It does seem narrower than my one other pair of Earth shoes. The construction of the shoe is such that there is quite a bit of give in the upper. Also I think part of the narrow look may be an optical illusion due to the cross hatch weaving on the sides. If you need more width because you have a higher foot you will have plenty of room. I am a B width and these shoes fit comfortably without crowding in any way in the bottom of the side area where the sides are solid and not woven. That makes the fit roomier than my other sneaker type footwear. If you are a wider width than a B this may be tight. You may need to actually try a pair to know if it feels right.