5 Brands With the Best Wide-Calf Boots


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Finding the best 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 fits perfectly over your calves—not too snug or loose, but just right. If you have wide calves, you may think a pair of knee-high boots 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 offer wide-calf styles.

How to Shop for Wide-Calf Boots

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're focusing on the best boot brands that offer wide-calf styles that are on-trend yet comfortable. 

Read on to see and shop five brands with the best boots for wide calves, with customer-approved product selections from each. And don't worry—we've included the best reviews for proof.

1. Sam Edelman

If you're looking for the best, basic, everyday boots, Sam Edelman is it. Not only does the footwear brand have tons of classic, wide-calf boot styles for everyone to love, but its range of ultra-trendy, chic wide-calf boots means that you'll also be able to get your hands on styles that both feel and look good—whether it's Insta-viral Western boots or runway-inspired knee-high styles.

2. Dolce Vita

As one of my personal favorite shoe retailers, Dolce Vita has been one of the best footwear brands to browse through if you're looking for chic, elevated, luxe-looking basics. Its range of wide-calf boots is one of my favorite, and you can't go wrong picking a shoe from its dozens of wide-calf and extended-sizing styles.

3. Vince Camuto

Vince Camuto has made strides toward true size inclusivity over the last few months, launching a ton of wide and extra-wide calf boot styles late in 2023. Clearly, the brand has no intention of stopping, releasing tons of styles every season that will fit everybody.

4. Naturalizer

Ultra-comfortable, breathable, and soft technology make Naturalizer such a hit among the fashion set and orthopedists. If you're looking for wide-calf boots that you can walk for miles in, look no further than the below styles.

5. Hunter

The iconic British wellie brand has been known for years for its adjustable back, making the silhouette perfect if you're right between regular and wide-calf sizing.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Eva Thomas