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Best Soccer Cleats For Wide Feet

Wide Fitting Cleats

One of the most common questions regarding soccer cleats resolves around actual fit – with wide footed players often finding it more difficult to find a match for their feet. To make things a little easier, I thought it would be a good idea to create a break down guide with options for what are currently the best options on the market for wide footed players.

The following is a list of suggestions based off of my experience. It is important to keep in mind that not all players will have the same experience with a cleat, but the following “Best of” guide should be a useful starting point!


Adidas adiZero Prime

Speed – Adidas F50 adiZero Prime

The concept of picking a light weight soccer cleat that will fit a wide foot is often very daunting and players will turn away from the category. But, having just tested the adidas adiZero Prime, I can tell you that wide footed players do have an option! They offer what I would deem to be a medium fit to start, but the adiLite single layer upper does have some give. At 5.2oz, there is no better option! Another option worth checking out is the Nike Vapor VI range, while on the other side of the spectrum avoid the Puma V1.10 SL that fits very small.

Find/Buy the Adidas adiZero Prime


UA Dominate

Comfort – Under Armour Dominate

In my opinion, the Under Armour Dominate is one of the least appreciated soccer cleats on the market, especially when it comes to comfort! In testing, I found they performed really well and offered a very comfortable fit. For players with a wide fit, there probably is not a better option on the market. And don’t be fooled by the fact they are made by Under Armour – UA are a dominant force in both baseball and football, so they know how to create a boot that matches the requirements of top flight athletes. Another great option worth checking out is the Adidas Predator X.

Find/Buy Under Armour Dominate


Nike T90 Laser vs Elite III

Power – Nike T90 Laser III

This is one of the more complex categories that offers the largest selection. The Nike T90 series has always be renowned for offering a wide fit. And even though the T90 Laser III offer a redesigned fit with off center lacing, they still offer a very suitable fit for those players who need some extra room. When it comes to power, the T90 Laser III has the right technology to match the best strikes in the game. The highlight of course are the five pods that sit along the strike zone, designed to distribute pressure on impact with the ball – there is no disputing the T90 Laser III falls into the power category. The next best option is the Adidas Predator X.

Find/Buy the Nike T90 Laser


Pele Sports 1970

Leather – Pele Sports 1970

When it comes to a straight forward leather soccer cleat that suits a wide fit, look no further than the Pele Sports 1970. These boots have not been on the market very long, but they are built with with class. I would recommend ordering down a half size to ensure you are getting the right fit. When I reviewed them, I had to include a full section dedicated to the leather used on the 1970, the entire upper of the 1970′s is a one-piece kangaroo leather that has undergone an incredible 150 separate processing steps before it is ready for use. Notable mentions that are always mentioned in this category include the trusty Nike Tiempo Legend and the Adidas adiPure IV, although I have to admit that during testing I found the Tiempo Legend fit small.

Find/Buy the Buy Pele Sports 1970


Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra Review

Synthetic – Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra

Once you actually get your foot into the Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra, you will find a surprisingly suitable wide fitting boot! What better way to treat your feet than have them in the most advanced laceless soccer cleat on the market. Add to that the pretty tasty designs that Lotto use on the range and they are pretty top class boot. I had some reservations during testing and actually found them to be a little loose for my foot – getting the right size is paramount to ensuring you can get the most out of these come game time!

Find/Buy the Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra


Again, I need to point out that these are suggestions based off of my experience – not all players will have the same experience with a cleat but this is about the best guide you are going to get! To find the best fitting boot you should always try a pair on before buying.

About Bryan Byrne

The mastermind behind the revolution that is SoccerCleats101. Bryan started this website back in 2008 and has been testing boots on a daily basis ever since. Check out our About Page for more details on Bryan and the website.

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108 comments

  1. Has anyone ever ordered the wide-fit cleats on NikeID?

  2. "It is important to keep in mind that all players will have the same experience with a cleat, "

    I think there's supposed to be a "not" in there. Good post though!

  3. Ok. Adidas and Nike boots are NEVER wide cleats. How can you possibly claim the adizeros are wide? My physio had to prescribe me with wide boots and the official recommendation was Asics. The physio did not even want to hear about adidas or Nike because they are too narrow and do not look after feet or ankles.

    If Pele are anything like the Nomis fit, then you are sorely mistaken. They are also very narrow! There is no way you have a wide foot otherwise you would not post these recommendations. You must have an average fitting foot.

    Lotto have more room in the toe box and are made big. So that one tends to be suitable for wider feet.

    I have one foot slightly bigger than the other (no joke) so I am always trying every brand out there. I usually find the left boot fits perfect but then the right is too tight.

  4. I'd say the Nike Maestri's are good for my wide feet. The soleplate is wide enough and there are no pressure points on either side of my feet.

  5. I realize its most of the brands for except Puma and I'm about to buy PUMA's so I'm sort of lost. I'm also more of an attacking midfielder.

  6. So has anyone worn a pair of cleats and then ordered the same cleats via NikeID in the wide-fit? I want to know how much wider they actually are.

  7. I found Predators to be the narrowest for my foot. I have a shallow arch and if you look at the sole of Predators, they look like coke bottles – narrow in the middle. Hence they really squeeze my feet at the middle. For me, they were the most uncomfortable boots I've ever tried on. I found that with each progression of Adipures, they seemed to have gotten wider.

  8. I believe the Copa Mundials would be an excellent choice! A pair of boots that is definately up there with the best =)

  9. how about umbro speciali?

  10. Hey bryan,would u recommend adipure iv for wide feet?

  11. I have a rather wide foot, E width, so I thought I would list some other boots I had success with. I often wonder why boots dont come in more widths as other shoes do.

    In any case, the PUMA King Classic Top DI FG is one of the best, if not the best for my wide feet. K Leather, 1/2 size large, order down. The boot runs high up the top of the foot, and also has a higher heel profile than any other boot. And its all black!

    I also had success with an Adicore, the first release, but it took some time to stretch it out before I wore it in a game. Soaked in water, wore around the house, used cedar shoehorns, not without discomfort. But in the end it strechted to fit.

    One other option was the Umbro Speciali which was an immediate fit straight out of the box in both turf and HG varieties.

  12. I would think that a k-leather boot would be the best for wide feet. Wouldn't it stretch the best to accomodate?

  13. i was surprised when I first tried on the adizero, not only because of it's lightness, but also my foot actually went in it because with vapors, I can't even put in my foot. FYI, my feet are so wide, it couldn't get them in the T90 II's, which a]re considered a "wider" cleat.

  14. As a person who has an extremely wide 9 EE foot. I would definitely suggest the Total 90 Laser series and Under Armour Dominate as an everyday boot. Surprisingly like Bryan said the Adizeros fit a wide foot. Don't ask me how. But my duck feet actually fit. Now don't get me wrong it wasn't extremely comfy, but I don't know of a speed boot that is and wide at the same time. And yes Kangaroo will stretch to accomodate a wide foot, however, shoes like the copa and adipure that don't have a wide last aren't ideal. If I were to wear copas. I would have 2-3 of my toes hanging off the side of the shoe after I stretched them out. Thats no way to wear shoes. Growing up I would wear narrower shoes and i would get cramps in my calves and my feet were tired from constantly being in the wrong position as I ran. These days I order shoes from Japan. Mostly similar to No. American releases just with different soles/last to accomodate duck feet. Its been a joy to run around in them. Too bad I didnt know this when I was younger..

  15. I wear the Nike Tiempo Legends and they fit pretty well on my wide feet considering I didn't have to go up a size like I do with most other cleats.

  16. Man Bryan, you really sparked a pretty good discussion here.

    Best article ever? Haha.

  17. Well, we can tell by now that there's all kinds of wide! I have tried Nike's and the Tiempos are the more suitable ones. I tried the CTR once and they are definitely narrower. I do not agree with the T90's being wide enough. Vapors and Superfly's are so ridiculously narrow I could very well use them as clown shoes.

    The same goes with Predators. Even though Adidas has always fit me better, I still have to order at least a half size up. This is the case with the leather F50+ tunits, that had been the most comfortable so far, only to be beaten by the Adizeros!!! I did not see that coming! But those did mold to my feet. I still want to get some leather ones.

    I have yet tried the new Adipure SLs, and I am hoping that the new Adipower shoes will be the answer to my needs

  18. for the lotto zhero gravitys if you have a wide foot would you still need to order a half size down? i need to know soon as im considering odering online since they do not have them available in any stores here

  19. What about the original adizeros like the first one that came out before the world cup, would those suit wide footed players also

  20. Does anyone know how well the adipure SLs accomodate a wide foot?

  21. are the f50 good enough for wide feet ? I am fifteen years old and I play footballl seriosly, so I want to give me advise… My foot is 26 cm long and 11 cm wide… (UK – 7.5) Are the new Messi boots good for me ?

  22. well, think again after looking my post, are you sure they will be good for me, maybe the f10 if I buy them … The new colour of Messi I mean ..

  23. how about CTR maestri II? im interested on that shoes based on your review.
    i have saome problem with my wide feet. in adidas (adipure,adizerof50) i found 8.5 US is comfortable. But in nike (tiempo r10, mercurial) i try 8.5 US is too tight for my wide feet, but if i try 9 US its 0.5 cm too long.

  24. hey bryan, my main problem with finding wide fitting boots is not the upper constricting my foot. it's stud pressure, which lightweight boot do you think would give me the least amount of stud pressure?

  25. Am not boasting about my story, but I have a very wide feet and last year, I took upon myself to seek out a pair of cleats for myself, because the beautiful game was not being too enjoyable with what I was wearing. Went through 12 top brands, and tried on dozens of shoes. The one thing I learned is K-leather in combination with wide feet shoes = lots of comfort.

    So @ #2, I have the Nike Legend III K- leather, THEY ARE SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR WIDE FEET. and boy, do they perform well on the field.

    @#1- remember how comfortable it is to sit on the softest leather couch ? well, the softest, most comfortable shoes which is equally as conforting on the pitch, and is a wonderful shoes for taking powerful shot is….ring the bells folks :)…The Umbro Valour SX—hands down the best pair of cleats for wide feet.
    Before trying it on, just try pinching and feeling the toe end. soft, comfortable, yet strong

  26. will nike mercurial vapor vi's fit a person with wide feet?

  27. The CTR360s are surprisingly wide and the Predators are not bad, but one of the best wide-fitting boots that I've had is what I wear right now: the Diadora LX-K Pro. I also had a pair of Mizuno Wave Shinkens a while back that were a heavenly fit.

  28. The Puma power cats are good wide shoe. They fit my feet perfectly at an E size width. Pretty good cleat all around.

  29. The best fitting “wide” boots (for me, a guy with an 11EE/EEE foot) were the boots from around the year 2000.

    Puma King Top DI (http://tinyurl.com/455cd44) These boots are not K-leather as stated in this auction. They are Pittards leather and were damn near waterproof! The yellow was a rare colorway back in 2000/01. I loved the pair I owned.

    Nike’s Air Zoom Total 90 (http://tinyurl.com/3qdt233) The origin of today’s t90 Laser line and a surprisingly wide fit. These boots were great except for the FG studs (they always found a way to get ripped to shreds even if you never walked on anything but grass).

    adidas Predator Precision (http://tinyurl.com/4y9rbtu) Another surprisingly wide fit. I had issues with the studs breaking off and the predator element ripping apart. Looked great but didn’t last long.

    adidas Accelerator (http://tinyurl.com/3kdlmgg) Definitely one of the best Predator boots ever made. It fit slightly wide (enough for me to love them but not as wide as other boots!) and looked great.

    Umbro Speciali (http://tinyurl.com/3mpz362) K-leather, best fitting boot I owned. I’ve never loved a pair of cleats as much as I did those boots. Such a great fit!

    As for modern boots, I have a pair of Puma King DI that I wear as well as a pair of the t90 Laser III (not as wide as I’d like but I can make do). I also just purchased a pair of the adipower Predators. With the leather forefoot, I’m assuming they’ll work well. Classic styled boots seem to fit better than the new ones.

    The only boot I could never wear that some “wide-footed” players swear by was a Copa. They were just too dang narrow. I wore a pair for a few months and within the first 4 days the stripes had cracked and started falling off the boots. Not for me.

  30. Hi soccer cleats 101. Can you suggest which puma king version is suitable for narrow feet? Your recommendation is very much appreciated. Thank you :)

  31. For anyone having problems deciding which boots offer the best fit for their feet:
    After doing a lot of online research and measuring my own shoes ranging from sizes 8-9 1/2 I have decided that if you have a wide foot then you better get a shoe made with a wide last( the foundation that the shoe is built on) or you will be hurting. You can try to get a size bigger but doing that actually will give you much more length than width and will really damage your running form.
    -First you must understand that feet come in many different shapes and what works for some may not work for you, you must try them on for yourself. Also there are many people that think a shoe is wide because it is has a lot of space in the upper, that is not wide it is just roomy there is a big difference. So Bryan you should call these shoes "roomy" or loose upper instead of wide because you can confuse people.
    -I have 2E feet and there is no shoe that can fit me when I wear a size 8.0, I have tried 9 and 9 1/2 but that leaves me with clown shoes and terrible ball control. I have tried maestris, lasers, tiempos, adipowers, adipures, v.111, copas, adizeros, maracana rtx etc. And maybe the tiempos and lasers were the best for me because of their soleplate is barely wider than the others. But they are still not WIDE and they hurt my feet bad. For example in my size 9 maracanas my little toe hangs off the soleplate and curls over it, and that is even after I got a full size bigger!
    -Nike offers wide fit but on their website it says it is a wide upper with the same narrow soleplate as the regular ones. Do not get this if you have wide feet. I believe Adidas does the same thing with their shoes but I am not sure.
    -So far I have only found two companies that make actual wide lasts, and they are NewBalance and Asics. NewBalance doesn't make soccer shoes but they have a football cleat that looks like it could be a good soccer shoe. It is the MF897LB or 897 for short. It has plastic conical studs and comes in a 2E size for 80$. Asics also has some soccer cleats in size 2E but they can be hard to find. Their new DS Light 5 does have a wide model available and I think it is 2E but it could be E. I have seen pictures of the wide model vs the regular one and the ds light 5 in wide fit definitely has a wider soleplate and upper.
    -Something to note: Professionals like Ibrahimovic and Messi get their soleplates made exactly for their feet. There are many professionals that wear size E or wider. So it is not uncommon for people to need wide shoes, yet nike and adidas seem to ignore that when making shoes for their customers. Imagine if shoe companies only made shoes in a size 9 and instead of length they offered 12 different widths. The people that wear a 9 would be happy and athletic but everyone else would be hurting.

  32. I am currently wearing the Puma King Finale in size 12 and they fit perfectly. The leather stretched enough, no break in period and they have lasted me a while. Another boy that has fit me pretty good, was the t90, but I needed a half size up, double socking it is an excellent idea if you need a wider fit

  33. I have to say the most comfortable cleats i have used are the Joma Cordoba.

  34. I'm looking for a reasonably priced youth soccer cleat in wide. I'd like to find something my son can wear from age 7 to 10 when he'll probably start to fit an adult size. Ideas? Thanks!

  35. I bought wide fit tiempo's on nike id after the boots in store being too narrow, they are a perfect fit and great boots.

  36. I just bought the Lotto Zhero Gravity Ultra FG (the same ones shown here). I have a wide foot. I tried them on and they are loose around the ankle when I take a step. This is probably because of the width of my foot. Did you notice this when you wore them? If so, did it become tighter around the ankle? I may return these and get the Nike Tiempo Mystic IV FG.

  37. My 8-year old son has very wide feet (skinny kid — wide feet!), and we’ve never been able to find soccer cleats to fit him. He wears a boys size 4 XW. Any suggestions??

  38. Absolute winners are the Predator Absolion TRX HG Wide Fit, perfect for wide feet. Sadly they don't seem to be available anymore :(

  39. I personally use umbro dynamis and it looks like a small fit but it is very comfortable for my wide feet.

  40. Great post! Do you know if the same is true of these brands for KIDS ? My son has a wide foot, and it is hard to find shoes for him, nonetheless cleats! Thank you.

  41. I want to say THANKS to all of you. Thanks for the post and all the feedback/responses. My 14 yr. old has been struggling to find good cleats for a long time, and I feel empowered with lots of ideas/options that I’m optomistic that he doesn’t have to contanstly deal with sore feet and blisters.
    Thanks again everyone for taking the time to share!

  42. It seems that Nike and Adidas have done such a good marketing job that wide footed soccer players discuss their products at length trying desperately to make one of their shoes work.

    ***If we all try to figure out what “wide” D shoes from Nike and Adidas will possibly work well enough, aren’t we encouraging them to NEVER make shoes that fit us? Nike and Adidas are cutting every ounce of material possible out of their shoes, but do not think it is for speed. It is for profit margins.***

    I was happy to see mention of Andreas and some other companies mentioned here.

    I was surprised to see Mizuno barely mentioned once in all of the comments, yet they come in 2E, 3E & 4E. I wear Asics DS Light 5s, but I think they’re E, so I’m thinking of trying Mizunos. Unfortunately, the new Asics DS Light X-Fly only comes in D per Asics customer support.

    That said, I’d love to hear from anyone who has tried MIZUNOS. Notably, Mizuno Supersonic Wave 2 and 3 are listed as the top selling shoes on http://www.widesoccercleats.net. So, it seems they should get some discussion here.

    Thanks all!

  43. Brook, I instant messaged customer service at MiAdidas and the reply was that they do not make any shoes in narrow or wide sizes. I guess Adidas has decided that we will all be D like it or not.

    I also emailed Pele asking for 2E and 3E cleats, but no response, yet.

  44. From http://www.soccer.com: "Unfortunately, our shoes are not classified under EE or 3E sizes."

    SoccerCleats101, you mentioned above that it would be easy to write an article simply listing boots that come in 2E and 3E, would you mind writing one as a follow up to this hot topic?

    Thanks!

  45. From http://www.soccer.com: "Unfortunately, our shoes are not classified under EE or 3E sizes."

  46. I have been looking for a soccer cleat that contain my beastly clod hoppers. I am the owner of 14 sized, 4E (extra wide), flat feet. I have blown out numerous Copa Mundials, since that is my bread and butter on the pitch for decades, and am finally looking to dig deeper in finding a suitable boot.

    I am sure there are others out there like me, so am open to any advice, suggestions, or comments.

    Thanks in advance,
    Mark Dee

  47. William Fichera

    Should I get the cr7s or the hypervenoms

  48. My foot width measures about 4.25" which is right between D and E for a size 11 foot. Maybe its the lack of arch and flat foot that makes me feel like my feet are wide. I've been out of soccer for a while and am not up to speed at all on boot technology/sizing. Anyone have any recommendations on a good boot for an attacking mid-fielder/forward playing in an over 40 men's league in the $100 range? Thanks in advance!

  49. Mylene Roy-Ouelet

    Pour ton info

  50. Kelme is by far the best cleat for wide feet…Adidias and Nikes feel like sausage casings . kelmes are tru to size because they are built wider than any other cleat..nothing is close and the quality is outstanding..

  51. Ultimately, will all cleats stretch with time and wear? I also wear a 4E.

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