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Old 09-29-2007, 10:00 AM
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*rant* having enormous calves sucks :(

4 months ago...

weight: ~165
size: 32/33
thighs: 26"
calves: 15"

now:

weight: ~142
size: 29/30
thighs: 22"

calves: 15"



i have to size up whenever i get tall boots...sometimes that doesn't even work...

anyone else have this problem?
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:10 AM
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Woo Hoo on losing the weight. My calves are the same size within a 10 pound range. I think they are the last to decrease in size. You may have to lose more weight to see a difference. Sorry!
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:20 AM
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4 months ago...

weight: ~165
size: 32/33
thighs: 26"
calves: 15"

now:

weight: ~142
size: 29/30
thighs: 22"

calves: 15"



i have to size up whenever i get tall boots...sometimes that doesn't even work...

anyone else have this problem?
I took ballet for 14 years so I am always going to have enourmous calves. I agree that I have to size up in boots. In fact, my R&R VB Addict Monte Carlos almost didn't fit because they hit at the calf and thos little tiny calf openings had to stretch
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:07 PM
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I have big calves too... like I am a size 27 with 15.5" calves. Honestly it is an excuse to wear short skirts with heels though. :lol:

But yeah, I'm not such a fan of mine either.
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:45 PM
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how do you measure calves? just curious
i've always considered myself as having muscular calves.. for my R&R Moc crops, i almost couldnt cuff them because of the small leg opening however i am able to fit tall boots and stuff fine. i agree with damaris- the weight on the calves probably is the last to go
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:47 PM
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4 months ago...

weight: ~165
size: 32/33
thighs: 26"
calves: 15"

now:

weight: ~142
size: 29/30
thighs: 22"

calves: 15"



i have to size up whenever i get tall boots...sometimes that doesn't even work...

anyone else have this problem?
welcome to the club, sweetie. You can get leather put in to stretch it out, but you have to find the perfect leather w/the shoe.
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:45 PM
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I have the same issue
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Me! I have giant Ukrainian peasant calves - I have a hard time finding boots to fit, & can NEVER tuck jeans in. I also have thicker ankles & high insteps - I can't wear any strappy sandals or Mary Janes - it sucks.
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:16 PM
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I have the opposite problem.... chicken leg 12.5" calves. Totally disproportionate because I am curvy everywhere else. 99% of boots look like galoshes on me! It's incredibly difficult to buy boots. and I look stupid in shorts. I always wanted a nice athletic calf... so much sexier!
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:22 PM
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Well this thread caused me to go measure my calves and they are 11.5. Talk about chicken legs...this is why I wear jeans 99% of the time.
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i measured mine..they are about 13 lol. i just put a string around the biggest part and measured it.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:00 PM
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Mine are 13 1/2 which is why I don't own any 12" skinny jeans.
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mine are 14.25"

makes me sad

skinny jeans are quite a problem (they take forever to pry off)
and uggs give me trouble too
especially when i have to tuck my flares/bootcuts into 'em
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mine are 15 but i've always had big calves since a kid. i've given up on boots and skinnies

i'm a 26/27
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:24 PM
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i have chicken legs. they are SO skinny. i hate it. my feet are a size 8.5 and boots are always HUGE on my calves. you can stretch boots, but you sure as hell can't take them in very easily at all. I'm going to measure mine.
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Me! I have giant Ukrainian peasant calves - I have a hard time finding boots to fit, & can NEVER tuck jeans in. I also have thicker ankles & high insteps - I can't wear any strappy sandals or Mary Janes - it sucks.
ugh yeah, i have enormous ankles and wide feet too...dressy shoes, forget it! mine are all that thong sandal style so they don't have to hit the widest part of my foot thank you dad and 5 generations of italian farmers feet...
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how do you measure calves? just curious
i've always considered myself as having muscular calves.. for my R&R Moc crops, i almost couldnt cuff them because of the small leg opening however i am able to fit tall boots and stuff fine. i agree with damaris- the weight on the calves probably is the last to go
That's because it's muscle though I think. I don't think anyone actually has like, fat calves unless they are actually overweight.

I recently read that overpronators get larger calf muscles from the overcompensation, so consider that when buying shoes.
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what are overpronators?? sorry to be dumb... haha^
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Foot type - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Overpronation occurs when there is too much roll on the inside of the foot, consequently distributing the weight and shock of impact more heavily on the inside of the foot rather than evenly throughout the foot as found in Neutral Pronation.

According to this article, I'm an underpronator...one look at my Juicy flipflops will prove that...they're at least 1/4 inch more worn on the outside than the inside!

edit: oddly enough, it said that underpronators usually have a high arch...and I have nearly flat feet, like my dad and everyone else I inherited my feet from!

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Our whole family on my mom's side have thick legs. More so from the knee down than anything else...though I would like to add that mine are the skinnest(don't know the exact measurements) and it never mattered b/c we don't show that much skin anyways!
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Foot type - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Overpronation occurs when there is too much roll on the inside of the foot, consequently distributing the weight and shock of impact more heavily on the inside of the foot rather than evenly throughout the foot as found in Neutral Pronation.

According to this article, I'm an underpronator...one look at my Juicy flipflops will prove that...they're at least 1/4 inch more worn on the outside than the inside!

edit: oddly enough, it said that underpronators usually have a high arch...and I have nearly flat feet, like my dad and everyone else I inherited my feet from!
Are they worn out on the outside at the heel only, or all throughout the foot? I have seriously flat feet. I land on the outside of my heel, and roll inwards as I walk, so the outer heel is worn down but the inside ball of foot area is more worn.
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^^mostly at the heel but you can see it all along the outside of the foot. I have a pair of stacked heel boots that I bought last winter that are really lopsided now because the outside of the heel is much more worn down than the inside (so basically I get bow legs if I put them on lol)
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Mine are 14", but I run and my legs are still thin, but lean. My sis calls me "chicken legs" too. But my calfs are strong, so I don't mind. But, I have the problem with skinny jeans too.
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i have big muscular calves. 13" and i wear mostly 24 and some 25. its from walking tippy toe all the time growing up. i dont know why i do it but it was a habit and now i am stuck with muscular calves.
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mine are almost 13" and I'm a 23! It gets worse during netball season because they get really muscular (read:gross) I can't figure out how to tone it down
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