Wellies for wide calves

(28 Posts)
pocketandsweet Wed 06-Feb-13 12:39:48

I know it's been done in the past but help please.
Looking for tall Wellies ( probably plain colour) to accommodate my muscular (?) calves ( 42cm) .... in the past I have had a pair of regular Joules ones which I could just squeeze into ( uncomfortably). I am considering some lace up Ilse Jacobsens which will be pricey but I might justify on the basis that I will likely wear them for years..... The more frugal side of my personality says just find some cheap plain ones that are comfortable.

I should say I already have a pair of short Wellies but I really need some tall ones as well. thanks.

Jacksterbear Wed 06-Feb-13 12:42:31

I have some Hunter wide calved ones, knee height, plain green. Really nice.

CambridgeBlue Wed 06-Feb-13 12:43:51

Have you tried Jileon? Personally I wasn't keen but I think they've got quite a few styles to pick from.

Jacksterbear Wed 06-Feb-13 12:51:46

I think mine are these ones

pocketandsweet Wed 06-Feb-13 12:55:15

The Hunters are nice but still pricey.... ( although we might be moving back to North America and everyone will be dead impressed ).... I will check out Jileon.

Jammygal Wed 06-Feb-13 12:57:03

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hunter-Womens-Argyll-Wellies-W23104/dp/B000X256CM/ref=sr_1_3?s=shoes&ie=UTF8&qid=1360155273&sr=1-3

These are the best, comfy, stylish and they last!!!!

Jammygal Wed 06-Feb-13 12:57:36
pocketandsweet Wed 06-Feb-13 13:00:17

No hunters fit true to size.... If I'm a size 6 in most things will that be the case?

pocketandsweet Wed 06-Feb-13 13:08:20

That should read DO Hunters fit true to size...

Jammygal Wed 06-Feb-13 13:09:40

I find those Argyll ones are spot on size wise. They are large in the calf which makes them more roomy than other makes.

Jacksterbear Wed 06-Feb-13 13:11:47

I bought a size up but wear them with thick socks /2 pairs socks.

ewaczarlie Wed 06-Feb-13 13:11:50

I find hunters a bit tight in calf. I went for the shorter ones and they're very snug (ie only a sock but no jeans will fit inside)

HelenofSparta Wed 06-Feb-13 16:24:56

I have a pair of hunters which have an adjustable calf? (Size 3 feet and they assume I have the leg size of a ten yr old and I am 5"10)!

Wolfiefan Wed 06-Feb-13 16:31:22

Ariat ones fit my enormous calves!

shrimponastick Wed 06-Feb-13 18:22:40

I bought Dunlop men's wellies for £10 in my local shoe shop.

They are much wider on the calf. However I bought a 7 - my feet are a 7, but I guess men's 7s are bigger than ladies 7s. They are a bit big - but room for chunky socks.

Porkster Wed 06-Feb-13 19:00:51

I am wide of calf (which I hope is from running rather than genes).

I wear regular Hunters. I can wear them with welly socks and jeans comfortably, so I think they're pretty capacious.

babybarrister Wed 06-Feb-13 20:29:34

Ariat are your friendsgrin

TheMightyLois Wed 06-Feb-13 20:33:22

Those of you with wide calves - what sortof measurements are we talking?

TheMightyLois Wed 06-Feb-13 20:35:40

Argh I've just measured mine and they're 48cm blush

pocketandsweet Wed 06-Feb-13 20:38:36

Mine are 42 cm - but it would be no bad thing to have some room to spare for nice thick socks or skinny jeans

pocketandsweet Wed 06-Feb-13 20:51:24

Does anyone know if women's Dunlops are wide or is it just the mens? I'm a size 6 so I am sure the mens will all be too big. Lots of lovely boots everyone but mostly not much cheaper than the Ilse Jacobsens but more choices ;)

NorthernNumpty Wed 06-Feb-13 20:53:11

Hunter make a brand called 'lowther' they are unisex so roomy. Got mine on amazon.

canutesauntie Wed 06-Feb-13 20:55:31

Muck Boots. They have neoprene stretchy calves so are comfortable and really warm too. They come in green or black mainly I think.

StantonLacy Wed 06-Feb-13 21:10:20

Aigle Parcours Vario - they are brilliant.

Fit my v wide calves easily, with jeans underneath and are kind of shaped around the ankles, so they look more like boots and less like wellies, if you see what I mean?

Quite expensive, but well worth it.

blue2 Wed 06-Feb-13 21:14:32

www.le-chameau-clothing.co.uk/wa/1/63/2395-Wellingtons.html

I have a pair of wellies made by these guys; still going strong after 8 years! They do foot size and calf size, too.

Pretty pricey, but very warm.

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