The John Lewis x Erica Davies boot collection is made with wider calves in mind

When fashion stylist Erica Davies took to Instagram last October to vent of her frustration of never being able to find knee-high boots that fit her calves, she was inundated with messages from women plagued with the same issue.

John Lewis x Erica Davies
John Lewis

‘The average calf circumference of a pair of boots sold on the high street is 38cm, yet the average UK dress size is a 16 – and as a size 14, my calves measure 40cm at their widest point,’ Erica wrote on Instagram.

John Lewis x Erica Davies
John Lewis

Wanting to do something to rectify the problem, she joined forces with John Lewis to create a collection of knee-high boots that cater for wider calves. A year on from those initial discussions on Instagram and the collection is finally here.

Launching today, Erica wrote on Instagram: ‘There was a huge gap in the market of people being ignored, but wanting boots – and I wanted to try and do something about it! As well as increasing the circumferences by 10-15%, we’ve included hidden stretch elements, or made features of stretchy elastic panels, while using print, pattern and colours not usually seen on high street boots.’

John Lewis x Erica Davies
John Lewis

The resulting collection, which launches this afternoon online at johnlewis.com and in selected stores (London Oxford Street, Cheadle, Peter Jones, Cribbs Causeway, Southampton, Kingston and High Wycombe), comprises 10 styles and colourways, with sizes ranging from 3 – 8 and prices from £69 – £145.

John Lewis x Erica Davies
John Lewis

There’s a variety of different styles on offer, including slouchy leather styles and rubber boot styles as well as some ankle boot styles, too. Animal print lovers will want to get their hands on the leopard and zebra print styles, while those looking for a timeless ‘forever’ boot will want to go for the plain black or navy boots.

Considering how many like-minded messages Erica received after that first Instagram post, we predict these will sell out fast. Shop the full collection online at johnlewis.com and in selected stores from today, but first see our favourite picks from the John Lewis x Erica Davies collection below.

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John Lewis x Erica Davies collection

leopard knee high boots
John Lewis

Valentino Suede Long Boots, £145, John Lewis

heeled knee high boots
John Lewis

Valeria Leather Slouched Heel Knee Boots, £145, John Lewis

zebra berry boots
John Lewis

Valentino Suede Long Boots, £145, John Lewis

chunky knee high boots
John Lewis

Violett Leather Long Boots, £109, John Lewis

black knee high boots
John Lewis

Viola Suede Long Boots, £109, John Lewis