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The wide calf boot struggle is too real. Just about every plus size babe I know has, at one time, ached for the perfect knee high autumn boot that will look perfect with literally every single thing you own. I spent years thinking that boots just weren’t something I got to wear, but the tides are changing and more wide calf boot options are coming out every single year. You can even find some for under $40 now!!! Whether you’re looking for high end leather boots that will last you a life time, or a good time party boot that’s gonna be super trendy and good to you for a season, there is a wide calf boot out there for everyone!

Because the demand for plus size boots has increased drastically over the last couple years, it is really important to start looking for your Fall boots early in the season. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve waited for a boot to go on sale and had my heart broken when it was sold out a week later.

Before you buy, remember that it is essential to know the measurement around the largest part of your calf. Gently wrap a measuring tape around the widest part of your calf (this is usually easiest to do with a relaxed calf while sitting down and lifting your leg slightly). Once you have that measurement, your boot buying journey will become so much simpler. Protip: almost all online retailers provide shopping assistance through their customer service phone numbers (or email if the phone makes you a little anxious). If you are totally stumped on what size boot to buy give them a call!

Here we go, get those adorable feetsies ready (pictures click-through to product unless otherwise specified)….


So many options!!! Seriously, Simplybe has a wild amount of different styles of wide calf shoes. Their fit guide is a little big confusing, so if you have any issues just give customer service a call for some help! Sizes go from 6 to 12, and prices start around $30.

Lane Bryant

This old school classic plus-size retailer keeps things fresh with current trends in easy-to-wear designs, and their selection of wide calf boots is no different. Whether you’re looking for leopard print booties or a classic black knee-high, you won’t be disappointed! Prices start at $30 with sizes ranging from 7 to 12 and boots with 21″ calves.



Avenue consistently has great, simple boots for a really reasonable price. My first pair of plus size wide calf boots was from Avenue, and they were generously sized and I still have them! Sizes from 7-13, with prices starting around $50.


The go-to place for plus size babes everywhere, it’s no surprise that they have a great selection of wide calf boots! Recently, they have extended their size range and some boots now go to a 21″ calf!


Jileon on Amazon

If you are looking for wide calf rain boots, you really can’t beat these adorable boots. Jileon claims to be the widest calf rain boot in the US, and with sizes that fit up to 21″ calves they are probably right. I love that they have fun prints, too!  Sizes 6-12, with prices starting around $50.


Ashley Stewart 

If you’re bored with the everyday wide calf boot, Ashley Stewart has got you covered. They’ve got stilettos, velvet, thigh highs, pointed toes… they’ve got every cool style you’ve ever needed!!! They’ve got wide calf boots up to size 12, with calf sizes up to 21 inches. These versatile, stylish babies start about about $60!

Addition Elle 

This Canadian brand knows boots! They’ve got beautiful, chic options that don’t break the bank. Their sizes go up to 12, but the calf sizes are a little bit snugger at 20″ as their widest. Their detailing on their boots is beautiful and is such a nice touch to warm up your Winter wardrobe! Prices start around $80!


If you don’t live in the Midwest, you may not be familiar with the plus size staple store Maurice’s. They cater to the every day babe with great boots at super reasonable prices. Their wide calf boots go up to a generous 21 inches and almost all of them have a panel of stretch material on them as well. Foot sizes go up to size 12.

That’s the roundup!!! If you have wide feet and are looking for options other than boots, make sure you check out this post. Did you see any that you’re totally lusting after? Every time I make one of these lists I create a new mental shopping list and there are definitely a few of these adorable boots that are now on that list! Did I miss any stores that you love for wide calf boots? How many pairs do you think one person needs for a season? Happy Shopping!!!

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  • Reply
    Allie B.
    September 12, 2015 at 10:20 am

    You helped me buy my first pair of boots 2 years ago that actually fit and now I’m up to 3 pairs! I love finally being able to wear cute tall boots.

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      September 13, 2015 at 3:32 am

      I remember talking to you about them!!!! I’m so glad you have 3 pairs now cause you look FABULOUS in them!!!! <3

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    K. Anderson
    October 13, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Duo.com! (Now TedandMuffy.com)
    Seriously fabulous, really good quality shoes in widths, and wide calf boots. They ship worldwide, (which as a Canadian is a big deal! Especially since most online shopping is so US-centric!) and are very prompt with customer service and shipping.
    They’re based in the UK.
    I have a few things from them, and have never been disappointed.

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    December 3, 2015 at 9:39 am

    Can you please help me find boots! I have 25″ calves. I’ve had HUGE calves since I was child. They’re super muscular, and have a good amount of fat ontop of it. It’s really frustrating and I just want some boots 🙁

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      December 5, 2015 at 4:20 am

      hey babe… wide widths is probably your best bet. Most of their boots are real leather too, which means that they will stretch out a bit and mold to your calf. They also have a great customer service team that you can call and talk to! check out the “super wide calf” boots here: http://bit.ly/1IvdJs2

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    August 10, 2016 at 11:14 am

    So useful! I can’t count the number of times I’ve shared this (and your other “Where To Buy” posts) with my fellow fat ladies. Thank you <3

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    September 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    What about western/cowgirl boots? I need some for an upcoming wedding and I’m struggling ?

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    Brittany Thiele
    September 10, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Rubbing alcohol can also help loosen leather boots!

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    October 8, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I want a pair of knee high embroidered cowgirl boots for my 18 inch circumference calves. I cannot find them anywhere. Any suggestions?

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    October 27, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Payless! I’ve managed to get great inexpensive boots that lasted at least two seasons there on sale. Last season I got a pair of quilted black boots with a gold zipper for $25 on sale. Bought another pair at the end of the season for $20. They’ve really stepped up the quality and they don’t look so plastic anymore. Old Navy is my 2nd go too but their wide calf boots sell out the 1st week of the season.

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    October 10, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    The wide calf boots at maurices are no joke! I can wear them with my 21″ calves with jeans tucked in and room to spare!

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      Natalie Morris
      November 6, 2018 at 10:18 am

      All I ever see is 18 to 19 inch at maurice’s online

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    October 11, 2017 at 8:23 am

    If you’re looking for wide shoes I would advise to ask at your local thrift store, especially if it’s a branch of some brand. They may not have them at the moment but they can arrange few pairs with the next delivery. It worked for me few times!

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    October 14, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Can I ask a question of the shoe gurus?
    I wear a 6.5 EEEEEE shoe size I have a 20.8 inch calf. Any suggestions for where to look not just for boots but for shoes in general? I’ve literally never owned a pair of women’s shoes because I can’t find them in my size. I always end up with men’s shoes that are 3-4 inches too long for me to get the width I need. I could really use some suggestions.
    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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    Felicia wortham
    October 31, 2017 at 5:56 am

    I’m looking for a great size 12 Wide zip up snow boot there seem to be a short on those kinda boots a great snow boot for pluse size women’s

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    Carl van der putten
    November 5, 2017 at 9:47 am

    JJ Footwear is a Dutch based brand, specialised in wide calf boots up to 24 inch and Plus Size rainboots up to 23 inch. we have the widest selection in Wide Calf, knee high leather boots. We ship free of transportation costs to the US. We are a family owned business, that exist for almost 100 years. We sell our wide fitting boots across the world. Try our Personal Fit Advice to choose your best fit at our collection.

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    November 27, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    my cales are 23Inches i take a size 7.7 shoe iam looking for knee high boots

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    December 16, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    iam looking for a 7.5 and my calf size is 19 winter boots.id like mid calf if I can find them .please help me.

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    November 28, 2018 at 4:58 am

    These are still WAY TOO SMALL I give up most of my weight is in my legs 🙁 ugh I hate not having cute boots oh well

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    December 12, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    23 inche calves. HELP

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      December 13, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      many of the simplybe go up to 23 inch!!!!

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