Best football boots for wide feet 2021
Finding a comfortable wide-fitting pair of football boots has never been an easy task. Until now.
Whether you’re buying for yourself or for the kids, finding the perfect pair of football boots can be a real nightmare. Even more so, when you’ve come to realise there are wide feet involved.
As soon as you start shopping around, you’re confronted with all manner of different surface types, upper materials and elaborate boot packs. The promise of “fresh, innovative boot tech” can become downright confusing at times, especially if you don't own a dictionary on modern boot jargon; FUZIONFIT+ upper material with a healthy side of Aerotrak zone, anyone?
Modern boots are engineered to enhance certain playing styles and player attributes, which means most of us have to put some real time into finding the perfect pair. For players with wide feet, things become even more difficult.
Fortunately, we’ve put together a quick guide on the best football boots for players with wide feet, so you can make sure you’re always comfortable out on the pitch this season. Right then, let's get cracking.
10. Puma King
Oh, yes. All hail the King.
Despite being much older than the other boots on this list, the Puma King is still one of the most comfortable football boots on the market. This certainly rings true for players with wide feet, since stretchy leather and a wide soleplate are both used to offer as much space as possible.
In fact, you could probably argue that it’s the old-fashioned nature of the King which makes it such a great option here. Many modern boots feel more streamlined, with the big brands looking increasingly desperate to create the lightest football boots possible. Somewhat inevitably, those boots now seem much tighter.
The King comes without the bells and whistles of the latest releases, serving up a zero-fuss football boot which is just a joy to play in. There are no special tricks here. No innovative new features. This is just a classic Puma football boot which has always been famous for its comfort, durability and width.
9. adidas Predator Freak .1 Low
After what feels like an eternity, the adidas Predator has finally made a proper comeback. Its revival back in 2017 had us all getting giddy and looking at old pictures of David Beckham, but the boots that followed just didn’t feel quite right. The latest generation has thankfully brought back the silo’s identity - and they’re also great for players with wide feet.
Featuring 406 tiny rubber spikes, this has got all the power and swerve which made the Predator so popular. Just as importantly, the .1 offers plenty of width from the toe box to the heel, although you should certainly avoid the tighter fit of the laceless + model.
In all honesty, there are wide boots out there which you’ll probably find more comfortable (see the ones in this article), but all this wild adidas Predator goodness is just too good to ignore. Honestly, the DEMONSKIN upper makes it feel as though the ball is glued to your feet at times, and it’s simply impossible to resist curling the ball home from distance. Deadly.
8. Nike Tiempo Legend 8
Typically made from stretchy k-leather and boasting some truly classic colourways, many wide-footed players have been opting for the Nike Tiempo for years. The Legend 7 undoubtedly changed the game forever, introducing the Swoosh’s Flyknit technology to the silo for the very first time.
The next-generation Tiempo has improved things even further, with the Legend 8 once again combining the traditional k-leather with a knitted heel counter. In short, this Quadfit Mesh provides plenty of flexibility when squeezing your feet in or out, while a Flyknit tunnel offers a customisable fit through the midfoot.
Around the toe box, the Nike Tiempo’s classic k-leather materials take centre-stage yet again, with the ribbed texture designed to enhance control of the football. Since this upper comes completely unstitched, comfort and flexibility remain completely unhindered.
If you love the Swoosh but also love saving some cash, then we’d recommend giving the classic Nike Premier II a go. It's much cheaper.
7. Puma Future Netfit 6.1
The best wide-fitting football boots will always involve one very important thing: laces. Well, no other boot does laces quite like the Puma Future, which uses NETFIT technology to give you a fully-customisable fit. This should be music to the ears of every wide-footed player who’s ever been left behind in the training room, sweating and straining like an over-exerted Cinderella.
The ludicrously soft knitted upper doesn’t just give you an insane barefoot sensation on the ball, but also wraps seamlessly around the shape of your foot. Since you can tie the laces in pretty much any way you see fit, the Future is wide and roomy enough to have you wondering whether boots are supposed to feel so comfy. Well, yes, they are.
But it’s not just all about being soft and spacious, because this Puma model is also surprisingly responsive and feels amazing when controlling the ball. It’s grippy, snug and most importantly, wide - to the extent that narrow-footed players should probably avoid this at all costs.
6. Mizuno Rebula III
Mizuno boots have always been a popular choice for players with wide feet. Their ‘Made in Japan’ collection is famously comfortable and spacious, ensuring you never have to stretch and strain to squeeze your foot inside of them. More importantly, they’re always nice and easy to take off after an exhausting 90 minutes of football.
The Mizuno Rebula 3 is the pick of the bunch, however, with plenty of space found throughout the midfoot and an absolutely cracking design to boot (no pun intended). By combining stretchy mesh and soft leather, lots of room can be found throughout the entire boot - so you’ll be able to wiggle any particularly wide toes to your heart’s content.
Although many wide-footed players might be tempted to go for the next size up, you should certainly bear in mind that the Rebula uses stretchy premium leather. So, even though this involves some wearing-in time, I’d recommend sticking with the smaller size and allowing the leather to stretch around your feet.
After all, Mizuno make expensive boots, and you don’t want to end up quickly replacing them because they’re now too big for you.
5. New Balance Furon
Oh, yes. New Balance have finally joined the knitted bandwagon, and they’ve come up with something that wraps perfectly around a wide foot. The Furon v6 is currently headlined by Sadio Mane, and I’d argue it’s by far the best speed boot for wide feet right now - although the Tekela is also worth considering if you’re dedicated to New Balance.
The new Furon is fast. The ridiculously responsive soleplate will have you eating up grass in no time at all, tearing across the surface whilst wondering how on Earth these boots are so damn soft. Unlike so many other speed boots, the upper feels plush and snug, moulding around your feet as if they’re giving you a nice warm hug.
Above all, though, there’s actually a wide-fit variation of these boots available, and New Balance remain one of the only brands who specifically cater to wide-footed players. I don’t really know why others don’t bother, to be honest.
4. Puma Ultra
A ‘speed’ boot, that’s for wide feet? What is this sorcery?! Yes, it’s true, the Puma Ultra is somewhat of a trick on the eyes. It looks like a slimline, lightweight football boot built for pacy wingers, but in reality it’s a stretchy MATRYXEVO boot built for, well, just about anyone.
The Ultra comes in a range of extremely lively colourways, and every model option has a lacing system that helps you adapt the fit perfectly to your wide feet. Players such as Antoine Griezmann and Romelu Lukaku are relying on the Ultra to help them perform every week, and it’s no surprise to us that they are.
Puma are stepping up and challenging the other big boot brands right now, it’s a pleasure to see if we’re honest. They are producing attractive, adaptable and durable boots at low price points vs. the leading silos on the market. The Puma Ultra is a top silo that’s well worthy of your investment. No doubt.
3. Nike Phantom GT
Ever since the Nike Phantom GT hit the market in 2020, with its combination of the best bits from the previous VNM and VSN models, it’s had a huge impact. Harry Kane trusts this boot, Jack Grealish trusts this boot, Phil Foden does too. And the best thing, it’s an amazing ally to those with wide feet.
The Phantom GT has a stretchy yarn-like Flyknit upper with an open-arch plate, which both help to deliver a sock-like fit for any foot shape. It’s still managed to stay fairly lightweight, with an off-centre lacing system which can stretch as much as required. This Nike boot truly is the all-rounder’s weapon of choice in the top leagues across Europe.
We know it’s not the most important thing, but look at them. I mean, they’re beautiful. Available in a huge range of options from firm ground to indoor, and plain black to bright lime green. You’re guaranteed to find something to your taste when you explore the Phantom GT further.
2. adidas Copa Mundial
Let’s face it, the adidas Copa Mundial suits just about everyone. Your nan, the neighbour’s dog and players with wide feet can always pull off a pair of these. The classic black and white colourway is still just as cool as it’s ever been, the perfect choice for players who can’t be bothered with the frills of more modern boots.
Once you’ve spent time wearing them in, the Copa Mundial will stretch around the shape of your foot, giving your feet plenty of room to breathe. The stretchy, soft leather offers absolutely insane comfort to pretty much every player, with the wide last and old-school tongue meaning you can slip your feet into these without any grunting or groaning.
We call it “The Godfather” for a reason. You just can’t refuse.
1. Puma Future Z
The Puma Future Z is the next generation of football boot. It’s been receiving accolades and plaudits aplenty since it arrived in 2020, and rightly so. The bizarre thing is, this boot is actually excellent for wide-footed players, flat-footed and narrow-footed players. How? I hear you ask…
This boot is unbelievably adaptable, that’s down to the addition of a FUZIONFIT+ compression band through the midfoot. The band is a mix of polyester and spandex fibres, which can mould to almost any foot shape when coupled with a lace system that can be altered to suit the wearer too.
The Future Z gives a little bit of extra wiggle room in the toe box, whilst its Evoknit neck, tongue and midfoot will provide both comfort and support. You may not have the blistering pace of Neymar Jr., but in a pair of these at least there won’t be any danger of hearing the word ‘blister’.
Do I Need Wide Football Boots?
Figuring out whether you need wide football boots is relatively simple. You just need to measure the length and width of your foot, and then cross-reference this with a reliable width measurement chart.
To be more specific, the width of your foot should be taken from its widest point (whether this is your toes or midfoot), while it’s always a good idea to do this while wearing your thick football socks. From there, you’ll probably need to check the shoe size chart of the specific brand you’re thinking of buying from, as sizes tend to fluctuate.
If you’re still uncertain, the most effective way of testing for wide feet is seeing how the boots actually fit. You’d be amazed at how many players feel uncomfortable on the pitch, simply because they’ve failed to recognise they have wide feet. Basically, your boots should feel secure without being tight and you should have enough room to wiggle your toes.
Trust me, the blisters will soon let you know whether you need some wide-fitting boots. Either way, FOOTY.COM lets you compare prices on all the latest football boots, so you can always make sure to find the best deals with us.