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Waterproof boots for the fat of leg

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EsmetheWitch Tue 22-Sep-15 09:51:15

I am looking for some boots that are comfy and waterproof for dog walking and general countryside living.

The problem is I have fat legs and not just big calves but thick ankles too. I went to try on some Dubarrys but I couldn't even get them past my foot sadblush

I can barely get wellies on either side I'm not sure where to look. The whole thing has left me feeling disgusting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Flutterbye Tue 22-Sep-15 10:25:59

I have large calves too and these Sea Salt ones fit a treat.

SignoraStronza Tue 22-Sep-15 10:29:11

I found some slightly shorter than ordinary wellies. They are Hunters in a 'lace up' style. I have exactly the same problem as you with finding any kind of boots to fit.sad

cressetmama Tue 22-Sep-15 11:23:06

Ilse Jacobsen Hornbaek make lace up wellies in a good colour range which lace to the knee and are therefore more accommodating of a large calf size. Here is the link:

cressetmama Tue 22-Sep-15 11:29:51

Sadly, it would seem they don't deliver to the UK yet. I bought mine direct from a lady who imported them wholesale years ago, but there are UK stockists. I know Celtic Sheepskins had them at one time, and some upmarket country and garden retailers. Sorry, it turned out a bit less help than I hoped. I loved mine but wore them out. You may also find le Chameau a bit more generous than other makes. DH has the same problem with his Dubarry boots, which are gathering dust in the hall!

hooliodancer Tue 22-Sep-15 14:16:40

You can get the lace up wellies from Sarah Raven.

EsmetheWitch Tue 22-Sep-15 15:58:03

Thank you all for your replies. It good to know there are a few options.

I'm off to investigate.

abear Tue 22-Sep-15 16:03:54

Aigle wellies have expanding sides but are very expensive

EsmetheWitch Wed 23-Sep-15 15:39:14

I love all the Aigle wellies, it's a shame I can't wear them all.

Annarose2014 Wed 23-Sep-15 15:52:30

How about country boots? The Dublin River boot is wide, I just found the dimensions:

Nearlyadoctor Wed 23-Sep-15 16:04:18

Du Barry do ones for people with wide calfs - was it the wider ones that you tried?

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