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I need wellies that will fit comfortable around my <ahem> less than shapely calves

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BroccoliSpears Mon 25-Aug-08 15:39:27

Look. My calves are by far my worst 'bit'.
I'm struggling to find a pair of wellies generous enough to be able to tuck my trousers in to.

I've even been looking at <whispers> Crocs wellies blush.

What should I get?

And, on the subject of wellies, why the smeg do all cheap wellies have high heels?

cupsoftea Mon 25-Aug-08 15:40:50

check out local garden centres

BroccoliSpears Mon 25-Aug-08 15:48:59

Do gardeners have big ole chunky legs then cupso?

pigleto Mon 25-Aug-08 15:52:14

My ds loves his crocs wellies but they are not fit for adults. Do you need to have waterproof calves or can you make do with duck shoes?

BroccoliSpears Mon 25-Aug-08 15:55:18

I want boots really, yes. For dog walking, puddle stomping, stream fording, mud sloshing etc.

hockeypuck Mon 25-Aug-08 15:56:03

lurking - becase I am fat of leg (and elsewhere!) and fancy some wellies for camping.

BroccoliSpears Mon 25-Aug-08 15:56:52

I wonder if expensive wellies are bigger? Anyone got Hunter wellies?

In what way are crocs wellies not fit for adults pigleto? My Sil has some I think.

Niecie Mon 25-Aug-08 16:13:54

I have the same problem myself. Its a shame as there are lovely ones around now. Not just green and functional.

The hunter ones look a bit snug to me. I am loathe to go to a garden centre and try them on - got caught out in Brantano once trying on some boots - shoe horned myself into them and then couldn't get them off again.blush

Not an exprience I hope to repeat.

I did have some mid calf ones that were OK - cheap from a garden centre. You do end up looking a bit like your granny in them though.

Shame Duo don't do calf fitted wellies!

WhereTheWildEelsWere Mon 25-Aug-08 16:18:33

I am about to purchase crocs wellies after trying on my friends pair the other day, and they will be my ^winter shoes^ , and I don't care what any one thinks.

<<sticks out tounge and runs away in comfy footware>>

BroccoliSpeels Mon 25-Aug-08 16:29:45

What colour?

Millarkie Mon 25-Aug-08 16:32:49

Hunter have a wider calf range but they are still not wide enough for me. I have looked idiotic getting stuck halfway into/out of a welly in all the local garden centres and homebase now
I tend to wear jeans and walking boots instead..but would love some wellies.

pigleto Mon 25-Aug-08 16:32:56

it is the shape of the toes. very comfy but rather trotter like. They are great for winter as the foam material means they keep your feet warm. they are no good for fording streams though as they are not very high. Even deep puddles are challenging to the croc wellie.

JackieNo Mon 25-Aug-08 16:38:19

I have the same problem, and have ended up with some mid-calf wellies from the garden centre - not the most stylish though, sadly. But do the job.

pigleto Mon 25-Aug-08 16:46:37

found these online www.funky-wellington-boots.co.uk/new_wellies/womens_wellies.htm they are 44cm at the top which is pretty wide.

Jazzicatz Mon 25-Aug-08 16:54:19

My dp has a very posh pair of wellies that come in different calf widths and have a zip to make them tighter - will go and have a look who they are made by!

GentleOtter Mon 25-Aug-08 17:02:51

Aigle are fantastic and heated inside with neoprene. Well worth the money as they are tough as old boots. <sorry>

GentleOtter Mon 25-Aug-08 17:05:31

Forgot the link ...here
(Fit large calves)

Jazzicatz Mon 25-Aug-08 17:07:38

La Chameau here

muddleduck Mon 25-Aug-08 20:53:46

I have very chunky calves and a few weeks ago bought my first ever pair of comfy wellies from noa noa. They aren't particularly wide but they are shorter than usual so don't come up to the wide bit of my calves. I can't find them online. Sorry.

RedHead81 Mon 25-Aug-08 20:57:00

i cut a V into the tops of my wellies

kormachameleon Mon 25-Aug-08 21:01:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SueW Mon 25-Aug-08 21:04:19

The Welly Shop has a Calf Size Guide. I looked up Festival Wellies and you can click through from there. Can't see a link from their home page.

Gingerbear Mon 25-Aug-08 21:08:49

Hunter do Huntress wellies - have wider calves.
Agree with Aigle though, they are the biz.

Lalisa Mon 25-Aug-08 21:43:51

Crocs wellies are fantastic! Much more comfortable than regular wellies not just because of the nice cusioned soles, but you dont get such sweatty calves & feet since air can get in. Wear with leggings and a skirt and a confident anti-fashion air...

BroccoliSpeels Mon 25-Aug-08 21:55:38

shock at how much it's possible to spend on some of these wellies! They are lovely though. Note to self: must rob bank.

Question for you croc welliers - can you tuck your trews in?

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