Hiking Boots for Size 11 and Size 12 Narrow Feet?

How do I find hiking boots for size 11 and size 12 narrow feet?

Your site is absolutely the best thing out there! i am already knotting my shoes as you suggest, and WHOA….what a difference!
Yep, I’m a guy, and my grandfather left me with astonishing narrow feet for a man- 10.5 AA-AA for mens sizes, 11.5aa for women’s. So I NEVER buy mens walking/hiking shoes (not boots- that world is beyond my pay grade) for my self, always women’s. The problem is finding a decent and narrow woman’s trail hiking/walking shoe in 11.5 AA. Yep, New Balance makes them, but the fit isn’t quite right…any other suggestions?

So much appreciated!

Thanks,

Ted

Hiking Boots for Long Narrow Feet

Thanks, Ted, for your question. I seem to be getting a lot of emails from women (and now men!) with size 11 and 12 narrow feet having a tough time finding hiking boots!

There is a lot of dialogue on this page from readers and me about long, narrow hiking boots.

Hiking Boots in Size 11 and 12 Narrow

Here are some hiking boots that seem to work for a few people that come in sizes 11 and 12, however, only New Balance makes AA width:

Also, you should consider boots from brands that run narrow (Salomon, Vasque, Scarpa…the European brands tend to run narrow), but may not be AA. A boot that runs narrow, plus my boot lacing technique, and the sock liner/outer sock combo may be enough to manage your AA foot.

Check out this article: Are Men’s Hiking Boots Different from Women’s Hiking Boots?

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Happy trails!

5 comments

  1. Shawna says:

    I’m a women’s size 12 AA or N and cannot find any boots that work even after checking the referrals you all listed. Does anyone else have any suggestions?? My old New Balances are on their last leg.

  2. Lowa Renegade III out of stock as of September 4, 2016
    New Balance discontinuted the AA trail hiking shoe….I am leaving for New Zealand and Austraiia in December.
    What a bummer for our narrow feet.
    I even gave them “Hiking Lady’s” web site to tell them we are here and we do hike!

  3. Evans says:

    The Hi-Tec Keswick Waterproof Walking Boots feature a suede and mesh upper, to allow your foot to move more freely than with other synthetic fabrics.

  4. Dianne says:

    I guess I’m not alone! I wear a 12 AA/AAA, and have not had luck in finding hiking boots. There was a time that New Balance offered a 12 or 13 AA, but I haven’t seen any styles in those sizes lately. Even so, the last NB hiking shoes/boots that I bought in 12AA were too wide…after adding a different insole!

    Years ago, I bought a pair of NB GoreTex in a 12AA that are just a tad too tight (probably should have bought the 13AA while they still made them!), but I keep them because nothing else even comes close to fitting. Any suggestions?

  5. betsy says:

    Ted, I’m sick and tired of the same problem. I am a women’s 11.5 narrow (actually triple a, but a narrow would help), so if you find anything, let us know! All I can say is I have my eye on custom made boots when I win the lottery — in the mean time, I checked out men’s narrow, and I see that’s a medium in women’s, so no luck for either of us. Good luck!

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