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Big Kids' Caribou™ Boot 


https://www.sorel.com/big-kids-caribou-boot%C2%A0-LY1000.html LY1000
Style # 1123511


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The Details


Often imitated but never equaled, the original Sorel boot features waterproof construction, seam-sealing and a removable ThermoPlus™ felt inner boot for warmth, comfort and protection in cold and went winter weather.

Best For: Heavy Snow

The Construction


  • UPPER: Waterproof nubuck leather upper. Seam sealed waterproof construction.
  • INSULATION: Removable 9 mm washable recycled felt inner boot with Sherpa Pile snow cuff.
  • MIDSOLE: 2.5 mm bonded felt frost plug.
  • OUTSOLE: Handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber shell with SOREL aero-trac non-loading outsole.

  • SOREL rated: -40° Fahrenheit / -40° Celsius
  • Shaft Height: 7 1/3 in.
  • Heel Height: 1 1/6 in.
  • Platform Height: 5/7 in.
  • Measurements based on size 1.
  • Imported.


Youth's Size Chart

1 13 32 19
2 1 33 20
3 2 34 21
4 3 35 22
5 4 37 23
6 5 38 24
7 6 39 25

Children's Size Chart

8 7 25 13
9 8 26 14
10 9 27 15
11 10 28 16
12 11 29 17
13 12 31 18

Toddler's Size Chart

4 3 21 9
5 4 22 10
6 5 23 11
7 6 24 12

Infant's Size Chart

1 NEWBORN .5 16 7.6
2 0-6 MONTHS 1 17 9.5
3 6-12 MONTHS 2 18 11.4

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.


Big Kids' Caribou™ Boot is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for winter (but heavy) These boots have been worn by a small footed adult for 2 winters now. They are super durable and keep feet cozy in New England winter weather. I purchased these to wear during a daily 30 min (each way) walking commute to work in snow and ice. They are great - they are the only shoes I feel confident in wearing while walking on black ice. But, they are a bit overkill on days where it's cold but no new snow has fallen because of how heavy they are. While I would buy these again, I would also buy slightly lighter weight Sorels to get me through 40 degree weather days and save these for the super cold, snowy and icy days. These are definitely not shoes one could wear all day because of the weight.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Boots Bought these because my son saw these on another boy and loved the way they looked. He actually wants to wear them everywhere! School, store, hockey practice whereever! They are warm, dry and my kid loves to wear them—worth every penny!
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I am an adult who lives in the Sierra Nevadas. I love these boots because they are a kids boot that is durable enough for me to walk all around town in. They have been keeping me warm and dry. Much love for them.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect classic sorel boots for my son. his third pair and they always keep his feet warm in very cold weather and never break down. very very durable. even for little boys!
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sorel Never Lets Me Down My son loves his new boots. These are his first pair of Sorels. I still have my original pair from high school. They still fit, they just lack support on the soles for long term walking. I still use them to run in and out in the winter. I am 43 if that gives you an idea the track record I've had with my pair. I was hoping my new pair and that of my son's would contain the same quality as when I first got them years ago, and all I can say is, so far so good. Thank you very much!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! These boots truly are waterproof!! My 7 yr old boy was out playing in melting snow puddles for hours, and still had warm, dry feet at the end of it. With the amount of water he was running around in, I thought for sure his feet would be soaked. Not the case at all! I have other styles of Sorels for my boys, and this style definitely takes the cake as far as durability goes!
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love these boots! I bought me and my daughter a pair of these boots for a winter visit to Yellowstone. Our feet stayed warm and dry the entire time! Very comfortable! We measured our feet and ordered according to the size guide and they were a perfect fit for both of us. We both normally wear women's 7.5-8 and we ordered a 6 in the youth and they were a perfect fit with or without thick socks. Also, the only difference I see in buying the youth vs adult, is there are only 3 lace loops on each side on the youth and adults have 4. I saved a lot of money buying the youth instead! Highly recommend these boots!
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Youth Size for the win! Honestly I was nervous about buying these boots in the youth size because I thought they would be to small. But I bought the 7 which I normally wear 7 1/2 to 8 in women's shoes. These boots actually ran kinda wide and big for me but that's okay I will lay my socks and tie them tight! Worth the purchase and they seem super warm!
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Heavy and chunky The boots are like 5 lbs each. And if you order from this company they do not pay to ship to your house, nor pay for the return. They even take it out of the balance when if you return the product. I would order from Zappos before ordering from this company, and it takes forever to get your refund returned.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kids caribou Love these boots. Fit very true to measured size. I measured foot and thought I should go up a size. They fit perfect to the size measured. (I had to return because I did order up one size so had to exchange) customer service could not have been more pleasant and helpful.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome boot!! These boots came just in time for east coast snow storm Jonas. My son was outside the entire first day and didn't complain once. They fit great, they look great (as usual), and kept his feet dry and warm!! My husband and I both have a pair. I will definitely buy again!
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sorel over any boot I purchased these boots and because they fit slightly larger I gave them away.Since I purchased them again because they're fantastic. I swear by these boots and have recommended them to all I know because not a lick of snow, or a drop of water,or a slap of wind can stop these boots from doing what they do best...keep you warm and dry. #Newyorkgirl
Date published: 2015-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too heavy Will be returning! No doubt is a great snow boot but way too heavy for kids!
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish! I ordered this product on Monday. I ordered 1 day shipping and it just got here on Wednesday morning. I am very impatient and am thankful they got here so fast. I am a size 7 in women's and thought ordering a kids size would make the boot a little lighter to walk with. I ordered a size 5 kids, I think I would need a 4.5. It's not a huge Difference so I will be keeping the 5 and hope They do not stretch or anything. These boots are kind of heavy but it is exactly what I need for New England weather , especially this winter !
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! I bought the women's size 5's. They were slightly bigger than I had wanted. I was hesitant about buying this cause I thought they may look more "child" like. I kept comparing the 2 and the only difference looked like it was just missing one set of shoe string holes. My friend got the Youth Yoot Pac in a size 2 (she wears adults 4.5). She wished she got the size 3 instead. We are both in our 30's. I love these boots. They are super warm. The color is really nice camel color. Plus my husband is happy cause these were a birthday present and we all know children's shoes are cheaper than adults. Win!
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Snow boots ever had for kids I bought these for our daughters who love to play in snow. Great Boots... great traction, excellent waterproofing and very warm indeed. I would recommend them to anyone. Very good value for money. (I read through some reviews on some other web sites.. some seem to have a negative bias. Those negative reviews seem very much not true.)
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing boots!! I'm obsessed with my new sorels, definitely a great buy!!!
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boots! I bought these boots for my 11 year old son. They were a little bigger than expected, but he doesn't mind and we just layer with additional socks. I would say the "fits true to size" is not accurate, the boots seems to run larger by at least 1 size. Other than that, they are an extremely great pair of boots and definitely worth the price!
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Boots Ever I bought these for my 10 year old son for his first Boy Scout Camping trip. The look on his face when he put them on was priceless. He said oh they are so warm inside. I like that they are rated for -40 degrees and the tread on the bottom will be great for hiking in the snow. I give these boots a AAA rating.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Too big I returned the boots in hopes to exchange for a smaller size. 4.
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Youth Caribou Boot Great quality warm boot. My son loved them.
Date published: 2013-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I Wanted I was looking for a warm, waterproof snow boot with great traction and that's what these are. I had a pair of Columbia boots that lasted through about 10 wears before the entire bottom sole broke off. As I'm duct taping them together so that I can go sledding with my family, I noticed my mom putting on her 34 year old Sorels (no joke). I ordered these that same day. I read the reviews and they were all over the place on size so I ordered my usual size and they fit perfectly - with or without bulky socks. They are too bulky for driving (duh - but I tried it) and they are stiff out of the box (this will change with wear). The only negative would be that they could have more arch support or cushion in my opinion. Great boot. Looking forward to the next 34 years.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great boots best boots you'll ever buy. just MAKE SURE you buy at least a full size smaller than you actually wear.
Date published: 2012-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We only buy Sorels for our kids now After disappointments with other brands, we finally came back to Sorel for our 3 boys, based on my 30 years of happiness with a single pair of Sorels. The kids' boots are very high quality and most importantly, really warm. They are also easy to put on and take off. Not cheap but definitely worth the price.
Date published: 2012-12-16
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