I have always had really thick calves, even when I was younger. I bought these last year on clearance. They're Juicy Couture boots that were originally $150 and I got them for $40. They came up to the mid point in my calf and I figured what the heck, it's a good deal and maybe one day I could wear them as they were meant to be worn. Sure enough, that day is today. I'm really curious to see what the scall will say in the morning.