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Women's Hiking shoes with a wide toe box

Please help! What is the best women's low hiking shoe with a wide toe box? I've tried Merrills and Keens and they both give me blisters on my toes. I've heard Oboz are good. Any opinions out there? Thanks!

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Hi @ellenmguenette - Thanks for reaching out! 

It is difficult to give precise shoe recommendations without seeing your feet. If possible, we suggest going to your local REI to try shoes on in-person or scheduling a free virtual outfitting appointment to talk through your fit with one of our footwear specialists.

There are some brands that have designed their shoes with a wider toe box in mind. We suggest taking a look at the following:

For me, I often put holes in my shoes around the pinky toe, so I seek a wider toe box too. My current trail shoes are the Altra Lone Peak 5s and their fit works really well for me.

@kathyrb@sejaggi@nicuron, and @Rosemary - you all have mentioned wearing Oboz boots or wide toe boxes before. Do you have any suggestions to pass along?

Hopefully this helps!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

Your best bet is to go to a store and get a fitting. REI stores are great for doing this and they're a lot of help.


I have narrow heels, wide forefoot, & weak ankles that need support. Oboz work for me but you’ve gotta go to REI & try them out. Different models different fits. Also I vary size from model to model.