Erica wears the Valencia boots from her John Lewis + Erica Davies collection.
When it comes to getting dressed, I often plan my outfits from the feet up. I’m always striving for a polished look, and of course, I want to feel comfortable.
With over 15 years experience as a fashion editor, I like to think I’ve tried on a fair few pairs of boots in my time, but I often find the fit isn’t quite right. And I know it’s not just me. In my years of styling people, including some celebrities as well as myself, I’ve discovered that the struggle is very real when it comes to finding the best wide-calf boots that are both practical and stylish but that also fit well. Well, you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve done the research and come up with my edit of the best wide-calf boots to invest in for this season and beyond.
Rachael wears square-toe, block-heel knee-high boots. For me, I find that knee-high boots can elevate a basic winter outfit. Whether styled for a cosy weekend with leggings and an oversized knit or for evenings out with a midi dress and leather blazer, they’re just the thing I need to make an outfit feel a little more polished, so it should comes as no surprise that, at the moment, they are one of my most-worn pieces in my wardrobe. I like to use boots shapers to help keep their shape when not being worn, do the same and you can enjoy your boots for years to come.
When it comes our favourite influencers, Erica Davies also found it tricky to find boots that fit, resulting in her launching her own line of size-inclusive boots with John Lewis. We are obsessed. From high-street to high-end, there’s a wide-calf boot to suit every budget in my edit. Think the best black wide-calf boots, suede wide-calf boots and, of course, for those of us that love a heel, the best wide-calf heeled boots. There are even a couple of mid-calf ankle boots thrown in, too. You won’t be disappointed. Scroll on for the best 24 wide-calf boots.
These are available in eight calf sizes. Yes, you read that right. Eight!
Crafted in Italy from premium black stretch suede, these are a great option for a wide calf that fits close to the leg.
This pair is selling quickly.
These also come in a sleek brown shade.
If you told me these were designer, I’d believe you.
The square toe adds a refined edge.
These also come in three leg heights too!
This pair has a subtle elastic insert that will adjust to your calf shape.
When it comes to a wide-calf option, there’s a reason these are best sellers. They’re available in six colours.
Look out for dual-density Cushion Plus technology to provide long-lasting comfort. The elasticated back detail works perfectly on a wide calf.
These are available in two calf widths: standard and generous.
This pair is calling out to be styled with a miniskirt and chunky knit.
These boots have an elastic back panel, so they are super comfy.
I love the buckle detail on these.
Team with a Breton roll-neck and skinny jeans for an easy weekend outfit.
Brown suede boots are timeless.
Crafted in Portugal, this stiletto heel option has an internal stretch panel for a glove-like fit.
You’ll find a helpful boot-fitting guide on the Jones website.
Burgundy leather is so chic.
If you’re a fan of biker boots, these should be on your radar.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.