Are Hey Dude Shoes Wide Fit? [Real Comparison Photos]


If you have wide feet, sometimes buying slip-on shoes can be a literal pain because many types of slip-on styles are designed to have a more secure, snug fit. But what about Hey Dude shoes? Are Hey Dude Shoes wide fit?

Not all Hey Dude shoes are offered in wide fit, but the company does offer some of their shoes in a wide fit design. In my experience, normal Hey Dude shoes have an average width, but I have found them to be very forgiving because the material itself on many of their shoes is lightweight and stretchy.

I would say the first thing to understand is that the material used in Hey Dude Wally Sox Classics and Hey Dude Wendy Sox Classics is very stretchable and forgiving, and even though the width of the shoe is only what I would describe as average, I found the shoe to be very comfortable because the fabric forms easily to the unique shape of my foot.

In the 9-second video below, I tried to capture just how stretchy the fabric is:

Again, yes, Hey Dude does make wide fit shoes.

But, it is worth noting that when I tried a Hey Dudes wide fit shoe, I personally did not notice much of a sizing difference (if any at all) from their standard classic shoe. For example, below is my Hey Dude Wally Sox Tri-Tone on the left (which is listed as wide fit) next to my Hey Dude Wally Sox Classic on the right (which is not listed as wide fit):

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To me, the fit was the exact same.

Overall, I found the width of Hey Dude shoes to be what I would describe as average. When I compared Hey Dude shoes to Vans slip-ons, I felt like the Hey Dude Wally Sox Classics had a slightly looser, wider fit overall:

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But when I compared them to Crocs (which are known to fit wide), I found the Crocs shoes to be much wider than the Hey Dude Wally Sox Classic shoes:

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This was also the case when I compared the women’s Hey Dude Wendy Sox shoes to a pair of Crocs Classics:

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But I do want to re-emphasize that the material of these shoes is very forgiving, and in my experience, stretches and conforms to the unique shape of my foot. Obviously, every foot is unique, and this may not be the case for you.

Again, if you need Hey Dude wide fit shoes, they do have several options listed as wide fit (we discuss those options later). But, in my experience, when I tried one of these Hey Dude wide fit shoes, I found the sizing to be virtually the same as the Hey Dude classics.

Are Hey Dude Shoes Wide Fit or Narrow?

Not all Hey Dude shoes are offered in wide fit, but the company does offer some of their shoes in a wide fit design. In my experience, normal Hey Dude shoes have an average width, but I have found them to be very forgiving because the material itself on many of their shoes is lightweight and stretchy.

Do Hey Dude Shoes Have a Wide Toe Box?

When just comparing the sizing of the toe box area, Hey Dude shoes compare very similar to Vans. But, because the material is so stretchy, I personally found Hey Dude shoes to be much more comfortable and forgiving than Vans Slip On Shoes.

Here are comparison photos:

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But as we discussed earlier, the toe box area is not as wide as Crocs. Here are comparison photos:

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Again, Hey Dude shoes are about average width, but because the material is stretchy, in my experience they conform nicely to a wide foot.


Are Hey Dude Shoes Comfortable for Wide Feet?

In my experience, Hey Dude shoes are comfortable for four main reasons:

  • They are stretchy
  • They use thick memory foam insoles
  • They are flexible
  • They are lightweight

Hey Dude Shoes Use Stretchy Fabric

Let me first disclaimer this by saying that certain types of Hey Dude shoes do not use a stretch fabric. But the most classic type of Hey Dude shoes (for example, the Hey Dude Wally Sox Classics and the Hey Dude Wendy Sox Classics) are made using a stretchy, lightweight fabric that almost feels like a thick sock against the side of the foot.

In the picture below, I tried to capture just how stretchy and forgiving the toe box area is on my Hey Dude Wally Sox Classic Shoes:

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Hey Dude Shoes Use Thick Memory Foam Insoles

Secondly, Hey Dude shoes use thick memory foam insoles under the foot which really cushion the foot and make the shoes very comfortable to wear. In the photo below, I tried to capture just how thick these memory foam insoles are:

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Hey Dude Shoes are Flexible

Hey Dude shoes are very flexible and easy to walk around in. Here is a look at how flexible my Hey Dude shoes are:

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Hey Dude Shoes are Lightweight

Hey Dude shoes are lightweight and don’t weigh my feet down.

The men’s Hey Dude Wally Sox Classics weigh in at 0.45 pounds per shoe for a size 12 shoe:

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The women’s Hey Dude Wendy Sox Classics weigh in at 0.34 pounds per shoe for a size 7 shoe:

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Which Hey Dudes are Best for Wide Feet?

Hey Dude Wide Width Men

If you need wide width Hey Dude shoes for men, here are two good styles to consider:

Hey Dude Wide Width Women

If you need wide width Hey Dude shoes for women, here are two good styles to consider:


How are Hey Dude Shoes Supposed to Fit?

Hey Dude shoes should not fit loose. Because they are slip on shoes, you will need at least a semi-snug fit to ensure that the shoe does not slip off your foot as you walk.

Overall, I found my normal shoe sizing led to a comfortable fit for Hey Dude shoes.

Do Hey Dude Shoes Run Big or Small?

In my experience, Hey Dude shoes fit true to size when compared to other slip on casual shoes. But, when I compared them to other popular brands, I did find the women’s Hey Dude shoes to fit a bit looser in comparison to the men’s shoes.

If you are concerned about Hey Dude shoes for wide feet, or want to read more about sizing, I would suggest you visit my article Do Hey Dude Shoes Run Big or Small?

Paul Johnson

Paul is a lead content creator for Workwear Command. He has had several blue-collar jobs which have provided him a wide range of experience with tools and gear. He also has a business degree and has spent time in business casual office settings.

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