J. Crew's chic and comfy Nottingham Tall Leather High-Heel Boot. Photo courtesy of J. Crew

For women with wide calves, finding a pair of properly fitting and flattering boots is no small feat.

Narrow boot shafts, non-stretch fabrics and excessive padding makes it difficult to fit curvaceous lower legs into the chic boots of the season. Thankfully, brands like J. Crew, Naturalizer, DSW and Style & Co are taking note and offering options with an extended calf that are both fashionable and functional.

In a range of sizes and styles (including high-heeled, riding and lace-up), shopping for wide calf boots is no longer a giant hassle.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for wide calf boots:

  • Have your feet and calves accurately measured to ensure a proper fit.
  • Try on the boots with the pants, hosiery or tights that you will be wearing them with.
  • Don't be afraid to shop online, as many retailers and designers offer a plethora of wide calf boots at great prices.
  • A shoemaker may be able to stretch a leather boot an inch or two for added comfort, but don't buy one that doesn't get over your calf in hopes of a cobbler making it fit.

Check out these stylish wide calf boot options below.

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