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The Best Cowboy Boots for Wide Feet

The Best Cowboy Boots for Wide Feet

The Best Cowboy Boots for Wide Feet

Find the best cowboy boots for wide feet. Our guide makes the search for both men's and women's wide cowboy boots a whole lot easier. Learn more here.

2021-05-07

For many years, cowboy boots were only available in the traditional style: a pointed toe with a narrow foot. This was troublesome for people with wide feet because a nice pair of well fitted cowboy boots are pretty much a requirement for riding a horse safely. In addition, ill-fitting cowboy boots may cause bunions, pinched nerves, and other side effects. Thankfully, there are now plenty of options for wide feet. Cowboy boots are available with different toe shapes and different widths to accommodate feet of all shapes and sizes. How do you know what toe shape works for you, and what do the different widths mean? Learn more here on finding the best cowboy boots for wide feet.

How should cowboy boots fit?

The rule of thumb for fitting cowboy boots is to make sure you don’t have any pressure points when walking. Your boots should be snug, but not tight. You should have enough room to move your toes a bit and wiggle them around without putting any strain on the tips of your toes. The inside heel should have about a quarter of an inch of heel lift, and the shaft should fit snugly against your calf without applying pressure or pinching your skin. Learn more here on how to fit cowboy boots.

What Are the Best Cowboy Boot Toe Shapes for Wide Feet?

A traditional cowboy boot has a narrow toe with a slight point to allow your feet to get in and out of stirrups more easily. Unfortunately, the traditional pointed toe is often too tight for someone with larger than average feet. Instead, you may want to opt for a cowboy boot with a round toe or one with a square toe.

Round toe cowboy boots for wide feet

A round toe cowboy boot or cowgirl boot is exactly what it sounds like: Instead of the toe coming to a narrow point, the front of the boot is broader and rounder. This shape gives you more room inside the boot for your toes. It’s commonly found on roper boots but can also be spotted on more traditional cowboy boots, making it a good option if you’re looking for a classic style but need the extra room.

Rambler Western Boot

Square toe cowboy boots for wide feet

A square toe cowboy boot has outer sections that taper into a flat-tipped, squared toe. This offers slightly more room than a rounded toe and is a good option if your feet are wider at the toe and narrow in the midfoot and heel. If your toes are set very wide, there is also the option of the wide square toe, which has less taper and even more room in the toe.

Finding the Right Fit for Wide Feet

What do the letters next to the width on a cowboy boot mean?

Shoe widths are measured in relative terms with letters ranging from A to E, with the A sizes (A, AA, and so on) being the narrowest boot and E being the widest. Most commonly, you’ll find boot widths of B, D, E, and EE in men’s boots and A, B, and C in women’s boots. E and EE are the wide-width designations for men’s boots, while C is common for wide-width women’s cowboy boots. Ariat has a collection of boots available in extended sizes.

(Narrower) AAAA | AAA | AA | A | B | C | D | E | EE | EEE | EEEE (Wider)

The same scale is sometimes used for calf widths as well, although for many women’s boots, options are shown as just “regular” and “wide.” If boots tend to fit you tightly in the calf, read more here on the best wide calf cowboy boots for women.

What width cowboy boots should I buy?

If your feet are wider at the toe, try on a regular width first—but look for cowboy boots with a rounded, square, or broad square toe. D width is regular width in men’s cowboy boots, and B is regular width in women’s cowboy boots.

If your toes are narrow but your instep or midfoot feels tight, find a boot in a wider width (C for women’s boots and E or EE for men’s boots). With a wider size, you may have more success with a regular shaped toe instead of opting for the round or square toe.

Personal preference also comes into play when shopping for the best cowboy boots for wide feet. If you prefer a round or square toe, try a regular width shoe first. f you prefer a pointed toe boot, you may want to look for boots in a wider width.

Groundbreaker Work Boot

What Are the Best Men’s Cowboy Boots for Wide Feet?

Here are some of our favorite men’s cowboy boots for wide feet:

1) Ariat Groundbreaker Work Boot:

  • Style: Roper
  • Toe Shape: Round
  • Width: EE - Wide and D - Medium

2) Ariat Workhog Waterproof Work Boot:

  • Style: Roper Work Boot
  • Toe Shape: Wide Square
  • Width: EE - Wide and D - Medium

3) Ariat Heritage Roughstock Western Boot:

  • Style: Taditional Western
  • Toe Shape: Square
  • Width: EE - Wide and D - Medium

4) Ariat Heritage Regular Toe Western Boot:

  • Style: Taditional Western
  • Toe Shape: Regular
  • Width: EE - Wide and D - Medium

5) Ariat Rambler Work Steel Toe Cowboy Boot:

  • Style: Work Boot
  • Toe Shape: Wide Square
  • Width: EE - Wide and D - Medium
Heritage R Toe Western Boot

What Are the Best Women’s Cowboy Boots for Wide Feet?

For women’s cowboy boots for wide feet, we recommend the following:

1) Ariat Round Up Wide Square Toe Western Boot:

  • Style: Taditional Western
  • Toe Shape: Wide Square
  • Width: C - Wide and B - Regular

2) Ariat Anthem VentTEK Composite Toe Work Boot:

  • Style: Work Boot
  • Toe Shape: Wide Square
  • Width: C - Wide and B - Regular

3) Ariat Heritage Regular Toe Western Boot:

  • Style: Taditional Western
  • Toe Shape: Regualr
  • Width: C - Wide and B - Regular

4) Ariat Heritage Roper Western Boot:

  • Style: Roper
  • Toe Shape: Round
  • Width: C - Wide and B - Regular

5) Ariat Fatbaby Heritage Dapper Western Boot:

  • Style: Roper
  • Toe Shape: Round
  • Width: C - Wide and B - Regular

With so many options out there, those with wide feet can easily get the perfect fit. We hope this information puts you well on your way to finding the right boot for you!

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