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It took a lot of boot trial and error for me to figure out that I have wide calves. They look totally proportionate to my body, so to be honest, I was definitely averse to admitting I needed ~special~ boots to accommodate my legs. Now that I’ve tried some of the best wide-calf boots in the game, I feel silly for ever being insecure.
All bodies are different, and you should buy what fits and what you feel great in, no matter what the label says! Now, all of my knee-high and over-the-knee boots come from the wide calf section, and honestly? I’m able to buy sooo many more boots now, which is any shopaholic’s true happy ending.
I will say this, though—it can be hard to find wide-calf boots that aren’t, well, fugly. I’ve almost purchased a lot of wide calf boots I would’ve never normally looked at style-wise, solely because they were the only ones offered by a particular brand or in a certain store that I knew would fit. Now, I’ve made it my personal mission to find actually-stylish wide calf boots for my wide-calved fashionistas and I’m seriously obsessed with all of the boots on the list below. Like, I ordered a lot of shoes as I wrote this.
If you’re looking for wide-calf boots that will last you a lifetime, investing in a pricy pair from a brand like Good American is a great idea. If you’re on the hunt for under-$200 styles, from over-the-knee going-out boots to chic croc or suede, brands like Journee Collective and Naturalizer should be your new go-to.
Rather than keep telling you how many cute pairs of wide calf boots exist, I’d prefer to show you below. Read on for nine stylish boots to rock this fall and winter, all of which will definitely fit with no stressful try-on sesh required.
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Franco Sarto High Shaft Boots
Knee-high, cylindrical heel and square toe—what more could you ask for in a shoe? Match these Franco Sarto boots with a cute midi dress or wear them with your fave jeans and sweater.
Naturalizer Soul Twinkle Wide Calf Tall Boot
Naturalizer makes some fab, classic boots, and these have a chic buckle detail and the ideal amount of height.
Vince Camuto Tressara Wide Calf Boot
Available in Taupe Suede or Black Leather options, this boot’s pointed toe and sculpted heel give major bad betch energy.
Franco Sarto Haleen Wide Calf Over-The-Knee Boot
These extra-tall Franco Sarto boots come in light brown, dark brown, black and a fun reddish bordeaux hue.
Trotters Kirby Knee High Boot
I’m a sucker for this wine leather, but these Trotters boots also come in black croc and smooth black leather, all with the same super-stretchy back panel that guarantees a comfortable fit.
Journee Collection Taupe Leeda Extra Wide Calf Boot
Love, love, love the lace-up detail on the back of these taupe boots, which come in three neutral hues.
Journee Collection Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
Journee is my all-time favorite brand for wide-calf boots. In my humble opinion, everyone needs a pair of black suede OTK boots
for fall and winter.
Journee Collection Kyllie Wide Calf Boot
The number one thing I struggle to find in the wide-calf world? Patterned boots! This pair by Journee Collection is definitely a favorite.
Kelsi Dagger Logan Over The Knee Boots
These Kelsi Dagger boots are no joke! Available in chestnut and warm gray suede, the chunky wooden block heel makes these super easy to walk in.