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Sorel Boots

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Sorel Tootega

Sorel Tootega

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The Bottom Line

Recently, I had an opportunity to try out a couple pairs of Sorel winter boots. Oftentimes cold weather boots are too clunky and just plain ugly. With these Sorel boots, you can keep your feet warm and look stylish too.


  • Waterproof
  • Insulated
  • Very comfortable


  • None


  • Removable, anatomically contoured footbed

  • Molded rubber outsole

  • Temperature rating: -25 degrees F

  • Tootega: Waterproof soft suede and full-grain leather
    Pakua: Waterproof suede and shearling

  • Tootega: 8-inch shaft
    Pakua: 6 1/2-inch shaft

  • Tootega: Cordovan, Honey, Black, Red Rover
    Pakua: Stout, Toast

  • Tootega: $129.95
    Pakua: $139.95

Guide Review - Sorel Boots

The first boot that I tried was the Sorel Tootega (Buy Direct). This boot combines full grain leather and suede into a cute ankle boot. They come in four colors and feature a plush faux fur lining.

The thing that I liked most about these boots was the comfort. I wore them on a long hike in the snowy mountains. The footbed contours to your feet and the boots feature Thinsulate insulation. Therefore, my feet stayed warm and comfortable throughout the hike. Another aspect is that they are very cute. They feature a rounded toe, two ankle strps and the aforementioned fluffy fur.

The second Sorel boot that I wore was the Pakua (Buy Direct). Like the Tootega, this is also an ankle boot that is built for wet, snowy weather. Instead of the straps, it has a cute tie and it's also slightly shorter than the Tootega.

Made from waterproof suede and featuring a shearing lining, these ankle boots were perfect for hiking yet they are fashionable enough to wear on the city streets. I really appreciated that they were breathable, so I didn't find my feet getting sweaty at all.

If you are looking for warm, comfy, chic winter boots, I definitely recommend both of these Sorel boots. You can find them at many department stores including Nordstrom, as well as online shops such as Endless, Zappos and others.

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