What you see above is a clothing hack known as the boot band. It was endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, and its existence has been hidden in my pile of notes for a few years as I found a reasonable way to mention it on my blog. I would love to hear from women that use it – I have 19 inch calves, down from 22 inches when I started this blog. (I do NOT endorse any diet – I only endorse actions that make your life easier to live. Diets generally don’t make life easier or better. In my specific situation, exercise does.) Since even Wide Widths shoes only recently added their Super Wide Width line (that stops at 22, ironically for 2007 me.)
For women with calves over 22 inches, this might be one way to get into those gorgeous boots. As it is, I still have the calf boots I bought from Avenue in 2008, and I’m almost afraid to take them to a shoe repair person because I’m afraid it will end the way my Clarks did – with grief counseling.