Like any other type of shoes, basketball kicks work best if they fit perfectly. Unfortunately, there are people who have feet that are wider than average. Most of the time, they are forced to go at least half a size up just to fit the basketball shoes that they want.
Seeing the plight of wide-footed players, brands like Nike and Adidas start producing their basketball shoes in sizes that are really suited for the wide-footers. In many other cases, they construct the upper using materials that comfortably stretch so that wide feet can be accommodated without the usual size adjustments.
In this article, we take a look at the best basketball shoes for wide feet. We made this list so that shopping becomes a lot easier for you.
The wide-footers among us surely have a lot to say about the basketball shoes that they've tested. We understand that they are only believable if they remain bias-free. To maintain objectivity, here is what we do:
Buy all tested basketball shoes with our own cash
Test the basketball shoes in actual games
Consider the opinions of others before finalizing each review
Come up with a Corescore based on the individual ratings given by other experts, players, and hobbyists.
The New Balance TWO WXY is a shoe that guards or lighter players who love court feel will truly appreciate. There aren't serious performance issues to speak of so this shoe from NB Hoops is definitely a must-cop.
The New Balance OMN1S has very good lockdown and support, nearly all owners observe.
According to most reviewers, these high-top basketball sneakers have amazing traction. The traction always sticks and requires minimal wiping.
Almost all testers are loving the shoe's cushioning. They are saying that the FuelCell midsole feels awesome and provides the perfect balance between court feel and cushion.
The materials feel nice and are also quite durable, many reviewers comment.
These basketball shoes are very comfortable to play in, most buyers exclaim.
A good number of purchasers love the New Balance OMN1S's clean and simple look.
These New Balance basketball sneakers have a lot of toe space, nearly all buyers gipe.
The New Balance OMN1S takes a while to fully break-in, a few users comment.
According to some wearers, the cushioning feels a little underwhelming.
New Balance and Kawhi Leonard are off to a good start with OMN1S. Owners love the support and lockdown brought about by the FitWeave upper and 3D Ultra Heel. The full-length FuelCell midsole also provides the perfect mix of court feel, responsiveness, bounce, and impact protection. Performance-wise, the New Balance OMN1S is a great first signature model and can even go head-to-head with other signature shoes such as the UA Curry 7 and Adidas Harden Vol. 4. Just make sure to get the right size to enjoy what these high-top basketball shoes have to offer.
According to a handful, the shell material causes some discomfort.
The updated Adidas Pro Model 2G looks and performs just as well as the original. The herringbone traction provides a reliable grip no matter the court condition. The Pro Model 2G’s updated Bounce midsole also offers cushioned comfort all day long. All in all, these retro basketball sneakers are a steal for its price. Fans of the original are delighted with how these Adidas shoes turned out.
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.