Are Sorel Boots Good For Winter

Elaine Sutton
• Sunday, 08 November, 2020
• 8 min read

It is common for a pair of Sore Caribou Boots to last for 10 years or more, despite heavy daily use. And many of their styles can have their life further extended by putting in new boot liners.

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Because of the extreme warmth that Sorel’s provide, they are very popular among people who work outdoors during the winter months. Due to superb traction & ankle support, this boot is ideal for rugged terrain.

Not ideal for deep snow, but excellent for around town and the backyard. View the entire line of Sore Kids collection over at Campos.

Most styles of Reboots are constructed with leather uppers and a lower bottom made of rubber. The importance of this rubber bottom cannot be understated if you spend considerable time outdoors in wet snow, wander through deep puddles or work in thick, wet mud.

What makes the rubber bottom on Reboots special is that it is 100% waterproof, no exceptions (unless you somehow poke a hole in it). The rubber bottoms on Reboots avoid this problem entirely, as the mud slides right off the boot with a stream or water.

Leather that has been properly waterproofed will indeed prevent outside moisture from entering the boot. There is, however, one problem that buyers of rubber bottom Reboots need to be aware of.

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What this means is that as your foot perspires, the water is trapped inside the boot. If you read the Importance of the Winter Sock article, you know what a terrible idea it is to wear cotton socks in winter boots, and this especially includes rubber bottom Reboots, too.

A sock liner is not absolutely required if you plan on wearing Sorel’s in warmer weather. However, if you find yourself out in sub-zero weather for extended periods wearing a Sore Caribou Boot (rated to -30), it is crucial to wear the sock liner if you want your feet to remain warm.

While I had grown up in Connecticut, I quickly learned that winter is a bit more intense in Boston. Not to mention, I was going to be spending a lot of it outside walking down icy sidewalks and waiting outside for public transportation.

But with the Reboots, my feet feel quite comfortable for a few hours, as long as I’m wearing thicker socks. At eight and a half inches in height, they’re tall enough to prevent snow from falling in and getting your feet wet, but they're not so high that they feel constricting.

I give full props to the boots thick rubber sole, which is entirely waterproof. The bottom is also designed with Sorel’s aerogram non-loading outsole that provides enough grip to remain stable on snow and ice.

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Getting the boots off takes a little more effort, especially if my feet are hot and swollen from moving about in them, but it's not too challenging. However, I tend to give myself an extra five minutes or so to make up for any slowdown I may experience in clunky boots.

ADVERTISEMENTWhile I do love how warm my Reboots are, I would not wear them for an extended period of time indoors, as my feet get way too hot. I have worn these snow boots to the grocery store and to run other quick errands and found that they were comfortable for these short trips.

Made of waterproof nu buck leather with a Sherpa pile snow cuff, they have a sleek and clean look to them that, I dare say, is fashionable. They’re easy to pair with snow pants or with jeans, and they're appropriate to wear whether you're running errands or dining out at a restaurant.

Snow boots inherently tend to get dirty from the mud and salt on the streets, but thankfully the Reboots are relatively easy to clean. I typically just wipe them off with a wet towel after stomping off the snowy residue when I notice they look filthy.

However, I will take some weight for a boot that allows me to look good and stay warm in extreme temperatures. As I mentioned earlier, I went up half a size to give myself a little wiggle room, which has given me more than enough space.

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Also, each boot is carefully and responsibly made, meaning the shoemaker is committed to sustainable manufacturing practices. If you’re a person that isn’t afraid to get your boots dirty, then check out some of Sorel’s warmest winter boots, and start planning your winter adventures today.

The microfleece top cover is a great feature that will not only warm your ankles but also keep cold gusts of wind from traveling down into your boot. If the day turns out to be warmer, you can remove the felted wool lining while still taking advantage of this boot’s sturdy rubber sole.

The cold won’t penetrate the rubber toe or suede upper and overlays, ensuring maximum comfort. The waterproof construction, including waxed canvas and leather overlays, is perfectly complimented by its fun fur detail.

Our helpful staff will assist you in finding the perfect pair of Reboots and ensure you purchase the correct size. No doubt the first brand that comes to mind when you are looking for a good snow boot is Sore.

And I would have to agree with you, there is no equal when it comes to offering footwear that keeps your feet warm and dry in those cold winter months. They are designed to keep your feet warm However, if you are looking for footwear to wear during the summer, then you may want to look elsewhere, as this brand is geared more toward keeping your feet warm.

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Hiking during those hot summer months with boots that are designed to keep your feet toasty, and it won’t be long before you regret that decision. With that being said, even though the majority of their lineup is geared toward keeping your feet warm, they do also have a few lightweight options, great for hiking in the summer (but more on those later).

We don’t mind this so much when walking around in winter, however hiking in bulky boots during the summer can be a pain. While the majority of Reboots on the market aren’t suited for hiking, they do offer a few pairs designed specifically for this purpose.

Full leather upper Waterproof 400g Th insulate insulation Weight: 35 ounces Rated for -40 degrees Removable insole Imported Now just from the mere appearance, this boot looks like a rugged option, one that you would think would perform quite well while hiking a steep mountain in the Peruvian Andes.

Now as we mentioned earlier, the vast majority of the Sore lineup is geared toward freezing weather conditions. Like most of their winter lineup, this boot features a Full leather upper making it 100% waterproof and ensuring that your feet will stay dry.

In addition, it is equipped with a rubber sole that offers a good amount of traction. Only weighing in at 18.8 ounces it is much lighter than most hiking boots on the market, making it an extremely comfortable option for hitting those trails.

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In the event your boots get wet either from external (weather) or internal (sweating) sources, you can simply remove the insole and either put in a replacement for the time being, or wait for it to dry, but this time at a much faster rate. So if you are thinking about doing some serious hiking this winter, the Sore Bear Extreme Snow Boots might just be the best option for you.

They tend to have great insulation, good traction, often offer more ankle support and are usually a bit heavier than your standard winter boot. Winter boots, on the other hand, are designed for brief periods, in cooler or cold temperatures.

Often times they offer features that make them more of a fashion statement than a boot that serves a function. They offer way more functions to keep your feet warm in those extreme hiking conditions.

We looked at the Madison Hiker, a good option for those warm summer months. Whether you’re putting on tire chains, shoveling the driveway, or walking through the ski area parking lot, your feet will likely get wet, cold, and muddy.

To find out how well each style puts up with cold and wet conditions, I filled a Yeti cooler with ice and water and, wearing the boots, proceeded to stand in the 33-to-35-degree slush while I worked at my standing desk. Between tests, I refilled the cooler with ice and used a thermometer to ensure a consistent temperature.

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Finally, as a comfort test, I wore the boots during several hours of cold-weather yard work. Having seen how well the boots did, they immediately went in the trunk of my car for those “oh shit” moments and for hunting morels in the fall.

The seam-sealed waxed-canvas upper and rubber bottom didn’t let in a drop of water, and 47 minutes of warmish feet should be plenty of time to dig your car out of a snowbank. The nine-millimeter felt liner provides warmth and is removable, so you can put it on your foot first, and then slide it into the shell for easy on and off.

These boots were also nice enough to wear down to the bar without looking like a total ski bum or ranch hand. A full rubber outer means these boots never allow water or mud to seep in.

That said, the tops of my feet were still warm thanks to a seven-millimeter felt liner and extra Th insulate insulation. I appreciated the Vibrant Ice trek soles, which are made from a softer rubber that offers increased grip on ice.

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