The width of a football boot can directly impact comfort levels and some football boots are designed for thin feet, others for wide feet, whilst others are designed to fit all types of feet. The best football boots for wide feet have the ability to fit any foot type whether thin or wide and here is a list of the best wide fitting boots on the market today.
What You’ll Find On This Page:
- Top 11 Wide Feet Boots
- Boot Guide and Sizing
- Are Nike Boots Good for Wide Feet?
- Wide foot adidas options
- Puma on Wide Boots
- Child’s Options For Wide Footed Kids
Top 11 Wide Football Boots
The GX has carried over the wide-fitting nature of the Phantom ever since the release of the OG Hypervenoms. It also finally differentiates itself from the narrow-fitting Mercurials with its upper being made out of Flyknit and Gripknit, which can be said is more forgiving to wide feet than other synthetic materials. Making the Phantom our very best football boots for wide feet.
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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 has arguably less volume and more snug than previous generations.
A synthetic leather upper that is so pliable means that the Tiempo can easily give in to the width of your foot, not to mention the outsole being relatively wide in the first place. These are the lightest Tiempo Legend that Nike have produced and are popular with pros like Van Dijk and de Jong.
These are just like those above (no.1), only with the sock like collar on them, this can make them a little harder to get on than the low version, they are also slightly more expensive as you are paying for the extra material of the sock collar. The thing is with the rounded shape of the heel, the extra DF material actually helps provide more lockdown, so in a sense the collar on the high-cut GX does have some advantage other than just being an aesthetical add-on.
5. Nike Premier
The quality and simplicity of the K-leather upper construction, coupled by the classic tongue, boot shape, and visuals, is appealing to boot traditionalists. Get them while supplies last as Nike has fully transitioned to synthetic leather boots and will no longer produce K-leather boots.
The Premier is available in both firm ground for grass and anti clog for mud soleplates, they are popular as an additional training boot, for referees, coaches and as a classic match day option.
Base shape combined with the stretch of the full K-leather upper and the deep lacing system will make the Morelia adapt to wider foot types.
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.
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.
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.
9. Mizuno Alpha
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.
Aside from being lasted for the Japanese foot which are generally wider and flatter compared to many European’s feet, making them a great wide choice, the deep central lacing system and stand-along tongue construction make a world of difference in terms of adjustability of fit.
The Hybridtouch upper coupled with the last makes the Predator from adidas a nice wide-fitting boot. The material forms naturally around the foot and the volume just invites those with above-average width on their feet. But it must be said that the forefoot has been anatomically shaped, something for other wide-feet players to keep in mind.
You may find that if you want the Predator the laced version could be a great option as well because of the added lockdown from the laces. And if you want to go full throttle, you can opt for the fold-over tongue version for that classic Predator vibes.
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.
The laceless construction is efficient at locking your foot into the boot, the only difficulty you may have with wider feet is getting into them in the first place. You can always have the low-cut with laces for a more convenient option.
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.
Size is More than Just the Length
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 is generally regarded as suitable to wide feet players. It must be said though that because the leather is now synthetic, the upper has less give now than what it had in previous generations. Assisted with a meshed tongue on the arch, the Tiempo at least has enough of a stretch for the opening. If you prefer a knitted boot, however, then the Phantom 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 leather football boot.
As a Phantom boot, the Luna/GX does stretch wide, and coupled with a free-flowing knitted upper the GX can certainly accommodate foot shapes on the higher end of the width spectrum. On the other hand, the Mercurials are notoriously tight and narrow-fitting and is generally NOT considered in any wide feet football boot list.
Wider adidas boots
adidas have opted for a standard tongue construction for all of their Elite boots. Even their speed boot gives some leeway to be worn by someone with wide feet, provided he is patient enough to break it in. But essentially the standalone tongue has made the Predator really comfortable for players with this foot profile. For the Copa, however, because of the inclusion of knit on the Fusionskin, the stretch of the one-piece upper model seems to be the more conducive one for wide feet players.
And what about Puma?
As the Ultra trends towards the good old days of classic Mercurialesque tight fit, the Future is becoming the go-to Puma boot for wider-feet players. The Fuzionfit+ midfoot compression band just has that need elasticity to stretch out and accommodate width, not to mention the pliability of the entirety of the upper.
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 Phantom GT would be an ideal choice for wide footed players and the Mercurial Vapor a good choice for thin feet.
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 instead.