Reviewed by Chuck De Luck from Ketchum on Saturday, November 24, 2012
Having 30 years of Idaho Winters under my belt, these are the "Standard" for winter footwear here. In fact the joke of, "How to tell the locals in this resort? Well they all wear Sorels and Vaurnets" Seriously, I worked outside construction(log homes),13 years, every day, and these are the best unless you can afford Schnees. Schnees fit tighter, and are better for winter hiking, hunting. Sorels are not,they are looser fitting and get looser with age. You can still get cold feet in them, do to the temperatures promoted are only if you are doing physical exertion. But you can, and I have, live in them. Invest in a second set of liners and always pull the days out and let both boot and liner dry. They will get soaked from presperation. And you look great après-ski. My personal experience is to buy a half size smaller, I wear 10 1/2 and bought 10's because the liners compress. They are bothersome tight at first, but after having worn these for only a few miles, I'm glad I did. Just put on my old pair of 10's and see the difference. If the sides hadn't blown out from kneeling, building roofs with toes curled all day, I would have just bought a new pair of liners. But they last forever. They can be your Winter's best friend. They have them for the ladies and kids too. And the liners make great slippers, got my old pair on now.