Pioneers in Wide Calf Boots Designed in England
Well-fitting wide calf boots which are stylish and good quality has been like finding a needle in a haystack for women whose calves measure even a tiny bit more than the average high street size at around 36cm. The idea of bras or rings or even jeans only being offered in one size seems ridiculous, which is why DuoBoots has developed a collection of boots with a choice of up to 11 calf sizes in every foot size in every style. That’s a lot of choice! Our company founders, Ted and Muffy Maltby, were frustrated that the customers visiting their shop in Bath years ago were unable to fit into the boots they bought from other manufacturers, so they created their own first few designs which were classic and stylish but available in several calf sizes. Customers were delighted, and DuoBoots was born.
These early catalogues we discovered hidden in an archive box this week have been giving us a laugh in the office! We’ve happily moved away from women in boots in the bath (apparently the idea was that you would love your boots so much you wouldn’t want to take them off...?!) but some things have remained very much the same: Our passion for designing and making beautiful quality boots which fit different shapes and sizes like a glove.
With people everywhere catching the fitness bug, calves are getting bigger, and wide calf boots in varying widths are more and more what today’s women are looking for. That’s why our styles come in so many different silhouettes, to suit legs of different lengths, shapes, ankle sizes and calf widths. Our styles have ankle fits which are either slim, standard or wider, with boot legs either following up with a straight leg or a more fitted shape. We offer boots for longer legs as well as mid calf for a shorter leg and ankle or over the knee for everyone, and of course all boots from mid-calf to over the knee come in up to 11 calf sizes in each foot size. Check the fit notes on each product page for fit information when you are considering a style.
Our ankle boots are available in both standard and wide foot widths. To measure your calves, you need to wrap a tape or piece of string circumference of each calf at the widest point when measured with your foot flat on the floor. Take the larger measurement. Please refer to our Fit Guide if you need more information.
Leg length is such an important factor when it comes to buying wide calf boots. For those who need wide calf boots for shorter legs for AW18 we’ll offer boots in both a mid-calf style and shorter knee-highs. This means no boots digging into the back of your knees when you sit down. Bliss! Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know when our new collection arrives.
For longer legged sisters, styles like Huntsman mean you can have wide fit boots that come all the way up to your knee. The asymmetric top on Huntsman is an extra flattering style feature on a longer leg, and of course we offer these in a choice of wide fit calf sizes.
At DuoBoots we design boots for every part of your life; whether you need wide calf boots with high heels to take you out for lunch or out for drinks, or wide calf boots with low heels to carry you on the daily commute or into town for a spot of retail therapy. More practical wide calf styles with chunky soles will take you on a dog walk or Sunday ramble, and we offer seasonal shades in the softest suedes to make you feel truly pampered!
Styling is a real art in boot design. We always acknowledge the latest trends in our detailing; wide calf boots with fringe, wide calf boots with buckles, wide calf boots with tassels – whatever the seasonal catwalks show us, we encompass these in a subtle and wearable way.
We believe beautiful boots should be available to all women, all over the world, so whatever your silhouette, wherever you live, take a look at our website. We ship wide calf boots almost everywhere from Alaska to Australia (indeed some of our favourite wide calf boot bloggers are in Australia as well as the USA), and from Ireland to India. If you’d like any help at all before you buy, please call one of our wonderful styling and fitting experts on the phone.
They have tried on virtually everything and can tell you how they fit and feel, and they know just what questions to ask to help you find the right style and fit for you, especially if you are less confident buying footwear online.
If you live in the UK or are visiting, be sure to call into see our lovely team at 33 Milsom Street, Bath. You will always receive a friendly reception and first class service. We love what we do, and we love to help whatever style, size or shape boots you need, and always go the extra mile.