I purchased the Men's Phoenix Ventilator shoes in wide for my husband. This is the first time he has had a wide shoe and he loves the comfort (arthritis in big toe joint). He added a store-bought gel insert and he was able to walk more comfortably than he has in quite a while. These shoes are excellent quality. It would be great if they came with the gel insert/lining, but it was easy enough to add the store-bought one.