10 Best Cushioned Running Shoes With Wide Toe Box

Updated on: February 2021

Best Cushioned Running Shoes With Wide Toe Box in 2021


ALTRA Men's AFM1953G Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe, Black - 13 D(M) US

ALTRA Men's AFM1953G Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe, Black - 13 D(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Ideal Uses: Trail running, trail racing
  • Cushioning: Low
  • Stack Height: 21mm
  • Weight: 7.9 oz. / 274 g
  • Designed to Improve: Natural Foot Positioning, Toe Splay, Comfort, Stability
  • Platform: Fully Cushioned Zero Drop platform and FootShape toe box
  • Midsole: Altra Quantic
  • Insole: 5 mm contour with removable StoneGuard
  • Other Features: Natural Ride System

Inov-8 Mens Parkclaw 275 - Trail Running Shoes - Wide Toe Box - Versatile Shoe for Road and Light Trails - Blue Green 10 M US

Inov-8 Mens Parkclaw 275 - Trail Running Shoes - Wide Toe Box - Versatile Shoe for Road and Light Trails - Blue Green 10 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • ➤ WIDE TOE BOX - The shoe has a spacious toe box that allows extra room for foot splay and toe wiggle, helping to aid with comfort and stability on longer trail runs where your feet would naturally begin to swell.
  • ➤ VERSATILE DESIGN - 4mm deep lugs offer phenomenal grip on both the road and light trails. Super light for all the cushion and support, the perfect shoe for runners wanting to step off the roads and onto the trails more often.
  • ➤ ADDED COMFORT - The padded tongue is thick enough to feel soft and plush without feeling too bulky, whilst the padded heel cage offers additional cushioning for a really comfortable fit straight out of the box.
  • ➤ SIZE NOTE - The shoes come up a 5 on our fit scale (1 narrow - 5 wide).

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Peacoat/Blue/Aqua - D - 10.5

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Peacoat/Blue/Aqua - D - 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether you’re a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, you’ll find plenty to like.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.

Mizuno Women's Wave Prophecy 8 Running Shoe, Black/Silver, 9 B US

Mizuno Women's Wave Prophecy 8 Running Shoe, Black/Silver, 9 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • MIZUNO WAVE: Wave sets the standard for running shoe technologies.
  • Mizuno's only Full Length Infinity Wave Plate: The next level of Wave technology with a more visible and effective construction. The ultimate Wave features unrivaled cushioning and improved durability by absorbing and dispersing the impact at foot strike
  • AIRmesh Upper: Air Mesh Upper for superior feel, breathability, and comfort.
  • U4icX Strobel Lasting Board means extra cushioning even under the sockliner to ensure a comfortable underfoot feel
  • Dynamotion Fit Technology relieves the stress the foot naturally places on footwear - eliminating distortion for the perfect fit.

Inov-8 Womens Parkclaw 275 GTX - Waterproof Trail Running Shoes - Wide Toe Box - Versatile Shoe for Road and Light Trails - Grey/Teal 6.5 W US

Inov-8 Womens Parkclaw 275 GTX - Waterproof Trail Running Shoes - Wide Toe Box - Versatile Shoe for Road and Light Trails - Grey/Teal 6.5 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • ➤ WIDE TOE BOX - The shoe has a spacious toe box that allows extra room for foot splay and toe wiggle, helping to aid with comfort and stability on longer trail runs where your feet would naturally begin to swell.
  • ➤ VERSATILE DESIGN - 4mm deep lugs offer phenomenal grip on both the road and light trails. Super light for all the cushion and support, the perfect shoe for runners wanting to step off the roads and onto the trails more often.
  • ➤ GORE TEX - Waterproof upper technology delivers the ultimate protection, whilst a faster dry out time allows you to feel confident and comfortable in all weather.
  • ➤ ADDED COMFORT - The padded tongue is thick enough to feel soft and plush without feeling too bulky, whilst the padded heel cage offers additional cushioning for a really comfortable fit straight out of the box.
  • ➤ SIZE NOTE - The shoes come up a 5 on our fit scale (1 narrow - 5 wide).

Mizuno Men's Wave Rider 23 Running Shoe, Beetle-Metallic Shadow, 9.5 D US

Mizuno Men's Wave Rider 23 Running Shoe, Beetle-Metallic Shadow, 9.5 D US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • The Wave Rider 23's Mizuno Wave cushioning technology provides ultra soft comfort in a super secure fit
  • Lightweight and breathable mesh upper offers controlled temperatures and top unwavering performance
  • Wave Rider 23 features a dual compound midsole using U4ic and U4icX technologies for unrivalled responsiveness and exhilarating runs
  • This neutral favorite works best for slight underpronation all the way to very slight overpronation. For moderate overpronation the Wave Horizon 3 or Wave Inspire 15 would be best.

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 9M, Black/Skylight

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 9M, Black/Skylight
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • Ortholite X-40 Sockliner - This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.

ASICS Gel-Excite 4 Women's Running Shoe, Grape/Silver/Begonia Pink, 11 M US

ASICS Gel-Excite 4 Women's Running Shoe, Grape/Silver/Begonia Pink, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Surface: Road. Differential: Not provided. Breathable mesh upper with synthetic leather overlays for structural support. Traditional lace-up closure. Plush tongue and collar for a more comfortable fit. Mesh lining for a breathable wear. Removable foam insole supplies light underfoot cushioning. EVA midsole for lasting plush. Rearfoot Gel® cushioning system attenuates impacting shock and allows for a smooth transition to midstance. Rubber outsole. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 9 oz
  • Run forward and further with the ASICS® Gel-Excite 4!
  • Predecessor: Gel-Excite 3.
  • Support Type: Neutral to underpronation (supination).
  • Cushioning: Maximum cushioning.

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Arishi Trail V1 Running Shoe, Light Aluminum/Black/Neo Mint, 8 W US

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Arishi Trail V1 Running Shoe, Light Aluminum/Black/Neo Mint, 8 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • AT Tread outsole provides versatile traction during both on and off-road activities
  • EVA foam insert increases comfort
  • Fresh Foam midsole cushioning is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride
  • Toe Protect technology helps protect feet from rocks, roots and debris
  • Upper features no-sew construction for a sleek fit and feel

ALTRA Men's ALM1948G Paradigm 4.5 Road Running Shoe, Gray - 13 M US

ALTRA Men's ALM1948G Paradigm 4.5 Road Running Shoe, Gray - 13 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Dynamic support combo of integrated StabiliPods and medial Guide Rail
  • Perfect for weak or tired feet
  • A natural favorite for ultrarunners
  • Stack Height: 30mm
  • M | 11.2 oz. / 318 g

Wildflower Gardening Tips

Creating your own wildflower garden has an attractive ring to it and it will make you think of the hikes through woods or the Ingalls girls running down the hill in the opening of the show "Little House on the Prairie."

For those of you who do not have a green thumb, you actually can have a green thumb with a little knowledge and understanding. Wildflowers, as well as other flowering plants, are like people, they have their own unique personalities. One thing you need to have an understanding of is a plant is accustomed to the Nature it desires.

When a plant is transplanted to a new environment that it is unaccustomed to, it will become ill and die. When choosing what types of wildflowers you wish to grow from the hikes in the woods, notice the soil that they are living in, the area of the woods they are living in, the surroundings, and what is growing near them.

For example you find wind-flowers and dogtooth violets in the woods, notice how they are growing and place them the same way in your own flower garden. When planting the wildflowers in your garden at home, you will want to give them the same soil and lighting conditions as they have in the area that you found them.

You will want to transplant wildflowers after the blooming season for them are over. When you are digging up the wildflowers of choice, you will want to dig up the surrounding soil to take with them in the transplanting stage. You will want to have the soil packed about the root ball when transplanting in their new home.

Wildflower Planting Tips

You will want to have the soil in your garden at home to be prepared before you start your wildflower hunting. You will want to make sure that you have soil from the wooded area that you are getting your wildflowers from. The soil will need to be deep, rich, and full of leaf mold.

You will also want to make sure there is proper drainage in your garden. The wood's soil is not waterlogged so neither should be your home garden. You will want to have a layer of rocks placed deeply into your garden so that the soil does not become saturated with water. The top soil should go over the rocks, and then the layer of soil that you brought back from the woods.

You will want to water the soil well before planting your wildflowers. As you are planting the wildflowers, place the soil from the plants in the holes as well.

Wildflower Selections

Consider making a plan to choose wildflowers that bloom from spring to fall for your wildflower garden.

Let's begin with the wildflowers that bloom in March. The wildflowers that bloom in March are saxifrage, hepatica, and spring beauty.

Wildflowers that bloom in April are columbine, tiny bluets, and wild geraniums.

May wildflowers are wood anemone, dogtooth violet, Jack-in-the-pulpit, false Solomon's seal, bloodroot, violets, and wake robins.

June wildflower bloomers are bee balm aster, mullein, bellflower, and foxglove.

There is the gay butterfly weed for July.

For the rest of the wildflower months are Queen Anne's lace, Joe Pye weed, turtle head, and aster that bring up the rear for the brilliant wildflower colors.

Wildflower Specifics

There are a few pros and cons for some of the wildflowers. But once you start your wildflower list, you will want to keep adding to it.

Hepatica. Hepatica will decide to show itself before spring really gets here. Hepatica will begin to bring itself out into the world while hiding under a bedding of leaves waiting for the first ray of sunshine to show itself to the world. Hepaticas are protected by a fuzzy covering similar to the protective covering of new fern leaves. Hepaticas will grow in clusters and more will be found in open places. The soil for hepaticas will be rich and loose. They will need to be placed in partially shade areas and under good soil conditions to thrive. You will want to cover the hepaticas with a layer of leaves in the fall. In the later days of February, unless the weather is still on the frosty cold side, remove the leaf coverage.

Spring Beauty. The spring beauty blooms shortly behind the hepatica. You cannot mistake the look of the spring beauty. The spring beauty's features are white flowers with traces of pink, a thin, wiry stem, and narrow, glasslike leaves. The spring beauties will be found growing in large patches in wide-open spaces. You will want to plant a number of the roots and plant them in a wide-open area that has lots of sun.

Saxifrage. The saxifrage grows in dry, rocky places and can be found in chinks of rocks. The saxifrage will be a great rock garden flower. It can also be found in dry, sandy places along the rocks. The saxifrage has white flower clusters on hairy stems.

Columbine. Columbine can also be found in rocky areas. Columbines are red head bobs on a wiry, slender stem. The roots do not grow deeply into the ground and often can be seen growing above ground. Columbines need to be planted in an area that has lots of drainage.

Bluets. Bluets have lovely, rich, delicate little blue blossoms. The colors of the blossoms will begin to fade the hotter it becomes outside in the summer months. Bluets are also known as Quaker ladies or innocence. You will find bluets growing in colonies in fields and along the sides of the roads. Bluets are partial to open areas where they can receive plenty of sunlight.

Wild geraniums. Wild geraniums are not well suited for bouquets. The purplish flowers are rather bold and showy against their deeply cut leaves. Wild geraniums are found in rather moist and partially shaded areas in the woods.

There are other various types of wildflowers that you can add to your wildflower garden for a showing that suits your own personality other than the ones mentioned here. Learn about the wildflowers that catch your eye before transplanting them to your own gardens.

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