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Need recommendation: Neutral shoe with roomy toebox (Read 122 times)

Jimmy.W


    I've worn Hoka Bondis for years and now have the Bondi 6s.  However, I now find that I could use a little more room in the toe box. I wear an 11 D, which already is about a half-size up. I tried the Wide version of the Bondi, but they resulted in a little too much heel slip. I'd like a neutral shoe with good cushioning, which can accommodate orthotics. But, I'd really like a little more room in the toe box. Thanks!

    dhuffman63


    Trails

      Altra or Topos work for me.  Can't remember what the drop is on the Bondi's but Altra is a 0 drop.  I switch between different brands 5 mm to 0 mm drop throughout the week.

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      rectumdamnnearkilledem

        My son has super jacked-up gait (flat feet, but supinates and both feet turn to the right) and runs in Saucony Echelons (he has a previous model). His feet are on the narrow side, but he wears some of the really cushioned Superfeet and they still have tons of room. These come in regular, wide, and super wide widths for guys.

         

        I also hate when wide shoes have wide heels. Most of us with wide feet don't have wide heels. I'm a chick with wide feet and usually have good luck with men's shoes, but sometimes I struggle with heel slipping, too.

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          Skechers MaxRoad 3

          Good cushioning

          Lighter than Cliftons

          Roomy toebox

          Durable (500+ mile shoe for me)

          Discontinued, replaced by MaxRoad4 which is narrower and tighter and less cushioned (imitating Hoka, I guess). Also with a questionable upper.

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            I also hate when wide shoes have wide heels. Most of us with wide feet don't have wide heels. I'm a chick with wide feet and usually have good luck with men's shoes, but sometimes I struggle with heel slipping, too.

             

            Right?!  I have a wide forefoot and a narrow heel.  Shoe shopping is so difficult.  Regular width shoes don't fit, but when you go up to a wide, then the heel area is way too big.  I also sometimes wear men's shoes, but that's not always a guaranteed solution.

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            DavePNW


               neutral shoe, good cushioning, roomy toe box. 

               

              Brooks Ghost fits this description, and is one of the most popular shoes out there.

              Dave

                Altra or Topos work for me.  Can't remember what the drop is on the Bondi's but Altra is a 0 drop.  I switch between different brands 5 mm to 0 mm drop throughout the week.

                 

                I'm with you on Altra as a good choice for wide toe box. But the heel feels a bit wide and slippy, at when it comes to the Duo. 

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                  Get 'em while you can:

                   

                  Skechers MaxRoad 3

                   

                   

                  Agree. Good shoe. 

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                  It's a setup

                    Great shoe. Had a heck of a time finding something for my wife and it was a lifesaver.

                     

                     Brooks Ghost fits this description, and is one of the most popular shoes out there.


                    tomatolover

                      I suggest brooks Launch... I have a very narrow heel but wide toe splay and these are my number one shoes.

                      Ps: they’re one of the cheapest running shoes out there

                      wolvmar


                        I suggest brooks Launch... I have a very narrow heel but wide toe splay and these are my number one shoes.

                        Ps: they’re one of the cheapest running shoes out there

                         

                        I have a pair of the Launch and I like them except I'm between sizes...11.5 is just a bit short and 12 just a bit long. May be in part due to my long second toe.  Otherwise, great shoe; firm but not minimalist, room in the toe box, nice heel grip.

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                          dhuffman63


                          Trails

                            The Altra Torin has a narrow heal and a wide toe.  Good cushioning too.

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                            Hobie1


                              Get 'em while you can:

                               

                              Skechers MaxRoad 3

                              Good cushioning

                              Lighter than Cliftons

                              Roomy toebox

                              Durable (500+ mile shoe for me)

                              Discontinued, replaced by MaxRoad4 which is narrower and tighter and less cushioned (imitating Hoka, I guess). Also with a questionable upper.

                               

                              Agreed.  I have two pair and they are rather amazing.

                                 

                                Agreed.  I have two pair and they are rather amazing.

                                 

                                After a few runs I can attest that the MaxRoad4 upper is narrower and tighter across the toebox than the previous version. And because it's a one-piece knit, you can't do anything about it. They aren't quite Hoke-tight, but close. My toes are definitely getting pinched together, especially my little toe. Not sure if a half size larger would be better, but might.

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