October 17, 2019 37 Comments


October 17, 2019 37 Comments

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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.

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, but we’ve created a sizing and shopping guide here! 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.


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!

Wide Widths

This brand knows boots! They’ve got beautiful, chic options that don’t break the bank. Their sizes go up to 13, with calf sizes to 24 3/4″. Their detailing on their boots is beautiful and is such a nice touch to warm up your Winter wardrobe! Prices start around $150!


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.


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.

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!!!


  • 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.

    • fatgirlflow 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

      • Marie Allred December 31, 2019 at 10:01 am

        Hi I am a size 13 wide in women’s shoes and I can’t find shoes anywhere but at torrid if you could show me some stores maybe in my area cuz I live in the mountains state of Denver and some other options it would be appreciated thank you

  • 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.

  • Amanda 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 🙁

    • fatgirlflow 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

  • JennyOH 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

  • Jennifer September 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm

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

  • Brittany Thiele September 10, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Rubbing alcohol can also help loosen leather boots!

  • Katie 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?

  • Tonika 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.

  • Erin 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!

    • Natalie Morris November 6, 2018 at 10:18 am

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

  • Letisha 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!

  • Serene 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • jane November 27, 2017 at 12:11 pm

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

  • carol 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.

  • Radiochick99 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

  • Angela December 12, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    23 inche calves. HELP

    • fatgirlflow December 13, 2018 at 8:48 pm

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

    • Jodi Brown September 24, 2019 at 10:51 am

      i know this was left a year ago, but i had 25′ calves. i have two pair of knee high boots from torrid! I had to go through and click on every pair of boots until I found some big enough. Good luck! 🙂

      • Tatiana October 16, 2019 at 9:33 am

        Hi do you have the link???

  • Nicole January 29, 2019 at 10:36 am

    My foot is medium but my ankles and calf are wide. I would love a pair of Uggs. They don’t work for me because the seam of the shoe rubs my ankle and my ankle bone. Any suggestions?

  • AngieA786 January 30, 2019 at 9:16 am

    YOU are awesome!!!

  • Toni March 17, 2019 at 10:33 am

    What about women who wear a size 14 & have wide feet & calves?

  • Cara April 28, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    I carry my weight in my lower half. I have had big calves and ankles since childhood and have never been able to wear boots – not even rain boots or winter boots. Though the headline had me hopeful, it seems that at 26″, there is still not a single boot maker that wants my business. 🙁

    • fatgirlflow May 2, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      I try to keep this post as up to date as possible and I’m always SO hopeful that SOMEONE will want to start making boots even bigger. I’m sorry they’re not accessible to you 🙁 I promise i will update this if I find someone!

  • Emelda Naude May 23, 2019 at 7:14 am

    I am struggling to get boots as my ankles stay swollen.

  • Wendy July 11, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I am looking for a pair of boots that look exactly like the ones the beautiful lady in the picture at the top has on. I have been searching for so long but haven’t found any. Maybe I’m just looking in the wrong places. Please help!

  • That Girl October 22, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    I’d do anything for a fall pair of knee high boots but I’ve got 25” calves and apparently that’s otherworldly in the show world so…I guess I’m out of luck. Thanks for narrowing my choices down for me though so I didn’t spend a million hours hunting for something that simply doesn’t exist.

    • Rochele November 7, 2019 at 9:38 am

      i know how you feel 3 times ive brought xl calf boots and given them to my mum and cried and got real depressed i have 27″ calf and feel ill never have a pair of boots that fit

  • Kim November 3, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    This is a PUBLIC SERVICE <3

  • Taylor November 23, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Hi! I was wondering the calf circumference Avenue goes up to? I’ve looked online, messaged their customer support about it, everything! Hoping you can help. Thanks!

  • Sumbul January 15, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Sighhh! These options are so amazing! Thanks for sharing them!
    BUT none of these offer the unique boots I’m looking for… A KID’s size 3 Wide Calf option. My sister has Down’s Syndrome and her shoe size is smaller so she can’t shop in Women’s. But she is a 22 year old adult with wide plus size calves. Winter boots never fit very well, and long, warm boots that don’t get stuck at the calves are impossible to find. Any suggestions!?

    • fatgirlflow January 18, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      ohhhhh I’ve been thinking of doing a post about “tween” fashion so I’ve been doing a lot of research about “girls” sizes but haven’t come across any wide calf boots for little feet 🙁 I will absolutely keep my eye out though and will let you know if I find anything!

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