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Knee length boots, wide calves

(31 Posts)
OurBlanche Sat 30-Jan-16 15:51:51

I give in. I want a pair of low heeled, tan coloured, good quality boots. I have wide calves.

So far my choices are plasticcy and cheap, ultra flat or high heels or stupendously expensive. I need to try them on, I also have odd sized feet smile

Any ideas?

leadrightfoot Sat 30-Jan-16 16:28:18

Van Dahl

OurBlanche Sat 30-Jan-16 18:25:06

Mmmm! Possibly....

Thanks smile

PacificDogwod Sat 30-Jan-16 18:26:49

Duo Boots, now incredibly stupidly renamed 'Ted and Muffy' hmm - at the expensive end of the market, but incredibly well made and will last forever.
Their sale is still on, I think.

borntobequiet Sat 30-Jan-16 18:29:36

Yes, Duo great though new name stupid so haven't even bothered to look since the change - nice to know product is still OK.

whostolethesocks Sat 30-Jan-16 18:31:07

I have the same problem. Short legs and muscular calves. Got a pair in M & S eventually but weren't exactly what I was looking for.

PacificDogwod Sat 30-Jan-16 18:32:29

born, no, I have not purchased boots from them since the rebranding - I think they've shot themselves in the well-beshod foot there grin

OP, Next also do good wide calf boots btw, v reasonable.

Behooven Sat 30-Jan-16 18:52:55

I have Gabor Milicent but they're brown not tan

There's also a variable width pair in tan

ceeveebee Sat 30-Jan-16 18:53:15

I've had a couple of pairs from clarks that have an elasticated panel which fit well.

Also fly London which have an adjustable buckle but a bit more casual.

QueenofLouisiana Sat 30-Jan-16 21:29:58

I bought some from Sainsburys- I have really wide calves. They are leather with a stretchy panel. Cost £55 I think.

BikeRunSki Sat 30-Jan-16 21:40:50

Fly London boots are all too narrow for me - the adjustable buckle is no good, if there's not enough width in the first place.

I like Dr Marten casual boots (not work boots) and I can get my 43cm girth calves in them with jeans on! (the search for jeans that get over my lower legs is another story....)

Dr Marten Charla boots

Dr Marten Viola boots

lamiashiro Sat 30-Jan-16 22:00:22

I used to swear by Duo/Ted & Muffy (hate!) but have totally gone off them as most of their stuff is really frumpy. What they call biker boots are mum boots with an extra strap and buckle. And they've hiked their already expensive prices by another third.

Agree re. Fly London being too narrow - I have a pair of calf boots which I can just about struggle on but are great once on.

I've sort of given up trying to buy knee boots. There are so few retailers/manufacturers that even publish the calf width on their websites and I've had to return so many pairs that I just CBA now. It's not even just the calf widths, but the top of the foot and the ankle as they seem to be insanely tiny. And whoever invented back zips deserves their own place in hell.

Jaxinthebox Sat 30-Jan-16 22:13:55

I have a few pairs of long boots (also wide calf) and I dread the day they die.

Actually, I dont now that I have found a local shoe shop that does repairs. They just heeled and soled my black boots, brought them back to life.

I think you get what you pay for and Duo were always excellent value and quality. Not sure now - and I hate the stupid new name.

PacificDogwod Sat 30-Jan-16 22:20:29

And whoever invented back zips deserves their own place in hell.

Hear, hear!

Goodbetterbest Sat 30-Jan-16 22:25:53

I just bought some over the knee suede boots from Duo and I love them. In the sale, and am very happy. I've bought several pairs from Duo over the years. Will stick with them.

Palomb Sat 30-Jan-16 22:26:45

jilsen smile

getoffthattabletnow Sat 30-Jan-16 22:32:25

I've bought 3 pairs in the Ted n Muffy sale.Admittedly two are from the Duo clearance.They're beautiful and seem to be made in a very similar way to my tan Duo over the knee boots I've had for 4-5 years and I have reheeled and resoled every year.I really don't like the new name but love the black and White boxes the new range arrive in.

Ted and Muffy if you're reading please do more Boots with a small chunky heel?1-1.5 inches.

luckiestgirlintheworld Sat 30-Jan-16 22:33:35

I've got exactly what you describe. Duo from TK Maxx

dudsville Sun 31-Jan-16 07:40:07

I may be the only one who thinks Duo Boots are not good quality. I purchased 3 pairs. It was nice that they fit but they all looked exceptionally tired after one season and didn't see the end of the next one. And I'm not talking just the soles but none of the materials felt good quality to me.

I'm also not a fan of the stretchy panels that make boots fit wide calves. It makes me think of the panels on maternity jeans, no one ever wears those when they aren't pg so why do this with shoes. I'm too picky!

I think it's a boring tedious job but I just kept endlessly trying on boots and in the end I finally found a pair of boots I would describe as being like a straight leg trouser. It's mid calf and somehow I fit in it. It's v slimming. I've had it for 10 years. The leather is fabulous, aging nicely, and I've resoled once (some years I don't wear them). It was from Office, so a random thing but u would recomend you keep trying things on!

BuyMeAPony Sun 31-Jan-16 07:48:18

I have some from jones the bookmaker which are still going strong after 15 years.

OurBlanche Sun 31-Jan-16 09:17:10

Duo in TKMaxx? Why didn't I think of trying there?

I have a pair from Duo but the foot size is a tad too small. Having said that they seem to look as good as they did when I bought them, 7 years ago and they have recently been resoled. But I won't be wearing them for work, they aren't comfortable enough for 7 hours on my feet. I seem to be a Fluffy and Ned preferred customer smile No idea how that happened.

I love those tan Gabor ones though. They are almost exactly what I am looking for, just not in my size sad

fluffiphlox Sun 31-Jan-16 09:41:54

I always get the Duo/Ted &Muffy boots rehearsed very early in their 'career' but they're lovely other than that.

sandgrown Sun 31-Jan-16 09:45:17

Evans do wide fit boots.

OurBlanche Sun 31-Jan-16 10:15:07

I have tried Evans and the extra width seems to carry on into the foot, I don't have wide feet. And currently their boots feel horrid. Though I will keep checking, as my last pair from them, whilst making me clomp like a Monster, lasted forever.

slug Sun 31-Jan-16 10:19:07

I've had success with Timberland and Tamaris boots as well as Duo

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