How to Find Boots for Wide Calves

la-modella-mafia-Barbara-Martelo-street-style-chic-in-a-Givenchy-printed-tee-and-boots-at-Spring-2013-Fashion-Week1Q- What’s a good company to find boots for people with wider calves?

A- Great question. I’ve recently spent a some time shopping for one of my clients who has wider calves, so I definitely have an answer for you.

Styles to Look For:

Depending on the width of your calves you can sometimes wear “normal” (what is normal anyways) boots if they fit a certain style criteria. Lace-up boots are a great option because you can adjust the lacing to accommodate your calves. Engineer boots also work well because they are cut wider than most boots.

Brands to Try:

DUO– my clients swear by this brand for fit and comfort.

FRYE

Grabriella Rocha

Franco Sarto

Bandolino

Places to Shop:

Zappos– You can shop by calf size – wide and extra-wide.

Nordstrom– This is the best department store for shoes. Small feet, big feet, skinny calves, wide calves, small budget, big budget … Nordstrom has you covered.

Other Options …

Another option I recommend to my clients is this – if you find a boot you love that doesn’t fit your leg, simply hit up your shoe guy! Don’t have a shoe guy? Get one. A good cobbler can transform your shoes and some can even make custom shoes. A quality cobbler can add elastic to your boot shaft, can insert additional leather, and just get downright creative when it comes to making your shoes work for you.

My go-to place in LA is called Andre’s #1 Shoes – they make shoes for Price, Kiss, Lady Gaga, and every other celeb in the world that wear shoes.

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