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Can anyone recommend stylish, flat, chunky-ish boots which fit a slightly wider calf?

(23 Posts)
messylittlemonkey Tue 28-Sep-10 09:36:09


My calves are not particularly large, I'm a dress size 12 if that helps, but knee length boots make them look like they're spilling out over the top.

I quite like these chunky boots from Boden.

chunky boots

TarkaLiotta Tue 28-Sep-10 09:50:18

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MrsAlwaysRight Tue 28-Sep-10 09:54:22

I have recently got these from Fat Face 26090/&bklist=icat,4,shop,womenswear,womensfootwea r

I've got big calves and can get into these as the top buckle is adjustable.

slug Tue 28-Sep-10 10:25:45

Duo for the chunky of calf. Every time.

messylittlemonkey Tue 28-Sep-10 10:42:18


I've looked at Duo but don't particularly like any of the styles - they're all a bit classic looking if that makes sense.

I also meant to say that I'm a size 8, by which I mean a 42, and many uk size 8s are only 41 and therfore not always big enough.

failedflowers Tue 28-Sep-10 10:48:05

I've been holding out for a pair of Fat face boots in the hope there are any discount codes out there. Haven't come across any. Do they usually do any?

Whoremoanall Tue 28-Sep-10 13:20:08

I have the Boden ones in Brown and really like them. I am slim of calf and have them on the tightest buckle hole. They are not welly like at all as they appear in the pics but more riding boot in style once they are on.

slug Tue 28-Sep-10 16:53:34

In which case Timberland boots fit the chunkier calf.

scotsgirl23 Tue 28-Sep-10 18:08:16

Unexpectedly, I bought a pair of kurt geiger boots last week, I have huge calves and they fit. with room to spare in fact.

theslumbertaker Tue 28-Sep-10 19:07:51

DMs have some lovely chunky styles, and usually fairly generous in the leg


messylittlemonkey Wed 29-Sep-10 09:48:17

Thank you

The DM ones are similar to a pair I currently have which are quite snug on the calf, so I'm going to Ebay them!

theslumbertaker Wed 29-Sep-10 09:51:21

what size are they messy??

BooBooGlass Wed 29-Sep-10 09:51:22

Agree with tall Timberland boots. My pair lasted 4 harsh winters, though the zip has completely buggered now. Waterproof, warm and won't go out of style. I was going to treat myself to some Fly boots this year but after reading that they aren't waterproof I'm going for another pair of these.

messylittlemonkey Wed 29-Sep-10 10:13:14

theslumbertaker, they're an 8 (42), tan coloured leather, crepe sole, pull on, fur lined - lovely!

messylittlemonkey Wed 29-Sep-10 10:14:49

Meant to add they're from Boden. Bought them a couple of winters ago, but haven't worn loads. Cost about £160!

theslumbertaker Wed 29-Sep-10 10:18:15

oh darn it. i am a 7. otherwise may have taken them off your hands! looking for a new pair of boots myself

messylittlemonkey Wed 29-Sep-10 10:20:19

Shame. I think they'd def be too big for you.

Anyone else looking for a nice pair of second hand boots, size 8, give me a shout!!

bananapeanutbutter Wed 29-Sep-10 16:40:21

I got the orinoco jazz boots from clarks. Am size 12 with wideish calves too and they fit beautifully. Never bought clarks shoes before so I was a little pessimistic but I like them. Here: base-_-a-_-b-_-c

Fluteyboots Wed 29-Sep-10 16:48:37

I just bought a pair from m&s online which I am very pleased with ns/b/432769031?ie=UTF8&isBrowse=1&rs=432769031&rh= n%3A432769031%2Cp_10%3ABrown%2Cp_93%3AWide&pf_rd_r =0ZZB20CQ16H3Y8FQ3S8K&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd _t=101&pf_rd_i=432769031&pf_rd_p=467080453&pf_rd_s =left-nav-3

Very comfy and yet look lovely too, and I have the accursed chunky calf

messylittlemonkey Thu 30-Sep-10 13:38:21

Thanks everyone.

I've looked at the M&S ones and the Clarks ones. All nice and possibilites for me

Zooch Sat 24-Sep-11 08:02:16

have a look at the Suffolk boot:

they come in a wide leg variety

ellangirl Sat 24-Sep-11 10:19:31

I find fatface boots generous, so its maybe worth trying 41 on just in case.

FrenchLimeBlossom Sun 25-Sep-11 16:50:25

flutey following your link I had a look round on M&S website, popped there today and managed to pick up these which are very comfortable indeed and quite smart.

messy i really recommend them, as I have the chunkiest calves known to man so if they'll fit me they'll fit anyone, they were true to size although the ankle is a little baggy on me oddly, as I have a chunky ankle too.......

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