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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wide Calf Riding Boot Roundup

Fall is all about chunky sweaters and tall boots, but as someone with wide calves, finding the right boots can be a challenge. Even the boots labeled as wide calf in stores don't always fit right, so I needed to find places I could shop. 

And I did. 

Thanks to stores like Avenue and Torrid, and online retailers, like 6pm, I can find cute tall boots that fit me. 

Sitting in a chair, measure the widest part of your calf with a tape measure.  Then, you will be able to choose the boot with the shaft size that matches. Wide calf boot shaft circumference averages from 16-20 inches. 

Keep in mind that many retailers base the shaft circumference on the foot size...the bigger your foot, the bigger the calf circumference...this gets tricky when you have a small or average foot and wider calf. 

Here is a roundup of my favorite three from each retailer. 

1. Avenue



Left: Cyprus stretch back riding boot
Middle: Tuscany two-tone riding boot
Right Chester riding boot



2. Torrid


Left: Strappy riding boot
Center: Over the knee harness boot
Right: Studded high heel boot



3. 6pm



Left: Fitzwell Myla Black Pebble
Center: Aerosoles Seersawker Brown
Right: Naturalizer Juletta Banana Bread Leather




What is your favorite brand of wide-calf riding boots? 



26 comments:

  1. I usually just go to DSW but the Chester one looks really nice. I need to measure my calf so I can buy some now. :)

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    1. I have tried ones at DSW, but they never really fit. Good luck!

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  2. All of these are really nice boots! My closet already has about 7 pairs in it, though. I LOVE boots! And good for you for finding the best wide calf varieties!

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    1. I have far too many myself, but it's so fun adding different styles. Thank you for stopping by, Lara!

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  3. Oh I like that one in the top middle! I guess it's boot season up there already. Here, it was in the 90s yesterday, so I'm not quite ready to pull out the boots yet.

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    1. It is boot season. Finally. Where you are, not so much. :-) Thank you so much for stopping by though.

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  4. I'm having a hard time finding boots to wear when we go out riding on our motorcycle. Thanks for the links!

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    1. Good luck, Kamay! I hope you find the right pair for your rides. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  5. Nice! I'm not currently in the market, but I definitely have wide calves, so it's good to have more resources.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Karen. :-)

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  6. Great round up! I also have a really hard time finding wide calf boots and love torrid or widewidths.com. they can be a bit pricey but their boots are quality made too.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. I have a hard time too. I have not seen widewidths.com...I will have to check it out. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for the tip.

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  7. I like the top middle too. Love boot season!

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    1. I love boot season too, Nikki. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  8. Thank you! I love this list. Payless is supposed to have a wide calf too, but I can't ever find them.

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    1. I never luck out at Payless, or Kohl's or DSW. But I did get lucky at these places. Thank you so much for stopping by, Cari.

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  9. I love all of these. This year..I am buying new boots this year. I mean it this time.

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    1. Good luck, Michelle. I hope you find the perfect pair. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  10. I look awful in knee-high boots but could really use a few pair. I will measure and check some of these out!

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    1. Good luck, Steph. Maybe these will be too big. Better to measure to be sure. I hope you find the right pair.

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  11. This is an awesome post. I have not been able to find boots that fit me and I live in Idaho where it's cold in the winter time! Love the links. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Holly! These are not very warm, but they are stylish. Good luck. I hope you find the perfect pair. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  12. This is great, because I have big calves. I have found the wide widths at Payless work well, and I've even found a couple cute pairs at Kmart, believe it or not! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    1. Thank you, Alison, for the opportunity to share. :-)

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  13. I love all of them and am not inspired to get a new pair :) Thanks much!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Carolann. Have a great weekend!

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