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Old 10-12-2011, 02:26 PM   #16  
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widewidths.com sells what you're probably meaning by sexy boots. And IIRC JCrew has some wide-calf boots. Or, get boots that come close and have your shoe repair person add an elastic gusset somewhere on the inside of the calf.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:31 PM   #17  
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bootbands.com will also help........is basiclaly a piece of leather or other material that zips into bands to make it wider and a bit of flair for the brave if u want.........check it out...I am waiting on my first order!!!
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:00 PM   #18  
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Or, get boots that come close and have your shoe repair person add an elastic gusset somewhere on the inside of the calf.
Elastic gusset: http://i53.tinypic.com/2nld0lf.jpg. This is a suede boot from Target (since when do they sell real leather footwear?), lug soles, zip. This is the right boot; the gusset is toward the back of the leg. I didn't realize the elastic was there until I'd worn the boots a few times.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:58 PM   #19  
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This is me, too. I'm wearing a size 2-4 but I was blessed with my dad's large calves.

I have a large range of UGG boots, they are so comfy!!! But I would sure love to own some high leather boots some day.

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I was about to post the same thing as MariaMaria I'm a size 4 and I can't wear boots for the same reason I can't wear skinny jeans- I have really big calves!
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:36 AM   #20  
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Well, you made me think cause I have big calves too, or what you say are big, I never really thought they were but never gave any thought to it till now...measured and they are 16 1/2, ankle is 10 as well and I have never had a problem with boots. I LOVE boots and have 2 pair that I slip into and one with a zipper. Not sure if you like them or have tried them but have you tried UGGS or something like them?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:40 PM   #21  
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This is my third fall trying to buy tall boots. I love Zappos - I've bought and returned about 20 pairs of boots from them so far. They have a large selection of wide-calf and stretch boots.

The next pair I'm trying is from LLBean - http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/66061?feat=630-CL1

Good luck to us both!
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:55 PM   #22  
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You know what I did? I measured my calves and looked on eBay, especially looking at used/vintage equestrian-style boots. When I found a pair I liked, I asked the seller for the measurement at the top of the boot. I found six pairs which would fit my muscular calves! (And my calves are always huge evven when I am 'thin'.) I bought a pair of brown ones and a pair of black ones; they fit marvelously.
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:53 PM   #23  
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I wear a size 1 in girls so the tallest boot I've been able to wear is just a little above my ankles. I'd love to wear a tall boot because I think it's cute and it seems warm (I loath winter) but little girls boots are just not going to be big enough. I don't have big calves, I just wear really small shoes. I may have an 8 year old's feet but I don't have an 8 year old's legs!

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Old 10-18-2011, 06:39 PM   #24  
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I've got 2" on you, so I'm at the border between adults' and childrens' shoes. I have a very nice pair of knee-high brown suedette boots with 3" wedge heels which I picked up in the childrens' section at Debenhams. What on earth are they doing giving children those sorts of boots?! (And I need to lose just a leetle more weight to get back into them.) Do these sorts of boots not appear in the slightly smaller sizes, then, or is it maybe only in the UK? Though I thought that the current disturbing trend for childrenswear to be far too sexually provocative was sort of universal.

ETA: Oops, I reread and worked out what you actually meant. Bummer. Still, maybe there are wider versions around? Or wide-leg wellies at least? A friend of mine wears wellies a lot, she says it's a nice cheap way of getting a variety of fun boots. I have some near-psychedelic wide-leg wellies I'm looking forward to wearing this winter.

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Old 10-18-2011, 06:47 PM   #25  
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I have always had big calves - even at a size 2. I tried on some boots this weekend and they fit but they just emphasized how huge my calves are!! But I really want to find a pair so I will keep looking. One of these days!!
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:19 PM   #26  
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Well, the LLBean boots were a bust. The wide width were only 1/2" bigger in the calf than the medium width according to the sales rep, so still not big enough for my size 10 feet and 19" calves. Oh well, back to Zappos I guess.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:55 AM   #27  
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A previous poster mentioned Duo boots, which are UK based but they ship to the US. I just got a pair of classic riding boots and they are amazing. I have 17 inch calves but skinny ankles, I emailed Duo and they gave me suggestions, including the ankle, calf and height measurements. Their customer service is fabulous. The boots are not cheap but I wager they'll last me ten years. And I've never been able to fit into off the shelf boots, not even the wide calf ones - still tight but baggy at the ankle!

Edited to say - Duo goes up to size 12 (US) and almost 20 inch calf (50cm) - definitely worth checking out if you're having fit challenges!

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Old 01-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #28  
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I know this is way old, but after several failed attempts at Marshall's and tj Maxx, I went to DSW and tried on boots and surprisingly, I found several that worked for me and they weren't even specially made larger calves. Yay!

I liked two a lot, but decided on these classic black boots. I ordered them online with a couple coupons, so I got the for a good price too. That helped me get remotivated for the new year!

http://www.6pm.com/multiview/7876631/3
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That's great! glad you found something!
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This is about socks, not boots, but. . .

I am no longer overweight, and my calves don't look that big to me, but I have these knee socks that say stuff like Bif! and Bam! up on the calves, only its more like B--I--F and B--A--M (imagine a really wide font) because the letters are so stretched out.
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