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Men’s Ankeny™ Boot


http://www.sorel.com/mens-ankeny-boot-1553381.html 1553381
Style # 1553381
Best For: Casual, Mild Weather
| Reviewers rated this product: Fits Slightly Small


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The Details


Full-grain waterproof leather and vulcanized rubber shell combine to promise comfort and protection from harsh winter weather, with an extra dash of attitude.

The Construction


  • Seam sealed waterproof construction.
  • UPPER: Waterproof full-grain leather. Textile mesh lining.
  • FOOTBED: Removable molded EVA footbed with heel cup and arch support. Textile mesh topcover.
  • MIDSOLE: Rubber.
  • OUTSOLE: Waterproof vulcanized rubber shell with herringbone design.

  • Shaft Height: 6 1/2 in.
  • Weight: 21.3 oz / 604 g.
  • Measurements based on size 7.5.
  • 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.


Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 22 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Casual Shoe for MILD Weather This shoe is a very stylish way to compliment a rainy fall wardrobe. It is not sold as a hiking or "winter" boot! It is perfect for kicking around in on the weekends and yet stylish enough for church. Sorel sells many other excellent insulated "winter" boots. Ask yourself what the purpose of these boots are---if you need snow shoes---buy boots! These are meant to be shoes people! August 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not warm The boot fit is a bit small and there were a couple of areas on the inside that chewed up my feet. After loosening the laces and some wearing in they fit much better and didn't have that issue. This is a very nice looking boot with a relatively low profile and can be worn anywhere. This boot however is not insulated AT ALL. I walk to the train (1.7) for work and on several occasions when I got to the station my feet were painfully frozen- I live in Chicago. Anything under 20 degrees maybe even 30 your feet will suffer. These boots are good for rainy days and mild winter weather. August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A good boot that won't break the bank. A lot of people seem to be complaining that this boot is not as waterproof as they'd like. I think perhaps these people are a little confused about where the moisture in the boot might actually be coming from. Many boots can be called waterproof (and the ANKENY are perfectly water tight) but what they aren't is BREATHABLE. Feet sweat and unless there is some way for the moisture to escape, it will build up inside of your shoes. You might say that a boots water proofing can be proven by the amount of perspiration you find in your socks when you take the boots off. If you want water proof boots that aren't prone to persiration build up, spend $600+ on some Zamberlans or another hand made Italian boot brand. It is easy enough if you've little or no experience with wearing hiking boots, snow boots or even gum boots to confuse the moisture in your shoes as leakage. But it isn't. A good way to tell the difference is to remember that leakage would leave your foot very COLD not merely damp. I like these boots and as I have 40 years experience wearing different kinds for hiking, climbing, walking and working, I feel I am more than sufficiently qualified to recommend these as both water proof and well worth the money. They look quite nice too. July 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Waterproof...winter boots...NOT! I had a pair of Caribou boots that I used in Colorado for 4 years, they were great and I gave them to my Dad. He still has them and uses then today. Unfortunately my confidence in the brand has been undermined by my experience with the Ankeny boots I purchased in December. They seemed to have little if any insulation so I wasn't expecting a warm boot for extreme weather conditions. The main reason I bought the boots was because of the waterproofness. Since I commute on my bike year round in all kinds of weather I was hoping at the very least I would have a go-to boot for bad weather. On the first slushy ride of the year I wore the boots and the inside got very damp. What was most surprising about this was there was little rain beyond a light drizzle. Since they were new and this did not make sense I chalked the experience up to errant foot perspiration, even though my feet felt cool. I soon discovered that it was in fact the boots. There seems to be a critical design flaw in the boots. I was so desperate to halt the intrusion of water I tried a spray on waterproofer. This did not seem to work either. This started to really confound me. How were the boots permeable. After retreating the boots and still having wet feet I was dumbfounded. It wasn't until I started to really examine the boots centimeter by centimeter that I discovered both of the soles had small sections where they had separated from the rubber galvanized uppers. I considered returning them but this would have left me bootless during the coldest point of the entire winter (even if they were not waterproof). Unfortunately they are not warm either, even with a merino wool liner and wool boot sock my feet froze below 30 degrees. These boots are the WORST I have ever had. I bought a pair of "Timberlook" boots from the dollar store for $20 last winter and they lasted me the whole winter and gave out in spring. But they actually looked pretty good, they kept my feet warm and were actually waterproof...best $20 I ever spent. Too bad they didn't have them this year, I would have warm and dry feet, just maybe not as nice looking...but I would sure take it! March 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by water issues I bought these for myself for chirstmas at the sorel store on 14th and 9th ave in nyc, after using them in the snow twice, water started seeping in through the boots. I'm extremely disappointed with these boots. Poor quality. Id never buy sorel again. March 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Extremely poor quality These boots look great, feel great, grip well, and fall apart in 3 months. I live in chicago. I'd say I've walked in the snow about a mile a day. 5 days a week. These boots soles are falling off. I have had $5 Walgreens Flip Flops last longer. Don't waste your money on these boots. February 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor quality assurance and durability The first pair I received, one of the rivets popped out the first time I laced them up right out of the box. The second pair lasted longer, but I lost 2 of the rivets within 2 months. Finally, the upper detached from the sole less than 3 months and my foot got soaked from the snow and melt. I can't ever recall owning a shoe that fell apart so quickly. Of course - there's several feet of snow and water on the ground, and now I have to scramble to find replacements. January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This Shoe is All You Size: -Men's 7.5 size foot of normal size width. Fit: -I ordered my true size and the shoe fits fine. Color: -Elk, Stout Pros: 1) Weather proof for the outdoors 2) Casual look for the indoors 3)The inside of the shoe is designed for all degrees of weather. It is not lined with any of the heavier heat capturing material like a lot of other brands of duck boots and so it doesn't make your feet sweat when you wear thicker socks for cold weather. 4) I can wear any type of sock that fit to the occasion without worry because that little part of material on the back-top of the shoe prevents any blisters or irritation on the back of my foot or around the top of the ankle. Con: 1) I wish I had bought these a long time ago. January 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ankeny Left boot causes signifant discomfort and blistering. Seems where rubber sole connects to leather just below ankle, the transition is far more accentuated than on the right boot. You can feel the difference inside the boot. I hope this will go away in time but so far it continues to be an issue January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite boots I have worn these boots nearly everywhere in this wet Washington State winter. They look great with jeans and are warm and comfortable. January 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great, stylish boot Very nice boot! Pros * Thin but warm lining * 11.5 fit as expected (all my other shoes are 11.5 as well) * Waterproof; no problems walking through puddles/snow/slush * Great looking boot! Cons * Sole started to peel from toe of boot after ~30 days of mild wear, walking around town. (Sorel resolved issue) January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great wet weather boot This is a great all around boot but especially good in wet weather. My son hasn't taken them off since Christmas! We especially appreciate you making them in size 15...might even consider making a 16 in case his foot grows more! January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love 'Em The fit is true to the sizing chart. They are comfortable and a perfect utility waterproof/mud proof boot. December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by New Sorel Customer I had a pair of duck boots from another company for about 20 years and my dog chewed the leather uppers. I decided to try a different brand and am very pleased with these new Sorel boots. They are 5X warmer than my previous pair. Looking forward to my first big snowfall this year to try them out in the elements. December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE LOVE These are awesome and functional and cool looking all at once. They do fit slightly small. My husband is 10.5 to 11 and we got 11 and he has to wear thing socks with these but we have ones with extra thick liners to so he is set for years to come! November 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by love sorel but not this boot I love Sorel boots and bought this one because my last pair of Sorels lasted 15 years! But this one, right out of the box, the one leather boot eye (which I thought was plastic from the picture) is actually made of felt like leather and broke when I tied them. Super disapointed!!! I hate dealing with returns so will tie them skipping this eye :-( . November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by great boots!!! Very pleased - well made. Great quality October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bomb BOOTS I bought the Tobacco/elk color. Man these are some awesome boots. Perfect fit, comfortable, warm and great grip and cool looking!! I have a wide foot and they fit perfect. I'm so happy i got these! Sorel is the BOMB. i live in Chicago and its October now so it was a great time to buy. BUY SOME! The shipping was fast too! They only took 2 days! Ill be rocking these and my other Sorel's all winter! October 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shoddy construction Falling apart after 10 uses. March 3, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor quality I purchased the boot assuming it was a quality product to my dismay the sole began detaching from boot within the first two months of purchase February 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointing product I purchased these pair of boots in early November but didn't wear them until the first snowfall in late December and as of today after about 20 days water started going in them and the sole of my boots are detaching. I always heard good things about Sorel but my experience with this product has been unacceptable and very disappointing. January 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sole coming off - 1st time weating I purchased a pair of SOREL ANKENY (Style: 803298697866 / Color: Elk, Stout / Size: 10) early in October 2014 on the website. My first time wearing them in winter weather I noticed that the sole was coming off (2 inch hole between the sole and rest of the boot), much to my disappointment. Review the warranty policy before buying. December 11, 2014
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