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Calf Circumference

FINDING THE RIGHT CALF FIT

Whether you have slender calves or athletic ones, there are boots cut to fit and flatter your legs. Wrap a cloth tape measure around the fullest part of your calf to get your calf circumference measurement, then follow the links below to find your best fit.

We provide calf circumference measurements taken at the fullest part of the boot shaft.

Calf Width

A. Wide calf (15 ½" or more)
Boots with laces, buckles or stretchy uppers are excellent choices for wider calves. Many boots have elastic goring that stretches to provide additional calf circumference; if necessary, a shoemaker can insert a larger gore panel.

B. Narrow calf (less than 13 ¾")
Many boots are cut for women with slimmer legs. Others feature adjustable or stretch fabrications that conform better to a slender leg.

In addition, whether your calves are wide or narrow, short boots worn with matching opaque tights are a great alternative to knee-high styles.