Having a pair of cross trainers with wide toe box is important for high impact workouts. You need to have enough room in the forefoot area for your toes not be crushed during the intense training sessions. Unfortunately, many offline and online stores don’t categorize their inventory by whether the shoes have a wide toe box or not. This makes it unnecessarily difficult for folks like us who want this specific criteria for our shoes.
To help readers know what is the best women cross trainers with wide toe box, I have combed through countless Amazon reviews to select those shoes that reviewers have specifically talked about having a wide toe box. It wasn’t easy and involves hours of reading and searching. I hope you will be happy with the recommendations as they represents the thankless research I did 🙂
Also, I have attached some screenshots from Amazon that show actual reviewers talking about the shoes having a wider toe box area.
Reebok women and mencross training shoes with wide toe box
Most reviewers said the toe room was large and resulted in a very comfortable fit. When used in workouts, they retained their comfort as there was no blistering or discomfort. In terms of stability, it provides great support for those lateral movements that are frequently in high impact workouts.
The only complaint was its design. Some reviewers felt that the wider toe box makes the feet look a bit larger than normal shoes. However, most were won over by the comfort of the shoes.
Fortunately for men, Reebok also has a wide toe box model that is great for cross training. This Reebok crossfit shoes are a great choice for people who wants to do lots of cross training as it offers very solid support around the ankle without letting you feel obstructive. It is also fairly light weight as it comes in at around t 9.15 ounces. The best thing however is its wide toe box that provide plenty of room for you to skretch your toes or to prevent them from being squash. You can see the wide toe box in the image below
For all its pros, there are a couple of things that I feel is slightly. One is the sole which I feel is more suited for weight lifting. It is very stiff and provides firm grip on the ground but that is not really necessary when doing regular cross training. It just make you feel stiff wearing it.
The other downside is a small problem: the lace is too short lol. If you laced it right to the top, you are only left with a bit of string to do the typing. Some nimble finger work is definitely needed here.
New Balance women cross trainers with wide toe box
In this case, it is the WX857 cross training shoe. It has a wide room area at the front and provides very stable support for high impact workouts such as Zumba or step aerobics.
However, some reviewers felt that the weight of the shoe wasn’t light enough and the cushioning needs to be more. This however is a matter of preference. For folks looking to buy wide toe box trainers, this is a good option to have.
Besides the WX857, another new balance model that ladies can consider is the New Balance 856. It offers wonderful ankle support on top of their wide toe box. In fact, the internal structure caters for low arch, flat feet and over pronation. Internally, there is good padding as well so it is comfortable to wear and can cater to your workouts.
Between this and the WX857, it is easy to see why New Balance cross training shoes are well received by folks like us. The company understand how our feet moves and functions like cross training and design the shoe according. They know that you can’t take a running shoe and just shoehorn it (pun intended!) for cross training. This is what some shoe companies *cough* Adidas*cough* is doing.
Ryka wide toe box women cross trainers
For this particular model (the Hypnotic Cross-Training), it has been designed with a wider toe box that gives more room at the front. If you have a Ryka shoe, this model has an even wider toe box. The overall fit is very solid for most reviewers.
The only drawback I heard was the lack of cushioning at the back which has caused blisters for some when used for running. However, not all reviewers had this problem so I guess it varies. My advice is to for you to try it out and see if the back rubs against your heels. If it does, then this shoe probably isn’t right for you. This is definite a cross training shoe and is not meant for running.
Some runners, especially men, have wider toes that require cross trainers with wide toe box. However, it is not clear which particular model of shoes has it. Hence, I rounded up some of the cross trainers that have wide tox box to make it easier for you to know which model to choose from. Below are the cross trainers.
Although these are the best women cross training shoes I can find that has a wide toe box, there will always be cases where the shoe still doesn’t have enough toe room as our feet have their own unique quirks. Be sure to try them on and see how they fit. If they don’t, always return them. It is easy to do so if you buy them from Amazon or other big online shoes stores.