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Feb. 22, 2021
maskedman
Men's 55
47 posts
shoes
need to find the most comfortable turf shoe for wide feet. suggestions please.
Feb. 22, 2021
Turning2
Men's 70
31 posts
I have a wide foot also and only wear New Balance, both running shoes and the trail shoes that many Sr players wear, I have two pairs of NB Comfort Stride V4 and one pair of NB Arishi VI Fresh Foam Trail runners which have a little more aggressive tread pattern. Amazon is your huckleberry-berry. : )
Feb. 22, 2021
Turning2
Men's 70
31 posts
The NB are listed as extra wide - 4E
Feb. 22, 2021
DCPete
389 posts
Boombah Turf Shoes are super comfy
Feb. 22, 2021
titanhd
Men's 60
594 posts
BOOMBAH is the worst shoe you can buy for softball. Provides no support to the feet. (Plantar and Achilles).Would warn against BOOMBah. Not in the top TEN brand to Buy.

https://www.dugoutdebate.com/best-baseball-turf-shoes/

JMO
Feb. 23, 2021
Benji4
240 posts
Hoka One. The most comfortable shoe you will ever wear. The Speedgoat 4 model is excellent. They are pricey at $150 dollars but will be the best investment you ever make.

Benji
Feb. 23, 2021
SALSAKID49
Men's 60
151 posts
I have serveral pairs of Hoka One One trail shoes and yes they are very comfortable and stable plus super light weighed running shoes good grip on the grass and dirt. Look at Running Warehouse shoes. Free shipping and 90 day return no questions asked if you don't like them fit well enough. Plus they carry also other well known brand trail shoes. Good deals also. And if love and respect your feet please stay away from any of the Boombah shoes just saying they are not structurally sound shoes
Feb. 23, 2021
Turning2
Men's 70
31 posts
just another note, you need WIDE shoes, I tried other brands mentioned above, none are made as wide as New Balance but are priced $130 - $180 when New Balance Arishi trail runners are currently $60 on Amazon Prime as well as their running shoes, same price range -

Hoka One Speedgoat as well as their other running and trail shoes for men are only offered in medium width which would require you to get at least one size longer to accommodate your wide foot, trust me, i have been down that road before.

New Balance running shoes and trail shoes are offered in std, wide, and x-wide widths, my second daughter is a Dr, runs daily and in marathons and only in New Balance shoes
Feb. 23, 2021
Wood_1966
Men's 50
122 posts
New Balance turf shoes come in wide and are the most comfortable shoes I own!
Feb. 24, 2021
bkb555
259 posts
i have used boombah for the past 6 yrs and they work great for me...not wide but overall fit and comfort, support and traction are really good....i know a few yrs back they made some really weak shoes but the newer models are re-designed and upgraded a lot....it is a personal preference as always...i love Hoka's but never thought of using them for softball because of colors until someone above mentioned the Speedgoat...only thing is they aren't waterproof and that hurts for outfielders on early morning games
Feb. 24, 2021
yellowjacket95
Men's 55
28 posts
I used Boombah in the past and never again! Pick up a good pair of trail running shoes with aggressive tread on the bottom. You will get much better support on the instep and in the heel. I'm wearing adidas Response Trail Cloudfoam running show. Boombah has NO arch support and are incredibly cheaply made!! You get what you pay for when you spend $35. lol
Feb. 24, 2021
STL0
Men's 55
207 posts
If you play outfield and want a comfortable waterproof shoe, I like the Merrell trail shoes (with gore-tex). You pay more for these like Benji said about the Hoka's, but to me it's the best investment you can make if you're playing a lot of softball. I wish I would have made a switch to a quality shoe a long time ago.
Feb. 24, 2021
Wood_1966
Men's 50
122 posts
The trail running shoes is a great suggestion, I have a pair of Salomon's I wear occasionally that have a more aggressive tread pattern than standard turf shoes and they are also very comfortable.
Feb. 24, 2021
Dbax
Men's 65
1912 posts
Just got off the Hoka One web site. The Speedgoats are offered in medium and wide widths. Expensive though.
Feb. 24, 2021
yerwombat
Men's 60
68 posts
Have tried Salomons and saucony peregines and Altra. Salomons take the torque of a swing the best, all 3 are great in the field. Altra are most comfortable for a wide foot. Definitely would get gore tex
Feb. 24, 2021
Benji4
240 posts
DC

I have worn every type of shoe made. The HOKA's are way more comfortable than anything I have ever worn. Trust me I didn't want to drop a buck and a half but it has been well worth it.

Benji
Feb. 24, 2021
Dbax
Men's 65
1912 posts
Benji, how long have they lasted?
Feb. 24, 2021
rmp0012002
Men's 50
8 posts
I liked the older Boombah turf models but donít care for the current ones. NB makes some nice turfs and a lot of people wear them but Iím wearing Mizuno turfs this season.
Feb. 25, 2021
bkb555
259 posts
i would be all over the Hokas if they made them waterproof with a larger selection in colors....otherwise, if you wear them in the outfield, they will be soaked in the first inning....also, they are very porous for ventilation and dusty fields will fill your shoes (personal experience) as I have worn Hokas on the field in BP....now they have their mission to accomplish
Feb. 25, 2021
Dbax
Men's 65
1912 posts
Speedgoat 4 come in Gortex. Waterproof. $200.
Feb. 25, 2021
SALSAKID49
Men's 60
151 posts
The Altra Olympus 4.0 has an ample toe box, with good cushioning. The brand is a bit pricey however very comfortable
Feb. 25, 2021
maskedman
Men's 55
47 posts
thanks for all the input.
Feb. 25, 2021
msw4indy
11 posts
I will second the Altra Olympus 4.0 and the Hoka Speedgoat 4
Both are very comfortable for wide feet and mine have held up very well.

I've also had good luck with Saucony trail runners in the past few years.
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