extended calf boots

Go Ask Gab: Boots for Wide Calves

November 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm , by

Boot shopping is always so frustrating for me because my calves are rather large. Do you know of any places that sell boots with extended widths? —  Zoe

I’ve discussed this before in a post last year and like I said then, it’s definitely a question that I get asked a lot, especially this time of year. I can’t personally relate to this problem but I think every lady (and possibly guy) has their version of the wide-calf. We all have that item that we yearn for that our body just doesn’t cooperate with. Well ladies you aren’t forced to wear ankle or combat style boots the rest of your life — there are options out there!


I sent one of my “well-endowed calf” friends to check out the Naturalizer store. Naturalizer has always had a large selection of wide shaft boots but now 90 percent of their boots are offered in that size. Note: extended-width boots usually measures 18 inches but if you get a pair with an elastic panel you could get it to stretch a bit wider. My friend had a great experience and was impressed with the selection. She even recommended them to her mom, who was equally impressed.

J. Crew also has a great selection. So do sites like Zappos.com, Piperlime.com and Endless.com.

You can also check out my fall boot story for a great selection of boots for legs of all shapes and sizes!