11 Best Running Shoes for Narrow Feet (2023)

Looking for the best running shoes for narrow feet?
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As a running store pro, I've helped tons of people find the perfect fit. 
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And here's something I've learned after fitting 1,000-plus runners with shoes for every type of training:

  • Finding shoes that are available in narrow or with a more narrow last is actually incredibly challenging

Why? Because wide feet are more common, it is much easier to find wider shoes.
(If you are looking for the best running shoes for wide feet, check out this article.).
🦶Fortunately, many brands do provide narrower lasts or a running shoe available in a narrow size. 
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In this article, I'll give you my top picks for the best running shoes for narrow feet.
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🏃‍♀️Let's do this...
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😭Are you a runner with narrow feet, struggling to find the right pair of running shoes?

You're not alone.
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Keep in mind, many people wear their shoes too narrow to begin with. And that's a problem.
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😭If you find yourself with...

  • Your feet going numb
  • Loss of toenails, or...
  • Wearing holes in the upper of your shoe...

👟Your running shoes might be too narrow. Or too small!
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Far more injuries actually come from wearing shoes too tight versus wearing them too wide.
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👉TIP: When in doubt, get your feet professionally fitted by a run-specialty-store employee. You might be surprised to find your feet do change. You aren't the same shoe size for the rest of your life.
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⭐3 tips for choosing the best running shoes for narrow feet

If you're looking for the best running shoes for narrow feet, there's a few things to keep in mind:

1. Go for a proper fit

  • Always prioritize fit over brand popularity or what a shoe looks like. 
  • You want a shoe to feel secure in the midfoot but have plenty of room for your toes to spread out.

2. Lacing techniques matter

  • Utilize lacing techniques that enhance the fit for narrow feet. There is usually an unused eyelet at the top of running shoes that can help secure the fit and help you from sliding. Many people are able to get a secure fit on a regular width shoe using this eyelet.

3. Seek expert advice

  • Don’t hesitate to consult with running experts or use professional fitting services at run specialty stores. 
  • Did you know, shoes at running stores are not more expensive? 
  • And you get the service from a professional who can help you get the best fit.

👟Which running brands make more narrow shoes?

Here's a good place to start...

  • ASICS
  • Mizuno
  • adidas
  • Some Nikes

👟11 Best Running Shoes for Narrow Feet (2023)

With that, let's take a look at some of the best running shoes for narrow feet in 2023.

I'll give you my best picks in four categories...

  • Best Stability Shoes for Narrow Feet
  • Best Neutral Shoes for Narrow Feet
  • Best Speed and Workout Shoes for Narrow Feet
  • Best Trail Shoes for Narrow Feet

👟Best Stability Shoes for Narrow Feet

1. Mizuno Wave Inspire 19

All Mizuno running shoes definitely have a unique ride to them, and they almost all run fairly narrow. 

  • Performance. If you are looking for a very light but firm stability shoe, the Mizuno Wave Inspire is a great choice. 
  • Tech. It offers a natural, comfortable underfoot feel, further enriched by MIZUNO ENERZY FOAM in the midsole for added cushioning. 
  • Comfort. This is an ideal shoe for a runner who wants a more firm ride and narrow last, but also needs rearfoot stability.
  • Price. $139.95
  • Check Price on Amazon
2. Asics Gel-Kayano 30

The Asics Gel-Kayano 30 is a top choice for runners with narrow feet who need stability but also prefer more cushion. 

  • Fit. This shoe offers a snug fit, especially in the heel and midfoot area.
  • Tech & Performance. Its FlyteFoam technology ensures a responsive ride. 
  • Comfort. If you are looking for maximum cushion and arch support, the Asics Kayano is a great option. In fact, there really aren't many stability shoes with more cushion.
  • Price: $160
  • Check Price on Amazon

👟Best Neutral Shoes for Narrow Feet

3. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 40

Many people think all Nikes fit narrow, but that isn't true. Nike actually makes some fairly wide running shoes. 
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The Nike Pegasus 40 has been around for 40 models and is one of the oldest running shoes in the running industry. 

  • Fit. It has a narrow midfoot but plenty of room in the toe box so that your feet can splay. 
  • Comfort. You'll feel secure without your toes feeling cramped. 
  • Performance. It's a lightweight neutral shoe made for daily miles and training.
  • Price. $130
  • Check Price on Amazon
4. Brooks Ghost 15

What? How can the Brooks Ghost 15 be on the best wide running shoes list AND the best narrow running shoes? 
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It's because it really does fit a lot of different foot types, plus it's available in narrow. 
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  • Comfort & Durabilty. This neutral cushioned shoe is light but durable. If you need a daily trainer, this is a great option.
  • Price. $140
  • Check Price on Amazon
5. Brooks Glycerin 20

Brooks is usually known to run slightly wider, but the Brooks Glycerin fits on the more narrow side. 

  • Comfort.This high-cushioned recovery run shoe is a great choice for those easy miles. 
  • Tech. The 3D print upper ensures that it fits a lot of different foot types. 
  • Performance. If you are looking for a high cushioned, soft, daily trainer, or easy run shoe, the Brooks Glycerin is a great choice for those with narrow feet.
  • Price. $160
  • Check Price on Amazon
6. ASICS Superblast

Full disclosure, the ASICS Superblast is my favorite daily trainer right now. 
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  • Fit. It fits on the more narrow side and is a multipurpose trainer. 
  • Comfort. This new category of high-cushioned super shoes has been around for about a year, but few have made a shoe that can handle easy runs as well as make it easy to pick up the pace. The ASICS Superblast does just that. I would probably give it top trainer of the year if I was writing awards. 
  • Performance. With the more narrow last, it makes for a great trainer for those looking for a narrow running shoe.
  • Price. $200
  • Check Price on Amazon
7. adidas Adizero Boston 12

Did you know adidas is actually not capitalized? 

  • Fit. Most adidas shoes fit fairly narrow, and the adidas AdiZero is no different. 
  • Performance. This was once a speedwork shoe, but now it's more of a daily trainer and made for miles. 
  • Comfort. If you are looking for a narrow fitting running shoe that could be used for a daily trainer or some longer speed sessions, this is a great option.
  • Price. $160
  • Check Price on Amazon

👟Best Speed and Workout Shoes for Narrow Feet:

The good thing about speed and racing shoes is most of them fit fairly narrow. 
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This definitely helps those looking for a fast shoe. 
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Sadly, it's those needing a wider shoe that struggle to find a good fitting race shoe!

8. ASICS Metaspeed Edge+ or Sky +

The ASICS carbon-plated shoes are narrow. I'm talking very narrow! Depending on if you're a cadence or stride runner, you'll prefer either the Metaspeed Edge+ or the Metaspeed Sky +.

  • Performance. The ASICS Metaspeed Edge+ or Sky + are carbon-plated running shoes designed for speed. 
  • Who it's for. The Edge+ is for runners with a quick turnover and usually those who run more on their toes. The Sky+ is for those with a longer stride and usually those who run on their heels. 
  • Fit. Neither is better or worse, but they are designed for different foot types.
  • Tech. Both have a light structured mesh and a more forgiving fit compared to their predecessors, addressing issues like blisters and toe discomfort during downhill races. But they both are more narrow. The FlyteFoam turbo midsole offers a firm yet cushioned ride, with a responsive ride made for race day.
  • Price. $250
  • Check Price on Amazon
9. Mizuno Wave Rebellion Pro

The Mizuno Wave Rebellion Pro is Mizuno's premier carbon plated shoe. 

  • Tech. The bottom layer is made up of MIZUNO ENERZY LITE foam, while the top layer is made from the bouncier MIZUNO ENERZY LITE PLUS. 
  • Performance. The two foams work together to stabilize the carbon plate. 
  • Comfort & Fit. The Mizuno Wave Rebellion Pro is one of the more narrow carbon plated shoes and also one of the firmest.
  • Price. $249.95
  • Check Price on Amazon

👟Best Trail Shoes for Narrow Feet

10. 361 Futura

Not a lot of people have heard of the brand 361, but this California-based brand is making big waves in the running industry. 

  • Fit. The 361 Futura has a narrow midfoot but wide toe box leaving you feeling secure without your toes feeling suffocated. 
  • Comfort. The Futura is really the "future" of trail running and is a trail shoe that almost feels like a road shoe. If you've felt like most trail shoes are too stiff, you might appreciate how soft the 361 Futura is.
  • Price. $150
11. Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3

For trail runners with narrow feet, the Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 is a great option. 

  • Comfort. The Salomon S/Lab Ultra 3 fits like a sock with a more snug fit. Salomon is known for their durability and traction on the trails, and the S/Lab Ultra 3 is no different. 
  • Performance. This is one of the best trail shoes for rocky terrain and the east coast trails.
  • Price. $190
  • Check Price on Amazon

👟Your mission...Find the best running shoes for narrow feet

Finding the right shoe can be transformative for your running experience. 
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For those with narrow feet, these options may fit better than the average running shoe. 
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👉Remember, the best shoe for you is one that feels good, so don’t be afraid to try different models until you find your perfect match.

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Michael Young Great article. I'm surprised there weren't more European brands on this list. They are pretty notorious for a narrower shoe. Specially the brands that make climbing shoes as well. La Sportiva and Scarpa come to mind. With my narrow feet, I rock a lot of Salomon because of their narrow fit. I've noticed the newest of the Salomon models have finally gotten a little less narrow for the general public, but still on the narrower size, keeping with their Euro roots

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