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Last updated August 26, 2019

Luxury Wide Calf Boots

High quality leather wide calf boots with a classic style - sold directly to you, avoiding the traditional retail mark up.

Luxury Wide Calf Boots

High quality leather wide calf boots with a classic style - sold directly to you, avoiding the traditional retail mark up.

$3,416
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
25
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 26 2019 1:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 26, 2019

About

Mollet [pronounced Moh-lay] is solving a problem that many women know all too well: the footwear industry doesn’t design for wide calves. 

Options for women with wide-calves are minimal: few brands have a wide calf option - and those that do, the quality is either sub-par, or the style is too trendy.  Some brands have boots that are custom made specific to your calf size, but those are few and far between, and costly.

For 3 years, we've built our brand around an obsession to create boots that fit and flatter calves.  It's all in our name - Mollet is French for "calf."   

Mollet has created a direct-to-consumer brand that is nowhere in the market today: luxury leather boots made to fit wide calves.   

The Melrose, our high heel boot in black suede
The Melrose, our high heel boot in black suede
The Bedford flat boot in taupe gray
The Bedford flat boot in taupe gray

Our one-of-a-kind fit, high quality, classic style, and body-positive focus are what differentiates us from (the few) wide calf boots out there today.

We’ve been through the frustration firsthand, so we get it.  Our boots are made of 2 large leather pieces - the structured leather front panel elongates the leg, while the back leather stretch panel accommodates calves of all shapes and sizes.  With a full nylon zipper, there's no more struggling.

The Melrose high heeled boot
The Melrose high heeled boot

Our boots are rich suede leather pieces built to last season after season, year after year. Even better, by selling directly to you and not through department stores, we're able to eliminate the traditional retail mark-up to provide you with the highest quality product at the best price. 

With a minimalist design, our classic styles are the sophisticated & elevated look you’ve been waiting for.

The Melrose, featuring a 3.5 inch column leather wrapped heel
The Melrose, featuring a 3.5 inch column leather wrapped heel
The Bedford, our classic flat boot
The Bedford, our classic flat boot

I created this brand because of a gap in the market for high quality wide calf boots.  I've always had large calves – and I can’t remember a time I wasn’t self-conscious of them.  I never felt like any high-end footwear brand cared about wide calves; their designs and execution felt like an afterthought.  Why couldn't any brand embrace my shape?

Mollet strives to build a community that celebrates women’s bodies.  To support this, Mollet is donating a portion of their proceeds to body positive non-profits that empower girls and women to feel confident in their skin and embrace their shape.

We are so excited to offer you two styles to choose from.  This round of boots is made to fit calf circumferences from 15 inch to 17 inch best (ladies beyond 17 inch – we promise we’ve got you covered in the future!).  Note that we'll send out a survey shortly after the Kickstarter ends to get size and color information - no need to worry when pledging! 

  • Rich suede leather, with a breathable leather lining
  • Low 0.75" heel, perfect for everyday wear
  • 15.5" shaft height
  • Almond toe
  • Full nylon zipper with gold zipper pull
  • Memory foam insole
  • 15" circumference at its widest, with back stretch leather to comfortably flex up to 17"
  • Available in taupe gray or black 
The Bedford, in taupe gray
The Bedford, in taupe gray
The Bedford, in black suede
The Bedford, in black suede
Almond toe
Almond toe
  • Rich suede leather, with a breathable leather lining
  • 3.5" column heel, wrapped in matching suede leather
  • 15.5" shaft height
  • Almond toe
  • Full nylon zipper with gold zipper pull
  • Memory foam insole
  • 15" circumference at its widest, with back stretch leather to comfortably flex up to 17"
  • Available in black
Almond toe
Almond toe

 Hi, I'm Anna - and I've always had "wide" calves. 15.2", to be exact.

I could never find a pair of boots that fit my legs, and was embarrassed to try on boots in stores, for fear of bystanders witnessing the dreaded "zipper stop" that inevitably comes when you're trying to shove your leg into a boot that's too small.  When I did find a pair I managed to squeeze into, I would hold onto them until the boot was falling apart.

Why were no brands creating quality options for women like me?  

I desperately wanted a pair of real leather boots that fit, so 3 years ago I took a boot-making class in NYC where I designed and built a pair of custom fitted boots  - I didn't know it at the time, but that pair became Mollet's first prototype.  Since then, I've designed 10 different prototypes, worked through different materials, and experimented with not just how to fit legs - but how to flatter them.

Designing and Constructing a Pair of Boots, September 2016
Designing and Constructing a Pair of Boots, September 2016

We are so excited to finally share this product and begin the next phase of this brand, our first production run.  We guarantee if you don’t have the problem yourself - your sister, mother, or friend is struggling with finding a pair of boots that fit her…so help us spread the word!  

Back us, and be the first to help build a brand that embraces shapes and empowers women to feel comfortable in their own skin.  

Our boots run a half size smaller than your average shoe.  If you typically wear a 7.5, you'd do best with our size 8.  If you're in between sizes, have a wider foot, or like to wear heavy socks with your boots, we suggest sizing up to the nearest whole size. 

We'll send out more details on sizing once the Kickstarter ends.  You do not need to input your size or color when you're pre-ordering; that will be captured in our survey once the campaign ends.  

Your support will help fund our first production run.  And we’ve got lots of ideas for the future – including additional calf sizes, trendy styles, and seasonal wear.

Follow our journey through Kickstarter and production on Instagram @MolletBoots.

The Melrose
The Melrose

Risks and challenges

We've met our production team and agents in person, and they've been with us for 2 years creating our prototypes. They are ready to go! While this may be our first Kickstarter project, we are confident in the quality and people behind our product.

Once the project closes, we'll send an email to ask for sizing and color choices that we'll need back as soon as possible. The quicker you can get us this info, the quicker we can place the production order. We cannot place the production order until all sizes and colors have been inputted.

From the date the production order is placed, it will take 90 days for us to receive the order from the factory. We've added some wiggle room to the delivery date in case of unanticipated challenges, with an expected ship date of January 15, 2020.

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