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Wide Calf Boots for Plus-Sized Women

Written by Amy Bentley
Wide Calf Boots for Plus-Sized Women
Wide Calf Boots for Plus-Sized Women
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Finding wide calf boots that fit well in a style you love has always been a challenge for women blessed with legs even a fraction larger than the high street standard. The bottom line? We’re all different, a fact that should be celebrated and embraced. Instead of alienating our customers, at DuoBoots, we are proud to offer eight different calf sizes, meaning that everyone can feel great in a pair of knee-high boots.

Plus-Sized Women Boots Challenges

We’re all too aware of the many challenges women face when it comes to finding boots that fit their calves. For starters, very few brands offer a variety of calf widths so choice of styles is immediately narrowed down. Sizing can vary greatly between manufacturers, and with the market ‘standard’ calf size at 38cm many women are instantly alienated. You may also find that you have to spend more than you wish to get boots that actually fit well. Ultimately, you’re facing a less pleasurable shopping experience all round. At DuoBoots, we’re here to prove that it doesn’t have to be this way.



How Should Wide Calf Boots Fit?

Given the lack of options out there, you may be so used to dismissing knee-high boots as an option that you’re not even sure how they should fit. Well, we’re here to help. We recommend choosing boots that have more space at the top – but not too much – so there's room for those beautiful calves of yours. Plus-sized women can generally go up half a size larger than their usual shoe size in order to accommodate wider feet and ankles as well as thicker calves. Many ladies feel more comfortable when they can wear socks inside their boots, adding extra cushioning around their footbeds.

Before stepping into a whole new world of plus size knee-high boots, you will need to work out your calf size. We’ve made this super easy by creating a clever tool called the DuoBelt™. Each notch of the belt mimics one of our eight calf measurements. To use it, you simply place the belt around the widest part of your calf and then select the notch that feels most comfortable. For more detailed instructions, see our guide on ‘How to find the perfect calf size when buying boots’.

DuoBoots - Pioneers in Wide Calf Boots

During their time working at the original DuoBoots store in the historical city of Bath, our founders regularly met women who were unable to zip up the standard calf size their bought-in boots came in. Identifying a gap in the market, they set to work designing a collection of classic, stylish boots in a choice of calf sizes. Since then, the brand’s style has certainly evolved, but our passion for style, quality, fit and service remains at the heart of everything we do. Today, we are the most inclusive boot brand in the world. We offer calf sizes from 30cm right through to 50cm, so no matter what your shape or size is, there's a DuoBoot for you.

Did you know?

- We are the only company in the world to offer our entire collection of calf-fit boots in eight calf sizes and nine shoe sizes.

- Our ankle boots are available in both standard and wide fits.

- Our boots are hand-made in Portugal from the highest quality leathers and suedes.

- As a direct-to-consumer brand, we provide you with unparalleled craftsmanship and value.

DuoBoots Wide Calf Collection

We are delighted to offer a variety styles of wide calf boots to suit the many different needs of our customers. Think cowboy boots, classic riding boots, lace-up styles and beyond.

Cowboy Boots

A contemporary classic, cowboy and western-style boots are a wardrobe mainstay. With a stacked Cuban heel, pull tabs, and a flattering, curved topline, our Saffron Knee High Boots deserve a place in every well-edited rotation.

Saffron Knee High Boots

Saffron Knee High Boots in Tan

Heeled Boots

If you’re looking for a boot that will take you from day to evening or boardroom to bar, then our selection of heeled, knee-high boots is sure to cater to a variety of needs. Styles such as Freya, Dalia, and Belmore are all worthy contenders.

Freya Knee High Boots

Freya Knee High Boots in Leather


Balanced on a sleek stiletto heel, Freya’s minimalist silhouette is softened by its rounded-off pointed toe. Supple calf leather is lined in nylon and finished with an internal elasticated stretch panel for a glove-like fit.

Dalia Knee High Boots

Dalia Knee High Boots in Leather

Dalia is your sleek, mid-heel boot that exudes easy elegance. This modern style is crafted from supple European-sourced calf leather and sits upon a statement stacked heel. 

Belmore Knee High Boots

Belmore Knee High Boots in Leather

A footwear classic and DuoBoots staple, the knee-high Belmore is crafted from European-sourced calf leather and set upon a block heel. A platform sole and memory foam insole provides cushioning and comfort, while an internal elasticated stretch panel ensures a neat and comfortable wear.

Riding Boots

Traditional riding boots inform many of DuoBoots’ sleek silhouettes. Look out for details such as pull tabs, buckle fastenings, and comfort-enhancing elasticated panels. Our favourite equestrian-inspired styles are Haltham, Verity, and Charlotte.

Halthham Knee High Boots

Halthham Knee High Boots

Utilitarian yet feminine, Haltham is an everyday boot that promises to go the distance. This flat, knee-high staple style is crafted from smooth calf leather and lined with nylon fabric.

Verity Knee High Boots

Verity Knee High Boots in Leather

Sculpted to hug the calf, Verity features an internal elasticated stretch panel for a neat fit. This classic, equestrian-inspired boot is made from smooth calf leather and sits on a stacked sole.

Charlotte Knee High Boots

Charlotte Knee High Boots in Leather

Modelled on traditional equestrian styles, Charlotte holds timeless appeal with a modern edge. This knee-high boot is made from European-sourced calf leather and features a gunmetal buckle-fastening strap.

Discover our full range of wide calf boots for women.

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