Saturday, November 9, 2013

Where to Shop for Wide Calf Boots

I love boot season! I have been doing some browsing/shopping for new boots online and in store, and I must say I have been soooo surprised by how many retailers are FINALLY carrying wide calf boots! From Walmart and Payless to Naturalizer and Bloomingdale's, I have been able to find wide calf boots all over the place. This is so exciting because I've always had trouble finding great boots that fit my wider calves. I thought I would share with you guys some tips for shopping for the perfect wide calf boots, and also, provide a list filled with retailers who are currently selling wide calf boots. Check it out:

 How to shop for wide calf boots:
  • Measure the widest part of the calf. (Measure both legs to help get an accurate size.)
  • Also, note whether or not you have wide width feet too. 
  • When shopping, always be aware of the difference between wide width and wide calf. Wide width refers to the foot, and wide calf refers to the leg.
  • When checking websites, ALWAYS look for size measurement descriptions or size charts to help determine if the boot will fit you.
  • Before going to the store, check online to see what wide calf boots they have available, and what sizes they fit. This can save some frustration if you know ahead of time what will fit and what won't.
OR Try these ideas:
  • Some sites sell extra wide and super wide calf boots.
  • If you still have no luck, you may want to try getting a custom made pair of boots to fit you perfectly. These may be pricier, but they are usually so well made. They are sure to fit like glove, so they are definitely well worth it.
  • A more affordable option for custom made boots may be purchasing a pair of boots that you like and having extra panels or elastic/stretchy panels sewn into the boot so that it will fit.

Where to find wide calf boots:

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