Hey! We’re Part & Parcel, and we’re making the best boots you’ll ever own. Don’t believe us? Read on.
All we’ve ever wanted is a quality and stylish boot that zips—preferably without breaking a sweat. And after talking to hundreds of women who felt the same way, we decided to do something about it.
We made the most delicious black, leather riding boot in four calf widths: 16”, 18”, 20” and 22” because we believe that you #DeserveFit.
Right at this very moment, 67% of women in this country don’t fit into the boots that are on the market (say what?!). Standard boots are made with a 15” calf circumference, and most wide calf options are made with a 16” calf.
To top it off, the wide calf options that are available are generally made with synthetic materials (read: pleather) and/or involve elastic panels for fit.
You’re probably thinking, “That's crazy!” And, yeah, we didn’t think it made much sense either. Meet the Ultimate Wide Calf Boot. Made to fit you, this boot comes in four calf widths with some seriously amazing features.
The Ultimate Wide Calf Boot features:
- A full zip because getting a boot on your foot should be easy
- V-cut gore that is subtle but flexible for a fit that works with you, not against you
- An ultra-comfortable (and slightly wider) footbed
- An almond toe for super-chic, long-lasting style
- A low 1.25” heel made for all-day wear
Want a closer look? Here are the details all up close and personal:
We built this product with a slightly wider footbed for added comfort, while the almond toe elongates the leg for A+ style—these were the favorite features of our fit models, hands down.
We went with a nylon zipper for all-weather wear. This thing won’t get stuck, rust, or be hard to zip up and down. Oh, and we chose a full zip because getting this boot over jeans shouldn’t just be easy, it should feel good. The v-cut gore is there to add a little stretch when you need it.
Hint: They go with EVERYTHING. We've designed these bad boys to be comfortable, stylish, and durable. From weekend errands to cocktail parties, and everything in between, you’ll find real inspo from real women here.
We worked with hundreds of women of all shapes and sizes to offer these calculated calf widths and sizes without the need for big, ugly panels of stretchy fabric. The result is four calf widths: 16”, 18”, 20” and 22” so that more women have access to quality boots that actually fit.
For the most accuracy, we recommend measuring your calves the good old-fashioned way, with a measuring tape.
You can also use the fit photos below to help guesstimate your calf size based on how wide calf boots have fit in the past. We're using a very common 16" wide calf boot in the photos below.
Guesstimating your calf size:
- Full zip but poor fit: Have you typically been able to zip a wide calf boot but found it tight? Consider the 16" or 18" version.
- Partial zip: Have you typically been able to zip a wide calf boot about halfway up your calf? Consider the 18" or 20" version.
- No zip: Have you never been able to zip a wide calf boot at all? Consider the 20" or 22" version.
One more note about calf size and fit:
If you find that you’re in between calf widths, we recommend sizing up—especially if you’re planning on wearing these with socks and jeans. So, if your calf measures just over 16" you may want to consider getting the 18" boots.
Finding your shoe size:
We’re also offering the boot in a wide range of shoe sizes: women’s size 6-12 and everything in between. The feedback we’ve gotten from our fit models is that the boots run true to size, so you can feel confident in placing your order.
You should know that no matter what, you’re getting a great deal. After the campaign is over, the Ultimate Wide Calf Boot will retail for $199. The reward cost listed below is the price you’ll pay for the boots when you back this project (hellllllo discounts)!
Early Bird Backer #1 - $99 (50% discount) SUPER SUPER limited edition, this reward is only available to the first 50 backers. You’ll receive a pair of the Ultimate Wide Calf Boots for 50% off the retail price, our style guide, and a very heartfelt thank you. Trust us, this deal won’t last long.
Early Bird Backer #2 - $135 (32% discount) This reward is limited to 200 backers. You’ll receive a pair of the Ultimate Wide Calf Boots for 32% off the original retail price, our style guide, and a very heartfelt thank you.
Boot Backer - $175 (12% discount) This reward is unlimited! When you choose this reward, you’ll receive a pair of the Ultimate Wide Calf Boots for 12% off the original retail price, our style guide, and a very heartfelt thank you.
#PARTANDSOUL Backer - $225 Become a #PARTANDSOUL style council member when you choose this reward! You’ll receive a pair of the Ultimate Wide Calf Boots (plus our style guide and a very heartfelt thank you), and you’ll join our #PARTANDSOUL style council, where you’ll be an ongoing part of our community. Help decide future products, receive early access to new releases, and more!
Boutique Backer - $1500 Want to stay ahead of the curve? If you’re a boutique owner, this is the perfect option for you. Choose this reward, and you’ll receive a complete size run to sell in your shop. 15 pairs of boots—you choose the sizes!
Rockstar Support - $1 This is your nod that you love us! We’ll be eternally grateful for your support and partnership in moving the fashion industry forward to include women of all shapes and sizes. We’ll include your name in a special section on our website, and you’ll receive a thank you from the team.
Fall Fashionista - $25 Love fashion, but not looking for a wide calf boot? This is a great option for you. You’ll get everything included in the Rockstar Support reward PLUS a style guide highlighting all of our must-haves for FW2017.
We’re the best of friends, bloggers in our former lives (we’re talkin’ 2008 here), and retail experts. We come with a combined 15+ years’ experience in e-commerce and technology. We’ve been stylists, designers, merchants and marketers. But most importantly, we know when to ask good questions and trust our intuition.
We worked with the best in the business to help us craft the Ultimate Wide Calf Boot. This team designed one of the first wide calf boots to hit the market and have worked with us to bring the Ultimate Wide Calf boot to life.
We'll use the money we raise on Kickstarter to fund our first full production run.
Once the Kickstarter campaign closes, we’ll be in touch via email to get your size information. From there, our order gets placed into production. We estimate we’ll begin shipping in March 2018!
Right at this very moment, less than 1% of the boots made will fit almost 70% of women in America.
Most standard width boots are made with a 14-15” calf circumference, and the majority of “wide calf” or “extended calf” options that exist on the market are made with a 16” calf circumference. BUT, according to the CDC, more than 60% of women in America have a calf circumference larger than 16”!
And to make matters worse, major retailers in this country are perpetuating the notion that we should fit into their standards of “normalcy”. They are going as far as to suggest that women “wrap feet in plastic” if boots are too tight to slide on. We’re not even kidding. See it below.
Part & Parcel was founded on the belief that all women #DeserveFit, and that size shouldn’t limit ability to express style. If you believe that all women #DeserveFit, support our campaign and help spread the word.
Risks and challenges
We’ll deliver on our promise. We feel confident that we’ll make what we say we’ll make, and you’ll have it in your hands when we’ve said you will.
We chose our manufacturing partners because they have 30+ years experience in this industry and are masters of their craft. In short, they know production. But, if a cargo ship gets lost, or a production facility goes on strike, things may get delayed. We’ve padded in time for this, but, you never know. If something insane does happen, you’ll be the first to know. We’re all about transparency over here and want you all to feel heard, supported, and in the loop.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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