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Quick question - I have chunky calves and where should I look for winter boots?

(15 Posts)
Northernlurker Thu 15-Sep-11 20:23:02

Right I want to be a proper grown up with grown up boots this winter. I have a pair of ankle boots from last year but I want proper higher up boots for wearing with dresses. As flat as possible. Chunky calves and wide feet here - where should I look?

Paribus Thu 15-Sep-11 20:24:06


StellaAndFries Thu 15-Sep-11 20:24:56

Duo are fab for chunky calves, I also have some lovely boots from Evans which are a lovely fit and my calves are 16 inches round.

Northernlurker Thu 15-Sep-11 20:26:24

Oooh that looks good but I am 200 miles away from either shop......can't buy boots on-line. It's not going to work.

lostinindia Thu 15-Sep-11 20:27:45

M&S and Next do a wide fit.

Northernlurker Thu 15-Sep-11 20:39:50

Evans I can do - worth a look then.

doglover Thu 15-Sep-11 20:44:48

Fitflop boots are roomy.

marge2 Thu 15-Sep-11 20:48:48

The boots I bought from White Stuff last year were really baggy round the calves on me and I would say I have normalish calves. They were wonderfully comfy apart from sagging round my ankles.

PacificDogwood Thu 15-Sep-11 20:50:31

I have bought multiple boots from Duo, all on-line and they are fab. They tell you what and how to measure, you put it all in handy tick boxes, et voila! Not cheap, but I have been wearing them for several years now blush.

iliketeabutprefercoffeetoday Thu 15-Sep-11 20:56:48

I've always found evans boots fit my chuncky calves (like a footballer someone once told me hmm) and a lot of their shoes come in wide fitting too.

I also have some fly knee length boots, which are fine with a denim skirt or with some dresses, but not the most dressy boots ever seen.

picnicbasketcase Thu 15-Sep-11 21:00:58

I found some lovely ones in Stead and Simpson, wore them so much that they out. So I bought two more pairs. Can't usually get the zips all the way up.

Northernlurker Thu 15-Sep-11 21:12:02

Stead and Simpson I can try, also White Stuff.

Fly - oh dear I've seen some in a shop window and I thought they looked perfect - back I go with the Mastercard I think!

LauraMercier Thu 15-Sep-11 22:28:56

Fat face boots are 'generous'

MissVerinder Thu 15-Sep-11 22:57:03

If you want to give the plastic a holiday, Tesco and George at Asda have got some decent leather ones in.

I bought some from tesco last year, thinking they'd last about 3 months, but they're coming out the wardrobe for this winter!

Also, I got some lovely knee length biker boots from Asda, £38. The finish on the leather is awful, but I have put some leather restorer and layed polish on it and they look much more expensive now smile

Carrotsandcelery Thu 15-Sep-11 23:00:15

Duo explain how to measure your calves and do many different fittings. If the boots don't fit you can return them. I couldn't recommend them highly enough - I just wish they did wellies too.

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