Boots for Big calves!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I found some Frye boots on Nordstroms website. They say 14″ calf, but will stretch for a wider calf. Nordstrom has a great return policy, so you could always try them out and return them if they don’t work. (Frye is expensive btw! :)) 

These have a 17″ calf circumference. 

These are 16″, may or may not work…

And I hear ya on the big calves. I run and have 15″ calves. I like the muscular look, but damn is finding boots a problem.




Post # 5
939 posts
Busy bee

frye has some extended calf sizes, like these:

I have big calves also ( 15 inches on a size 6) and I bought a professional boot shaft stretcher on amazon.

it wasn’t cheap, but I live in boots and my cobbler charges $20 to stretch shafts and never stretches them enough. I’m so glad I bought it, and I’ve stretched over 10 pairs of boots so i figured it already paid for itself!

Post # 6
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@SweetartMD:  I have wide calves too and even with the widest frye offers I had to return the ones I was drooling over all summer. I found Born is good for wide calves in the they arent too big in the ankle area which I hated in other boots. They arent the same quality as frye but at least I can wear boots without feeling like they were falling off as I walked

Post # 8
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Duo are a UK brand, but I noticed the other day they do free US shipping and have 15% off at the moment. They have 10 different calf widths – I love them! They’re not cheap, but the ones I have have lasted really well. They have really detailed info on the website about measuring yourself. 

Post # 9
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have 15″ inch (I think?) that cannot EVER fit into Frye. I bought a pair of Enzo Angiolini last year and I LOVE them. Very cute and very comfortable. While they don’t carry the specific style anymore (Saylem) they do have a comperable pair. i think the website says they are 15.5″ inches but from my experience they do stretch out. They are definitely worth a try.

Post # 10
8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Lane Bryant usually has boots for larger calves.

Post # 11
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Bennet’s Boots specialise in boots for wide calves. They aren’t cheap but they are very comfortable and excellent quality. They also have a good range of styles and appear to ship to the US

Post # 12
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014



Check out this website!!! My Mom came across it while looking for wide calf boots for herself. You order based on shoe size and calf width, and they fit calves even 19 inches. There is a video explaining how to find your correct size. Check it out! They look like awesome boots too and there are a lot of style choices. 

Post # 13
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Eat-well-travel-often:  I second this. I LOVE my Duo boots.

Even though they were expensive, it was worth it to finally find boots that fit my calves.

Post # 15
4656 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I have largeish calves too. Boots are hard to shop for.

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