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Men's Caribou® Wool Boot


Style # 1308781
Best For: Heavy Snow
| Fit: True to Size


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The Details


This version of the classic Caribou has the same waterproof construction, full-grain leather upper and iconic silhouette you know and love, but comes with a wool inner boot instead of felt to keep feet warm, dry and cozy during activities in winter weather.

The Construction


  • Seam-sealed waterproof construction.
  • UPPER: Waterproof full-grain leather.
  • INSULATION: Removable 9mm felted wool InnerBoot with Sherpa Pile™ snow cuff.
  • MIDSOLE: 2.5mm bonded felt frost plug.
  • SHELL: Handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber with Sorel™ AeroTrac™ non-loading outsole.

  • Shaft Height: 10 in.
  • Heel Height: 1 in.
  • Calf Circumference: 17 in.
  • Weight: 46 oz / 1304 g
  • Measurements based on size 9.
  • 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® Wool Boot 4.5 5 74 74
A True Company w A Quality Product Living in Colorado now for over 20 years, I hike, camp, back country backpacking and I also work outdoors year round some 75 % of the time. I just bought my second pair of Sorel Caribou styles today. Same exact pair I bought 11 years ago. They must have had 5000 miles on them by now, worn and tattered but they never let me down. Got a great deal on the new ones, the old ones are now stored in my Jeeps Emergency Box as a backup. Im a lover of these boots, great fit, I too usually go a half size up to allow for a thicker sock in Winter. Thank you for a great reliable well made product. January 6, 2015
This boot is incredibly comfortable and roomy. I just purchased this boot in NYC at Paragon outdoor store on 18th and Broadway. Upon trying on this boot, (my size is 11) I realized how roomy 11 was. I have a half inch of room at the toe, which is terrific! I love how the boot is mad. It's very wide in all areas, which is excellent for me, because I have type 2 diabetes and you know us folks must be very careful not to buy tight or ill fitting shoes or boots. I love these boots. I can't wait for the freezing cold and snow. I'm well prepared with my sorel caribou boots. January 1, 2015
Outdoorzy and diabetic I am a hunter, trapper and fisherman when I am not working. I do most of these things all year around. I am also a diabetic, so circulation to my feet is an issue especially in winter. So far, this is my first winter experience for these boots, but I am impressed. My feet do still get cold whenever I sit motionless for several hours, hunting, but it is manageable (if that makes sense - if you are a diabetic, you will understand) The wool inserts act like any other wool product - wool keeps you warm, even when damp / wet from sweating. I bought 1 size larger than my foot as I usually do, to make room for a pair of winter socks. These boots were true to size for me in that regard. December 20, 2014
Excellent Boot, so warm! This boot is amazing. The liner is great because it's designed in a way that it doesn't take your sock off with the boot when you remove your boots. Also, plenty wide to wear thick socks in. Only thing I will say is, I got the Olive Brown Dark Ginger color and the upper leather part looks brown in the picture but it is definitely more like a dark moss green or army green. December 17, 2014
small i wear a 12 or 13 and i ordered a 14 but really tight. i had to wear with out a sock. maybe they will stretch. i would get 2 sizes bigger than you need. maybe bigger sizes dont fit well. seem warm though October 9, 2014
Hefty Boot Bought these for my boyfriend, as an early x-mas gift. He normally wears a 10 in boots (Timb's to be specific); so I ordered him a ten, but it was way too big. I ordered him a half size down, and they now fit perfectly. He is very happy with them, and says that they are very sturdy, warm, cozy and pretty hefty. October 8, 2014
Excellent Snow Boot! I bought these boots for light to moderate hiking in the snow. Now, after a half dozen such hikes I cannot imagine a finer boot for that purpose! Very good traction and unbelievable comfort combine for a wonderfully pleasant walk in light or deeper snow. Some say these boots run a little large - and they do - but I found that the extra room added to foot comfort and warmth. And the soles have such a nice flexibility that I felt like I was walking on clouds. I highly recommend Sorels Caribou Snow Boots. February 24, 2014
sorrell with wool liner amazing Truly an amazing winter boot. Been hiking in the mountains in real blizzard conditions this past week. These babies are incredibly warm and comfortable. Easy on and off and sturdy enough for the mountain terrain. I love these sorrels. JM Nederland Colorado February 22, 2014
Great boots Great grip when walking. Very warm and comfortable. I would say for the fit don't go big since these are already big boots. I would get your size or maybe 1/2 size larger to account for thick socks. Great boot. February 19, 2014
Great deal on a great pair of boots I purchased these boots through the friends & family discount site. So for $82 I got one of the best pair of boots that Sorel makes. I used them for three days in northern lower Michigan snowmobiling in 2 to 4 ft. of snow and 10 - 20 degree temps with no issues while only wearing a pair of Carhart socks and some Wilson crop socks over those. Feet were toasty and not sweaty. The boots for me were oversized somewhat, I wear an 11 or 11 1/2 normaly and ordered and 11 and a 12 returning the 12, and they are heavier than the other shorter Caribou that my friend ordered, but I would rather have the height than less weight. Great deal and great boot. February 8, 2014
Good product but sizing is an issue This was my first purchase of a Sorel product. I am impressed with the craftsmanship and overall quality but the size run really large. I am normally a US 10.5 in sneakers and US 11 in dress shoes. I bought the Caribou Wool in size 11 and it is enormous! February 4, 2014
caribou pac boots returned have a really old pair, made in Canada, great quality. Second pair, Chinese mfg, didn't last as long. Just got new pair, design of boot liner has been changed for the worse, took me 30 minutes to get them on, and sized a little smaller than prevous pairs. back they went. February 3, 2014
Men's Caribou Wool Boot Customer Service was A+. I had to return my boots and exchange them due to the size. Sorel sent out a new pair that arrived in only a couple days with no issues at all. Thanks! January 31, 2014
Great Boot Great boot. With the felted wool liners very comfortable in very cold weather. Only negative is on the front part of the boot liner. The material holding it together does not have enough give to get into and out of boot. I removed the stiching and the piece and now they are easy to get on and off. May add a piece of Velcro to closed at the top. January 24, 2014
Men's Caribou Boots Great experience with Sorel Company. Online experience easy and delivered on time. The best boot made. They have come in handy with Chicago's bad winter. I'm glad I purchased the wool liner instead of the felt liner. My feet don't feel the cold. Thank you Sorel ! January 22, 2014
good warm boots, use a wool insole for a better fit The boots are fine. The customer service is poor. The company would not honor a sale price for the same boots from another retailer. January 16, 2014
These boots ROCK! Love em... great quality. Heavy duty and look cool. I expect to keep these for many many years. January 15, 2014
Mens Caribou These are Sorels "bread and butter" boot and have been so for years. I had these boots when I was a kid and wore them until they literally would not go on my feet (out grew them) and then gave them to a family friend for one of their kids. I purchased a new pair to add to my winter boot options and realize what I've been missing. The boots are true to fit. I like the upper construction around the tongue/lace area as they have a continious leather portion that protects from water/snow to get into the boot. the only way to get wet in these boots is to go over the top. The replaceable liner is very handy, as the boot itself should last years and years, and you can replace the liner as needed. January 11, 2014
Best snow boot I've ever owned POSITIVES - This boot is exceptional at keeping your feet dry and warm. - Comfortable to walk and hike in. NEGATIVES - The boot runs about a size too big, not 1/2 a size. - The lining for this boot also is sometimes a nuisance and pulls out when taking your foot out. It would be great if there were some Velcro type sections to keep in place. January 11, 2014
Great Boots!! My husband loves his new Sorel Caribou boots. He has problems with his feet but he says the new boots are comfortable and sturdy. Also, they have excellent treads so he doesn't worry about falling. Thanks for a fine product. January 4, 2014
terrific well made. great quality. warm. look good. great purchase January 4, 2014
Thumbs up My new Sorel Caribou boots are exactly what I hoped they'd be; warm, durable and great looking too. These boots can take whatever Winter can dish out! January 1, 2014
My 1st Pair lasted 27 years I haven't worn my new pair of Sorels outside yet, However they feel great and I'm optimistic they will be durable, since my first pair lasted 27 years. I'm so confident of their durability , I spent a little extra on the wool liners this time. December 31, 2013
IF ONLY ONE BOOT, BUT THE CARIBOU What's good: - Leather is of good quality - Boot keeps feet warm - Shoe strings are sturdy What's okay, but could be better: - The texture of the rubber above the sole, though quality, collects dirt and stains What's bad: - The boot has poor traction on ice December 31, 2013
Left/right boot not same size These boots are extremely well made, and they have a nice appearance. My husband has a similar pair and loves his. However, mine do not fit correctly. I have never had this problem with any other shoe or boot, but while the left boot fits correctly, the right boot is too narrow and a bit shorter than the left, so it fits too tightly. The difference is so noticeable that I wear 2 pairs of socks on my left foot while wearing one very thin sock on the right boot, and it is still too tight. It's as though the right boot is a different size, although it shows to be the same size. The result is that I hardly wear the boots, because I can't wear the right boot for any length of time. I feel I wasted my money. December 31, 2013
Great boot Great quality & craftmanship. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because I have a lot of pressure and rubbing on my left leg where the leather and rubber meet. The boot seems to curve in on the left side. I'm hoping the issue resolves after break-in. Other than that, I really like the boots. They seem very well made. Boots run true to size, at least for men. I bought my wife the Joan of Arctics. She wears a 6 in every other shoe. I measured her foot and using Sorels size chart, bought her an 8, and it fits perfectly. Go figure. I would highly recommend these boots. December 28, 2013
Men's Sorel Boots I purchased these boots for my eldest son for Christmas. I took a chance ordering them online because he has a hard to fit foot that has a high instep. He was more than pleased. He wanted a nice comfortable pair of boots so he could spend time playing outside in our Minnesota winter with his triplet sons. His comment was "These are just great!" Thank-you for your fine product. December 28, 2013
Caribou boot review Look good and are comfortable. I have not had a chance to wear them out in the cold for a long period of time but will say so far they are very warm. The only issue I have right now is that they are tough to get on. I am hoping that is just because they are new and that once they break-in they will be fine. Overall I am happy and would recommend them. December 26, 2013
Initial Impression - Comfortable! I wear a 9.5 shoe size (American). After trying on the 10 and the 11, I settled on the 10.5 Caribou Wool boot. This fits beautifully - comfortable in the toe yet not bulky; a nice overall fit. With enough comfort overall to accommodate a pair of medium-weight Carhartt boot socks. Based on my experience, this boot will run one size larger for you than your dress shoe size. (Standard mileage will vary.) December 24, 2013
Great Boots Replaced my 25 year old Sorels with these. Warm and good grip in the snow. Fit was right on the mark using the website measurement technique (actually, just measuring the millimeters without bothering printing the "footprint"). December 18, 2013
Love these boots Took a little getting used to having the removable liner. Now that I'm used to it wish I'd had it sooner. Great feature. Great boot - really warm and dry. Best winter camping boot I've had in a while December 15, 2013
1 year of use I bought these boots for price shown at about mid way through last snow season. I was really excited to get them because of the quality i thought they had. Well it's the start of a second season of snow and the where it bends when walking has broken down and now my boots LEAK! I am really disappointed in the quality of this boot especially for the price i paid. I have kids and i play in the snow with them. I was not rough on them out of the ordinary and stored them in a plastic tub through summer. This is unbelievable that i can pay this much and have them break down with normal use after less that a year of wear. I would not recommend this product. i switch from another brand that has long been my go to snow products and now am paying the price. Needless to say i will have to buy another pair of boots in less than a year of purchasing these boots. December 12, 2013
AWESOME BOOTS I looked everywhere in stores for this certain style but had no luck. Was skeptical ordering it online because I am always disappointed with my online purchases, BUT I love these boots. I am patiently waiting for winter to arrive here in Minnesota so I can test them out! November 6, 2013
Jura Mountains, France The coldest place in France. Record low is -39°c (about -39 F too). Great boots in the coldest part of France. I used mine for the last three winter skiing holidays. Put these boots on before and after skiing. They are great. Keep your feet dry and warm. April 17, 2013
I only wish I lived in the snow to wear these boots more! I love these snow boots! they are so comfy after a long day of snowboarding. April 11, 2013
Love them, a little big In my opinion, these run large. Will have to return these... March 29, 2013
Awesome Boot I bought this pair of boots for a ski and dog sledding vacation. They were great! They were comfortable and warm. Great investment! March 6, 2013
Nice Hard to get on the first 2-3 times but getting better. February 27, 2013
Men's` Caribou boots Fit great right out of box. Fishing on the ice on Lake of the Woods, my feet remained warm and dry. These boots are awesome. February 20, 2013
Amazing Boots Just recieved my new Caribou's and these are high quality boots! They look and feel great! I ordered my normal size (11) and the wool liner fits perfect. The boot is a little large which is most likely by design. As a side note, shipping on these was extremely fast (1 business day from the order date). Just wanted to give a nod to the customer service level. Our household will be buying more from Sorel in the very near future! February 5, 2013
Well earned replacement I bought these to replace my 19 year old, Canadian made Caribous, which were no longer warm as the liners were worn out. These fit the same, though they are still large. I bought size 8 both times, but I wear size 9-1/2 in every other pair of shoes I own. I like the new(er) AeroTrack outsold and the wool inner layer on the liner. My sole criticism would be of the elastic gusset on the liner, which goes all the way to the top. While it makes the boots very secure when worn, it also makes them difficult to remove. The liner frequently comes out of the boot and must be reinstalled. This could be easily modified or customized, however. January 28, 2013
Sizing.... Hello, I'd like to offer a suggestion to all those who are concerned with fit since a number of reviewers have indicated that the liner is quite tight. Unlike a Maine Hunting Boot which is oversized to accommodate a heavy wool sock. Sorel's fit best if you use, for example, a thin Cool-Max hockey sock. Trust me, I am a true size 11 and wear a Reebok size 9.5 ice skate and that fit is snug but not overly tight. So after trying a normal cotton sock with a pair of Caribou boots, size 11, in which just getting my foot into the boot was a struggle, I decided to try a Cool Max hockey sock.... Beautiful to insert my foot, nice snugness, and with the Sorel liner there is no need to supplement with a cotton or wool sock. Hope this helps.... January 25, 2013
Great boot Very warm feet in cold weather January 18, 2013
best extreme winter boots hands down have had a pair of sorels for over 25 years.just got a new pair of caribou wool . people are wrong with what they are saying about ordering a size smaller.1st order your size..yes they are big.2nd when wearing these boots and when breaking them in socks are optional. never have worn socks with my first pair.again as far as being big THEY ARE WINTER BOOTS..have worn mine at minus-15 degrees .the linings are tight but thats how they can keep the minus -40 rating and your feet won't be exposed to the weather.just order your normal size you will never have cold feet again January 6, 2013
Boots cracked After just over a year, the rubber cracked in similar locations on both boots (just above the large and little toe areas). These cracks have turned into holes, rendering the boots useless for winter wear. In short, you are paying quite a bit of money for poor materials and barely a season's worth of use. January 5, 2013
Awesome boot Got this for a gift. Tried them on and was concerned that they were a little large, wore a thick pair of socks and they were perfect for my first snowmobile trip of the season. Not great for long hikes due to the roominess of the boot but for ice fishing and snowmobiling they were great. December 26, 2012
carbou mans the boot are fine but the liners are to tight so had to cut the elastic front to get my foot in My size is 7 and i even try'd a 8 liner and the same to tight On the old liners the elastic front would open up easyto get your foot in Wish they sill had that type of liner December 25, 2012
way too small - not true to size I ordered these boots for my husband, who wears a size 10. the liner of the boot was cut so small and tight especially at the ankle he couldn't get his foot into it. I wear a ladies size 9 had a problem getting the liner on and then when I put on the boot, I had to have my husband pull them off, much like when you have on a knee-high leather riding boot. Sorry but the boots are are their way back to you. December 17, 2012
Order your NORMAL shoe size! The liner inside this boot fits snug, so DONT order a size smaller or it will be TOO small, and the liner will stretch and rip. The boots outer shell fits kinda big, which is misleading to people and is why they go to smaller sizes than normal, but thats just the style of boot this is, so dont listen to people on here who say go up or down a size like I did, order your NORMAL shoe size and save the headache. They don't just slip on easy either, thats BS, even in your right size, with the liner its a bit tricky to get em on. People that say they kick them on and off have chosen sloppy oversized boots. Trust me. Which is why I also read complaints that they are too heavy and bulky! Yea, they would be when they are 2 sizes too big for your foot! DUH December 9, 2012
old sorels vs. new i wore a pair of sorel caribous for more than 20 years so they are very worn! i absolutely love my new boots! they fit perfect and are incredibly comfortable! December 7, 2012
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