Finding the perfect pair of boots can actually be trickier than you may think, especially if you're looking for a pair that lands just below, at, or above the knee. The difficult factor? Landing on a pair that fit perfectly over your calves—not too snug or too lose, but just right. If you have wider calves, you may think that a pair of knee-high boots that you can actually wear doesn't exist, but that's where you're wrong. They do—it just takes a bit more digging to find them, and the search starts with first figuring out which boot brands actually offer wide-calf styles.
If you're shopping for a pair online, one great way to learn about the fit is to, you guessed it, read through customer reviews, many of which speak to the shoes' fit and whether or not they work well with wide or narrow calves. But because today's focus is on the best brands with wide-calf boots and you don't have all the time in the world, we dug through the heap, looking solely for styles that shoppers said had a "wide fit" or a "large circumference." Read on to see and shop five brands that have the best boots for wide calves, with product selections from each that are customer-approved. And don't worry—we've included the best reviews for proof.
"This is an amazing boot; the width is wide and very comfortable. For the first time in 20 years I switched from my own brand that is also very amazing to this brand and this particular boot is a winner."
"Been LIVING in these since they arrived! Great leather, great quality. I have somewhat wide calves and these fit great! I'm able to wear skinny jeans and still able to comfortably zip these boots up over jeans."
"I absolutely love these boots. I feel the quality is wonderful. I think the circumference is great, because the circumference is generous enough that it doesn't allow for the boot to slide down."
"These boots are beautiful. I am usually a 7.5/8 but I had to get an 8.5 because the footbed itself was a little snug. It is a wide calf though because it's slouchy. I had a wide calf from running so I always need extended calf, but this shoe was perfect."
"Finally a tall boot that fits athletic calfves! I am 5'7" 135lbs, and leg circumference is close to 16.5. I can wear these with jeans tucked in for a sleek look. Boot reaches about an inch below my knee. Great quality. Fun updated design."
"I adore these boots! I am tall and pretty muscular in the legs. I was worried they would be tight in the calf or not tall enough for me, but they are great! Super comfy and look fantastic."
"Soft leather and great fit. I have muscular calves and can't wear regular shaft–sized boots, but these are super comfortable and fit perfectly, allowing skinny jeans under without being snug."
"I recently bought these boots in brown and love them. They are very comfortable on my calf muscles, which is a big plus for me. I wore them to a party and received compliments on how nice they look, especially the lace detail. I'm considering buying them in black!"
"Just received these boots and I am super happy with the quality and fit. The buckle detail looks great, and they fit my wide calves perfectly. I got the brown and love the color."
"I have wide feet and a 17-inch calf (I measured before ordering this pair of boots) and because of my knees, I can't wear a really high heel, and still these boots fit perfectly."
"Love these boots, super cute! The wide calf fit my, well, wide calves. Pretty color—looking forward to wearing them in the fall!"
"I have really big calf and this fits really well, Always wanted Hunter boots but couldn't get it past my calf; love that fact that I was able to have the adjustable option."
"I'm so happy with these rain boots. I've always had a hard time getting tall boots/rain boots because I have a larger calf. These boots pulled right up and are so comfortable. I love that they still say hunter at the top but since it's black on black, it's very subtle. I also feel the black on black makes them look a little dresser, so I could wear them on weekends or to work also."
"I love my Hunters. They are such great quality and last so well. I have thicker calves, 17 inch, and I find them to be very roomy—which is wonderful. They are such a staple item in my wardrobe. Definitely worth the somewhat steep price."
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