|Sorel Footwear's "Joan of Arctic" Winter Boots for Women|
I am Canadian and don't let the weather keep me indoors. Even in the very worst weather, when there's hardly a soul around, you can see me outside with the kids tobogganing, building snowmen, "igloos" and even walking for fitness in the frigid weather. To prepare myself for subzero weather, I just bundle myself up with a hat, scarf and warm gloves and I'm ready to go. I own a parka and am not afraid to wear it! And for the first time ever this year, I own a pair of snow pants! YAHOO!
But up until last week, I was a Canadian devoid of winter boots. My last year's ones, which I unaffectionately called "space boots", had cracked and were letting ice water seep onto my freezing feet! The boots had to go immediately, but that meant finding a great replacement pair this year. If you're a busy mom, you'll know that getting a chance to go boot shopping is not a common occurrence. So I began my search online, looking for a brand that would survive the Canadian winter: which meant warm, waterproof, comfortable, dry...and okay, cute!
I began searching on Sorel Footwear's Website because I had owned a great pair of winter boots that had lasted me for almost a decade many years prior! No, not the "space boots" that I mentioned earlier, but a wonderful pair that had kept me warm through blizzards, ice rain, and dog walking on the coldest days of the year. My kids have also owned Sorel winter boots over the years, and they have been handed down reliably from child to child.
|A Closer Look at Sorel's Joan of Arctic Boots|
I fell in love with Sorel's Joan of Arctic boot that not only had a cute name, but was also a cute boot with the tuft of faux fur on top! The pair you see above is in "tobacco/sudan brown" colour. The boot is beautifully rated at -32° Celsius/-25° fahrenheit, which is great for women who want toasty warm feet in the winter! And listen to this: the boots feature seam-sealed waterproof construction, and waterproof full-grain and suede upper. I like that Joan of Arctic boots measure about 12" in height, so I don't get a bootful of snow when I'm walking in a snowdrift. I found the boots comfortable to wear.
Other features include a removable 6mm recycled felt InnerBoot for added warmth, and a 25mm bonded felt frost plug. A fantastic feature on those melty days is the handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber shell with herringbone outsole. The boots are very well made and cost $190 CDN on Sorel Footwear.ca, which is well worth the price for a boot that will last for many years to come.
The Joan of Arctic winter boots come in Tobacco/Sudan Brown, Black/Sail Red, Shale, Curry and Black colours.
|Sorel's Joan of Arctic Boot Is Fairly Tall - Great for Stepping Into Snowdrifts!|
Sorel's Joan of Arctic winter boots were intended to be worn as tie-up boots, but can also be slipped on if the laces are slightly loosened. They also have 2 handles on each side of the boot, which really helps when pulling up these tallish boots. I do find them a little hard to pull off (though easier than rain boots!), but this can be remedied by loosening the laces. I also love that the boots come in half sizes, as I often end up with a pair of boots that are too loose. The boots are available in full and half sizes from women's sizes 5 to 11...and also in full-sized 12!
I would highly recommend Sorel's Joan of Arctic winter boots for any woman who wants to stay warm, dry, comfortable and cute this winter! If you have a harsh winter to contend with, then these boots will be a great asset!
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