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Wellies for wide calves

(21 Posts)
DamnItCoral Tue 06-Jun-17 09:54:58

Hullo - I'm desperately trying to find some wellies for Glasto, but have the calves of a particularly rotund elephant blush I'm a 7 in trainers, but tried a 9 in Hunters Regular Tall and they were waaaaay too narrow for my tree trunks. Same problem with the Hunter Norris Field Adjustable. I'm thinking short Hunters might be better, but they're so expensive. Can anyone recommend really good wellies for the large of calf? Thank you!

AWholeLottaRosie Tue 06-Jun-17 10:06:44

here you go

DamnItCoral Tue 06-Jun-17 10:25:45

Thanks - unfortunately all out of stock in 7/8 sad

Mrsmonkeymoo1 Tue 06-Jun-17 10:28:07

Have you tried Simply Be wellies - they do wellies in a wide calf ??

badasahatter Tue 06-Jun-17 10:33:24

Wide wellies

In my old age I am finding J D Williams comes to the rescue more often than not.

koalab Tue 06-Jun-17 10:33:58

I have to wear steel toe cap wellies for work and have found men's wellies a better fit (sorry if I've wrongly assumed you are female!). I still have to size up to fit my calves though. It's a pain having curvy legs!

badasahatter Tue 06-Jun-17 10:35:19

more expensive options but guaranteed to fit

AlmostNQT Tue 06-Jun-17 10:36:48

I can't even fit my calves into "wide fit" wellies. I have Dunlop wide shorter wellies from amazon that work great smile

ZeldaWasMyGransName Tue 06-Jun-17 10:37:52

I've had two lot of the the "Miss ----" style wide leg ones and they survived three Glastonburys each.

VanellopeVonSchweetz99 Tue 06-Jun-17 10:41:26

I got some from George at Asda, good fit & cheap as chips.

DamnItCoral Tue 06-Jun-17 10:41:28

Ooh thanks - some good options here! Knew the hive mind would pull through wink and yes haha, I am a (short and squat) woman!

deadlegs Tue 06-Jun-17 10:42:43

Jileon are great for extra big calves - I struggle with "normal" wide fit but have a pair of these and there is room to move!

QueenMortificado Tue 06-Jun-17 10:42:54

The hunter duchess ones (I think) are very generous on the calves. Plus the joules ones with the ribbon at the back are very generous too.

Btw, hunter standard are ludicrously slim fit on the calves - it isn't just you!

MrsJamin Tue 06-Jun-17 12:14:14

Decathlon, brilliant value for money wellies.

blodynmawr Tue 06-Jun-17 12:24:18

I have these short Joules ones.

UrsulaPandress Tue 06-Jun-17 12:27:20

Try Goodyear 'Stream' Wellies - I have huge calves and they fit me.

ThisisrealityGreg Tue 06-Jun-17 12:32:23

Also coming on to say Dunlop shorter wellies. Really cheap and I've had mine for years - snow, festivals, muddy walks.

OCSockOrphanage Tue 06-Jun-17 12:57:37

Ilse Jacobsen wellies have a gusset and lacing so can be adjusted to accommodate your legs.

AngelicaSchuylerChurch Tue 06-Jun-17 13:01:04

I had some lovely Seasalt short deck wellies in bright coral but the rubber perished and split after about six months of weekly wear. I've now got these from Decathlon and they are brilliant. You can get them even cheaper without the neoprene lining but the lining is removable and I was glad of it in the winter and early spring. Really good grip in mud, too.

Dizzybacon Tue 06-Jun-17 13:07:21

Hunters have gone down massively in my opinion, they don't make them like they used to.

Being a horse owner I spend all day in wellies so a good fitting, comfortable, robust welly is a must.

My Ariat Stormstoppers lasted about 4 years but your looking at £100+. I'm currently on Le Chameaux.

I guess if your only going to wear them for a festival a cheap pair from Asda or Decathlon will do just fine.

If you want something stylish that you can wear past Glastonbury have you considered a Country Boot?

LBOCS2 Tue 06-Jun-17 13:13:01

I was going to suggest a country boot too. I've got extremely curvaceous calves and have a pair of Cabotswood wide legged boots which fit perfectly.

Otherwise, for branded ones you're looking at Hunter Huntress (which are wide legged).

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