4 Best Basketball Shoes For Wide Feet in 2022

Dimitrije Curcic
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4 Best Basketball Shoes For Wide Feet in 2022

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.

How we test basketball shoes

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.

Best basketball shoes for wide feet overall

New Balance TWO WXY
New Balance TWO WXY
£89
Top pick

Corescore

79
Good!
4.3 / 5 from 16 users
85 / 100 from 5 experts

Pros

  • Dependable traction
  • For-guards cushion
  • Comfortable materials
  • Supportive structure
  • Ventilation is neat
  • Minimal feel on the foot
  • Nice looks

Cons

  • Not for outdoor games
  • Need for break-in

Verdict

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.
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New Balance OMN1S
New Balance OMN1S
£96
Also great

Corescore

90
Superb!
4.7 / 5 from 127 users
84 / 100 from 6 experts

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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.

Verdict

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.
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Best mid top basketball shoes for wide feet

Adidas Pro Model 2G
Adidas Pro Model 2G
£41
£76
Top pick

Corescore

91
Superb!
4.6 / 5 from 3,077 users
89 / 100 from 5 experts

Pros

  • The Pro Model 2G is an incredible basketball shoe, most owners exclaim. Reviewers have the same comment about James Harden's fourth basketball shoe.
  • According to almost all owners, these basketball sneakers are very comfortable to wear on and off the court.
  • These retro sneakers look fabulous, many buyers comment. They just love its clean and classic look.
  • The Adidas Pro Model 2G’s traction works really well, several reviewers declare.
  • Many users love this retro model’s updated cushioning setup. Like the Adidas D Rose 10, many are saying that the Bounce midsole feels amazing.
  • A few players are satisfied with the shoe’s lockdown and support.

Cons

  • These retro Adidas basketball sneakers take a while to fully break-in, a few reviewers gripe.
  • According to a handful, the shell material causes some discomfort.

Verdict

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.
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What are the cheapest basketball shoes for wide feet in 2022?

  1. New Balance OMN1S - from £158
  2. Adidas D.O.N. Issue #2 - from £110
  3. Air Jordan XXXV - from £190
  4. Adidas Pro Bounce 2019 - from £130
  5. Adidas Crazy BYW X - from £210
  6. Adidas Pro Bounce 2019 Low - from £120

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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.