Friday, October 07, 2005

Boots for Wider Calves

If I've heard it once, I've heard it a million times..."where can I find boots made for women with wide calves?" With boot season officially in full-swing, women everywhere are prowling online shoe sites and shoe stores for the perfect pair of boots. Many women, however, will find the boot of their dreams only to realize that they they can't fit in them because of their wider calves (been there, done that). My solution: stretch boots. Whether you want them in suede, leather or man-made materials, stretch boots may be the best thing that ever happened to boots. Plus, they're so much more comfortable thanks to their pliable nature. Here are some fantastic boots that are either stretch, or made specifically to accomodate for wider calves: Naturalizer Vander Plus (black leather): A sleek, tailored boot that features the Plus Shaft, a wider 11" shaft with a 16" circumference to accommodate fuller calves with greater ease anc comfort. Leather uppers and a lightly padded footbed. Finally, fashion conforms to you! 2" heel. J. Renee Nadine (available in black & brown): Sexy eelskin knee high boot with a pointed toe and a cushioned insole. Its smooth, sleek look makes it great for the office or a night out on the town! 14" shaft circumference, 14.5" shaft height, 2 3/4" heel height. Bronx Isa 11932 (cipria leather): A funky boot with scrunch detailing, as well as a size zipper with elastic gore for a more comfortable fit. Heel height is 2.5", Shaft height is 8". Aerosoles Nice Less (available in black & brown pu): A versatile boot that is great for casual or dress wear A stylish stretch boot with a flexible, rubber sole and an extra-cushioned insole for added comfort. Shaft heights increase by about 1/8" starting with 6 6/8" for a size 5 and increasing to 7 .5" for a size 8.5 and then increasing to 8 1/8" for a size 12. Aerosoles High Stride (available in brown & black): Think tall for fall. This fabulous fashion boot in faux leather stretches to fit the contours of your calf. It features an elastic gore for pull-on ease and an extra-cushioned insole for added comfort. Leg openings for these boots range from 6 3/8" for a size 5, to 7" for a size 7.5, to 8" for a size 12. Shaft heights are as follows: sizes 5 - 7.5 are 13 5/8" to 14 5/8", sizes 8 - 11 are 14 6/8" to 15 6/8", size 12 is 16".

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! those are some fabulous boots...thanks so much, I'll definately check them out! :)

October 07, 2005 2:39 PM  
Blogger shoe_horse said...

Are you kidding?! All the boots today cater to women with larger calves. What about women with tiny calves who can't find a single pair that fits their skinny legs? Aside from the risk of investing in a pair of gorgeous boots and hoping that a cobbler can fit them without ruining them, do you know of any boots that will fit a women with a 9" calf circumference?

October 10, 2005 6:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah Shoes said...

Unfortunately there aren't any brands out there that cater specifically to women with skinny calves (why? i have no idea), but based on my experience in shoe retail, I have found that boots that are made of stretch fabrics, especially stretch leathers, fit skinny calves the best. Again, the best fit depends on the height of your arch as well; if you have a very high instep, then stretch boots can be a pain to get in and out of, but if that's not a problem, you'll find them to fit quite nicely. Also, look for boots with slightly higher quality materials; they are made with smaller circumferances. Thanks for bringing my attention to this; I'll keep an eye out for anything I find that would help you, but until then, good luck!

October 11, 2005 11:51 AM  
Blogger Moca said...

I have been asked by alot of women where to find boots for wider calves so this is helpful. Thanks for the info!

But, us with skinny legs also have trouble finding boots that fit well too. Any info you have on that will be great.

October 14, 2005 9:29 AM  
Blogger Sarah Shoes said...

I'll definately do some research on boots for smaller calves and will do a post hopefully sometime in the future.

October 14, 2005 10:24 AM  

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