High volume, high arches, skinny ankles. These are just some of the traits that can cause shoes to fit poorly. If you have high volume feet, it can be difficult to find a pair of shoes that fits your unique shape. Check out the Best Shoes For High Volume Feet, best shoes for high instep and the best shoes for high instep and wide feet.

While it’s possible to shop for shoes online, doing so is not without risk. You may end up with a shoe that doesn’t fit properly, or worse yet—a shoe that doesn’t fit at all!

In this post we’re going to take a look at some of the best shoes for high volume feet and provide some tips on how you can make sure your next purchase is a good one!

Best Shoes For High Volume Feet

Wide feet, bunions, high-volume feet or really high arches?

You’ll need wide fitting shoes. At Run and Become we’ve got lots of wide running shoes you can try. 

Wide-fitting neutral running shoes


Do your feet stay in an upright position when you run or walk? If so you’ve got a neutral foot-strike. Check out our top wide-fitting road-running shoes…

New Balance 1080

New Balance’s cushiest neutral shoe is lightweight, flexible and very shock absorbent. Built on an 8mm drop to promote a more natural, midfoot strike. The men’s 1080 comes in a wide (2E) and an extra wide (4E) fitting. The 4E 1080 is the widest of all neutral shoes available, as far as we know. The women’s comes in a wide fitting (D). New Balance wide fits are often a little deeper than other wide fits so they give you a bit more space between the insole and the upper creating more volume for your foot.

Men's New Balance 1080v12 2E
Men's New Balance 1080v12 4E
Women's New Balance 1080v12 D

Women's New Balance 1080v11 D

New Balance 880

New Balance 880 is a neutral road running shoe. In comparison with New Balance 1080, 880 is just a bit more flexible with a lighter feel to it, but still very stable and cushioned. The heel drop is 10mm.

Men's New Balance 880v12 2E
Men's New Balance 880v12 4E
Women's New Balance 880v12 D
Women's New Balance 880v11 D

Brooks Ghost

The Brooks Ghost franchise of well cushioned, stable, neutral shoes is tremendously popular. BioMogo DNA cushioning provides consistently soft yet responsive cushioning from heel to forefoot and a stretchy engineered mesh upper shapes itself to the foot’s natural lumps and bumps. Brooks Ghost comes in 2E and 4E widths for men and a D width for women.

Men's Brooks Ghost 14 2E Wide
Men's Brooks Ghost 14 2E Wide
Men's Brooks Ghost 14 4E Extra Wide

Brooks Glycerin

Glycerin is the ultimate in soft! Brooks top of the range neutral shoe features a DNA Loft midsole which incorporates air and rubber for a supremely comfy and pillowy feeling as you step but still offers all the responsiveness and durability you need from a running shoe. An adaptable double jaquard mesh upper conforms to fit your foot’s individual shape. Brooks Glycerin comes in 2E width for men and a D width for women.

Men's Brooks Glycerin 20 2E
Women's Brooks Glycerin 20 D

Hoka Bondi

Hoka are known for their exceptionally well padded running shoes with outsized midsoles that almost resemble platform shoes. They are favoured by ultra distance runners, runners with persistent injury problems and those who just love a seriously cushioned feel when running or walking. Many of our customers find the fit of Hoka shoes too narrow for them so we’re happy to be able to offer the Bondi – Hoka’s loved and trusted ultra cushioned road running shoe for the neutral striker – in a wide width fitting. Bondi’s compression moulded EVA midsole is 31mm thick at the heel and 27mm at the forefoot to give you a soft underfoot feeling and plenty of impact absorption with a meta rocker that rocks you from heel to forefoot to facilitate a smooth forward motion.

Men's Hoka Bondi 8 Wide
Men's Hoka Bondi 7 Wide
Men's Hoka Bondi 7 Extra Wide

On Cloudflow

For the first time this popular On neutral road running shoe is now available in a wide fitting. The low-profile Cloudflow is built on 6mm heel drop to offer a close-to-the-ground feeling. The Helion cushioning provides responsive energy-return. The Clouds in the midsole compress under you body weight to spring you back. Excellent for runners who demand lightweight or minimal road running shoes in the wide fit.

Men's On Cloudflow Wide
Wide-fitting support running shoes

best shoes for high instep

If your feet have a tendency to collapse inwards when running or walking, your leg is being pulled out of the correct position with every step and you’ll need some support on the inside of the shoe to hold the foot upright and prevent injury. So give one of these a go…

Brooks Adrenaline GTS

The Adrenaline GTS is one of the most popular and effective antipronation shoes around. Support features reduce pronation and hold the foot in the optimum position so you can run or walk with confidence. BioMogo DNA cushioning attenuates the shock on landing. A super comfy upper with a midfoot saddle to cradle the foot completes the experience. 2E and 4E for men, D and 2E for women.

Men's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 2E Wide
Men's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21 2E
Women's Brooks Adrenaline GTS 22 D Wide

Brooks Addiction

Addiction is a straight-lasted and highly supportive training shoe featuring an extended rollbar which is strong enough to correct even heavy overpronation. A comfy upper with a plush padded heel collar and a super cushy insole gives the Addiction a cosy feel for long or short distance running or for wearing everyday if you need to. D width in the women’s.

Women's Brooks Addiction GTS 15 2E

Asics Kayano

Asics Kayano is the Rolls Royce of running shoes. A Duomax support system works with a stabilising heel counter and trusstic (bridge on the outsole under the middle of the foot) to stop the feet over pronating. Two of Asics’ top midsole materials – Flytefoam Lyte and Flytefoam Propel – combine to absorb shock and give you a bouncy and cushioned ride without excess weight. A double layered jacquard mesh upper offers breathability and comfort. Men’s 2E.

Men's Asics Gel Kayano 28 2E Wide

New Balance 860

A breathable and stretchy engineered mesh upper adapts to the shape of your foot for a comfortable fit. A dual layer midsole featuring softer materials on top and firmer materials underneath offers a cushioned underfoot experience. Structurally sound, a firmer density post on the inside stabilizes pronating feet. In our experience, wide fitting New Balance shoes tend to be a bit broader deeper than their equivalents in other makes so they offer a little more volume than some others. Wide and extra wide for men (2E and 4E.) Wide D width for women.

Men's New Balance 860v12 4E
Women's New Balance 860v12 2E
Women's New Balance 860v12 D

On Cloudflyer

In comparison with the Cloudflow the Cloudflyer is more cushioned and more supportive. Also the Clouds on the outsole are larger to provide you more stability and comfort while you run on road. The tongue is more padded, and the engineered mesh upper promotes breathability with a comfy hold. The heel-to-toe offset is 7mm.

Men's On Cloudflyer Wide
Women's On Cloudflyer Wide

Hoka Arahi

Well cushioned and super-lightweight are the main points of difference. The J-Frame™ provides unique anti-pronation support by holding the foot in a stable position from the lateral and medial side. The new zonal upper is breathable in places where most needed. It also contains recycled materials to support the environment. The Hoka wide-fitting shoes are a bit snugger in comparison with other brands.

Men's Hoka Arahi 6 Wide
Men's Hoka Arahi 6 Wide
Women's Hoka Arahi 6 Wide
Women's Hoka Arahi 6 Wide

Saucony Guide

For the first time ever, Saucony are offering their popular Guide in the wide fitting. The new HOLLOW-TECH support technology holds the arches in a straight position to correct over-pronation. Plenty of soft cushioning provides premium step-in comfort.

Men's Saucony Guide 15 Wide


Hoka Challenger

Designed for on and off-road running, the Hoka Challenger’s trademark thick midsole provides you plenty of lovely cushioning and a 4mm lugged outsole gives you grip on soft wet stuff without being too aggressive for use on flat, road-type surfaces.

Men's Hoka Challenger ATR 6 Wide
Women's Hoka Challenger ATR 6 Wide

Hoka Speedgoat

In comparison with the Challenger, Hoka Speedgoat has a more durable Vibram Megagrip outsole. Not only does it have deeper lugs but it also offers the ‘stepped’ lugs feature, which will help you to shake away the mud from your shoes and keep your feet light.

Men's Hoka Speedgoat 5 Wide
Men's Hoka Speedgoat 4 Wide
Women's Hoka Speedgoat 5 Wide
Women's Hoka Speedgoat 4 Wide

Brooks Cascadia

Cascadia is Brooks’ first incarnation of a wide-fitting trail running shoe, offering protection and comfort for wide feet on rocky, muddy or uneven terrain. The built-in rock plate gives extra protection against sharp rocks and stones. The heel drop is 8mm for better connection to the ground. Featuring a velcro gaiter attachment so you’ve the option to use gaiters when running on sandy terrain (gaiters are not included).

Men's Brooks Cascadia 16 2E
Women's Brooks Cascadia 16 D

Salomon Speedcross

The legendary trail shoe from Salomon is a favourite of many trail runners for its deep grip. The Speedcross has a seamless upper, providing a secure hold on hazardous trails. The super durable built-in lock laces adjust for the best fit.

Men's Salomon Speedcross 5 Wide

Best shoes for high instep and wide feet

If you have high volume feet, you know that finding the right shoes can be a struggle. Not only do you have to worry about whether the shoes are comfortable, but you need to make sure that they are supportive enough for the shape of your feet.

If you have high volume feet, it’s important to find shoes that will help support them while also being comfortable enough to wear all day long. Here are some tips on what types of shoes will work best for you:

1) Slip-ons: Slip-ons are great because they don’t require tying or lacing, which can be difficult if you have high volume feet. They’re also easy to put on and take off, so if you’re in a rush or need to get out the door quickly, they’re perfect!

2) Flats: Flats are another great option for high volume feet because they offer plenty of support without sacrificing style or comfortability. It’s important to note that there are different kinds of flats—some offer more stability than others (like ballet flats), so make sure to try out different styles before settling on one style permanently!

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