Wide Calf Boots

Let’s talk boots. I have been dying to get a great pair of boots for years. Literally, years. The first problem I found was calf size. It took me a couple of years to realize that wide calf boots exist. That was a game changer. I started ordering boots online because finding them in stores is next to impossible. Despite multiple purchases (and returns) I still haven’t found a pair that fits. Why? Simple.

Most boots are made so that as the shoe size increases, the boot shaft also increases in width. I’m short, so most boot styles that fit my 6 1/2 sized foot aren’t wide enough for my calf. If you have a larger foot you won’t have this problem. But, if you’ve got small feet like me, you’ll have to hunt a little harder.

To determine how wide you need the boot shaft to be simply measure around the widest part of your calf. Then, look at the boot’s specs online. They will list how wide the shaft is at it’s widest, and which shoe size has that width. It’s a gamble to order them online, but it’s really the only option for a great selection.

Here are a few of my favorite wide calf boots.

1. I would wear these with a skirt, to church. Also, can I say how much I love Duo, the company that makes these? You can choose your calf width and they custom make the boot for you. So, you’re not limited by your shoe size. AMAZING! (I’ll be ordering from here soon and I’m hoping that I’ve finally found my boots!)

2. The leather work on this riding boot is lovely. Swoon.

3. If you want your outfit to be about the boots, choose these.

4. A wedge for a modern look.
Wide Calf Boot picks

David tate boots

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Hello everyone, I’m Carrie. I’m a family photographer, and a mom of three elementary school kids. I grew up on a cattle ranch in Oregon, but I’ve lived on the east coast for the last eight years. I love exploring new places, baking, volunteering at my kids’ school, and reading. You can check out my other work at Cabesh Photography.


  1. Allison :

    I got wide calf boots at http://www.6pm.com for a great price and free shipping. You should definitely check them out! I love them so much!

    • Carrie :

      Thank you for the suggestion, Allison. I’ll check it out!

  2. Amber :

    Another great site for wide calf boots is http://www.womanwithin.com. they’ve got lots of great styles.

  3. Kellie The Shoe Diva :

    I am so looking up Duo. I have always gone a size bigger with calf boots just to be able to wear them! Thank you for the tip!

    • cabesh :

      Kellie, please let me know how it goes!