7 Best Wide Basketball Shoes For Men in 2022

Dimitrije Curcic
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7 Best Wide Basketball Shoes For Men in 2022

Having wider feet than normal is tough. It’s even worse when you order a pair of basketball shoes, waiting for them to arrive, then tries them on and they don’t fit (shudders). It’s even tougher because the majority of the shoes in the market are designed for players with regular-size feet.

If you’re one of those guys (yours truly included) who are dealing with wider feet problems, RunRepeat has you covered. We test hundreds of shoes every single year to determine the best models in different categories, depending on your playing style and on-court needs.

Check out below our top picks for this year after reviewing hundreds of the best men’s wide basketball shoes. Each model on the list is thoroughly tested and reviewed based on performance, fit, and comfort.

How we test basketball shoes

We value our objectivity and bias-free reviews at RunRepeat. To ensure that we remain the most reliable, go-to source when it comes to finding the perfect fit for your basketball on-court needs, we put in the hours in our lab research and real-world wear tests playing actual games.

We rank each model in the database after doing the following:

  • We purchase with our own money all the men’s wide basketball shoes. This is to avoid patronizing or favoring any brand of shoes that we test.
  • We perform mechanical tests and analysis inside our independent shoe testing lab, where we cut the models into pieces to carefully examine their essential parts such as the outsole grip, midsole softness, ankle support, and many more.
  • We further test the shoes on the basketball courts by playing numerous games to get a good sense of their performance, comfort, and overall value.
  • We also enrich our own data by checking out what other professional testers are saying about a particular model.  

For the final rankings, we input all the comparable data into the CoreScore system. An overall score is then assigned to each pair of basketball shoes ranging from 0 to 100.

Best men's wide basketball shoes overall

Nike Cosmic Unity
Nike Cosmic Unity
£121

CoreScore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 109 users
90 / 100 from 18 experts

Pros

  • Top-tier cushioning
  • Consistent traction both on clean and dusty surfaces
  • Supportive once broken in
  • Grippy outsole
  • Wide feet friendly
  • OK for outdoor use
  • Sustainable materials
  • Awesome looks
  • Soft, snug fit

Cons

  • Break-in period needed
  • Not so breathable

Verdict

If you are a player who loves a supportive, plush cushioning setup that still feels relatively low to the ground, this is a basketball shoe that fits that mold well. Plus, there's the benefit of being a more sustainable purchase choice!
Nike Cosmic Unity full review

Best wide Nike basketball shoes for men

Nike Kyrie 7
Nike Kyrie 7
£116

CoreScore

91
Superb!
4.5 / 5 from 487 users
90 / 100 from 11 experts

Pros

  • Remarkable lockdown
  • Super comfy
  • Feels light
  • Stable even during lateral movement
  • Durable
  • Breathable
  • Good value for money
  • For players of all levels
  • Feels springy
  • Easy on/off
  • Many color options

Cons

  • Break-in period needed
  • Slightly slipped when rocking backward

Verdict

Players with aggressive playing styles will love the Kyrie 7. Wearing this shoe equips anyone playing with an advantage when playing aggressively. Having an upper that hugs the contour of your foot, a bouncy cushion and an elite tread pattern that will provide control is a winner. The Kyrie 7 is recommended for everyday and competitive basketball players.
Nike Kyrie 7 full review

Best wide Jordan basketball shoes for men

Jordan Why Not Zer0.4
Jordan Why Not Zer0.4
£100
£126

CoreScore

89
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 219 users
84 / 100 from 8 experts

Pros

  • True to size
  • Secure foothold
  • Fits great for wide-footer
  • Good lateral stability
  • Cushy, responsive cushioning
  • No break-in period
  • Feels light
  • Sufficient breathability
  • Sleek design
  • Good value for the price

Cons

  • Outsole pattern is not durable for constant outdoor play
  • Heel cushioning not enough for heavy post players
Jordan Why Not Zer0.4 full review

Best wide Adidas basketball shoes for men

Adidas Pro Model 2G
Adidas Pro Model 2G
£42
£78

CoreScore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 3,147 users
89 / 100 from 5 experts

Pros

  • Superb comfort on & off the court
  • Clean & classic look
  • Reliable traction
  • Great cushioning
  • Excellent lockdown
  • Good for casual wear
  • Great for guard positions

Cons

    • Needs break-in
    • Narrow toe box

Verdict

With its reliable grip that works well on any court condition and the comfort it brings, the Adidas Pro Model 2G is well-received by basketball players, especially those who play the guard positions. Many are happy that this updated pair looks and performs just as well as the original, Adidas Pro Model. Fans are delighted that these retro basketball sneakers are a steal for their price.
Adidas Pro Model 2G full review

Best wide low top basketball shoes for men

Nike Kyrie Low 4
Nike Kyrie Low 4
£83
£101

CoreScore

85
Great!
4.5 / 5 from 85 users
77 / 100 from 8 experts

Pros

  • Top-tier traction
  • Quick responsiveness
  • Lightweight
  • Very comfortable
  • Stable
  • Supportive
  • No break-in time
  • Good lockdown

Cons

  • Minimal cushioning
  • Heel slippage
  • Not for outdoor play
  • Mediocre ventilation

Verdict

The Kyrie Low 4 is a solid performer for its splendid traction, fit, and stability, but is weighed down by its minor heel slippage and minimal cushion. The other minor area of warning is ventilation, as although the upper material is rather thin and light the breathability of the material is mediocre.
Nike Kyrie Low 4 full review

Best value wide basketball shoes for men

Puma Ralph Sampson Mid
Puma Ralph Sampson Mid
£42

CoreScore

90
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 4,139 users
92 / 100 from 2 experts

Pros

  • Dope-looking
  • Flawless
  • Premium quality leather
  • Comfortable cushioning
  • Multisurface grip
  • Worth the money

Cons

  • Limited color options
  • Looks different from the original

Verdict

The Puma Ralph Sampson Mid is one of the best retro releases of 2019. Owners have little to no complaints about these basketball sneakers. According to them, the materials are just top-notch, and the comfort is on another level. Indeed, Puma did an excellent job with the Ralph Sampson Mid. Those looking for quality retros other than Air Jordans should cop a pair.
Puma Ralph Sampson Mid full review
Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.