Aug 5, 2020 at 2:23 pm #3669265
I did a search but did not find any recent information. Any suggestions for shoe choices for narrow, low-volume feet? I’m about a 9.5 and have always preferred narrow shoes. I like a bit of room in the toe box, but still on the narrow side. Merrell Moabs used to fit me great but it seems they have changed the style and made them wider, and regardless the quality has gone downhill. So now looking at lightweight trail hikers with good soles and good ventilation.
Thanks!Aug 5, 2020 at 2:31 pm #3669269Christopher GilmoreBPL Member
I wear Treksta and they work well. https://www.trekstausa.com/node/8016Aug 7, 2020 at 1:48 pm #3669772Daniel BBPL Member
Foot is a 10B. I have used La Sportiva Bushido’s and Salomon Sense Rides successfully.Aug 7, 2020 at 2:46 pm #3669783Nathan WattsBPL Member
Check out Inov-8. Look for options rated at size 1 or 2 on their width scale.Aug 7, 2020 at 5:13 pm #3669802Kimberly GBPL Member
I wear a La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Ladies. La Sportiva also makes men’s. Love these shoes for backpacking and trail running. I have narrow feet.Aug 8, 2020 at 4:44 am #3669848Link .BPL Member
Andrew Skurka has narrow low volume feet and has done numerous reviews on his site he likes the Bushido II and Salomon shoes, here is some of his reviews
you can search his site for a lot of different shoe reviewsAug 8, 2020 at 7:26 am #3669860David HartleyBPL Member
@dhartleyLocale: Western NY
Another vote for the La Sportiva Ultra Raptors. I also have low volume feet and have been using them for years. They do run wildly small – size up at least 1 full size – maybe even 1 1/2 sizes. Great rock protection and good traction on smooth rock. My only complaint is that the rand around the lower part keeps them from draining as well as I would like. Also where the mesh joins the toe protection is a premature failure point – I typically dab the area with a little seam grip to forestall that.Aug 8, 2020 at 11:10 am #3669899Link .BPL Member
here is another article by Andrew Recommended footwear for high routes, Alaska, and early-season conditions .Aug 10, 2020 at 7:57 pm #3670300
Thanks Link! Lotsa good info there. Gonna order a couple of pairs and see what works.Aug 18, 2020 at 8:39 am #3671350
Circling back on this subject. Walked into my local REI yesterday and tried on the Bushido IIs and some pair of the Salomons. The Bushidos feel great. It has been a long time since I’ve had a shoe as narrow as my feet. Heel cup feels right, and I do think there is just enough wiggle room in the toe box. Ended up with a 10.5 while I usually wear 9.5. Felt great around the house last night while making dinner, but still need to get some neighborhood miles before five days in northern Yos next weekend. Pretty optimistic but we shall see!
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