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Top 10 Wide Calf Boots

Wide Calves? Here’s A Top 10 Guide For Finding Your Perfect Fall Boots

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Boots: one of humankind’s greatest innovations. In fact, many songs have been written about them, and the same can’t be said for other types of shoes. Plus, everybody looks good in a pair of boots, which leads us to our next point: Everyone should have a pair of go-to boots, but not all boots are designed with everyone in mind. 

If you’ve been blessed with wide calves, you know what we’re talking about. Not to worry though—we’ve done the research for you and rounded up the 10 best pairs of boots for wide calves, and we have a feeling you won’t be disappointed. From slouchy suede to buckled-up leather, there’s a pair of boots on our list for every budget and taste. Dress them up with a mini skirt and a blazer or keep it classic with jeans and your favorite sweater. No matter how you plan to style them, you can’t go wrong with one of these pairs of wide calf boots.

How We Found The Best Boots For Wide Calves

Our Top 10 lists factor in data such as reviews, social buzz, and best-seller lists. We even take a look at notable mentions from reputable publications and other industry sources. All this to say, the boots that follow are backed by science—so they’re undeniably the best wide calf boots out there. From western-inspired riding boots (hello, #6) to heeled knee-highs (looking at you, #5), keep scrolling to find your new go-to pair of chic—yet comfortable—boots.

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October 6, 2023

Written By:Naomi Venerable

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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INC International Concepts Fawne Wide-Calf Riding Boots

Overall Score

4.25

10

INC International Concepts Fawne Wide-Calf Riding Boots

3.9

574 User Reviews

2.9

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

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In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

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Best Wide-Calf Riding Boots

WHY IT MADE THE LIST
It’s all in the details for us, and the stitched silhouette around the ankle of these INC boots is just the kind of understated design element we love. 

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
A zipper, boot loops, and stretch panel make this pair of riding boots easy to pull on and off. And the rubber outsoles add traction, which we’ll be thankful for during the icier months.

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Naturalizer Rena Leather Buckle Detail Wide Calf Tall Boots

Overall Score

4.25

09

Naturalizer Rena Leather Buckle Detail Wide Calf Tall Boots

4.26

370 User Reviews

2.8

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

0

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Wide-Calf Buckled Boots

WHY IT MADE THE LIST
Equestrian-inspired, these sleek chocolate brown boots feature stylish crisscrossing straps with a buckle detail, a rich leather upper, and a less than 2-inch heel.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
Like all of Naturalizer's women's wide width styles, these boots are made to accomodate your foot size thanks to the Contour+ technology embedded within the removable insole.  


Vince Camuto Vuliann Extra Wide-Calf Boot

Overall Score

4.25

08

Vince Camuto Vuliann Extra Wide-Calf Boot

4.8

4 User Reviews

2.1

Best Seller

0

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Wide-Calf Block Heel Boots

WHY IT MADE THE LIST
Inspired by a traditional riding boot, Vince Camuto's Vuliann Boots were created with wide calves in mind. Available in wide and extra-wide calf sizing, these boots feature a walkable block heel and padded footbed for all-day comfort.

STYLE WITH
A flowy midi dress or with a white button down and jeans. These boots will look great with just about anything you pair them with. 

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Sam Edelman Penny 2 Wide Calf Leather Riding Boot

Overall Score

4.3

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Sam Edelman Penny 2 Wide Calf Leather Riding Boot

4.05

944 User Reviews

3

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Wide-Calf Boots With Back Zip

WHY IT MADE THE LIST
The Penny boots have been best-sellers for years, and they're showing no signs of stopping. They nail that sleek, classic equestrian look that, for some reason, is often hard to find in a wide calf boot. And thanks to the back zipper and pull tabs, you won't be struggling to pull them off at the end of the day.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
Along with the timeless cognac hue, these are also available in black leather.

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Frye Melissa Button 2 Wide Calf Boots

Overall Score

4.4

06

Frye Melissa Button 2 Wide Calf Boots

3.97

1979 User Reviews

3.2

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Wide-Calf Western Boots

WHY IT MADE THE LIST
Western wear has been trending for a few seasons now, and these boots would look as natural on a horseback ride as they would out to dinner. Plus, Frye has been in business for over 150 years, so they’ve had time to perfect the art of shoemaking.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
You have four different colors to choose from with these boots, and they also have a cushioned leather insole for added comfort. We should also mention that these are pull-ons (meaning they don’t have a zipper or boot loops).

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Naturalizer Kalina Wide Calf Tall Boot

Overall Score

4.4

05

Naturalizer Kalina Wide Calf Tall Boot

4.48

356 User Reviews

2.8

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Wide-Calf High Heeled Boots

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
Complete with a knee height and 3.25-inch heel—the highest on this list—this boot is one of the most flattering on the list. Reviewers also say the calf width is wider than most wide calf boots they've tried, which is a win if you've struggled to find a perfect fit in a tall boot before.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
Bonus points for the contour footbed technology—you won't even feel like you're wearing heels.

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Journee Collection Aneil Wide Calf Boot

Overall Score

4.4

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Journee Collection Aneil Wide Calf Boot

4.58

195 User Reviews

2.6

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Affordable Wide-Calf Boots

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
Heeled boots aren't always the comfiest, but reviewers rave that this slouchy pair is incredibly sturdy and easy to walk in. We're thoroughly impressed, especially considering they ring up under $100.

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
These are also available in grey, light brown, and a super fun leopard print.

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Vince Camuto Sangeti Wide-Calf Boot

Overall Score

4.5

03

Vince Camuto Sangeti Wide-Calf Boot

4.6

41 User Reviews

2.3

Best Seller

4

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Wide-Calf Square Toe Boots

WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT
Equal parts stylish and comfortable, Vince Camuto checks all of the boxes. With on-trend details like a square-toe, flared block heel, and western-style seems, it's no surprise that 96% of reviewers would recommed adding this wide-calf boot to your wardrobe.

REVIEW HIGHLIGHT
"Love love love! I have had so much trouble my whole life ever being able to shove my soccer/athletic calves into knee high boots and have never been able to achieve the wide roomy top look. FINALLY, these boots deliver, they are a true wide calf. The heel height is great, it is the perfect lift without being painful so I will be able to wear these for conferences. I ordered them a little big as I do with all boots so I can wear socks in the winter or add a padded insole. I would say they run true to size. The knee height is great too, I am 5'7 and they go to the right height. I love the color too. I can't wait until they restock in a size 9 black so I can wear them with dark tights."

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Madewell The Drumgold Boot In Extended Calf

Overall Score

4.5

02

Madewell The Drumgold Boot In Extended Calf

5

2 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

0

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Wide-Calf Boots With Stacked Heel

WHY IT MADE THE LIST
Contrary to popular belief, not all boots are made for walking, but we're happy to report this exclusive-Madewell pair is. The short stack heel and super cushy Cloudlift lite padding in the insole make for one extremely comfortable pair of boots. 

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
This wide-calf boot is also available in brown and features an inside zipper to make it easy to put on and take off. 

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Madewell The Monterey Tall Boot in Extended Calf

Overall Score

4.7

01

Madewell The Monterey Tall Boot in Extended Calf

5

2 User Reviews

5

Best Seller

3

Industry Recognition

3

Social Buzz

About Our Scoring System

In order for any product to be featured on Rank & Style, it must first meet the requirements set by our algorithm—a vetting process that allocates points based on consumer and industry data to score and rank products within a given category.

Best Wide-Calf Boots Overall

WHY IT MADE THE LIST
Madewell strikes again, and this time it's The Monterey Tall boot claiming the #1 spot on our Top 10 list of wide calf boots. These sleek, tall leather boots feature a 2-inch stacked heel and hit just below the knee, making them a great option for casual or professional settings. 

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO KNOW
The shaft circumference of these boots at its widest is 15.25-inches. Plus, the leather is sourced from the Leather Working Group, a not-for-profit organization committed to shaping a sustainable future with responsible leather.

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