7 Best Running Shoes For Wide Flat Feet in 2022

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen on
7 Best Running Shoes For Wide Flat Feet in 2022

Do you often feel constricted by the regular-width running shoes? Or feel like your arch could use a bit more support? Well, we've got a selection of shoes for wide and flat feet that solves both of these challenges in one go.

We've tested hundreds of these roomy runners for your browsing convenience. This compelling list of top picks ranges from the best all-rounder down to the most exceptional runner that fits within your humble budget.

How we test running shoes

A selection as diverse as this one doesn't happen in a snap. Indeed, we at RunRepeat work day and night to make the magic happen. Here's how we do it:

  • We buy wide running shoes for flat feet with our own money. Yes, we are our own sponsors!
  • We wear-test these spacious kicks at our lab. We use high-tech tools to find out their strengths and nuances.
  • We run in these kicks for days on roads and trails to determine their fortes.
  • Our reviews on the finest wide flat feet running shoes reflect thousands of opinions from professional and regular runners alike.

A Corescore is then assigned to every reviewed pair. We use this scoring system to fish out the diamonds in the rough.

 

Best wide flat feet running shoes overall

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21
Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21

Corescore

92
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 70,269 users
91 / 100 from 18 experts

Pros

  • fits true to size
  • secure fit
  • great stability
  • gusseted tongue
  • soft but not mushy
  • superb durability
  • no lace bite

Cons

  • not for speedy runs
  • could be lighter

Verdict

Thanks for making our daily runs nice and stable, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21! The upper hugged our feet well, and the midsole is balanced - it's neither mushy nor too rigid. It just kept our motions in check, preventing any excessive movements. It's certainly not a light shoe, but having tested its precursors, we can say that Brooks is heading in the right direction! Apart from support, what stood out to us also is its tank-like durability.
See our full review and facts

Best road wide flat feet running shoes

Asics GT 2000 9
Asics GT 2000 9

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 14,022 users
88 / 100 from 19 experts

Pros

  • Do-it-all shoe
  • Comfortable fit
  • Secure foothold
  • Responsive, springy ride
  • No adaptation period
  • Durable
  • Reliable grip

Cons

  • Not breathable
  • Delicate heel collar and tongue

Verdict

True to its lineage, the Asics GT 2000 9 maintains its identity as the trusty stability road workhorse! It's a durable do-it-all shoe we'd pick if we want one go-to for our daily runs, long-distance stretches, and tempo-paced training runs. Even better, among other stability shoes we've tested, it's one of the springiest!
See our full review and facts

Best Asics wide flat feet running shoes

Asics Gel Kayano 28
Asics Gel Kayano 28

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 8,270 users
91 / 100 from 11 experts

Pros

  • Familiar Kayano fit
  • Roomier toebox
  • No lace bite
  • Added pep 
  • No medial post
  • Lost weight
  • Kayano durability

Cons

  • Heel slipping
  • Overly plush
  • Runs warm

Verdict

Still staying true to its Kayano roots, we found the Kayano 28 retaining its hallmark on stability and support while seeing some updates to amp up comfort and flexibility. And with better flex, the shoe was just overall fun! Although designed as a daily trainer, we found it fitting as a standalone shoe that you can take out of the closet during race day and on long, slow miles.
See our full review and facts

Best wide trail running shoes for flat feet

Asics Gel Trabuco 9
Asics Gel Trabuco 9

Corescore

84
Good!
4.2 / 5 from 615 users
84 / 100 from 5 experts

Pros

  • Excellent outsole grip
  • Durable
  • Impact-absorbent
  • Supportive
  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable upper
  • Well-fitting

Cons

  • Lugs collect rocks
  • Excessively roomy toe box
  • Short laces

Verdict

The Asics Gel Trabuco 9 is a trail shoe that embodies the perfect mix of ruggedness and comfort. It's a solid choice for daily runs on the trails or grass. And for races, it's an excellent selection for sub-marathon and marathon distances. For anything longer, it falls short on cushioning. Experts advise going for the Asics Trabuco Max instead.
See our full review and facts

Best stability wide flat feet running shoes

New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v12
New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v12

Corescore

88
Great!
4.4 / 5 from 732 users
88 / 100 from 5 experts

Pros

  • Excellent stability shoe
  • Good lacing
  • Looks the part
  • Comfortable
  • Consistent ride in any condition
  • Good grip
  • Perfect daily runner

Cons

  • Runs half a size small
  • Heel counter is not for everyone
  • Quite heavy
See our full review and facts

Best value wide flat feet running shoes

Saucony Omni 19
Saucony Omni 19

Corescore

87
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 2,709 users
88 / 100 from 4 experts

Pros

  • Forgiving ride
  • Supportive
  • Orthotic-friendly
  • Lightweight
  • Attenuates shock
  • Durable
  • Breathable

Cons

  • Tight toe box
  • Restrained movements

Verdict

The Omni 19 from Saucony is a motion control running shoe whose design is centered on delivering comfort miles after miles. Adhering to its stability feature is its traction-ready outsole configuration, ensuring a zero-slippage performance for the runner. Engineered with some of the brand's top technologies, this running shoe does not skimp on flexibility, support, and bounce.
See our full review and facts

What are the cheapest running shoes for wide flat Feet in 2022?

  1. New Balance FuelCell Prism v2 - from $70
  2. Saucony Hurricane 23 - from $96
  3. Mizuno Wave Inspire 17 - from $98
  4. Asics GT 4000 2 - from $100
  5. Brooks Launch GTS 9 - from $110
  6. Saucony Omni 20 - from $114
  7. Saucony Guide 15 - from $125
  8. Hoka One One Gaviota 3 - from $128
  9. Asics GT 2000 10 - from $130
  10. New Balance Fresh Foam 860 v12 - from $130
  11. Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 - from $140
  12. Hoka One One Arahi 6 - from $140
  13. New Balance Fresh Foam Vongo v5 - from $148
  14. Asics GT 1000 10 - from $154
  15. Asics Gel Kayano 28 - from $157

See all running shoes for wide flat Feet sorted by lowest price

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.