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For many of us, much of the year is spent dreaming of summer days. We imagine layers being shed, bikinis being bought, and pineapple-laced cocktails being poured. Reality unfortunately tends to be far more sweat-soaked, humidity-infested, and makeup-melting than all of that. Autumn, however, is another story entirely. There's nothing quite like the first hint of pumpkin spice in your baked goods, the feel of a blanket scarf effortlessly draping your still-lightly-tanned neck, or the security that comes from slipping on some protective footwear. Getting your paws on boots for wide calves this season will ensure that you carry yourself with all the charm, comfort, and ease of what is actually the greatest season of the year.
Shopping wide-fit shoes has long been the stuff of nightmares: An ignored corner of the fashion industry limited to punk, Hot Topic-esque buckle boots or the kind of faux suede platforms that disintegrate when they touch water. Things are changing, though. Whether you fancy a deep burgundy pair of thigh-highs or a hyper-trendy, embroidery-clad set, 2017's options are ready and willing to serve you.
The time has come to treat your feet to all the glory that fall has to offer, wide-calf boots included. After all, it's those same feet that carry you through this tumultuous world day in and day out.
1Florals For Days
Let us all take a moment to thank the Kardashian-Jenner family for helping to re-popularize over-the-knee boots. We are blessed to live in a time when purchasing embroidered floral shoes that are just as beautiful as our ample calves is actually possible.
2Soft As Leather
Marvel Boot, $322, Ted & Muffy
If your tastes err on the side of higher-end luxury goods, look no further than Ted & Muffy's wide-calf options. These vintage-inspired babies can be purchased to your measurements and further adjusted thanks to the lace-up detailing.
3Spice Up Your Life
Penny Loves Kenny Aper Boots, $80, DSW
Look like your favorite Spice Girls member all autumn, fall, and spring long in these delightful platform booties. They are so late '90s, yet so now.
5Rain Boots Revisited
Extra Wide Fit Navy Blue With White Spots Wellies, $71, Jilleon
Autumn isn't without its flaws, random and intense rain showers included. This year, toss your over-used yellow rain boots to the side and wear the heck out of these polka dot ones instead. Every good classic needs a reboot once in a while.
8A Sweater On Your Shoes
9Girl Of The 21st Century
If you spent your high school days wearing far too much eyeliner and rocking out to My Chemical Romance, you'll undoubtedly love these nostalgic chunky boots. The platform heel and round toe are so emo it hurts; which is just as your early 2000s self would've wanted things.
12No Blues In Burgundy
There are few colors as quintessentially autumnal as burgundy. Pair these highly trendy ruched beauties with your favorite tweed skirt or chunky plaid sweater and win fall 2017.
Huntsman Boot, $297, Ted & Muffy
The asymmetrical cut of these boots give the classic look a little bit of edge. Wear these fancy gems with just about any ensemble and you'll scream high fashion.
15Beige & Bougie
16A Little Bit Of Patent
David Tate Zone Wide Calf Riding Boots, $110, DSW
If your wardrobe consists largely of tartan button-downs, black hoodies, and tattoo chokers, it's time to face the facts: You're still living in the '90s. It's alright, though. As these seemingly '90s-inspired lace-up boots prove, the decade had its style perks.
19Let's Be Clear
Easy Street Quinn Extra Wide Calf Riding Boot, $90, DSW
If you need just a little bit more calf room than your standard wide-fit shoe, these gray beauties are just the ticket. Minimal yet oh-so-sophisticated.
22Sleek & Simple
24Punk Rock Chic
Penny Loves Kenny Nomad Combat Boot, $70, DSW
No one will want to mess with you when you're rocking some denim-look combat boots. These Penny Loves Kenny kicks are edgy and totally rock 'n' roll.
25Like A Quilt
A chestnut-colored boot is an irrevocable piece of fashion magic. This may just be the most autumnal color outside of burgundy, and the quilted backs should keep you feeling cozy and cool.
26Boots For Days
Take the over-the-knee trend to new levels with these super thigh-high, low platform boots. The softness of the suedette material will be the most gorgeous of treats for your entire calves.
27Such A Stud
Studs may seem so very early 2000s, but in reality, they're a timeless kind of embellishment. The detailing on these dark green boots is subtle, but that's precisely why it works so well.
With these wide-calf options at your disposal, there's no excuse not to dress up your feet this season. Now all you need is the aforementioned pumpkin spice baked goods and you'll be a sight for sore eyes.