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>> Large Size, Wide Width Fashion Booties & Wide Calf Boots

 
Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.

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Last Update: August 15, 2017

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Size 7 - 12 W
 

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Wide Calf + Elastic Gore
Leather Riding Boots
Size 4 - 12  M, W
 

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Size 8 - 12 W 

Plus-size women often wear larger shoe sizes, have wider feet, larger ankles, or big calves.  Some styles are appropriate for fall and spring, while others are meant specifically for snowy winter weather.  Water resistant treatments are applied to leather in some styles, in addition to more weatherproof styles in synthetic materials.

Wide-calf boots are some of the most difficult things to find off-line, yet many women need a plus-size calf to go with their full-figured bodies. Many athletic women also have muscular calves that require larger boot shafts.  Sizes larger than 10 are rare.

The term "wide-calf" or "wide-shaft" is often used for tall boots that measure larger than 15 inches, but savvy retailers will indicate the actual measurements because some come as large as 24 inches.  It's important that you know your own measurements before ordering a pair of boots. 

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 Frye
Wide Calf
Harness Riding Boot
Size 5.5 - 11 M

 Embroidered Floral
Lace Up Boots
Size 5.5 - 10 M

 All-Stretch Calf
Micro Suede Vegan Boots
European Size 36 - 41

Embroidered
Block Heel Ankle Boot
Size 7 - 12 W

 

Some wide-width boots have wider calf measurements, and others do not, so make sure to look for that information while shopping also. Finally, many wide-calf boot styles have progressively larger calf measurements as the foot size increases. 

Lace up boots can give extra ankle and calf circumference which can work well for those who are larger than average, but not overly so.  Boots with strategically placed gores can also adjust size for larger calves.  A few styles are sometimes available with adjustable gussets fastened with buckles for calf customization.

Women with wide feet also often have thicker ankles.  Look for lace up and gored short boot styles if this is a fit issue for you. Wide-width boots and booties, and those in sizes larger than 10, are also extremely difficult to find off line.  Fortunately the internet provides access to a broader range of sizes than most brick-and-mortars. Many winter boot styles are unisex, which can be advantageous since men's boots come in wider standard widths and larger sizes.  Visit the winter boot page for more information and a size conversion chart.
 

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Size 5 - 12 N, M, W, WW

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Size 7 - 13 W 

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Size 5 - 10 M, W
 
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Size 6 - 11 M, W
 

 

Internet Shopping Resources for Wide-Width & Plus-Size Boots and Booties

Some of the largest selections of wide calf and width boots can be found directly from the shoe brand websites.  Two of the best include Naturalizer which has both wide calf and wide and extra wide widths, and Clarks.

Zappos remains one of the best retailers on the internet for shoes and boots, partially because not only do they have an especially deep and diverse inventory, but also because product descriptions include measurements and fit guides and consumer reviews further refine the process.

 Nordstrom began life as a hard-to-fit shoe specialist and, although they are now an apparel giant, have remained true to their original roots.  Consequently they are likely to not only have fashion boots in larger sizes and wide and extra wide widths, but also more practical styles for rain and snow.

 
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Aerosole
Leather Combat Boots
Size 5 - 12 M

Super Curvy Calf
Over-the-Knee Boots
Size 6 - 10 W

  Hush Puppies
Suede Chukkas
Size 5 - 12 M, W

Floral Jacquard Ankle Boots
Size 4 - 11 W
 

 

Plus specialty retailers will often carry a small selection of plus shaft boots and wider width booties in the fall and winter seasons.  Often more budget friendly and of synthetic materials, rather than leather, these can be a good choice for trendy fashionistas and those devoted to vegan leather.  Avenue with their Cloudwalker line is the most reliable source with sizes up to 13WW.  Torrid only offers wide-widths and has some of the trendiest looks with the widest calf measurements.  It isn't unusual for hard-to-find styles such as plus-size over-the-knee boots to turn up here.  Lane Bryant will often offer a selection of modern classic styles, and is the plus specialty retailer most likely to have a leather pair or two available.  Ashley Stewart is one of the trendiest in its shoe and boot selection and is one of the most likely to have tall, over-the-knee styles available for thicker calves, ankles, and thighs.  Trend setting Eloquii has added wide-width shoes in the last year, and is set to take 2017 boot trends by storm for wider widths.

Some of the cataloguers have the most unusual selection ranging from artsy bohemian hand painted leathers and textile insets to trendy, urban styles with dramatic flair.   Sahalie and North Style are two of the best from more eclectic options, while  Pyramid Collection moves into the realm of costume and Steampunk styles that can work for more dramatic dressers.

Extended sizes, but not widths, are sometimes available through Forever 21 which is well worth the stop for up-to-the-minute styles at bank account friendly price points.

 

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Tall Stretch Calf Boots
Size 6 -11 M, W

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Lace Up Boots
Size 6 -10 M

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18.25" - 21.5" Wide Calf

Size 6 - 13 W

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Genuine Leather
Low Heel Ankle Boots
Size 5 - 12 M, W
 

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site.