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,

Autumn Red

Comfortview Signature Sole “Darcy” Bootie, $40,

The Tweed Look

With Pride Riding Boot, $120,

Perfect Heels

Ruffalo Wing Suede Lace-Up Platform Bootie, $110,

Floral Rainboot

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

Necessary Polka Dots

Extra Wide Fit Polka Dot Wellies, $88,


Evans Black Patent Croc Stretch Boots, $100,


Evans Oxblood Patent Riding Boot, $85,

Posh Rainboot

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


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


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

Classic Black

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

Classic Vintage

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

Moto Bootie

Stuart Weitzman Moto Booties, $535,


Stuart Weitzman Flat Over-the-Knee Boots, $650,


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


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


Bandolino Carlotta Wide Calf Riding Boots, $140,


Rocket Dog Beany Wide Calf Boots, $89,


Dirty Laundry Clear Combat Boots, $40,

Punk Girl

Chain Link Peep-Toe Wedge Booties, $57,


Huntress Wellington Boots, $148,


Woven Melody Boots, $198,

Water-Resistant Leather

Somerset Boot, $335,

Deep Green

Mena Green Boot, $370,