Plus Size Boots
If you are one of
the many women with wide width feet and/or wide calves then you probably know only too well how difficult it is to
find plus size boots that look
attractive and still fit you like a glove. Thankfully, those days are soon to be a thing of the past with many
manufacturers now designing boots especially to fit the more generously shaped legs and feet. But extra choices can
bring even more confusion so we have uncovered a few style and fit tips to help you find the perfect
Unfortunately there is not yet a standard
measurement scale for wide calf boots. Standard B-width boots usually have a calf measurement around 14
inches but wide calf boots are anything from 15-23 inches with most being in the 17-20 inch range. In the
past almost all wide calf boots came with a wide width shoe but as many plus size women do not have wide width
feet, more manufacturers are making wide calf shafts on both narrow and wide width boots.
With so many more plus size boot styles
now available, it should be much easier to find a style that fits both your feet and the shape of your leg. Lace-up
boots are particularly suited to almost any leg shape as the laces can be adjusted from the ankle to the top of the
boot to form a perfect fit. Crunch style boots can be pushed down the calf for a more relaxed look and comfortable
fit. Long zippers that extend into the shoe portion make getting the boots on and off of wide width feet a
lot easier. If you have larger calves but do not require an extra wide width boot then look for a boot made
from stretchy or knit fabric. Some boots are made with a combination of leather and stretch fabric which
gives you functionality and comfort without sacrificing style.
The key to selecting a well-fitted boot is
knowing your shoe and leg measurements accurately and finding a boot to match. Most women know their shoe
measurement but if you have wide calves then you should also know this measurement. Measure your calf at the widest
point with a tape measure and then shop around for boots to fit. Always check both measurements particularly if
buying plus size boots online and don't assume that the larger the boot size, the larger the calf width.
Don't try boots on with pantyhose if you will more often be wearing socks with them or vice versa. If you get
your leather boots home and they are a fraction too tight in the calf, then all is not lost. A shoe repairman
can usually stretch a leather boot up to an inch by adding an elastic gusset.
Plus size boots are available
in many styles from Amazon.com and other online suppliers
worldwide. Happy shopping.
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