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SOREL Joan Of Arctic™ II Reviews

635 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

45% "Felt a full size larger than marked"

81% "Felt true to width"

77% "Moderate arch support"

584 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 11/21/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I bought these last summer and wanted to wait to review until I had actually tried them out. I have now had a good test and my beautiful Joan of Arctic boots did great. They handled snow and slush, keeping my feet snug and dry. On ice they were pretty good -- I did slip a little, but did not fall. For really bad ice, though, I will probably strap on ice cleats. I usually wear a 10, and so ordered a 10. They are generous enough to accommodate thick socks, and wide enough to not bother my bunions. The support is not too bad, but the soles could use a bit more cush. I will likely add gel arch supports for a bit more support when walking on bare pavement. I found the top opening adequate for my large calves, and the laces hold well when tied. All in all, I love my boots!

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51 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/7/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I know a lot of people said that the boot runs large, but I will never know this because I can't even get my foot past the ankle part of the boot! Perhaps you have to roll around on the floor to get your foot in. I wear a size 12. So ladies with a larger foot and calf beware.

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6 people found this review helpful  

January 7, 2011

Camille p

from Chicago, Illinois

I know a lot of people said that the boot runs large, but I will never know this because I can't even get my foot past the ankle part of the boot! Perhaps you have to roll around on the floor to get your foot in. I wear a size 12. So ladies with a larger foot and calf beware.

Brands I'd also recommend: UGG

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

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5 people found this review helpful  

January 14, 2012

Courtney

from Pennsylvania

These boots were just as expected and are super comfortable and warm. I got them in Taffy. I purchased them because I was traveling to Germany and would be doing some hiking. I walked miles in them without breaking them in first and did not get blisters or anything. I wore thick socks. Additionally I was so warm when everyone else was complaining they were freezing. They are super cute too. I ordered them at 11:00 PM and received them at 11:00 AM the next day! You cannot beat that! My only complaint, is that they are a little hard to get on and off. The lining tends to want to come out when I take them off. It is not that big of a deal though because I just stuff it back in there. They are true to size, comfortable, warm, and cute! I think they will last me for years to come.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

February 19, 2012

Anonymous

from New York state

I love these boots. They look great, are super warm, and I've received many compliments on them. They're great outdoorsy boot while still looking stylish. My only criticism is that they don't fit snug in the ankle area. Overall, very happy and you can't beat a sale on Sorels!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

December 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Saint Paul, MN

I bought these boots to keep my 14 yr old daughter's feet dry, warm and fashionable during our brutal (yet elegant) Minnesota winters. All criteria have been met! The only problem is I. (The Mom.) Now am suffering from boot envy. PS. Daughter did kick in some of the dough as the price tag is up there.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 20, 2011

K.K. M

 

I love these boots! They are so stinkin' cute! I have only ever used Uggs for winter boots in the past, but was so sick of them getting soaked through in the snow, and they have very little traction. I was so excited to find these and even more excited to have received them (less than 48 hours after ordering with free shipping) and they are perfect! So comfortable, so adorable, and true to size! I can't wait for it to snow.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

October 5, 2011

Becki M

from Alaska

Loved the boot. Runs much smaller than the normal Sorel boot. I usually wear a 10 in Sorel, and I took a 12 in this boot! But I love it! :) Adorable. Not a lot of arch support however if you need it. :(

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

Sharon C

from Cincinnati, OH

I love the style of these boots! And, I love how warm they keep my feet, which makes this Cincinnati girl so happy! I have not had to test them in a heavy snow yet, but I smile whenever inclement weather strikes - any reason to wear them is great by me!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 21, 2012

Morgan R

from Tahoe Vista, CA

Overall happy with these boots. Pleased with the comfort, warmth, and style. A little stiff when I got them but the more I wear them, the more comfortable they get. I read that they fit big so I bought a smaller size than I normally would have. At first, my toes hit the front but again, the more I wear them, the more they are molding to my feet. I don't have that issue anymore. Very warm, I usually wear thick socks with them. Highly recommend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 19, 2012

Anonymous

 

I love these boots. They're very functional and fashionable. I love wearing these around to run errands or even to work when it's messy/slushy outside. I never have to worry about the salt ruining my boots or my boots getting wet. I plan on having these boots for years to come. They are a little heavy, but that doesn't even bother me because I am so happy with the way they look and the functionality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 31, 2012

Debra F

from Texas

I wear size 7½ or 8. I ordered 8 and they fit wonderfully. I do have slightly wide feet so I was thrilled that these are not too tight fitting. There is wiggle room. I tried them out on the mountains at Alta/Snowbird, Utah and they kept my feet toasty warm and dry. 10-12 degrees and lots of deep snow and for the first time ever, my toes did not get cold! And I only wore a pair of ski socks with them. I received lots of compliments on them also. These were the only boots I took on the trip and wore them everywhere all week. Even at the airports the laces untie and loosen easily so you can get them on and off without struggling all day, yet stay tightly laced when tied. I absolutely love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 8, 2011

Laura S

from Minneapolis, MN

Love these boots! Very comfortable with great functionality and tread for walking through Minnesota ice and slush.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 6, 2011

Stacy

from Skaneateles, NY

Love them! I ordered a 7 even though I wear a 7 1/2 -8 and they fit perfect. The wine/purple accents are exactly what I was hoping for. I can't wait for Christmas so I can actually wear them!

Brands I'd also recommend: 7 Jeans, Joes, Ugg, North Face, Patagonia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 12, 2011

M W

from Nebraska

I love these boots! I haven't had the opportunity to wear them outside, just around my apartment for a while. I'm not sure if the back of the ankle will rub, I kind of bent my leg back to loosen up the material, and loosened the laces as much as I could. I assume a thick pair of socks will help with the ankle rubbing (if it becomes a problem for me). The reason I rate these as a half size larger than marked (even though they are whole sizes only) is because usually I can't fit so perfectly into a size 5 and still have room for my slightly wide toes, although I marked them true to width because they aren't that wide. I'm usually about a 5.5. I originally ordered a 6, but they were just too roomy and too big. I can't recommend what size others should try because everyone's feet are shaped differently. But, Zappos has free shipping, so it's not a big deal to order another size. I do agree with others that the colors on the Zappos site are not as accurate as real life. I'd recommend going to the Sorel website to view the accurate colors, but order from Zappos because their shipping is free and prices are awesome. Some say these boots are huge and clunky, I'm petite and don't have very muscular legs, and didn't find these boots to be too heavy for me. I consider them to be a very "sturdy" winter boot, considering the material they are made of-they aren't going to be light as a feather. Like I said I still have yet to test them during the winter. As always, Zappos has been great with their 1 day shipping and easy returns!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 7, 2011

Danielle

from Utah

I wear a 9 but got a 10 cause I have thick calves and ankles. I also wanted to be able to wear tights/thick socks/leg warmers with them. 10s are a tad big, but I'm gonna keep them cause they feel really comfortable and warm and it's nothing a thick pair of socks won't fix. They are great if you have wide feet and have an inside liner that stretches around the calves. I live in a very remote/isolated part of Utah and these boots will hopefully do the job.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

February 2, 2011

Susan

from Pittsburgh

I love these boots. I've worn these pretty much daily-while snowshoeing, snow tubing, and just walking around in the cold, snowy weather.I have plenty of room to wear a nice thick pair of wool socks. These boots keep feet warm and dry, and the faux fur keeps the snow out. Added bonus. These boots are super cute and stylish. I receive compliments every time I wear them. I didn't have any issues with discomfort or need to break these in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 5, 2012

Anonymous

from Minnesota

I love these boots! I bought them last fall, and although we did not have a true MN winter to test them in, I did get to wear them a bit and love them. They are a real snow boot, and are still cute enough to wear around town. I wear a 12 shoe size, and ordered them in a 12 since that is the largest size available. I would say they are pretty true to size. I can still fit in a heavy sock for added warmth if need be. They are definitely not petite and you will know you have them on. They are not extraordinarily heavy or hard to walk in, but bear in mind they are snow boots. That being said, for a nice warm snow boot they are still cute and trendy. I am very satisfied with my purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Madison, WI

I love these boots. They are so cute and comfortable. I am 47 yrs old and these look cute but mature.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 26, 2012

Tina

 

I absolutely love these! They are super warm and look great! I am hoping to have more snow to really break them in!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 19, 2012

Anonymous

from Durham, NC

I found this to be a very stylish, warm, and comfortable boot. I usually wear size 6.5/7, and I ordered 7 which was perfect--not too loose, but roomy enough to wear with thick socks if I want. I've enjoyed testing the boots rain puddles and snow, and I haven't had them leak once. Great buy!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 19, 2012

Eiizabeth

from Massachusetts

These are great boots! I love the neutral colors, the black on the boot is more of a charcoal color. They are great for standing around on the snow while my boys are in ski lessons. They are very comfortable with a splash of style. I am so glad that I bought them. I normally wear an 8½ but after reviews bought the 8 and they are perfect with SmartWool socks.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ugg, Dansko, Brooks running shoes

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

I've had a pair of regular Sorels for years and bought these to replace my worn out boots. I ordered these in anticipation of a big snow storm and they were on my doorstep the next day! They took a little more work to break in because the shaft is so much taller. I did a lot of walking in mine and I had the laces too tight at first, but overall they are very warm and cozy. Love em! Expect them to be a little roomy to allow for heavy socks, besides that they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Towson, Maryland

The Joan of Arctic is a fantastic snow boot. The only disappointment I've had with this boot is the lack of snow to ware them in, but luckily they are cute enough to just wear as normal boots on cold days unlike any snow boots I've had before, and they really keep your feet warm and cozy. However, they were a bit hard to walk in at first as they didn't want to bend, but the more I have worn them the better it's gotten.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Jersey City, NJ

Very cute and comfortable rugged looking boot. I tried them on and they are very warm. I do wear a 7.5 and ordered a 7 and they fit perfectly. I can see where people saw the boot is stiff at the ankle, I have narrow ankles and calves and didn't have this problem, the boot might be stiff if you have thicker ankles and calves.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 30, 2012

Courtney B

from Washington, DC

Love these boots! I highly recommend them as winter boots, they are comfortable, warm, and I love the blue/orange color combo. A few things you should know. 1. They need to be broken in, so plan on wearing them a few hours at a time for the first few wearings. 2. They look big, but are true to size since there is a liner.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 4, 2012

Bianca Z

from Philadelphia, PA

This boot is incredible! Super warm and very comfortable. I would recommend wearing taller socks (not ankle cut ones) to avoid rubbing at a structurally stiff part of the boot. Five thousand stars for this boot - my favorite winter boot ever!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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