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Women’s Glacy Explorer™ Shortie Boot


http://www.sorel.com/womens-glacy-explorer-shortie-boot-1553271.html 1553271
Style # 1553271
Best For: Casual, Light Snow
| Reviewers rated this product: True to Size


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The Details


You don’t have to be named Dora to appreciate the intrepid nature of a boot that looks as good on the snow as it does on your sure-footed feet.

The Construction


  • Waterproof breathable membrane construction.
  • UPPER: Waterproof suede leather and Canvas upper with webbing overlays. Fleece lining.
  • FOOTBED: Removable molded EVA footbed with heel cup and arch support. Fleece topcover.
  • MIDSOLE: Rubber.
  • OUTSOLE: Molded rubber outsole.

  • Heel Height: 1 1/2 in.
  • Calf Circumference: 7 1/4 in.
  • Platform Height: 1 in.
  • Weight: 18.1 oz / 514 g
  • Measurements based on size 7.5.
  • Imported.


Women's Size Chart

5 3 36 22
5.5 3.5 36.5 22.5
6 4 37 23
6.5 4.5 37.5 23.5
7 5 38 24
7.5 5.5 38.5 24.5
8 6 39 25
8.5 6.5 39.5 25.5
9 7 40 26
9.5 7.5 40.5 26.5
10 8 41 27
10.5 8.5 41.5 27.5
11 9 42 28
12 10 43 29

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 4.8 out of 5 by 64 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glacy Explorer Shortie After reading all 17(!) pages of reviews on the Glacy Explorer Shorties, I finally pulled the trigger and ordered a size 8 in pebble. I am usually a size 8 with narrow feet, and these boots fit with lots of room for thick socks. I had thought that maybe I should order a 7.5 in these as some of the reviews had mentioned they run large, but I am happy with the 8. Obviously it there is no snow for testing the waterproofing or grip on ice (it is August after all!), but I am happy with the cloud-like insole of the boots and the very cute color. I guess I should also mention that I had the boots delivered to my work, and two other women in my office immediately ordered the exact same boot after seeing mine. Maybe order to your home if you don't want any copycats ;) August 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Amazing, Except for the Dangerous Soles I bought these boots based on a recommendation of a friend. The fit is wonderful. They're cozy warm and very stylish. However, the soles of the boots are HORRIBLE. I have slipped SO MANY TIMES on wet surfaces with these boots (after slipping after rain, I didn't DARE wear these out when it was icy) and almost fallen 2-3 times. It's frustrating because I bought these boots for winter, but can really only wear them when it's dry out. Change the soles of these boots, and I'd give them 5 stars, but as is, they're a waste of $125. April 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by "Great Boots" I Really Love These Boots…I had tried to get these Last year (2013) But they had sold out due to the horrible winter we all had from coast to coast…I really wanted the pink ones or somenting to that color... They were so pretty and looked to be perfect for me as I can’t walk well to begin with so .. NO HEEL flat and looked like what I would be able to wear on my big old foot..well I didn’t get them that year but the customer service told me to get ready in Mid August that is when they have there new stock coming in this year they would have a Vino same sorta color she told me so I was ok with that I did as she told me... I saw the shorter ones they did fit me much better got them instead they are the warmest boots I have ever worn I didn’t get cold as fast as the year prior and could shovel without breaking going to take breaks as feet before would be too cold..with just sneakers on and I didn’t have to worry about falling the traction on your boots is great I love the color the warmth the traction how it fits except if you could make a wide boots that would be even better I would buy more of your shoes/boots... All I can say is with your customer service rep for getting back to me Helped me so very much... I had stop looking for boots I had decided to purchase your boots when the new shipment came in I was so excited to get them I really do love these boots.. Everyone should buy a pair it would be the last pair of boots that you would need to buy in less your foot grew. You wont be sorry I can promise you that much I love my new boots so much I want to wear them all the time.... Thank you so much Sorel March 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome boots I needed a new pair of snow boots because my last pair of Sorel (from about 4 years ago) were getting eaten up by the salt. I purchased these boots and absolutely fell in love. I have a tendency to get hot feet-but these were perfect. Also I've already walked through a couple of snow storms and they still look brand new. March 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by not waterproof I love the way these boots look. The fit is slightly wide, allowing for heavy socks. However, they are not waterproof. I realized that my feet were wet upon the second wearing. It's happened every time since. March 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cute boot I didn't have many choices for a snow boot in my size as it was almost the end of the season. I choose these because of the great reviews. They are a really cute boot, the Vino color wasn't my 1st choice but I do like the color and I have had a few complements. They are warm and keep the snow out. They are comfortable but I do want them to get a big softer over time. March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Favorite Boots I have had these boots for several months and have worn them daily. The first time was to watch a parade in Vermont while standing on snow and ice for an hour. My feet were toasty warm and I wasn't even wearing wool socks. I am a perfect 5.5 or European 36 and these boots fit exactly with just enough room for a pair of thick socks or two pairs of thin ones. I have never had anyone comment on boots I was wearing until I wore these as they are really stylish. These boots are perfect for wearing when you need boots but don't want to look like you just came in from logging or working on the farm. In short, I love them, and they still look like new even after constant use this winter here in Vermont. March 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect City Snow Boot! I get stopped all the time by women asking about my "Glacy Explorer" boot in the pebble color. This is the most appropriate 'I think' for city snow. I also have the Classic Caribou that I use when upstate/Catskills, but the "Glacy" is my NYC go to! It's not a heavy boot and easy to put on and off. It's chic and fun and warm....what else is does one need?? February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best boots ever! Fashionable, warm comfortable and go with all of my outfits! February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by wear them everyday in the winter I got tired of having cold feet in winter and bought these. Toasty warm! Love them. In other shoes, I sometimes get arch tightness, some foot pain, etc -- I don't get any of that with these. Very comfortable. While these are obviously not dress boots, I wear them everywhere: church, grocery store, mom-around-town, walking the dogs, school functions. They are sophisticated enough for a snow boot that is looks stylishly practical, but not dumpy. They are fine on all types of flooring (not slippery) and are comfortable for driving (not too bulky). The treads are great on snow and white/bumpy ice, and pretty good on slick ice as well. I've worn these for two months straight, and the treads and uppers both still look like new. My pant legs staydown over the tops nicely, either straight/narrow pants or boot cut. You could easily tuck in leggings. My typical shoe size is 12AA, and a lot of 12s run too short. In athletic shoes I tend to take a 13. These Sorels are fine -- my toes don't hit the end at all and because they have laces, they don't get too loose in width. However, there is still plenty of toe wiggle-room which helps with warmth. I wear cotton socks in these and do just fine. I highly recommend these. February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfy and Stylish: This passes the Minnesota winter test Comfort is key for me, but I never want to sacrifice style points either. This boot blends both beautifully. Growing up in Minnesota you learn to appreciate a boot that will keep your toes warm but you can also walk around in all day. The soft furry lining and ease of adjusting the laces means that you can get a great fit plus the base padding inside actually has more cushioning than any pair of running shoes I've ever had. While I wouldn't go wading through any uber slushy puddles in these (there are other Sorel styles better suited to that), I can tell you that with our several snowfalls and -20 Winter we've been having as of late, these do the trick every time. Also the tread on these is a great grippy rubber which means that I'm never nervous about having to trek across icy pathways. I sized up a half-size because I like a bit of wiggle room for my toes and because I have wide feet and the fit is perfect. I was also fortunate to get the teal color when it was still offered and so love having the bright blue laces and the neon yellow Sorel logo but that wine color is stunning too. Kudos to Sorel for making another awesome product and kudos to you for purchasing it. You will not regret it! February 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great looking snow boot that's waterproof & warm! What more could you want?- warm, waterproof, reasonably priced and looking a bit like a hybrid snow boot + platform hightop sneaker..comfy. First pair of snow boots bought in nyc and works well and looks great in the city and country. February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fun and functional Love these boots! There are very comfortable and so very cute and colorful. They worked very well in the snow and kept my feet cozy. February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these boots! One of the best purchases I've made this year. I am so happy I have these. We get a lot of snow and I haven't had any issues with these keeping my feet warm and dry. February 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Comfy These boots are super comfy although they are a bit too wide for me and I wish I had gotten a narrow size or 1/2 size down. Still I know I’m going to love them because they’ll keep my feet warm during this miserable winter! February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Boots These boots are adorable, lightweight, and perfect for throwing on in crumby winter conditions for running errands. However, I waited too long to order these, and the size I need (7.5) is not available in the color that I wanted. I tried the 8 and the 7, both not the right fit. I'm really a 7-7.5 wide, however most shoe I take an 8 in to accommodate my width. I wanted them to replace my popular style boots that really only keep your feet warm and nothing else. I guess I have to wait until next year to get my Glacy Explorer Shortie. February 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Galaxy explorer shortie boots: vino These boots comfortable, warm and easy to put or and off. Love the vino color! These are great for some snow and ice situations! Highly recommend. February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finally, a stylish, comfortable, and warm boot! I have been looking for a warm and comfortable snow boot for quite some time and this one fits the bill. They are comfortable and roomy enough to fit a thick sock and my toes stay toasty warm (a feat for my always-cold extremities) I always get complements on them too! February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these boots! I bought these boots when I got caught in a snow storm while visiting New York so in a pinch bought them a half size too small but I can not express my love for them enough. I had hoped to find them in the vino or blue color but settled for pebble and have to say I am very happy. In person it is more of a sandy grey. Very neutral and goes with everything. Despite having bought them in the wrong size I was able to run around Manhattan for a week in extreme comfort. They kept my feet dry and had lots of support. They don't slip much in the slush but beware of entering slick floored buildings. Now that I'm home I'm going to buy these again (in the right size) and gift the pair I bought to a friend. February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cute! They shipped quick, very warm, easy on and off, and very cute! Love the pink on the bottom! I ordered a 7.5 - definitely need to wear a thick sock - might've considered a 7 but didn't wnat them to be too tight. February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them. I LOVE these boots. I bought them to wear in light to medium snow... they are warm, very comfortable and keep my feet dry. (They are pretty darn cute too). I have the Caribou boots, which I wear for heavy snow and shoveling the driveway, but these are great to throw on and go (these have replaced my UGGS). I have zero regrets buying these winter gems. January 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love my boots Perfect for walking my Golden in sub zero , snowy weather. They grip wonderfully on ice and keep my feet warm.i have received many compliments on my boots. January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Boot Ever ! I saw these in the newspaper and went to the store to get them. They did not have them so I ordered 2 different sizes. These are the most comfortable, warmest and easiest boots to wear and put on. I could wear them all day. Love that they fit my wide foot ! Going to buy a 2nd pair to have for just incase they don't make them anymore ! January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic I love these boots even more than I thought I would. They are so comfortable and lightweight. They are definitely somewhat wide in the foot area, but in the length they are true to size. I haven't worn them in any real snow, but really enjoy wearing them around town. January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great fit, light weight, comfortable! I originally ordered a different pair of Sorel boots that looked HUGE on my feet! So I returned them and gave this pair a try and I am in love. I purchased the purple color in a size 9 which is my normal boot size and they fit great. Easy on and easy off but you can tighten them up with the laces. I love the color and usually wear with a pair of skinny jeans. The times I have worn them, my feet are warm. I live in New York so snow is inevitable and I love having a great pair of boots. January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love them I've been wearing them even when it doesn't snow. They are so comfortable, adorable and cozy. I got them in vino. January 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing! I normally buy wides so I was worried that they wouldn't fit but they are perfect. I can fit warm socks with them although regular socks work fine because they are so warm! I love these boots. It's like walking on clouds they have great cushion and I don't want to take them off. January 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great boots! I bought these boots in the Pebble color. They are soo comfortable and extremely stylish. I bought them to replace a pair of UGG boots and I am soo glad I did. The toe area of the boot is wide and it feels like you are wearing slippers. There is no need to break in these boots at all. I normally wear a size 8 1/2 and that is what I wear in this shoe as well. The fit is perfect! Highly recommend this boot. January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love, love love! I don't like snow or snow boots, but I love these! Get some! January 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm and waterproof Beautiful color, I have received lots of compliments. Keeps me warm and dry. January 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love These Boots! I love these boots! They are so incredibly comfortable, warm and super cute. You can't go wrong with them. They fit true to size for me and would recommend them to anyone!! January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm, daring and stylish! I love my new boots! I ordered the pebble color. In the product photos, the color looks tan but really they are grey. Didn't even notice that until later. Still, they are beautiful. The boots are warm, and I think a pretty daring design! The faux fur is nice and only concentrated towards the top by the opening. I'm a big size ten and my feet run just a bit on the wider side. The size ten still fit perfect even with thick, fuzzy winter socks. January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My new favorite boot! I ordered these in my normal boot size and they still have enough room for heavy snowboard/wool socks. The laces allow for a relaxed/loose fit so I haven't taken these on any steep hiking trails. They're definitely more of an everyday winter boot rather than a performance or hiking boot. They are surprisingly comfortable as these have a substantial sole with the perfect mix of bounce and stiffness. I love walking around in these indoors as well as outside on snowy trails at the park with my dog! I had my doubts about them being waterproof but I've worn these everyday this week in the snow and my feet have stayed dry. The first day I wore these I got three compliments on how cute they were! My friend saw them and ordered a pair as well! They look super cute with leggings or yoga pants. My only complaint about these boots is that my toes don't stay as warm as I thought they would, but my feet and hands are constantly cold due to poor circulation so that may be just my issue. Overall, I love these boots and wish I bought two pairs! I might just have to purchase the taller boots later this winter for really snowy days. January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really Love These Boots These boots are so cute and comfortable. I brought these boots exclusively on my recent trip to Tahoe as they are so cute and functional for going out, to the slopes, apres ski and just walking/shopping around. I found them to have good traction on the sidewalk and in the snow BUT beware on a finished floor. They can get slppery indoors if coming in from a wet environment. The color is so vibrant yet stylish. I will use these for many years to come. January 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amazing boots Received these boots for Christmas. Never have worn Sorel boots, was delighted to find that they fit my wide foot. Better yet is the support, very comfortable. Highly recommend these boots. January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jwood The boots is so remarkable that I purchased a second pair in a different color. Warm, comfortable and stylish. I have no complaints about the boot. December 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Comfortable These boots are soo comfortable and warm. I have them in the deep water, and they look really nice December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Needed something to keep my feet toasty but not a heavy boot. These are great, take size 8 and still have room for a heavy pair of winter socks. I ordered the deep water and the color is beautiful. Well made and warm. Glad I ordered them! December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love the Explorer Glacy shortie for women This is my fourth pair of sorel boots. They fit perfectly. Nice and warm. Color is fantastic. Waiting for the color "Deep Water" to be restocked. Buy this style of sorel boots. You will not be disappointed. December 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by My winter 'go-to' boots This is my 2nd pair of Sorel boots. They're cute, stylish, and cushy. I prefer to wear my boots w/o socks (ala UGG), but these are better with socks. The inside edge of the liner has a sharpness to it that irritates my foot and will make a blister w/o socks. The boots were better after the first day. I haven't owned shoes that benefited from 'breaking in' in over a decade. These run a hair short. I'm 6' and wear a size 12. So shoes either fit or they don't. My right toe touches a bit when my foot slides forward, which can cause me whole-body discomfort on a long day. I try to tie the laces tighter to keep my feet from sliding forward, but the lower part of the boot widens, leaving just the ankle snug. The boots are very cushy, which I really like, need, and appreciate! However, the nubby soles don't have as good traction as my other pair that have more of a wavy tread. All-in-all, I'm thinking about ordering a second pair for when these wear out in the future! December 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by awesome!!! I love these boots!!! Seriously they are more comfortable than my uggs. I live in a ski resort town and we get quite a bit of snow. My feet stay totally dry and warm. I always get a compliments on how cute they are. Definitely reccomend! December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great boots These boots are as lightweight as can be while still being warm and waterproof with pretty good traction on snow and ice December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love them Comfortable from the box. I wore these all day in freezing snow and was warm. So excited that they are cute, comfortable and warm. They are so light I didn't feel like I had snow boots on. Ordered my regular shoe size and they are great with my socks. I loosened the laces to get heavier socks on too. The vino color is great! December 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great! Im usually a size 6 but after pregnancy my feet are a bit bigger. I ordered size 6 anyways because there were people saying they run bigger and i usually buy shoes size 6 even after pregnancy because 7 is too big. They were ok but slightly small, they felt too tight. So I ordered another pair size 6.5 and they are great! They don't feel tight not a bit, they even feel big, lot of space for socks. I would say they run true to size then. Comfortable and they look awesome. They don't feel heavy and they don't look big on your feet like so many other boots. December 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fits my hard-to-fit foot I always have trouble finding shoes and boots that fit. My foot is a size 7, but I have a wide foot and a high instep which means I can not even get my foot into most shoes. I have to buy a size 8 1/2W or 9W to accommodate the width of my foot and ankle. I wanted to buy a pair of boots that slip on without laces, but even a 10 would not go on my foot. I did find a pair at a local store that fit, but I was afraid they would not be warm enough. I took a chance and bought Sorels online since I had heard so many good things. I ordered size 9, since they do not come in wide. They fit great, and I am very pleased. As one other customer commented they are a little stiff but I think they will loosen up. I haven't worn them yet, but this is early winter in Minnesota and I will have many chances. I am hoping that this is the last pair of boots I will own. December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Boot Purchase ever! I decides to splurge a little on myself this year and get a pair of Sorel boots. All my friends highly recommended the company. I could not be more happy! These boots are extremely comfortable and I get a lot of compliments on them! I got them in the Pebble. I will definitely never go back to cheap winter boots again. Thank you Sorel! :) I highly recommend these boots!! December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by I like 'em These boots have everything I look for in a winter boot. They keep my feet warm, are waterproof, lace up easily and fit true to size (8.5 for me). I crossed the laces a second time at the third loop to keep them tight enough and added sheepskin insoles for extra insulation. Also, I really like the suede's texture and color (blue). December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Boots Glad I got these boots. Warm and comfortable. Great quality and arrived with no damage to box. I am very happy and can see me having a collection of various sorel boots and shoes. December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these Boots! I have not worn them through a New England winter yet, but I think they are going to do just fine. I love the color, the fur edge and the fit is great. Easy to slip on go play in the snow! December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wide calf friendly! These are the most comfortable snow boots I have ever put on my feet! I have a wider calf than most and this boot has more than enough space to tie comfortably. As other reviewers have stated, they honestly feel like slippers. I was worried about buying online without trying on first but I can tell you it's the best investment ever for my feet in the winter. December 5, 2014
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