Before you know it, winter and the weather that comes with it will be upon us. Wide calf snow boots and rain boots can be hard to find, and it makes sense to start looking early while there is selection. You want to protect yourself from snowdrifts and puddles, but it's tough when most styles won't go over your calves. Many wide calf snow boots and wide calf rain boots claim to be wide but don't go up to even a 16″ circumference. Below, I share several styles of wide calf winter boots and rain boots and all are a minimum of 16″ wide in shaft circumference. I hope you find the perfect foul weather wide calf boot for you.
Where to Shop for Wide Calf Snow Boots and Rain Boots
I have a similar boot to this from Bogs (see in this post and this post) and they are one of the hardest working pairs of shoes in my closet. Camping trips, slushy commutes, shoveling snow, or just trying to look chic on a grody day, these boots are there. And because I own a pair I can attest that they can work with a wider calf. These go up to a 16.5" shaft, but I have wider legs than that and they still work on me over lightweight skinny jeans or leggings. Four colors to choose from.
A classic tall rain boot but with style - this boot from Pendleton has a subtle geometric embossed print. The boots have a Wool-Plus™cushioned insole with odor-control technology and fit up to a 17" calf circumference.
I have always loved boots like these, they're ski chalet chic, but rarely do they fit a wide calf. These boots from Sorel are waterproof and comfort rated to -25 degrees Fahrenheit and are made to accommodate up to a 21" calf. Four colors to choose from.
If you're looking for a boot to quickly slip on and off for your work commute, to yank on to take the dog for a walk, or to be able to easily throw on over slim jeans and leggings for weekends, this is the wide calf snow boot for you. A pull-on style with a warm fleece lining and soft knit top that won't dig into your leg, this boot from Hunter has a 17" shaft circumference and is available in three different colors.
These boots are too short to worry about a wide calf, but they are wide width which is also incredibly hard to find in such a style of boot. With a microfleece lining, they will be warm and comfortable as well as stylish while keeping your feet dry. Three colors to choose from.
Waterproof, a durable rubber sole, and rated to -22 degrees Fahrenheit, these boots are elegant enough to get you to the office and even a special occasion in the evening while being easy to slip off for your other pair of shoes. 16" shaft circumference.
Able to adjust up to a 19" shaft circumference, this lace-up natural rubber boot has a lug sole that will give you grip and comes in three fab color choices. It is lined in cotton fleece to keep you cozy when the weather outside is frightful.
You can't go wrong with a classic, and this traditional rubber wide calf rain boot in moss green is one you can wear now and decades from now. Adjusting from 16.5" to 18" for the calf circumference, this boot receives rave reviews for fitting wide calves while also being stylish and comfortable.
Available in four colors and with a 16.5" shaft circumference, this boot will keep you warm and dry while you're on your daily commute or just heading out to run errands. Waterproof, non-slip sole, and an EVA footbed makes this made in the USA boot a great choice for foul weather.
Hiker styling brings on-trend appeal to a waterproof mixed-media boot featuring a cozy wool lining and grippy lug sole to take on Old Man Winter's worst. Temperature rated to -13°F/-25°C, this boot has an 11 1/2" shaft, 15"–18" calf circumference, and available in three colors.
Featuring an adjustable shaft opening for added weather protection, glove-friendly toggle closure, waterproof 1000 denier nylon upper, and removable 8mm Zylex® liner will keep your feet nice and warm with added versatility. This boot has an 18" shaft circumference.
The Kamik® Miranda boot offers the perfect blend of comfort and style that is ideal for the season. This lightweight RubberHe rainboot is 100% recycleable. Available in four colors, it has a 16" shaft circumference.
Durable hand-lasted rubber upper with 7mm Neo-Tech four-way stretch bootie construction that provides waterproof insulation and comfortable warmth, and an 18" shaft circumference makes this cult-favorite boot more comfortable for wider calves.
Take on cold, snowy weather with confidence in this rugged waterproof boot featuring fuss-free toggle lacing and a tough, traction-enhancing outsole. Temperature rated to -58ºF/-50ºC, this boot is adjustable up to a 19" shaft circumference. Available in two colors.
Bogs gets all the details right in a waterproof boot that's temperature rated to -40ºF thanks to Neo-Tech insulation that keeps feet cozy. A dual-density, contoured EVA insole offers serious support, while a self-cleaning outsole with grippy treads delivers excellent traction. A DuraFresh inner bootie with four-way stretch and Max-Wick moisture-management technology helps keep your feet dry and smelling sweet. Up to an 18" shaft circumference and two colors to choose from.