- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
As a bit of a Sorel junkie, I saw these and had to have them. The neat brass detailing and gorgeous full-grain leather make them irresistible. I wanted a shorter height boot that could be easily worn with ski pants, and these do the trick.
Having sampled many styles of Sorels, I found this model to run much smaller than others. I normally fit into a size 6 and the size 6.0 on this model was very tight, wearable, but significantly tighter than any other size 6.0 Sorel I've tried on.
I I love the beefiness and durability of Sorel construction, and I expect these to last for many winterts. The fact that they are stylish without being ostentatious also makes for a good investment.
These boots are not as thickly insulated as other Sorel options out there. I find that unless I am wearing thicker socks, my feet tend to get cold when temps dip below 32 F. The traction on this boot is excellent, more so than that on the Cate the Great boot.
I ordered the Autumn Bronze and the color is exactly as pictured. (Gorgeous)
Check out the image of the sole I uploaded to get an idea of the traction on these boots.
If looking for a TRUE winter boot, I highly encourage you to evaluate other options. This one is more fashion than function. It isn't particularly warm - nor as durable as the more traditional options like the Caribou.