Boot lovers, stand up. Sometimes, don't you just need a bit more breathing room in the calves? If you've ever had this shopping conundrum, look no further. We found eight excellent options for boots with a wider shaft. (And a wider ankle boot for good measure.)

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Zappos

Wide-Calf Riding Boots

Classic equestrian style that fits a calf circumference of 16 inches. (Tall boots are typically about 14 inches around.) 

Sam Edelman ($150)

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DSW

Extra-Wide-Calf Riding Boots

If the pair was still too snug, try these, which come in at 19.5 inches.

Easy Street ($90)

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Frye

Over-the-Knee Riding Boots

The trendiest boots right now are the ones that come clear up to your thighs. But that can often require a bit more wiggle room. These have an extra inch for you.

Frye ($578)

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Torrid

Over-the-Knee Heeled Boots

The beauty of these: The larger the foot size, the larger the shaft. So tall ladies who wear a size 12, your circumference is 20 inches. 

Torrid ($65)

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Amazon

Adjustable Rain Boots

Pulling on narrow rubber is the worst. (Especially on an already gloomy day.) Save yourself at least one headache by slipping into these 16-inch babies.

Hunter ($140)

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Nordstrom

Over-the-Knee Stretch Boots

If you’re somewhere in the middle, consider allover stretch. These extra-tall boots aren’t labeled as “wide calf,” but they do expand to 16 inches in circumference. 

Steve Madden ($130)

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Stuart Weitzman

Over-the-Knee Velvet Boots

Sure, they’re a bit more of a splurge, but doesn’t stretchy velvet sound the coziest?

Stuart Weitzman ($798)

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Nordstrom

Wide Ankle Boots

Of course, you’re likely searching for knee-high boots in this case. But even ankle openings can sometimes prove tricky. These have a touch more wiggle room.

BP. ($85)

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