Kamik V Sorel Caribou
Reviewed by THPj from Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I ordered these and the Sorel Caribou II both in a siz 12. I have a narrow foot and wear a true 11.5 narrow dress shoe, 12 narrow in athletic shoe. Based on the reviews most said this boot runs narrow. For a snow boot yes (not super narrow) it does which is good for me. However the size 12 is too short and I will need a 13 in this boot. The Sorel has more volume and the length is more true to size, 12 is fine. Differences, lower rubber portion of the boot, I like the Kamik better, sole appears like it will last longer and it's more firm. It also has a harder toe for good protection. I think the tread is better suited for more all around use in cold weather (snow, rain, mud, hard pack) The Sorel sole traction will probably win in snow but not as universal. The uppers and liner, the Sorel wins on the upper. The liner is removable and is closed all the way up the boot. This Kamik boot, the liner isn't removable and is open down the front all the way down behind the tong. In cold wet weather they are probably even. In deep snow or water the Sorel appears to be a better design. So who wins. Overall, depends on your need and fit requirements. i think the Sorel feels warmer after sitting around in one of each for a few minutes in the house. The Sorel appears a little better made except the bottom area I give to the Kamik, Fit, I like the Kamik because it's more narrow and that's a hard find for me. So what to keep? I will probably keep the Sorel but I would love to have a 13 to try in this Kamik. Since I won't wear these out for a while with limited use I may order the 13 Kamik and see. Hope that helps.
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