Wides & Why They Matter

Are you sure you’re wearing the right size shoe? You might need a wide width and not even know it.

There are a lot of people with wide feet who have been buying the wrong shoe size for years. Why? Well, the truth is that bodies change size. We all experience growth and physical changes and some of those changes⁠—weight gain, pregnancy, or aging⁠—can cause changes to your foot size. Traditionally, a lot of companies don’t include wides in their selections, which makes it nearly impossible to get the right fit even if you know that you have wide feet. 

We’ve been changing that at Samuel Hubbard. We offer 38 styles of men’s shoes in wide and extra-wide widths. Fall 2019, we’re launching our first women’s wides. We think that inclusivity should involve shoes too. We’ve always thought that shoes are the most important thing we wear every day. They do more than make a statement. The right shoes provide incredible support and make a positive impact on your long-term health. 

Wearing the wrong shoe size (length or width) has severe consequences for your well-being. Not wearing wides when you need them will cause discomfort. Over time, it can even cause disformity. Let’s avoid that, shall we? At Samuel Hubbard, we have an accurate sizing chart for you to use at home. It’s simple and it will help you know exactly what shoe size you need for optimal comfort. Use our men’s measurement tool here or our women’s measurement tool here to find your perfect size.

We know that adventurers are committed to long-term health. It has a genuinely life-changing impact when you start taking good care of your feet. You can go further and see more of the world in shoes that you can trust. That’s where Samuel Hubbard comes in. We care about your adventures too. We care so much about them that we are making the very best shoes to empower them. Wherever your journey takes you, take on each day in shoes that fit you. You deserve to wear shoes that keep you truly comfortable and that’s why we don’t say “just size up.”