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boots for people with calves
so winter has begun and I went on a fruitless search for boots yesterday and today. I found plenty that fit my feet (8 1/2- 9 womens) but none that fit around my calves. I know, I could just buy ankle boots, but I think they're ugly and don't keep my legs warm (one of the main points of boots). suggestions for stores/brands of boots for people with big calves? (I'm also a vegan and try to avoid buying leather if I can help it, however any suggestions would be welcome) thanks in advance!
Sun. Nov 25, 7:34pm
Good luck. I was in the same boat as you, but I'm not opposed to leather boots and even tried to get them custom made. Ha! I sent them my measurements (an 18-inch calf) but they ignored the measurements and just made what ever they wanted (14 inches I think). I tried twice and gave up and got my money back. I wear ankle boots if I wear boots at all. I hope when my weight loss journey is finally successful, a pair of boots that fit over my calves will be my reward.
Sunday, November 25, 2007, 7:54 PM
generally any kind of synthetic stretch fabric should fit... I have 17" calves, LOVE leather, and only have a hard time finding leather boots. Anything stretch always fits and is easily available.
Sunday, November 25, 2007, 8:05 PM
jcrew has a good selection and work well for those with larger calves ... good luck.
Sunday, November 25, 2007, 10:27 PM
last year I coudn't fit into any hihg boots - after a big weight loss I can this year and I bought 2 pairs so far! My first pair were leather but had a little elastic by the buckle and had a tag on it that said "wide-leg" so I would do a google search on wide-leg boots and see if they fit. they have a lot of give and still look fasionable.
Monday, November 26, 2007, 7:16 AM
www.silhouettes.com or www.emilyscloset.com
They are both catalogs for plus sized women, but they have boots with calf sizes up to 18 inches. Good luck!
Monday, November 26, 2007, 9:41 AM
Second on the synthetic fabric. Get the stretchy kind and you won't have a problem.
Monday, November 26, 2007, 11:49 AM
eddie bower makes boots with a wider calf option, but I feel like most I have seen are leather. but, they are out there!!
Monday, November 26, 2007, 4:35 PM
haha I love this thread. So glad to feel I am not alone. I bought the ankle boots and I love them. Cant wait to get the sexy tall boots!!
Monday, November 26, 2007, 4:49 PM
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