Winter is upon us in beautiful but chilly Calgary (where I currently reside) and the first snow has fallen. However, like a truly bad Canadian, I just threw out my only two pairs of snow boots this past week due to the fact that my super-cute pair of Uggs had a wicked awful hole in them, and the Toms I had purchased to replace them were basically like walking on a pair of skates.
Alas, I am stuck in an early, snowy winter sans winter boots, so it’s time to find them.
As one would expect, finding wide width snow boots that my chubby feet and large calves can fit into is a bit of a b*tch. So, I’ve scoured my favourite place to shop that has quick, free delivery (you guessed it, Amazon) and a few other gems to find the perfect pair of boots for you.
Whether you’re dealing with the snowy slippery streets of Winnipeg (also a chilly Canadian city) or the wet walks in New York City, these wide width winter boots should get you safely to your destination warm and in style.
- Plus Size Snow Boots Editor’s Pick: UGG
- Best Tall Wide Width Snow Boots
- Best Mid-Calf Wide Width Snow Boots
- Best Wide Width Ankle Snow Boots
Plus Size Snow Boots Editor’s Pick: UGG
I know UGG boots are so twenty years ago but as a born-and-bred Canadian, I can attest to their superior warmth in the crisp and frosty winter. This year I absolutely love the Koolaburra by UGG, a victorian-style tall boot made of genuine cow suede.
While they’re not technically wide width boots, my fat calves can shove themselves into the 14-inch opening of these bad boys. So, I’m hoping that you too can find a pair that fit you. I tend to wear a size 11 or 11.5 and as long as I steer clear of the solid tall boots with no give, they fit comfortably.
These boots have warm, fuzzy lining that will keep you warm in -30 Celius weather (seriously—been there, done that) and they still look pretty cute despite their early 2000s vibe.
Best Tall Wide Width Snow Boots
Stylish Tall Plus Size Snow Boots: Totes (Comfort)
If you’re looking for something basic, black and tall, then look no further than the Totes Comfort Snow Boot. They come in both regular and wide sizes, which boast a tad bit more room for you to shove your calve into.
These boots are made of nylon and a synthetic sole, and they’re a waterproof snow boot for some of those wetter climates (I’m looking at you, Vancouver). They’re said to fit true-to-size and those that wear them absolutely love them.
Dressy Wide Width Snow Boots: Totes (Esther)
If you’re looking to step up your game on the dressy front, the Esther Snow Boot that’s also by Totes might just be what you’re looking for. These wide width boots feature a waterproof black synthetic leather and suede look with faux fur lining and a classy side buckle.
These are an especially good choice if you do a lot of walking since they have a cushioned footbed that molds around your feet. They also feature built in thermolite fiber that provides lightweight insulation. Wearers say that these boots are both stylish and functional.
Best Mid-Calf Wide Width Snow Boots
Cozy Mid Calf Winter Boot: Columbia
Columbia Sportswear is known for their high-quality, cold-weather clothing and the Ice Maiden II Boot is no exception. Best of all, you can get these in wide width snow boot sizes and it’s absolutely glorious (and so warm).
While Sorel (probably one of the top boot labels in Canada) doesn’t have wide sizes, Columbia does. And you’ll treat your feet with their advanced lightweight midsole and superior cushioning. These boots come in 11 fabulous colours, including the cute elk/red we have pictured.
Puffy Wide Winter Boots: Totes
If you’re in a wetter climate and need a cozy pair of waterproof wide width winter boots, then check out the Totes Barbara style. These are great for weather down to -20 Fahrenheit and have a cute lace bungee to keep you strapped in.
These boots have a faux fur lining with a synthetic outer shell. They have a side zip to get them on and off easily and are built to keep your feet dry and warm. Wearers that say that these boots are really cute and a great for heavy snowfalls.
Cold Weather Boots in Red: Propét
These Propét Delaney wide width snow boots have a removable footbed and are made of nylon, rubber sole and a front lace bungee. I love the red bordo colour, but they also come in black and grey.
These boots have Scotch Guard and a small heel. Wearers say these are good for arthritic toes and wide calves. They fit great and they’re super comfy, so if you need something in cool weather these might be perfect for you.
Best Wide Width Ankle Snow Boots
Sleek Wide Width Ankle Boots for Snow: Luoika
If you’re looking for a leather look without the actual leather material, then these Luoika winter booties might just do the trick. They’re made of 100% vegan leather, so you can feel comfortable and great about not wearing a cow on your feet.
They also feature a short stacked heel and feature a high density memory foam insole that will keep your feet happy while you walk. Wearers say that they love these boots and they’re perfect for wide width feet!
Bundled Up Winter Ankle Boot: Skechers
If you’re looking for a warm ankle bootie, the Skechers On-The-go Joy snow shoe is a great choice. It has a synthetic sole with real leather suede that’s treated with Scotchgard. Plus there’s warm and comfortable faux fur lining.
Wearers say that these shoes are incredibly comfortable, a true wide and the suede is gorgeously stitched. If you’re looking for cute, comfortable and perfect for a quick, brisk winter walk, then these might be the booth for you.
Classy Short Wide Width Snow Boot: Clarks
If you’re looking for a comfortable pair of wide with ankle boots and you’re not in a heavy snowfall city, then the Clarks Cheyn Kisha might be the perfect style for you. These are made of imported material and a rubber sole.
These snow booties have an ortholite footbed and cushion soft padding. Wearers say that these are a comfortable fit that won’t dig into your ankle. They fit just right, and are a super classy style.
Wide Width Winter Boots FAQs
Where can I buy wide width shoes?
Wide width snow boots are available at a few places, though I prefer to go through Amazon because of their quick delivery and refund policies. However, other winter boots with wider widths can be found at places like Columbia Sportswear, Addition Elle, Torrid and other places that carry larger lines.
What are wide width boots?
Wide width boots are boots that have a larger calf opening so those with larger thighs can fit in them.
How wide are extra wide calf boots?
Wide with and extra wide calves vary in their sizing. Typically they start at 17 1/2″ and go up and go up in size.
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