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Men’s Caribou™ Boot


Style # 1002871
Best For: Heavy Snow
| Fit: True to Size

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The Details


Often imitated but never equaled, the original Sorel boot features a nubuck leather upper with waterproof construction, seam-sealing and a removable ThermoPlus™ felt inner boot for warmth, comfort and protection in cold and wet winter weather.

The Construction


  • Seam-sealed waterproof construction.
  • UPPER: Waterproof nubuck leather.
  • INSULATION Removable 9mm ThermoPlus™ felt InnerBoot with Sherpa Pile™ snow cuff.
  • MIDSOLE: 25mm bonded felt frost plug.
  • SHELL: Handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber.
  • OUTSOLE: SOREL AeroTrac™ non-loading outsole.

  • SOREL rated: -40° Fahrenheit / -40° Celsius
  • Shaft Height: 9 in.
  • Heel Height: 1 in.
  • Weight: 37 oz / 1048 g.
  • Measurements based on size 6.
  • Imported.


Men's Size Chart

7 6 40 25
7.5 6.5 40.5 25.5
8 7 41 26
8.5 7.5 41.5 26.5
9 8 42 27
9.5 8.5 42.5 27.5
10 9 43 28
10.5 9.5 43.5 28.5
11 10 44 29
11.5 10.5 44.5 29.5
12 11 45 30
12.5 11.5 45.5 30.5
13 12 46 31
14 13 47 32
15 14 48 33
16 15 49 34
17 16 50 35

How to Measure Your Foot

  • Place your feet flat on a piece of paper and mark your longest toe and the back of your foot. It's best to do this standing and wearing socks
  • Measure the length (cm) straight from your longest toe to the back of your foot using a ruler or measuring tape.
  • Use the chart to find your size.


Men’s Caribou™ Boot 4.5 5 202 202
Not as warm as advertised These boots will not keep your feet warm at the temps advertised. The liners are much thinner than my older boots and the boot soles are very thin. I am very disappointed. I hate them and can't return them. January 8, 2015
Nice Boot, but sizing is too big I usually wear a 10.5 US shoe, but with these boots, the 10 was even too big. I had to go with the 8 for a snug fit. Now with the proper size, I must say these boots feel great! January 6, 2015
Fitness in sub-zero temperatures I live in Minnesota and waited until we had sub-zero temperatures to assess my new boots. We have been to -10 now, with -25 wind chill. I find the boots comfortable, but I do feel the cold a little bit through the soles, so I wonder if they would be adequate for the advertised -40. The metal rings for lacing are quicker and easier than the holes on my previous Sorels. I am hoping for the 25 years of service I got from my last pair! January 5, 2015
Great looking boot Bought for my teenage son as Christmas gift. Fit was perfect, the color is sharp looking. January 4, 2015
Boots Not Warm Enough I bought these boots for my husband for Christmas since we were spending the holidays in Utah. After wearing them the first time, he complained that his toes were cold. So we are returning them. We are very disappointed as we thought there would be no issues. January 3, 2015
Low quality I have had Sorel boots for years. My father-in-law, a retired cop gave me a pair of well worn originals with new liners that lasted me another 15 years in upstate New York. I liked them so much that 3 years ago I bought a pair of Black Caribou to use for dressier occasions. This year with the advent of winter I wore my boots only to discover a leaking boot. I got only two years of moderate use before I need to replace them. Today I checked the warranty and see I am out of luck. 1 year warranty I am like many people here. Disappointed by the drop in quality. I will not be buying Sorels again. December 18, 2014
Great boot, liner annoying. Everything about this boot is great- perfect for MN winters. Only complaint is that the liner comes out every time he takes them off. Going it will get better with time. December 10, 2014
Pectfect! I purchased these boots for my husband. We own a second home upstate NY where we have a small farm. On week ends my husband tends to the live stock. He wore one pair of socks and his feet dry and warm. He loves them. He actually was surprised, I wasn't because I purchased a pair for myself last year. They do run large so purchase one size smaller. December 4, 2014
Caribou Boot I purchased this boot for warmth. I Live in Minnesota where temps drop below zero often. This boot does not keep my feet warm for very long, this is a well made boot but...... When walking on the snow it feels like the bottom of the boot is not thick enough, you can feel everything you step on. I Did wear the boots otherwise I would return them. Get a boot with a way thicker bottom and heal. I'm Still looking for a good warm pair of boots. Thank you. December 4, 2014
Not your dad's Sorel Caribou boots Up until this past week I really enjoyed the look and feel of my Sorel boots. This was to be the 4th winter wearing them here in NJ, so usage has been light. Needless to say, they are not going to see winter #4 because the sole detached from the rubber upper on the left boot. So my otherwise near mint condition boots are useless. I had lived in Ottawa, ON in the late 90's and had a pair that I left for a friend living there when I moved back south... wouldn't you know it, he is still wears them to this day. Obviously I can't return 4 year old boots but they should last much more than 4 years. Is there any way to get these repaired? From what I see online they are good for the garbage. What a shame. December 2, 2014
Very Disappointed I bought a pair of these on multiple recommendations. I was very happy with them at first but after only two months I started getting cracks above the sole/below the rubber upper. I took them back to the store I purchased them from and got a replacement pair. That new pair lasted only three months before I got a HUGE split in the rubber. I took those back too and will not buy another pair again. December 2, 2014
Last winter boot you'll need I work outside all day in this coldest MN winter and these are hands down the warmest and most comfortable boots I have ever worn. I got a size bigger only cause I climb and do a lot during work. It's not clunky and did I mention very stylish? Last boot I'll need December 1, 2014
perfect snow boot period perfect snow boot period! November 29, 2014
Sorels are classic winter wear for a good reason-- Still the best Winter boots out there after all these years. I live in Mn--cold winter is the norm-- 20-, 40- I have been wearing Sorels for 40 years-- the new model Sorels are as good as the older ones, and those I wore for decades--Very grateful this co. came back with their boots. Can't go wrong with them. I buy a size larger than my shoe-- room for two pair of socks- one light, one heavy wool-- warm as can be on the coldest days. November 27, 2014
College Student Approved I attend a school that was ranked the 4th coldest campus in the nation, and these boots do a great job at keeping my feet warm! The only issue that I've come across so far is that they are slightly large, I wear a size 12, but I could have ordered a size 11.5. The slightly larger size might be nice for thick socks and/or shoe inserts, so it might not be so bad after all! November 25, 2014
Warm, Dry, and also Fashionable I purchased the Buff set circa 1990 and used them for work and pleasure. My set has the Vibram sole and made in Canada. The soles are moderately worn and the rubber base material is beginning to crack in a few areas. I also purchased two extra sets of liners (a must) to permit everyday usage. The liners take longer to dry out than just the unlined boot. I still use them today, but I have had to place some rubberized sealant at the tiny cracks to maintain the waterproof capability. November 24, 2014
Sorel Caribou I have owned Sorel Caribou's for over 30 years. They are comfortable and warm. The problem is in the longevity. My first pair lasted 14 years. My second pair lasted 14 years. 4 years ago I bought my 3rd pair. Lasted 2 years before the rubber started splitting. I bought my 4th pair during the winter of 2012 (Thought I would give it one more shot). They are now starting to split in the rubber also. Two years after purchase. I give up. No more Sorel Caribou's for me. Quality of materials or quality control has failed me. November 21, 2014
sorel My family loves their sorel boots. I've had good boots from fleet farm for construction but my caribou boots are very warm and extremely comfortable. I do snow shoveling and out reaches for several hours in the mn cold and never had a problem yet with cold feet. PTL for these boots. November 17, 2014
Toasty This boot replaces a pair I have had for over 40 years. They are very warm and keep the feet dry. There is no slipping and sliding with the tread. My only problem is I have a wide foot. I normally wear a size 10 but had to go to 12 just to get my foot in and it is still quite snug. I suspect this will cause the liner to wear out prematurely. Nonetheless, you can not beat Sorel for warmth. October 26, 2014
Out of Box review only..... I ordered these boots by recommendation. Shipping was exactly on time, almost to the minute. Boots look great. I wear a size 12 in just about everything (dress shoe, sneakers, etc). These boots fit slightly larger which is fine with me. It leaves me room for a heavier pair of socks or an insole insert. Boots are a bit heavier than I'm used to but if it keeps my feet dry, thats fine. Now, all I have to do is wait for some snow to try them out. September 23, 2014
nice perfect, perfect, love them September 22, 2014
excellent purchase after years of using leather hiking boots in the winter such as vasque sundowners and EMS gore tex boots i decided to purchase the caribou last fall and i could not be happier! We had a pretty cold and snowy winter here in the mountains of colorado and these boots got put to the test and passed with flying colors! For starters they are WARM and my feet were never cold in any conditions even at -20 which we had on several mornings this past winter. my feet stayed dry in all but the deepest snows and the boots are thus far showing no signs of wear at all despite fairly regular use last year. I used these boots for walking the dogs, shoveling snow and limited hiking and snowshoeing and was never disappointed. the tread shows no signs of wear, nor do the leather uppers and rubber lowers. they did run a bit big for me and with a thin sock feel too large but with heavier wool socks fit just fine. they are heavy and not sell suited for serious athletic activities but thats not what i bought them for. couldnt be happier with my purchase! highly recommended! August 14, 2014
Disappointed! Have always had high regards for Sorel boots...until now. I started out loving these boots, but after only a year and a half the rubber has begun cracking at the flex points. Certainly not the same boots I grew up with that seemed to last a lifetime! March 4, 2014
Sorel boots are high quality I bought these as a replacement for my 20+ year old Sorel boots that finally wore out. There are not very many things of that quality and durablity. The new boots are the same quality, and I expect that they will last 20= years also! February 27, 2014
Men’s Caribou™ Boot Very comfortable, and warm, a little bit heavy/bulky but can live with as long as they keep me warm and dry (and they do) February 26, 2014
Great boots These boots are comfortable, warm and dry. I've always had Sorel winter boots and have yet to be disappointed. February 18, 2014
You want these boots for the very cold. These boots laugh at the cold. February 18, 2014
Toasty Boots fit slightly large but not enough to send back. Very warm and comfortable. February 17, 2014
boot purchase ordered from a live person, very polite. sent confirmation . able to track the boots every day. Received them in 6 days. they had said 7-10. Fantastic service. February 16, 2014
Total Quality I bought these boots in 1980, I've been using them ever since. 34 years. The laces are about to give out and 20 years ago my dog chewed one of the snow frills part way off (thankfully he missed the leather), but they're still as warm and dry as they were when i bought them all those years ago. They have the original wool felt inserts too. I can't think of a product that's stood the test of time better than these Sorels. They get my highest recommendation. February 14, 2014
Best money I've spent in a while. Truly the gift that keeps on giving. Living where I do, & being without a pair of good boots was not working for me. Being that I am from warmer climates, these Caribou's are the first snow/Ice/slush, overall cold climate boots I have ever owned. I tried on the Caribou's first, then went and tried about 5 or 6 other brands (competitors), and I only have the Sorel's because at least for me the Sorel's beat out the rest. However, the first pair I bought ended up being too big. Because of the sleeve, they felt fine at first. After about a 2 weeks, the boots began to split at the sides of the toes on both boots. So, back to the store I went. Turns out, I needed a size smaller. Which is a size smaller than I've worn since I was 14. The correct size for me made quite a difference. Comfortable before, now they are even more comfortable, even after two winters! No cracking whatsoever. And they have so far kept my feet both warm & dry in a variety of conditions & temperatures. I purposely waited to write a review. Had to actually use them a while first to be able to give my informed and honest opinion. Best money I've spent in years! Thank you to those @ Sorel for a Quality Product. February 13, 2014
good traction and warmth this boot has good traction and warmth. had to cut the liner due to difficulty getting boot off as my instep made it difficult to get out of the inner liner, if the band was perhaps elastic might not have needed to do this. but with the cut can easily get the boot both on and off. February 11, 2014
New Caribou's I recived my caribou's just in time for snow and cold, have worn them eveyday. They keep my feet very warm and the best cold weather boots I have owned to date. February 9, 2014
Sorel Boots My husband purchased a pair of Sorel booths for me, similar to the Men's Caribou Boot. I was so pleased with them. They are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn! When I saw that my grown son needed a new pair of boots, I purchased the Caribou Boots for him. He protested at first that he didn't need boots, but now that he has them, he loves them. They are true to size, comfortable, warm and easy to slip on. Great purchase. Sold on Sorel's February 9, 2014
no more freezing toes Walking daily (and nightly) for hours in severe East coast winter weather with my Karelian Bear Dog I almost froze my toes several times. Got my boots 4 days ago. Sheer bliss!!! Toasty warm feet no matter how long I walk. Quality of the boots outstanding. Ordered one size bigger than my regular size (12) which was for me the right choice. It pays to buy the best! February 8, 2014
Great sub zero boot I had a pair of sorel boots growing up in Minnesota. Lots of great memories in the snow with sorel boots. Bought a pair of caribou boots this year. Best boot for sub zero weather. Spent 3 days out in sub zero weather last weekend riding snowmobile, sledding, building snow fort and hanging out in the snow. Never once a cold toe. Great boots. February 7, 2014
So far so good I had seen coworkers with the boot and decided to give them a try. While I've only worn them twice. Once during a snow storm, they kept my feet nice and warm. We're expecting more snow this weekend so I'll be able to give them a more thorough workout. February 7, 2014
Very warm and comfortable This is the warmest boot by far. Wearing them for snow shoeing, standing on the ice scoring pond hockey and chasing the snowblower, my feet stay warm in the coldest temperatures. The only fault is when taking them off, the liner comes out with your foot and your sock stays in the liner. February 6, 2014
Great Snow Boots Purchased the boots recently and used them during TWO recent snow storms. Very happy with the boots. February 6, 2014
Great Boots I replaced my old pair,25 yeas old. They are just what I expected from Sorel. Fit was right on. Quality of the boot is excellent. Perfect -20 weather boot Thanks Sorel!! February 5, 2014
great bought these for my husband... comfortable fit and nice looking... a bit chunky looking but easy to overlook January 30, 2014
Liner design problem Liners need to be split down the front of liner so you can get the boots on and off. January 30, 2014
Men's Caribou Boot Live in the Maryland, got boots in time for the extreme weather. Very warm feet due to these boots. I am extremely pleased and would recommend them to all. Thanks Sorel January 30, 2014
Caribou Boot The Caribou Boot is true to size and warm and toasty as advertised. Takes a little bit of time to get into them with the inserts but once in, truly a great boot. January 29, 2014
Snow boots I bought the Caribou snow boots and used them while ice fishing and snowmobile riding. They are very comfortable and kept my feet warm and dry all day out on the ice. January 28, 2014
Hopefully as good as my last pair. I bought these boots to replace my 25 year old Sorel boots. I could not count the number of days that my old boots kept my feet warm and dry. The new boots look a little different, but retain the same quality look and rugged feel. I've only worn them a few times, but spent quite a few hours last week outside in 10 degree temps and my feet were toasty and dry. January 27, 2014
Couldn't be happier ... Great product. Extremely warm, love the ability to replace the liner if needed. Nothing to improve upon. Great, great boot. As with most heavy duty winter boots, they do fit a little big but that allows for extra layers of wool socks. January 27, 2014
Cracked Rubber My father had a pair for decades. I finally got a pair and within less than about 40 hours of actual wear the rubber started cracking on the sides and bend points of boot. My feet started getting wet from the snow. Not sure when the brand that used to last decades now only lasts months? ONLY reason I gave 2 stars was because they are replacing them. My concern......same issue will come up since it seems to be an obvious manufacture defect. Will change if replacements last longer than a work week without dry rot. January 26, 2014
Great Hunting Boot Sitting in deer blind your feet won't get cold. January 25, 2014
Great!!!! I bought these boots for my husband because of the many fabulous ratings after he told me that he was freezing in the boots his job priovided. My husband works for the park service in Philadelphia & we've been hit with a couple snowstorms this winter. These boots keep him absolutely warm. January 25, 2014
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