Big Calves Need Love Too! The Wide Calf boots You’ve Been Longing For!

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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!

Happy Shopping!!




  1. August 24, 2011 / 11:49 am

    Thank you so much for posting this! I have been having a difficult time with boots the past few years, and had all but given up trying to find cute ones that fit.

  2. August 24, 2011 / 12:51 pm

    Crucial fall information!

    Nothing more disappointing than finding that fab pair of boots that argues with your calves.

  3. Morven
    August 28, 2011 / 5:19 pm

    Tell me about it!
    I have the unfortunate combination of tiny feet and muscular calves. I have the hardest time finding boots; sometimes I have to buy 2 sizes up just to fit my calves 🙁

  4. Melissa
    September 7, 2011 / 9:20 am

    I’ve actually cried in the store! So glad designers are taking notice!

  5. Tanja
    September 15, 2011 / 1:52 am

    I just ordered a pair of boots from Holland, they go up to 24″! I so hope they will fit.
    Also, I found a company that sells boots custom made: but there are mixed reviews on them. Not sure if I dare to order those expensive boots.

    Thanks for writing about the topic.

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