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Men’s Caribou™ Boot


Style # 1002871
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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: 10 in / 24.5 cm
  • Weight: 34 oz / 964 g
  • 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.
Or, DOWNLOAD and print this PDF measuring guide.


Men’s Caribou™ Boot 4.6 5 180 180
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
Fantastic Product -40 wind chill tonight and my feet are toasty warm!! January 24, 2014
Great sturdy boots! Love my new boots. The only thing I wish is if the little boot liner was sewn into the boot. Everytime I take them off those things come out of the boots on my feet. #firstworldproblems January 24, 2014
Success With Ordering Footwear Online With it being late in the winter season, I could not find stock anywhere locally so I had to order these boots. Being skeptical of ordering footwear online, I was pleasantly surprised that the fit was just fine. I have always had great luck with the Sorel brand and see no reason while that will not continue with this pair of boots. January 24, 2014
Good for cold BUT NOT GOOD FOR SNOW I oredered these shoes after reading all of the good reviews on this brand. I never had this brand of shoes before. When I recieved them, they were great. They looked great and kept my feet warm in the cold. However, when it came time for the true test in the snow, these boots LEAKED. I wore them in the snow of 4-5 inches and within minutes water started seeping through and my feet wet. Do not get for these shoes if you intend to keep your feet dry and warm in the snow. Maybe in the cold yea, but not the snow. Wish i didn't spent the $140 on these shoes and went with another brand. January 24, 2014
this is a good product but these boots keep your feet warm in very cold temps and the traction is great non-slip the only problem i have with them is getting them on an off the liner is very tite from the ankle up so they are hard to get feet into then when you take them off it is a struggle and the liners come out of the boot everytime. other the that they are a great boot for extreame cold January 24, 2014
Men's Caribou disapointing The style is great but these boots do not protect very well from the cold. My feet get cold and moist when I wear them. I am very disappointed. January 23, 2014
DON'T BUY!! Please read the one-star reviews. Many people are having the same problem with the rubber cracking on the sides of the toes at the bend points. My boots only lasted 2 years when I encountered the same problem. There is obviously a problem with the material. These are not $40 Kmart boots. It's ridiculous to pay $160 for something that only lasts 2 years. January 23, 2014
These are a great value! This is my second pair. I "outgrew" my first pair after 15 years. They were not even close to being worn out! A great feel and reliable boot. I tie them loose enough to slip on and off when I need them. Lifelong fan! January 22, 2014
Sorel Caribou Winter Boots This purchase was to replace a 20 year old pair of lighter weight Sorel Caribou boots that finally wore out. That older pair were rated for about 20º F. If this newer pair preform similarly or better, I won't need another pair for as long as I live. I'm 61 now!. I used them for the first time last week and was very pleased with them. I found that very heavy wool socks are not necessarily needed. Lighter weight wool socks are a good companion. January 21, 2014
Comfort not clunky Well as luck would have it as soon as my boots arrived, the weather broke and it warmed up however there were a few days where the temps dipped and I've never so warm and comfortable in a pair of boots. They also look great. I've already recommended them to friends and family. January 19, 2014
A very comfortable boot I asked for boots which I could wear ice fishing and stay warm in. I have not done that yet but have worn them outdoors when the "polar vortex" has made the weather here in Pittsburgh bitterly cold. I have stayed warm and find the boots very comfortable to walk in. As to the size, I am normally an 11 with wide feet and I have found the 11!/2, which I had to order online to be a good fit. I have gone to stores and tried on the 11 (too tight) and the 12 (too loose). I am hopeful that the boots will be as durable as they are comfortable. January 18, 2014
Stop wasting your time with other boots. I use these all the time. I built a racecourse at Beaver Creek this season and these are the only thing I wear outside of work. I've tried lots of boots from sorel and these ones are a no brainer. I use much heavier boots for work but these guys are warm and comfy when the day is done. January 18, 2014
Beyond Expectations The Sorel's are beyond the expectations of keeping the feet dry, warm and comfortable and are everything advertised to be. It is important to purchase the true size required for the comfort of walking and stability in weather conditions. January 12, 2014
Men's Caribou Boot, This product has great features. Your boots are excellent quality, warm in the winter and durable. I replaced a pair that I only wear in the snow and they lasted (27) years! (Do you think that I got my money's worth?) January 12, 2014
Great for harsh weather I bought these boots for my son and he said they are very warm and waterproof. His only complaint is that they feel a bit "heavy" and he certainly makes a lot of noise when he clomps around in them! Overall a very practical boot and good-looking, too. January 12, 2014
Great boot Classic, warm and comfortable. Will be getting another pair! January 11, 2014
True Bliss 20 years ago, I borrowed a pair of boots like this and since, have tried to find this exact pair. I don't know why, but I could never seem to find them, or when I did, they didn't have my size. However, on Christmas Day 2013, my beautiful wife--the love of my life relinquished this title by giving me these boots as a gift. I cried on Christmas Day because I was so happy to finally get the boots of my dreams. I am still waiting to wake up from this dream. A big snowstorm is expected to arrive tomorrow, so you can bet your sweet hiney I am going to be wearing the boots! That was just a long way of saying, I LOVE these boots. They fit perfectly, they are warm, and I believe that without a doubt, they will always handle the snow and ice with complete ease. I like to wear thick socks and these boots allow a perfect fit for such a thing. They are stiff, yet pliable that I can walk without looking like a robot. Giving me full confidence that their support will ever be unwavering. Within reason, the rubber bottom grips ice and light snow very well. While caution is always required on such kind of footing, I found complete trust that I wouldn't be met with any surprising slips, or stumbles (unless I purposely or irresponsibly do so). The lacing is perfectly spaced up to the bottom of my calves, keeping me warm and comfortable. I can't sing enough praises, these are most certainly the PERFECT pair of boots I've ever had. And I have gone through a lot of them. Plus, I truly believe I will never need to get a new pair for as long as I live in a cold, snowy climate. January 8, 2014
Best Winter Boot Warm...check! Dry feet...check! Warm and Dry after several hours...check! Reasonable price...check! Comfortable, but a bit clunky. The clunky is a small trade-off for warm and dry which are high on the priority list. These are my second pair and I only had to buy them because my feet outgrew the last 15 year old pair. Excellent boots! January 6, 2014
same quality as 40 years age warm,dry, high stability, but heavy. an acceptable compromise January 5, 2014
27 Winters I received a pair of these as a gift for my 13th birthday in 1986. I recently turned 40, and these remain the only winter boots I've had during that time. I've replaced the liners once, about 12 years ago, but other than that there are literally no quality issues, not even so much as a single frayed thread. I have some tread wear on the heels and a little bit of wear on the leather because my ankles rub together. I've lived in Colorado my entire life and I wear these boots every time it snows. Maybe the rubber doesn't shine like it used to, and the leather has some wrinkles to it, but they're as warm and as waterproof as the day I got them. I wish more outdoor gear had this kind of durability. January 5, 2014
The best winter boot ever I have had sorel boots for the past 40 years and your standards are just as good now as they were way back when. In the next few days the temp is going down to -14 I will only go outside to if I have on sorels. These boots are the best ever. January 4, 2014
Tried and true Just used these for the first time during the big snow storm that started on New Years day 2014, the one that had -0 temps and lower across the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. Really glad I had them, made shoveling the driveway a lot more comfortable then it would have been without them for sure. I like that they fit a little big with plenty of extra space, I have Sasquatch feet and with these boots I have plenty of room for a pair of thick wool socks with enough room that I could easily wear a second pair, and I also really like the new updated look of the black on black with beige trim. These are the second pair of Sorel boots I've owned, the first pair I bought about 20 years ago when I was in my early 20's now I'm in my early 40's and these new boots fit exactly like the first pair did, if these last as long as the first ones did, I'll be in my 60's when they need to be replaced! January 4, 2014
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