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Feb. 22, 2021
maskedman
Men's 60
51 posts
shoes
need to find the most comfortable turf shoe for wide feet. suggestions please.
Feb. 22, 2021
Turning2
Men's 70
198 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
198 posts
The NB are listed as extra wide - 4E
Feb. 22, 2021
DCPete
409 posts
Boombah Turf Shoes are super comfy
Feb. 22, 2021
titanhd
Men's 60
633 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
Men's 55
287 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
161 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
198 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 55
164 posts
New Balance turf shoes come in wide and are the most comfortable shoes I own!
Feb. 24, 2021
bkb555
300 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
36 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 60
228 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 55
164 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
2086 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
76 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
Men's 55
287 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
2086 posts
Benji, how long have they lasted?
Feb. 24, 2021
rmp0012002
Men's 50
57 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
300 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
2086 posts
Speedgoat 4 come in Gortex. Waterproof. $200.
Feb. 25, 2021
SALSAKID49
Men's 60
161 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 60
51 posts
thanks for all the input.
Feb. 25, 2021
msw4indy
25 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.
March 3, 2021
Benji4
Men's 55
287 posts
DC

I have had mine for 6 months. Played about 75 games so far wearing them. In good condition still. Played on dirt, grass and turf and good grip on all.
March 3, 2021
Dbax
Men's 65
2086 posts
Thanks.
March 5, 2021
OZ40
549 posts
3N2's are best turf shoes as far as I'm concerned. Boombah's fall apart and the company doesn't stand behind them. One year I bought a pair in February, we didn't start playing until May. Quickly the toe box shifted and the shoes started to crack and split behind the toes. Contacted the company, sent photos as requested and then (even though I'd only used them a few times) I was told the 90 day warranty was expired. 3N2's are sturdier, more supportive, just as light and comfortable and they last longer. The toe box is wider which is plus for those of us that have wider feet as opposed to narrow, pointy ones. Yes, they cost more but you get what you pay for!
Nov. 14, 2023
Toosh
1 posts
Saucony makes great trail shoes! Tons of styles, sizes and widths!
Nov. 14, 2023
Benji4
Men's 55
287 posts
Hoka speedgoat 5's. Best shoes for comfort and durability.
Nov. 14, 2023
nickname36
83 posts
"EXACTLY"

Skechers GO GOLF.
Leather and synthetic upper and laced front Arch Fit insole.
Small rubber spikes all over the bottoms, had a pair for two
years, very very comfortable. Put them on at home for league
take them off when I get home plus tournaments, Still have them.
Nov. 15, 2023
nike33kjk
Men's 50
3 posts
Bought a pair of Salomon speedcross 5.0 GTX last year around black friday for $90. Played on six teams (at 53) in the outfield. Held up great. Look brand new (but dusty). They do make wide.
Nov. 16, 2023
NYTX
Men's 65
54 posts
I have never seen Salomon offer wides. Maybe I missed it, but even on their web site there does not appear to be wide sizes available. The Hoka Speedgoats do come in wide, although I would argue they are not as wide as other brands such as New Balance. But the Hokas are great.
Nov. 18, 2023
JohnO28
Men's 50
75 posts
I have tried almost everything and thought I had finally settled on the NB being the best I could find.. That changed this year, I gave the Under Armour Yard Turfs a try and I will never go back to NB after..
Nov. 18, 2023
TooOldToFight
Men's 60
19 posts
Maskedman, I can only wear wide shoes and I've worn New Balance wides for years and like them a lot. However, my team received free Beebe Sports Turfs for winning Vegas and I have to say they're the most comfortable wide shoe I've ever warn. I've only been wearing them for 5 weeks so I can't speak to their durability, but I've played softball in them, jogged and walked in them and they've been great so far. If they continue to hold up they'll become my go-to wide shoe. Maybe someone else on here can speak to their durability.
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