If you have wide feet shopping for a pair of Converse can be a concern if you haven’t tried them on before. Making sure you get a comfortable fit, that’s good for wide feet is key, otherwise it’s just a waste of your money.
A good fit is also important to help avoid blisters, as the canvas upper on Converse can rub if the fit isn’t right.
As a long term customer and fan of the Converse brand (and with a wide step myself), I have written this guide to help you.
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Are Converse Good For Wide Feet?
Converse are good for those with wide feet if they are properly broken in and sized correctly. The canvas upper design will loosen and stretch during the break in period (of about 2 weeks), making them more comfortable for those with wide feet. Converse do also offer a wide width range, making their sneakers a great option for those with wide feet.
Check out the Converse wide fit range here on converse.com. Converse offer all of their classic styles in a wide width option, making the brand a dream choice for those who struggle with regular width shoes.
Say goodbye to painful pinching, and enjoy the comfort Converse are known for.
Here’s how the wide width fit differs from the standard fit:
‘Wide width sizes include more volume and broader platform by approximately 15mm to the ball and instep and 6mm to the bottom width.’
How To Measure Feet For Converse Wide Width
I highly recommend measuring your feet and then checking out the Converse size guide, before purchasing your own pair.
Here’s how to measure your feet to get an accurate measurement:
What you will need:
- a piece of paper
- a pencil
- a measuring tape or ruler
- Take a piece of paper and set it on a flat surface.
- Step onto the paper and use a pencil to mark the tip of your longest toe and the very back of your heel. Step off the paper.
- Take your tape measure or ruler and measure the distance between the two marks on your piece of paper. Note down the measurement of your foot in both inches and cm.
It’s also worth noting if you have one foot that is slightly larger than the other make sure to measure the largest foot, to get the best fit.
Converse are my go to shoes, as they are good for everything, from running errands to going to the movies. Once I learned they have a wide width sizing option I was so happy, as my feet run slightly wide.
I found them to be even more comfortable, with plenty of wiggle room for my toes. Here’s what my Converse look like on me:
If you need help with breaking in Converse to make them even more comfortable for wide feet, I have a helpful guide here: How To Break In Converse (FAST, Painless Methods).
How Converse Feel On Wide Feet
Straight out of the box, standard fit Converse can feel a little bit narrow. The canvas upper is quite stiff during the first few wears, however it does soften.
Converse that are a wide width fit however, feel a lot better straight out of the box. The toe box isn’t narrow at all and allows for plenty of room to move your toes. Sometimes with regular fit Converse those with a wide step may experience some toe numbing, due to the loss of circulation. Choosing a wide width option when purchasing a pair of Converse is the way to go to avoid this.
When purchasing Converse online you can select the standard or wide option before adding the sneakers to your cart.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you’ll need the wide fit, try sizing a half size up from your regular size to give yourself the extra room.
Converse carry up to a Men’s US size 14, which means they have a good range of sizes to choose from. You shouldn’t have any issue sizing up a half size too, as they also carry half sizes. They really are a good catch all brand.
I would recommend trying on Converse in person in a store if you can, but if not get a couple of options online (wide width fit and maybe a standard fit that’s sized up). That way you can test out which feels best at home, and then enjoy the no hassle Converse returns process.
Returning Converse is super easy, so don’t be put off by purchasing a couple of options online.
Are Converse Good For Toddlers With Wide Feet?
Converse do not offer a wide width fit option on their range of children’s sneakers. If your child has wide feet, I would either recommend sizing up in Converse, or choosing a different brand altogether.
Your child’s comfort should take priority, so whatever feels best for them is key.
I would suggest trying Converse on your child in person in a store. This way you can size up if they need extra wiggle room. Luckily Converse do offer children’s half sizes, so there is some flexibility if you want to try sizing up in increments. Check out the range of Converse sneakers for kids here on converse.com.
They offer some really fun and funky designs your kids will love.
Thank you for reading this guide on how good Converse are for those with wide feet. If you have wide feet, it’s best to select the wide width size option when shopping for Converse. This option allows for an extra 15mm of width in the toe box, and an extra 6mm of depth for the instep.
It’s an ideal option for those with a wide step, making Converse an accessible brand for everyone.
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Lorna is a footwear geek and the founder of Wearably Weird. She created a YouTube channel in 2021 for fellow footwear fanatics, dedicated to detail-rich footwear reviews and info. She has a fashion media qualification (awarded in 2011).