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Boot Fitting Guide: How to Measure for Tall Boots

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Boot Fitting Guide: How to Measure for Tall Boots

The change of seasons isn’t all doom and gloom, as the temperature drops there’s only one feel-good cure we’re craving, knee boots. When it comes to shopping online for long boots, how do you find the perfect calf fit? Cue our calf measuring guide made exclusively for Gabor’s knee boot collection.
Taking the hassle out of boot shopping, Gabor have split their collections by calf fit, so you can find the perfect fitting boots that feel like they’ve been made to measure – like your ever-faithful jeans that just fit – you know the ones.
Paying homage to the classics, Gabor’s long boots are AW20’s unofficial uniform, made to inspire your seasonal dressing, you’ll find the wardrobe staples you’ll want to wear now and in the seasons to come.
Scroll on for everything you need to know about this season’s ultimate luxury purchase …

Boot Calf Fit Measuring

Boot Fitting 101: Measuring Your Calf Width

Step 1: Grab a fabric tape measure and take a seat with your feet flat on the floor and knees at a 90-degree angle.

Step 2:  Wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your calf, be sure to keep the tape taught but not tight. Measure both calves, if the measurements differ, take the larger of the two.

Step 3: Use the table and links below to find your best calf fit.

Step 4: To find the shaft height, measure from the top of the foot and up your leg.

Tip: Want to wear your new knee boots over trousers or tights? Wear them as you measure for an exacting fit.

Gabor Boot Calf Fits

Shop by Calf Fit

Crafted with beautiful leathers in rich beautiful tones, these are the knee boots that will step up your footwear game for the season, to be worn under pleated skirts, over skin-tight jeans and through your smart to casual rotations. Look to Gabor’s exclusive calf fit boot collections …


Boot Shopping by Calf Fit


Extra Small Calf Width | Small Calf Width | Regular Calf Width | Large Calf Width




Brook Extra Slim Boots

Extra Slim Calf Fit

Brook Long Boots with Extra Slim Calf

Sculpted in smooth leathers, the Gabor Brook extra-slim boots add a powerful statement with their silhouette hugging shape, wear with piles of pleats, mid-length hemlines and checked blazers. Made with subtle stretch inserts, these boots pay homage to Gabor’s clever fitting technologies.

Boot Circumference: 29.8cm – 34.6cm

Shaft Height: 42cm

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Gabor Lettie Knee Boots

Slim Calf Fit Boots

 Lettie Heeled Knee Boots with Slim Fit Calf

Lettie delivers the ultimate lesson in dressing with croc-print, rendered in rich leathers and shaped with a block heel, they’re one for styling simply or dressing all-out. Slip on with your prairie dresses and no tights or under mid-length trench coats for instant impact. 

Boot Circumference: 32.2cm – 37.4cm

Shaft Height: 42cm

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Gabor Shields Standard Fit Boots

Regular Calf Fit

 Shields Flat Knee-High Boots

The salvation of casual dressing, these knee boots are crafted in luscious suede and stand on a chunky cleated sole with classic commando tread. Whip the Gabor Shields boots on over your skinny jeans and throw on a chunky knit sweater for good measure.

Boot Circumference: 34.2cm – 39.4cm

Shaft Height: 42cm

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Spotlight On Gabor

Gabor Boots
Gabor is the brand every woman should know. Dedicated to quality, Gabor boots marry innovative comfort technologies with contemporary style to bring a range of fresh, functional, and beautifully crafted women’s boots. Cut from exquisite leathers and neatly proportioned with block heels and classic toe shapes, offering more practicality than your average boot they’re proof that comfort needn’t come at the expense of style.

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