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i have rather large calfs but would like some...

(21 Posts)
blushingm Mon 06-Jun-11 23:21:38

nice knee high boots

anyone any idea where i can get them and they look alright on a chubby but taller lady?

requirements are: they must me leather , black or dark brown, flat or a small heel , quite chunky but not like wellies, and go with jeans and skirts and dresses

any help/suggestions would be gratefully received

fivegomadindorset Mon 06-Jun-11 23:25:51

Duo is your friend

defineme Mon 06-Jun-11 23:26:36

I find Evans good for my calves and I'm size 8 feet and they go up tp 10 I think-I'm a size 14 dress -I'm 5 ft 10.I think I had some from Long Tall Sally years ago too.

blushingm Mon 06-Jun-11 23:29:03

thanks five and define

I'm a size 31/2 - 4 foot and 5ft 8 ish tall - dh always says i should topple over as i quite top heavy too hmm

Ixia Tue 07-Jun-11 00:39:00

Viva la Diva have boots in different calf widths.

blushingm Tue 07-Jun-11 10:28:42

thanks ixia

ive ordered these

what do you think??

blushingm Fri 10-Jun-11 20:40:30

sad - they came but didn't fit - sad

Ixia Fri 10-Jun-11 21:16:26

That's a shame, I liked those. I can't even get wellies to fit my generous calves (well I can, but the only ones I've see have a paw print design on them - boak).

SarkyLady Fri 10-Jun-11 21:19:49

Ixia. Have you tried short wellies? I have short hunters and they are fab.

duckyfuzz Fri 10-Jun-11 21:21:48

duo duo duo duo duo

wednesday13 Fri 10-Jun-11 22:00:58

Really recommend Duo, they have so much choice, I have the Brindisi and they are briliant, may invest in some smarter ones this winter.

chocolateteabag Fri 10-Jun-11 22:45:54

Hmm I went to the Duo shop in Edinburgh - would have been fab for my chunky calves except that the boots were about an inch too short in length.

I'm 5ft 9ins and really liked the ones which shape round your calf - but they were just too short.

There are some other bespoke boot companies online but there is a dodgy one out there which keeps surfacing every so often and ripping people off so I'd do some research or check back on here before making any orders.

blushingm Fri 10-Jun-11 22:53:30

wednesday - those brindisi ones are lovely - will have to wait for a refund on these and then order the duo ones...........fingers crossed

thanks ladies!

matthew2002smum Fri 10-Jun-11 23:20:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BikeRunSki Fri 10-Jun-11 23:26:51

I have massive calves (44cm) and have these in 3 colours.

I find Duo too baggy on lower leg and ankle.
Clarke's usually OK too.

blushingm Sun 12-Jun-11 14:16:28

are duo big on the ankle then? - those ones i returned from schuh were loose around the ankle -i must have very odd shaped legs confused

doglover Sun 12-Jun-11 14:55:32

Huge calves here, too. The tall FitFlop boots fit me!! (calves about 43 cm).

blushingm Sun 12-Jun-11 15:48:55

doglover - i quite like the fitflop ones - and they are on sale most places. I think i should measure my calfs

Meggles76 Sun 12-Jun-11 15:54:43

Clarks - they have a pair that come in tan or black and are around £130. Have a look at the website

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeGoes Sun 12-Jun-11 17:28:51

Doglover - is that the FitFlop Superboot? My calves are also 43cm, have you tried skinny jeans inside these, was wondering if there would be room.

doglover Sun 12-Jun-11 17:32:46

Yes, it's the Superboot. I've only just got mine and haven't worn them yet - only around the house! Not sure about with jeans - will try later.

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