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Gear Review

5 5

Winter wonders

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These were my first pair of Sorels and I can say that I am totally pleased. I got them for use when its nasty out on the street and for skiing. They excel at both pursuits quite well. I'll start with skiing.

I've been using shearling slippers for the last few seasons at the trailead and found that although very warm they tended to get snow in them which would lead to wet socks at the beggining of the tour which led to cold feet. Enter the Sentry boot and they keep my feet warm and dry so I can hit the skintrack with warm feet. They are also a dream to slip into after the tour as they quickly warm my feet up and due to their loose fit let my feet splay out as well.

In town they are bombproof and warm which means I no longer gingerly traipse around but rather just head for my destination, slushy potholes, and icy streets be damned!

As for fit I wear a size 9 in everything else and chose the 9 in these which fits well for the purpose, that means they are pretty big and loose and roomy, which leads to good circulation and warm feet. Certainly not a performance fit.

My only gripe is the time required to lace them up and take them off. But that's a result of my impatience rather than the design of the boot.