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SOREL Cate the Great™ Deco Reviews

40 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

4%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

65% "Felt true to size"

88% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 20 Cate the Great™ Deco SOREL Reviews

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July 4, 2013

Danielle

from Virginia

These boots are very warm, and very stylish. The only (absolutely only) negative draw back is that the run big. Normally, I wear a 8.5, but I could have easily gone to an 8. I might even venture to say 7.5 . But I feel I can wear some wooly ankle socks and fill in the gaps easily. I love the lace-up feature since I have size 17 inch calve muscles: which translates to 'barely being able to find winter boots at all'. So I am very thankful that these boots are bulky at the top and lace. If you find yourself sitting on the fence about these - buy them (since you can always return for free [thanks Zappos]) because if you don't your size will probably disappear and you'll regret it later.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 8, 2013

Anonymous

from NJ

I ordered these shoes in Twill from another website because zappos didn't have them in the size I wanted at the time. I'm regularly a size 9 (in vans, converse, reebok sneakers) and sometimes a 9.5. I ordered these in an 8.5. I have sorel caribou boots in a size 8 and those are HUGE. But these cate the great boots fit much better. The 8.5 fits snug and it's very warm. I have chronic cold toe problems, and I actually felt my feet getting hot last night. These also look really sexy and badass at the same time. I have wide 16" calfs and these fit perfect. For those of you with skinny calfs you could also just tighten the laces. Definitely get these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Connecticut

Sadly I am returning these. They are great but I live in CT and this boot is simply overkill for our winters. If I had a dog and lived on a farm, yes...but dropping kid to school and yoga everyday, not so much. Not the quickest on and off boot. I ordered these in my regular size 9 found them too roomy and my foot would lift up in the back, switched them for the 8.5 which is perfect. Weirdly I ordered the Sorel 1965 Graphic Pac in black in the 8.5 and I really want to try the 8 because they seem too big still, unfortunately sold out so we'll see. I can't for the life of me figure out why people would size up on a Sorel boot ever, but maybe the sizing is just terribly inconsistent.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 2, 2013

Jennifer M

from Colorado, United States

These are the best boots I have ever owned. They are comfortable in all situations. I live in Colorado, and I wear them everyday since I got them. They are well designed, and look really cute. I have big calves, and they fit nicely with room to lace them tighter for someone with smaller calves. I am usually a size 8.5, I ordered an 8, and they are a perfect fit. I also have a high instep and wide feet, and they are great in both those departments. I plan on wearing them in Winter for years to come.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2013

Anonymous

from Santa Fe, NM

These boots are tall, but so am I (5'10"). Comfortable for a snow boot, but there is a slight lean-forward sensation when wearing that probably have to do with the height. Warm and adorable for a snow boot. I feel prepared and a little bit bad-ass when I wear them. ;)

Brands I'd also recommend: Keens, Merrel, Allegria

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Midland, MI

Can't say enough about how amazing these boots are! My feet stay warm and toasty in super deep cold snow. I will say they run big. I wear a 7.5 and the 7 fits great!

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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January 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

So comfortable! Have wide feet and these fit fantastically! The bottom is like a rocker that makes walking around in these almost effortless!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 16, 2013

Anonymous

 

I finally got my hands on these very stylish winter boots! I live in Wisconsin, it has not snowed yet but when it does it snows with a vengeance so I cannot wait to test the durability. At first glance I love them, the look and practicality seems spot on. I read all of the Zappos reviews before purchasing and a lot of people said the fit was huge and I could not disagree more! I wear a size 8, am mildly flat-footed, and have 13" calves and these boots fit snug in the foot and a little roomy in the calf. For me, this is a perfect fit and I am so glad that I did not go half a size down as suggested by many. I tried them on with my husband's thickest wool socks. Even without snow I can tell they are quality and I do not think that I will be disappointed.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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November 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

I live in Canada & was looking for a really warm boot. I searched for these on line for a week & could not find any sites that would ship them to Canada (from U.S.A.). I was looking for a more affordable price because you can only purchase them in Canada (& our online stores don't have free shipping)! I finally decided to purchase them from eBay because they are cheaper there (and new) so before doing that, I found one store locally that actually had a pair, so I could try them first prior to purchasing online. I am so glad I did, otherwise I would have wasted my money. The problem for me was that they just didn't fit right. I normally take a size 8. I tried the size 8 & every time I lifted my foot my heel would come out & up & my ankles were getting rubbed by the sides of the boot. Then I tried a size 7. This was too snug, but the same problem, my heel kept coming out of the boot. I am 5'2" & weight approx 105 to 110lbs. My legs are thin. I believe if I wasn't so small that perhaps they may have fit better. Also I found them to be very heavy, clunky & awkward to walk in. I felt like I was going to trip & fall. After this, I tried on other brands that were also considered the same warmth & all of them fit properly & were very very comfortable to walk in. The Cate the Great boot just didn't fit & I likely would have hurt myself trying to walk in them. I didn't feel like there was any support at all around the ankle & back (heel) of this boot. They were ok though around my skinny calves as long as I had my wider bottom jeans tucked in them. They sure are beautiful though. I was so disappointed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Northface, Merrell, Boggs

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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February 5, 2014

Darla

from Denver

Finally I snagged a pair of these. I have read every review here and other websites trying to gage what size I needed. I am a solid women's 9...always. I have a wide foot so I order a C or D width but the length of 9 never varies. I could not find these in a 9 except on Ebay for a handsome premium so I decided to get the 8.5 here. I am SO glad I did and thanks to all the honest reviewers who said these run large. Once they arrived I held them up to my size 9 Hunters and the Sorels were CLEARLY larger. I immediately stuck my sock-covered foot in with no problem, no shoving, no forcing. I also have 17 inch calves and these easily accommodate them with velour pants and jeans. I spent 40 minutes shoveling in 5 degree weather in Denver and my legs and feet were warm and dry. This was a great purchase. Ladies with wide feet and large calves will love these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 4, 2014

Anonymous

from New Jersey

I've had my pair since 2010 and love them. This has been a rough winter but it's nice to know I can pull these on over jeans and step in any slushy puddle/tromp through snow and my feet stay warm and dry. They've held up great, I don't do a good job of cleaning salt or anything off of them but you'd never know it. I suppose for some they might seem bulky but I like that they feel substantial, and with skinny jeans I've worn them in New York City and felt fashionable. I get a lot of compliments on them so would really recommend them if you want something that looks funky and really stands up to the weather.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 23, 2014

Abbie

from Chicago

I live in Chicago. Between walking my dog and walking to work I can easily walk 7 miles a day in these. My toes stay warm and dry in the extreme ChiBeria (er, chicago) winters. Worth every penny! I am always an 8.5 and these fit perfect. The first few times I wore them, they felt a little snug on the top of my foot but have broken in nicely.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 24, 2013

Pockets K

from Buffalo NY

I absolutely love the boots. They came in a timely fashion. These boots are well made and very warm. Stiff when you first wear them but a few days in the snow you'll break them in. These boots are going to last me a very long time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 19, 2013

Maria

from Seattle

Absolutely love these! I did go down a half a size as seems true to the other Sorel's I own. They really don't feel bulky on, great traction, and love this color with the purple stitching!!

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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November 8, 2013

Samantha

from Spokane wa

They're a little stiff at the back of the ankle. However, I've had them on a little bit now and they are perfectly comfortable. They don't slide up and down when you walk. I'm a true size ten and they fit just right. They are not dainty, but they're stylish enough for winter boots. I love them so far and am glad I coughed up the bucks!

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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November 6, 2013

Tracy B

from Dillon Colorado

Love, love, love these shoes and love, love, love Zappos. If every company treated its customers like you do the world would be a happier place. I live in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and these boots are excellent for cold days and trekking around in the snow. Couldn't be happier.

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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September 29, 2013

Anonymous

from Bozeman, Montana

The boots are adorable and so comfortable! I just moved to Montana and needed to get prepared for the cold snowy winter. I haven't had a chance to try them out yet but they fit perfectly and are super cute!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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March 27, 2013

Suzanne G

from South Bend, Indiana

I bought these boots for my daughter. I have always loved Sorel, they last forever. My daughter wore these every day for two weeks straight and said they kept her feet warm and toasty, comfy cozy; she's ten.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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March 17, 2013

Rebecca w

from Ozark Mountains, missouri

Love these boots! I have been waiting forever for them to go on sale, as soon as they did I snapped me up a pair. They do make your feet look wide and are heavy but if you need a really warm, really weater proof boot these are the ones you want! I love the thick liner, I have thin feet and they feel close but not tight. And on top of the performance they look GREAT! I wear them with anything and people always compliment them. I can't wait to get another pair!

Brands I'd also recommend: Baffin, Columbia for a slimmer fit Khombu for a lower cost option

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 3, 2013

Laura S

from Aspen, CO

This is a serious boot. It will take a while to get used to how big and clunky they are, but it's well worth it. I live in Colorado, and the snow is just as serious as the boot! The lining is nice and thick, so there is no need for a super thick sock. They actually run true to size, even though some of the reviews said they run large. I wear a 10, and ordered a 10, and they fit just right. Haven't tried them in the snow drifts yet but they are sturdy and well made so I'm sure they will be fine. Comfy from the get go. Only thing I would say could be improved is a finger grip on the outside for when you put them on. Overall, I'm super excited about this purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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February 13, 2013

Anonymous

from Minnesota

I normally wear a 7 or a 7.5. I tried them on in the store before ordering and the lady tried to talk me into purchasing the 8. I'm glad I didn't listen to her, size 7 is perfect! These boots are warm, waterproof, and extremely comfortable! I could wear them all day and not have a problem. Best boots I've ever owned and I get tons of compliments on them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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February 9, 2013

Anonymous

from Michigan

Awesome boot. Very comfy and warm. I get so many compliments on them, even from men! When I ordered, they only had two colors available and I wasn't sure this color would look good with all the black that I wear, but it looks amazing! I ordered so many different boots & brands from Zappos hoping to find the right one and I finally did in the Cate boot from Sorel. However, I will be putting in a store bought arch support in these boots. Overall, very happy customer.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tecnica

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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January 29, 2013

Sarah

from Michigan

I loved the way these look online and they are cute in person too however, they are just kind of huge. I don't mean fit, they fit true to size and were very comfortable, but they just didn't seem very practical for my needs. I live in Michigan, but I felt like I should be trudging through the arctic in these.

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

 

Poor Support

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January 15, 2013

Anonymous

from Kalamazoo, Michigan

This was my first time ordering from Zappos. I ordered these boots last night at around 8pm and received them today at 3pm and shipping was free! I live in Michigan and was sick of wearing my running shoes and getting cold feet. I was so excited when I opened them up. I ordered my normal shoe size (9) and they fit perfectly. I find them comfortable, stylish and yet practical. My feet stay warm in the cold, they are cute and unique. I love them. Much better than the Uggs I see everyone wearing. They have nice detail and are vary well made. I didn't find the item to large at all and love the rubber on the bottom. No wet feet!. I am extremely happy with Zappos services and this product.

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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January 14, 2013

Ina-June

from Colorado

This is my first pair of really good winter snow boots and I love them. I had no idea how insulated they were on the inside. I ordered a size 8 and they fit good. I can even wear my fun socks that aren't thick and my feet are still very warm. I live in Colorado and it can get very cold out. I look forward to these boots lasting me a very long time so proud of my purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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