If you're like me, winter brings more than cooler temps; it also brings the struggle to find a pair of boots that you can zip past your ankles. I've shed more than a few tears of the years trying to find wide calf boots that actually fit. But retailers are getting hip to our needs as wide calf babes and this season, there are so many good wide calf boot options that I wanted to share my favorite picks with you.
When you're shopping online for wide calf boots, you need to know your calf measurement. The best way to do it is to get a sewing tape measure and measure your calf at its widest part. For reference, my calf is 19" which sizes me out of a few options. In addition to checking the calf circumference prior to buying, also make sure to look at the store's return policy. I recently was gifted a pair of awesome thigh high boots that I couldn't get past my ankles and I had to pay to send them back. Because of their size and weight, shipping boots can be costly so it's always a good idea to check the return policy.
It's also important to look for fabric content and see whether or not the boots zip or slip on. I know that I can push the calf measurement if the boots have a stretch panel in the back as opposed to a zipper. Some sites have really great sizing breakdowns and I will do my best to make note of that for each option. The good thing that there are options for every style, every budget and every calf size!
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1. Over The Knee Boots
Sole Diva Over The Knee Boots, Simply Be
Simply Be has one of the best wide calf boot sections around and their styles come in five different calf widths which vary by shoe size. This pair is available up to 23" for a size 12. Consult the size chart here.
2. Lace Up Thigh High Boots
Over the Knee Lace Up Boots, ELOQUII
ELOQUII has sexy over the knee wide calf boots down! This pair is extra lust-worthy because of the lace-up back. Designed for a wide fit, these have a 19.5" circumference.
3. Fringe Wide Calf Boots
Fringe Knee High Boots, Ashley Stewart
When I saw these wide calf fringe boots on Instagram, I was so excited. This style is so fun. Available in tan or black, these fit a calf circumference of 18.5".
4. Ruched Wide Calf Boots
Brayden Ruched Tall Boot, Avenue
From Avenue's Cloudwalkers' Collection, these are definitely designed for comfort. Available in grey, black, and tan, these fit up to a size 13 and a 18" calf.
5. Lace Back Riding Boots
Black, taupe and olive are the color options for this awesome lace-up riding boot hybrid. Available up to a size 11 in medium and wide widths, these fit up to a 17.5" calf.
6. Vegan Leather Riding Boots
Vegan Leather Riding Boots, Wet Seal
At only $44.95, these are a great budget-friendly wide calf boot option. They are available in cognac, brown and black with a calf measurement of 18".
7. Quilted Hi Leg Boots
Sole Diva Quilted Hi Leg Boots, Simply Be
Another great option from Simply Be, these wide calf boots come in all five width options fitting up to 23.25" for a size 11.
8. Glitter Heel Wide Calf Boots
Knee High Cylinder Heel Boot, ELOQUII
These wide calf boots are all about the details. The glitter heel is amazing and the stretch back panel makes these easier to slip on. They fit up to a 16.75" calf.
9. Chunky Heel Lace Up
Lace Up Over The Knee Boots, Torrid
One great thing about lace up styles is that you can loosen the laces for some extra room. These go up to a size 13 which fits up to 20.86".
10. Extra Wide Calf
Basic Tall Boot - Extra Wide Calf, Ashley Stewart
11. Two-Tone Riding Boots
Vicki Two-Tone Riding Boots, Avenue
Featuring a super-cushion insole, these are a comfy wide calf option if you're in the market for riding boots.Available up to a size 13 with a 18" calf circumference. Another benefit to ordering from Avenue is that you can ship directly to the store for pick-up!
12. Microsuede Wide-Calf Boots
Although the description doesn't list the calf circumference, for the price, these are worth giving a shot!
13. Taupe Over The Knee
14. Tan Riding Boots
I love these tan wide calf riding boots from SimplyBe because they are available in three shoe widths and all five calf widths.
15. Wide Calf Snow Boots
If you live in a place where it snows a lot like me, you know that finding boots to shield you calves from deep snow can be a challenge. These wide calf snow boots from Ashley Stewart fit up to 19" calves.
16. Colorblock Wide Calf Boots
I've tried these Avenue colorblock wide calf boots on in person so I can attest to the 18" calf circumference fit.
17. Foldover Wide Calf Boots
I actually have a pair of regular width boots from Rainbow so I can attest that their boots usually have a good amount of stretch to them. For a babe on a budget, these foldover wide calf boots are a must.
18. Black Stretch Wide Calf Boots
Dubbed extra wide calf boots by retailer 6pm, these contain a stretchy back panel and wide up to 19.5" calves. They come in three shoe widths and are available up to size 13.
19. Laced Knee High Boots
The lace up detail on these Charlotte Russe wide calf boots is so good!
20. Taupe Faux Suede
These Rue21 wide calf boots give me total 80s vibes. Sizing for Rue21 boots is done a little differently but for reference, small = 5/6, medium = 7/8 and so on.
21. Brown Tassel Riding Boots
These SimplyBe wide calf boots are all about the details!
22. Buckle Wide Calf Boots
These Lane Bryant wide calf boots feature a stretch back and a chic buckle at the ankle. They fit up to a 17.5" calf but they do ship free to the store which allows you to easily try them on.
23. Black Tassel Wide Calf Boots
These FTF wide calf boots are the perfect little everyday boots.
24. Velvet Wide Calf Boots
This pair of Ashley Stewart wide calf velvet boots are definitely for my fellow out there fat babes.18.5" width plus lucite heels too?! GIMME!
So here you are a few of my favorite wide calf boots out there this season. Although there's a few on this list already, I will be doing a follow up post specifically for over-the-knee wide calf heel boots.
What else are you on the look out for when it comes to shoes? Let me know in the comments below and I got you!