HlavičkaFind the Best Walking Shoes for Long Walks When You Have Large Feet

Finding comfortable walking shoes can be a challenge when you have large feet. Here, we share our top tips for choosing the right shoes for long walks, whether you wear size 12 or 18.

The Challenge of Finding Good Walking Shoes in Large Sizes

At Grand Shoes, we know from personal experience how difficult it can be to find shoes that fit perfectly when you have larger than average feet. Many shoe stores have a limited selection in large sizes, and the available models are not always suitable for long walks. But don't worry - with the right knowledge and a little patience, it's possible to find shoes that are both stylish and comfortable, regardless of size.

Important Features of Good Walking Shoes

When looking for shoes to walk in, focus on the following features:

  • Good shock absorption to protect the feet and joints
  • Stable and supportive footbed that counteracts pronation
  • Flexible and responsive sole that rolls naturally when you walk
  • Breathable and durable upper that protects the foot
  • Spacious toe box that allows room for the toes to move

For those of us with large feet, a spacious fit is especially important. Make sure there is ample room in both length and width, so the toes are not cramped. Also avoid shoes with too narrow or pointed toes. A stable heel cup helps keep the foot in place and reduces the risk of blisters.

Try the Shoes on Properly Before Buying

Trying on shoes properly is key to finding a pair that fits. Take your time in the store and walk around in the shoes to see how they feel. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Try on shoes late in the day when your feet are at their largest
  • Wear the same type of socks you usually wear when walking
  • Ensure there is a thumb's width of space in front of the toes
  • Check if the shoes are tight or loose anywhere
  • Walk on different surfaces to test shock absorption and grip

Don't be afraid to try several different models and brands. All feet are unique, and what works for your friend may not work as well for you. Trust your own instincts and choose the shoes that feel best on your feet.

The Right Shoe Size is Crucial

Choosing the right size is of course extra important when you have large feet. A shoe that's too small will never be comfortable, no matter how much you break it in. Instead, make sure to choose a size where you have a little extra room in length. Width is just as important - if the shoes are too narrow, they will pinch and rub.

Many people think they need to choose a larger size to accommodate the width, but then risk the shoes being too long. The solution is to choose shoes that come in different widths, or a brand known for having a roomy last. At Grand Shoes, we specialize in shoes in large sizes, and our wide selection makes it easy to find shoes that fit perfectly.

Our Best Shoe Tips for Large Feet

Here are some of our best tips when choosing walking shoes in large sizes:

  • Invest in quality - a well-made shoe lasts longer and is often more comfortable
  • Choose natural materials like leather and canvas, which mold to the foot
  • Ensure the shoes have good ventilation so feet don't get sweaty
  • Use an insole if you need extra shock absorption or support
  • Lace the shoes properly so the foot is held in place in the shoes

With these tips in mind, you're ready to hunt for your new favorite walking shoes. And remember - with the right shoes, every walk is a pleasure, no matter how many miles you cover. Big feet deserve big adventures!