QUOTE(imbibug @ Mar 21 2023, 05:40 PM)
What models (doesn't have to be Nike) are a little wider? I normally wear wide sizes but sometimes a half size up on M is fine.
What do you mean by up on M is fine? do you mean D, not 2E or 4E?
what type of shoes are you looking for? Daily trainer, tempo, recovery, stability, race day?
I am not expert but recently got bitten by running bug again, so keep researching and ended up buying too many shoes.
All I can say is that always better to go to shop and try. One tips is to take out the insole and put your feet on the top of it; of course asked politely first
Because all of us have different part that have widest; mine so happen on the mid section. Some manufacturer even using same size of insole until certain sizing and the wide or extra offering still using the same insole; which can cause rubbing problem / discomfort on the longer run.
Even the 2E or even 4E sometimes does not work; while sometimes upsizing works depending on the model.
With that said; here is the shoes that currently works for me and do enjoy them:
1. Daily trainers: Reebok Floatride Energy 3; need to upsize 1/2 and lace with skipping the first row.
This shoes really deserves more love. The midsole is really good. very versatile. Can be use for tempo shoes as well if you want to. Good grip and ground contact feel so still can be used for non technical tracking.
It's really durable as well, 200km an it's still as good; if not better than first day.
Best of all it's also very affordable. Rebook is always offers good value for money.
Though longer run (10+km) my feet starting to ask for better cushioning; likely that I am not strong enough not necessary the shoes.
2. Tempo: Adidas Zero 5 Tokyo; need to upsize 1/2 and lace with skipping the first row.
the midfoot is so tiny and rubs my midfoot; so I can only wear it for max 5km
3. Recovery: Bondi X: true to size the upper is stretchy and the base is big
though have issue on heel lock and the prize is pretty high. And no carbon fiber "flick" sensation.
Despite all the drawbacks it helped me recovering from plantar fasciitis though.
4. Race day: Puma Deviate Nitro 2; true to size but still need to lace with skipping the first row.
I am surprised that Nitro series of Puma has widish midfoot; I never able to try previously because it was really narrow.
and when trying the velocity nitro I have to up 1/2 size. Strange as the deviate nitro is carbon fiber and the velocity is daily trainers.
GT2000 v3 4E my favorite shoes all the time
It flexible, despite stability shoes, which helps me transition from heel striker to fore-midfoot strike
Build like a tank; I clocked 1000km+ and time to time I still wear it for walking or running at treadmill.
The newer version runs narrow and cannot find the extra wide (4E)
Would like to try but still having too many shoes lol and wait for discount XD
1. Asics Novablast 3 Wide 2E
2. Puma Foreverun yet to try the sizing