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SOREL Tofino Cate™ Reviews

209 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

4%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

70% "Felt true to size"

84% "Felt true to width"

70% "Moderate arch support"

198 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 1/3/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

After almost a decade in Minnesota, I finally decided to invest in a pair of proper snow boots. I ordered both the Tofino and Joan of Arctic to compare styles. The Tofino won by a landslide. I have no doubt that the Joan is warm, but the Tofino is so much more practical for daily use. It is literally half as wide, and rather than clonk around, it is much easier to walk in. For me, these boots will primarily be used to walk to and from bus stops/home/downtown office, and so far, in the few opportunities I've had this warm winter to wear them, they have been stellar. I am a 7.5 - 8; ordered the 8 which is not too big, but will fit thick socks.

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11 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 12/6/11
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:2 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have a normal width foot and I found these boots to be way too narrow - the cut in on the outside of both feet. Just standing with my foot next to the boot, I could tell that my foot was wider than the boot itself. Because of the material, this boot will not stretch out. I wear a 9.5 and ordered a 10. The length was fine. Also the back of the boot cut into the back of my ankle area immediately. My calf is kind of big so I think my big calf made the boot crease under the calf, above my heel. This also made the boot a no-go for me. Also, no arch support at all - it is a very flat boot and the toes curl up a little.

Additional 189 Tofino Cate™ SOREL Reviews

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5 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2011

Kat

from Denver

Size up! This style runs very narrow for Sorel and works for my narrow flat feet. I recommend sizing up at least .5 size. I sized up a whole size (10-11) to make room for super feet arches and winter socks. The insole of these boots is hard and flat within a few wears, so I added the super feet right on top. The shaft is shorter than the Cate the Great, and the style isn't as interesting, but the fit is comfy, low bulk, lightweight and warm. (I'm 5'2 at 120 lbs, typical size 10.) Giving 4 stars because without the insert the footbed has zero cushion and zero support.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

November 10, 2011

Anonymous

 

Thankfully I ordered these just in time for a freak October snowstorm in NYC. While splashing through snow and slush my feet stayed warm and dry. In addition to being lightweight the tread on the bottom makes for easy walking. Other than the faux fur shedding a little bit I am very happy with my purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 3, 2011

Anonymous

from Cleveland, OH

The Sorel Tofino is a great quality boot! Very happy with the look, fit and materials. However, get a 1/2 size bigger than your usual, they run small with this particular style. With a thicker sock you need the extra room.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

December 2, 2011

Nancy

from Connecticut

I absolutely love these boots. I did order a 1/2 size up, after reading other reviews, and am glad I did. I usually never have to do this. The shaft is closer fitting than most winter boots but they look great. Also I find them very comfortable and no problem with the arch support and I have problem feet. I saw reviews commenting on how uncomfortable they were and I was a bit worried. I saw that I could have saved some money afterwards at another site but Zappos got them to me so quickly (I ordered Friday or Saturday and got them Monday) for no cost that I don't even care about the discount. These are really fun and warm. Chili pepper red is a deeper red and not as orangy as they look in some images.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2011

Sox G

from Western Massachusetts

Once again, Zappos is the bomb! Although most of the reviews read "true to size", it was a mixed bag in the actual summary, where most indicated to order a half size up. So, I ordered my usual size (7.5), and as soon as I got them, I called customer service and zappos sent me out the size 8 to compare. Well, I have to say they are true to size, even with thick socks. The half size up were just too big, and my foot moved around, and they bunched up. I have plenty of room in the 7.5, and they feel simply ah-maze! I teetered between the black and the red, but the red seemed more limiting with my wardrobe. Love the black. And, now that Rachel Zoe has picked the Sorel Tofino as a fave, I am sure they will be hard to get. Looking forward to a lot of snow with these boots. Bring it, Mother Nature.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2011

Cat

from Milwaukee, WI

I just received these in the mail a few days ago and I'm so excited! I got the red ones, and as someone mentioned in another comment, the red isn't so bright as it is deep. If you look at the Torfino on Sorel's website the color is more true to what it looks like in person. In regards to size, I usually were an 8-9 in women's, depending on the style. I ordered an 9.5 in these and they fit great! I have flat, wide feet, and they fit snug against the sides in a very comfortable way, and there's about 3/4 of an inch in front of my toes for wiggle room when the weather gets really snowy and chilly. I tried them today for the first time walking around and they're super comfortable and very warm. Also, surprisingly lightweight! A great, great winter boot!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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3 people found this review helpful  

November 4, 2011

Morgan

from Michigan

Love! The black ones are really cute too but couldn't justify two pair. I'm a true 6.5 and the 7 fit perfect. A little lighter and less bulky than some others.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 14, 2011

Sandra V

from Nebraska

I love these boots. They are a replacement for a pair of Sorel boots I bought 20 years ago. These boots are great for both city and country use. I buy them a full size larger so I can wear them in the coldest weather with both silk liners and heavy socks. I have totally flat feet, so I add my own orthotics. These boots accommodate them well.

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

Anonymous

 

I have a normal width foot and I found these boots to be way too narrow - the cut in on the outside of both feet. Just standing with my foot next to the boot, I could tell that my foot was wider than the boot itself. Because of the material, this boot will not stretch out. I wear a 9.5 and ordered a 10. The length was fine. Also the back of the boot cut into the back of my ankle area immediately. My calf is kind of big so I think my big calf made the boot crease under the calf, above my heel. This also made the boot a no-go for me. Also, no arch support at all - it is a very flat boot and the toes curl up a little.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 4, 2012

Anonymous

from Upstate, NY

These boots will keep your feet warm! When it is icy I slide all over the place in these although I thought the massive tread would help somewhat. I love the top of the boot but the foot part looks like too much of a sneaker for me. I read the reviews and ordered a size up (which is the size 12) and I look like I'm wearing clown shoes. My feet are almost to the end of the size 12 and I usually wear a 10 1/2-11 so these do run small. Overall a good shoe just not really my style I guess.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 4, 2012

Amy K

from Cleveland, Ohio

Best pair of boots! Comfy, warm and cute. I used these hiking in Western New York and they worked out great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 19, 2012

Chrissy

from Chicago, IL

These boots are well worth the money! Living in Chicago, it can get pretty cold and these boots keep my feet nice and toasty -- plus they have a great traction on the bottom for when it gets icy. I am a size 8.5 and that is what I purchased and they fit me perfectly. Definitely recommend these cute boots!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 30, 2011

Eve

from New York

Love this boot! I've gotten many compliments--and from men, who are not always interested in footwear. I purchased the Chili Pepper and I could not be more pleased. It's a beautiful red and the black laces contrast nicely. There isn't any doubt that these are highly quality boots, everything is done in great detail. I will definitely buy this boot and the brand in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2011

Mandy S

from Chicago, IL

Best boots ever. I got the chili pepper/black combination, and they are beautiful, stylish boots! These boots are amazingly warm and light weight with a cushioned footbed and water-proof exterior. I absolutely love them. I've only worn them three times, and have gotten multiple compliments each time. I usually wear a 7.5 or 8, and I purchased these in an 8 and they're perfect.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, North Face, Columbia

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2011

Anonymous

 

Lightweight and comfortable, I ordered a half size up to accommodate slightly thicker socks.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 28, 2011

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

These boots look great and haven't had a chance to test them in the snow yet, but they fit perfectly and, importantly, are super light. I have to do a lot of walking in my commute, and I'm looking forward to using these light boots all winter.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 27, 2011

Courtney G

from Boulder, CO

Best boot purchase I've ever made. Most comfortable shoes I've ever walked in. I wear them from 8-4pm all day walking class to class. Never gotten any blisters from them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2011

Sung S

 

These boots are very comfortable, warm and adorable, so many people get interested in these boots. My daughter eagerly await a snowy day. I bought a Tofino black,size 5½. It is same with photo and the size fits well (Korean size is 230). These boots will keep my daughter warm and I am very happy with my purchase.

Brands I'd also recommend: Joan of arctic

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 14, 2011

Lorene B

 

I love my boots! I needed something tough to last me through the Alaskan winter! So far so good.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 13, 2011

Bridget F

from Denver

Thanks to another review I correctly ordered a half size larger than my usual size and got the best pair of snow boots I have ever owned! They are warm, comfortable and great looking! I want a second pair!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 11, 2011

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I love these boots. My old Sorel's were a size 7 which is what I usually wear, but these seem to run small. I bought a size 8 and they fit perfectly.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

These boots are stylish, surprisingly lightweight and extremely comfortable. The height of the boot is also great, as it wasn't too tall for me at 5'3". I really needed a 5.5, but the 6 still works for me. Extremely happy with my purchase and think these are great value for money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 18, 2012

Natalie B

from Kiev, Ukraine

I read a lot of reviews about the fit of these boots and ended up not sizing up, and I am glad I did, because it fits true to size. On other Sorel models I had to size down, but Tofinos fit more like traditional city boots. There might not be a room for two pairs of socks, but I was looking for city boot that would work equality good outside and inside. We've had a very cold winter this year, and they kept me warm. Very happy with the boots. Get a lot of compliments on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 10, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are fabulous boots - they run a little narrower than the other Sorel models so were perfect for my foot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

February 4, 2012

Michelle P

from Springfield, Illinois

Great boots! These are the most comfortable and lightweight boots for winter. Too bad it's only snowed once where I live.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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