We’ve all been there. You spend forever and a day seeking out the winter boots of your dreams only to slip them on and find that you can’t do them up.
Luckily – we’ve shopped around to find the best places for those of us who need extra leg room. These five brands each make stylish wide calf knee high boots that are comfortable and chic.
Where to find wide calf knee high boots
Known for their excellent range of sizes and extraordinary comfort, Hotter (opens in new tab) have a range of boots to suit all, whether you opt for Extra Wide fit or a knee-high boot with additional legroom. We like these Sandringham boots, which have got an elasticated zip and even more elastic at the back for extra stretch.
SHOP NOW:Boots, £129, Hotter (opens in new tab)
Continuing to build on their heritage of making stylish yet comfortable wider fitting shoes, Van Dal (opens in new tab) offer E, EE and EEE fitting. Their Reval has a buckle fastening and adjustment system that allows the bootleg width to be altered to fit too, so no annoying gaping. An inside zip also allows for ease of fastening and the low block heel means they are ultra practical too!
SHOP NOW:Boots, £160, Van Dal (opens in new tab)
Always championing inclusivity, Curvissa (opens in new tab) have a range of lovely, high-quality boots. Available in sizes 4-10 with wide fit and extra wide fit available for each style. We’ve picked out these Sheego boots with side optic inserts - they’re a great price for genuine leather.
SHOP NOW:Boots, £120, Curvissa (opens in new tab)
Adding some extra luxury, DuoBoots (opens in new tab)’ ranges of knee high and over the knee styles are available in a choice of calf sizes from 30cm-50cm. All customers need to do is measure their calves to the closest cm and head in-store or online to find their perfect fit.
85% of all DuoBoots’ customers are non-standard high street size. Their most popular calf fittings are between 42-46cm (wider than other offerings on the high street). They also receive a lot of orders for a narrower calf (32-34cm) – catering for every size! Their Wynter boot features an elegant pointed toe and tapered cone heel - thin but more practical than a stiletto.
SHOP NOW:Boots, £196, Duo Boots (opens in new tab)
High-street hero, Evans (opens in new tab), has footwear styles available in sizes 4-10 with extra wide fit (EEE), and selected styles available in wide fit (E). This is suitable for bigger calf sizes. Their brown stretch boots come in black or brown and certainly won’t break the bank.
SHOP NOW: Boots, £66, Evans (opens in new tab)
How to find the right size wide calf knee high boots
Keen to buy some wide calf knee high boots but not sure what size you need?
Wide fit and extra wide fit boots comes in a range of sizes, ranging from E fit to EEEEEE fit for women. Where you are on the scale depends on your foot size to calf size ratio. Usually you'll need to use a tape measure to measure the widest part of your calf in millimeters. Then make a note of this measurement and check the size chart for the brand you are purchasing from to work out the perfect calf width for you.
Millie Gooch worked at woman&home as a fashion writer and stylist and has worked on numerous shoots for the brand. As a freelance journalist, Millie has written for a range of publications, including, ELLE, Stylist, the BBC, and the Evening Standard.
Millie is also the founder of Sober Girl Society, an online collective of women who don’t drink alcohol. Millie's debut non-fiction book, The Sober Girl Society Handbook, is a bestselling manual to navigating life as a young and sober woman. Millie gave up alcohol back in February 2018 and has since dedicated her career to changing perceptions around sobriety.
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