T&A Fashion Advisory: Wide-Calf Boots for a Winter Goddess

Girl, your body is fabulous just as it is. Traditional stores don’t agree? Well, I’m here to tell you different. Here is your style guide for the plus fabulous woman. In today’s review, we’re talking wide calves and sexy-as-hell winter boots.

Look, the truth is, there are some butt-ugly wide-calf boots out there. We’ve all seen them. They’re the easiest ones to find and they are scary as shit. Not only that, some of the ones on the market claim to be wide-calf but cut off circulation to your ankles when you try to put them on. What the hell gives with that? Well, I’ve rounded up some hot as hell boots for a variety of styles (because not all of us big gals shop at Lane Bryant, am I right?) that are actually adorable and are actually wide-calf.

For the Femme Fatale:

rsvp Dayton boots, extra-wide calf

For the Puddle-Jumper:

Kamik Naomi wide boots

For the Fire-Starter:

White Mountain Downeaster

For the Mistress of the Slopes:

Crocs Kosmoboot

For the Gutsy Glory:

Roamans Plus Size Randy Wide Calf Knee-High Leather Boots

For the Footloose Female:

Ariat Women's Heritage Western R Toe Boot

For the Haute and Heavy:

Fitzwell Kyoti Wide Calf Boot

For the Femme Bohemian:

Gabrielle Rocha Blaine boot

For the Rugged Pioneer Gal:

Lassen Lacie boot

For the Rockstar Hiker:

Kickers Women's Rocking boot

In all honesty, there’s not a boot on this page I wouldn’t wear, which leads me to believe that those of you in a high-boot conundrum might be able to find something here you like, too.

By Meghan Young Krogh

Meghan had a number of quality writing mentors over the course of her education, which just goes to show that you can't blame the teacher for the way the student turns out. Team Oxford Comma represent.

10 replies on “T&A Fashion Advisory: Wide-Calf Boots for a Winter Goddess”

I would like to know what kind of legs “regular” calf boots are designed for.  I’m a shortie, and most of my clothes run in the smaller sizes, but nine times out of ten that I try on a pair of knee-high boots, I cannot get them zipped all the way up.  I think I have a pretty normal, healthy, athletic calf, but those darned boots just won’t zip up!

One thing on this, make sure you measure your calves before you order! Many “wide calf” boots are still not even wide enough, depending on how fat your calves are. Mine are really fat, they are about 18 inches around, so even the wide calf wellies, which tend to have a shaft circumference of 16″, are too small for me. And tragically, even when I find boots wide enough to fit my calves, there is never ever enough room left over for skinny jeans or leggings, so I can I never have that specific look. Tragedy!

Love the cowboy boots though.

Excellent point. Some retailers will sell wide-calf boots in a variety of calf widths. And of course, if the “tongue” part is broad enough, lace up boots often offer some relief from needing to find a perfect measured fit because you can loosen the laces a bit. (They still have to be pretty close, I know, but there’s sometimes enough elbow room to help.)

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