From sexy stilettos to all-weather steppers, these picks are
perfect for those with wide feet and calves.
Finding a pair of cold-weather shoes that meets your wants and
needs can be a challenge—add having wider feet or larger calves
into the mix, and it becomes even harder.
Luckily, there are lots of brands out there that realize that when
it comes to the width of shoes, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all
kind rule. Even department stores are making efforts to be more
shoe size inclusive. Take Nordstrom, for example, a company with a
section on its website dedicated to wide-fit shoes.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best shoes and boots for fall that are
perfect for wide feet and calves, so that you don’t have to
compromise style for comfort.
Great for everyday wear to and from the office or out for dinner
with friends, these booties are a wardrobe staple. The elastic
opening allows you to get them on and off easily and the memory
foam wide footbed is a dream.
Hush Puppies Spaniel Bootie, $120, dsw.com.
Tall and Textured
These over-the-knee boots feature an elastic panel that makes up
the entire back side to help adjust to the size of your calves. Be
sure to check off the appropriate width size (the options are
medium or wide) upon checkout.
Vince Camuto Pordalia Over-the-Knee Boot, $269, nordstrom.com.
Skate shoes are a great option for wide feet and yes, they can be
worn into the cooler months if you choose the right style. This
pair is water resistant and features a cozy faux fur lining,
perfect for chilly fall days.
Sk8-Hi Mte, $120, vans.ca.
Dress It Up
Sock boots—a trend that was all the rage in 2017 and is here to
stay for 2018—are great for wider calves. The seamless material has
an all-around stretch which fits snug to your leg. Plus, there’s no
need to worry about any zippers or fasteners digging into your
Oliewet, $110, aldoshoes.com.
The fact that this Canadian company makes fully customizable boots
online makes the steep price tag justifiable. Upon checkout you can
select your preferred dimensions to make your boots custom fit to
your body, from foot width to calf girth to boot height.
The City Boot, $548, poppybarley.com.
Get in on the velvet trend without compromising comfort—this pair
is specifically designed to fit wider feet.
ASOS Design Wide Fit Beacon, $63, asos.com.
Sleek and Slouchy
Torrid is a go-to destination for shoes for women with wide feet
and calves. This pair, made of a gorgeous burgundy faux suede
material, comes in both wide and extra wide calf sizes.
Wine Faux Suede Cone Over The Knee Boot, $80, torrid.com
These stylish hiking boots have an almond toe and front lace closer
making them a bit roomier than your everyday boot. Best part? They
have an anti-slip sole, are fully waterproof and will keep you warm
in temps dipping as low as -24 degrees Celsius.
Heston Leather Hiker Boot, $195, cougarshoes.com.
A trusty pair of rain boots is a necessity for most parts of
Canada. This pair—which comes in six different neutral and bright
colours features an adjustable strap at the back of the boot to
give you the perfect fit.
Women’s Original Back Adjustable Rain Boots, $199, hunterboots.com/ca.
Known to have a wider footbed and to mold to your feet over time,
classic Chuck Taylors are a perfect pick for wide feet. This style
is updated for winter as it’s made of leather and has a faux fur
Converse Chuck 70 Street Warmer Leather High Top, $120,
Lace It Up
Yes, you can get in on the tall boot trend if you have wider
calves. Choose a more forgiving lace-up style like this pair to
ensure proper fit.
Women’s Joan of Arctic Wedge II Tall B