When I say "anything like me," what I mean is that I have very wide calves. I actually didn't even realize it until this year...when no knee-high boots in Macy's would zip around my calves. But then again, I've only ever owned one pair of tall boots in my life and they're from Torrid, so they fit me just fine. And so, with no luck at any store in the mall, the search for boots began.
But there is no happy ending to this story...yet. I have not been able to find anything that I really like that will fit me. Even stores like Avenue that claim to make "wide calf boots" do not have anything that I actually like that will fit. Most of them are still too small around the calves to fit my small, size 7.5/8 feet. How disappointing.
I'm also not willing to break my bank over a pair of custom-made boots. No thanks. I'm a teacher, remember? Not exactly rollin' in the dough here.
I DID find one pair of boots at Target, of all places, that will zip around my calves, but they are high heeled and the material is some weird sort of stretch fabric. I bought them, but have kept them in the box with the hopes of finding something better.
Here are a few photos of the boots I really like. I am going to go over to Avenue tomorrow after work and try them, but I have a feeling it might not be a successful trip.
I'm looking for a pair of dark brown riding boots like these:
and a pair of tall black, flat boots like these:
I've talked to quite a few ladies recently, both straight-size and plus-size, who have trouble finding boots to fit their calves. Apparently, those of us who have super-muscular calves or just larger calves because of body shape, genetics, etc. are out of luck for the moment.
So tell me what you think...do you have this problem? Have you found anything that fits? I would love to hear your feedback.
PS...this is my 96th blog post...get ready for a surprise on my 100th post ;)