- Made in USA or Imported
- Rubber sole
- Platform measures approximately 0.5
- READY FOR WINTER: A serious snow boot with serious style; Chic lace-up style with faux fur cuff perfect for your winter wardrobe
- WATERPROOF BOOT: Made with waterproof suede and features a seam-sealed waterproof construction; Keeps your feet happy, dry and protected in any weather
- ALL-DAY WARMTH AND COMFORT: Features a removable 6 mm washable recycled felt inner boot for extra warmth; 2.5 mm bonded felt frost plug in the midsole provides extra insulation
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Women’s Joan Of Arctic Boot
This classic silhouette features a beautiful, waterproof, full-grain leather and suede upper, super-soft faux fur around the cuff and a removable, recycled felt inner boot to ensure that feet stay warm, dry and comfortable in cold winter conditions.
Waterproof suede leather upper. Faux fur cuff. Seam sealed waterproof construction.
Removable 6 mm recycled felt inner boot.
2.5 mm bonded felt frost plug.
Handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber shell with herringbone outsole.
Founded in 1962 in canada, Sorel brings its functionality and heritage of expert craftsmanship to the modern world of fashion, where it is inspiring a new generation of doers, builder, and creators. AND though Sorel makes more than just boots, theres a boot in everything Sorel makes. Sorel combines felt, wool, premium leather, and flawless construction with people who aren’t afraid to get their boots dirty. To measure your foot, place your feet flat on a piece of paper and mark your longest toe and the back of your foot. It is best to do this standing and wearing socks. Measure the length straight from your longest toe to the back of your foot using a ruler or measuring tape. Use the chart to find your size
Sorel's cold weather footwear is ideal for those participating in active winter sports like snowmobiling or sledding, or for activities where maximum protection is required -- like all-season hunting or fishing, or simply going to work.
- Product Dimensions: 16 x 14 x 6 inches
- Item model number: 1708791
- Date First Available: January 3, 2018
- ASIN: B078S6TS22
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By the way, these boots DO run in half-sizes. I own Joan of Arctics in 9.5
The second important thing I learned is that COTTON SOCKS MAKE YOUR FEET COLDER! You are better off wearing bare feet in boots rather than cotton (due to the way they retain moisture). Invest in a heavyweight pair of wool socks (which wick away moisture) end NEVER LAYER your socks. Layering makes your feet colder due to breathability issues.
Finally, keep your core warm because when you body is cold, blood leaves the extremities. You DO want to layer your body. Thermal underwear or a mesh base layer, a loose fleece layer over that, etc.
I received my boots and followed these techniques with great results. My boots are VERY comfortable. It is a blustery 10° today and I spent many hours outside to test the product. If I was just standing there my feet were warm!- unless I was just standing there ON packed snow for a while. On packed snow or ice, you'll need to move around every once in a while to keep blood circulating. Warmed right back up! Took dog for a walk and my feet felt great.
Only boot I've heard of that you can literally just stand there without movement on packed snow or ice without feet getting cold are those "mickey mouse boots." They are not cute but if extreme warmth is your ultimate goal, these are what they wear in Alaska, or what serious ice fishers put on, etc.
Hope this helped!
By the way... some things I forgot to mention. It is also very important to have warm feet before putting boots on (ANY boots). So if you have cold feet from walking around on hardwood floor, etc, they are going to stay cold outside. This is particularly true with well-insulated boots/socks. They will actually insulate cold in. -& never "clinch" your toes in boots. Wiggle them once in a while to stimulate blood circulation, but clinching them up has the opposite effect.
It can be hard to find heavyweight wool socks for women in stores (I have only found mid or lightweight wool in stores). I found great heavyweight wool socks for women by Carhartt from amazon. Work great paired with boots!
We have had -20 degree weather where I live this winter. & mind you, I am not outside long during this temperature, but when I am for a quick shovel, my feet are the warmest part of me in my Sorels.
I wore these boots for almost 6 hours straight today, and the back of my ankle never hurt so bad in my life! I cringed every time I had to walk a long distance because of the pain. If I could return these, I would in a second as I need a comfortable boot I can wear for hours on end and not have any issues. They may be warm, but they are not worth the pain.
I don't review many things I buy, but since I read so many reviews on these before purchasing I figure I should give my review.
I wear an 8.5M, and ordered a 9M. They are the exact fit that I would expect. There is some wiggle room, and wish I would've/could've went with an 8.5M.
I bought these for warmth and little fashion. I live in the country in North Dakota. I need warmth on my feet when I am out. I was nervous about these boots, so I wore them only in the house with the tags on them for the longest time to make sure I really like them. From reading others reviews, I was aware you can only return if they are in brand new condition. I finally removed the tags and decided to bite the bullet. I love these boots. I will be outside deep in the snow, and my feet have never yet got even a bit chilly while wearing only regular socks.
I mark it at 4 stars as there are 3 things that drive me absolutely crazy about these boots. Number one, the boot straps to pull these boots on are only on there for fashion. No other reason. These boots should have boot straps to pull them on. Number two, you have to loosen every boot string to even think about getting your foot in or out. I have narrow feet and this drives me crazy. If you do not loosen the straps extremely loose, the boot insert will start to come out. I'm not sure if the inserts can even come all the way out, but it's annoying to take your foot out and have the insert come with it.
You wonder why I would keep these with 3 negatives? They truly are the warmest boots I've ever owned, and I've had several different brands. Once they are on, you are golden. If I had to take these off and on several times a day, they would not be the boot for me. I just came in from being outside for 3 hours in the North Dakota snowy winter, and my feet are perfect while my ears are still warming up.
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Had to send them back.
£4 postage to receive them
£13 postage to send them back.
Make sure you go bigger so you done get stung with nearly £20 postage if they don’t fit.
P.S. I also really wasn't a fan of the faux fur, I felt it looked tacky and really detracted from the look of the boots (I could not find a pair I liked without flipping fur), so I removed the trimming and sewed my own tweed lining around the top instead, which I'm pretty happy with.
I would definitely recommend going up 1/2 a size if you intend on wearing thicker socks. The laces make putting on and doing up the boots really easy. I didn't need to wear them in, they were comfortable from the start, however if you intend on walking in them a lot you may want to wear them in first.
I haven't worn them in extreme weather yet, but I did wear them for the whole day last weekend, when the wind was quite cold, and they kept my feet warm all day.
Love these boots!
They are also much uglier than I was hoping. The toe is very wide and flat. I may have forgiven them this if they hadn’t been too small and rather rigid.
These may seem expensive, but they are fairly priced and well worth the money, and should last you a while.
I assumed because of the low price that these were last season’s, but in fact they are the exact same as in a large department store, so the amazon picture is inaccurate colour if that matters to you.
I'm going to be living in the Alps this winter, so wanted a sturdy, comfortable, practical boot I can use everyday, preferably with a bit of style attached, and these seem to fit the bill. A word of warning though - don't think of these as "fashion boots", as they are very definitely utility boots first and fashion second, which I think is where a lot of people have got confused and subsequently rated them badly because they didn't meet their expectations.
Firstly - they are totally waterproof and insulated - this makes them heavier than your average fashion winter leather boot. The bottom part is solid rubber - like a thick welly - with a thick grippy sole and an insulated felt liner. This means that they will feel stiff and inflexible, if you're not used to that kind of boot - much more like a proper walking boot or agricultural wellies / yard boots. This also means that you probably want them to fit a bit looser than a normal boot. As other reviews have mentioned, they are in fact sized pretty generously, but you'll need that space for comfort like wiggling your toes (and possibly thick socks), so I would suggest NOT being tempted to go a half size smaller. In fact, maybe go bigger. I wear between a UK7 and 8, depending on make of the shoe, and I've ordered an UK8.5 - whilst this gives me quite a lot of space when in normal thin socks, I'm not sliding around in them due to the fit of the leg, which I'll come on to in a second. Incidentally - my size UK8.5 Sorels are the same outer length and width (physical footprint size) as my UK8 Ugg boots, if that gives you any comparative idea of size.
Secondly - they feel like they're going to be super-warm. Inside the outer shell, there is a separate insulated felt liner - this is elasticated across the front with neoprene to make it fit your leg and keep heat in. Some people have mentioned that they had a lot of trouble getting their boots on and off - I think this is a symptom of having their boot too small. The liner, together with the entry to the boot which has a somewhat low instep due to where the leather upper is seamed onto the rubber foot, means that there is a degree of inflexibility when you put your foot in (a bit like trying to get in a ski boot, although less extreme), so if you go too small, then yes - you will struggle. With mine, I don't - they slide on quite easily, and the liners don't pull out when I take them off.
Thirdly - walking comfort - this is going to be dependent on how you lace them. There are a whole host of people out there complaining about boots digging into the back of the heel / lower calf when they walk. I think they have their boots laced too tightly. Having spent a lot of my younger years on stable yards, I grew up wearing lots of wellies and stable yard boots (same configuration as these snow boots, but lighter weight rubber and upper). The one thing I have learned is that unless you have stick thin legs (and maybe not even then), most wellies will rub you when you're walking around until they are well and truly broken in. Unless you have them very loose, or a good chunk of padding to cushion them, like walking socks - or preferably two layers of thinner socks so they can rub against each other. This is just a wellies thing. If you are used to calf / knee high fashion boots, then you will expect them to fit the leg very closely, and will probably lace your Sorels up accordingly. Mistake. The bottom part + the liner will already grip your foot enough to keep them on and keep your feet warm - the top part just needs lacing relatively loosely. This will then give more space to bend at the back of the heel without skinning your ankles. There is a leather "bar" up the back of the boot that keeps it stiff - I think this will give quite quickly, but you will need to be practical in the meantime. You wouldn't expect to spend all day in walking boots / wellies / yard boots without decent thick socks on - it's the same with these.
Other than all that, they are very nicely constucted boots. The grip is nice and deep, and should cope well with slush, snow and muck. It obviously won't stop you slipping on sheet ice, but nothing short of crampons will. The suede upper is heavy but very soft - hence the leather strip at the back to maintain some shape, and is labelled as being completely waterproof; the tongues are also sewn in on both sides, to stop snow working it's way inside the boot. The laces run up a series of very generously sized D rings, which means they'll be easy to cope with in gloves, and the laces run through freely so it should be easy to keep even tension along the lacing and tighten them up. The liners connect onto the outer boot with two leather straps at the top which loop over the top of the outer and snap on, so they are therefore easy to remove to dry on the radiator overnight, if needed.
So I shall be treating them and my feet gently to start with, and hoping they'll reward me with a winter of comfort.
Seller was also very quick to dispatch - ordered mid-week and arrived on Friday!