It's boot season, and that means you have every right to scoop up a few new pairs to replenish your shoe closet. Now, when purchasing a fresh set (online especially), there are a handful of things to keep in mind, including fit (e.g., narrow or wide), quality, and sole. Luckily, most of these things are specified in either the description box or the product reviews, so before hitting "add to cart," make sure to read through everything carefully.
To help make your search for the perfect-fitting boots slightly simpler, we decided to find five brands with the best narrow-calf boots, helping you cross off the first criterion on the shoe-shopping checklist. So now you have one less thing to look for. Read on to see and shop our edit, along with the top customer review for each boot style. You know, for context.
"I absolutely love these boots! They are timeless and such great quality. I have thin calves, so I have a difficult time finding knee high boots that look good on me."
"I just got these yesterday and they are beautiful and so comfortable right out of the box! Save yourself the trouble and go for the wide calf because they are actually just regular-sized in any other boot. Overall, I love FRYE boots and think they are well worth money. You get what you pay for and these boots are yet another example."
2. Stuart Weitzman
"Finally a narrow-calf boot that is true to the claim. Thanks, Stuart, for filling a need. … It seems that most boots on the market are always marketed as wide calf. For reference, my mid-calf circumference is 12.5". I got the leather, and it's gorgeous. True to size and is made with good quality material."
"They're great for my thin calves, although I will say I went down half a size, as my normal size would've been too big. And not only are these a stylish classic, they're so comfortable! "
3. Cole Haan
"I felt the boot fit great. I could see how if you had a larger calf, this may not work for you but they fit perfectly on my moderately thin calf muscles."
"They are tight on my calves, so I just let them bunch and I like them even more. The heel is sturdy, made of wood and should take scuffs well."
4. Marc Fisher
"These boots are my favorite… They are super comfy… Look great with a cute skirt or dress & Jeans or pants… They fit snug on your leg & ankle so they don't slide down like other loose ones! A good buy for sure."
"Oh these are dreamy! Very comfortable heel height. Looking forward to fall nights with these over jeans or leggings. Fit very TTS but probably won't be a good, comfortable fit if you've got thick calves/ankles."
5. Steve Madden
"The snakeskin printed boots are beautiful, lightweight, comfortable, and stylish with heels just about right, not high or low. If you have small calves, then you will like these pull-on style boots since there are no zippers."
"I’m 5’ tall and found my normal 5.5 size to come up to mid-thigh on me with a pretty good slim fit in the calf and thigh! If you’re shorter than me though, the shaft might be too high unless you slouch it down a little. The grip strip inside the top helps keep them from falling down and will work well against jeans and leggings. The black color is classic and the cognac brown is a rich hue perfect for fall outfits."