I have extremely wide feet, but somewhat slender ankles. My feet are so wide that the balls of my feet hang over the edges of most 4E wide shoes. I was looking for a comfortable shoe to wear during Crossfit, since my cross trainers had too much cushion and made me feel unbalanced during squats. These shoes hit the mark! The toe box is wider than most shoes, perfect for balance and stability during lifts. Plus they keep my ankles supported. I've never worn a more comfortable shoe, and I highly doubt I'll ever turn elsewhere.