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Women's Caribou® Boot


https://www.sorel.com/womens-caribou-boot-NL1005.html NL1005
Style # 1003812


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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 wet winter weather.

Best For: Heavy Snow

The Construction


  • UPPER: Waterproof nubuck leather upper. Seam sealed waterproof construction.
  • INSULATION: Removable 9mm 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: 8 1/2 in.
  • Heel Height: 1 1/6 in.
  • Platform Height: 5/7 in.
  • 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.


Women's Caribou® Boot is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 557.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very warm! I ordered these for winter vacations in Jackson Hole, WY. They've kept my feet warm and dry for miles of snowshoeing, through 9 consecutive hours of snowmobiling, and walking around town in the snow and ice during winter storms. I wear a 7.5 in shoes and an 8 in boots, but had to order a 7 in these. I still have plenty of room to wear them with two pairs of wool socks. They do rub the sides of my ankles a bit, but it's not very noticeable with thick socks. They are really heavy, but no boot has kept my foot warmer - and I'm prone to cold feet.
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In Love With The Womens Caribou! I was a bit skeptical ordering these boots due to a lot of other reviews stating that they were uncomfortably big and bulky. I am so glad that I took a chance and did! I will be a Sorel customer the rest of my life. I was looking for a snow boot for Northeast Pennsylvania Poconos. I could not be more pleased with my purchase. I did size down a half size and they are a perfect fit! They are very comfortable and warm and I do not think they are unusually large or bulky. They are a snow boot. It is exactly what I expected. Workmanship is beautiful! Worth every penny! I would definitely order again and again and again!
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome snow boots When I bought these boots last year, I wasn't sure what to expect. Some of the reviews said they were pretty big and clunky, which is true. However, they are perfect for tromping around in the snow in any situation. They are warm and keep my feet dry. I wore them a lot last winter and I swear they still look like they're brand new. The only thing I don't like about them is that it's hard to lace the top up tight enough so if you're wearing skinny pants you might get snow in the boots. But again, they're meant for being in the snow so it's likely you'll be wearing thicker pants/layers. Just don't expect to wear them to work/class everyday!
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from feet were cold I must have bought/received an inferior pair last year. I walked around on snow in 30F weather for 40 min and my feet (in a pair of wool socks) went cold and numb despite the legendary felt insoles/padding. I tried it again the next day with 2 pairs of wool socks on, same problem. I doubt they should be rated -40F. I have had other snow boots (lined with shearling) that kept me warmer in the snow. My husband's Caribous did not have this problem. I don't know why mine weren't reliable.
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warmest boots I’ve ever owned After reading the awesome reviews about this boot, and looking to replace a pair of truly awful, not warm and uncomfortable boots... I pulled the trigger on these and was not disappointed! The price is amazing for such a high quality product. Awesome waterproof and pretty leather and warm fleecy inside... I cannot feel a hint of cold weather with these babies on my feet. I will definitely buy more of this brand knowing that the quality and description of products rings true. Like other reviewers said, this boot runs slightly large so I stepped back a half size and it fits perfect. Greatest boots ever!
Date published: 2018-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the boots Purchased the boots for my fiancee and she could never be more happy, loves the look and feel of the boots, and most of all the warmth and quality, I've been a long time customer, received my first pair of Sorel's 40 years ago when I was 8 and I've never purchased another brand other than Sorel ever since.
Date published: 2018-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for April 2-ft Blizzard I got these boots on sale, and I was thrilled when they came a day early RIGHT before we got hit with a blizzard. I am normally a 7.5 and feel they are a little roomy but good for wearing big thick winter socks. I wore them shoveling and trudging through nearly 2 feet of snow, and my feet were warm and dry. I didn't worry about falling because the traction was A+. So happy with my purchase and the sale when it is still very much winter in MN.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from POOR QUALITY disappointing quality! the rubber area on the TOP area of my toes simply cracked. Of course it's already out of warranty, but really should not happen after only 2 winters. the rest of the shoe is in great condition, so this really should not happen! this isn't even a seam or stitch - it is the top rubber that cracked open. I had other Sorels for so many years and was happy, too bad that quality for such a "rugged" shoe is oh so poor!
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love with these caribou snow boots I love these snow boots!! They are so comfortable. I normally wear a 9 in boots, but the reviews said to size down a half a size so I purchased an 8.5 and they fit perfectly.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Months of speculation finally committed! I have been thinking about buying these for months and finally committed. So happy I did! I LOVE THEM! I read all reviews about sizing and sized half a size down which was perfect! I took them for their first mountain trip last weekend and my feet were warm dry and toasty. There is plenty of room around the cuff if you have larger or low calves and they are nice and snug around the ankle but let your toes breath and have toe wiggle room which I love about boots like this. These boots are built to last and think these may last me into my old age! Very very happy I spent the money! I want sorel boots for the whole family next winter!
Date published: 2018-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I wanted!! These boots are the perfect fit, and keep my toes warm longer. Sorel has always had a great reputation for exceptional weather boots, so I knew I would be very happy with my new Sorels!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Clunky and Hot Don't get me wrong, these are excellent snow boots. BUT. They are warm to the point that I overheat and sweat, even in the Minnesota winter. They fit the length of my foot just fine, but there is a ton of room in the foot area. With each step my foot lifts from the bottom of the boot to the top and the boots slide up and down my legs. They are heavy such that I move slower than normal, and my legs hurt from having to lug around so much weight on my feet. I have to practically run to keep up with people.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Woman's Caribou Boot I love these boots. I have tried many boots over the past few years, and none of them have been able to keep my feet warm. These boots keep my feet warm and dry so that I can finally enjoy a beautiful snowy day. I loved them so much, that I got a pair for my daughter and my 2 nieces. Sincerely, Christine Billerica Massachusetts
Date published: 2018-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Cold Weather Boot These boots are awesome if you’re going to be outside in the snow. I got frostbite last winter because I had the wrong boots. That wasn’t fun. These go down to -40 which is perfect! They are still cute so you don’t have to sacrifice warmth for looks. I know I won’t have to worry about frostbite again with these boots!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly the best snow boot ever I love love LOVE these snow boots!! I found them to run a tad large. I am a true size 9.5 and I’m comfortably wearing an 8.5. They’re super comfy, super warm and so totally adorable! I mean, yes, a tad clunky because they’re a big boot but that doesn’t really phase me while in the snow as then I’m relying on the awesome stability and superior craftsmanship of this Sorel Caribou Boot! Seriously, LOVE.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great winter boot Love these boots for Minnesota winters. Keep my feet warm when other boots wouldn’t. Size is just slightly large. I usually wear a 7 to 7.5 and I got a 7 and they are a little loose but comfortable and room for warm socks. Best winter boot yet.
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good boots If you want a solid, cute pair of boots these are great!! Though I recommend selecting a size or 2 down from your regular size because they run large.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So warm and comfortable! These fit perfectly! They are SO comfortable and warm. I love the aggressive tread on the bottoms, they work great on packed snow and ice.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Caribou Boot Love these boots! Comfy, warm and great looking. Terrific for everyday and snowshoeing! Perfect for winter in snow country.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE! I spent a lot of time researching good winter boots! These have met my expectations to the fullest! My feet have always been cold in any boot I have warn except these! Super comfortable and keep your feet very warm. I normally wear a 7.5 but ordered a 7 because of all the reviews, fits nicely with thick socks. I probably could of gone to a size 6.5 because I normally don’t wear thick socks. But I still love them. I would definitely recommend these to everyone, LOVE THEM!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caribou boots These are terrific snow boots. The fit is great and they are so warm.
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Caribou boots These boots are very warm and are great in the snow. The only thing I don’t like about them is they are pretty bulky.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great porduct This is the third pair of caribou sorel i have bought. well worth the cost. I wear these boots daily during the winter and they hold up well. They do run big in size but that works for me with 2 pair socks. Love them.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect winter boot This boot is perfect for those cold winter days. Looks and feels great!
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Love these. Ordered in the same size as my In and Out boots. They are a whole size larger, but will work with heavy socks.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Winter Boot Love these boots! They are the warmest and most durable boots I have ever owned. My first pair lasted 20 years and I am hooked. They run slightly large but allow for thick socks. The traction is amazing and the laces are easy to use. I use them whenever we are in the mountains for snow shoeing, etc. More practical than stylish, they are still a good looking boot for around any ski town.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome in every way These boots keep my feet warm and dry while hiking through the snow. They look great with jeans, leggings and snow pants. The quality has no rival.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, comfy, durable I got these for my wife for her birthday. It is 4 years later, and she still loves them. Super comfortable, true to size, well constructed, waterproof, and warm. I would say the only "downside" of these boots is that she says they are a bit heavy (which should be expected for this type of boot) and that after a long day, her feet are a bit tired because of their weight. Despite this, she wears them constantly, and I have proceeded to buy her several other pairs of Sorel boots and shoes. I would highly recommend these boots to anyone interested.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed I bought these to walk in heavy snow and they worked out perfectly. The soles create great traction and they keep my feet warm too.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Christmas Gift My best friend bought me these boots as a gift for Christmas. As an animal lover, I wasn't too happy about the real leather (not that I was aware in the first place). This product makes up a little for it with its high quality. A blizzard hit the city and the snow piled up. These boots saved my feet from feeling like they'd been frostbitten. I'd love to purchase more on my own. Maybe something more animal friendly.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm for the winter These boots are very warm and practical. They are a bit chunky, but that is best for stability and warmth. The boots are easy to slip on and off and do a great job of keeping melted snow out as well.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Caribou I recently purchased my second pair of caribous. THESE BOOTS ARE AWESOME. They keep my feet warm and dry on the coldest of days. Wearing these boots on days that where the temps have gotten close to 0 degrees have keep my toes toasty! I have always recommended these boots to my friends and family and I have purchased them as gifts as well. The Sorel Company is great as well as they have great customer service.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommend These boots are hands down the best snow boots I have ever purchased. I used them for my trip up north where I was walking through feet of snow. Did any snow get into my boots? Not one bit. Very comfortable to wear all day. I will warn they that are very heavy, which some people might not like. In the end, all good snow boots are going to be heavy so I don’t really see that as a true issue. I would highly recommend.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great but small I fluctuate between an 8 and 8.5 so I ordered the 8. They were very roomy so I reordered a 7.5 and hope that will be a perfect fit.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Boot I was delighted when I received this boot in the mail. It fit perfectly and was super comfy! I have never bought a pair of shoes without trying them on first so I was nervous. I was so excited, I wore them the next day! I am very happy with how warm and comfortable they are. They also seem to be very well made, sturdy and durable. I think they will last forever!
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Winter Boot! I oscillate between wearing a 7.5 and an 8, depending on the type of shoe, heel height, width, etc. I purchased an 8 so that thick wool socks could be accommodated on the super cold days. They fit sliiightly big, but it's totally fine. These boots are a really superior product. The footbed is sturdy, clearly well sealed, warm, and comfy. The traction is incredible and they're really only for those hardcore winter days. I wouldn't commute to work in these unless there was a lot of snow. The waterproof upper boot is stunning and super high quality too. I'm in love with these boots!
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing boots!! Just a little bulky! I love these boots sooo so much. They’re warm and VERY waterproof! They do run a little big, so I would order a half-size smaller! Other than that they’re the perfect winter boot!
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cruising in my Caribous I walk my dog every morning and evening and in OKC we have all four seasons. November through March, it gets rainy, snowy and freezing temperatures. Since I purchased my Caribou Sorel Boots, the weather does not bother me. The boots keep my feet dry and warm. I'm so happy that I purchased these boots! and so is my Lab, Sampson
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sorel Caribou Boots These boots are high quality and very warm! They run a little big, so I ordered a 1/2 size smaller, which I would recommend. The Caribou boots keep your feet dry and warm, plus they are cute, unlike other pack boots I was looking at. They are a little heavy, but I was expecting that since they are made for snow and extreme weather. I highly recommend the Sorel Caribou boots!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boots ever These are the most comfortable, well-made, winter boots that I've owned. They have a good grip and kept me warm and dry. Doesn't hurt that they look good, too!
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Try the Caribou Slim I was looking for new boots to get through Boston's winter which is -10 one day and 50 degrees of melting snow the next. I read the reviews and was having difficulty picking a size. I wound up with the Caribou Slim. It fits true to size and is less bulky and heavy but the exact same boot. It has a smaller sole, but is exactly the same, warm, comfortable boot. If you're having difficulty with sizing and need something easier to walk in then I recommend getting the Slim. It's perfect
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boots There's nothing like looking down on a snowy night at my warm and dry feet inside such a comfortable pair of Sorels.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect boots I love them! I was hesitant to spend $150.00 on it, but I don't regret it anymore.... I truly love them, so comfortable and fashionable. I wear them anytime even if there is no snow.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Snow caribou boot This boot is fabulous! It’s very durable. This is actually my second pair. I had my last pair for 5 years before they gave out and I bought these. The best winter boot! I wear them Every day to walk my dogs and we walk for about 30 min 2/3 times a day.. and my feet are always comfy and dry and warm.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from caribou Love these, the only thing that have kept my feet warm in our 20 below weather!
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm/Perfect for wide feet I have a Morton’s Neuroma and called Sorel to help with what boot had a wide toe box... These were one of them...they definitely fit large so I went down a whole size and are definitely wide enough not to affect my neuroma!!! Super warm and in - Chicago weather worked perfect with a very light sock! Would definitely recommend
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Heavy and massive These boots are warm and good for walking in unshoveled snow in terms of grips, BUT they add what feels like 5-8 lbs PER SHOE making walking anywhere a slow process. These boots are 2.5-3 times the width of my feet so I often end up hitting/kicking the shoes together when walking, which makes walking around in them that much more difficult. I honestly wish I returned them and got lighter/more manageable boots for walking around the city in the winter. I also have to wear very thick socks so I'm sliding around on the insides of the shoes. They run quite big in sizes.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Caribou Boot I live in Buffalo and need a good waterproof warm boot and this one is perfect. We’ve had several feet of snow, temps in the negative digits, and windchills about 35 below and my feet were nice and warm and dry. These boots are a little heavier than I am used to, but after a few days of wearing, they were broken in and nice and comfortable. They do run a little big. I usually wear size 9 and after reading other reviews I decided to order an 8 1/2 and they fit perfect. I would definitely recommend these boots if you live in a place where you have cold snowy winters.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I love these Carribou boots. The grey is beautiful and a nice change, also matched my parka nicely. These boots are super warm and very comfortable! I bought them for our winter vacation to Iceland. Although they are a little bulky I used them everyday and found them comfy and warm! Definitely not a slim boot but still cute. I usually buy a 7.5 and occasionally an 8, the 7.5 was good esp with thick socks but maybe could have even done a 7. They run a little bigger.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Runs way too large Sorel lover, decided to purchase this boot for soon to be 13 yo; she's taller than me and wears a size 9 in all the usual suspects. After reading the reviews I purposely sized down and purchased am 8.5. they looked and felt like boats on her slender and narrow feet. Luckily, we live close enough that we traveled to the Sorel store in the city; I brought her in for the exchange---we ended up with a 7.5 with boot socks on! Buyer beware and make your best guestimate on the size you need.
Date published: 2018-01-18
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