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Women's Winter Carnival™ Boot

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NL1495
Style # 1308911
$130.00
Best For: Casual, Heavy Snow
| Reviewers rated this product: Fits Slightly Large

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The Details

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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

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.

Fit

Women's Size Chart

USA UK EU CM
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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Reviews

Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 30 reviewers.
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by dont buy these shoes are very clunky. also, they hurt in the heel as others have mentioned; my heel was in pain after only 10 minutes of walking. these do not fit correctly. December 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Who knows what to expect Well yet another disappointing experience with Sorel boots. In hope of replacing a first pair that did not fit correctly (too small) I ordered these. The boot runs large , and is of average construction quality. December 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Do Not Buy I first bought these in a size 10 since 9.5 were sold out. They were way too big so I returned them and got them in a 9.5. It turns out the size of the boot was not really the issue... the issue was the general fit of the boot. The bottom is made very sturdy, and then the part of the boot above the base (going up your calf) is very thin. Therefore the rubber base of the boot cuts into your heel when you walk. They are also very bulky and awkward to walk in. I must say they were very warm, but in my opinion not worth the money if they are not comfortable. I really wanted them to work out since they looked so cute online, but the fit is just too uncomfortable. December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carnival Boot I live in Minnesota and this is the PERFECT boot for our weather here. It's comfortable and looks great. No trouble with the size and everyone comments on the color! I got the green (moss) ones. The pink accent is an added bonus, plus they are Sorel, so my Dad and uncles commented on them being great boots! I recommend them-absolutely. December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Boot i bought this boot for walking around my college campus this winter. I got the gray ones. They're the exact color as shown and fit perfectly. The only thing I'd change is I wish they would lace up higher. Other than that they are awesome December 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good boots After reading lots of reviews, I ordered a half size down in this boot. This ended up being perfect. I really like how the boots looks, and they keep my feet quite warm in the snow. However, in the back of the heel where the nylon meets the rubber there is some sort of seam that rubs. The first time I wore these my ankles were rubbed a little raw. I anticipate that they will break in and end up being okay, but the construction seems to me to be a little questionable. December 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fooled by other Reviews This was my first Sorel purchase. There were not a lot of positive reviews on the Carnival boot which I loved, so I read reviews on other boots which was a mistake...they do not fit the same. The Carnival boot is the "classic" Sorel boot and is not for someone who is very trendy. It does have a very round rubber toe on it and when the boot is tightened it looks a bit clownish. Now, the size 8.5 was either 1/2 size or a full size too big for me (need to send back). I normally wear sz 7.5 in heels, 7.5/8 in flats, and 8.5 in running shoes and boots. I would say these boots run LARGE probably a full size bigger than most boots comparing them to Sorel's biggest name brand competitor (which I wear 8.5). As for quality, the sherpa lining is NOT attached to the boot at all, which I found a little irritating. I did not have trouble getting my foot in or out, nor did I experience any difficulty walking in them, ankle pain/difficulty/feeling like I was in a ski boot. I think that maybe some of those reviewers might not live in a cold climate or be used to walking in REAL winter boots. These are REAL winter boots...they are "clunky." Read the weight and compare to your shoe weight or what you are used to in a boot. They are not slipper weight. They are meant to hold up. I thought maybe the inside coming out could be a good thing because you could technically wear them as a rain boot too in the spring if you were crafty; however they don't come up very high. The snow here in WI would go up over the height of the boot easily just taking the dogs outside. That was a downfall. I also ordered the Cait Torfino (?) which is taller and I am debating between the two. This boot seems more sturdy and MUCH LESS CHEAP LOOKING, but I like the height on the other one. I do not believe it is poor quality at all like some reviewers have said. I think it is just a matter of the height of the boot with snow. And be sure you realize you are ordering a real snow boot if you live in a warmer climate and looking for a trendy boot. It will clunk around! December 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good in snow Decided my second winter in New Hampshire that I needed better snow boots. I bought these and have found that the Carnival is great keeping my feet warm and dry, although it fits a bit big and is a little awkward to walk in. I think it will get better as I wear and adjust to them more. Great quality. December 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bulky boots I am a true 10 and ordered a size 10, but was disappointed when they arrived. They were large, even with socks on. They are very bulky and feel like big snow boots, which isn't what I desired. However, they seemed warm, so if you need very sturdy, durable boots, these are a good choice, just be sure to order a half-size down! December 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Love the Sorel brand, but... I love the Sorel brand. All of the Sorel boots are made well, comfortable, warm, dry, and an overall excellent boot. Some are also stylish. This boot just didn't do it for me. The Sherpa pile snow cuff looked cheap in person and the waterproof nylon upper was drab looking. I sent these back and will order a different style, perhaps one with leather or suede on the upper outside. I prefer a boot that is functional and also stylish. I would still recommend this product if you like the look and feel because all Sorel boots, in my experience, function very well (keep out the elements and are comfortable to walk in). I would buy these for my mom or grandmother, but just don't love them for me. December 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Boots will serve the purpose I went with Sorel because I know they make their boots to last. However they fit large and the uppers are very stiff and make noise when you walk. The shape of the rubber part is too wide and rounded, so they are not very flattering, probably why they fit so big. I ordered 1/2 size down. December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great! Over the last few winters my friends in Minnesota and Montana would tell me how much they loved their Sorels whenever I would complain about frozen feet. It's only the beginning of December, and we've already had several days with windchills below 0 in Minnesota. I bike commute, even in winter months, so I need something warm, and these are amazing. These boots, combined with a light pair of wool socks, have so far kept my feet so warm, even on the coldest days we've had so far. December 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Chunky I wanted to love these b/c they are so cute and the perfect height for me but these boots are not very comfortable. The back of the ankle dents in and hurts my ankle. I also felt like they were tipping me slightly forward, like a ski boot. November 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Light Version of Classic Well I am smitten. These are basically the classic Sorel boot but with nylon instead of leather, hence about a half pound lighter. The nylon is matte and looks like canvas until you touch it. I feel like they run just under a half size large (length dept) and they are roomy in the heel area. The back of the boot has a strip of leather over the nylon. I got the elk/red dahlia color and the red (particularly the laces) is deeper than pictured. Like a pigeon's blood red. October 9, 2014
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