Reviewed by outdoor women from Watford City, ND on Thursday, October 11, 2012
I found this to be a great boot especially if you live in deep snow areas, you know, with out sidewalks & pavement....The middle of no where on acreage where digging paths that long impractical. Use your feet to make a path.
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Reviewed by Maine snow walker from Maine on Thursday, March 27, 2014
Ordered these hoping they would replace the beloved, but old pair of Sorel "Snowlion" boots. Not even close. I got the lovely purple color, so they do look nice, but fit small & snug. Must wear lightweight socks, which defeats the purpose of a winter pac boot. Very stiff: not very flexible to drive with, for example. I'm returning them. I'll re-stitch my Canadian-made snowlions!
Reviewed by Danskowearer from Upstate NY on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I already own Sorel boots and really love them but they are much lower, so I hoped these would work for me. I ordered the same size in these as in my other Sorels but it was much too small so I returned them. Size up.
Reviewed by Jazmin from Chicago on Friday, February 21, 2014
I got these in purple. They are adorable, the colors are bright. They keep my feet warm and dry. Plus they are super comfortable. At first they seemed too stiff and it bothered the back of my ankle, but that wore off after a few days.
Reviewed by JCH from Keweenaw - Michigan's U.P. on Saturday, February 15, 2014
I really like these! I've wanted cute tall boots for years, but I have muscular (thick) calves, and could never find any that I could wear. Not the cute ones, anyway. So I took a chance and ordered - I avoid ordering footwear without trying on, because I have a narrow heel, and so many shoes slip and give me blisters that I have a hard time finding anything that fits. Anyway, I looked at all my other boots, and ordered the same size (10, which is bigger than my normal shoes). They felt stiff and ill-fitting (especially the heel), and kind of sloppy out of the box, but if I cinch down the lower lace, it holds in place fairly nicely. They fit the width of my foot pretty nicely, and all-around I have room for a fairly thick sock - I tried my thickest ones, and while they'd work, it was fairly snug. I don't notice the arch in them, so it must land in the right place.
I have to say, I was alarmed by the liner when I got these. It is like a thin, stiff piece of cardboard. I expected something thick like my Baffins or my husband's Sorels (although the photo does indicate the foot area is not clunky like it would have to be if it were well insulated), but this didn't look like it would be warm at all! And stiff and uncomfortable. I almost sent them back, but at the price I got them at, I decided to give them a try, as they'd be okay for late fall, early spring. I live in the UP of MI, and we currently have about 0F and 40" of snow on the ground. Anyway, they turned out to be fine in cold temps for driving to work, home from skiing, going to the store, etc. NOT a serious standing- around in the cold boot, and I don't think I'd use them snowshoeing, or walking long distances, as I have nice lace-up short boots which hold to my foot better - the lower lace helps keep the 88s to my foot, but still not really a running shoe fit. The height is nice, as often I have to wade through snow at least once a day, and because my pant legs fit inside (just), I haven't had the wet pant leg problem when I get to work every day. The liner is softening up, at least around the ankle, from flexing, so they are getting more comfortable. I like somebody's idea of a lace lock for the upper lace - I might do that, as I've been keeping that one tied so I don't have to mess with it each time. The liner does sometimes show at the top, but I think it would be easy to trim 1/4" off. Finally, I should mention that the liner is not replaceable. Before i ever wore them, I thought since I had room in them, I'd replace it with a Snowlion Liner. Alas, the liner is attached, so not only can't I put in a warmer one, but once these wear out, the boots will be done.
There are a number of factors to consider, maybe these guides will help. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/head-to-toe-guide.html
Answered on 10/17/2013 10:56:56 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
According to our fit models these shoes are running true to size and width.
Answered on 11/29/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Lee from Sierra Trading Post
I am normally a 6.5 and I found the size 7 to be too snug (my toes touch the end). I recommend sizing up possibly a whole size. Others have also reported that this shoe runs slightly small. It turns out that an 8 fits me perfect with plenty of room for a pair of wool socks (or two). I generally do not like for my winter boots to be too snug because of my Raynaud's. HTH
Answered on 11/22/2014 5:46:29 AM by Nikki from Ohio
WOW...we found them to be a bit large....my 6 needed to trade fore a 51/2
Answered on 1/9/2015 11:43:56 AM by claireabell from Florida (NY sometimes winter)