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5 out of 5
Sorel Intrepid Boots-name fits the boot.
November 10, 2010
This is my second pair of Sorel Intrepid Explorer boots. (My dog damaged one of the original pair early on). I had the first pair for two years and waited to replace them until just recently. I liked the original pair so much, it was worth wearing one damaged to wait until I could afford to replace it with another pair. These are boots that act and wear as their name describes. In inspecting the new pair everything seems to match up with the old pair...but it isn't winter here yet...but I expect these to perform like the old ones. While these are designed for the worst weather and conditions, I have used the original pair extensively in all weather from fair to bad but perhaps not for the worst they can handle (as Sorel advertises these are for -100 degree conditions). During the winter I have used them 2+ hours a day on these walks I do believe there are some things I can say about them. I am walking on ice, snow and cement. Despite the amount of walking on abrasive surfaces, the tread has held up very well on the original pair. Having inspected the new pair, the tread is of the same construction and I expect this new pair to wear well. The bottom boot construction on the new pair is the same as the old. The tread leads upward to a strong wraparound of rubber going over most of the foot. This provides a solid container for the foot to be placed in. The consequence is the liner doesn't slip and slide from side-to-side or front-to-back. Also it has allowed the lower boot to be tripped onto, stubbed into and abraded by objects it impacts and the old boot took the beating. The exterior was not perforated so feet remained warm and dry. Your feet are well protected from impact as a consequence as well. The upper is a tough weave fabric (I am not certain what it is made of)...though not as tough as the bottom boot (the upper is made to be flexible) it too has withstood impact and abrasion. Again, the new boot is constructed like the old and I expect no problems. I have walked in 12-15 inch snow and several inches of water during melts and my feet have been entirely dry. While the lowest temp I have experienced is a -15 degrees (F) at late night - so I can't say if Sorel's claim of -100 is accurate, on that night, the one thing not only NOT cold but that was toasty-were my feet. These are warm boots. The fit is accurate...in my case I am 5'10" 170 lbs and a shoe size 9-10 (depending on shape of toebox)...these are nine's and fit my feet snugly. I do recommend wearing a thick sock because the liner is a compressed fabric material and does not have the same form fitting capabilities as say an athletic shoe or a hiking shoe with considerable arch support, etc. support. This will greatly aid your foot in settling into a more normal and comfortable position. Despite having said this, they are comfortable. Also, after doggie tore open the insert, a mylar? or some sort of reflective substance was revealed in between layers of the fabric-indicating another feature helping to maintain warmth. (Note: I say fabric but this reminds me of felt liners from when I was a kid). The upper ends in a top closed tight with a stretchable drawstring held in place by a cinch. Mostly I have used these with snow pants with a gaiter so how well without that protection these boots will keep snow out of the interior I can't say. But even without snow pants the upper rises well up the calf-so unless you are walking into snow drifts you should be protected. Also, these are easy to get into and out of, they lace up easily and tightly-but comfortably. I may not be taking these boots to their limit but in the early years of walking the dog in all weather and for long periods I learned well constructed, durable and high-performing gear that doesn't have to be replaced each season is worth paying a price - if it performs and lasts, and the original pair did (until dog destroyed one)...gear cheaper, underperforming and that wears out just spreads cost from season to season rather than paying one good price and having it last years. I don't want to outright say the design is bulky-these are light to me-but these are the big bulls of boots and there was no fooling around in designing or manufacturing them. You want boots that aren't cutting corners in any way and will exceed just about any possible demand made on them...then these are the ones.Pros: Great design, Build quality, Performance, Ease of use
WOW, WOW, and WOW Again!!!
May 07, 2011
Fantastic boot for snow and cold!! I have never before owned a boot that truly kept my feet both dry and WARM so this boot is a real pleasure. Thanks for making such a great product.
July 21, 2011
My husband has been wearing these boots for well over a decade, needing only to replace the felt liner every 6 or 7 years. He's been so happy with them, I've just purchased a pair for our adult son. They are totally waterproof and provide plenty of warmth for our New England winters. They slide on and off with ease. The height (almost to the knees) is perfect for shoveling, dog walking, sledding, etc. Best boots ever!
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 7, size 8, size 9, size 10, size 11, size 12, size 13, size 14 and size 15: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.