper has become softer and is now more comfortable in handling additional width.
10. New Balance Tekela
Being a New Balance boot, the Tekela joins the Furon in being constructed a bit wider than most modern football boots. You may also opt for the Extra Wide model should you prefer to do so.
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⬆ Best Boots For Wide Feet ⬆
Football boots are more complex than usual trainers and, to a certain extent, even running shoes, in that they have to fulfil a lot of performance needs of a player. Soccer cleats have to be responsive to ball touches, playing surface, and player movements. At the end of the day though, the performance of a pair of football boots is only as good as the fit and comfort the boots provide to its wearer. The last thing a player wants is a pair that is either too tight they become restrictive and painful or too loose they become less responsive, all these on top of injury concerns from lockdown and stability issues those incorrectly sized shoes bring.
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Just like any other shoes, football boots come in different sizes, primarily based on length from toe to heel, to cater to your fitting needs. In addition to length though, the width and arch of the feet are also important considerations because all things being equal in terms of length, some people’s feet are just wider and have more volume. By simply measuring their feet width from their widest ends as well as their arches and comparing the results with this table, people would know whether their feet are wider than usual for their length. In the same manner that feet width varies, some football boots are just naturally wider and more spacious across brands, silos and construction.
Are Nike boots good for wide feet?
Regarding Nike football boots, the Tiempo Legend 9 is generally regarded as suitable to wide feet players. As is the case of leather boots, the upper moulds quite nicely around most foot types. Assisted with a meshed tongue on the arch, the Tiempo has enough of a stretch for the opening. If you prefer a knitted boot, however, then the Phantom GT is what you are looking for. A quick note on the timeless Premier 3 is that it can be the boot choice of wide feet players who prefer a no-nonsense, straightforward K-leather football boot.
The Flyknit of the GT is structurally reinfored with an internal nylon liner. Plus, the Phantom GT is built on the last of the original Nike Hypervenom which is already wide to begin with. On the other hand, the Mercurials are notoriously tight and narrow-fitting and is generally NOT considered in any wide feet football boot list.
Kids Wide Foot Boots
When looking at pairs to suit children with wider feet, the same rules and options apply; look for leather if you want that stretch of the upper to adjust & adapt to their feet and look at the boots on this page, with that last designed to suit the width. Stay away from speed boots and those tied into the child's favourite player, instead looking for options that will suit their wider feet.
And what about Puma?
Puma’s Future Z and Ultra stand out for their comfortable feel on feet, and part of the reason is they are built to handle additional volume. The Future, in particular, is wide fitting, though the latest generation Z is relatively more snug than the previous generation 6.1.
Are adidas boots wide or narrow?
The laceless + top models are more or less a hit or a miss primarily because of the narrow openings as well as the lack of adjustability. This means the boots can go from fitting nicely to moderately wide sizes to immediately being restrictive for very wide feet. With that said, it may be best to go for the Predator Freak .1 Low and the Nemeziz .1, both of which has a central lacing system that allows optimum adjustability. The Freak .1 Low has a softer Primeknit upper now compared to its 20.1 predecessor, while the Nemeziz .1 has decent volume overall.
If you miss those traditional leather boots and don't mind the basic construction of classic football boots, the timeless Copa Mundial is still available for sale decades after its first release. With its general foot shape, the Copa Mundial has a very relaxed fit which wide feet players would find comfortable.
Other Wide Feet Boots
Mizuno's Rebula Cup is an excellent wide feet boot should you get a chance to have one. Aside from having one, if not the best quality of K-leather, the Rebula Cup, like all Mizuno boots are lasted for 24 hours and are based on a Japanse foot which are generally wider and flatter on the average. New Balance bucks the trend of football boots getting tighter and narrower, and opts for a wide fit even for their standard sizing for both Tekela and Furon. And if that is not enough, New Balance has an official Wide option for both silos.
The width of people's feet can differ from very narrow to very wide. The comfort of any boot comes down to the type of last the boot features. A contoured last fits very wide and high feet where a narrow last fits thin and flat feet. The material on the upper is also very important to consider. Leather uppers have the ability to expand over time and mould to your foot making it a good choice for wide feet where synthetic uppers need a lot more breaking in time for the boot to mould to your specific foot type. For example the Hypervenom Phantom would be an ideal choice for wide footed players and the Mercurial Vapor a good choice for thin feet.