Reviews for SOREL - Women's Caribou Waterproof Boot for Winter
People say Sorel is really similar to The North Face.
Excellent pair of boots
I bought these boots a week ago. NY and the Tri-state area have been hit hard with heavy snow. I bought these boots to replace my North Face Boots that fell apart. I am a size 9 shoe, but I buy my winter boots a 1/2 size larger for layering purposes. Since these boots do not come in 1/2 sizes, I ordered them in a size 10. I have plenty of room in these boots. They are rated to keep your feet warm in -40 degree below zero weather and to date, my feet are nice and toasty. I tend to have cold feet, so the higher the rating in warmth the better. If you do not like to have room in your winter boots, stick with your normal size. They are large boots and a size 10 looks like a 12 (ha, ha, ha), but they are the BEST boots for this weather. They have good traction and grip on icy surfaces. I walked through a deep water puddles and slush holes and my feet did not get wet! It took me 15 mins. to get used to the weight and size, but I LOVE THEM! if you are one who lives in a very snowy/wet environment and need a boot that is warm, sturdy and waterproof....these are the ones for you!
You might want to also get 1 size down/up just to check...
To me, these are solid winter/snow boots. I personally know several people that have had these boots over several years and liked them, so when my North Face Chillcats finally started losing their weatherproofing and the padding was getting packed out, I got these. I have read that some have criticized the newer, round nubs on the sole as being less capable with not as good traction. I have not used them in the snow yet, so cannot comment on that as of now (August). What I can say, is I tried both size 9 and 8.5 because of sizing inconsistencies with these boots. The 9 seemed to fit good with a thin to medium thick sock, but the 8.5 seemed too big and slipped off my heel. I was considering ordering an 8 to check those as well, but will just hang onto the 9. The weatherproofing seems to be true enough with regards to water, and the liner is beefy and warm. The seams around the foot are well sealed at purchase. They look and feel good on and I think will serve me well pre/post skiing and out in the snow/cold. I will update after wearing this winter. 1 star off for some sizing issues. In my case the size up fit better than my usual size (possible fluke).