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I had to cut my wellies so I could walk in them. I have fat legs. I need new wellies.

(24 Posts)
phipps Thu 11-Nov-10 20:04:41

I am getting DH to buy them for Christmas grin. I need help please.

SamJones Thu 11-Nov-10 20:14:40

Hovering to see the suggestions - have this problem too.

exexpat Thu 11-Nov-10 20:17:52

Do you need full-length ones? Some of the shorter styles that finish mid-calf can be rather more forgiving to those of us with, um, sturdy legs....

I've only had a problem with the shorter kind at a festival where the liquid mud was so deep it was pouring over the tops of my wellies - but luckily that doesn't happen very often.

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phipps Thu 11-Nov-10 20:19:13

I tried on boots that were mid-calf length and they did nothing for me so I am going with full length wellies.

ceres Thu 11-Nov-10 20:40:56

aigle parcours vario.

very comfortable, designed as a walking welly, and adjustable calf width. i love mine.

phipps Thu 11-Nov-10 21:00:30

Thank you, will google tomorrow as off to bed in a minute.

8rubberduckies Thu 11-Nov-10 21:07:00

I have the same problem. They are pricey but Hunter do adjustable side wellies that fit me fine.

faustina Thu 11-Nov-10 22:53:35

muckboots are stretchy neoprene and lovely!

phipps Fri 12-Nov-10 07:48:20

How much are they please Brubberduckies?

fishie Fri 12-Nov-10 07:50:29

my sister tried huntress but even though they're meant to be wide calf they weren't enough for her and she isn't a shetland pony.

ceres are aigle narrow in foot? i really want comfy walking wellies but have high instep and cant get foot in some.

BikeRunSki Fri 12-Nov-10 20:28:32

These are the widest I have come across.

RiojaLover75 Fri 12-Nov-10 20:42:26

I bought Huntress last year, they're good but all I can fit are tights under them blush and the ankles are a bit too wide.

My sister (similarly afflicted by wide calves) swears by Muckboots.

I wanted the traditional welly boot look though..... horses for courses.

choufleur Fri 12-Nov-10 20:43:18

Buy mens boots.

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 12-Nov-10 22:00:33

Joules are good for the hefty of calf. Or Evans do fat wellies, as well.

8rubberduckies Fri 12-Nov-10 22:04:20

The Hunters I have got are here, the original adjustable ones for £65. I am a size 18 so as you can imagine have pretty hefty calves, and can easily fit them over leggings.

BikeRunSki Fri 12-Nov-10 23:02:28

Wide Calf Wellies

MarionCole Fri 12-Nov-10 23:08:57

Huntress are too narrow for me but I can fit in standard Town and Country ones. Nice and cheap too.

onadietcokebreak Sat 13-Nov-10 00:13:47

Jileon or wellibobs. I have massive thighs

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sat 13-Nov-10 03:39:55

I had the Jileon ones last winter. They failed to cope with dog walking and the allotment and got massive splits in. Replaced them with Muck boots which are brilliant and really comfy to walk in.

SDixie Sat 13-Nov-10 12:16:29

I got the Hunter adjustable wellies online for around £55 - I have large calves too and they fit me fine!

phipps Sat 13-Nov-10 17:31:01

Thank you for all the suggestions. I need to be able to get my jeans in them as we often get snowed in so leggings wouldn't be warm enough.

Montifer Sat 13-Nov-10 20:57:59

I've got quite big calves and have plenty of room for my jeans to tuck into these.

At a tenner a pair you could have a rainbow of colours grin

phipps Sat 13-Nov-10 21:08:04

Oh my!

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