Being blessed with a shapely and muscular, a well-defined calf can be both a blessing and a curse! Trying to find a pair of fashionable boots that fit around your well-proportioned calves can certainly be a struggle. All those hours honing the lower part of your body down the gym may have left you struggling to comfortably zip your calves inside a pair of regular boots. There’s nothing worse than getting your calves stuck, or the zips buckling under the pressure as your calves make a sudden break for freedom from the restriction of being shoehorned into a boot that’s uncomfortably digging into your skin. Even those among us with well-endowed calf muscles need to protect ourselves from rain and mud. Whether that’s in the winter or during summer festival season when you can inevitably expect a sudden downpour of rain. It’s like Mother Nature knows that we’re all having too much fun! So with that in mind, we’ve rounded up our top section of the best wide calf boots because not everyone has legs like twiglet sticks! Read on to discover if the perfect pair of extra wide calf boots for you has made it onto our list.
The Best Wide Calf Boot
If you are looking for a pair of sophisticated and stylish boots inspired by the classic elegance of the traditional riding boot, then you will love these Sam Endelman Women’s Penny 2 Wide Shaft boots. They’ve been specially designed to accommodate larger calved ladies without compromising on either quality or design aesthetics. These boots will add a touch of luxe equestrian chic to any outfit and create a suitability timeless and sleek silhouette for all your discerning ladies out there. It’s a universally flattering and easy to wear design which features a full length back zipper combined with a pull on tab for easy removal. These also happen to be a highly comfortable pair of boots made from Basto Crust leather and come in a choice of seven different beautiful and contemporary colors. With a round toe design and a small block heel, these extended shaft women’s wide calf boots are the ultimate in preppy chic. For more great boots check out our guide to the best steel toe cap boots.
Classic design knee high riding boot
Comfortable and effortlessly stylish
Full-length back zipper with snap tab detail
Seven fashionable Basto Crust leather colors to choose from
18-inch diameter width with small block heel
- BrandSam Edelman
- ModelPenny 2
- Weight12 ounces
From Toetes, our next best women’s wide calf boots are another stylish and versatile choice, perfect for rainy winter days when you still want to look stylish. Designed in the always popular riding style, these Knee High Winter Riding Boots are lined with faux fur for extra warmth during the chilly Autumn and Winter seasons. They’re super easy to slip in and out of thanks to a full length, study side zipper and practical to wear thanks to a small 1-inch block heel. With a rubber outsole, they’re also durable and provide good support. They’re inexpensive thanks to their faux leather construction but are highly fashionable and elegant to wear. With a nice round toe and finishing touches which include stitching details, these wide calf boots are fitted with a highly cushioned insole, so they feel every bit as comfortable to wear as they are stylish to look at.
Elegant looking knee-high riding boot
Insulated with faux fur lining
Full-length side zipper for easy slip on/off
Nine stylish faux leather color options
16.5-inch diameter width with short 1-inch block heel
If you are looking for a super stylish and very chic take on a traditional knee-high riding boot, then look no further. These beautiful faux leather Durango Spokane Riding boots from Brinley Co are certainly eye-catching and will make a real fashion statement. They’re easy to pull on and off thanks to that full length back zipper and great for the larger calved among you with a generous 19-inch circumference opening. What really sets these boots apart though, is the stud detailing down the back of the boots which adds to their design appeal. Not only that, but the zip on all three colorways is a striking red which really adds a chic and sassy contrast to this otherwise classic looking riding style boot. With a 1-inch block heel, they’re also a practical height to go along with that generous width making them the ideal choice for the winter months. With a durable synthetic soul, they’re also hard wearing too. If you need waterproof boots, check out our guide to the best gore-tex boots.
Stylish calf studded knee-high riding boot
Full-length back zipper with stud design detailing
Made from 100% faux leather in three color options
Generous 19-inch circumference opening
Practical 1-inch small block heel
- BrandBrinley Co
- Weight12 ounces
If you take your choice of winter boots seriously and want something that’s both stylish and at the same time practical, then the Dream Pairs BLVD/Beltran Knee High boots are an excellent choice. They come in two different styles and a range of contemporary colors. Featuring a faux fur lining, they’re perfect for the colder winter months and with a rubber outsole, are durable too. We love the slouchy design boot which features an instep zipper making this boot so easy to take on and off. The top opening is 16.5-inches wide, and there’s a short 0.5-inch heel making this a practical and comfortable boot for everyday wear. With a round toe silhouette and lightly padded insole, it’s a charming and elegant knee-high boot for day-long support. These wide calf faux leather boots are highly covetable and a contemporary choice.
Contemporary sloughy style knee high fashion boot
Faux fur lining for comfort and warmth
16.5-inch diameter width with short 0.5-inch block heel
Fashionable outside buckle with inside zipper
The perfect every day wear boot in a range of colors
- BrandDREAM PAIRS
These Dev Riding Boots from Naturalizer are designed for wider calves and feature strap detailing with a stylish button accented pull-tab feature. They’re easy to take on and off and are made from highly durable and elegant leather in six easy to wear colors. They’re not only hard wearing but also super comfortable thanks to a contoured footbed. The arch and heel of the foot are perfectly supported thanks to a dual density cushioned insole. Overall, these women’s wide calf boots are both elegant, practical, and feminine. They’re an unpretentious and classic looking boot which will go with so many outfits in your wardrobe and are perfect for those colder Autumnal and Wintery days when you still want to look stylish and feel great too. If you are an adventurer, don’t forget to check our guide to the best snake boots.
100% leather riding style boot
Durable synthetic sole
Contoured footbed with dual density cushioning
16-inch diameter width
Stylish button accented pull tab feature
- ModelDev Wc
- Weight12 ounces
These super stylish and sumptuous fully leather riding boots from Frye capture that timeless American style and will look as classic today as they will again tomorrow. From a brand which has been established for over 155 years, you can expect an iconic statement boot and the Melissa Button 2 Riding Boot certainly does not disappoint. It’s been designed within a practical wider width for long-lasting comfort, measuring approximately 15-inches in diameter. Available in a choice of either classic smooth or a western washed leather design, there are fourteen different options in this particular knee highboy. The boot is further lined in leather for a luxurious feel as well as featuring a leather sole. If you are looking for a high quality, premium boot then the Frye Melissa is certainly worth considering. Delivering a tailored look and feel, and with the added agents of antique metal hardware, the overall aesthetic of this women’s riding boot is timeless and classic. Contoured around the ankle for additional comfort and support, this flattering equestrian style boot with Frye’s signature button detailing provides a modern twist on the conventional riding boot.
100% leather equestrian style knee high boot
Leather sole and full leather lining
Contoured ankle for extra comfort and support
Antique washed Italian leather option
Boots updated to feature Frye signature button detailing
- ModelMelissa Button 2
- Weight12 ounces
Dr. Scholl is renowned for their comfortable and stylish footwear, and these riding boots are no exception to the rule. Featuring a 2-inch heel, this boot is made from 100% synthetic material and comes in either Black or a Whiskey colored brown. With a generous 18-inch diameter, they’re the perfect comfortable fit for anyone with wider calves. The boots are not only fashionable looking, but they also come with plenty of features that your feet will appreciate! Inside the boots are fitted with a memory foam insole so that they contour to the shape of the wearer’s foot. Dr. Scholl Brilliance Wide Calf Riding Boots also feature a full length inside zip so are super easy and convenient to pull on and off. Featuring a decorative matte finish buckle this round toe boot is so easy to wear and perfect for many an occasion. It’s a veritable and attractive looking wide calf boot that will instantly update your wardrobe. For more shoes for women, check out our guide to the best shoes for zumba.
100% synthetic boot in stylish Black or Whiskey brown
Memory foam contoured insole for ultimate comfort
Decorative buckle detailing
Full length inside zipper with pull tab
18-inch diameter width
- BrandDr. Scholl’s Shoes
- ModelBrilliance Wide Calf
- Weight12 ounces
Next up we’re back with the fashionable brand, Naturalizer, and taking a look at another of their wide calf fitting boots. This is designed in the popular and highly attractive riding boot style and comes in three easy to wear and contemporary colors. Choose from Tan, Black, or a classic Brown. Made from 100% high-quality leather, these Women’s Janelle Riding Boots are comfortable, practical, and highly elegant. They feature a full-length zip with metal buckle accents which add to the overall contemporary look of this equestrian style boot. They are feminine yet hard wearing, designed to be comfortable enough to wear all day long. Wearing these Naturalizer Women’s Janelle Riding Boots, you will feel every bit as good as you look. An excellent choice that won’t break the budget or your feet!
100% leather riding style boot
Durable synthetic sole
Available in three contemporary color choices
15-inch diameter width
Stylish metal buckle hardware
- Weight12 ounces
Incredibly stylish and super chic, these wide calf over the knee boots from Vince Camuto look simply sensational. Available in high-quality leather, these gorgeous Bestant boots come in either Bitter Choco, Black or Power Grey. With distinctive stud detailing, get ready to put your best fashion foot forward! You will certainly stand out from the crowd in these elegant over knee boots. Featuring a half zipper closure, they are so easy to pull on and off and with their round toe design create a lovely silhouette. They’re so comfortable to wear thanks to a lightly padded footbed and with their synthetic sole, are highly durable and constructed to last. A beautiful pair of finely crafted women’s boots, with their wider calf fitting, Vince Camuto Bestant Leather Boots are perfect for larger ladies who still want to own a pair of highly distinctive and fashionable riding style boots. If you love sports, check out our guide to the best trail running shoes for women.
100% leather over the knee riding style boot
Lightly padded, comfortable fixed footbed
Available in three chic leather colors
Feature a half zipper closure
Distinctive and attractive stud design detailing
- BrandVince Camuto
- Weight12 ounces
If you like your boots to be as comfortable as they are stylish, then you will adore these boots from the popular brand, Naturalizer. We’ve already reviewed a couple of alternative options from this company and with their Jessie Knee-High Boot, once again they’ve married style with practicality. This leather riding style boot is extra cushioned inside and comes with a breathable lining to keep your feet cool and dry no matter what the weather. They also feature a full flexible sole and are hard wearing and designed to last. In three different color choices, you can opt for either a Black, a Chocolate brown or a much lighter and very contemporary looking Banana Bread option, which is tan brown with a yellow tinge. All options are complemented by side buckle detailing and feature a full length internal inside zip.
100% leather knee-high women’s boot
Extra cushioned insole with plenty of breathability
Flexible and durable outsole
Feature full length inside zipper
Boot opening measures 15-inch around
- Weight12 ounces
You can count on the shoe label, Twisted, to come up with chic new fashionable footwear with a range that features everything from sneakers to flip flops and these highly stylish riding boots. The Twisted Women’s Chloe Faux Leather Knee High Boots are perfect for those colder Autumn and Winter months and are made from sleek faux leather materials. Designed in the knee-high riding boot style that never goes out of fashion, the Twisted Chloe boot is tasteful and features adjustable buckle straps. Created with wider calf fittings to be more accommodating and comfortable to wear, especially for those ladies with larger legs, the Chloe is a fantastic choice. We love the braided strap detailing which really adds an extra level of style and sass to this already stylish boot. Available in either classic Black or a gorgeous Taupe color, these boots will instantly update your winter wardrobe. If you need summer footwear, check out our guide to the best slides for women.
100% synthetic over knee style riding boot
Feature stylish braided straps
Come in two classic color options
Designed with a full length inside zipper
Perfect boot for cooler weather
- Weight3 pounds
If you are looking to add a stunning pair of over the knee boots to your collection, then look no further than the Ollie model from Franco Sarto. Designed to comfortably accommodate wider calves without compromising on quality or style, this round toe boot is just stunning. With a decorative strap that wraps around the back and also featuring metallic stud design detailing, the Ollie wide calf over knee boot is a smart and stylish choice. It comes with a 3-inch stacked heel so also provides that little bit of extra height which can be so flattering, helping to elongate the leg and add the illusion of height. These elegant boots zip down the back, which makes them easy to slip in and out of. They also come fitted with a padded insole for extra comfort as well as a flexible yet durable outer sole. In your choice of either dark burgundy or black, these wonderful boots from Franco Sarto really are a flattering and budget-friendly option.
100% leather over knee boots
Padded insole for extra comfort
Flexible and durable, hard wearing outsole
Decorative strap detailing
Elegant and practical 3-inch stacked heel
- BrandFranco Sarto
- Weight12 ounces
For rainy days when the weather is miserable and murky, but you want to remain dry and stylish, what you need are these Zoogs Rain Boots. In a range of funky and fashionable floral designs, they’re the perfect wellies for camping and festival season. Just because the weather is frightful, it doesn’t mean that your fashion sense has to be! With these wide calf rain boots, you really will make a splash! They’re stylish, comfortable, durable and waterproof plus they come in a generous wide calf fitting. They provide excellent traction, delivering a solid grip. Inside the Zoogs rubber rain boots feature a plush and warm interior so your feet will always stay dry and protected from the elements. Our guide ti the best flip flops for women offers more great footwear so check it out.
100% water resistant rubber rain boots
Strong and durable construction with high-quality sole
Deliver solid grip, support, and traction
Fully lined for warmth and coziness
Fun and funky designs available including florals and animal prints
These are one seriously sassy pair of women’s over knee boots. Designed in a stretchy fabric, they’re specially made to suit wider calves and feature an easy pullover design. With a low block heel, they’re easy to wear for every day and are cushioned internally for your added comfort. They additionally feature a lovely soft lining which is plush against the skin as well as a durable TPR rubber outsole which has been designed to last. In your choice of either Black, Grey or Walnut, there’s bound to be a pair of these Room of Fashion Over Knee Riding Boots to match your own style and taste. Get ready to step out in style and confidently strut your stuff in this fresh and funky fashion boots from RF designs.
Over knee style riding boot
Stretchy fabric construction easy to pull on
Cushioned insole and soft lining for ultimate comfort
Made from premium vegan suede or leather
Available in three attractive colors
- BrandRF ROOM OF FASHION
- Weight2 pounds
From popular fashion brand, Guess, the next boots we’ve picked out come in Black, Brown, and Grey and are the perfect choice if you are looking for a classic boot with a more generously proportioned girth. You will look both cool and stylish wearing these knee-high boots which, featuring a small 1.25-inch block heel. Manufactured from durable and hard-wearing manmade synthetic leather, they’re ideal for those colder weather months. With attractive buckle features as well as a full side length zip, G by Guess Harvest Wide Calf Boots are also effortless to slip in and out of. Super comfortable, chic and casual, the round toe design adds to the overall wearable aesthetic of this inexpensive women’s wide calf boot.
Cool and chic knee-high women’s boot
Made from synthetic leather
Trendy accessory buckles on shaft
Full-length side zip
Three classic color options available
- BrandG by GUESS
- Weight4.21 pounds
So many of the must-have fashion trends all combined into one wide calf boot! What’s not to love about our next offering from Brinley Co? It’s one super sophisticated longer length boot with a ruched design that’s perfect for ladies who love fashion and love to show off their sense of style. Made from a faux suede, manmade material, these thigh high boots are next level sassy! Available in five highly attractive and easy to wear colors they’re perfect for all seasons and with a stacked heel will make you feel more confident and empowered too. The wider calf fittings are ideal for larger ladies who still want to dress to impress. For optimum style and comfort, try the Brinley Co Ruched Stacked Over Knee Boot.
Thigh-skimming over knee boot
Slouchy, ruched design with stacked heel
Available in five attractive faux suede colors
Easy to pull on and off
Boot diameter measures 18-inches
- BrandBrinley Co.
- Weight3 pounds
We couldn’t do a feature on the best boots without mentioning Hunter wellies! They’re nothing short of iconic and are a regular feature on the music festival circuit. It’s great that they have a fully adjustable version of their best selling rain boot, ideal of anyone with larger calves or who just prefers that more roomy style. Made from latest and available in a range of colors and lengths, these Hunter Women’s Original Adjustable Rain Boots features a highly grippy rubber sole and have a platform measuring 0.25 inches. They’re constructed from a vulcanized natural latex to form a seamless waterproof sheet and are the ideal boots for walking in wet weather conditions. With their easy pull-on design, taking these boots on and off is a breeze, and the addition of an adjustable buckle strap at the back of the shaft also adds a touch of timeless elegance to these classic wide calf rain boots.
Vulcanized natural latex rain boots
Adjustable buckled strap at back of shaft
Quick-drying nylon lining
Cushioned footbed with multilayered sponge insole
Highly grippy and supportive rubber sole
- Weight5.13 pounds
We’re concluding today’s review of the best wide calf boots for women with another rain boot. This option is brought to you by Rockport and comes in either Black or Stone brown. It’s a classically proportioned and elegantly styled knee-high boot with an attractive buckle design feature that can be adjusted. With a comfortable and padded EVA footbed, the Rockport Women’s Cobb Hill Rayna Rain Boot is also excellent for day-long wear and even has a stretch gore. Made from 100% leather, it’s a high quality, durable and weather resistant boot that is perfect for the colder and wetter seasons.
Made from 100% premium leather
Elegant knee high riding style boot
Features adjustable buckle design
Perfect for wet weather conditions
Fitted with a comfortable EVA footbed
- Weight12 ounces
Wide Calf Boot Buying Guide
How We Chose Our Selection Of The Best Wide Calf Boots
Brand - if you are looking for a pair of boots that are stylish, comfortable as well as durable, your best bet is probably to for a brand that has an excellent reputation for producing high quality and high performing boots. We've reviewed a broad cross-section of brands in today's review, including many wide calf boot offerings from some of the worlds most well-respected footwear companies.
Price - we appreciate that price may well be a consideration and that many of you are in search of budget-friendly boots, especially if you are buying a fashionable pair of boots that you intend wearing for this season. As such, we've pulled together a representative range of price points that will appeal to everyone and have focused on quality and durability as opposed to cost.
Reviews - we analyze and look at dozens of consumer reviews whenever we're compiling one of our authoritative product guides. It's a fantastic way of better understanding what the genuine wearer's experience is likely to be.
Features To Look For In Wide Calf Boots
For those of you with wider calves, just trying to find a pair of boots that fit can be a struggle, never mind finding a pair that are functional as well as stylish! The most important thing you're going to want to ensure is that your boots are comfortable and durable as well as being designed to last and provide adequate weather protection and warmth. Let's take a look at some of what we believe to be the key features to consider in that new pair of wide calf boots.
Comfort - all boots should, of course, be comfortable but especially if you require wider proportioned ones to accommodate larger calves. You need to be able to zip up your boots with ease rather than feel that you are too constricted as well as effortlessly take them on and off without struggling or requiring extra assistance.
Quality - you simply won't get your money's worth out of a pair of poor quality boots, so it's worth investing in well-made boots that have been built to last. Given that you are most likely to be wearing your new knee-high boots in the colder months, it makes sense to go for a boot that has plenty of traction, grip, and support as well as being water resistant and weatherproof.
Material - leather is going to be more expensive but is highly durable and makes an elegant and classic choice. You could also go for a faux, manmade option, which will be more budget friendly.
Zip-up closure - decide whether you prefer the ease of a full-length zip or partial closure. There are plenty of options on your list today that feature back as well as side zips, both of which are equally as easy to take on and off.
Adjustable Buckles or Elastic Panels - if you prefer to have a little bit of extra give for a more comfortable sensation, then opt for a pair of boots that has either an adjustable buckle or features a stretchy elasticated gore.
Height - we've covered off knee high, over the knee and some thigh-skimming boots on this list today. The choice really is yours!