For those with wide feet it can sometimes be hard to find snowboard boots that fit well. This is where wide snowboard boots can be a godsend.
Fortunately, there are some companies that make snowboard boots for wide feet.
Let’s look at a couple of options for those with wide feet.
Heat Moldable Liner
It can be a good idea to get a boot with a Heat Moldable liner, regardless of foot width, but for some of us we can just ride the boot for a while and it naturally molds.
If you have wide feet it might pay to have your liner heat molded in store to get the best fit for your foot.
Buy Wide Specific Snowboard Boots
This one is pretty self explanatory.
If you have wide feet, then chances are pretty good that a boot that’s designed for wide feet will fit your feet better!
Burton, Salomon & K2 offer wide models for a few of their boot models.
Burton Wide Models
- Burton Ruler Wide
- Burton Photon Boa Wide
- Burton Photon StepOn Wide
Unfortunately, Burton only offer one wide model of boots (that I know of) – even though I don’t have wide feet myself, I’d like to see them add more options.
The Ruler has a medium flex, so I guess they’re trying to cover the whole wide foot market by doing that – but I’d like to see a softer option and a stiffer option added to the mix there.
UPDATE: They’ve since added in the Photon Boa Wide, so that’s a stiffer option, which is good to see.
Salomon Wide Models
- Salomon Synapse Wide
- Salomon Dialogue Wide
- Salomon Dialogue Focus Boa Wide
- Salomon Hi-Fi Wide
Fortunately, Salomon offer 3 different wide options – so there’s a bit more choice if you want to go Salomon.
The Synapse Wide is a stiffer flexing (flex rating of an 8/10) wide boot option for those that need that extra response.
The Dialogue Wide is a medium flexing boot at a mid price-point.
The Hi-Fi Wide is also medium flexing but at a more high-end price point.
I’d still like to see a soft flexing option here for beginners and those that like really flexy boots.
NOTE: Salomon’s non-wide range tend to actually be on the narrower side of average – so if you have wide feet only go Salomon if you are choosing their wide-specific boots.
K2 Wide Models
- K2 Maysis Wide
Buy Brands that are Known to Fit Wide Feet Better
Some brands have a reputation for being a better fit for wide feet – without actually having any wide-specific boots.
Thirty-Two is the main brand that do boots that are on the wider side – so these are worth checking out if you have wider feet.
All of their liners are heat moldable too which also helps.
And they make some nice boots too, IMO – and since all of their boots are known to be on the wider side, you have a greater choice of different boots. So you can have your choice of flex, lacing system, sole, high-end, low cost etc.
Adidas is another one that would be worth trying if you have wide feet (see comment in the comments section below).
Note: I’ve heard that the Samba isn’t as wide as other Adidas boots
I’ve also heard that DC boots offer a bit more space for the wide-footed amongst us. But I can’t confirm this – I don’t have wide feet so I couldn’t say if they feel better for wide feet or not. If anyone out there who has wide feet and has tried DC boots can confirm or deny this, it would be awesome to get your opinion – just leave a comment in the comment box below.
Thanks for Reading
Hopefully this will give you a place to start your search for wide snowboard boots. If you have wide feet, then you’ll appreciate a boot that better fits you. It will mean more comfort and less pain.
If you know of other snowboard boots (brand or wide-specific options) that are great for wide feet feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below to help out your fellow wide-footer.
I have a pair of DC Control which suit my wide feet well. For my runners I wear a size 9.5 in 2E, and for these snowboard boots I think they’re size 11! But they may be a half size too big, but I usually wear a thin inner toe sock which helps with my feet circulation, so it’s not the worst. They’re really comfortable and the independent double boa makes them a great fit.
I’ve been loving the boots but recently had some issues with my left leg peroneal muscle becoming inflamed and giving me grief – from my leg hanging off the lifts, carrying my heavy board (I found that loosening my bindings a bit before the lift has helped) and also having my boots a tad too tight. I have bowed legs as well, which usually causes me some issues in my left leg anyway, plus high arches to go with my wide feet, so I may invest in some custom insoles to help with that now that I have ridden a bit more with my set up.
Thanks for your input.
I do think, if the boots are a little too big, that it would help to have a snugger fitting boot, but I get it can be a struggle to get the right fit with wider feet. But that would mean you wouldn’t have to overtighten as much. Custom insoles are never a bad idea, IMO, so there’s certainly no harm given those a go.
The other thing you can do is rest your board on the right boot. Using the heel cup of the right binding to do this, rather than the edge of the board. Using the edge of the board can do quite a bit of damage to the top of your boot overtime. I know this isn’t always possible when you’ve got a full lift, but I do it when I have room on the chair to distribute that weight between both legs.
Max Coleman says
I have a question about wide boots. I’ve really struggled on getting the right boots. With the burton photon step ons I’ve been using an 11 wide. I was using an 11.5 ruler for a while (I sized up because I couldn’t get the regulars to fit right) and they murdered my feet. I then went to the photon wides in an 11, they are still killing my feet (though they do fit better)for the first half of the day. I’ve enjoyed using the step ons but am going to move on because I can’t deal with my feet killing me for the first half of the day. This is the first time I’ve encountered any of this and have never really had these issues before. You recently helped me decide on a board. Hometown hero 156w. I’m not sure if it’s the burton boots (even the wide) just don’t fit my feet right. It’s the outside of my feet. I’ve never had this happen in the past. Do you have any thoughts or recommendations? Have you heard of anyone else having similar issues? Thank you
Thanks for your message. Not sure why they would be suddenly an issue, having not experienced it before, but it may just be that Burton boots don’t agree with your feet. If you didn’t use Burton boots before the Rulers and Photon Step On, then that could very well be it, and looking at a different brand might be the best bet.
Max Coleman says
Nate, I think that’s the issue. Though I’ve finally really gotten use to them I’ve decided to go back to regular bindings. I measured the width of my feet and they are mid wide at best (I’m getting 4 1/8 for a 10.5 to 11 depending on the boot). My feet hurting for half the day takes away from the fun of snowboarding. Kind of a bummer. I have read that burton boots just don’t fit some people’s feet right. The hard part is I live in a smaller town so unless I get really lucky I have to order almost everything. I know people seem to love or hate the idea of step ons but once use to them the new generation work well, there is just a learning curve. No matter the technology if it’s not comfortable it takes away from the experience. Per usual thank you, you’re insight and knowledge is much appreciated.
Hey Nate, thanks for the article, all good info. I wanted to mention the TM-2 Double Boa Wide from ThirtyTwo. I’ve tried Burton, K2 and Salomon wide options, and I found this new offering from 32 to be the widest. I have super wide feet (~116mm or almost 4.5″, like 4E width) and almost nothing fits, so for those of us with sasquatch feet the TM-2 Double Boa Wide seems to be the widest option out there. The TM-2 is a primo boot with heat moldable liners, the super easy double Boa system (I’m a convert), moderate 7/10 flex, and that sweet 32 styling (amongst other features). Very happy to see 32 add a true wide option to their line-up, and props to Bode Merrill for making this his pro boot!
Thanks for the input. Much appreciated and I’m sure very welcome for all the wide footed riders out there.
Hi Mark! thanks for the advice! I also have a very very wide foot (120 mm with a length of 285 mm) and I have been looking for suitable boots for a very long time. Tell me, what is your foot size in length? Have you tried Deeluxe, Vans, Adidas boots? thanks again, you helped a lot by sharing the new product
I have very similar foot sizing as you Alex. I bought a size 12 Adidas Tactical Lexicon ADV boots and they were a no go for me after 15 days of riding on them. I had too much pain on the widest part of my feet and a lot of heel lift. Mind you this was before I actually started measuring my foot properly and went out getting fitted properly. I tried out the Thirty Two TM-2 double BOA in 11.5 and they felt amazing! I even might go back to try an 11.
Chris Lee says
Surprised no one mentioned Ride boots, I got the Rook model for my beginner son and these are very roomy and comfy, size 8 feels wider upfront than my size 8.5 Burton Imperial.
How do I know if I have wide feet? I think I do, but haven’t been able to find any information out there. I there a chart that show feet width?
Whether your foot is wide also depends on your shoe size. E.g. for me my feet are 4″ wide and I’m typically a size 10, which makes my feet “medium” according to the chart at the link below.
It’s kind of a confusing topic, and there are a number of charts out there – this is the best one I’ve found:
Healthy Feet Store Width Sizing Chart
My mondo is approxi. 243cm and 110cm wide. Super wide!
I’ve tired almost wide boots in the market and haven’t got the luck except one which is Adidas Superstar that only I can go without sore.
Thanks for the input. Good to know for other wide-footers
Thank you for this post. I don’t necessarily have a wider foot but I do have a condition called Metatarsalgia (Sharp pain under the ball of the foot). The podiatrist recommends wearing wider shoes so the metatarsals can spread out without cramping or pinching any nerve under the ball of the foot. Custom footbeds helped a little. I also stretched the shell of my boot in the toe box to give that extra room. So far I have used size 10 Burton Highline Boa and Burton freestyle. I sized up on the Burton freestyle to 11 to get that extra room in the toebox. A combination of the custom footbed and stretching the boot shell worked for me. Planning to buy a wide specific boot next season. Also never get the single Boa system if you have a wide foot. You can’t tighten them enough as it will also crush the toes from sides.
Thanks for your input Kamal, very helpful info.
Hi there, Kamal….. just wondering how did you stretch the boot shell?
I recently purchased a pair of Burton Photon boots in 10-Wide that fit great. I’m planning on picking up some Burton EST-type bindings fairly soon as well – either Genesis or Cartel. Would you recommend going Medium size for the bindings or, perhaps because my boot is a wide model, be more inclined to go with Large?
Thanks for your message.
Awesome that you’ve found some great fitting boots. So important to get!
I haven’t ridden Burton’s wide boots, so I can’t say for sure, but my guess is that they’re wider in the toe box but not necessarily in the heel? If that’s the case, then it shouldn’t matter too much. It’s usually the heel of bindings that can get a bit narrow for some boots, and assuming the heel end isn’t any wider, I think you’d be fine in the medium. However, with 10s, you would be fine going either M or L, so if you want to make sure that you get in fine, then the L would certainly work. I prefer M (with size 10 boots too) over L, but I also have no issues riding in Ls.
Hope this gives you more to go off for your decision
I started snowboarding in my 20’s. I’m 40 now. I’ve never had comfortable snowboard boots.
I took a few yrs off during my late 20’s and 30’s.
About 4 yrs ago I started snowboarding again. I needed to upgrade my boots.
Before realizing what mondo scale was, i was trying to buy boots that would fit like a tennis shoes. I bought thirty two brand. I went smaller cause I knew I needed something that was snug. But unfortunately 32 branded boots by far was the worst for me.
My mondo scale is about 25 to 25.5 cm. Which is about 7 or 7.5 US size. I also apparently have E wide boots (10cm wide feet).
So I had to sell the thirty and bought another brand. But still not comfortable. Definitely more comfortable than the thirty two.
My first boots were DC. But that was 15yrs ago since I bought it.
So,not seems like Salomon boots makes specific wide boots which is very nice.
How is the quality?
Does DC make E wide boots?
Thanks for your message.
Salomon make good quality snowboard boots, IMO. Note that I haven’t tried any of their wide models. But their regular models are narrower than the average snowboard boot. The wides are of course going to be wider – but I have heard that they’re still not as wide as Adidas boots. They may well be wide enough for you, but it’s hard to say, not having wide feet and having not tried the wide models.
Also note that Burton now have a wide version of the Photon Boa (around 8/10 flex) – so if you’re looking for something stiffer they have that option – and they have a Wide Ruler which is more medium flex (5/10). Burton’s regular width boots are wider than Salomon boots, and perhaps even wider than average, so I would suspect that their wide boots are wider than Salomon’s wide boots, but that’s just a guess, as I don’t know for sure. I have heard that Burton do “Asian Fit” boots too – which are apparently a wider fit, but I don’t know anything about those or where you would be able to get them.
Adidas boots are typically quite wide. I think the old Adidas Blauvelt were actually on the narrow side, but there current line up is wider. The Tactical ADV and Response are mid flexing (6/10) options if that’s what you’re looking for.
DC don’t have wide specific boots, but they are wider than the average boot and I’ve heard some say they fit their wide feet well, so they’re an option to check out. The Travis Rice (which used to be quite stiff, but is softer in the 2019 and 2020 models) is a mid-flexing option (5/10), as are the DC Control (6/10) and Tucknee (6.5/10). Or the Judge is a little stiffer (7/10) or the Torstein Horgmo, which is really stiff.
Hope this helps to give you some options
I landed here because I am now searching for wide snowboard boots for the first time in my 30 years of riding. Why? Because after a few days out in new Vans Verse TNFs, I developed bunionettes. (Oh they may have been coming for a while but the Vans made them “a thing”, for sure.)
So, I appreciate this thread. Thank you.
ThirtyTwo and Adidas known to be wider. Noted.
Burton AF (I rode Imperial AFs for a season and was fairly happy), ok if the model is the one you want. (AF Ions are prolly quite nice).
Deeluxe to be looked at too.
Stay away from Vans. Wish I’d known that before. 🙁
I need boots geared for backcountry, big mountain, technical terrain and splitboarding, and I have a preference for BOA (quick adjustment) so this may be tricky.
I’m not gonna hold my breath for boot makers to list width sizes, so I will be hounding their customer support and ordering/returning until I find something that doesn’t agonize. 😉
Anyways, thanks for this.
First year boarding and I bought all the stuff since went around 100 days on the slope this season.
My feets are 24,9 cm long, which put them just between 7,5 and 8.
I tried several 8: massive heel lift. Si I have to go with 7.5.
Also I have 10cm width, wich for my size makes it wide (E).
First pair I bought: 7.5 K2 Maysis. Static, perfect. Riding, after 5 mins I couldn’t feel my toes anymore.
Didn’t know about wide boots, and the sells person at the shop either.
So I went to bigger. 8.5 Salomon Launch Boa Sj. With the heel strap I had no heel lift and with bigger size I had room for the toes. But had to tie them so much I had pressure points.
Change shop. They wanted me to try Vans. I couldn’t even enter my feet in (high archs too…). Then Addidas Samba, 7.5. Perfect length and wide enough for the feet.
Only issue is the tongue pressuring the top of my feet. First I unlaced juste where the pressure point is. And secondly I modified the liner.
I don’t know if it is ok to advertise here, but on Angry Snowboarder’s youtube channel there is a serie of videos about bootfitting. His tip for tongue pressure made me have the perfect fit for me with Addidas Samba, and he has also other tips (heel lift, arch support, wider feets,…).
Thanks for your input. Good to know. And certainly have to think about what you’re getting with wide feet – and with high arches to boot (pun intended!) makes it a little trickier again. Glad you found a good match for your feet.
I have wide Asian feet and I can confirm that DC boots run wider. I wear size 10 shoes and tried the 10.5 DC Control boots. Bought them the day of.
It’s nice having companies make bigger boots by default as Burton wide boots almost never go on sale, and when they do it’s limited sizing due to end of year sale.
Will have to check out the thirty-two’s in the future.
Hello. I’ve read all the comments and here’s my opinion based on my size 9 wide forefoot low arch duck-footed overpronated stubby-toed feet and been snowboarding since 1988. From the early days wearing Sorels to the highest tech signature pro model boots, none have been 100% comfortable. Some were close. My old Airwalk Freeride boots were my favorite. I wore those until the sole crumbled and everywhere else felt like I was snowboarding in a pair of hightop Chucks. Northwave replaced those. Can’t recall what model they were, but eventually the eyelets ripped away. I had a pair of FMM’s pro boot. Nice boot at first, but horrible in the long run. Tried other boots too. Squeezed my feet from the sides, lack of blood flow, inconsistent inner or outer lacing or both, whatever, every couple runs I need to stop and remove my boots to regain feeling. Such a waste of time, money, and energy all because of boots! It’s about time boot makers open their narrow minded designs and realize there’s actually is differences in feet besides length.
I have wide feet and like softer boots. I was able to make a pair of K2 Enders work because the manual lacing allowed me to keep the foot a little looser. I’ve been riding in a pair of K2 Taro Tamai snowsurfers the last two seasons and have loved them. They definitely feel wider than the Enders. Unfortunately, after about 100 days they are pretty beat up and packed out, and pretty close to being done. I might get another pair, but am also thinking about trying the Salomon Hi-Fi Wide. The Hi-Fi’s have a few more features, and feel like a higher quality boot for the money.
Has anyone tried Deeluxe boots? Am interested in the XVe boot, am hoping it can fit a wider foot. Thanks!
I have been told the same. That Deeluxe are in fact wider. Have you tried?
I have a size 10 EE foot and have always struggled with finding boots that are comfortable. Last year I picked up a pair of Salomon Dialogue Wides and, after the boot tech at Evo worked on them quite a bit, they’re fairly comfortable. It also helps to put in some SuperFeet inserts, as well. After a day on my board, the outside of my foot is a little tender but not screaming like they used to before my Dialogues.
Mike B says
I know this is an older article but just wanted to chime in, I have wide feet and have had problems finding a decent pair of boots which fit. 9w, sometimes 9.5 depending on the foot bed. I was sort of settled on a pair of Burtons in 10 regular after trying everything on the shelf. They felt okay-ish, but a little sore midfoot. I tried to convince myself overnight fo hang on to them and let them break in but decided to return them and keep looking the following morning.
It’s really hard to find anything on the shelf, but the DC Phase boot in 10 felt waaay better. I had the shop check their other stores and one had both 9.5 and 10, the 9.5s fit like they were made for me. They fit really nice everywhere, no cramping at all. The only area that feels tighter than the rest is still not squishing to the point of discomfort. Really loving the feel and going to try them out this Sunday.
Thanks for your input. If you think of it, I would be interested to hear what you think, once you’ve had a chance to ride with them.
Harley Fox says
What’s the verdict Mike? Looks like we have exactly the same foot size and I was going to buy the DC Phase this afternoon…
I am a woman with very wide feet, and a high instep as well. Still looking for boots that fit. I bought a pair of DCs last year having read about them being wider, do not remember exact model name but they have single BOA lace system – they cut off circulation in my toes in 15 minutes. Even after two weeks of wearing them at home every day and a week of riding they have not gotten any better. Will try 32s for this season and see how they go. Fortunately(?) my feet are on the bigger end so I could go to men’s that come in smaller sizes, but I am not sure how anatomically different men’s and women’s feet are and what impact that would have on the overall fit of the boot.
I think there are definitely some differences between men’s and women’s feet, but no harm in trying a men’s boot to see how it feels. But I would make sure you can try it on to test it out first. The other thing you could do is to get your boots heat molded. Boots do naturally heat mold over time with wearing and riding, but heat molding can help to speed up that process. Not saying this will necessarily work for your DCs, they might be beyond heat molding, but it’s worth a shot. If you get the 32s, try heat molding, to see if that helps. But yeah I would definitely try on before committing to a men’s boot, to get an idea if the fit is going to work for you.
Just came across this page trying to find wide boots other than burton.
Burton actually has more wide options called asian fit (model name followed by AF) its been in the market for years. Mines ION AF. Other options are Moto, Ruler, Imperial. It covers a good range across the riding styles.
BTW good to know thirtytow is an option.
Thanks for that. I’d heard of their Asian fit line, but I wasn’t aware that they were wider in the forefoot. Good to know!
Did some research – Burton AF is just that the liner is wider / has reduced foam around the toebox… a friend of mine hacked this regular Burtons by shaving down the liner. Could possibly do an intuition liner or something else too.
eliane codiroli says
what about boots for wide feet for women? These appear to be all for men and I am only a size 5!
Thanks for your message.
I’m really not sure about boots for wide feet for women. That’s a tricky one. But if anyone else knows, feel free to chime in! Yeah, unfortunately men’s boots don’t go down to that size as far as I know, so that’s not really an option either. Unfortunately Adidas don’t make women’s boots – but they tend to be wider – you could see if any of their line come in a smaller size? Or check out some Thirty Two Women’s boots – Thirty Two are typically a bit wider (though maybe not all models) in the men’s so that could be the same in women’s?
Big Al says
After reading this post early last season I went with the Thirty Two Binary Boa. I got them heat molded and then after mashing them out some more with a few days riding they were great. Definitely going to stick with Thirty Two. I wish there were more options, especially Vans, but so it goes.
Hi Big Al
Thanks for your input, much appreciated.
My 2c on the Binary Boa. I went one size up and the width and length fit good but a little tight in the shop. Two issues I have encountered since day one riding and after 30+ days in them are that I have a high instep and the tongue presses on a nerve on the top of my front foot, especially when I’m leaning forward, which causes pain on top and numbness in the toes. Loosening the Boas and binding strap on the lift helps a bit but not completely and I need to take regular breaks to remove the boot completely. The second is that as the liners have packed out, the width is still good but they are now too long and I am experiencing heel lift. I made some butterfly inserts which helped that but they are now packing out too. My advice…don’t buy boots that have slight pressure points but mostly feel ok in the shop. Try on a hundred different pairs if you have to and find the exact right one. I put up with pain for a few years because I’m thrifty (cheap) and refused to replace my pricey boots with the right ones. I’m on the hunt right now and, so far, Nitro Teams (too narrow) and K2 Maysis (wayyy too narrow) have failed the test. Foot pain is the worst and takes the shine off what could otherwise be the perfect riding day. Good Luck all!
Just for anyone to know, DC are pretty narrow on the toe box. i’ve got the mutiny and sadly i’ll have to find new boots .
Thanks Mickael. Good to know.
Chin Chin says
Agree. I got my Mutiny 2018 lately, length is okay but they are too narrow which hurt my feet. Pulled out the insoles to check, they are much narrower than a Burton insole in the same size. Love the style, but need to return them.
The new 32 tm-3’s fit wide feet as well. Go a half size up. The tm2’s are no bueno. Adidas fit wide feet and are very comfy. The salomon wides arent really that wide. Id go adidas over salomon wides. I was holding out for DC Trices as they fit wide feet well, but my local shop offered me A deal on 32 TM3’s.
I second this ^^^. I bought TM-Two’s because everyone said 32 have a wider fit. My mondo is 27.5 with 102mm width , and I bought 11US based on internet feedback regarding 32 sizing. They were tight in the toe box and mid foot. I may have been able to do 10.5 with heat molding and mods. But my toes were squashed by the sides of the boot.
After a lot of research, and being able to try them on, I went with Adidas Sambas in 9.5. They fit me 10x better than the TM-Two’s. The toe box is wider, and the width continues through the mid foot. Heel hold is good.
I like 32 better than Adidas in terms of design and functionality. I recently emailed 32 to see if they are using different lasts for 2019, but they said the fit has not changed. I may try other 32 models since the slim fit may be isolated to the TM-Two.
Harry Lake says
TM-Three fit wide feet well. 😉
Ive rode 32 boots since 2007, due to the wide toebox. Love um. But around 2012 i think they stopped making wide toe box boots, ive tried on the TM twos in a 9 and 9.5. And it just cuts the blood off to my feet. The salomon wides are not wide enough. Maybe if u lace it up loose it might work. The Adidas’s are great boots. They fit wide feet great. I was holding out for a pair of Trice boots at the end of the season, but hard to come by. The Dc’s have a wide toe box too. By some luck, a guy at the local shop told me to try on the 32 tm-3’s , in a 9.5. I was afraid of heel lift and of course the blood getting squeezed out of my feet, but was i wrong. Wide toe box , customizable ankle n archs. Salesman told me everyone was going up a half size with the tm-3s. After wearing them for 20 minutes in the store i was sold. Granted i am partial to the brand, my faith is restored in 32. Pricy boots, but the highest tech.
Thanks for the input. Intersting that the TM-3s are wider in the toe box than the TM-2s (or were the TM-2s an older model and 32 are going back to the wider toe boxes?). I find that I’m half a size bigger for 32 boots as well (10s for most and 10.5 with 32s – also 10.5 for DC).
Harry Forks says
I’ll just jump in here and say that the 2018/19 32 TM-3 boots fit my wide, buneoned feet well. I’d say sizing is accurate, I’m a UK12, tried an 11 just in case I could size down… no chance! But size 12’s fit me just right (after heat moulding, some pressure spots before the moulding)
They don’t tend to offer different widths on boots here in the UK, everything is (in general), 1 width fits all… So the standardised boot widths in UK (Europe too?) fit wide feet well. For the 32 TM-Three at least.
Thanks for the info Harry!
I am currently trying to get new boots but not only do I have wide feet but I also have a high instep, not a great combination. I wear a size 7 in a shoe but have difficulty in some brands of trainers fitting as a 7.
So far I have tried various brands with the help of your page and some recommendations from others. The Northwave Freedom boot in a size 7 was almost perfect but had a very minor pressure on the outside of 1 boot so I decided to go up the models and get the Northwave Decade in 7.5 but they were tighter than the size 7????? Baffled! Have ordered the Freedom in 7.5 so I will let you know how they are.
Also tried the 32 Lashed but although they had the width they were a little tighter with the high instep, however I am trying them in the shop on Sunday with them being heat moulded and packed.
I ordered the Adidas Originals Teczna in a 7.5 and they have huge width but again didn’t fit on the high instep. I would def recommend Adidas as a wide fitting boot (which is crazy as I cannot wear a pair of Adidas trainers as they have the most narrow fit of all trainers).
The search continues!!!!!! HAHA
Thanks for the info. Good to know.
Yeah crazy that the Decade’s were such a different fit to the Freedom – but Northwave isn’t a brand I deal with – but good to know that the Freedom could be an option for those with both wide feet and high in-steps. Look forward to hearing how the 7.5 goes in the Freedom and how the Lashed go once heat molded.
I have the same problem, I measur a 7.5 and have a wide foot and a high instep. I have tried every boot out there (32, salomon wide, burton, k2) with no luck finding the perfect fit for my weird foot. One day I walked into my local boardshop in Golden BC and was sugested to try on the Flow boots, I was extremely hesitant at first but when I tried then on it was like putting on a slipper. I was very surprised at how wide the boot fits and how comfy it acctualy is! Been riding the Flow Talon ever since (changed to Nidecker this season) but they are hard to find in small size but worth it. Have a look into some Flow boots, deff wasnt my first choice but damn they are comfy!
Zy Atisha says
Hello. I have a 9.5 EEE feet. I went through this exercise 2 years ago when I got back in the sport at the age of 34. I tried on several of the brands recommended and landed on the Salomon Synapse Wide, 2015 model. At first they were too narrow. I had the liners heat molded and they fit well. My only issue with them is that there is a seam on the liner that puts pressure on my ankles. Its very strange, but its not bad enough to stop me from riding. Also, I have probably 2 dozen days in them and they are starting to show more wear and tear then expected. I will get 2 more seasons out of them before I’m forced to pitch them. I am interested in trying the Adidas boots. I really want a BOA system.
Thanks for your input. Very helpful for wide footed riders out there.
I tried Salomon hi fi wide, Burton Ruler wide and the K2 Maysis – boa – all supposed to be wide, none felt wide enough in the toe box or in the area to the side of my pinky toe. Finally arrived at the addidas as an option based on this site and some others. Love them. Boa system works great and have tons of room where I need it and minimal heel Lift. Get the Adidas Response ADV Snowboard Boots. Worth every penny.
Thanks for your input. Appreciate it.
BIG E says
It’s time for these boot companies to step for us old school i been riding since 88. I am currently riding a airwalk from 97 the main reason i am still riding these is because they fit and there soft. I try to buy new boots all the time the main issue for me is all that extra material and sole. I bought the burton ruler wide size 14 this year and was immediately bummed out the foot bed is like 1 1/2 inches tall and the boot was so thick and so stiff i bet they could double as ski boots i sent them right back. I wear a size 14 wide and I am here for any company that wants some input i want a wide boot with a thin footbed and a soft boot like a 5 or less. At this point when the airwalks fail i will buy some sorels and saw off the heel. People with big feet waiting to buy equipment. Thanks BIG E
Hi Big E
Thanks for your input.
Gave me a good laugh, that comment about using sorels with a sawn off heel! Classic.
If you’re looking for something soft and wider, then maybe the following (I can’t vouch for the wide-ness, just going off what others say about certain brands):
~ Adidas Tenzca (Adidas tend to be wider (apparently) and these should come in at around a 4/10 flex) for reference I would rate the Ruler a 5/10.
~ 32 Prion (2/10)
~ 32 Exit (2/10)
~ 32 86FT (3/10)
~ 32 Shifty (2/10)
I imagine your ’97 Airwalks are a lot softer than you first bought them – but yeah, if you like things soft, then these might be some options – of course they will get softer over time too – as the Ruler’s would have – but they aren’t the softest going around for sure – but certainly not the stiffest going around either.
There are narrow, regular, wide, extra wide, and hobbit wide feet(mine). Do you have anything for that, doc ?!? :))
I went with burton ruler wide, 10w, they feel great while i stand in them, go to restaurants, etc. If i walk a mile in them , i can feel my toes being pushed by the tip of the boot, and when i flex that feeling goes away, but when i ride(begginer-intermediate), i can last for about 2-3 minutes before needing to stop, as my feet feel clinched at the outside(lateral) in the middle of the foot, and my thighs burn like hell. I had not had them heat molded, but i will do so while in Solden. I really believe i have the widest feet, more wide than the widest boot on the market. I only wore them like 20-30 days in 2 years. With another board and bindings, and if i leave the inside liner less tight, the feeling is better, my thighs still kill me.
I weigh 105kg,178cm height
Do any of you have any advice on what i should do to make my passion continue?!?should i try and rent a size 10.5?11? ( Of course i’ll hit the gym for next season ! )
Thanks for your message.
As I have regular width feet, I can’t really say what the widest boots are out there. So I’m just going off what wider footed people tell me. It sounds like Adidas and 32 both have wide toe boxes. Someone has commented here that the Adidas ZX500 they tried felt like it had a wider toe box than the Burton Ruler Wide. So even though they’re not marketed as being wide, Adidas might be a good bet to try. Just maybe steer clear of the Blauvelt – that’s actually supposed to be narrower than they’re other boots (my brother tried them and found them particularly narrow – but then he tried, and ended up buying, the Adidas Tactical ADV and they had a nice wide toe box for him).
So, I couldn’t say for sure but based on what others are saying I would try Adidas and 32 – and maybe DC as well. And see how they feel.
You could try going up half a size as well – but I wouldn’t go too long – as you also don’t want to be riding a boot that’s too long for you.
Hope this helps
Hi – Ive got a pair of Burton Imperials – the fit my left foot perfectly but not my right… Ive had them long enough to break them in – definitely a boot to steer clear of if you’ve got wide feet… I will update when Ive found a better boot 😀
Thanks for the input. Good to know for those with wide feet. Look forward to hearing what boot fits you well.
Hi Nate – I ended up with ThirtyTwo lashed double Boas – way more comfortable, really happy 😀
Thanks for the update. That’s great to hear! Nothing like getting a comfortable, well-fitting boot after you’ve had something that didn’t fit well. Happy riding!
Hi! What about the women`s models? Are there wide models for women too?
I couldn’t say for sure but as far as I know there aren’t specific wide models for women but I would say that the brands that are typically wider are also wider in women’s versions than other brands – but I couldn’t say for sure. If anyone else knows more about wider boots for women feel free to chime in.
I have a k2 maysis, size 9 feet with 11 cm/4.33 inch width. Used it throughout previous season, very painful. The pain is on the sides of my feet. Constant squeezing pressure. Its worse on my right foot (regular rider). Tried putting in feet insoles but they dont help. I have to wear the boots loosely which is not optimal and ruins the whole experience. Don’t know if its the boot or BOA lacing (never owned a boa before).
My cousin has similar feet, size 10 and slightly wider feet. He owns an adidas samba adv i believe it is called with traditional lacing. He really likes it, no pain whatsoever.
Im going to buy a ThirtyTwo or DC. Ill come back for an update if i buy the boot.
Thanks for the input. Maysis definitely sounds like a no go-er for wide feet. Adidas sounds like they have a wider toe box – by several reports – though I have heard that the Adidas Blauvelt is narrow through the toe box, so a no goer for wider feet.
Would be very interested to hear what you think of the Thirty Two or DC boot if you buy one of those.
Hi , I am an 11.5 and approx 4 3/8 inches wide. I have a high instep !
Do you have a boot recommendation ?
Pete – Western Australia
If you have a high instep and a wide foot then I would say don’t go Vans or Salomon. I have flat feet (opposite of high instep!) and I like the fit of my Vans boot – but you definitely wouldn’t.
Apart from those two brands I’m not sure of other brands that are particularly bad for high arches – but like I say, I have the opposite problem, so it’s hard for me to tell. One thing you can do to help, apparently, is to get a custom footbed made. And definitely get something with a liner that’s head moldable.
In terms of wide feet, Adidas, Thirty Two or a specific wide boot would be good ways to go. And possibly DC. But I’m not sure if 4 3/8″ wide is actually wide. I just quickly looked up feet width and around 4 1/2″ seems like it’s a medium width, with 4 1/8″ being narrow and 4 7/8″ being wide. So I’d say you’re medium? But I’m not an expert on feet, so I couldn’t say for sure!
Hope this helps
I have a wide foot and bought k2 Maysis felt ok went bought them just figured need to break in a little. Seems like the comfort level got worse, used them probably for a total of 10-12 days. About half way through the day I get pain across the top of my feet, almost seems the flex pushes of the boot pushes across the top of my foot. Searching now for a new boot
Thanks for your input. Good to know for those with wide feet to steer clear of them. Have a couple of other comments about the Maysis not being a good fit for wide feet, so definitely not a wide foot boot. K2 aren’t known for making boots that fit wide feet – but try Adidas, Thirty Two and maybe DC too. These boots (especially Adidas and Thirty Two) tend to have wider toe boxes. Stay away from Vans and Salomon (they’re non-wide versions anyway) as these have narrower toe boxes.
Same story here. I have a wide-ish high volume foot . (My instep stays pretty high further forward on my foot)
Maysis seemed like perhaps it just needed breaking in, but after about 6 days towards the end if last year,and my first two this year I have to admit they need to go back.
Bummer too. The inner heal hold boa strap is amazing, but I think contributes to the pain. Also had my pinky toe side in lots of pain by the end of a short run even with limited boa tightening.
My tricky feet will keep me buying from REI. Their one year return policy makes it possible to really test em out and return if needed.
Are k2 maysis good for wide footers. I bought my 2017 k2 maysis, and my feet starting getting numb after a run or 2. I dont want to return them, but I dunno if I still need to break them in. I have used them about 3 times.
I haven’t specifically heard of K2 boots being good for wide feet – so they’re probably not that suited to wide feet. It can sometimes take a while to break boots in, but even so, if you’re feet are getting numb after just a run or 2 and aren’t getting any better after 3 rides, then they may not be fitting well – if the length is fine, then it may be that you need boots that are better for wide feet. You could also try taking them in to get the liners heat molded (most snowboard shops should be able to do this for you) – but this is usually just something that helps to break boots in faster – if you’re feet are getting numb or in pain this may or may not help.
I have a wide foot and had maysis K2 boots as well. I tried using them for a season but constantly had the same problem. I still have the boots and occasionally still try to use them but don’t think they will ever fell comfortable or stop making my feet numb. I got the ruller wides shortly after and they are definitely a lot more comfortable. I have just ordered some thirtytwos so will let you know how they go compared to the burton ruler wides
Thanks for your input. Would be great to hear how you go with the ThirtyTwos.
I bought K2 Maysis recently, having feet that are slightly wide for my size (8). While I have not used them or heat molded them, I strapped them into my new board and just stood on them, going edge to edge for about 15 minutes. By the end of it, my pinky toes and the outsides of my feet were completely numb and they were so uncomfortable I had to take them off. This despite the fact that my foot is really about a 7.5 in a snowboard boot. Returning them and ordering ThirtyTwo Focus Boa. Will Update.
Hi, I have morton’s neuroma in my right foot which means I need shoes with a wide toe box and 32 has been the perfect boot for me. Haven’t tried any other boots but for those who suffer MN, 32 is a really option to try out.
Thanks for your input. Good info for those with morton’s neuroma as well as those with wide feet – didn’t consider this, so thanks for pointing it out.
If you have a Morton’s Neuroma try
1) add at least one Spenco Rx Comfort Thin Lightweight Cushioning Orthotic Shoe Insole inside each boot
2) go to a custom boot fitter (I used Jim Mates in Seattle) and have a custom orthotic made
Along with these two tweaks, my first two season in Burton Ruler size 14E (wide) have me very pleased with the boot. If you nick the laces though they are going to fray and will need to be replaced. Have replacement laces on hand for these boots and know how to use the lacing tool.
I generally ride for the full day and the MN in my left foot is barely firing off when I leave the mountain with this setup.
I’m looking into a set of back-up boots though and I’m considering a set of 32s or Adidas.
In search of my most recent new Boots, I tried on a Burton Ruler Wide and an Adidas ZX500 and found the Adidas actually had the larger toebox of the two. They also had some pretty wicked footprint reduction.
Despite all this I ended up going with the Rulers as I’m a true size 14 and the Adidas only went up to a 13.
For all the wide footed guys searching for an ideal fit, I’d definitely recommend trying Adidas and other brands not specifically marketed as wide as well.
Thanks for the input Hank – I will add Adidas in the main post above as an option to consider too. Adidas has awesome footprint reduction this year. I’d say they’ve overtaken the rest (Burton & Ride both good too but I think Adidas is leading in this area now).
What a meant by “footprint reduction?”
Basically it just means that the outersole of the boot is shorter compared to the average for a given size. So, for example you might find one brand of boots in a size 12 that’s 34cm long and then another that has a 31.7cm length (which would be said to have “footprint reduction” – which is essentially a flash term for shorter outersole, I guess). The outersole is 2.3cm shorter, in this particular example, but the 2 boots fit the same size foot. So the outer-sole of the boot is essentially less bulky.
Hope this answers your question.