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What Happens When Boots Are Advertised As 'Good For Wide Calves' But They're Not?

November 12, 2014 by Justine Schwartz
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Finding boots to fit wide calves is hard enough, but when a boot is advertised as being “good for wide calves” in the product description and it still does not fit when you get it, it can be especially frustrating. I am right on the cusp of being able to wear regular boots, but I always go for “wide” ones because I’ve been burned in the past by boots that I loved online then couldn’t fit in to when they arrived at my doorstep. If you have wide or muscular calves, you understand my plight.

Eager not to have this happen again, I did an extensive search online of the boots that retailers like Zappos, DSW, Nordstrom and more have listed under the “Wide Calves” category. I read literally hundreds of customer reviews and ratings, and the results were surprising: around 50% of the boots in these sections had at least 1 negative customer review about fit (see the slideshow above for details).

In addition to negative reviews, I also found that Steve Madden, Frye and rsvp had consistently the best ratings for boots with wide calves (either their regular styles were generally more forgiving and easier to get on, or they offered wide calf versions that did not compromise the overall look and style of the boot). Retailers Zappos and 6pm offer an “extra wide calf” category that had almost no negative reviews–this is a fail-safe place to look for boots for wide calves, most are around 18″ wide.

Click through the slideshow for a sampling of the boots that are advertised as being good for wide calves, and the customer reviews that prove that they are indeed NOT. Are you listening, retailers?

[Photo: Damsel in Dior]

 

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boots, shoes

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