I'm on the lookout for a pair of lace-up boots with a mid-height shaft (approx 5-9") but I've been striking out. I've tried two pairs so far, one from Wolverine and one from Teva, and both were definitely too narrow in a B width. This style of boot seems really hard to find in women's wide sizes. The only one that keeps coming up is the Cobb Hill Bethany:
But there a couple of style elements that make these somewhat unappealing to me: the zip on the back, the contrast stitching, and the rounded heel all to my eye detract from the menswear vibe I'd like and push these too far out of minimalist territory for me. Also, none of the colors are quite right.
I might consider a pair of Doc Martens, though they're a bit heavier (visually and physically) than I'd like. I'm a US9/EU40, so I'm open to trying to find a men's model in my size, but most men's boots I'm seeing are a little bit shorter, closer to ankle height rather than calf height. Again, maybe I need to add a pair of Docs in the 1490 height (DH has black 1460s, I'd need something a little different so we don't get confused). What do you all think? Have you seen any lace-up boots (preferably true lace-up, no zipper) in a C/D width or built on a wider last? Ideally in a not-too-shiny black or a very dark grey...