The air is brisk, the leaves are changing colors and everyone is pulling out their fall clothes and packing away all the summer ones. Your excited about the new additions to your closet. The warm sweaters, the cute skirts and jackets however, there’s only one problem. Each and every year you go to your closet and you dread the daily fight you know you are going to have with your boots. No not your mountain boots or your cute little ankle booties. Your thinking about upcoming fight between those knee boots and your calves.
Each and every year women struggle with trying to zip up their knee boots. Often we have to throw in the towel and opt out for the ones that are made of the stretchy fake leather material that we can just pull up on our legs. We long to be able to shop online and buy boots without having to try them on and we hate when a sales woman at a stores says “They’re leather so they will stretch” *side eye*. If your a woman who was born with genetically big calves or someone who plays sports you know how hard and discouraging shopping for boots during this season can be.
What exactly is considered a big calf? Well, normally boots are made with their shaft’s in circumference of 14″-15″ inches. A woman is considered to have wide calves when her calves range in size from 15 1/2- upward. I personally have calves that are 16 1/2 inches around (I measured yesterday). Knowing that boot season was upon us, I did some research and found some boots with circumferences of 16″-18″. Check them out and don’t get discouraged! Companies are starting to take notice and finally offer boots for us bountiful calf having women. You may not be able to try them on in the stores but be sure to read the reviews, and read the product description where they’ll have information on the circumference of the boot shaft so you’ll know exactly what your getting!