Welcome to the next instalment of the Where to Buy posts. This week it is wide fit boots. Boots for the plus size, large legged amongst us. Some have extended shoe sizing. Others offer wide fitting calf and ankle boots. Earlier this week, it occurred to me that it was feeling like the cooler weather might be just around the corner. What better time to talk boots? Wide calf and ankle boots are available now for the Autumn 2013 season in Australia, right? Thankfully the brands were on the same page because the new season boots are hitting stores now. Join one with the other, and hey presto, a post is born.


Autograph Fashion

For the past couple of seasons, I have picked up at least one, if not two, pairs of boots from the Autograph range. The first year there was a black pair and a brown pair, which was pretty much it—boy, how the range has grown since then. Exciting news of the new red boots spread like wildfire through the Aussie Curves ladies, and if you head online, you’ll see the range covers a lot of bases. They are sized to a size 12 and priced at around $100. These are a great value boot, especially for their price point.


City Chic

One of the first times I met Dani from Danimezza.com, she was wearing a pair of heeled City Chic boots, and I couldn’t help but ask about them. They were a gorgeous fit, and she was running around like a madwoman in them, so they must have been comfy enough. A couple of years later, Dani still has those boots, and they are still just as fab. A good quality boot will do that for a girl. The City Chic boots have a higher price point, but the previous seasons have been worth the money if the reviews are anything to go by. I would love a pair of wedge suede boots myself. They’re on my list!


Duo Boots

This brand approached me to review their boots for the blog. Having heard some great things online and being a bit of a boot fiend, I replied that I would and pointed out a pair I’d love to test drive. It turns out {awkward} they weren’t offering me a pair; they were requesting a review. I told them I would file the idea away should I ever need it and thanked them for thinking of this blog. So when doing this post, there is no way I could go past them even though I’ve never personally tried them. There’s a HUGE selection of boots that can be ordered in various widths and sizes. Well worth a look, for sure.


TS 14 Plus

The first pair of boots in the TS14+ range has hit the online store, and I expect that there will be more to come. Last year TS14+ had some fantastic boots. So keep an eye out for more coming soon. These cute, on-trend ankle boots should get you started. Loving the chunky heel; I bet that makes them SUPER comfortable.


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Bennetts Boots for wide calves


Bennett’s Boots was one of the first brands I recommended in the last post. I don’t have any personal experience with them, but the readers here who had tried them raved about them. Extra-wide calf widths work beautifully for those who require a little more room. The sizing chart is a wonder with listings for every part of the foot and leg, so get your measuring tape and get measuring. There are also reviews on most of the boots to give you an idea of fit and quality, and let’s say that the range is pretty darn impressive. Massively so!   The Adele boot is one of my wardrobe investment pieces hit list. Just gorgeous.

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Boot for Broads wide fit boots


Another brand mentioned was Boots for Broads, and when I went over to check it out, I was impressed by this collection for the modern classic styling. All the new season boots look very new season with modern colours and styles, but I believe they’ll be just as at home in the wardrobe in a few years. Beautiful detail work, and that’s not even the kicker. These boots are custom-made for your measurements. Seriously. Starting from $280 for knee-high boots, this is excellent value for a custom fit. Oh dear lord, won’t SOMEONE please pick me up a pair of those mustard boots! Gah. Perfection. And those red cowboy boots? Sigh.

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My Size Boots for wide calves


While I knew about My Size for clothing, I didn’t realise that their range included wide calf boots in sizes 38 – 41 with three levels of widths. I think they may be seasonal, though, so don’t stress if they’re not there when you go looking. The sizing chart looks detailed enough to get you a decent fit if ordering online or if there are boutique stores across Australia. It’s a small range at the moment with four boots in the field, some in brown or black. With prices from $199, I would expect the same level of quality that is synonymous with the brand’s clothing. Let me know about your experience with My Size boots if you have any; I’m very curious to hear about it.

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SARA via Ezibuy Boots for wide calves


Currently, I have three pairs of SARA boots. I generally wear a size 11, but the only pair of SARA boots that fit me is a size 12. While older, size 11 boots had wider widths in calves, I found them to be pretty standard, if not a little narrow, in foot width, which hasn’t worked out for my broad foot. I’m not sure if this has changed, but in my experience with the last pair, the customer feedback comments and sizing guide were accurate, so I highly recommend using them.

The SARA brand is more of a fashion brand, and you’ll find synthetic materials and more affordable prices {similar to a lot of the boots in the first post, such as Autograph}. My brown boots from the recent Aussie Curves: Boho post is from SARA, and I couldn’t be happier with them. There are loads of incredible options there this season which is such an exciting thing to see. Yay!

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Do you need a wider fitting boot? Where do you buy your shoes from?

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