I've been looking on and off for some flat lace-up boots that would accommodate my awesome leg chubb and as I was relaxing in front of season 7 Buffy* last night, I accidentally found some for cheap on Endless.
They're 9 West Casilda in olive-y green. I somehow got a promo coupon to work, so they were only $55. And they were eligible for free overnight shipping! I love the internet. Anyway, even though I ordered them late yesterday, they were delivered just now! And I think they're going to work. All I have to do is rip out the tacking on the tongue, and find longer laces, and then voila, boots that fit. They're also nice and tall. I'll check back in with a more extended review once the fit hacks have been accomplished.
*I'm realizing why I've never re-watched season 7. It's because it's tedious. I recommend seeing it through if you've not watched the whole show, and actually I liked a lot of the grown-uppy darkness explored in season 6, but overall I'm probably with the people who think the show should've ended the first time it ended (season 5). Just saying.