A T1W-taper has two elements: the shape of the toe line and the width of the forefoot.
The toe line is characterized by a big toe that is longer than all the rest, with each toe shorter in sequence.
The forefoot is characterized by projections that protrude significantly outside of the maximum width of the toe line. This can be the result either of a naturally wide forefoot or injuries, such as bunions.
Men with this foot shape will not fit standard-width men’s court shoes. Ladies with this foot shape will not fit standard-width ladies court shoes. In general, men of this shape will need extra wide shoes, while ladies will need either standard unisex or wide men’s shoes.
As this shape is difficult to fit for most athletes, we recommend booking an appointment for a shoe fitting with an expert rather than buying online.
Best Shoes for T1W (Wide Egyptian) Toe Lines
A T1-taper is the easiest toe line to fit. In the case of a T1W-taper (Wide Egyptian), however, the width of the forefoot is an issue. For this particular shape, we generally advise going to a T3W-taper because this is the only shape wide enough to accommodate the width of a T1W-taper forefoot.