One of the best things about Flexars is that they do not create a lot of fabric bulk in the lower leg. A lot of us have been there at some point struggling to force bulkier skinny jeans or riding breeches inside knee high boots and either failing miserably or feeling like our circulation has been cut off! Even with Flexars offering comfort and no unnecessary bulk, there are still those of us who struggle with finding boots that will zip up at all - even with bare legs. Which is where The Wide Boot Company comes in...
The founder of The Wide Boot Company, Bex Hayward, became increasingly frustrated at the lack of affordable, quality and attractive boots for curvier country lovers and decided that there must be a better way to design boots to cater for this much ignored demographic. In fact it is a misconception that those with wider calves fall under the banner of ‘Plus-sized” as many of her customers are smaller than the UK average dress size but due to being sporty or of a muscular build they find zipping up boots over their toned calf muscles a depressing and difficult experience!
All Wide Boot Company boots have an elegant and fashionable design with boots available for all aspects of a country lifestyle - from showing, competitions or a day at the races through to dog walking and winter yard work. As a rider herself Bex has taken care to make sure the boots have features which appeal and work effectively for all riders including non-slip soles which are stirrup safe, beautiful leather that lasts well with water repelling qualities where required, and high quality, sturdy zips.
All boots feature subtle stretch panels to help with comfort and versatility of fit without adding bulk and the more popular styles now come in a range of widths and heights to cater for taller and shorter customers who struggle buying elsewhere. The Atia Field Boot won the BETA Design Innovation Award in 2020 - its slimline ankle and wider calf fit prevent uncomfortable ridges of leather gathering around the ankle as they wear in unlike most boots on the market which cater for a wider upper leg.
Flexars and Wide Boots are the perfect partnership; flattering, comfortable and practical! You can find The Wide Boot Company at www.thewidebootcompany.com
A wonderful write up! Two fabulous companies working harmoniously together to provide more inclusivity within the Equestrian world! Love it ❤️