People with bigger calves know that two things are true: 1. shopping for skinny jeans is incredibly stressful, and 2. shopping for boots too. Eventually, you’ll find a pair of jeans with enough stretch to fit your calves, but boots are trickier (they usually don’t have the ability to stretch).
In many cases, finding boots that won’t suffocate your calf muscles can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. While many retailers aren’t always ready to carry these styles, that doesn’t mean all is lost. We’ve scoured the internet to find the roomiest boots for people with bigger calves – and we’ve found some really cute, stylish, and high-performance options that are perfect for year-round wear. From ankle boots to knee-high models, here are some of the best boot options for bigger calves.
The best boots for big calves
Dolce Vita Hoven boots in black leather — $160.00
When it comes to boots you can wear every day, there’s nothing more versatile than a pair of utility boots. And those of Dolce Vita are no exception. They are a bit chunky, thanks to the platform-style heel. What really stands out is the elastic sockliner at the top of the upper which gives your calf much-needed room. Hang them in black, white on white or white on black.
Franco Sarto Tribute high boot with wide calf — $120.00
Originally $159, now $120
If you’re looking to kick off some serious “I mean business” energy, these Franco Sarto Tribute Wide Calf Tall Boots will definitely do the trick. They fall just below the knee and have a handy side zipper that also allows you to put them on and take them off easily. Not to mention that the croc-shaped design gives them an extra touch of style. Crafted in leather, they are available in burgundy and black.
Sam Edelman Pansy Tall Boot — $225.00
Every wardrobe deserves a must-have boot that you can wear with any outfit at any time, and the Sam Edelman Pansy Tall Boots fit the bill perfectly. Dress them up with bermuda shorts or show them off with a long dress and a long coat in the fall. FYI, the extra large styles are 17 inches wide in circumference which is perfect for pairing with jeans.
Ralph Lauren Artizan suede boot — $115.00
Originally $170, now $115
Whether you’re heading back to the office or wanting a more polished everyday look, you can’t go wrong with these Ralph Lauren Artizan suede boots. Their loose silhouette gives you more room to wear them with leggings, jeans and your favorite pair of chunky socks. They also have a rubber outsole for added traction and durability.
Jeffrey Campbell Geist Square Toe Boot — $165.00
As the weather begins to warm up, these boots are the perfect option to pair with your spring looks. They are lightweight, easy to wear and super soft on the outside. But the best part is the elasticity of the upper. It includes both a zipper and an elastic lining to better adapt to the shape of your ankle and lower calf. This way you don’t have to squeeze your feet every time you put them on and take them off. As an added bonus, the shoes come in three styles including black and black crinkle polish.
Ariat Heritage X Elastic Wide Calf Toe Western Boot – $210.00
While cowboy boots had an unlikely fashion moment last summer, they’re definitely here to stay (IMO). And for those looking to unleash their inner cowgirl or channel the Stagecoach vibe, these boots are the perfect fit. They are made from 100% leather and feature special StretchFit technology for wider calves. This includes a wider upper and elastic panels on the side. For an edgy look, pair them with denim shorts and an oversized blazer.
Journee Collection Glenda High Boot — $85.00
When you’re not sure what to wear on that second date, try these Glenda Tall Boots from the Journee Collection for size. They are super comfortable thanks to the faux fur lining and Tru Comfort Foam in the midsole. The upper is 100% vegan leather and the heel is almost three inches high. Currently you can hang them in this green above or in white, clay, light pink and black.
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