Top 10 Wide Calf Boots


It’s boot season ladies and here at ShoeBuy, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. This year’s styles bring beautiful hues like deep cabernets and indigos together with warm suedes and rich leathers in a range of silhouettes and heel heights that could have you planning every outfit around your boots for months.

But for those of us with shapely calves and great leg muscles, finding the right boot can make boot shopping seem less like fun and more like work. The great news is that more brands than ever before have answered the call for beautiful styles with wide calf options. Whether you’re shopping for waterproof leather boots, classic riding boots, a colorful suede knee high boot or cowboy boots, you’re in luck this season. Take a look at our favorite picks:




Row 1: Aerosoles With Pride Wide Calf Boot Frye Melissa Button Wide Calf | Franco Sarto Lapis Wide Calf Boot Life Stride Racey Wideshaft

Row 2: Ariat Singsong Cowgirl Wide Calf Boot  | Tommy Hilfiger Dalyn Boot Wide Calf | Trotters Larule Wide Calf | Rockport First Street Waterproof Gore Tall Boot Wide Calf

Row 3: Naturalizer Tanita Wide Calf Boot  | Sperry Top-Sider Cedar Wide Width 

Don’t forget to shop other styles too to find that perfect fit!


Styles with goring will give a little to fit where you need extra room, and help the boot stay snug where you need a little less. They’re super easy to slip into, but you’re never going to want to take them off! The J. Renee Valik Wedge Tall Boot has all of our favorite features, and a silky black color to make it perfect to dress up or down.


Lace-up styles allow you to tighten and loosen where you need it. Find a fit that makes you comfortable and ready to move. The cool part about lace-up styles: they look perfect paired with other fashion trends, like fringe! This Minnetonka Knee High Fringe Boot combines some of our favorite trends of the season into one fashionable lace-up!


And of course, this season, you really can’t go wrong with booties to complement any look: they come in a range of styles, colors and fabrics, and look fantastic paired with everything from casual leggings and sweater to a dress and tights. Try picturing yourself in a pair of Earthies Sintra 2 Ankle Boots to complete your favorite jeans and tunic look!

Not sure if you need a wide calf fit or what to look for as you shop? Check out our blog post here for more info or shop our full our collection of wide calf boots with hundreds of styles to choose from!

How To: Shop Wide Calf Boots

How to wear and shop wide calf boots
Shopping for that perfect boot can be so much fun. There are so many styles to choose from – riding, over-the-knee, Western, booties, and more! And this season’s selection is full of beautiful hues from amber to oxblood. But it can also be frustrating finding the right fit. For those of us gals with a little shape to our calves, we may need a little extra room. So, we chatted with our stylists to get their advice on how to make your next boot purchase the right one.

First, the good news is that options for a wider calf have never been better. Many designers now offer their top styles in a range of calf widths. The best place to start is to know what you need. The general rule is that if your calf measures 15 1/2” or more, a wide-calf boot will likely be the most comfortable option. So try measuring the fullest part of your calf or grab a pair of your tried-and-true boots and measure those around the inside at their widest part. This will give you a guide to go by when you’re checking out measurements on new boots.

Next, you’ll want to consider features that will give you even more flexibility. Many tall boots are designed with elastic goring around the top or up the backside of the leg. This offers extra stretch for the leg fit. Also, if you’re on the cusp of wide-calf boot sizing, goring can help ensure the boot isn’t gapping too much. Boots with laces and buckles are worth checking out, too.


Choosing your perfect silhouette is another smart way to shop for boots. While the knee-high boot may be the classic colder-weather go-to, booties are a great way to take the calf fit out of the equation altogether. Perfect with tailored pants or a skirt and tights, no shoe wardrobe is complete this season without a pair.