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How Do I Choose the Best plus Size Boots?

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In order to choose the best plus size boots, you should consider the style of boots you want and what size you need. There is a large selection of boots in plus sizes available, and choosing between them will be basically the same as choosing regular sized boots. There are a few basic categories, such as calf height and material that can help you begin to narrow down the choices in style. A number of sizes plus size boots are available, and you will also have to determine which size is right for you.

The first thing to consider when shopping for your boots is the style you are looking for. Plus size boots can be found in as many trendy styles as any other boots, and you will likely have many options to choose from. In order to help narrow down the selection, decide on the calf height of your boots. Boots range in height from small ankle booties to above the knee and thigh-high choices. Deciding which calf height works best for you will help you to eliminate some of the choices.

Once you have decided on the calf-height, think about what heel height you would like. Plus size boots can have soles that are completely flat, have wedge heels, or high stiletto heels. Picking one will put you one step closer to finding your boots.

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Another consideration is the material the boots are made of. Leather, suede, and other man-made materials are often used to make boots. Think about where you intend to wear your boots and how durable you need the material to be as you are looking at the available options.

After finding the right style of plus size boots, you will need to find the right size. Calf width generally increases in proportion to shoe size, and any boot labeled "plus size" or "wide calf" should have a little more width than the normal proportions would call for. Some manufacturers that make plus size boots also sell the same style in a medium width or extra wide width. Look at size charts to help you determine the difference between the available widths from each brand, as they may all have different standards and options.

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