I'm looking for a road or trail running shoe with a wide toe box similar to Merrell Pace Gloves or Altras, but with around a 4 mm drop.
I currently run in Saucony Mirage 3s and Saucony Peregrine 3s and find that their toe boxes are tighter than I prefer. Prior to these, I ran in Merrell Pace Gloves and loved them, but developed a tight calf and plantar fasciitis in my left leg/foot and was told some structure and a higher heel-to-toe drop would help.
(It hasn't, but trigger point therapy on my calf has. I'm also working on my form as I believe it's due to me running with my left foot in dorsiflexion. The problem began when I did too much, too soon on a long run and then raced a distance I wasn't well trained for the following weekend.)
I've visited my local running store, read reviews and searched through stores online, but can't find any shoes with wide toe boxes like Merrells or Altras that aren't zero drop. I find Altras incredibly comfortable when I've trialed them at a store, but hesitate going back to zero drop.