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to be annoyed that it's so much easier for women with a skinny calf to get knee high boots than a woman with a fat calf. It pisses me off

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EightToSixer Fri 02-Nov-12 09:52:54


EightToSixer Fri 02-Nov-12 09:54:41

Discuss even. And don't even get me started on welly boots, cant those of us with moderately stout calves go to a festival for a brisk walk in the British countryside

WilsonFrickett Fri 02-Nov-12 09:55:14

OOOH now you're talking.
I have a firm, muscled calf (cyclist) and a tiny narrow foot (size 3). Can't get a boot for love nor money, all those skinny-calved wenches can slip into anything and it grips my shit. YANBU. At all.

RubberDuck Fri 02-Nov-12 09:56:19

Same as Wilson - I have some lovely knee length boots that I love. Then I got into exercising and now have some decent muscles on my legs and I can no longer wear them sad Gutting.

HecatePhosphorus Fri 02-Nov-12 09:56:37

There are shoes with different calf fittings on websites like viva la diva and fashion world and all that.

LeeCoakley Fri 02-Nov-12 09:57:08

<racks brain for a shoe-related annoyance that pisses me off>

TantrumsandBananas Fri 02-Nov-12 09:57:20

Yep. Another one here....
The only biker boot things (I know I'm a mum), I found were CAT boots, and thats cos they have adjustable buckles....

Pull on boots - no chance.

ifancyashandy Fri 02-Nov-12 09:57:21

No no no... You are indeed BU. I am blessed with skinny calfs. They are most beautiful and commented on by strangers in the street.

Unless I am wearing knee high boots.

In this instance, said strangers in street fall about a'laughin' and a'pointin'. For I resemble a person who has gone out and about in fancy clothes.

And wellies.

VinegarTits Fri 02-Nov-12 09:57:23

is this a piss take of yesterdays fat thread? hasnt this already been done with the wide foot thing?

Tuttutitlookslikerain Fri 02-Nov-12 09:58:23

You are so wrong.

I have skinny calves and it is nigh on impossible to get boots to fit without making my legs look like sticks in buckets!

WilsonFrickett Fri 02-Nov-12 10:00:16

TBF, I have one of those lines that go inbetween my leg and muscle <proud> so why would I want to deny the world the sight of that? I like shandy's thinking. Even though she has skinny calves.

Callisto Fri 02-Nov-12 10:02:52

I have cunky calves and have never had a problem finding knee high boots to fit - but then I do have huge great feet too. I am currently wearing a pair of knee high Timberlands which I bought last winter. They are fab and very comfy - perhaps have a look at their website? Hunter wellies can be quite snug on the calf, but they are shite now anyway. I have a pair of Barbour wellies now that are looser on the calf and have lasted through two winters and now going into their third (and I wear them lots).

My shoe gripe is stupid Dune shoes only going up to a tiny 41 that I can't get my feet into. I have lots of pairs of 41 size shoes, but Dune sizing is obviously for stupid fairy-feet.

Callisto Fri 02-Nov-12 10:05:28

Cunky calves hmm

Ah, didn't realise this was a piss-take. Will withdraw.

bigbuttons Fri 02-Nov-12 10:07:42

I have slender calves and also find it bloody hard to get boots that fit and don't flap around or fall down.

JoshLyman Fri 02-Nov-12 10:10:32

Duo boots are your friend.

StuntGirl Fri 02-Nov-12 10:12:25

I have had to stick with ankle boots for this very reason sad

EightToSixer Fri 02-Nov-12 10:12:45

Callisto its a pisstake based on reality though, so it's ok,

Like wilsonfrickett I have stupidly small size 3 feet but massive calves and can't get boots done up sat my ankle. As far as I'm aware smaller feet don't equal smaller calf size so why are boots smaller there too?

Raspberrysorbet Fri 02-Nov-12 10:13:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WilsonFrickett Fri 02-Nov-12 10:13:57

Are duo those made to measure ones? I might try them for my birthday present.

Callisto it started as a piss take but now I am being drawn in for real. Tis a real and serious issue wink

EdsRedeemingQualities Fri 02-Nov-12 10:15:44

I got told my calves are too thin once and it looked funny.

You can't win. And most knee high boots are much too wide and flappy on them. So yabu I'm afraid. It's really hard to get any that fit a 33cm calf and look reasonable.

Mind you I'm 7m preg and my calves are currently 35 and 36, according to measurements at the helpful DVT clinic. It saves me bothering, which is great as I can't reach them any more smile

EdsRedeemingQualities Fri 02-Nov-12 10:16:24

Maybe this is the problem - my feet are an 8 so perhaps that's why the leg bit is always so blooming wide.

manicinsomniac Fri 02-Nov-12 10:17:58

I love high boots and wear them for as long into the spring/summer as is possible (therefore usually August!) but yes, they remind me of one of my biggest body hang ups:

not that I have massively big calves but that I have one calf fatter than the other sad (comes from being an ex dancer I think and doing everything off the right leg when I could)

Luckily I'm very short and thin with small feet so the boots still fit me but I hate noticing that one does up more easily than the other.

WilsonFrickett Fri 02-Nov-12 10:18:16

YY Eds I think it's a proportion thing. My luffly calves are out of proportion to my tiny trotters. I worked hard for those calves <weeps>

EdsRedeemingQualities Fri 02-Nov-12 10:20:19

Manic, so do I grin and I think you have a beautiful reason for inequitable calves. I don't have a good reason like you!!

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 02-Nov-12 10:20:22

I have the biggest calves in the world (it's true, Norris McWhirter wrote it down on his clipboard) and I've only ever owned one pair of freak knee high boots from Evans about 10 years ago but no more since.

Yes I could get Duo boots but have you seen how wide they would have to be? Boots to fit me would be like triangles. Far rather a stick in a bucket than that.

I've always had footballer's legs, even when I was slim. I'm an oddity sad

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