Are Nike Dunks Wide or Narrow Fit? [Real Sizing Photos]


I recently put my hands on both the Nike Dunk Low and the Nike Dunk High so that I could compare the width of Nike Dunks to the width of other popular shoes. After comparing the width of Nike Dunks to over 20 other popular shoes, my conclusion was this: Nike Dunks have a regular width that is very comparable to the large majority of other popular shoes.

I took side-by-side width comparison photos so you can judge for yourself. To navigate this page you can simply scroll down, or you can click below on the specific type of shoe you are interested in, which will jump you ahead on the page to those specific Nike Dunk width comparison photos that I took.

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Do Nike Dunks Fit Wide or Narrow?

In my experience, the Nike Dunk’s forefoot width and toe box width is very comparable to the width of other popular retro athletic shoes. Overall, I think the Nike Dunk has a regular width that isn’t too wide or too narrow.

Do Nike Dunks Have a Wide Toe Box?

Nike Dunks do not have a wide toe box. The width of the toe box on the Nike Dunk is very standard compared to other types of retro athletic shoes.

For example, here is a photo I took comparing the width of men’s Nike Dunks (on the left) to the width of Air Jordan 1:

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As you can see above, the overall shape and width of the toe box is very similar. Also, the Nike Dunk’s toe box has a very standard depth compared to the Air Jordan 1:

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And here is a photo I took comparing the width of women’s Nike Dunk (on the left) to the width of Air Jordan 1:

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Crocs are well known for having a wide toe box area, and when you compare Nike Dunk width to Crocs, you can see the Nike Dunk has a more regular-sized toe box that isn’t as wide as Crocs. Here’s mine for men:

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And here is women’s:

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But even though the Nike Dunk doesn’t have a wide toe box, don’t expect it to be narrow either. For example, when I compare it to the Nike Cortez (which is well known for having a narrow fit), you can see the toe box on the Nike Dunk is wider:

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The main takeaway is expect the toe box of the Nike Dunk to have a regular width that isn’t too wide or too narrow. If you have wide feet, sizing up may be needed.

Nike Dunk Compared to Wide Shoes

Below, I took a photo of my Nike Dunks (on the right) in regular width compared to the width of an extra wide Nike Air Monarch. This will help illustrate how wide Nike Dunks are in regular width compared to wide-sized shoes (Dunk High in first photo, then Dunk Low):

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The main takeaway is expect the Nike Dunk to have a regular width that isn’t too wide or too narrow. If you have wide feet, it may be best to size up a half size to provide extra space inside the shoe. In the next section, let’s take a look at all the sizing width photos I took so you can see more examples. All the photos below use a size 12 men’s shoe or a size 7 women’s shoe.


Men’s Nike Dunk Low Width Photos

Air Jordan 1 vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Nike Court Vision vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Nike Air Max Excee Sizing vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Nike Air Max 90 vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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New Balance 997H vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Crocs vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Adidas 2K Boost vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Vans Old Skool vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Adidas Superstar vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Reebok Question vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Converse Chucks vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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New Balance 550 vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Air Force 1 vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Reebok Club C vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Reebok Classic vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Hey Dude vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Nike Cortez vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Nike Blazer vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Converse Pro Leather vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Under Armour HOVR vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Reebok Pump Omni Zone II vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Nike Dunk Low Width Photos

Women’s Nike Air Max 90 vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Adidas Cloudfoam vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Air Jordan 1 vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Nike Court Vision vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Air Max 1 vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Air Force 1 vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Crocs vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Converse Chucks vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Vans vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Under Armour vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Nike Cortez vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s New Balance 574 vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Nike Blazer vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Adidas Superstar vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Hey Dude Wendy vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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Women’s Reebok Club C vs Nike Dunk Low Width

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To read more about Nike Dunk Low sizing, click here.


Men’s Nike Dunk High Width Photos

Nike Air Max Excee vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Nike Air Max 90 vs Nike Dunk High Width

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New Balance 997H vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Air Jordan 1 vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Nike Court Vision vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Crocs vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Adidas 2K Boost vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Vans Old Skool vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Adidas Superstar vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Reebok Question vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Converse Chucks vs Nike Dunk High Width

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New Balance 550 vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Air Force 1 vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Reebok Club C vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Reebok Classic vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Hey Dude vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Nike Cortez vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Nike Blazer vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Converse Pro Leather Court Daze vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Under Armour HOVR vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Reebok Pump Omni Zone II vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Nike Dunk High Width Photos

Women’s Nike Air Max 90 vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Nike Air Force 1 vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Adidas Cloudfoam vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Air Jordan 1 vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Nike Court Vision vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Converse Chucks vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Vans vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Air Max 1 vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Crocs vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Under Armour vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Nike Cortez vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s New Balance 574 vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Nike Blazer vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Adidas Superstar vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Hey Dude Wendy vs Nike Dunk High Width

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Women’s Reebok Club C vs Nike Dunk High Width

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To read more about Nike Dunk High sizing, click here.


Wide Nike Dunk Alternative

If you are looking for a Nike Dunk alternative that has a roomier design, the Nike Air Force 1 might be a good option. The Air Force 1 has a slightly wider forefoot and also runs a little bit longer in length than the Nike Dunk:

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But perhaps the biggest difference in sizing between the Nike Dunk and Air Force 1 is the Air Force 1 has a deeper, roomier toe box that has a more squared shape at the toe. This might be helpful if you need extra space for wide feet.

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Narrow Nike Dunk Alternative

If you are looking for a Nike Dunk alternative that has a narrow design, the Nike Blazer might be a good option. The Nike Blazers have a has a similar sizing length to the Nike Dunk, but has a narrow design. Here is a photo of my Nike Dunks compared to Nike Blazer (on the left):

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I also feel like the Nike Blazer toe box isn’t as deep as the toe box of the Nike Dunk, which can help provide a more snug fit:

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Nike Dunk Width Conclusion

In my experience, Nike Dunks have a regular width that is very comparable to the width of other types of athletic shoes. I ordered my normal sizing and they fit comfortably. However, I do not have wide feet. If you have wide feet, you may need to size up to provide more space inside the shoe.

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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