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Women's Winter Carnival™ Boot


http://www.sorel.com/womens-winter-carnival-boot-NL1495.html NL1495
Style # 1308911
Best For: Heavy Snow
| Reviewers rated this product: True to Size


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The Details


This boot features the archetypal Sorel™ look in a versatile waterproof boot. Winter Carnival™ is up for anything, be it a cold nights’ romp with the dog, a stroll through the shops, or a drink after a vigorous day on the slopes.

The Construction


  • Seam-sealed waterproof construction.
  • UPPER: Waterproof nylon upper.
  • INSULATION: Removable 6mm washable, recycled felt InnerBoot with Sherpa Pile™ snow cuff.
  • MIDSOLEL 2.5mm bonded felt frost plug.
  • OUTSOLE: Handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber shell with herringbone outsole.

  • SOREL rated to: -25° fahrenheit / -32° Celsius
  • Shaft Height: 7 1/2 in.
  • Weight: 23.9 oz / 680 g
  • 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.
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Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 64 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these boots! I purchased these boots for our daughter to wear this unusually cold, snowy winter and they have proven to be perfect! She has played and sledded in the snow for extended periods of time and her feet are never cold or wet. She and I have almost the same size foot and I've borrowed them on occasion and can say they are awesome! They are a little roomy, but it's winter and with a thicker sock they fit perfectly!! Also, I read some reviews saying that these boots were heavy and bulky, but I haven't found this to be the case nor has my daughter. January 17, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by So glad I bought these I've only worn them twice as of yet...but both times my feet were warm and dry. A little big but if you wear thick socks...they're perfect! January 16, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by Great In Cold, Bad In Snow, not waterproof these boots have been great in extremely cold weather but they are not waterproof as I realized today. I've now worn now 5 times, in dry cold they are the warmest, but now that I am walking through snow - not even puddles - the toe section of my socks are wet. this has now happened twice. I'm bringing them back to where I purchased Lord & Taylor in NYC to see if they think it's just a unique defect and will exchange them for another hopefully not defective pair. January 7, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sorel carnival boots These boots are awesome for snow! I live in Michigan and these boots are a must have for Michigan winter's!!! January 4, 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by Warm and Comfy Love my new winter carnival boots! The pewter color goes with everything. After reading the reviews, I ordered a half size smaller and am glad I did. I wear them with a heavy sock. I do feel they are a little large in the heel. I solved the problem by using a heel insert. Now the fit is perfect. Let it snow! December 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great, warm boots. Go down half a size Sorel's are the only boots that keep my feet warm for hours outdoors, even in freezing temps. These have great treads so you won't slip on ice. The ankle tends to be a little stiff, and takes a little breaking in, so if you're getting them for a trip where you'll be hiking/walking a lot, make sure you can walk around in them for a couple weeks beforehand. I always size down one half size and I'm still able to wear them with either thick or thin socks. (I am normally always an 8 in every other shoe, but in these and other similar Sorel styles I'm a 7.5.) December 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Order 1/2 size smaller Just got these- normally I'm a 6.5, but I'm swimming in them even with thicker socks. I have to return them, thinking a 6 will do the trick. Not sure what the deal is with Sorel's sizing.. lots of conflicting reviews based on the sizing. A 6.5 should be a 6.5... December 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ouch I want to really like these boots, they do keep my feet warm during Montana winters. However, I have to bandaid-up the back of my ankles before wearing them for extended periods of time. They cut into the backs of my ankles like no other. Even with liner socks and big socks, they hurt. The back of the boot is not strong enough to prevent against buckling. December 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I survived the first snow day with these! Yesterday was the first REAL snow day in the 'burgh. I made it home, walking on slushy and snow covered sidewalks without feeling it! These shoes kept my feet warm and dry the whole time. I will say, they are quite bulky on the front side and little big, but with wearing fuzzy socks, the fit is fine. I am very glad I made this purchase! It is def worth the investment. December 14, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointed I was very excited to get this boot at first--I got the purple dahlia color. The color/style are very nice and exactly what I was looking for, but the upper is not sturdy enough so the back buckles and cuts into my heel. This, in combination with how heavy/chunky the rubber bottoms are, made them super awkward and uncomfortable to walk in. Also, the description lists that the upper is nylon, but this boot is NOT vegan because the detailing is leather. I wish this was more clear on the website--another disappointment when I checked the tag after receiving them. Please make vegan boots sorel! All in all, I'm disappointed these boots didn't work out, not only because the fit wasn't right, but because of the misleading description. On top of that, I had to pay 10 bucks to send them back because no return label was included! Very sad. December 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christmas gift I bought these boots for my wife and success! She loves these boots. They keep her feet nice and toasty while hiking and light walking. They are also very cute and she can pair them with jeans or leggings. These are the first pair of winter boots that have truly fit her in all the right places. December 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great boots; fits half size large I wore these through multiple Upper Peninsula winters and they have held up wonderfully. However, I wish I had gotten a half size smaller-- since they're a bit big, they really rub my ankles raw if I have to walk a distance. Even with thick socks, I'd suggest going down a half size. December 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by True to size Love the Purple Dahlia color, true to the color in person as expected. Because most of the reviews said the boot ran a bit large and recommended downsizing, I ordered a 1/2 size smaller than I normally wear and had to return the boot because it was too small. I found it to be true to size with what I normally wear even with thick socks. I haven't worn these in the snow yet, but they seem very warm and well made. September 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Boot! I have the Purple Dahlia color and love them! They are comfortable and warm and look super cute. I bought these to wear in the mountains when I'm on my snowmobile. You won't be disappointed and these boots will be great for snowshoeing too! March 16, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by My not so cute boots! These boots looked so cute online I couldn't wait to get them. However the are very ugly and bulky. They remind me of my old army wet weather boots. I normally wear a size 8.5 but went for the 8 and they fit fine and so far they are comfortable. Look forward to wearing them more often next winter. February 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love These Boots! I received the Purple Dahlia Carnival boots for Christmas this year, and I couldn't be happier with them! I go to school at UW-Madison, and I'm originally from the Minneapolis area, so I knew that I needed a quality pair of boots to wear in the heavy snow that would also keep my feet warm and dry. We recently had a snow/sleet day, and as I was walking around campus, I was extremely surprised at how warm my feet were, and at the dryness of the interior of my boots. They really are extremely waterproof! I love these boots, and I would definitely recommend to anyone! February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these boots! After six New York winters I finally bit the bullet and bought snow boots, and of course it's the warmest winter ever. Ha! However, I love my winter carnivals. They look super cute on and kept my feet incredibly warm and dry in the one (1) snowstorm we've had in NYC this year... I initially sized down half a size after reading the reviews but the 7.5 was a little snug, even wearing light socks. A little frustrating but I exchanged for an 8 (which is my usual size) and they fit perfectly. I don't have any issues with rubbing on the ankle like some other reviewers. I find these are so warm and the liner is nice and thick, so regular socks work totally fine. Love! February 2, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Causes chafing on ankles I bought these boots over the summer when they were finally back on stock, but only got to wear them recently in the snow. I was so bummed to feel that the left boot is somehow a bit roomier at the ankle. It causes chafing on my ankle and calf. There seems to be a piece of heavier material going down the boot vertically and that is the part that is jutting into my leg. I dread wearing them now and would not recommend them. January 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great boot. These boots are so cute! They run very wide and the heel slips. But once I found the right thick sock it made a huge difference. They are very warm. I bought them for our trips to the NC mountains. I wouldn't suggest buying for hiking as they are very heavy. They are more of a town/yard boot. January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sorrel Boots I ordered a size larger than I normally would to allow room if I wore thicker wool socks with them, and the fit is great! Not too tight, just the right amount of wiggle room when I'm walking. The Sorrel boots are heavy duty and very durable to get me through the tough and blistering Minnesota weather :) January 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Perfect Boot Living in Duluth Minnesota, I was on the search for the warmest and comfiest winter boots. When i received my Sorels, I couldn't wait for the snow to come! In years past, my boots weren't warm enough and my feet always ended up wet. After my first time wearing my sorels, I could already tell that they were worth every cent. Although a little heavy, my boots are super comfy, stylist, and WARM. I recommend these boots for anyone with cold winter conditions. January 9, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by So cute, but so uncomfortable These boots are absolutely the cutest. They are very well made and super warm. I've got no complaints about looks or how they're made. But the fit... After reading the reviews I ordered a 7.5 since my typical boot size is 8. They were enormous. I ordered a size 7 from another retailer as on this site they are sold out, and while they fit fine, they were extremely uncomfortable and so hard. They are likely made to be very sturdy, but that durability just was too uncomfortable for me. They are so cute. I wanted to love them, but had to send both pairs back. January 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Warm & toasty boat shoes For the past years, my toes were always frozen by the time I get to work. Finally, I splurged on buying a pair of real winter boots and chose Sorel because of its reputation. Very warm and toasty indeed. However, they are a little big-looking. I'm a little self-conscious wearing them as I am very petite and it's so easy for me to look overwhelmed. It feels like I'm wearing moon shoes at times. Also, there is absolutely no traction in the soles so when you walk on ice, good luck! You will fall on your butt unless you TREAD VERY, VERY CAREFULLY. But I'm keeping it for now and will research on other kinds of Sorel boots if this ends up busting in the years to come. January 5, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by too small As suggested i ordered a half size down, what a mistake, they were so tight i could barely get them on.returning them today. Good thing the temps are in the 60's this week! The boot itself is super cool. Love the style and the height. December 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Does not fit true to size After reading other reviews I bought this boot in my size which is size 8 because others said the boots fit true to size. That was not the case. The boots are HUGE. I always wear a size 8 in any kind of shoe and I had to send these back for a size 7. I was also disappointed Sorel does not include a prepaid return label. December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love these boots!! Color is beautiful, very stylish, but practical for ND winters. Not as good as my Caribou's for warmth and traction, hut overall a great winter boot! December 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Toes curl up The boots seem very high quality and great for snow. I found them very uncomfortable, however, as the front of the boot (the toe box) curls upwards. December 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Too large The shoe seems fine enough for winter and it's cute, but I was swimming in it. December 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a beautiful boot This boot is gorgeous, well made, and very warm. November 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by order a full zise down these boots are heavy and quite chunky but for a chicago winter they are perfect. be sure to order a whole size down. I ordered a half size down (7 to 6.5) and the boots are slightly too big still. November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome boot! Although we haven't had a big snow fall yet this year, I am excited to wear these boots hunting, ice fishing and out in the snow with my pups. I have several friends and family that love these boots so I look forward to using them as well. I tried them on as soon as I received them and they are extremely comfortable and fit true to size. I ordered them 1/2 a size smaller than my normal size as suggested and they fit perfectly. November 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Overall good leather-free winter boot I just moved to the east coast from the west coast and didn't have a pair of winter boots, so I decided to order these in black (my first Sorel purchase) to prepare for a long winter ahead. I chose this style because I don't wear leather/seude, and this was one of the only styles I could find without those materials. I am normally between a 6.5 and 7, so I ordered a 6.5 since the reviews said the boot runs large -- I found this to be the way to go, as the 6.5 still allows me plenty of room for thick socks. The cons: they're a bit clunky and the shaft of the boot is rather stiff, so moving your ankles to walk takes some effort (hopefully they get broken in after some use). Pros: Tho I have yet to wear them in the snow, I think they will do the trick of keeping me warm, and while they aren't the sexiest boots, they are relatively attractive for what they are. All in all, I'm satisfied, though I do wish Sorel would make some of the more feminine styles of boot in animal-free materials. October 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sorel boots This product is very warm and very comfortable. The fit is amazing and the material is durable. September 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fits just right I read some of the reviews about ordering a size up, I would not recommend that. I wear a 9 and ordered a 9 and it fits perfect. I could have even have gotten away with ordering an 8.5 and it still would have fit well I think. September 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by My feet are freezing I have been hearing about Sorel boots for 2 years now. I was finally able to save up enough to purchase my first pair this year in January! I originally had my eyes on the Caribou style in the shale and stone color, but upon ordering the site did not have my size, so instead I chose the Carnival style, which were very similar in the same colors. I wear a size 8.5 running/walking shoe and I chose a size 8.5 even after reading reviews on the boots running large. I work outside as a carhop and I figured I would be wearing thick wool socks anyway. The size fits perfect. The boots are big and clunky, but they are very durable and safe on ice and snow. My problem is that my feet are EXTREMELY cold in these boots! I have read reviews that rave about Sorel boots being so warm and cozy. I'm extremely disappointed in this discovery as I work outside for up to 8 hours a day in the snow in Michigan. As for the comments on the ankles being rubbed sore, I can only agree wholeheartedly on that as well. Although, with thick wool socks the friction is considerably less. I LOVE the style and colors. I've never been more complimented on a pair of boots I have purchased. I wish I could refer my friends and family, but I have been let down in the warmth aspect. February 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Clunky & Too Large Unfortunately, I should have listened to the other reviewers - this boot runs very large. I have to return them. The quality of the shoe is very good, just is too big. February 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by beautiful boot but way too big with limited sizes I was excited to see a size 8 which I wear in regular shoes. Disappointed when i received them and they were extremely too big. Not even a pair of thick socks could change that. I'm hAving a Hard time finding a boot available to replace these. They are very cute and look like great quality. February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Read the reviews I'm glad I read the reviews about sizing. These do run slightly large and I ordered a 1/2 size down. They fit perfect on my feet. They came just in time for the large snowfall that hit Chicago this year. My only issue is that EVERY time I take the boots off the bootie comes off, too. But it hasn't stopped me from wearing them everyday. February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Winter carnival boot Love these boots I am an 8.5 and I purchased the 8 and they for great. Perfect in snow and the liner is removable which is great also! Love the color as well! January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome boots, worth the money Excellent quality! I normally wear an 8 1/2 so I got an 8 but they are still slightly big but I just wore thick socks and that was perfect! Got TONS of compliments! Love love love these January 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Survived Chiberia Love these boots! This is my first winter in Chicago and I wore these at night when the windchill was -30 below, walking through snow downtown. My feet were perfectly cozy and warm. I did layer my feet with fleece tights and merino wool socks as well and had no problems with fit. Thank you! January 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by All the bad things... These shoes are SO uncomfortable. They are not warm, and they let in water. I was so excited because I heard such great things about sorels, but these shoes were a complete disappointment. I got blisters from wearing them and there is no bend in to sole (imagine walking without bending your ankles at all). I cant decide if these shoes would be better for spring, or winter. Either way your feet wont be happy. In spring weather, you'll end up with soaking wet feet. The seal or something on these isnt working or the soles are easy to get cracks (I mean in the first time even wearing them). In winter weather, you better hope you can fit in about 10 layers of socks because these boots are NOT warm! In two years, I wore these maybe ten times. They still look brand new but now I'm stuck with them and there's no chance or a refund or any warranty. January 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Clunky As many others have said, these things are huge and clunky. I expect snow boots to be bigger and bulkier than the average boot, but these look like I am wearing my boyfriends shoes. I returned them, so I cannot say anything about the actual wear, because they were so big I couldn't even wear! January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by First pair of snow boots I have never purchased snow boots before. After spending last winter with frozen toes I started doing research about different brands of weather boots. Everything I read led me back to Sorels. Things to keep in mind - these boots are functional snow boots that are also pretty cute. Because they put function over fashion, you must keep in mind they are as others reviewers say, clunky-looking. Also, ordering a half size down is a good recommendation. I usually wear a 7.5. After reading other reviews I decided to order a 7 and it fits perfectly. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I have not experienced any kind of ankle pain while wearing these boots. I really LOVED the look of the Tofino Cate boots and purchased a pair to compare to the Carnival. The Tofino's were definitely more of a fashion boot for me and did not seem to be of as high quality as the Carnivals. I tried the Elk/Delila color but ended up going with the color combo that was available exclusively through JCrew. There has been very little snow in Kansas so far this winter, but plenty of cold weather - my toes haven't been cold yet! January 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Most uncomfortable shoe ever These shoes tore apart my Achilles after walking only 2 blocks. The back of the boot folded and rubbed painfully hard until my Achilles was raw. I couldn't bring myself to attempt to wear these long enough to potentially break them in. January 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Too Big, Hurt My Feet These boots are HUGE! I've never ever not worn a size 10. My feet are moving all over the place, and they just LOOK huge like I have giant bear paws. That said, they hurt to walk in. As others mentioned, they dig into the back of my heels and my inner ankles. My feet slide around so I have to tense them to walk. They just hurt. I would take them back for a smaller size, but there are like the last pair of Sorels in NYC. I wish I had read these reviews first. January 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great on snow Will work great for walking on snow, but will be slightly clunky on dry ground. They were a bit stubborn to put on, the Achilles heel part of the boot folded in when I jammed my foot in, but once on, they were very comfortable. My normal size 8 worked for me. There was ample room for bulky socks or socks plus liners. I got a dark grey color, goes well with jeans and just about everything. January 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by First Pair This is my first pair of Sorel boots. It hasn't snowed yet, where I live, but I have been wearing them around the house all day. I rely very heavily on reviews when making purchases. So far, I am finding no discomfort in the heel/ankle of the boot, like some have reviewed. Also, I did get a whole size smaller than what I normally wear, which wasn't a big deal for me since I bought them at a sporting goods store, so I was able to try multiple sizes on. So far, they are very warm and comfortable. They are a bit clunky, but they are a winter boot, should be expected. I can't wait to see how the hold up in the snow! Very happy so far and hope to get more styles in the future! January 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cute, but don't keep feet warm at all Wore them to a outdoor winter concert. Toes were FREEZING from the moment I got outside. Wore 3 pairs of wool socks and still cold toes. I think it is because of the rubber at the end of the shoe that gets cold, however, overall it is a good looking shoe. But don't let it fool you, it is NOT warm!! January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by great boot! This boot is great! Very warm. I am from Bc Canada, I couldn't write a review on the Canada website though. A lot of people complain about the pinching, I found if you wear real wool or thick warm socks, not little thin socks, it fixes the problem after a coulple days. And with the thick socks you don't feel the pinching either. Buy half a size smaller if you can. But also make sure they are not too small or your feet will get cold! They are a great boot, very comfortable. December 23, 2014
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