25 Wide-Fit and Wide-Calf Boots and Booties For Those of Us In Need of a Little More Legroom

No matter how much my size and weight have fluctuated since early adolescence, one body part has always remained the same: my calves. My mom used to call them my "soccer calves" and it's very possible that all those years of daily practice left me with the thick lower legs I've come to accept as a now-intrinsic part of my figure. Don't get me wrong; I by no means loathe or detest them, nor do I consider them a "problem area." And funnily enough, it's one of the few parts of the body I almost never hear women (or men for that matter) list on their "If I Could Change This About Myself" lists, either. Except, of course, when boot shopping comes around every autumn.

Having wide calves never seems like much of an issue, except when you're trying to shimmy into super skinny jeans or zip up some knee-high boots. If, like me, you look forward to fall shopping, though, then you know that the fear of not finding boots or booties that fit just right is a very real, and very traumatic (OK, maybe I'm being a little dramatic) one.

As plus-size fashion develops for the better, so, too are we seeing additional brands and designers embrace the wide-fit and wide-calf boot and bootie. Whether you have "soccer calves," cankles (I have those, too) or simply crave a little extra legroom, there are plenty of options to help break in the autumn this year.

Denim Blue

Nessie Wide Calf Lace-Up Boot by Comfortview, $70, onestopplus.com

Autumn Red

Comfortview Signature Sole “Darcy” Bootie, $40, onestopplus.com

The Tweed Look

With Pride Riding Boot, $120, aerosoles.com

Perfect Heels

Ruffalo Wing Suede Lace-Up Platform Bootie, $110, aerosoles.com

Floral Rainboot

Extra Wide Fit Two-Tone Floral Blue Wellies, $88, jileon.com

Necessary Polka Dots

Extra Wide Fit Polka Dot Wellies, $88, jileon.com


Evans Black Patent Croc Stretch Boots, $100, evansusa.com


Evans Oxblood Patent Riding Boot, $85, evansusa.com

Posh Rainboot

Posh Wellies “Peacon” Quilted Tall Rain Boot, $100, nordstrom.com


“Bristol” Weatherproof Knee-High Rain Boot, $99, nordstrom.com


Vince Camuto “Fabina” Over-the-Knee Boot, $219, nordstrom.com

Classic Black

“Legroom” High-Leg Boot Curvy Calf Width EEE, $110, simplybe.com

Classic Vintage

“Legroom” Boots EEE Fit Super Curvy Calf, $145, simplybe.com

Moto Bootie

Stuart Weitzman Moto Booties, $535, bloomingdales.com


Stuart Weitzman Flat Over-the-Knee Boots, $650, bloomingdales.com


STEVEN by Steve Madden Sady Wide Calf Tall Riding Boots, $169, macys.com


Karen Scott Women’s Harloww Wide Calf Tall Boots, $71, macys.com


Bandolino Carlotta Wide Calf Riding Boots, $140, macys.com


Rocket Dog Beany Wide Calf Boots, $89, macys.com


Dirty Laundry Clear Combat Boots, $40, torrid.com

Punk Girl

Chain Link Peep-Toe Wedge Booties, $57, torrid.com


Huntress Wellington Boots, $148, hunterboots.com


Woven Melody Boots, $198, sundancecatalog.com

Water-Resistant Leather

Somerset Boot, $335, duoboots.com

Deep Green

Mena Green Boot, $370, duoboots.com