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9 Pairs of Boots for Wide Calves

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If you, like many, have wide calves, you know that shoe shopping means more than picking your favorite style and shoe size. You have to make sure they actually … zip up. Finding boots that fit wide calves and still fit — comfortably — can be a task, so we scoured the internet for some of the best boots and brands for wide calves. We’ve rounded up the classics and a few trendy styles at different price points. Read on to see our picks.

Footwear brand Franco Sarto offers a handful of wide-calf boots in classic styles —and harder-to-find, trendier styles — on their site and at select retailers. This chunky lug-sole boot zips up to just above the knee, with a calf circumference of just under 15 inches. This unexpected shade is still neutral enough to match almost anything.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Outside of the deep-wine color, these boots are unique for the 3.5-inch metallic heel detail. With a 15-inch calf circumference, these are ideal for wide calves, and reviewers agree, it’s the perfect fit. They’re also available in all black.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Duo Boots are made to fit any calf, offering classic boots in seven calf sizes. For a more customized fit you can grab a tape measure or their sizing tool, the DuoBelt, to figure out your calf size. When adding to your cart, choose your shoe size and your calf size, up to 50 centimeters (roughly 20 inches). We suggest shopping the Tabitha boot, an all-leather, classic knee-high boot you can wear with almost anything.
Available in sizes 5 to 12.

If your style is a bit more casual, opt for the Mabel boot, an edgier knee-high style comprised of leather and stretchy neoprene. Like many of their wide-calf styles, it’s available with calf widths up to 50 centimeters.
Available in sizes 5 to 12.

The selection of wide-calf boots available at Sam Edelman is small, but don’t skip over it. One of the styles available is this riding boot, a classic silhouette available in two colors that goes with everything. The leather and synthetic boots have a calf circumference of 16 inches and a hidden zipper in the back.
Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Journee Collection offers wide and extra-wide calf sizes up to 16 inches in circumference. Yes, these western-inspired boots are available in black, but why not buy them in green? The wide-calf option gives you about 15.5 inches in circumference and the extra-wide option is 16 inches.
Available in sizes 6 to 12.

Kitten heels are a divisive trend, but with this print the teeny heels are barely noticeable. Embrace the comfortable alternative to sky-high heels with just a bit of lift. Landing just about mid-calf, these boots have a 13-inch circumference. Journee Collection’s shoes are made of synthetic leather.
Available in sizes 6 to 11.

With a calf circumference just under 15 inches, these tan boots are one of many wide-calf options available on Nine West and select retailers. The classic silhouette is western-inspired without looking like a cowboy boot and making the pointy shoes wearable enough for every day. Opt for the tan leather to brighten up your winter wardrobe.
Available in sizes 5 to 12.

These faux-suede boots are comprised of polyester and come in four neutral colors with a small metal detail on the heel. Reviewers assure that they still have a quality look and feel. As far as calf circumference, these are just under 15 inches.
Available in sizes 5.5 to 12.

9 Pairs of Boots for Wide Calves