Pull out the ol' flares and flannel as Sorel brings back the old-school with the retro-style Men's 1964 Pac T Boot. You might not have the same back as you did when you were 16, but at least now you can afford nice boots with waterproof leather and sealed seams, so they actually work in harsh conditions. Those were good times, but hell, you wouldn't want to go back after you've experienced the ultra-warm felt Innerboot insulation in the 1964s. You've aged with grace, and so will your boots because of their durable vulcanized rubber shells.
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- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are awesome. They are warm and very comfortable. I highly recommend them.
well.. they last a long time..
I bought a pair from Scheels in Helena Montana back in the mid 70's . They saved my life in a snow storm in the Ruby mountains. I used them to hunt elk on the northern border of Yellowstone in January.
I am now on my third set of liners. cant find a reason to replace 'em
Most of my miles on these are from behind a snowblower in SLC and Chicago. I'd say they are not really acceptable as a hiking or extreme hunting type boot. They just don't have enough foot support for extended long range stuff. However they do two things very, very very well. They keep your feet warm and dry.
Just bought the Sorel 64's and wore them for music fest in Steamboat CO. It was snow the majority of the trip and was icy and extremely slushy or watery around the music fest tents like usual. The boots performed well kept my feet completely dry and toasty. A down side to these boots is the sole in general. It's really thin uncomfortable for walking on hard surfaces and the sole patern allows for a lot of slipping in icy spots. The removable linner is great as I wore them without socks at times and are really easy to wash that way. The 64's are a little more low profile when compared to the caribou. They look and fit nicely with jeans where the caribou are far more bulky.
hot, but not with pants inside.
got em for my husband who has been wearing the same beat ol sorels for like ten years. (ugh) he likes them but insists on tuckig his pants into them? why, god, why? also, will only wear them when its colder than zero degrees, says they are hot as shit.
Present for sig other, he likes them
Got em for my boyfriend this winter to walk the dog with since it gets to -20 around here and we get a good amount of snow and his hiking boots are about to fall apart.
He says they are Good in the snow, keep his feet warm, however not good for walking long distances as there is no structure to them, they bend in and rub the back of his ankle.
These are great shoes. Very solid and practical.
I had to return, due to the boot running a bit small in length.
Do these boots really keep your feet warm...
Do these boots really keep your feet warm at 40 below?
No, the ratings these companies put on their boots is a bunch of BS. If you really want warm winter boots you have too look in the mountaineering department or something similar like La Sportivas or plastic boots- but I'm guessing that you wouldn't want those kinds of boots for shoveling the driveway or walking the dog.
I have heard that SOREL hasn't made their boots very well since they started making them in China. Pretty depressing if you ask me. Who Doesn't make their products in China anymore? What do people have to do to get high quality nowadays?
I just replaced a 25 year old or more pair of Canadian made Sorel's for a new Chinese pair because the tread wore down smooth. To be fair the new outer boots seem to be of good quality (time will tell), but the inserts are much thinner than the originals even though they are all rated at 9mm thickness. The Canadian made inserts are 30% thicker than the Chinese inserts. I had bought extra inserts for my old boots and had like new ones to put in my new boots. The old ones were rated at only -10f. The inferior Chinese ones are rated at -40f. The old inserts are much warmer than the new ones.
Write your question here...When rated at...
Write your question here...When rated at -40 F., what does that actually mean in real world conditions?
Whats the difference between this boot and...
Whats the difference between this boot and the caribou? Is it just the color and tread pattern, or are the liners different weight and the uppers different material?
PowPow- Both boots are rated to -40°. The Caribus weigh slightly more than the Pacs. The Caribu also has a deeper tread on its sole, making it slightly better for off-road hikes and icy areas. . The tread on the Pacs doesn't grip as well. The Caribus' upper is a nubuck leather while these are embossed leather. I believe nubuck leather is tougher. Here is the difference between the two liners:
"ThermoPlus® InnerBoots: Pioneered by Sorel in 1993 after extensive field testing. ThermoPlus® InnerBoots provide superb warmth, moisture transfer, comfort, and durability. An advanced four-layer construction wicks perspiration from the foot, maximizes thermal insulation, and reflects body heat back to the foot for a warm, dry foot "climate".
1. Soft, short loop polyester Minktex® (green inner layer) maximizes contact to quickly wick perspiration from the foot.
2. Black polypropylene core insulates and facilitates wicking process.
3. Radiantex® foil reflects body heat back to the foot.
4. Polyester/viscose blend (camel outerlayer) insulates and stores moisture away from the foot.
Washable/Recycled InnerBoots: Pre-consumer recycled polyester. Ideal for children's boots where InnerBoots are exposed to excessive dirt and perspiration. A unique two-layer construction wicks moisture from feet and provides excellent insulation."
Write your question here...I am interested...
Write your question here...I am interested in the Sorel 1964 pac t boot. Does it come in a womens size and if not, what size in mens would you recommend? I wear an 8 1/2 to a 9 in womens.
Probably a 6.5 in these in mens since they run a little big. I see all they have is size 7, they might be ok if your closer to a 9 in womens and are planning on thick socks and insoles.
I say you should get the women's tan caribou. I have tried them on and they are surprisingly good looking for having such a good sole. I wish I had gotten them! Check em out before you resort to buying men's sizes, you will like them
does Sorel 1964 Pac T run a little big and...
does Sorel 1964 Pac T run a little big and so should I order on the small size?
They do run just a bit big so you could either size down just a bit or do what I did and most people end up doing.......stick with the same size and give yourself some room for thicker socks or for an extra pair of insoles when you're running thinner socks.Hope that helps.
My husband has trouble getting into and...
My husband has trouble getting into and out of the boots as he says they do not unlace far enough for him to get his foot in and out. Do any sorels unlace farther down than others???
Well these type of duck boots are all like that.The nicest I have come are across and easier to take offare the sorel conquest they sell them here.They are the best sorel has to offer as far as these type go for deep snow.I love mine
Where can I find these boots in a size 15...
Where can I find these boots in a size 15 or 16 wide?
The best thing to do is shoot Backcountry.com customer support an email, or do a live chat, and ask if they can do a special order. They're great with hooking people up that way, if they're available.