Winter Gear: Feel the Heat with Sorel Boots

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

--Guest Post By Sara Coppola

The most important garments in cold times are shoes because if our feet are cold we freeze too, regardless of the amount of layers we are packed in. I have always had trouble keeping my feet warm due to circulation problems and the inability to maintain heat, so I spent years looking for the right footwear that would be comfortable, resilient, and most importantly very warm.

After moving to Denmark and experiencing extreme winters, I realized that I could not wear regular winter boots because it was simply too cold. When the thermometer hit – 27 °C (- 16, 6 °F), I was desperate to find a pair of boots that would save me from a seasonal ice age.

When I received a pair of classic Sorel 1964 Pac boots from my boyfriend for Christmas, I was a bit skeptical. My Sorels were huge and reminded me of heavy mountain gear used only in expeditions at high altitudes, and they were definitely not a pair of shoes I would have imagined wearing downtown. I don’t feel this way anymore though, and I will tell you why!

Sorel Caribou PAC Boot

→ Buy the Sorel Caribou PAC Boot, $140.00, at

These boots are great. First of all, these babies can handle – 40 °C/°F and still keep your feet warm! Even after hours of tumbling and walking in snow, you feel warm and comfy in them. They are of course waterproof, made of seam-sealed suede leather and vulcanized rubber with a herringbone outsole. On the inner side, they have a removable and recycled InnerBoot that can be washed.

The suede leather is amazingly prepare and does not get easily dirty. What’s more, some people have claimed to have owned the same pair for 10-20 years. Most boots today don’t even last a season, so even though I personally find some of the models a bit pricy, given the lifespan of these shoes they are 100 % worth investing in.

Sorel Conquest Carly Boot

→ Buy the Sorel Conquest Carly Boot, $220.00, at

They come in various colors and styles, from ankle boots to knee-high boots and go well with jeans or heavy tights outfits combined with either pea coats, or heavier type of outerwear. They are great for hiking trips and after ski activities, but also downtown walks, especially when the snow melts and becomes impossible to cross without ending up soaked and dirty. Overall, these boots possess everything expected of practical winter footwear for a woman, from the design to the quality.

Sara Coppola is a creative content writer within the fashion clothing industry at Miinto and is now lunching herself into freelance writing. When not writing Sara loves to travel, take pictures and keep up with the latest fashion trends.