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How to shop for plus-size shoes, because the struggle is real

At the moment there are a pair of gray boots that I have never worn sitting in my closet, hoping this fall is their season. Technically they adapt, but if they closed a little more, they would be perfect. 

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These knee-high boots were a promising purchase online, mainly because they were too cheap to give up. But in the end, they were a disappointment. From boots without a fairly wide calf to barely strapped ankle straps, buying shoes similar to clothing can be a problem for women with large sizes.
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Curve’s model, Judah Campbell, knows the fight very well and spoke with HelloGiggles about this problem. “When shopping at the mall, there are no shoe stores that are more suitable for sizes, such as stores that wear larger clothes, so it is harder to find large shoes.” 

Campbell is size 10, but said he wears between 10 and 11.5, depending on the brand and style.

Your main problem when buying shoes is finding suitable boots. To make matters worse, it is an even greater disappointment for someone who loves the style that has been so nicknamed.
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 “When I was younger, my parents bought me bright pink cowboy boots for a Halloween costume, and after that, I used those boots every day until I had left. My nickname is still Bootsy, 20 years later.”

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From boots to the knee, ankle boots and even rain boots, Bootsy loved them all, but finding a pair that worked for her became increasingly difficult when the trend of the boots to the thigh began. 

“I loved his style, but, of course, when I looked for some, my biggest struggle was to find a pair that really fit my thighs and a pair that I could really put on my thighs!”

Campbell, like other women with curves, knows how difficult it is to buy shoes that fit and feel comfortable. 

ou want this movement towards wider clothing included in the footwear sector. “Many brands forget that when they stretch their shoes to fit our feet, everything has to grow along with them, including fabrics, straps, and laces,” he says. “Stopping shoes in size 10 is so disappointing when brands leave sizes in general. 

And this applies to women in all ways because, let’s be honest, there are small women with big feet like me. It’s important for me that everyone feels included, even when it comes to simple things like shoes. “

Inclusive size design must go beyond simple clothing. All women deserve a selection of comfortable and supportive shoes that do not require them to sacrifice style. While brands like Torrid and Eloquii are making great strides to offer the fashion styles you want in the sizes you need, not all brands are there.

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Every year, without fail, they ask me about a particular item in my closet: my thigh boots. I found them four years ago on a whim when I was shopping with my mother, who ironically encouraged me to try them.

I used them initially for a New Year’s party and I certainly wouldn’t recommend breaking a heel like this for the first time on a night like that. Let’s say I spent a good part of my night looking for available places to sit.

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I wore these boots to the thigh in my blog every year and one of my images in these boots is now one of the best search results for the word “feminist.” I am not at all angry at this (although that same image was used for countless hate memes).

My ideal way to combine high calf boots has not changed since I first used them. Usually, I choose to wear shorts or go without pants completely. And this year was no different.

Knee-High Heels

As people have loved to tell me, these boots don’t get so high on my thighs. But considering that most boots barely exceed my ankle and cover the top of my knee on my thigh, these are damn high boots for me.

In addition, to describe this style, the term “boots above the knee with a wide strap” has been used and it seems appropriate also because no one is making thick boots up to the thigh.

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My calves measure 19 inches but the measure of my thighs just above my calf is closer to 24 inches. These do not have zippers, but they stretch back so you can use them. Stretching these boots over the knee makes a difference when it comes to covering those extra five inches.

Unfortunately, the store where I found these boots until the thigh was closed and until this year, it was always a challenge to find similar styles that could make people look for a pair for them. Fortunately, there are now a few different options for thigh calf boots and I am happy to share them with you after years of questions and not having a good answer.

Buying Size 12 High Heels

My best tips when buying knee-high stockings online are similar to those described in my extensive calf boot shopping guide: learn your measurements, look at the contents of the fabric and see the return policy.

The only thing I will add to the purchase of boots up to the thigh is to verify the height above the circumference of the calf.

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I found a couple that I loved just to check the height measurement and realize that they would almost reach the bone of my hip because I am very low (and this is IF they even fit). Another thing is to look for lanyard styles in which the laces can be loosened for additional width.