3 Tall Boots That Fit Women with Wider Calves
Lately, it seems like my inbox has been filling up with advertisements for sandals, sun dresses and even swimwear. Yikes! According to my calculations we still have almost two months of winter remaining. Today, I’m sharing the 3 pairs of boots in my closet that I find myself wearing pretty much nonstop during this cold, wet, winter weather. Finding 3 tall boot styles that fit my calf circumference was no easy task. I’ve always loved the look of tall Hunter rain boots, classic Ugg boots and leather riding boots, but finding a pair that I could comfortable wear with boot socks or over pants posed a challenge for my 15″ calves. If you are also somebody that has a difficult time finding tall boots that are a good fit, the boots below might be a great place to start. Another bonus to buying boots now is that there are quite a few sales as the stores make room for their spring and summer shoes.
Knee High Boot
I have owned these BØRN Felicia knee high boots in black distressed leather for just over a year. They come in 3 different colors and are currently on sale at both Nordstroms and Zappos. Rawhide lacing in the back is not only a cute decorative detail, but it also allows you to further adjust the fit at the calf. The 2″ heel gives me a little bit more height while still being comfortable enough to wear for hours on end. If you find that these boots are still too snug for you, you can find wide calf boots styles available on the BØRN website that offer a 16 ¾” calf circumference in several tall boot styles and colors.
I have owned my Hunter rain boots for over 5 years. These particular boots are the Hunter original refined gloss tall waterproof rain boot (wide calf) in black. They have ample room for me to wear over denim and/or pair with a thick boot sock. These boots fit a 16″ calf circumference. The Hunter adjustable back gloss waterproof rain boot is another option for women with wider claves. It fits calves anywhere from 15″- 18″. This cute and classic rain boot is always in style and holds up against every day wear and tear.
Tip: I keep my Hunter rain boots looking their best with the Hunter rubber care kit. The kit includes boot shine, rubber buffer and a cotton polishing cloth. I clean my boots as needed during the winter, then give them a thorough cleaning before packing them away for the summer. When I pull them back out the following fall I give them a quick polish and they are ready to go.
Purchasing a pair of boot socks can have several benefits. First, they add warmth and comfort to your rain boots. Second, a boot sock will allow you to be able to wear your boots in the snow. Third, if you are between whole sizes, a boot sock will allow you to size up and provide a comfortable fit for your foot. This is also a benefit if you are buying Hunter rain boots for someone who is still growing. A boot sock will give them an additional year of wear. Buy one size up and wear a thick boot sock the first year, then switch to a thinner sock once their foot grows.
Tip: Do you like the look of Hunter Rain Boots, but not the price tag? Buy an inexpensive pair of rain boots and add a pair of Hunter boot socks to the inside. You will have the Hunter look for a fraction of the price.
I love the look of the UGG Classic II Genuine Shearling Lined Tall Boot, but the 15″ calf circumference was a little too snug on my calf with pants tucked inside. Luckily the UGG Bailey Button Triplet Boot has the same tall profile, but offer a 15 ¾ calf circumference. The side button closure with elastic loops also gives the wearer a little extra wiggle room. The UGG Bailey Button Triplet Boot is currently available in 3 colors.
Tip: Always spray your Ugg boots with protector before you wear them for the first time. The UGG Sheepskin care kit includes cleaner, protector and freshener, as well as a brush and scuff eraser. Your UGG boots should last for years if you care for them properly.
I really enjoy following bloggers that are a similar height and body type to myself because it allows me to successfully order something online if I have seen that a particular item or brand has worked for them. I know that this post won’t be helpful for my long, lean legged readers, but if you have a friend that has complained about finding boots that fit correctly, please consider forwarding this post to them. If this post is helpful to you or you have a wide calf boot recommendation for me I would love to hear from you.