For those of us with wide calves, finding a pair of the best wide calf boots for women that fit correctly can be a frustrating task. Countless times we've returned boots we've ordered online because they're far too narrow - if this sounds familiar, you're not alone. That's why we've put together the most stylish and comfortable wide calf boots for you to choose from, to make the task so much easier.
Best wide calf boots for women at a glance:
• Best overall: DuoBoots Haltham Knee High Boots – view on DuoBoots
• Best EEE fit wide calf boots: Joe Browns Suede Lace Up Boots – view on JD Williams
• Best heeled wide calf boots: Brigid Stretch Heeled Boots – view on Simply Be
We would love to wear knee high boots without any problems, just like everyone else. They look so good with jeans and a t-shirt as well as dresses on mature women. But we'd just appreciate it if they didn't constrict our lower limbs... Or refuse to zip up.
From flat boots to heeled boots, there's a pair for every occasion. And for those who'd like a bit more room? There are also extra wide calf boots on our list of fabulous footwear. Without any further ado, here are our top picks for the best wide calf boots for women that offer comfort as well as style.
Best wide calf boots for women in the UK
Not only available in a variety of calf widths up to 50cm and shoe sizes from UK 2-10, but in a
Best EEE fit wide calf boots
Who doesn't love a chunky boot? These Joe Browns Suede Lace Up Boots have a Super Curvy calf
Best heeled wide calf boots
After a pair of boots that you can wear when you're going out for the evening or other special
Best for everyday
Effortlessly dress up your day-to-day outfits with these Jones Bootmaker Phoebe Wide Calf Fit
Best navy wide calf boots
Navy boots for wide calves aren't all that common so we just had to include these ones from
Best slouchy wide calf boots
These slouchy boots from Amazon come in a variety of colours, from black, brown, camel and tan to
Best 'pull on' wide calf boots
There are no tricky-to-do-up zips or hidden fastenings to contend with on these Chocolate Brown PU
What are wide calf boots?
Essentially, these boots are specially designed shoes for those with wider calves. According to a survey by shoe manufacturer Sargasso & Grey, a staggering 53 per cent of women needed a wider fitting shoe. That means that over half of the women who took part in the survey in the UK found that standard boots don't fit or are uncomfortable to wear.
While wide fit footwear gives more space around the width of the foot, this doesn't necessarily apply around the calves. Unlike wide fit shoes, not everywhere stocks wide calf boots.
Where is best to buy wide calf boots?
Discovering a good quality pair of knee high boots when you've got wide calves can be as tricky as trying to find flatting petite and plus size clothing for over 50s. However, there are a number of brands that have their own section of wide and extra wide calf boots online and some that are worth mentioning are:
After more wide fit shoes? Take a look at our top picks for the best trainers for wide feet.
Samantha 'Sam' Price is a Beauty, Fashion & Wellness Products Writer at Yours. In 2021, Sam began her journey as a Storytelling Executive at Closer and heatworld on an internship, creating beauty and fashion content across these brands. It was 2022 when Sam was employed as a Commercial Content Writer writing about Family Life on Yours, Mother & Baby and Spirit & Destiny. Now, she specialises in beauty, fashion and wellness content across many brands.