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>> Large Size, Wide Width 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. 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 5, 2016

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17.75" Calf
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20" Calf
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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 Adjustable Calf
Tall Leather Boots
Size 6 - 11 M, W
 

Cobb Hill
Laser Cut Ankle Boots
Size 6 - 12 M, W
 

Naturalizer
Tall Leather 'Frances' Boots
Wide Calf Available
Size 4 - 12 M, W
 

Jounee Collection
Buckle Slouchy Boots
17" Calf
Size 6 - 10 M

 

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 7 - 13 W
 

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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.

Other especially good resources for wide-widths, especially, but also for wide-calf styles include Footsmart and Nordstrom.  Footsmart specializes in foot health and has an especially good selection of wide and extra wide widths, generally, from a wide variety of well-known, quality brands.   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.  Both are likely to not only have fashion boots, but also more practical styles for rain and snow.

 
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Block Heel Booties
Size 4 - 12 N, M, W, WW
 

Tall Buckle Boots
15.5 - 17" Calf
 Size 6 - 10 M, W
 

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Wide Calf Available
Size 6 - 11 M
 

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Suede Chukkas

Size 5.5 - 11 M, 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 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.

Other less well-known sources can include Long Tall Sally which specializes in women's tall clothing, QVC which does especially well with winter proof styles and wider widths, and some of the large internet shoe specialty retailers including Shoe Buy .

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 Ashro is worth a stop for trendiery curvy fashionistas.  Those looking for rugged, outdoor hiking boot styles and cowboy boots with style can have good luck at Sierra Trading Post.

 

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  Lace Up Boots
18.5 - 20.7" Calf
Size 7 - 12 W

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Ronan Buckle Booties

Size 5 - 12 M, W, WW
 

Sam Edelman
Leather Boots
Wide Calf
Size 5 - 11 M

 Quilted Zip Booties
Size 5 - 12 M, W
 

 

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