By Sheryl Kraft
Have you ever felt like your boots were auditioning for a role in a floppy sock commercial? You need the right boots for your narrow calves.
If you have narrow calves or skinny legs like me, you've probably experienced the struggle of finding boots that don't look like they could double as a parachute.
Calves support your body to stand, walk, run, and even perform certain exercises.
While you cannot increase your calves size, an ideal boot will support your feet without tossing or slipping.
That's where you need the best boots for narrow calves to keep you walking comfortably and stylishly without taking a toll on your leg.
These boots are either corner boots, knee-high boots, over-the-knee boots, long boots, calf leather boots and more.
They've got styles with adjustable buckles and cleverly designed zippers that ensure a snug fit, no matter how elusive your calves might be.
They also provide a perfect fit for people with skinny-looking legs.
So, if you're tired of the "I swear, I do have calves!" dance, I've done the research and put together the best narrow calf boots that'll compliment your fashion prowess.
Slim Calf Boots
1. Fairfax and Favor Regina
The Fairfax and Favor Regina is a stunning boot with a design that turns heads.
These boots are like a mix of fashion and function, and let's be real, that's the cowboy dream, right?
The knee-length boot is designed from supple Nubuck suede. The Regina boot has a 6cm elasticated stretch panel to snugly fit into your skinny leg.
This boot's stretch panel back, full leather lining, and rubber/leather composite sole ensure that you enjoy maximum comfort all day long.
But here's the kicker - the price. These boots ain't exactly bargain-bin material. They're more like "treat yourself" territory. So, if you're ready to invest in looking like a million bucks while shelling out a few of those bucks, then giddy up and snag yourself a pair of Regina boots.
For a more casual look, i’ll suggest you pair up the boot with a knitted jumper and a pair of jeans.
2. Franco Sarto Womens Katherine Pointed Toe Knee High Boots
If you have a narrow or skinny leg, this boot from Franco Sarto is worth considering. This imported shoe is made of 100% suede and leather material.
Its cushioned and padded footbed along with the stacked heel promotes style and comfort.
But let's get real. These boots aren't just made for walking; they're made for strutting, sashaying, and maybe even a little bit of boot boogie.
The comfort level is so high, it's like they're whispering sweet nothings to your feet. I could wear these boots all day and still be ready for a dance-off at night.
The zipper featured in the interior makes the exterior sleek and comfortable.
I've paired these boots with jeans, dresses, and even my PJ bottoms (don't judge, it was a cozy day).
They play well with any fashion mood, from "I woke up like this" to "I spent two hours planning this look.".
3. Passion La Canadienne
An incredible Equestrian-inspired Style, the Passion La Canadienne slim calf boot is available in a black body that's aesthetically pleasing and fits just about any outfit.
Featuring classic seam detailing and waterproof leather upper, these stylish knee-high boots come with a full-length zipper underneath along with a classic gore for an excellent fit.
The rubber outside and racy design fit perfectly for the active woman, and the sturdy heel promotes support when you trodd on bumpy terrains.
Pair 'em with some slim-fit jeans or even a flirty skirt – they're versatile enough to pull off both looks without a hitch. Top it all off with a cozy sweater and a leather jacket, and you're a fashion icon ready to take on the world.
4. Lucky Brand Women's Calypso Boot
So, I just slipped into the Lucky Brand Women's Calypso Boot, and I swear I've never felt this level of "boot-iful" in my life!
This tall and moderately stylish pull-on boot is a perfect fit for cold-weather wear. It comes in a genuine leather and textile upper which promotes comfort and reliability.
Its textile lining and insole offer breathability for your feet all day long.
The synthetic outsole is durable and can withstand even the toughest condition.
if you're wondering what to wear with the tall Lucky Brand Women's Calypso Boot, my suggestion is to go for that dreamy sundress you've been saving for a special occasion.
Trust me, those boots will kick your outfit up a notch, and you'll be striding with the confidence of a leggy supermodel who knows she's rocking the runway of life!
5. VIONIC Inessa
Step out in style with the VIONIC Inessa boot. Crafted with a keen sense of style and ergonomic design, these boots effortlessly merge fashion and function.
This tall narrow calf boot style comes with a fabric upper for proper breathability. The side entry comes has a top-quality zipper to close/open your boot.
The boot also features a durable synthetic outsole along with a block heel of 3.25 inches to withstand outdoor conditions.
Pairing them with tailored trousers and a blazer imparts a professional demeanor, while combining them with dark denim and a sweater creates a more casual yet refined look.
6. Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole Moto Knee High Boot
Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole boots are a magical fusion of fashion and function that has taken my shoe game to new heights because they've got a 2-inch heel.
The side zip closure is a game-changer. No more struggling with laces or contorting my foot into impossible angles just to get these beauties on.
It's like slipping into a cozy shoe hug every single time.
And let's not forget that sturdy, durable outsole. Honestly, I could probably climb a mountain in these boots if I wanted to. Or at least confidently conquer a slightly steep sidewalk.
Oh, and the 17-inch boot shaft? It's like they're giving my legs a warm, stylish embrace.
Not too tight, not too loose—just the Goldilocks of boot shaft heights.
And did I mention the material? 70% leather, 30% textile.
It's like they took the best of both worlds and made a boot that's as comfortable as my favorite hoodie.
These boots were practically made to be paired with a killer pair of skinny jeans. The slim silhouette of the jeans will slide right into the boots, showing off the buckle details and giving you that effortlessly chic look.
7. Stuart Weitzman Lowland Ultralift - Over the Knee Boots
Dress to impress with the Stuart Weitzman Lowland Ultralift boots. This incredibly chic wear boast of a stylish and flattering over-the-knee design.
Lowland Ultralift features a well-crafted leather upper along with pull-on construction ties at the shaft top.
The EVA outsole is lightweight and super easy to carry. Its leather footbed and lighting provide a comfortable feel and breathability on the feet.
These over the knee boots give you a boost in height without you having to teeter around like a giraffe on stilts. It's like magic but for your legs!
You can rock them with practically anything – skinny jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses – you name it! They effortlessly elevate any outfit from "meh" to "wowza" in seconds flat.
8. Steve Madden Georgette Over the Knee Boot
Become a part of the over-the-knee trend with this amazing starter style.
Whether you have a narrow calf or you're only a fashion rookie, Georgette is an incredible silhouette, with classic lines, an aesthetic heel and minimal detailing.
It comes with a microsuede upper material, man made sole and lining, and a functional back zipper.
Georgette also features a 16-inch shaft circumference which would be over the knee and closer to the thigh, and 22.5-inch shaft height to provide a hug for your legs – snug, but not suffocating.
And the chunky 1.75-inch heel height? You'll be striding like a runway superstar without the fear of toppling over. It's a win-win!
9. Kenneth Cole New York Levon Boot
They say it takes only one look at this boot to fall in love with it.
Made with full leather, the Kenneth Cole New York Levon Boot is designed with a knee-high shaft that begins at the arch, with the heels being 1.5 inches.
The boot opening measures 12.5 inches so it doesn't slip down. The boots zip up inside, providing a clean and classic finish to the exterior, and you can easily slip them in and out of these slim boots.
Throw them on with some dark jeans and a crisp white shirt.
Or, if you're feeling a bit more rebellious, pair them with your favorite worn-in chinos and a casual sweater for that effortlessly cool "I woke up like this" vibe.
10. Naturalizer Rena Narrow Calf Boots
Simply put, Naturalizer Rena Narrow Calf Boots sparks comfort.
This knee-high riding boot turns heads with its beautiful straps, side zip closure, and buckle accent for a smooth entrance. This boot features polished straps and buckles, side zip closure, and soft fabric linings for easy wear.
Designed with sustainability materials, the Naturalizer Rena Narrow Calf Boots are crafted with unmatched style and versatility to keep your feet looking beautiful.
But let's not just judge a book by its looks – comfort matters, and these boots don't disappoint. The cushioned insole and supportive arch create a cozy cocoon for your feet, making them suitable for those long city strolls or casual weekend errands.
Pair them with skinny jeans for a casual day out, and watch heads turn as you stroll confidently down the street. Slip them under a flowing midi skirt or dress for a touch of modern femininity. The understated charm of these slim calf riding boots ensures they play well with various colors and textures, allowing you to experiment with different outfits.
11. Franco Sarto Womens Tribute Knee High Heeled Boot
Stand tall in the Franco Sarto Womens Tribute Knee High Heeled Boot for women, with unmatched comfort, amazing design, and covetable style.
This boot comes with a side zip for smooth on and off. Plus, it's a 16.75 inch shaft height 2.75 inch block heel, and 13.25 inch circumference for everyday comfort.
The Tribute boot pairs wonderfully with various outfits, making it a versatile addition to your wardrobe.
Customers specifically loved this boot because it has lace-up detail that allows them to adjust the calf circumference for a more snug fit. If you have very small calves, you’ll find that the boots fit just fine.
12. Rieker Faith 91
Rieker Faith 91 is a cute and classic riding boot for cold winter days.
This fashionable boot comes with a velvet lining, leather upper, and sturdy TR outsole.
A side zipper closure, woven calf pattern, 1 ¼ inch low block heel height and 17 ¾ inch shaft height outline these chic and cozy boots.
These boots for slim calves are so cozy that I'm convinced they're lined with fluffy cloud material. You could rock them with a flowy skirt and a tucked-in blouse for a cute and casual vibe.
For most fashionistas, shopping for new tall boots is a lot of fun. There are hundreds of styles in a variety of colors available in stores that they can choose from. All they need to know is their shoe size and the boots are sure to be a great fit. If you are a fashionista with slim legs, that’s hardly ever the case.
For you, shopping for tall boots probably feels more like a chore than a pleasure. This is because many manufacturers only design boots for ladies with average size legs. Luckily, we have some great tips that will come in handy while you shop to make finding your perfect pair of tall boots less painful. Here they are:
1. Read Online Reviews
By using a measuring tape, you can make a loop around the thickest part of your calf. The distance around is your calf circumference and it will come in handy while you shop online. Most online shoe stores will have the calf circumference of the boot up on the page so shoppers can know if they'll fit right before they buy.
Amazon has reviews from verified purchasers that describe the fit in better detail. No matter where you shop, read customer reviews as they often can provide additional insight that manufacturers can miss. Some real-life buyers will even post pictures of themselves in the boots to show how they fit them.
2. Look for Adjustable Boots
Lots of knee high boots will have adjustable buckles at the top so ladies with narrow calves can tighten them to fit them better. Boots with stretch panels are often made with smaller calf circumferences because they can stretch out to accommodate legs of bigger sizes. Again, knowing your calf circumference and the circumference of the boot will give you a good idea if tightening the buckles will be enough.
For example, if the boots have a fifteen and a half inch circumference and your supermodel skinny calves are only twelve inches around, you're probably going to need more than just a buckle to make them look right. This is especially true if the tall boots are made from a thin material that doesn't hold its shape. Sometimes faux suede can get droopy if the fit isn't perfect, so be mindful of this while shopping.
3. Try Boot Cuffs
Boot cuffs are a great option if you've fallen in love with a pair that are an inch or two too big for your narrow legs. Boot cuffs are available in a variety of styles and can help fashionistas gain a little bulk around their calves. Boot cuffs are usually crocheted or knitted and come in plenty of different styles.
They are usually worn over top of jeans or leggings and peak out of the top of the boots. They are an awesome solution for getting tall boots to fit if you plan to wear your knee high boots with casual outfits. They aren't the best solution if you are looking for tall boots that will go with dressier ensembles. For fancy apparel, you'll need to try a different option.
4. Pay a Visit to a Cobbler
Professionals who mend shoes can fix almost any problem with tall boots including helping you get a tighter fit! It's important to go to someone with skill and experience as the price for this service most likely won't come cheap and you want to get what you pay for.
Hiring a cobbler should probably only be considered if your boots are from a designer brand known for durability. For example if you paid $40 dollars for boots that will probably only last one Winter, $75 to have the circumference reduced isn't something you likely want to have done unless you really love the boots.
5. Know the Return Policy
Some stores both online and on location have strict return policies when it comes to the tall boots they sell. Some will only offer store credit, which is fine as long as you can find pairs that will indeed fit you and meet your taste in style. Shopping for tall boots is tricky, even if you know your calf circumference.
The taller the boot is, the more fitting issues that can occur. If the boots are thigh-high, they'll have to fit your thigh, knee, calves, and ankles. That's a lot to factor in, so making sure easy returns are available is a must! Make sure if you buy from an online store that they won't charge for re-shipping or restocking in case the tall boots you order don't work.