Women Travelers - ISO boots for larger calves
Sep 1, 10, 4:21 am
I'll be visiting the states next Feb and would love to find some boots that will fit my larger-than-average calves. Does anyone know of any stores that sell them? I'll be in Los Angeles, Portland OR, Seattle, Salt Lake City & Sacramento. On-line stores might also be OK if they specify calf sizes.
Sep 3, 10, 1:54 pm
I'm not sure how larger your calves are. I'm a US 8.5 shoe, but have what are called "athletic" calves because the muscle is pronounced, even though my legs are otherwise slim.
One brand that I've had success with is Miz Mooz (http://www.mapetiteshoe.com/mizmooz.html). Even knee-high boots have been able to fit over my calves.
Also: many Nicole boots fit up to my knees very comfortably. I have a pair of these (http://www.mapetiteshoe.com/catalog/item/7158216/7320943.htm) in a buttery soft brown. You can possibly find the other colors available elsewhere on the internet, too.
Try Zappos.com and shoebuy.com
Santana.com if you wear less than size 10
Sep 4, 10, 6:04 am
Zappos.com specifies calf circumference for all of their boots and also carries quite a few "wide leg" styles, which are identified as such. I have the opposite issue of skinny calves, so I look for these numbers too!
Sep 4, 10, 10:55 pm
I vote for Zappos.com too however, at one time I recall Nordstom selling larger sizes in boot width. I am one who has such small lower legs that I had at least 1/3 of the shaft removed to fit. It can cost more than the boot.
A couple of other resources:
http://www.duoboots.com/ (a British boot manufacturer that allows you to specify your calf circumference and shaft height, and then makes them to your specifications)
Sep 9, 10, 6:33 pm
Thank you all. I have to admit that my calves are quite big (19"). I've lost weight & my thighs have shrunk considerably but no movement in the calf area.
My other alternative is a flight to HKG for some custom made numbers!
Sep 10, 10, 4:39 am
I have large calves also and have good success with Frye boots. I also have another pair I bought recently that fit nicely (Born, maybe)? I buy most of my boots at Nordstrom and they seem to have a good eye for fitting me.
Avenue stores (also online at Avenue.com), a plus-size store for women, have shoes and boots that come in larger foot sizes, wider foot widths, and also larger calf sizes.
They have a store locator here: http://www.avenue.com/Help/StoreLocator.aspx