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Sorel Caribou Wool Boot - Men's

$179.95

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Caribou Wool Boot

The Sorel Men’s Caribou Wool Boot uses a knit wool inner boot to protect your feet from the cold for hours in below-zero conditions. A seam-sealed waterproof leather and rubber outer keeps snow and ice out, rustproof hardware stands up to wear and tear, and rubber soles with snow-shedding AeroTrac grips help you keep your footing. Trusted by ski lift operators, outdoor workers, and winter hiking aficionados everywhere, this is the boot to pull on when Mother Nature means business—and you do too.

  • Classic winter boots built for the coldest days of the year
  • Seam-sealed waterproof leather and rubber construction
  • Removable wool and felt liner can be dried out after wear
  • Vulcanized rubber sole for traction on snow-covered ground
  • Sorel's been building reliable winter boots since 1962
  • Item #SRL0076

Upper Material
leather, rubber
Insulation
wool
Lining
felt
Closure
lace
Sole
vulcanized rubber, AeroTrac rubber
Claimed Weight
2lb 7oz
Recommended Use
casual
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 5

First Snow Boots in Over a Decade

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 3"
Weight
220 lbs

I've lived in snowy Utah nearly my entire life, for whatever reason I haven't owned a dedicated pair of snow boots since I was a kid electing to wear leather work boots while wondering why my feet are always so damn cold. Now I'm 32 and reminded that having the right tool for the job makes all the difference in the world. I'm new to world of Sorel, but my girlfriend sings their praises so I made the plunge on my first pair. Wow! What a joy to be out in the cold and snow and still be able to feel your toes. Fit and construction feel excellent, but admittedly I only have a couple days on them so far. They are a very big boot when you account for all the insulation so you may feel like you have clown feet the first time you put them on - but it's a small price to pay for staying warm and dry.

>Rating: 4

Great boot, wrong fit

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
9.5
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

Great quality boot but sizing runs large. 99% of my shoes and boots are 9.5. I ordered a 9.5 and there was a good 1.25 inches from my the end of my toe to the tip of the boot. Returned and ordered a 8.5.

>Rating: 2

Sorel Caribou Wool Boot

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
10.5
Weight
210 lbs

I returned these boots. Sadly, Sorel is not what it use to be. There is no footbed padding in these. It felt as if my feet were directly on the sole of the boots. My 25 yr. old Sorels had ample padding on the bottom of the liners, and kept my feet warm in temps. to -35. I just couldn't see these boots keeping my feet warm while ice fishing without the insulation under my feet. Back country has been great to work with. I will order from them again. Just not Sorels.

>Rating: 5

Sorel Caribou WL: Flawless

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
10.5
Height
5` 9"
Weight
210 lbs

Beautiful boot. Warm, waterproof and heavy duty. I hope this boot lasts as long as my grandfathers 1982 caribou's. So far they are living up to their expectations! When researching size, I found a bunch of mixed reviews. I wear a size 11 mens, I purchased a 10.5 and they fit perfect. I'd advise to order one 'half' size down from your original shoe size. I hope your boots bring you as much happiness as these had brought me. - Cheers from Albany, New York

>Rating: 5

Practical and Fashionable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
10
Height
5` 10"
Weight
180 lbs

I've worn these boots now in just about every weather condition from ice to snow to flooding waters and they have excelled in every condition. They are very comfortable and warm however I will note that there is a break in period to be expected around the front of the foot but it easily works itself out after about the second or third time wearing them. The features advertised are very well executed and I have no discrepancy on quality. They are waterproofed all the way up and I have worn them very comfortably in 5 degree weather and also 45 degree weather very comfortably in both. The liner can be removed and is easily put back in like its brand new, additionally, the Vulcanized rubber sole works wonders and I can easily get traction in snow. Recommendation- Size down a half size and if they are still too large Backcountry will always be willing to ship you another size, really it doesn't get better than backcountry customer service so don't be worried in getting a size too big or too small because they can always help you out like they have helped me. Comfort- 10/10 very comfortable and very warm, no complaints from me. Cost- 9/10 you get what you pay for, if you want quality that last then you will have to shell out more money. These are pricey however I have seen them go on sale and Backcountry does price match just about anywhere and I highly recommend shopping for the best deal and asking them to price match it so you get their legendary service and free 2 day shipping. Practicality- 10/10 It doesn't have to be snowing or freezing for me to find a reason to wear them and they are very good looking. Can use them 3-4 months out of the year and they do their job to a tee so I can find so many practical uses. Durability- 10/10 I've walked probably 20-30 miles in hiking and dog walking and they show no signs of wear on them and Sorel is known for the longevity and durability of their products. Doesn't get better than this. Value- 10/10 Absolutely great for the dollar when you take into account how long they last and how many different uses you can get out of them. The value gets even better when you can get it on a deal. Conclusion- I couldn't recommend these more, sure their are other close competitors but none of them match up to the quality, durability and longevity of Sorel and thats why I am willing to spend $180 on them. Its big money but it pays for itself.

>Rating: 5

Great boots. Size down.

Got half a size down and fits great. Super warm boots.

>Rating: 4

Great Boots

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
11.5
Height
6` 2"
Weight
195 lbs

These are not for the casual boot wearing to the grocery store. They are big and intense and SUPER sturdy! We ended up returning these because of how wide and large they were, not what my boyfriend was looking for. But that doesn't mean they arent great boots! Also, before he decided to return them, we realized that you need to go down about .5 size.

>Rating:

POW SURF BOOTS

These have the ultumate traction/support for snowboarding with no bidingins.... Pow surfing!

These
>Rating: 5

Great Boot

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
13-14
Height
6` 5"
Weight
250 lbs

I have had these boots for several years and love them. They are as sturdy and warm as the first day I purchased them. Great for shoveling snow, playing in the snow or keeping your feet warm on cold winter days.

>Rating: 5

Sorel FTW

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
11.5
Height
6` 3"
Weight
210 lbs

These Sorel boots have many features that make them great. Easy to lacing up and unlace. Extremely warm liners, soft and comfy. Durable construction while remaining lightweight to wear. They're rated to -40 degree below zero!

>Rating: 5

Awesome Boots

I bought these boots for my brother and he loves them. He tested them out ice fishing and could not stop raving about how warm his feet were. He even waded through a creek and his feet kept dry.

>Rating: 5

Super warm boots

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Height
5` 7"
Weight
120 lbs

I love these boots, I am on my second pair since my last ones were worn so much that I put a hole in the toe. They seem to be a little tight when first purchased, but after being worn a few times the liner will pack out a little and really form to your foot.

>Rating: 5

Finally got a boot to fit.

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
14
Height
6` 0"
Weight
225 lbs

I wear a size 12 dress shoe and the 13 was too small. The 14 fit perfectly. Should be a good boot for standing on the ice for winter fishing.

>Rating: 3

Good overall could see improvements

These are comfortable and last a while although the soles may wear out faster than wanted

>Rating: 5

Keep my toes nice and toasty

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 7"
Weight
165 lbs

These boots are huge! They keep my toes nice and toasty, and trek though the snow nicely

>Rating: 5

great boot

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
9
Height
5` 9"
Weight
180 lbs

Very comfortable. Was pretty cold where i live and they were very warm and dry

>Rating: 1

Was once a great boot

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
10
Height
5` 10"
Weight
175 lbs

This was a great boot a long time ago. During my college years I worked at ski resorts. So I had a need for a good boot. Sorel's were the answer. They were at the best boot we could get our feet in. About 4 years ago, I purchased another pair of Sorels very similar to the boots I had 30 years ago. Both boots developed cracks on the sides where the toes hinge. Furthermore, I barely wore these boots before they developed cracks. In talking with others who are familiar with the brand, they say this happened after Columbia bought the brand. I called Columbia and told them of my experience and they simply said "one year warranty". I wore them less than 50 times before the cracks were leaking water when I stepped in a slush puddle. They are a really good boot to try on and very warm in cold climates. ...and they used to wear like armor. However the current formula for the soles is crap.

>Rating: 5

Great snow boot!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 0"
Weight
150 lbs

I love this boot! It keeps my feet warm and dry and comfortable! They are very high quality and the leather and wool make them timeless!

>Rating: 5

Heaven on my feet

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs large

These boots are so soft! The Caribou Boot is essential for trekking around in ski towns (Aspen, Jackson, Park City,) and doing your outdoor winter chores. Super warm and did I mention soft? Only negative (if you can call it that) the boots are a bit heavy and can be difficult to drive in. Got the Burro color, looks extremely badass. Extremely good quality in this boot. Very happy with my purchase. Runs large, usually wear a 12, went with 11.5 and they are still very roomy.

These
>Rating: 5

A must have for anyone who lives in snow

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
145 lbs

I bought these for my dad as a replacement for his similar Sorel boots he's had for 20+ years and he loves these Caribou wool boots. He says they are super warm and offer great traction when walking on ice or in deep snow. He usually wears a size 11 but opted for a 10.5 because Sorel runs a little big. He wears them with thick wool socks and they fit perfectly. Sounds like I need to buy a pair for myself! :)

>Rating:

I have an old pair of Made in Canada Sorels (bought in 1996 I think) and need new lining inserts. They came with the woolen with silver heat reflection built in and am wondering if you sell those separately? Thanks.

>Rating:

Is there any chance any 10.5 in tobacco are coming in anytime soon?

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I really want to purchase these in a 12 but almost every size is sold out. When is additional stock coming in?! They are available on the Sorel company website.

djobrien, We do have an order of Tobacco size 12 coming in. I would expect to see them soon so keep checking this page.

>Rating:

Stretch

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I just got these in the mail today. Size...

I just got these in the mail today. Size 10 and my toe is at the end, so the 11's would be too big. Will these stretch at all?

Hi rpep, do you think you could do me a huge favor and measure your foot with a ruler or tape measure, and tell me your size in mm from heel to tip of longest toe? And to answer your question, the fleece might give a slight bit, but the rubber of the boot will not. So if the fleece is in the boot snugly, then you're SOL, and should return them for a bigger size.

i ended up sending them back and getting the 11's.

Glad the 11s fit. Would you mind letting me know how big your feet are in mm when you have the chance, it would really help me out. Like actual measurement of your foot. Thanks!

Hi Adam- It's about 11.25" or 285.75mm

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What is the diff of sorel caribou wool...

What is the diff of sorel caribou wool boot and sorel caribou is it the same leather

Scott, I believe the leather is the same and the only difference is the wool insert in this boot.

the difference is the insulation, natural or synthetic. I recommend the natural wool.

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I have a pair of Sorel's (Caribou I think)...

I have a pair of Sorel's (Caribou I think) which have dark brown, open-grained leather uppers, like a suedy feel, with brown rubber bottoms and the standard felt liner that has the elastic strap across the front. But this boot also has small lace grommets in place of the big D-rings. Any ideas which model these are. I purchased in the early 90s in Meredith NH. Are they perhaps a Canadian model?

Answering my own question here...Sorel (Kaufman) CRUSADERS, made in Canada. Nappy brown leather uppers with the first (bottom) 3 eyelets being the usual type of eyelet, small and round and punced into the leather, and the remainder being a smaller d-ring. Anyway...awesome boots...wouldn't trade them for the world.

>Rating:

The 'Black' colorway here looks like a...

The 'Black' colorway here looks like a dark brown. Can anyone confirm/deny?

Dark dark brown. It almost looks black but it isn't. On a side note - the WL model's leather is very soft compared to the regular Caribou. I'd buy another pair in a heartbeat.

>Rating:

I wear a size 10.5 shoe. Would you recommend...

I wear a size 10.5 shoe. Would you recommend a size 10 or size 11 in a Sorel Caribou Wool Boot.

I wear a size 11 and that's what fit the best. I would go bigger than smaller and just wear a bigger sock :).

My shoe size is an A width/low volume size 10-10.5. To achieve the best fit for my foot I purchased a woman's size 10(yes = sz 9 men's) boots and added an extra set of felt insoles to hold my feet in place. They work very well; no length problems. I would not go larger. I have had my leather Caribous for 25 + years. They have used a lot and have held up through hiking, elk hunting, etc. Has quality changed?? Maybe.

Hi, Quick question, for anyone wearing a size 10 or 11 (and if you find the fit snug or loose), what is your exact shoe measurement in mm (it only takes a few seconds and a large ruler or tape measure). And it would really help me out. Thanks!