Shoes for wide feet

Everyone knows that shoes come in different lengths. It is also common knowledge that the various length and size specifications can vary from country to country and sometimes even from brand to brand. But when it comes to shoes for wide feet and the resulting width, those affected have to search for a while for suitable shoes that also meet their expectations in terms of appearance. This is because shoes that are too narrow restrict the foot in its movement and performance and can lead to sometimes considerable damage to health, which is not immediately visible to the layman, but over time brings changes to the skeleton and thus also pain. But the durability of the shoe is also reduced if it is too small, as it is worn out more quickly. However, the shoes must not be too wide either, because otherwise the foot lacks support in the shoe, so that when you walk in the shoe you slide forward and bump your toes on the toe.

The width specifications for shoes for adults can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, since only a few manufacturers offer shoes in different widths at all. While there are those that generally have wide-cut shoes in their range, it is rare to find an indication of width. An exception are of course the manufacturers of orthopedic shoes and health shoes. These offer their products to a large extent in different widths, in order to do justice to the different foot forms. To some extent, hiking shoes and sports shoes, e.g. soccer shoes, are also available in different widths, as suitable footwear is required especially for these active areas. The New Balance brand also has shoes of different widths in its range, as these are designed primarily for running.
The WMS system was created for children's shoes, in which many manufacturers differentiate between "wide", "medium" and "narrow" in order to optimally support the development of children's feet. This is because children's feet of the same length are not always the same width, as the height of the instep, for example, varies greatly. Toddlers do not yet have such a pronounced sense of pain in their feet, so they cannot judge whether the shoe has become too small or still fits. Therefore, it is very important to measure children's feet regularly so that the child wears shoes in the right size. In this way, later damage to the feet and the entire skeleton can be avoided.

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