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Women's hiking shoes with a wide toe box


I'm looking for a pair of women's hiking shoes with a wider toe box. I currently have a pair of Salomon OUTline Low GTX hiking shoes which fit well except that my toes feel scrunched and I've been getting blisters. Any recommendation for a different shoe I can try?


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@sarahlg thanks so much for reaching out! Many models from Salomon tend to run slightly on the more narrow side, so you might check out a pair of day hikers from Merrell, Keen or Lowa as all 3 brands typically run a bit wider. Specifically:

We hope this helps get you started, recognizing that footwear can be difficult to fit virtually and may require a visit to your local REI store!

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Thanks, @REI-JenK! I appreciate the tips!

Girl, once you go Altra you will never go back!  I have a few pairs, but LOVE the Altra Timp 2 or 3.  

This all day for Altra! I have the men’s lone peak 5.0. Didn’t need to break them in. 61 miles first time out with zero issues. 

I wanted to love Altras, but the zero drop was no good for my calves and Achilles. Topo is another brand with a wide one box. 

Totally agree, Altras did not work for me - even with Superfeet insoles. I also took a couple of bad falls in them, in one case injuring myself pretty badly. 


The Merrill Moab is a good choice since they can be ordered in wide sizes. I have had two pairs of the low cut style. I also have Vasque low and mid boots which can be ordered in wide sizes. These are bit less flexible but still comfortable. 

I also wear very thick Thorlo socks since I have tender feet. 
My adventures take me on hikes from 5-15 miles. I have not had blisters in any of these shoes.