Mens Shoes: Finding the Perfect Shoe Width

We all know how difficult it can be to find shoes that fit perfectly. Shoe width plays a large role in the perfect shoe. Knowing what type of feet you have is essential for finding the perfect pair. Shoe width contributes to your feet health and comfort. If your shoes are too narrow, you will experience pressure and pain. If your shoes are too wide, you will experience blisters and discomfort. Finding your perfect shoe width will keep you comfortable all day long.

Men’s Shoe Chart: Finding the Right Width

Measuring your foot for width is simple, easy and convenient. If you take a look at the men’s shoes size chart, there are different sizes and widths available for each shoe. For example, when measuring men’s shoe size, there are a variety of widths that can be selected. Some of the most generic shoe widths include super slim, slim, narrow, medium, wide, extra wide, + wide. Not all shoes comes in 6+ widths, therefore it is important to select the closest possible width.

In order to find the correct width of your foot, complete the following steps:

  • Trace around the circumference of your foot on paper
  • Measure the width with a measuring tape around the widest part of your foot
  • Locate your corresponding shoe size on width chart

Other examples would be:

  • Size D width men’s shoes
  • Size E width men’s shoes
  • B width men’s shoes
  • A width men’s shoes
  • D width men’s shoes
  • Men’s E width shoes
  • Men’s B width dress shoes

Everyone’s foot is built differently, therefore everyone’s measurements will vary. For Hoog products, you can check our men shoes size chart for more info.

Tips for Finding the Right Width for You

Measure at the end of the day

It is very important to measure your foot at the end of the day. The main reason for this is due to swelling. As the day goes on, your feet swell. By measuring your feet at the end of the day, you can account for possible swelling and ensure your shoes are always comfortable. This is a great tip for keeping comfort, even after long and busy days. The size of men’s shoes varies based on each man.

Buy according to your wider foot

Many people have two differently sized feet. For this reason, it is important to purchase the pair of shoes in the width according to the wider foot. It is better for a shoe to be slightly wide on one foot than too narrow on the other. The discrepancy of size from one foot to the other should be very minor and won’t cause a significant issue.

Don’t assume

Different shoe manufactures have different widths. Just because you fit in one size/width combo for one brand doesn’t meant that will be the same for other brands. Our shoes at Hoog come in multiple sizes and widths for the perfect fit!

Don’t Assume You’ll “Break Them In”

You should never assume that you will break your shoes in once you get them. Purchasing a smaller size with the hope they will stretch out later on is not a good idea. Not all shoes stretch and even if they do, they will be uncomfortable and poorly fitted. The perfect shoes will fit your size and width without tampering.