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09-19-2007, 02:02 PM
Does anyone recommend a great pair of cross trainers? I would like to stay in the $75 range if possible, can't wear Reebok brand because they are cut too narrow for my wiiiiiide feet.

I can't believe I am looking for athletic shoes. Me, exercising. Unbelievable.

09-19-2007, 02:05 PM
New Balance is great if you have wide feet because they run wider than other. I can't suggest a specific pair though. I bought mine a while ago! But they should fit in your price range.

09-19-2007, 02:31 PM
I have wide feet, and use Reebok who makes wide shoes, but New balance is great also. Nike is horrible for wide feet. I sometimes find great sneakers at TJ Maxx, they have new balance, nike and reebok for $39.99.

09-19-2007, 02:54 PM
this sounds lame, but i bought a pair of Dr. Scholl's trainers, and they're wide! hehehe fit awesome and sooooooo comfy

09-19-2007, 03:11 PM
Must be weird differences in shoes, I have a pair of Nike Air Max that I love but they are getting too thin on the bottom to be any support and they fit my wide feet.. Maybe I just need to shop around

09-19-2007, 03:17 PM
Definitely look at New Balance. Very stable and a good shoe for not a ton of money. My Dad's physical therapist actually recommended them at one point.

09-19-2007, 03:38 PM
I got a nice pair from pennies from like 50 bucks. they are nike. I love them. they are very squishy on the inside. ( :

09-19-2007, 03:59 PM
I 4th the New Balance.....my dad and I are devoted New Balance buyers. They are comfortable and generally always on sale! I got mine for $30. I don't think I've ever paid over $50 for them.

09-19-2007, 04:05 PM
My husband has very wide feet and he loves New Balance. I have medium feet and I heart my Asics. I suggest trying on TONS of pairs....devote an afternoon (or heck even an entire day) to going to a bunch of stores. Even on sale, athletic shoes are an investment monetarily AND in the well-being of your whole body. You want to find just the right pair. :)

09-19-2007, 04:11 PM
My absolute favorite are Mizunos. They are in the $100.00 but worth every penny. They come in varying widths, but are by far the most supportive shoe out there. I have fractured both ankles in the past and with these shoes I haven't had any reoccuring pain. Good luck finding the right shoes, I know how tough it can be.


09-19-2007, 04:17 PM
I have wide feet and I can't wear New Balance shoes. My favorite shoes are Saucony.

09-19-2007, 05:43 PM
Another New Balance fan here. Last time I went to the New Balance Store and bought them there. I'm sure I paid more, but I was really off in the size I was wearing. I left with 1-9 1/2 and 1-8 1/2 - both wide.

I swear by New Balance for wide feet.

Goddess Jessica
09-19-2007, 05:49 PM
I really like the New Balance 833 but they've stopped making it.

The uppers are light and unencumbered with plastic-y pieces and breathes. The foot print is wide and comfortable.

I also recommend a shoe store like Movin' Shoes where someone can put you through the paces to find the shoe that is right for you (that's how I found the 833).

Vanessa M.
09-19-2007, 09:27 PM
Mars: I'm a HUGE advocate for the "right shoes" and I'm with Jessica about going to a specialty store. I was getting shin splints from a tiny bit of running but once I got fitted for proper shoes- gone. I personally went to Roadrunner Sports but there's also Fleet Feet and apparently Movin' Shoes also.
I know at Fleet Feet and Roadrunner, they take imprints of your feet to get exact measurements, put you on a treadmill and watch your unique stride, and recommend shoes based on what they see.
Best part- they have regular shoes, not crazy expensive professional runner shoes or anything. I got my Saucony's there for like $80 and they also carried New Balance, Adidas, etc. At Roadrunner they have a 90 return policy too!
Check and see what's around you and check it out!

Vanessa M.
09-19-2007, 09:28 PM
Oh yeah, when I was in the store, there were several fairly overweight people in there. It wasn't like I was the biggest person in the room (for once) so there's no need to be self conscious. :)

09-19-2007, 10:13 PM
I have the same problem. I bought a pair of Nike running shoes at JC Penny the other day. They fit fine, in store with the little sock thingie on, but when I got home, got on my sport socks they were too tight. My shoes I have right now are Reebok and they are 10W. They are great.

09-19-2007, 10:15 PM
These are WIDE ATHLETIC. Some are running. HTH.

http://www4.jcpenney.com/jcp/ProductList.aspx?DeptID=9452&CatID=30344&CatTyp=LFS&Cat=wide+athletic&Dep=SHOES&PCat=WOMEN%27S+WIDE&PCatID=30337&RefPage=ProductList&Page=1&Sale=&ProdCount=24&RecPtr=&FirstCount=0&ShowMenu=&TTYP=&ShopBy=0&ViewByPages=&RefPageName=CategoryAll%252Easpx&RefCatID=30337&RefDeptID=9452&CmCatId=EXTERNAL|9452|30337|30344&mscssid=68e3676e7433f46d686398525e7bb2af7xMnVNoVza yWxMnVNoVzayo200B5C0E00DD7A992341CAC25ED23C9681CE0 726301

09-20-2007, 01:59 AM
New Balance. :)

09-20-2007, 02:26 AM
I also recommend New Balance for good, affordable cross trainers. Mizuno and Saucony are great for running shoes, but if you're not running you need a different kind of support. I have my running shoes and my cross trainers... ne'er the twain shall meet. :D