When your calves are on the larger side, it can be difficult to find boots that fit. To make life easier, we did some research and rounded up a few standout styles made for women with wide calves. From classic riding boot silhouettes to slouchy heeled pairs, each option on our list features a shaft opening of 16 inches or more and can easily be styled with your entire cold weather wardrobe. Pair these with jeans or a skirt and thick tights — either way, they look great.
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1. Dr. Scholl's Brilliance Wide Calf Riding Boot
These boots feature a genuine leather upper with a marbled finish and a stacked block heel for a subtle height boost.
Pros: The calf opening is approximately 18 inches around. Memory Foam Cool Fit insoles ensure pillow-soft cushioning underfoot. A full-length medial side zipper promotes easy on and off access. These are offered in black and brown.
Cons: They might not be the most durable.
2. Naturalizer Jessie Wide Calf Knee High Boot
This pair has a smooth leather upper, wraparound buckle straps and an elasticized panel at the top for added flexibility.
Pros: It has a 17-inch opening and come in sizes for wide and extra feet. N5 Comfort technology offers plush, breathable support. Full-length side zippers and rear pull tabs allow for easy on and off. They’re available in three colors.
Cons: Some may find they run a tad small.
3. Brinley Co. Wide Calf Over-The-Knee Boots
Easy to dress up or down, this tall, slouchy pair is designed with a faux suede upper and 3-inch wooden block heel.
Pros: The extra-wide version of this style delivers a 16-inch opening. These also come in five colors to choose from as well as wide and extra-wide width sizes. A half-length interior side zipper encourages easy on and off. They’re lightly padded underfoot.
Cons: These also may run slightly small.