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
"Love these! They fit more snuggly on the calf than my other boots which is great. Perfect for leggings and skinny jeans."
"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."
"Perfect classy and sexy boots. Perfect for some with small calf’s! Not too high or short."
5. Steve Madden
"Bought the black suede ones and they are super comfortable! Received so many compliments, only thing is that they are pretty narrow when you are putting them on, I usually wear a 9 but had to buy a 10 and they fit perfect."
"I love these boots! I hate inner zippers so I’m glad these don’t have those. You have to know the secret to putting on OTK boots - folding the shafts inside out and using them to pull the boot on. It’s really not hard. These are comfy and the suede looks nice. I’ve already gotten so many compliments. I got the 9, it fits my feet comfortably and isn’t too tight on my legs."