If there’s any type of player who has it tough; it’s the ones with wide feet. Always having to worry about their choice in boots, they constantly need to know:
“Will these cleats be good for wide feet?”
With new releases regularly hitting the market, I’ve compiled an updated list of the best boot options for wide-footed players.
The Best Football Boots For Wide Feet
First of all, just to familiarise anyone who isn’t schooled on football boots:
– Upper: The Material the top of the boot is made of; typically leather, synthetic leather, synthetic microfibre or mesh.
– Soleplate: The traction plate on the bottom of the boot, Soft Ground (SG) Studs, or Firm Ground (FG) blades or conical studs, with Artificial and Turf options available.
– Toebox: The front of the boot, where your toes go.
– Vamp: The bit on top of the toebox.
– Midfoot: In between the toe and heel, includes the arch of the foot.
– Heel Counter: The ‘Cup’ that locks your heel in place in the boot, could be internal or external.
– Last: The last is the mould upon which the boot is constructed. The last used affects the overall fit of the boot with a focus toward the heel width, instep height, forefoot width, and toe box depth.
In our experience, wide feet can be wide in different ways; some have wide toes, others have flatter arches and need a wider midfoot – we’ll be aiming to highlight the good and bad about each boot.
Natural leather – Kangaroo or Calf – will stretch over time, meaning they will become more accommodating, which is why I say leather is usually the better option for wide feet as it stretches and shapes to your foot more than a synthetic boot.
Before we begin, there is no order or rank to the boots listed. Each is diverse in it’s own way.
Nothing beats a classic, and Whether you’re an Adidas fanatic or a Nike enthusiast, both brands offer a boot of pure beauty and comfort.
A lot of people will say the Mundial has a wider last and suits any foot type compared to Nike’s offerings, I agree. Boasting the old school tongue and riveted soleplate that rarely separates, this gladiator is the oldest boot on the market and there is good reason why it’s still in production today.
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Featuring a modern style tongue, thin kangaroo leather and a lighter chassis than the Adidas Mundial, The Premier is one hell of a great boot. A lot of people were disturbed by the weight of the Copa and wanted something more slick and modern, well Nike responded and has nailed that demand.
Also to add to this list, there is the Adidas Gloro 16.1. Created in direct competition with The Premier, Adidas crafted a lightweight, affordable, modern leather boot. Now I have to say, the leather only spans from the last lace hole to the toe, so in terms of the mid-foot you’re getting a synthetic leather material that won’t stretch much but in general the last is pretty wide and this boot is definitely and option.
New Balance is pretty well known for having comfortable boots, but no one expected them to have wide fitting boots. The MiUK ONE is their newest release, focusing on proper craftsmanship and great quality. With a soft leather upper and the same last as the Visaro Pro, the boot will fit most foot types and then mold right to that foot.
Now I feel obligated to give the Visaro a shout out here, and that is simply because New Balance offers this beautiful boot in a wide fitting variation. Now that is absolutely brilliant, and not many people know of this which is why I am mentioning it today. I’ve worn the regular Visaro and it’s already pretty wide, but with the Wide fitting variation, NB lifted the upper giving you more material thus more space for your foot. Not to mention, the boot is extremely comfortable and all around a great performer which also comes in a leather variation for those interested.
The Tiempo is a tricky boot for this list, simply because it’s now a one-piece design. Meaning there is no actual tongue and the boot itself is just harder to put on. That being said, the last is pretty wide and the upper is super soft kangaroo leather. Also if the one-piece design isn’t for you, there is always the lower tier Legacy which offers a normal tongue design with super soft leather. So the Legend isn’t the widest fitting boot by Nike, some might contest and say the Magista or Hypervenom, however leather is always the better option in these matters.
Now this boot is a real treat, a reinvented version of the original Copa. Much like the original, the upper is made from super soft kangaroo leather and for that it is one again perfect for any foot type. Adidas also gave this beautiful boot a modern soleplate and color update, so for those in love with their original Copas but want something new, here’s your chance.
The EvoPower is a highly underestimated boot choice, and whenever I get the chance I try and push it to people. Whether you get it in the synthetic or leather variation, the off-centered lacing system makes the last wide and comfortable.
There you have it, my list of the wider fitting boots on the market today.
To conclude, I would like to add that many boots were left off this list simply because the demand for them isn’t as high as these listed. Examples such as boots from Umbro, Mizuno and Diadora are all good, and you should definitely check them out as well. Just keep in mind that leather uppers with traditional lacing and wide lasts are probably your best bet.