Shoes for wide, high arch feet?

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    Shoes for wide, high arch feet?

    I REALLY hate shopping for shoes. Especially the kinds of shoes that aren't just the casual outdoors sneakers. And ordering shoes online is not a possibility for me it seems.
    Anyway. I'm a smallish guy with small but odd feet as stated in the title, and I need shoes for working out, both at home and in physiotherapy. They need to be roomy and to allow mobility around my ankles as that's the target in physio. I'm also prone to blistering on the tendon above my heel, so any roughness around there is a no-go.
    Can anyone point me in the direction of indoor shoes for wide, high-arch feet size 37/38 EU ? I usually have to shop teen, unisex or unisex-looking female shoes despite being an adult male, because adult male sizes usually start at 39/40..
    Pls help

    #2
    My favourite for odd sizes are New Balance or Asics. Not sure specifically where you would look to buy them, I have places in Canada that aren't that bad, but probably shipping to Europe would be cost prohibitive.

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      #3
      Thanks, I'll look into those brands!

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        #4
        Barefoot brands tend to all have wide toe boxes.

        Shoes are feet shackles. Set your feet free. Hehe. X

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          #5
          I have small feet especially a small heel, but a normal to wide forefoot, a really high arch and sensitive skin so shoes that rub anywhere are a no go and I'm really happy at the moment with my New Balance running shoes, so I second that brand.

          If your whole foot is wide, then some sports brands have extra-wide sizes. So maybe a small shoe size, but in extra wide would also be something to look into

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            #6
            If it's indoor shoes you're looking for, would moccasins be an option? Sure, they're not very stylish but depending on what you get extremely soft and comfortable.
            Aside from that, imo nothing's more comfortable than a pair of really good leather boots, but they're probably not an option for the indoors

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              #7
              Originally posted by Rathgar View Post
              Barefoot brands tend to all have wide toe boxes.

              Shoes are feet shackles. Set your feet free. Hehe. X
              I would! but my physiotherapist doesn't like the idea of bare feet in the gym, esp. during covid times.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Nihopaloa View Post
                If it's indoor shoes you're looking for, would moccasins be an option? Sure, they're not very stylish but depending on what you get extremely soft and comfortable.
                Aside from that, imo nothing's more comfortable than a pair of really good leather boots, but they're probably not an option for the indoors
                I'm specifically looking for indoor workout shoes, but your suggestions would be great for other purposes!

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                  #9
                  Okay, different suggestion: Water shoes. I've seen some at Lands' End (a bit more expensive, but they also ship to Iceland) that are available in Medium and Wide. They're kind of light, made out of mesh and are extremely breathable (they were made to be worn in water, after all). With your size, though, I'm afraid you'd have to opt for women's shoes again, but at least Lands' End has them in designs and colours I personally would deem non-female enough (dark blue and such).
                  I'm sure other online stores have water shoes as well and probably cheaper, it just was the first shop I knew selling them.

                  Also, I think Rathgar meant barefoot shoes instead of going completely on naked soles.

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                    #10
                    Nihopaloa hehe I train barefoot for everything. Barefoot shoes/ trainers for social acceptance.
                    I don't train in a gym as I would worry about the right shoes and shorts and just waste time comparing.

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