5 Brands With the Best Wide-Calf Boots

Best Wide-Calf Boot Brands



Finding the perfect pair of boots can 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 loose, 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 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 read through customer reviews, many of which speak to the fit and whether or not they work well with wide or narrow calves. As you don't have all the time in the world, we did our due diligence, looking solely for styles that shoppers said had a "wide fit" or a "large circumference." We've narrowed in and are focusing on the best brands that offer wide-calf styles that are on-trend, yet comfortable to wear

Read on to see and shop five brands with 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.

1. Franco Sarto

"These boots are fantastic!" one reviewer wrote. "I had such a hard time finding flat, leather, over-the-knee boots and these had far exceeded my expectations. I haven’t worn them for long days yet, but the fit seems to be great, so hopefully breaking them in won’t be terrible."

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"These boots are even better in person, and easy to get on and off with the side zipper. I would say true to size too—love them!"

These sleek boots can be styled in a million different ways. 

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Lug-sole boots are as stylish as they are practical. 

2. Jeffrey Campbell

"I have been on the hunt for skin-tight knee-high boots, but I've always been so concerned because I have very muscular calves and long legs. These boots fit my calves and legs perfectly! They aren't too tight or too loose and sit right at my knee."

These boots are giving me Balenciaga vibes. 

"Love the covered heel and the height, sexy. True fit, especially for the calves/mid-leg. Fabric is super soft. Feels more like a microfiber than a non-suede. There's no slouch, which I'm happy about."

"This boot is high-quality leather with tons of cushion inside. It runs true to size, but I like mine slightly bigger to wear with socks."

"This boot is so adorable! The fabric is like a tough, stretchy type material that stretches around your calf. I am normally a size 9 or 9.5 in boots, and the 9.5 fit me perfectly (I ordered both and the 9's were a bit tight). The heel is a nice height and easy to walk in. I am so excited about this boot and can't wait to wear it. I imagine it will be as comfortable as it seems to be right now."

3. Vince Camuto

"I'm over the moon with these. Finally, a cute boot that fits my muscular calves. Ladies who have an issue finding boots for larger calves, I would encourage you to try this one in a wide calf size as you may be pleasantly surprised."

"I love these boots! I love the color, style, and height. These boots pretty much pair well with anything that I own!"

4. Naturalizer

"I've been searching several seasons for good quality, genuine leather wide-calf boots. For reference, my calf measurement ranges 17.75 - 18.25 inches, early morning to evening time. It's really difficult to find quality, style, fit, and comfort all in one boo. I purchased these in both black and brown shades, hoping for the best and prepared for the worst. I am SO HAPPY with my boots!"

"I have wide feet and a 17" 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."

"These boots are so comfortable. I usually wear a 9.5 W or even WW. I ordered 10W, and they feel great with thick socks. The leather is so soft. I was concerned about the heel, as I usually wear flatter heels, but there was no reason for concern."

"Love these boots, super cute! The wide calf fit my, well, wide calves. The leather is also super sleek and soft!" 

"I love my Naturalizer boots. They are the perfect fit, in every way. I have never owned a pair of boots that are as comfortable as these are."

5. Hunter

"I have really big calves, and this fits really well. I always wanted Hunter boots, but couldn't get it past my calf. I love that fact that I was able to have the adjustable option."

This sherpa lining is guaranteed to keep your feet warm all winter long. 

"These boots are simply amazing. So easy to put on and the adjustable gussets in the back are functional and not just decoration."

These boots are a fun twist on Hunter's classic style. 

"These are great shoes for my winter/fall/spring wardrobe. I waited years to get these boots and wish I purchased them sooner. I've owned a lot of rain boots, and the quality of these cannot be beat."

"Hunter has long been my favorite boot, and I own several styles. These fall into their own category though, falling between styles and filling a gap for those colder days."

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This post was originally published and updated at a later date.

Ed. Note: Reviews have been edited for clarity.