My calf circumference is 13 inches, which makes it somewhat tricky to find well-fitting knee-high sleek boots that are NOT supposed to gape around the calf area. Slouchy boot styles on the other hand, are easier to fit because the gaping works with the relaxed vibe of the boot

There is good news and bad news. You’ll find tall sleek boots to fit a narrow 12 to 13.5 inch calf, but you’ll more than likely pay a premium price. Brands like Stuart Weitzman, Donald Pliner, Prada, Cole Haan, Chanel, Aquatalia, Munro, Sudini, and La Canadienne regularly make tall boots to fit narrow calves, but they’re expensive. Your best bet is to keep your eyes peeled for a sale.  

Here are 10 dressy and casual boot styles with a narrow calf circumference. I’ve had most of the styles on my own feet and can vouch for their comfort. 

There’s also the Franco Sarto Yonkers boot that I featured a few weeks ago, and Duoboots make boots to fit a narrow calf. It’s a costly exercise but you can have the calf widths of boots tapered to fit a narrow calf if you bring them to a skilled cobbler. 

It’s also important to make sure that the shafts of sleek boots aren’t too high, which is especially crucial for petites. A boot can actually fit in the calf but still gape because it’s too tall for your leg. In that case look for boots with a shorter shaft height.

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