Women’s Wide Calf Boots

January 9th, 2009 by admin

It used to be hard to find women’s wide calf boots, but today there are a lot of styles to pick from.  Online stores offer a wide variety that you could pick from.

The best stores for women’s wide calf boots are widewidths.com and zappos.


Buy women’s wide calf boots at widewidths


Buy women’s wide calf boots at zappos


WideWidths is a specialty store that sells wide boots only. They offer very nice styles that feel comfortable for women with wide calves. Their boots have been custom made for wide calf legs, so they fit well and feel good.


They explain on their site how to measure you leg so you get the best fit.


They also offer gift certificates in case you want to buy boots for someone who is plus-size or an athelete.


WideWidths carry the following brands and more:

Wide Calf Blondo Line

Women’s Naturalizer Boots

Ros Hommerson Wide Widths

Life Stride Fashions

David Tate Wide Widths


Zappos also has a selection of women’s wide calf boots. I like Zappos because they are a well respected store, have been online for a long time, and offer great customer service.


There are many styles of women’s wide calf boots that I want to write about. I think I’ll devote a special post for each type.


Here is what I plan to write about :


Wide calf leather boots

Wide calf hiking boots

Wide calf riding boots

and more.


If you’d like me to cover anything in particular, please post a comment below.


By the way, I’m sorry I haven’t posted for so long. The holidays took much of my time, but now I’m back and I’d like to write more – before the winter is over!


EMU Australia Womens Hip Boot

November 25th, 2008 by admin

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EMU Australia Womens Hip boots The EMU Australia Womens Hip Boot is comfortable, durable, and stylish.

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It compares to the Uggs in terms of quality and warmth, but is cheaper and better looking.

The EMU Australia Womens Hip boot is very warm in the winter it is made of sheepskin and Merino wool, but it will also be cool in the summer and dry all the time because of the Merin wool, which is a very breathable material.

The outsoles are made with dual-density EVA soles that prevent you from slipping on snow or ice.

Because the EMU Australia Womens Hip boot has a side opening, and because they wrap and tie, you can use them for wider calves.  Many women like to wear them with their jeans tucked inside, which is something that is harder to do with Uggs or Chookas.

The double stitched seam gives it some extra strenght and durability

The size runs a bit large, so if you have a half-size, just round it down.

In short, the EMU Australia Womens Hip  boot is super warm and great looking – go for it!

Here are the boot specs:

* Suede upper
* Rubber sole
* Shaft height measures approximately 12 3/4″ from arch
* Heel measures approximately 1 1/4″
* Platform measures approximately 3/4″
* Lining made with 100% Australian Merino wool
* Breathable, odor-free natural fiber
* Dual-density EVA sole
* Sizes run large: half sizes should round down
* Made in China

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RSVP Boots

November 18th, 2008 by admin

RSVP boots are stylish and fashionable.  And they are on sale at Zappos today!

RSVP make regular and wide boots.  Here are some wide RSVP boots that I like:

Brenda RSVP Boots Brenda RSVP Boots

The Brenda RSVP boots are trendy and casual.  They have a pointed toe and zippers on the side.  These leather boots are not really that wide, and some people who have tried them on felt they were too narrow.  If you are not looking for something very wide, you might want to go for those.  They are very stylish and hot!

The Brenda RSVP boots are available in black, burgandy, grey, chocolate, and off-white.

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Derisa RSVP Boots Derisa RSVP Boots

The Derisa RSVP boots are suede boots with a tiered design on the shaft.  They have a split seam toe and side zippers.  The heels are high (3″) although people who have tried the boots say they don’t feel that high.  The circumference is 15″ and the shaft is 14″.  All in all they are nice trendy boots.

The Derisa RSVP boots are available in black leather, black suede, and choco suede.

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anta RSVP Boots Santa RSVP Boots

The Santa RSVP Boots are wider than the two above.  The shaft is 13″ but the circumference is 16″.  These boots are pretty chic pull-on boots with a simple design.  The cuffs are angeled and they come with a 1.5″ heel.

The Santa RSVP boots come in black and brown.

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Ros Hommerson Boots

September 26th, 2008 by admin

Ros Hommerson boots are made of the highest quality leather. They are stylish and comfortable.

Not many online stores carry Ros Hommerson boots. I find that the best stores with the biggest selection and best prices are:

For wide calf Ros Hommerson boots:


For regular Ros Hommerson boots:


I searched around the net for other stores that carry Ros Hommerson boots but didn’t find much more than that. If you find any other stores with a decent selection and good prices, please leave a comment below.

Ros Hommerson keep coming up with new styles. Here are my three favorites:

Ross Hommerson Step BootsStep – EXTRA WIDE Calf Boot by Ros Hommerson

These stylish and fashionable suede boots have a top elastic gore which stretches up to one inch wider. They come with cushioned insoles, full side zipper, tricot lining, and flexible manmade non-slip soles

They have a 2″ heel and a 15″ shaft height.

The calf size ranges from 17 1/2″ for a size 6M to 20″ for a size 13WW, but you can also get the similar Trot for larger sizes

Available in brown suede (shown), black suede or black leather.

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Ross Hommerson Step BootsChannel – EXTRA WIDE Calf Boot by Ros Hommerson

These riding boots are the newest style. They are supposed to be available any day, though you can order them already now.

They have a 1″ heel and a 15″ shaft height. They come with a cushioned insole, full side zipper, tricot lining, and a flexible man-made non-slip sole.

The calf size ranges from 17 1/2″ for a size 6M to 20″ for a size 13WW

Available in black tumbled leather only.

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Ross Hommerson Jerry BootsJerry – EXTRA WIDE Calf Boot by Ros Hommerson

These dressy boots are made of soft calf leather with decorative patent leather straps and buckles along the calfline. They have a 2″ heel and 14″ shaft height. They come with a cushioned insole, tricot lining, full side zip and flex non-slip soles.

The calf size ranges from 17 1/2″ for a size 6M to 20″ for a size 13WW, but you can also get the similar Walker for larger sizes

Available in chocolate brown leather and black leather

Get the Jerry Boots Here

These are my favorite Ros Hommerson boots. What are yours?

Wide Calf Boot FAQ

September 24th, 2008 by admin


Today I am posting my wide calf boot FAQ.

Some of the answers were given with the help of WideWidths.com – a great specialty store for wide calf boots.

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What is a wide calf boot?

A wide calf boot is a boot that is wider around the calf.  Most boots are around 15″ in circumference. A wide calf boot can  range from 16″ to over 20″

Who needs a wide calf boot?

Plus size men and women who don’t want to feel that their calves are being squeezed by their boots, like to wear a wide calf boot that will give them the roomy comfortable feel they can enjoy.

Why buy my boots online?

Online you will find a huge selection of wide calf boots.  They are often cheaper online too.  Buying your boot online is a good idea especially if you hate shopping for boots and running from store to store until you find what you want.

What circumferene boot?

Take a tape measure and measure around the widest part of your calf.  Online stores will tell you how wide each boot is.  Just make sure you get something that is at least the size of your own calf.

What do the letters M, W, WW, D or EE next to the shoe sizes mean?

That’s the width of the shoe itself, and not the calf.  For example the letter W next to the shoe size, means that the foot is wide, not the calf.

What is a boot shaft?

The shaft is the body of the boot.  A wide calf boot is also called a wide shaft boot.

What if I buy a wide calf boot and it is just a bit too tight when I try them on?

If the boot is just a bit tight, get it stretched at a shoemaker, or wear it with the zipper a bit open until it stretches out a bit.  If it is more than just a bit tight – maybe you should exchange it for something wider.

What should I do if I want to wear my boot with warm socks?

If you want to wear your boot with warm socks, then you should order a 1/2 size larger.  Also get an insole for when you want to wear it with thinner socks.

What are the best wide calf boot stores online?

I recommend the following stores:


Widewidths.com – a specialty store for wide calf boots


Zappos.com – a regular shoe store with some wide calf boots.  They ship free overnight and let you return your boot for free if you are not 100% happy with it

Enless.com – an Amazon store.  They also ship free overnight and let you return your boot for free if you are not 100% happy with it

Wide Leg Boots

September 23rd, 2008 by admin

Need Some Wide Leg Boots?

Check out the top wide leg boot stores online:

WideWidths.com – a specialty internet stores that cater to wide leg customers.

Zappos – Huge Selection and Overnight 2 Way Free Shipping!

Endless.com – Overnight 2 Way Free Shipping!

Before I start I just want to mention that even though this post refers to women – the links here are great for men’s boots too!

No matter what size clothing you wear, a pair of fabulous boots can tie together any outfit. Unfortunately, not all boots are made equal; just like women with curves may have to go to specialty stores to find clothing that fits and flatters our body shape, some plus-size women may have trouble finding wide leg boots that fit properly around the calf. If you’ve been dying for a hot pair of boots, don’t despair – your perfect wide leg boots are out there, just waiting to be found.

Start by measuring around the widest part of your calf in inches; this will help you know what you’re looking for. The best specialty boot stores give the calf size for all their boots, letting you pick out ones that should fit you best. If you don’t already know your shoe size, then you also might want to visit a shoe store for a proper fitting first. While many stores have good return policies, it’s always best if you get the right size boots on your first try!

When you’ve got your measurements ready, it’s time to start looking. Think first about what you want in a boot – what kind of look are you going for? Do you want sleek, black leather that fits snugly? Something funky with lots of details? These days, online boot stores have a huge variety of styles, so it always helps to have a picture in mind of what you want before you start. On the other hand, shopping is always fun, so just browsing is great too.

There are several specialty internet stores that cater to wide leg customers. For example WideWidths.com

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In addition, lots of popular shoe stores, and many online retailers have special wide leg boots sections. Try search terms like ‘wide calves’, ‘wide calf boots’, and ‘plus size boots’, to find more options. Make sure, though, that the ‘wide leg boots’ you’re looking at are wide calf, and not just wide foot, and be wary when ordering from a site that doesn’t specify how wide the calf of the boots actually are.

Great stores to try are:

Zappos – Huge Selection and Overnight 2 Way Free Shipping!

Endless.com – Overnight 2 Way Free Shipping!

If you see a pair of wide leg boots that you really love, but aren’t sure if they will fit, you do have a few options. If they are only one or two inches smaller than your calf, you can get them stretched or altered at a shoemakers. In addition, lots of wide leg boots come with elastic inserts, so they might comfortably stretch to fit you without any alterations. However, if it’s more than a one or two inch difference, it’s probably wiser to look for another great style that’s more likely to fit. And if you do decide to try a pair that’s listed a bit smaller than your measurements, make sure the online store has a good return policy, just in case.

Once your wide leg boots come, try them on to make sure they fit, and don’t be afraid to send back a pair that aren’t comfortable – when you buy a nice pair of boots, the two most important points are that they fit you well, and that they go with your style. Never settle for something that’s ‘almost good enough’, whether it’s a pair of boots, a skirt, a bra, or anything!