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Knee length wellies that also fit wider calves

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Warrenwarm Thu 20-Nov-14 14:33:38

I have a pair of Dunlop wellies that are about 16 years old. But they are not very stylish and they are shorter than I want. I need a 42cm calf fit welly that comes high up the leg. Any ideas? I read that Hunters are all rubbish now. Is that true? I always wear dresses so I want a reasonably 'neat' looking boot.

acharmofgoldfinches Thu 20-Nov-14 14:42:43

Huntress wellies used to be pretty good, but I now have a pair of Jileon wellies that adjust to the width of your calf. After squashing myself into too-tight wellies for years (damned autocorrect wants to write willies!) they are so, so comfortable!

Warrenwarm Thu 20-Nov-14 14:57:24

Huntress wellies are shorter though, which is exactly what I don't want. I have looked a Jileon and am impressed by the sizes they offer, but they don't give any heights, I'll have to ask them - none look as tall as a Hunter though.

Only1scoop Thu 20-Nov-14 14:58:11

Joules or huntress

eightytwenty Thu 20-Nov-14 15:04:45

Aigle parcour vario wellies are amazing. Neoprene lining means they are very warm and they have a girth adjustor.

tenderbuttons Thu 20-Nov-14 15:08:22

Girth. That's definitely what my calves have.

acharmofgoldfinches Thu 20-Nov-14 15:11:57

just measured mine for you, my Jileons are 36cm (up from the heel) which is a cm shorter than my Huntress ones - both are top of calf on me (5'8") so probably not as long as you want unfortunately.

cressetmama Thu 20-Nov-14 15:26:35

Ilse Jacobson wellies have laces, so adapt to your calf-girth, and come in a much wider choice of colours than just green, blue or black.

RaisingSteam Thu 20-Nov-14 17:37:01

I've been on this hunt. I couldn't bear to fork out for Aigle and am told that my old trusty Huntresses are now rubbish. I've ended up with some navy Woodlands ones from Jileon but then they just fit my 39cm calf & are 38cm tall.

It looks like on the Hunter size chart no womens wellies are higher than 38cm. If you click on "Sizing" on the Jileon pages it gives you the heights and widths, at least of the ones I looked at.

Warrenwarm Thu 20-Nov-14 18:10:23

Thank you all, especially acharm for measuring smile. I was looking at the Hunter Original Back Adjustable wellies which are 40.5cm tall - perfect, except not as they are not big enough for my fat legs.

The Ilse Jacobsons look nice but the 14inch ones are 14.5inch wide which is far too small.

I actually remeasured using the fatter leg (lovely!) and actually need a 44cm calf <heffalump> I'm not that big and my legs don't look that enormous.....

torwen Thu 20-Nov-14 19:14:23

I have same calf size and have ilse Jacobsen and hunter back adjustable and they fit ok, only thing I would say about the Isle ones us they have no grip!
muck boot neoprene topped are also good and quite long

NCIS Thu 20-Nov-14 19:18:08

I've got Muck boots as I've got larger calves. The top of them is neoprane so stretches round but also fits snuggly round the calves so looks 'neat'. They are the only wellies I've had which are comfortable and my feet are so warm.

Wolfiefan Thu 20-Nov-14 19:20:39

I have Ariat wellies. Very high and fit my calves.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Thu 20-Nov-14 19:22:08

What size shoe do you take?

Warrenwarm Thu 20-Nov-14 19:26:15

A wide (but not very wide) M&S/Next 8.

splodgeness Thu 20-Nov-14 20:32:58

I have got Aigle ones now. Do you have any tack shops or countryside type stores near you? I am in Kent and not even that rural but there are loads around here. I just went in and tried some on. Yes the Aigle were expensive for me at £70 but you can pay up to £300 so comparatively not that bad. Hunters are usually 70+ and mine fell apart after one season, not buying those again.

Wolfiefan Thu 20-Nov-14 20:40:36

Yes a got mine from a country supplies/riding store.

Warrenwarm Thu 20-Nov-14 21:00:38

I actually went to a countryside supplier shop thing today but it was full of cheapo own brand, ugly (but no doubt great) Dunlops, Hunters I couldn't fit in and short styles with dogs all over them. I want something long and reasonably elegant looking - best wellies if you like - my Dunlops will do fine for really muddy conditions.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Thu 20-Nov-14 21:01:47

Mens or unisex wellies might be worth looking at?

RaisingSteam Thu 20-Nov-14 22:16:15

In your size then these might fit the bill - 42 calf/40 high. I'd order both the 7 & the 8. Their 5 was a full size bigger than my usual 5.

navy wellies

TheHappinessTrap Fri 21-Nov-14 08:19:10

I'm watching this with interest. I also have 44 inch calves. Wellies are either too big in the foot or too tight in the calf. Buying men's compounds the issue by adding in a looser ankle area. I've given in and have the shorter ones. Good luck in our search Warren.

Chopstheduck Fri 21-Nov-14 08:30:23

Bogs boots.

My calves are big, I'm 5'11 and muscly. They are the comftiest boots I ever had. They are neoprane like the muck boots, so nice and stretchy and really cushioned and warm too!

Chopstheduck Fri 21-Nov-14 08:32:58

these are mine smile

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Fri 21-Nov-14 10:27:27

these are nice

acharmofgoldfinches Fri 21-Nov-14 10:33:58

those are lovely Chops! I think their plaid and black ones might be my next wellie purchase (I live somewhere really wet, so more than one pair is perfectly justified grin!)

Not wellies but a friend recently told me about they make smart leather boots with tailor-made calf sizes, and although they aren't cheap they aren't off the scale either.

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