Big ankles - some say curse we say glamour! Strong robust ankles are a cause for celebration not commiseration, built to last a rich and eventful life. And what better way to rejoice than to slip into a pair of DUO's wide fit ankle boots, carefully crafted to make the most of your ankle assets. Before we do, let’s examine the science of wide fitting ankle boots. Visually, a wider ankle means less tapering between calf and ankle - so far so simple.
An indulgent diet, a larger bone structure, sports activity, pregnancy – all can determine a need for wider ankle boots. Muscle build up amongst sportswomen and fluid retention amongst expectant mums are just our bodies’ ways of coping with quite specific demands being place on our lower legs. Wide ankle boots are simply a bi-product of other demanding activities going on in our busy lives.
A need for wide fit ankle boots may also result from larger bone or muscle structures passed on through family genes. In US wider ankles are sometimes called peasant ankles, such was the inherited lower leg structure amongst eastern european field-workers, whose working lives required greater than average ankle strength. Today many roles still require us to be on our feet – nursing, retail, the armed forces – these are diverse occupations that can share the common need of wider fit.
Now logic only gets us so far – this doesn’t mean it is any less frustrating! So it’s our task to ensure whatever the cause our wide fit ankle boots make the most of your shape. That’s why our made-to-measure collections are built with you in mind. Whether you need flat, robust biker boots for work or heels for a party, leave the fit to us and instead spend your valuable time finding the style you’ll go on to love.