The most problems I have seen for folks buying cross training shoes are their flat or wide feet. They usually require high arch support for the former and a wide toe box area for the latter. However, there are also people with narrow feet and they require a different kind of cross training shoe. In this article, we will look at which top cross trainer brands has shoes for the narrow feet. Like the wide feet recommendations, they are not easy to find because stores never classify them in this way! I have to painstaking look through every review to sift out those folks who have narrow feet and have no problems with their purchases before writing about them here.
ASICS Gel Fortius review
One of the top rated brand is ASICS Women’s GEL-Fortius Cross-Training Shoe. From the image, you can see it is has a slightly narrow design with some degree of arch support. This shoe is best for people who have narrow and flat feet. The solo is also worth a special mention because it has a sort of a ‘sticky’ surface that works wells in gym floors. It is especially good for those who do weight lifting.
Do note that these shoes might take a few wears to break into. This is due to their tough soles that are meant to last. It will feel slightly uncomfortable during the ‘breaking in’ period but your feet will feel great once the breaking in period is over.
Puma Men Tazon Cross Training shoe review
I have review the Puma Tazon model before in my article on the best Puma cross training shoes for men and women. I gave it a strong recommendation due to its stylish design, solid sole grip and a well cushioned interior. However, I did note that you may need a few wears to break the shoe as the fitting is rather narrow.
This narrow design is actually great for people looking for cross training shoes with narrow fit. If not, most people need to order a size up in order to be more comfortable. However, for your narrow feet, you don’t need to buy any thing bigger than your true size.
A plus point is that although the general design is narrow, the front of the feet is actually wide so it can accommodation folks who need a wide toe box but a narrow body.
PUMA Women’s Cell Riaze review
I have reviewed the Puma Cell Riaze before in the same article I linked to above. In that Puma Cell Riaze review, I again pointed out that it is best to order one size bigger to feel more comfortable. This advice, was of course for folks with regular shaped feet. If you have narrow feet, then no up sizing is needed. In fact, your feet will fit perfectly in these pair of shoes.
Besides being perfect for those looking for cross training shoes for narrow feet, it has incredible cushioning, thus making the shoe very comfortable to wear. This is especially for high impact workouts where your feet is taking a lot of punishment.
In terms of weight, it is fairly light although not the lightest women cross training shoes. That honor should go to Ryka cross trainers.
Inov-8 Men’s F-lite 230 Cross review
The F-lite 230 is another one of these cross training shoes that receive high ratings for its excellent stability, strong lateral support and minimalist structure. However, it always get marks deducted due to its narrow design. While that may be a bad thing for normal folks, it is blessing in disguise for folks with narrow feet.
Inov shoes in general are well known for doing one thing right: they allow your foot to develop the way it should be, instead of using lots of artificial support to make your feet more comfortable. The risk of doing the latter is that your feet doesn’t get strengthen along with the rest of your body. When the day comes that the shoe can’t provide the necessary support anymore, you will find your feet not being able to handle the pressure from the rest of the body.
Inov 8, through its minimalist design, allows a more natural development of your feet. This particular model is well suited for narrow feet so you should feel comfortable in it.
As this article has shown, the benefit of having narrow feet is that you need to upsize your shoes even when others are complaining about them being too narrow. The options presented here have won over customers with their excellent design and support. You wouldn’t go wrong choosing any of them.