I have searched for well-made, casual, stylish leather boots that would fit my wide calves for years. Literally YEARS!
Wide calf boots are easy to find, but they are usually made of cheap leather (or worse, plastic/PVC), have elastic inserts that look terrible and are visible from the outside, or are just not stylish or look too dressy.
Girls with wide or muscular calves, search for legit boots no longer. The Frye Veronica Slouch boots are gorgeous, exactly the style I was looking for, and fit like a dream.
I have wanted a pair of Frye boots for years. They are well made, stylish, and trendy while still having classic elements. I coveted these boots on Zappos so many times, but the shaft measurement said they were 15″. The Frye site says 14 3/4″ shaft circumference. My calves are 18″ so I never even bothered.
I recently was in Nordstrom and was going to try on some of the shorter boots. The shoe guy suggested them to me. I told him I doubt my calves would fit, but asked him to bring me a pair just in case.
I hiked up my jeans and tried them on my bare calf and they fit wonderfully! I was wearing these same skinny jeans in the pics above, and decided to try to fit the jeans inside the boots. They fit inside with still room to stick a finger or two in. I wear a size 9 1/2 so that might be the reason for the bigger shaft. On the Frye site it says that a size 6 has a 14 3/4″ shaft so ladies with smaller feet might not have as much luck.
I love that they are slightly slouchy. The round toe and the buckles look just right. And they are *SO* well made. The leather smells magical and they are soft and comfortable right out of the box. I got them in dark brown, but they come in several finishes. I really want a black pair too! I am saving up for those.
Yes, these boots are an investment item (read: expensive) but I have no doubt that my cost per wear is going to be super low on these. I will be wearing them with leggings, dresses, tights, and jeans.
So happy I found these. Seriously, if you have wide calves, they are worth ordering from Zappos, even if you have to return them. Free shipping both ways. Try them on. What do you have to lose?
For those who have emailed and asked, I ordered these in Wide Calf, not regular.