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SOREL Caribou Wool Reviews

41 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

8%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

63% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

90% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

38 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/16/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

My hubby is super happy with this boot. So incredibly warm - and Sorel is a 'can't live without' necessity in the Northeast winters. Durability and warmth just perfect!

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 9/19/10
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I use them working out on the airport ramp at MSP and it gets pretty cold up here. Super comfy and warm! I get two winters out of them working in Glycol & Turbine Oil! 2 stars for being made in China. If anyone is listening, I'd pay more if they were made in Canada again!

Additional 21 Caribou Wool SOREL Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 6, 2012

Anonymous

 

I absolutely love these boots and would definitely recommend them! The customer service I received from Zappos was above and beyond as well, and I would recommend doing business with them any day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Tahoe City, CA

Love them. Outside in the snow all day and they keep me plenty warm, dry and don't slip on the slick stuff. The leather looks great too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 10, 2012

Jelle

from anchorage alaska

I got these boots nice and quick but walked on them for 200 ft and slipped. Unfortunately the soles are not grippy on hard packed snow so these go back. I have the original Sorels 12 years old and they were very grippy the first 8 to 9 years now worn out the soles walking the dogs. I will try the 1964 Sorel model since the have the same pattern as my old ones!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 22, 2012

Lynn

from Western slope, CO

My husband has always worn Sorels he is in construction and it gets cold in the high country in Colarado during the winter. He is very happy and warm in his Sorels. And I love ordering from Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 12, 2012

Cindy C

from Colorado

These are great boots, which is to be expected with Sorels. My husband bought them to replace his 30 year old Sorel boots, which were still in good shape, but had waffle soles and not so good for traction. The new boots are warm, comfortable and keep him from sliding around on our Colorado snow and ice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 10, 2012

Jennifer c

 

Very happy with the quality comfort and style. Found zaps to ship timely and would absolutely order again through this site.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 29, 2011

Nic C

from Louisville, KY

These boots are great, super warm and comfortable for a boot with a shank. Zappos shipping is awesome, ordered at 10pm, had them the next day by 10am. Nice to live just north of shipping facility.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 18, 2011

Tom H

from Reading, MA

I purchased these one year ago from Zappos. I live in New England and these are great snow boots. They are perfect for shoveling, sledding, walking, etc. They are, most importantly, comfortable and durable. I like that you can remove the wool liner to air-dry after use. Love the style as well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 14, 2011

Anonymous

from Indiana

So far my husband likes his boots. However, winter hasn't really started yet to know how they are going to do in the weather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 25, 2010

Anonymous

from Patchogue, NY

Excellent boot! Hy husband loves them, and they arrived in less than 24 hours after I ordered them. Just in time for a winter storm.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 31, 2009

Parker p

from Northern Maine

I bought these for a friend for Christmas. I also have a pair from four years ago (also from Zappos) that are my good winter boots. I wear them every day in the winter and they are like new. I wear these with a heavy pair of Ragg wool socks they have also kept my toes safe from frostbite. Neither do they leak or get cold inside. They are awesome. My friend was so thrilled with these boots (these are the wool lined ones) that he put them on Christmas Eve right out of the box and has worn them every day since. By the way, it's cold up here in January and February, most often below zero with nasty windchill. There are no taxicabs either. I give these boots ten stars. These are world class boots, so give them to your loved ones.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrills - the ones lined with sheepskin. And Sketchers - the lace up ones.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 25, 2009

Michelle B

from Long Island, NY

These boots are great! I bought them for my fiance for Christmas and he loves them. They are great quality; the soles are perfect for snowy, icy ground. Only wish is that they came in half sizes, but he stills loves them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 17, 2009

Chris A

from Illinois

The Sorel Caribou Wool is an awesome boot! I just used my new pair up in the Northern Upper Peninsula in Michigan to go bow hunting for deer. I spent many hours in the blind and my feet were toasty the whole time. I will also be using these boots for ice fishing as soon as the hard water hits. I love my boots and recommend them highly to anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors in the colder months.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 20, 2011

Kevin F

from New Jersey

I had a pair of boots like this for 20 years. Boots are warm but, rear leather strap broke off after third use.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

December 1, 2012

Shuman

from Iowa

Have worn L.L. Bean duck boots for many years, but not a good boot for real cold weather, even with linings. Decided to look for snow boots I wore in childhood, with removable felt liners. Was disappointed to hear Sorels were now made in China, as opposed to my father's old made in Canada pair. Willing to give them a try, but can't judge warmth until they have been worn outside. Then it's too late to return or exchange. Will review later after colder weather. For this reason I opted for the Caribou Wool, rather than polyester felt liner on the regular Caribou. Be aware, the liner is only 50% wool, the remainder being polyester and "other fibers". Not worth the effort to send back and exchange for regular Caribou, and not sure if wool blend will make a difference in warmth over poly-felt, but wish Sorel had listed content of liner. Might make a difference to someone deciding on the extra difference in price.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 5, 2011

Brian H

from NY

Too small for fit. Too hard to get your foot inside the boot without the felt bootie crumbling up in back.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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November 21, 2014

Jack

from Hinckley, Ohio

Best snowblowing boots I ever had. They are very warm, have good traction. They are easy to put on when grabbing the inner lining to pull them up. Easy to lace up. Laces stay tied. The bottoms are easy to clean off the snow when entering the house. Well worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 15, 2014

Michael P

from New Jersey

Very satisfied. Great fit, no break-in required. I bought 1/2 size larger. Currently in Alaska with morning lows in the teens. Keeps my feet dry and warm with 1 pair of socks; no need for an undersock yet.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 17, 2014

Anonymous

from Naperville, IL

Wow, these are beautifully crafted and functional. Can't wait to try them in the snow and sub zero. Well constructed, masculine and rugged. A must have boot for tailgating in the winter.

Brands I'd also recommend: ECCO

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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September 28, 2014

Mary L

from South Glastonbury, CT

I have been looking for a warm winter boot, and these were recommended by my spouse. After trying them on, I believe that I have found the boot that I have been looking for.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dr Martens

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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February 24, 2014

Anonymous

 

Extremely comfortable boot. Looks and is a bit wide, but foot fits nicely due to boot liner. Plus extra width of the sole is what you want when dealing with walking on top of snow. Perfect for snowy, cold and wet conditions. Excellent for apres ski or walking the streets of NYC on a snowy day.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 28, 2013

Travis

from Colorado

This is a great boot overall and it defiantly looks great on your feet. The leather is supple and not ridged, so there's no breaking in period. The traction is excellent and inner wool boot is very warm. I had a slight issue with two things. The size and the arch. I had to exchange mine for a 1/2 size smaller. I ordered an 11.5, which felt like a size 12. So definitely order a 1/2 size smaller, as the inner wool boot will give a little and make it feel a bit bigger. There is no arch support either, so if you re picky about arches you might want to rethink these. I bought an arch support which helped out. So far I m pleased with my order. I'm ready for an 8 month Colorado winter! :)

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

This is a great winter boot. I went ice fishing in these up in Maine and they kept my feet warm and dry. The traction held up well on the ice too. The boots also made shoveling snow a breeze this year.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Connecticut

Initial impressions are of good build quality. So far these have been amazingly warm and comfortable. I have large size 15 feet, and ended up with size 14. If they feel a little snug to begin with they break in rather quickly and fit perfectly. I highly recommend following the manufacturer's fit guide. They look amazing. Great 'classic' colors.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 1, 2013

Anonymous

from MN

We live in Minnesota. Bought these for my husband's daily trek to work on foot. The lining is great because it comes out which makes tucking in pant legs easier, but it can take some getting used to. He says his feet are warm and protected from water, but they do look like he's wearing Goliath's shoes. He had another pair of Sorel winter boots which were 10's; these new 10's are massive - the length, the width, the outline, the tread, everything about them... We could've exchanged them, but they still somehow fit, just look a wee goofy. We also added athletic sole inserts for extra support. Overall, very pleased despite massive giants boots. They are tall enough to give more protection from wind and water. When ordering, just don't assume that all Sorel boots are created size-equal.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt wider than marked

 

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