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9 Place to Shop for Wide Calf Boots

Boot shopping a bit difficult? Looking for a few great places to shop for wide calf boots? Check out these 9 places to shop for them!

Life as a plus size woman with wide calves can be tricky, especially when it comes to shopping for Wide Calf Boots. All that you know is that you have wide calves and boots tend not to fit. Well, no worries! Hopefully this little guide will help you out!

What I have done is round up a few places that you can shop for your fabulously full calves that still give you FASHION along with my wishlist of 9 faves.

To ensure you have the best fit, you must note:

  • Wide Calf: 16 to 18 ¼” boot
  • Extra Wide Calf: 17 ½ to a 20” boot
  • Super Wide Calf: 18 to 21” boot

9 Place to Shop for Wide Calf Boots


This sample sale and discount retailer offers sooo many options seasonally and at great deals too!

Duo Boots

I just wrote about this Boot Brand- especially for over the knee options. DUO Boots delivers wide calf boots up to a 50 cm (roughly 19.6 inches) and shoes sizes up to a 12/ UK 43! The site is stuffed with trends, tips, and fashions with free shipping over $250!

Evans Wide Calf Boots


Available in size 6-12, Evans offers a classic silhouette and arrangement of wide calf boots up to around 19 inches with some bigger and smaller than that. Their newly launched range is definitely worth checking out.

Just Fab

Just Fab Wide Calf Boots

Newly launched wide calf selection offers all boots at either $59 or $39 (if you are a member!) starting at a size 16″ shaft, there are quite a few fashionable options that will NOT hurt the wallet! You must check them out.

Lane Bryant

I don’t know the last time you checked out Lane Bryant and their shoe selection but they have boots up to a 19 inch shaft and size 11 or 12s and a few pair of cute over the knee options as well as some ankle booties worth checking out.


One of my favorites Nordstrom now includes wide calf and wide width shoe offerings and with a decent range too! Most of my faves are from here! Up to a sizes 13 in various brands and various fits, fashion forward options are available to whet your appetite.

9 places to shop for Wide Calf Boots

Simply Be

Purple boots, a variety of widths and calf sizes, you will find fashionable options for you! Up to a calf width of 24 inches in various shoe sizes and widths, options is KEY here!


Patent Thigh High Boots? Whoa, you will find them here. Up to sizes 13 and up to a size 22 inch calf, you will find edgy options, bold cuts, and playful options here for you!

I went over to the site and was surprised of the options, especially since WideWidths go up to a size 13ww and offer boots up to a calf size of 20”and higher in selected sizes! Classic and fashion forward options here!

Wide Calf Boot Boot Shopping Tips:

  • Know that the standard for most boots is about a 15” so if you are looking for boots, use this as your guide!
  • Measure your calf at its widest point- And measure both calves too! If the difference is more than half an inch, go up an inch!
  • If you want to be able to wear your jeans tucked in, take this into account when shopping!
  • Measure from your heel to height desired to determine how high you want them to go!
  • Quality is key. The worst thing to do is hunt down a pair of boots only for them to fall apart after one season! I suggest that you invest in them, since you will more than likely be rocking them all season long and beyond! I have boots from five years ago! I love them and live for them!
  • Are you petite, plus size, and have wide calves? breaks this down quite nicely!
  • Okay, so I hope this helps you out! A great place to start while shopping and options to whet your fashion appetite?!?

What do you think? Did this help? Did I miss a favorite shopping place of yours?

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  1. terminator

    October 14, 2013 at 8:30 am

    It’s not necessary for you to ask if your posts help, because you’re always a LIFESAVER.
    Thanks Marie!

    • Marie Denee

      October 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Hehehehe thank you so much for that! 🙂

  2. Curvily NYC

    October 14, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I didn’t know Just Fab launched wide widths! Thank you for the tip dear – I might finally join now!

    • Marie Denee

      October 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      XOXOXO You should there are tons of cute options on there!

      • Curvily NYC

        October 15, 2013 at 11:09 am

        I joined and ordered Raine in cognac – I’ll be sure to write up a review when I get them. I’m excited!

      • Tia

        October 18, 2016 at 9:22 pm

        I went to that site… the widest boot I could find on the site was a 16.5″ finally stopped looking.

    • Sarah

      November 19, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      I fell in love with a tall black pair and the price. However when it came I was devastated to find that I could not even get the zipper up past my ankle. I had to send them back.

  3. bellafab245

    October 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Awesome I’ve been looking for so long for WWC Boots thanks a million for this info

  4. Realityblackout

    October 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Great post. FYI – Duo does offer free shipping to the US, no minimum. And shipping with them is super fast. But be prepared to get hit with a customs invoice bill from DHL a few days after your boots arrive, for 10% of the value of your boots. I had to return the boots I ordered from them, they didn’t fit right in the ankles, but the boots were great quality.

    • Marie Denee

      December 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

      I LOVE THEM!!!!! 🙂 Thank you for that TIP!

  5. Eat.Style.Play

    October 15, 2013 at 4:34 am

    These are all nice! My legs are so tiny for the rest of my body!! Love this post and all those brown leather ones at the bottom are my favorites!

  6. Black Women Save

    October 29, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I have also picked up Wide Widths from Shoe Dazzle of all places. Great list, Thank you. I see new boots in my Future

  7. FabJudy

    October 30, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I have several pair from Lane Bryant. The over the knee ones are fabulous and I get so many compliments on them. They also have a couple of pair of cowboy boots with a zipper up the back which comes in handy for tucking in your pant legs! I am very happy with the boots from Lane Bryant!

    • Marie Denee

      December 6, 2013 at 10:32 am

      They aer good ones! Great finds there too!

  8. C.D. Beatrice Clay

    October 31, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I totally love riding boots but can’t ever seem to find ones that accommodate my calves. I think one of the shops you mention might just make my fall that much better. THANKS!

  9. Juji

    October 31, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I was looking to go the duo route but then I found these brands.

    Turned out to be perfectly what I was looking for, I like quality leather and don’t mind it being higher end because I was so frustrated in not finding good quality wide calf boots for my 18 inch calves. Love it!

    • Marie Denee

      December 6, 2013 at 10:33 am

      Ooohhh that you for sharing, I will have to check them out!!!!

  10. Melly

    October 2, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Thank-you so much for this! I was able to finally find a wide calf boot that fits thanks to this post! I love my boots from Simply Be 🙂

  11. Beauty with luxury

    November 4, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Hey there! You have been nominated by me for the One lovely blog award! congrats xoxo

  12. Emma Tysoe

    November 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I’m struggling to find knee high boots. I’ve tried amazon ebay and jd williams. I’m a size uk 3 / 36 my calves are 43cm but I’m also short 4’10 with narrow feet. So nothing fits right. The ones from amazon said calf width 17″ but I could only get the zip up half way. I ordered some size 4 EEEEE Curvy from jd williams they have lots of calf widths and it drowned my foot. Any ideas desperate for some boots. Thanks in advance

    • Jessica

      December 7, 2014 at 6:11 am

      Hi! Did you check out (linked above)? I am short as well – but they have a great explanation as well as tips to buying the right size boot for those of us who are on the short side! Since we are shorter – the widest part of our calf is slightly below what would be the widest part of the calf of someone taller or average height. Check them out! I too have tried Amazon and the boots are always too tight or don’t zip 🙁

  13. Jessica

    December 7, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Omg! Thank you for this! I have never owned a pair of boots (aside from ankle boots) because I can’t find any that fit! Wide widths explains it perfectly for petite women like me (I’m 4’11”) who have a larger calf size (mine measure 16″). Apparently the largest portion of the calf is different for petite women – slightly lower than someone taller. Totally life changing information! thank you so much – I look forward to owning one or two nice pairs of boots in the near future!

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  15. Christina

    July 15, 2015 at 9:06 am

    This is fantastic. I have felt left out of this trend forever, and I’ve been looking for wide calf boots all over. A lot of times stores label boots wide-calf, when they mean just slightly wider, and that’s not enough. : ) Thanks so much for compiling this list!

  16. Linda St. Amand

    September 17, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    I need a size 8 knee high boot with a 21/2 inch circumference. Can you help me?.

    • Marie Denee

      September 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Have you been to the sites listed?? There are a few that cater to your calf size! 🙂

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  18. Anne

    November 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Simply Be has fabulous boots for average to super curvy calves. They also have a wonderful selection of fashionable clothing for women sizes 10 and up. Great site!

  19. Tyquita jones wagner

    November 28, 2015 at 5:02 am

    Hello I’m in search of sexy boots with heels that are knee high! I searched the whole internet and I can’t find any, you see the thing with my build it that not only do I have extra wide calves but I also have thick ankles. If any one knows anyone who specializes in making them custom pls let me know !!!! Thank you…

    • Marie Denee

      November 28, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Did you see the other post with 25 places to shop wide calf boots? You can find what you are looking for in so many places, also, do you know your calf size? Most wide calf boots do account for fuller ankles as well!

  20. Kathy

    January 7, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I am happy to have found this post, and was excitedly hopeful when checking out the Simply Be page. Using their measurement guide, I am a size 9EE with a 22″ calf circumference. What a bummer I was not able to find anything on their page. I’ve checked out the others as well, and very few have calves that go over 19″, especially for a size 9 foot. seemed to have some, but the prices are exhorbitant for my budget availability. Some brands might as well be asking for the customer’s first-born… trust me, you really don’t want mine. I know, I raised him.

    I am a plus sized, very curvy, lady with lipedema and lymphedema. From the waist down, my body is at least 2 sizes larger than waist-up, and with the lipo-lymphedema combination, starting at my ankles and going all the way to my waist, my legs, hips, and rear-end just balloon out.

    I am also beginning some job-hunting. Thus, I am looking for outfits for those important interviews. I found a sweater dress I like, and was hoping to rock it with some leggings and boots. The problem is finding the boots.

    Feeling bummed.

    • Marie Denee

      January 22, 2016 at 8:20 am

      Ohhhhhhhhhh! Let me see what i can find!

  21. Candy

    September 15, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Hi, I was wondering about wide calf boots in the true since. My calf is 24inches and none of these go over 21 inches. DO you have something a little bigger?

  22. Rebecca Quintana

    October 11, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I know I’m several years late but THANK YOU SO MUCH for this article!! I want over-the-knee boots so badly since they’re the hot thing this season and haven’t been able to find anything that will fit me if I want to wear them over pants… Going to Torrid to try out their boots this week!

  23. Laura S.

    October 11, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I don’t know if anyone mentioned this store but Avenue! They have saved my life the last few years their boots never disappoint and they have so many to choose from! Hope this helps!

  24. kim sathre

    January 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    The problem I’m finding is they never take into account the bigger ankles we have. Cannot find boots that will zip over my ankles 🙁

  25. Christy

    February 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Looking companies that that indicate ankle circumference for boot or ankle boots and looking for wide and extra wide ankle circumference. It would save them and me time and money to find what I need. I am Positive many women find themselves in this predicament we do not all have fine ankles and when weight is added and swelling it’s a big problem. And not just in fancy boots, we need everyday boots and working boots Us fine Ladies are not all in leisures-lol.

  26. Clare

    July 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I learned about Duo (Ted & Muffy) boots through this post. I now own two gorgeous pairs of tall boots that fit my calves perfectly. Thank you so much.

  27. Sophie

    September 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Not sure if it has been mentioned yet or not but a excellent store to buy wide size shoes, boots, sandals from

  28. Kristin

    October 4, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you! I just ordered a pair of exactly what I was looking for… Thank you so much! I will start here the next time I want something as special as you clearly are. Thank you, again!

  29. Christiana Beasley

    November 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Where are the boots from in the photo above?! Tall, brown, laced heel?! These are so nice!

  30. Lucy Mills

    January 31, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    A couple others to add to the list is Cambridge Select & Woman Within!

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  32. J Baker

    April 11, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    How about ankle boots /shooties for those of us with cankles and wide width? Any thoughts? Thanks!

    • Marie Denee

      April 19, 2018 at 7:56 am

      Ohhhh I will make sure we do a piece on this for boot season!

  33. Darlene Sandrick

    February 10, 2019 at 11:55 am

    I am looking for size 5 boots, with bigger ankles and 20-22 inch wide calves

    • Marie Denee

      February 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Ohhhh size 5? Hrmmm… let me see…

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