Winter Wardrobe | Snow Boots
A few months ago, I spent a decent chunk of time researching a wardrobe addition that not only needed to have form, but also function – a new pair of snow boots.
In today’s post I wanted to share the pair of boots I ended up ordering (and loving) and how I narrowed down to the right pair for me. Having used these boots during a ski trip and while shoveling and walking our neighborhood in a recent winter storm, I can reliably tell you that these are great boots.
To start, I should admit that a year ago, I ordered the wrong pair of boots. They were waterproof but also heavy, clunky and impossible to lace up quickly. I could see them being great for someone who was going sledding but not for regular use where we live. I sold those on Poshmark, and ended up shopping for a new pair. I had learned that I wanted a pair of boots that worked more like sneakers and felt lightweight, while still being waterproof and and warm. Since we don’t get a ton of snow during the winter, I was hoping to find something that I could wear and use more often than just the couple of days a year when snow is on the ground.
I ended up ordering the Sorel Kinetic Caribou Boots, a sneaker-inspired take on hiking boots. The waterproof and insulated construction has held up well in snow & slush. The boots are lightweight and feel super comfortable when walking. The only downside is that they are a little short for trekking through deep snow. I am fine with the height, but the Sorel Conquest Boot and Sorel Explorer II Joan Boot would be similar options with a slightly higher boot shaft.
Sizing Note: I went up a half size, as Sorel boots tend to run narrow, and I’m glad I did.