Soccer players with wide feet will notice a severely reduced selection when shopping for cleats. Due to reduced demand, shoes with a wider toe box can be more expensive and harder to find. Before you squeeze your toes into a regular fit shoe, take a look at these options for footballers with nonconformist toe spans.
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Selecting the Right Upper
The top of the cleat, which holds the wearer's foot in place, is called the "upper." Although not all models of soccer cleats are manufactured with a wide fit option, some may be more flexible than others. Leather uppers mold to the shape of the wearer’s feet over a period of weeks, while cleats made with synthetic uppers retain their shape and size, making it a more attractive option for players with wider feet.
Selecting a Wide Cleat
There are a variety of widely available soccer cleats developed for people with wider feet, with very little price difference for the extra few centimeters of material. Models with a wider toe box are labeled with the modifier 'Wide' added to the end of their title. Women with wider feet might consider trying on a pair of men's cleats, which tend to be wider.