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No one wants to flop around in a shoe that’s too wide, especially on a trip where they’ll be doing a lot of walking. Find out our readers’ top picks for the best womens narrow shoes for travel that look stylish, but feel amazing!
Best Narrow Womens Shoes
Written By: Michelle Nati
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What Are the Best Shoes for Narrow Feet?
If you have narrow feet, it can be a challenge to find shoes you don’t slip out of. It may involve trips to several stores to find just what you’re looking for in one pair and—as it is with any footwear you choose—style is as important as comfort.
While traveling, you’ll likely spend long hours on your feet and engaging in all kinds of adventures, from walking cobblestone streets to attending fancy dinners. You’ll want shoes that compliment any outfit while keeping a spring in your step, and that’s where our intrepid TFG readers come in with their recommendations for the shoe brands for narrow feet!
Best Boots for Narrow Feet
Cole Haan Etta II
Everyone loves a cute ankle boot, and this pair by Cole Haan hits all the marks for style AND comfort. Pair with pin-straight jeans and a tee or a short print dress and tights for the perfect fall look.
These womens narrow dress shoes are “super comfy” according to one reader and have excellent arch support, and there are several width options to choose from to get just the right fit. A win-win, in our book!
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Teva Ellery Ankle Waterproof Boots
When it comes to narrow width womens shoes, the Teva Ellery lives up to its name—it is one sexy boot! It comes in a wide range of widths and readers tout its snug fit, superior arch support, waterproof material, and rubber sole with a solid grip. One says she wears hers everywhere and gets comfort right out of the box!
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Dansko has perfected the women shoes wide toe box narrow heel combination with Maria, an elegant, stripped-down classic. It gives the wearer a good fit but more than enough wiggle room in the toes and heel where it’s needed.
Readers swear by Dansko. One says, “I have a narrow heel and high arch. I wore mine in Germany and Austria and they were super comfy and could be dressed up easily.”
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Quality womens shoes narrow sizes are hard to find and these Aquatalia boots may cost a little more, but readers say they are worth the price when it comes to keeping their feet comfortable. These have low stacked heels and are well padded, with shock-absorbing insoles add to their cushy reputation.
Handcrafted in Italy, they’re made from fine leather and suede and are stain and water-resistant. Easily dress these up for an evening out or pair with leggings and rock those European cobblestones!
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If you’re doing a lot of walking and standing, and you’re looking for a nice-looking, water-repellant boot that has wonderful form and function, look no further than the Sorel Cate. Well-crafted in quality leather, these shoes with arch support and solid grip have soles that are not only fashionable but flexible too. They’re easy to slip into and go, and they’ll keep you warm on a chilly Parisian stroll by the banks of the Seine.
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FRYE boots are a long-standing favorite among readers, so you don’t have to miss out on wearing this classic! The retro Veronica is soft around the ankles, sturdy, and well-padded, and will last the wearer for years to come. The buckle hardware also gives off a badass sheen that will have you strutting with confidence wherever you go!
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Whenever you’re going on an adventure, make sure to take Arche Baryky boots. These narrow womens shoes with arch support are made of soft, pliable leather, but are much tougher than they appear. They’re lightweight, waterproof, and designed for long-term wear.
One reader says, “They are very comfortable for narrow feet.” Take these for a walk in Barcelona or Rome and be able to face some inclement weather in style!
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Sneakers for Narrow Feet
ECCO Soft 7
What’s not to love about the ECCO Soft 7? It has a cool crosshatch pattern on black leather, cushioned support, and comes in a variety of widths. Its high cut allows for a secure but not overly constricting fit. Readers love its secure heel and say “you can walk for miles in these!”
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Dr. Scholl’s Madison
If you have a narrow heel, try Madison by Dr. Scholl’s. They’ll keep you from getting blisters or hot spots on your feet, and you’ll be able to wear them comfortably wherever you go. They come in a multitude of colors and go with just about any outfit. Wear with or without socks and get the same comfortable fit every time. There’s a reason this is THE foot brand!
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Easy Spirit AP1
Some people find athletic shoes too bulky for walking, but the Easy Spirit AP1 is expressly made for that purpose. This classic shoe is comfy and comes in plenty of colors and widths for virtually everyone. Readers agree they fit narrow feet well and are extremely comfortable for a full day of walking.
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These two-tone Naturalizer Morrison sneakers are not only sporty and adorable; they offer ample support and are some of the best tennis shoes for women with narrow feet. One reader, who has a pair in black, says, “They work well when I wear something a bit dressier than my hiking shoes.” This shoe can pair with joggers, skinny jeans, or shorts—so versatile!
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Run-D.M.C. made a song about this retro classic, and the Adidas Superstar is ready to be rediscovered by old school fans and worn by a whole new generation. This is one of the few womens narrow athletic shoes that you can wear everyday and pair with plenty of low-key outfits.
One reader said they did the trick when it came to comfort in Europe: “I have narrow feet and a very high arch; I love that they come up right under the arch.”
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Best Sandals for Narrow Feet
If your feet swell in the heat, you know how important it is to have comfortable footwear to let them breathe. That’s where Naot Sabrina comes in—the brand makes womens narrow walking shoes that fit like a glove have the arch support you need while on the move.
One reader says, “I wear 7 AAA and bought two styles of Naots that fit perfect and are comfortable for endless walking. Simply great!”
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Some people with narrow feet have additional issues like bunions, plantar fasciitis, and skin allergies which don’t allow for them to wear a wide variety of footwear. The Skechers Reggae are comfortable, supportive, and have elastic bands that won’t irritate the skin. They are some of the best hiking shoes for narrow feet and will keep you on your toes in cushioned style—in a variety of outfits!
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These adorable ECCO Flowt sandals are fun narrow shoes for women to wear on any trip. With ample cushioning and support, there are plenty of widths to choose from and adjustable straps to get the fit just right. Their simple colors and stylish design make them a versatile addition to any outfit.
One reader, who has narrow feet but medium arches says, “They provide great support and are extremely comfortable.”
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The Chaco Z2 is a rubber-soled sandal that is supportive, comfortable, sturdy, and fast-drying. Take a pair on long summer hikes, country walks, and wear them for watery fun. For narrow feet, they can’t be beaten.
One reader says, “I have high arches and need support—finding narrow shoes is always a challenge. I love these sporty shoes for their comfort and infinitely adjustable straps.”
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The Naot Kayla is a practical sandal that doesn’t look like one. These are some of the best walking shoes for women with narrow feet, and they go well with everything from casual daywear to a splashy cocktail dress for a night out.
With adjustable Velcro straps and a cushioned footbed, one reader highly recommends them. “I wore them for five hours just after arriving in Bergen, Norway, cobblestones and all, and had no issues. They are so comfy!”
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Clarks Leisa Vine
Slip right into these Clarks Leisa Vine sandals for an instantly comfortable fit and head-turning design courtesy of their unique leather uppers. A cushioned heel strap, adjustable hook-and-loop fastener at the ankle, and soft leather linings make this a must-have shoe.
One reader says, “I wear 3AAA, and these are my favorites!”
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Fans of this brand tend to be loyal, and with good reason—their shoes are extremely comfy for narrow feet and other foot issues from bunions to hammertoes.
For a better fit, one reader advises adjusting the buckles on your SAS Duo sandals further down for more support. We’re thinking the same thing, how can such adorable shoes be so functional, yet they are!
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For a fun, fashionable option that won’t break the bank, Taos Trulie sandals are chic, yet comfortable and fit narrow feet to a tee! They’ll keep you going for miles, and you won’t slide around or trip.
One reader, whose width is a 2A said she “had good luck with them.” Rock these on a lovely summer evening in a maxi dress or a skirt with a blouse and look totally fab!
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Womens Narrow Shoes Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Best Boots for Narrow Feet|
|Cole Haan Etta Bootie II||“Everyone loves a cute ankle boot, and this pair by Cole Haan hits all the marks for style AND comfort.||Check Price|
|Teva Ellery Ankle Waterproof Boots||One says she wears hers everywhere and gets comfort right out of the box!||Check Price|
|Dansko Maria Boot||“I have a narrow heel and high arch. I wore mine in Germany and Austria and they were super comfy and could be dressed up easily.”||Check Price|
|Aquatalia Fuoco Suede Ankle Boot||These have low stacked heels and are well padded, with shock-absorbing insoles add to their cushy reputation.||Check Price|
|Sorel Cate Cut Out Boot||They’re easy to slip into and go, and they’ll keep you warm on a chilly Parisian stroll by the banks of the Seine.||Check Price|
|FRYE Veronica Boot||The retro Veronica is soft around the ankles, sturdy, and well-padded, and will last the wearer for years to come.||Check Price|
|arche ‘Baryky’ Boot||These narrow womens shoes with arch support are made of soft, pliable leather, but are much tougher than they appear.||Check Price|
|Best Sandals for Narrow Feet|
|Naot Sabrina Flat Sandal||“I wear 7 AAA and bought two styles of Naots that fit perfect and are comfortable for endless walking. Simply great!”||Check Price|
|Skechers Reggae Appeal-Z-Gore Slingback Sandal||They are some of the best hiking shoes for narrow feet and will keep you on your toes in cushioned style—in a variety of outfits!||Check Price|
|ECCO Flowt Strap Sandal||“They provide great support and are extremely comfortable.”||Check Price|
|Chaco Z2 Classic Sandal||“I have high arches and need support—finding narrow shoes is always a challenge. I love these sporty shoes for their comfort and infinitely adjustable straps.”||Check Price|
|Naot Kayla Wedge Sandal||“I wore them for five hours just after arriving in Bergen, Norway, cobblestones and all, and had no issues. They are so comfy!”||Check Price|
|Clarks Leisa Vine||“I wear 3AAA, and these are my favorites!”||Check Price|
|SAS Women’s Duo Sandal||For a better fit, one reader advises adjusting the buckles on your SAS Duo sandals further down for more support.||Check Price|
|Taos Footwear Trulie Leather Sandal||Rock these on a lovely summer evening in a maxi dress or a skirt with a blouse and look totally fab!||Check Price|
|Sneakers for Narrow Feet|
|ECCO Soft 7 Slip on Sneakers||Readers love its secure heel and say “you can walk for miles in these!”||Check Price|
|Dr. Scholl’s Madison Sneaker||Wear with or without socks and get the same comfortable fit every time.||Check Price|
|Easy Spirit AP1 Sport Walking Shoe||His classic shoe is comfy and comes in plenty of colors and widths for virtually everyone.||Check Price|
|Naturalizer Morrison Fashion Sneaker||“They work well when I wear something a bit dressier than my hiking shoes.”||Check Price|
|Adidas Superstar Sneaker||“I have narrow feet and a very high arch; I love that they come up right under the arch.”||Check Price|
How to Pack Your Shoes
When it comes to packing shoes—especially if you’re trying to pack light and avoid a shoe poking through a bag—start by choosing a container such as a shoe bag or a packing cube, then pack according to your type of luggage. See more in the video below.
Watch this video to start learning how to organize with packing cubes!
Whether you have a front loading or top loading backpack, it’s crucial to put your shoes first, at the bottom. If you’re planning to pack shoes in a rolling carry-on, remember that it stands sideways, so it’s important to note how it functions when it is upright. Most often, your shoes will need to be packed close to the wheels, so that the luggage maintains its balance in transit.
What do you think are the best womens narrow shoes for travel? Share and comment below!
For more travel shoes, please read:
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- Where to Shop for Comfort Shoes
- 21 Most Comfortable Shoes Travel Bloggers Swear By
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