The Top 5 Basketball Shoes for Wide Feet (2021)

Updated: September 26, 2021
Those of us with wide feet know that finding a comfortable basketball shoe that still performs at a high level can be a challenge. Often, getting the width right means moving up a half size (or more), which can throw off the balance of all of the other finely tuned features in the shoe. It’s a tough balancing act, but in these cases fit may unfortunately end up trumping other key features.

It’s a struggle, but finding that perfect fit usually means holding on for dear life and sticking with that model as long as possible. Below you’ll find a list of the highest rated shoes for players with wide feet.

1. Nike LeBron 18

  • Good, steady traction, both indoors and outdoors, though expect the rubber to wear out on the blacktop.
  • World-level cushioning on this one, with a great rear Air Max unit and full length Zoom setup. The shoe rides low, and springs as well or better than any shoe on the market.
  • Solid support, particularly in the heal and midfoot area. Look out for the higher arch than is normal for LeBron shoes.

Fan Average

3.50
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4.2

2. Under Armour Embiid One

Under Armour Embiid One
  • Solid traction, particularly outdoors, where the thick rubber outsole seizes the court whichever way you play.
  • The Micro G is among the better cushioning that Under Armour offers, and is perfect for big men while still being suitable for smaller players.
  • Wide base and lockdown wings provide good all-round support.
Under Armour Embiid One

Fan Average

3.37
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4.3

3. Air Jordan 36

Air Jordan 36
  • Consistently excellent herringbone traction, indoor or outdoors, though the rubber can wear out on grittier outdoor courts.
  • Full-length Zoom Air provides substantial cushioning, but not quite as good as previous iterations.
  • Good fit and solid support, with a nice, wide base.
Air Jordan 36

Fan Average

3.44
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4.0

4. Adidas Pro Boost

  • Excellent, reliable herringbone outsole grips the floor like crazy, and should also hold up well outdoors.
  • Stable, soft and responsive cushioning should work for all types of playing styles.
  • Nice wide, stable shoe that has all the support you would need.

Fan Average

3.59
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4.4

5. Puma Clyde All-Pro

  • Perhaps the best traction of any shoe this year. Multidirectional pattern helps you grip, stop on a dime, and cut all over the court.
  • A very nice cushioning upgrade over Puma's previous basketball shoes provides good responsiveness and feedback.
  • Support is excellent for a low-cut silhouette.

Fan Average

3.55
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