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Women’s Joan of Arctic™ Boot


http://www.sorel.com/womens-joan-of-arctic-boot-1708791.html 1708791
Style # 1708791
$134.90 $180.00
Best For: Heavy Snow
| Reviewers rated this product: Fits Slightly Small


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The Details


This classic silhouette features a beautiful, waterproof, full-grain leather and suede upper, super-soft faux fur around the cuff and a removable, recycled felt inner boot to ensure that feet stay warm, dry and comfortable in cold winter conditions.

The Construction


  • UPPER: Waterproof suede leather upper. Faux fur cuff. Seam-sealed waterproof construction.
  • INSULATION: Removable 6 mm recycled felt inner boot.
  • MIDSOLE: 2.5 mm bonded felt frost plug.
  • OUTSOLE: Handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber shell with herringbone outsole.

  • SOREL rated: -25° fahrenheit / -32° Celsius.
  • Shaft Height: 11 3/4 in.
  • Heel Height: 3/4 in.
  • Platform Height: 1/2 in.
  • Weight: 31 oz / 879 g.
  • Measurements based on size 7.
  • 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 3.8 out of 5 by 52 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by -40 degrees well...I didn't realize that my boots were not made in the US...until someone pointed it out to me the first night I wore them out...so fyi my boots were made in Myanimar..Burma...my boots were advertised as -40 degrees...my boots arrived as -25..at least that what it says on the box they came in...I am so disappointed I have bought Sorel before so I assumed I was getting the same product...I apparently was not..something has changed...wont be spending my money here again January 13, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pretty, but not very practical I purchased these boots because they were supposed to be good for 25 below. Where I live in the mountains we get huge amounts of snow and with wind-chill it can get 40 below. Just the other day it was roughly -10 and I could FEEL the cold seeping into my feet while standing on the snow, (within minutes). I also had to get a half size (probably could have went a full size) bigger than I normally wear because they tend to run small. I also had to wrap my ankle to provide extra cushion because the boot was rubbing the back of my ankle, causing pain. They are beautiful boots, just not practical in snow/cold temperatures. I am hoping they will "break-in" because they are that cute and I want to keep them. The quality is great, I just wish they were more comfortable and warmer. January 12, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm! I love these boots. I can wear them without socks while shoveling and my feet stay very warm. Not sure why others don't agree. January 10, 2017
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nope. Got these as a gift, and they couldn't even last one winter season. They're already worn out and leaking! My feet are constantly getting wet (and cold), they have poor traction and are overall poorly designed in my opinion. I would certainly not define them as 'waterproof'. Most likely will not purchase any more Sorel footware due to this experience. #SorelysorrywepurchasedSorel January 10, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent We just had our first real snow storm. These boots are 100% waterproof. They're warm. They're well worth the money. Only one complaint is that they're a little slippery. Otherwise A+ true to size and comfy. January 9, 2017
Rated 1 out of 5 by Extremely Dissapointed For the amount of money you will spend on this snow boot, you would think they would be the best you'd ever own. THINK AGAIN! You are paying for the stylish cute look of the boot, and the brand name. These boots DO NOT keep your feet warm, let alone allow you to walk on slippery areas. As a commuter, I almost fell multiple times wearing these because there is no traction on the bottom of the boot. And to top it off, I would end up with bruises on my ankles and feet because they were extremely uncomfortable. Spend your money elsewhere! January 8, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by not for extreme cold these boots are very pretty. you will need a half size larger than you would normally wear. they are great for snow however they don't keep your feet as warm as they should. forget about walking on ice. January 5, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by disappointed They are very below the shin between the ankles. Every time I wear them I ended up with bruises. They are warm and keep my foot dry but I wasted the money because once I'm bruised I can't wear them for a few days until I heal. January 3, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by WAY to narrow I wanted these boots so badly! They are just so cute! Unfortunately, I couldn't get them on. They are SUPER narrow around the ankle, and there is no way to loosen them to even get them on! My daughter's feet are 2 sizes smaller than mine, so I thought they would fit her! Nope! She loved them like I did, and tried like Cinderella's step sisters for over an hour to get them on. Sadly, they're going back :( PLEASE fix this MAJOR flaw by next year! January 2, 2017
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not happy Purchased boots for wife Xmas gift. Both "pull up" snaps were broken. They were never worn, packed for a ski trip and the defect was discovered when they were unpacked. Not the quality we expected from Sorel. January 1, 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by Way too big, so returned. I ordered multiple pairs of boots and was most excited for these, but soon disappointed. They were enormous all over. I wear a 6.5 in shoes normally so that is what I ordered. I swam in them with heavy winter socks too. My heel lifted, and the foot part & calf was super wide. So wide that when I walked it would rub! These had to go back. However, I think these would be perfect for someone with a wide foot and wide calf. I ended up keeping the Tofino boot, as it was a perfect fit and much smaller all around. December 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warm! Got these as a Christmas gift because I have to walk around downtown Chicago for school, which means sometimes hiking between campuses on public transit and walking for blocks. I wore these with regular socks, not even thick boot socks, and walking around outside in below freezing weather for 45 minutes my feet were nice and warm still! They were comfortable to walk in, and I didn't feel like I was unstable on the snowy ground either. I normally wear a size 10, but that was too small, so I tried a 10.5. They fit perfectly. If I take the liner out they may be a little too big but boot socks would probably help with that. December 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stylish, Comfortable, & Functional I love these boots. I bought them for a trip to visit family in Montana, and found out my father in law also has Sorels, very similar to these, except much more masculine, obviously. He is the kind of guy who doesn't buy things unless they are quality and will last forever. His boots have been around for 5 years! Anyway, from wearing these, I've come to believe that these were an EXCELLENT choice of boot for the fashion conscious, yet cold footed woman. Though, I feel the need to mention that no matter how good your boots are, it won't mean anything without appropriate (usually wool) socks. These were the right size, however, very tight. I wear a size 8 in Frye boots, and I purchased a size 7.5 in these boots. My foot is about 10 inches, standing. They were still a little snug, but that is how it ought to be. They were difficult to slip on and off, but I can tell that with some wear, they will be the perfect winter boots. I wore them in deep snow that reached up the the fur, and my feet still kept dry & warm. I also got non-stop compliments. ;) December 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect! I absolutely adore these boots!! I just got them recently and wore them several times out in the cold, snow, and ice for a couple hours at a time, every time my feet stayed dry and warm...my feet never stay warm in anything, I couldn't believe it! They are completely adorable as well. I actually saw a girl at the zoo (a couple days before Christmas) with these same boots and we both bonded over their perfection. They are stiff to drive in but they are still comfortable. These are sturdy boots, even the shoelaces feel like they are in for the long haul! I bought these as a present to myself for my birthday and I couldn't be more happy with my purchase! I usually wear shoe size 8 and bought 8.5, I think an 8 would've been too small. December 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by The Good and the bad. When I took boots out of the box I was very pleased the the style, color and look of my purchase. They are very comfortable for cold weather in PA. I worn the boots twice and the snaps at the top that holds the lining in broke. I am still wearing the boots but not as easy to get on and can be a bit uncomfortable because the lining does not stay where it belongs. December 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Loving it! I waited and waited for a good sale and finally got one! I wear a size 5 but they ran small so this time I got a 5.5. I will say there is a lot room in the toe area but I need that for thicker socks especially in Michigan. Slipping it on is no hassle. I always had to struggle with my size 5 Sorels. I stand at 5 feet so they pretty much cover 2/3rds of my calves but I dont mind. The warmer, the better. Its a little heavy than most winter boots I own and may take a while getting used to walking but I've done errands in it and walking around. So far, so good. Oh and lots of compliments! December 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best boots ever! Very comfortable and keep my feet warm. Absolutely loves these! December 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Boot broke after weekend of use I was really excited for these boots. I bought these while in New York during a snow storm and they were so warm that I wore them out of the shop. Two days later as I was heading home I was disappointed to see the snap on the top of the boot broken off. I'm not sure what did it but didn't expect this from a boot of this quality. Now after just buying them I have to pay to ship them in to get fixed. December 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Snow?.....Bring it ON!! I purchased these after the last big snowstorm last winter so I haven't had an opportunity to wear them in deep snow yet. We had an ice storm in Maryland last weekend and they worked very well and provided excellent traction while walking and scraping off my car. My feet were warm and cozy the entire time. I would recommend going up a half size if you like to wear thicker socks. December 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich Cozy beautifully made boots Beautifully constructed, made of rich quality materials. Comfortable, warm, fashionable, and true to size. December 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic boots for both Function and Fashion! These boots are amazing, that's all I can say! I was skeptical about ordering them online because of sizing. The size chart recommended I get a size 8, but I was apprehensive about that because I wear thick wool socks with my boots. I read other reviews saying to order a 1/2 size larger and I would say that is an accurate statement. I ended up ordering a size 9 and they are just slightly too large, but with thick socks they work just fine. I did notice that these boots took a couple of wears before they broke in. The back was stiff when I first tried them on and walked in them, but after having them for a few weeks they broke in and are much more comfortable now. These boots are also perfect for cold weather. I have already worn these boots multiple times in weather close to 0 Fahrenheit and my feet have not gotten cold once! These boots are fantastic for anyone looking for a functional boot that is also fashionable. December 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super warm and CUTE I live in Buffalo so we get quite a bit of snow and cold. These boots are perfect for this climate. I throw them on with some wool socks and am set for hours out in the cold. They are very well crafted, stylish and waterproof. I got a half size larger than I usually get to accommodate wool socks but overall they fit true to size. December 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent! Beautiful boots. Just stunning! Superior quality, fits true to size. December 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for Chicago Winter I moved to Chicago from Washington state, so I was very worried about the Chicago weather. I got these before the first snow to keep my feet warm and was so, so happy I did. I walk about 3 miles to/from work and am able to walk through tall snow banks and over slick sidewalks with no problem. They are super comfortable and incredibly cute! I normally wear a size 9.5 and that's the size I purchased and I am very pleased. I was worried at first that they might be too tight, but the inner lining does stretch a little. Overall, very pleased and highly recommend for cold winters. December 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect for Chicago Winters I absolutely love these boots! They fit true to size, easy to slip on & off once you break them in. Keeps my feet warm & dry. I do a lot of walking and these boots make it easier to walk on snow & ice without slipping. The button clasps on the side keep unsnapping every time I put them on but overall great boots! December 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Perfect Boot These snow boots are amazing! I wear 9.5 in regular shoes and the 9.5 boot fits perfectly. I am always cold and not necessarily a winter person, but these boots have kept my feet warm in a 4 mile winter trek in the mountains. I would absolutely recommend them. They are more expensive than some other brands, but you get what you pay for and this is a quality product, not to mention how many compliments I get on how cute they are! Sorel is the only way to go. December 16, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Definitely Fashion Over Function First off I grew up wearing Sorel boots and they have always kept my feet warm, needless to say I am familiar with Sorel boots amazing quality and warmth. So, I am sad to say I'm not sure what happened with the Joan of arc's, but my toes/feet are freezing when it goes under 20°F. These boots are rated for -40°F so I'm not sure what happened. Now at 5°F my feet are freezing, I don't mean cold, I mean unbearable crying freezing. I'm not sure what's wrong with this style, I'm not sure if it's just this style or the whole Sorel brand now. But, I'm afraid to purchase a pair of Sorel boots for my 4 year old ... what if they do the same to her? Ugh, but for how much these cost it makes the disappointment ever worse. December 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by obsessed I live in Montana and am constantly looking for things to help me cope with the cold, and so I ordered these boots a couple weeks ago and they have become one of my favorite things I own. They are incredibly warm and comfortable. I have worn them every day since I received them. Definitely a little stiff, if you don't wear a lot of boots, but about what I expected. I have the quarry/black and they look great with pretty much everything. The only minor issue is that I find the removable lining usually wants to come out with my foot on one boot (just one, too, which is odd) but it's easy enough to push back in. December 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect You definitely get what you pay for. They are true to size. Amazing quality, very cute and stylish, and most importantly, your feet will stay warm! I love them! December 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent winter boots These boots are great, they keep my feet very warm during the snow shoveling and playing outside with my daughter. Very well insulated. You definitely want to wear long socks to protect any skin from the liner. I'm guessing they are slightly large in size for the thick winter socks. December 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by What Happened Sorel? I'm not sure why the quality this year is so awful. I have tried 2 different styles of Sorel boots to find out that they are nothing like last years. I am disappointed to find that Sorel is cheapening their boots. I used to count on their quality. BUMMER! December 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Southern girl meets Winter in MN I'm so glad I decided to invest in these boots for my trip to MN.Take it from someone who lived in the south all her life and who have never experienced single digits/negative digits temperature. These boots kept my feet toast warm and dry. The boots are wide, bulky and does takes a little to get used to but so worth it all. I have not slipped once in these boots; while I watched family in MN slip and slide in there boots. I'm typically a 7 and according to the measurements it recommends me getting a 7.5. I got the 7.5 but it is a little loose. However, it was perfect with thick wool socks. If you are someone who likes to have thinner socks I recommend you getting your true shoe size. December 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by They do their job! I wore these outside shoveling yesterday for the first time and they were comfy and kept me dry and warm! They are a little...clunkier? Than I thought they would be so I'm not sure if I would be wearing them out all the time to run errands but for being outside they're great.i had a bit of a harder time getting them off my foot but that's only because they are really securely tightened on your foot to avoid snow and cold air getting to your feet. I say these are a great snow boot! December 12, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not warm These boots do not keep my feet warm. I had high hopes, but my feet get icy cold. December 11, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Not very warm My toes are always cold in these boots and it hasn't even gone below 0° yet. They took a few times to break in and not feel like I was wearing snowboard boots. They are very cute but I bought them to keep my feet warm in heavy snow. They do not do the job. December 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Gift Ever I live In Mammoth Lakes working for the Mammoth Mountain ski resort so having a good pair of snow boots is really important to me. I've always loved Sorels and last Christmas my boyfriend got me a pair and I can honestly say I love them. I am usually a size 7, which he got me, and they were a little big but end up fitting perfectly with leggings and a thick pair of socks. They were a little stiff at first but just like any winter boot you have to break them in. Have loved them ever since I got them and I get so excited when we get storms and I'm able to throw them on and run around in the snow. Have and will always recommend these boots! December 8, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by poor quality for the price Within about a month of purchasing these boots, the clasp at the top of both boots that holds the liner in, broke. now every time I take the boots off, the liner pulls out. Disappointing for the price. I thought these would be durable since my dad has the same Sorel boots that he has had for at least 20 years. Mine lasted a month :( December 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joan of Arctic I bought these boots back in 2012 and I'm still wearing them today... on my 5th winter with these! Incredibly durable and long lasting-I routinely wear these to and from the ski lodge, to class, walking the dog, running errands, basically every day for four winters now. They're super comfy and warm..the only part of the boot that's not as good as new is the fur around the top, which underatandably will get a little beat up over the course of 5 years..only reason I'm buying a new pair this year! December 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just buy it Right out the box. I Feel deeper in love. I want my toes to be happy this year. So im waiting for the cold. Other reviews said they will work. I had uggs and in the beginning they worked. By the following winter my toes where FROZEN. This boot seems to be the ANSWER. December 2, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Hate Hate these boots. My toes are never warm in only 35 degree weather. They are hard to walk in, and they don't have any bend in them so not so much fun to drive it. For the price not even worth it. December 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great but snug as a bug I measured my foot to order based on sizing. I should have needed a 10.5 but I bought the 11 instead. When they arrived they were so incredibly snug. It's a little bit disappointing because there is no 11.5. I highly reccomend going one size up if it's available. I will keep them because they're not the worst and I am sure they will break in more, it's just sad based on size reccomendation. December 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by True to size I love my sorel boots I just ordered I'm usually a size 7 and I got size 6.5 unfortunately I might have to return them for 7 cause they are true to size I saw all the reviews on here that they ran bigger so I got a size down which was a mistake specially if you plan on wearing socks you should get your normal size November 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by This boot is amazing on so many levels This boot is a dream come true! Great looking boot, that is comfortable, durable and keeps your feet a perfect temperature! I got my pair a couple years ago, and still think they look great! I just bought a pair for a family member, but I'm thinking of buying myself one also out of fear they won't be available when mine go! November 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Just waiting for the snow I've had my eyes on these for a while now and took advantage of the 25% off Black Friday deal. I'm really happy with the look and quality of these out of the box. I hiked in them today for 1.5 miles and even brand new with breaking in to do, they were comfy and warm. I'm excited to hit the trails with some snow; I'm confident these will keep my feet toasty and dry trekking around during Cleveland's cold and snowy winters. November 27, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed I waited a year to buy these boots. I was so excited to be home on maternity leave in the winter knowing if I had to run out with the baby, I would have the perfect boot to carry him around safely. I was wrong. I typically wear an 8.5 or a 9 in boots so I bought a 9 and they are just too big. I should have went with the 8.5. The first trip out in the New England snow carrying my baby to the car I skidded on the black ice. I thought for the price these boots should have had enough traction that I would not skid. I was wrong. This is a nice looking boot but it is heavy and clunky and not at all what I was hoping it would be. I wore them a few times to give them a fair shot but that’s it. I’ll sell these at my next yard sale and continue the hunt for the perfect winter boot. October 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love, can't wait for snow! Comfy and warm. A little ridged but I think they'll break it. Also a bit wide and bulky, but worth my toes being toasty. They are made with beautiful leather and I like that the inside including the fur comes out. Cant wait to try them out in the snow! Overall great purchase! October 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cutest boot you'll find These boots are great. Super stylish on & the neutral colors they come in go well with just about everything. I went with the black pair because I think they look the sharpest and contrast with snow the best. As far as materials go they are actually super comfortable and your feet do stay warm in them. I love the fur on the top too, it adds some style to them. They are waterproof so that is a plus. I also like the rubber bottom and top portion because that will make it easy to clean! With sizing, I would definitely go with your normal size. The toe box is pretty wide, but that will allow for a nice pair of thicker socks to be enjoyed with them on. If you think you'll want to wear two pairs of socks or a super super thick pair, then i would size up 1/2 size. The only reason that i gave these boots a 4/5 stars is because there is not a size 11 1/2 in these boots. It goes from 11 to 12. I am normally a size 11 1/2. The 12 is uncomfortably a little too big and the 11 is a tad snug so with them i won't be able to wear thick socks in the 11. So, the 11 1/2 would actually be perfect for me if they made that size. Lastly, these boots will last for many years, they are very durable. October 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The perfect boot! I love these boots, they are well made, the warm liner comes out (if it gets wet you can dry it quicker), and they feel good! Now it is a witer boot so get a half or full size bigger for socks! September 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yupppyuuuueyyyyy..... ....yupppyuuuueyyyyy.....been trying everywhere to get these for my daughter and I.....guess we wear popular sizes so had to wait till this summer to order right from you guys....have yet to try them in snow....hopefully have a while yet but feel great on....she will get hers for her b-day....Halloween.... August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love my Sorel Joan of Artic -buy early Tried to get a pair in the middle of last winter and there were NONE to be found, anywhere. Buy now or...? I bought my normal size but they were way too big. I went down a half size and they fit well. These boots will last forever and look good doing it! Lori August 1, 2014
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