8 wide-calf boots perfect for stepping into fall

One of the best parts about fall—besides pumpkin-flavored drinks and a new crop of TV shows—is that it kicks off boot season. But if you are someone who needs a wide-calf boot option, you can often find the shopping experience to be as pleasurable as, say, trying to find a bathing suit or pair of jeans

The average size of an American woman is between 16 and 18, meaning there is an obvious need for extended-calf sizing for customers. Luckily, established brands and new companies are stepping up and expanding their size offerings. 

Settling for a life of ankle booties isn’t the answer.


You can now find wide-calf boots in all kinds of options, like classic riding, over-the-knee, rain, and moto. Brands even offer extra-wide calf widths as well. Check out these eight boots from brands with a stellar collection of wide-calf fits. Now that you have that figured out, you can focus on which new jeans you’ll be rocking with them. 

1Universal Standard fitted sock boots


The stretchy sock-like fabric will be snug on legs of any size. Wear it with a short skirt or dress and leave your tights at home.

2Steve Madden snakeskin knee-high boots


No need to keep things basic. There are trendy, fashion-forward choices as well. These sexy snakeskin boots offer a roomy, 16-inch shaft.

3Sofft lace-up boots


The advantage of a boot that laces up from the back is that it’s adjustable to not only your calf but to what you wear underneath it. In the winter, you can get away with thick, fleece tights. This pair extends to 16.5 inches.

4Torrid moto boots


The iconic plus-size brand has boots in wide and extra-wide that reflects your shoe size. For example, a size 9 foot has an 18.75 inch in the wide and a 20.75-inch circumference for the extra wide.

5Lane Bryant riding boots


A riding boot is a classic style that every woman should have in her closet. This pair comes in an 18-inch circumference. With a pair of skinny jeans and a cozy orange sweater, you’ll have your go-to fall look.

6Part & Parcel over-the-knee boots


This often-sold-out boot is back in stock, so get it while it’s still available! Part & Parcel offers boots with shaft widths 20, 22, and 24 inches.

7Hunter rain boots


The royal-approved brand increased its size and width offerings so many more women can stylishly splash around in puddles. Choose a pop of color to add some brightness to a drab day.

8Naturalizer heeled boots


Want some height? No problem. Naturalizers always puts comfort first, and with 16.25 inches calf circumference and a 2.75 inch stacked heels, you can wear these from work to dinner.

As much as we adore a good ankle bootie (and we do), we love these different boot options that offer wide-calf sizes.

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