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Men’s Caribou™ Boot


https://www.sorel.com/mens-caribou-boot-NM1000.html NM1000
Style # 1002871


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The Details


Often imitated but never equaled, the original Sorel boot features a nubuck leather upper with 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: 9 1/4 in.
  • Heel Height: 1 1/6 in.
  • Platform Height: 5/7 in.
  • Measurements based on size 9.
  • Imported.


Men's Size Chart

7 6 40 25
7.5 6.5 40.5 25.5
8 7 41 26
8.5 7.5 41.5 26.5
9 8 42 27
9.5 8.5 42.5 27.5
10 9 43 28
10.5 9.5 43.5 28.5
11 10 44 29
11.5 10.5 44.5 29.5
12 11 45 30
12.5 11.5 45.5 30.5
13 12 46 31
14 13 47 32
15 14 48 33
16 15 49 34
17 16 50 35

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.


Men’s Caribou™ Boot is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 294.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first pair of dedicated winter boots I've been searching for boots for a while, and actually consulted friends in Montréal about which brand they suggested to combat their -40°C/F winters, and Sorel came up as the first name. After ordering two pairs of different sizes and returning the one that was a little too large, these are now perfectly comfortable after just a few days of wearing them, and my toes have never been warmer!
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift for Husband! Bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband so he can keep his feet warm when he goes ice fishing. He's loves them!
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic boots I just received these today and cannot wait to wear them.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these boots. These boots are warm in our current sub-zero temperatures. They fit nicely-I wear 9.5-10, but purchased size 9 due to the reviews stating they run a little large.They are easy to put on and take off, and the color is pleasant to boot.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boots I love my Sorel boots. Being a photographer and traveling to cold climates with temperatures below -40 my feet are dry and warm even after hours in the snow.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boot Bought these for my husband and he loves them. Super warm and fit true to size. A great purchase!
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Boot Ever! These are the hardiest, warmest boot! The fit can be tricky because they run big. I wear a 9 and bought an 8. The 8 fits perfect. I also suggest using the method of determining your size that is on the website. Customer service is great also. They will help to make sure you have the right fit. I also suggest snow sealing them. That will just give them a little extra protection. At that point, you have the greatest boot ever.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm boot The best warm boot I have seen.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all-weather boots I bought these boots for my husband and he loves them. The fit perfectly (which is hard to find), and they are great for winter weather conditions. Great quality.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Premium quality and craftsmanship These are the best boots I have ever owned. They are made with extremely high craftsmanship. They look great and also feel like my feet are in a great pair of gloves. I highly recommend Sorel. Keep my feet dry and warm. I would like to buy other styles of Sorels in the near future.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacing Dominator Boots Had a pair of Dominator Boots for 30 years and they worked great. Soles finally wore out and had to purchase new boots. Hope these Caribou Boots last just as long.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMGoodness!!! These boots are going to last a very long time. Made so well with top notch materials. Thank you Sorel!
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marvelous Boot I work outside in the ND cold and the comfort and warmth of the boot is amazing. Loved it so much I got another pair for home for outside work and hunting. I highly recommend the product for work and play. It's the only boot I'll buy in the future.
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all the way These boots are warm, foot dry, and just plain enjoyable. The snow isn't real deep yet but it is cold! I do wear a heavy sock but I'm warm until I take them off. New, no complaints about material or construction. Sorel boots are the boots I have wanted for a very long time
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Bought these for my husband for Christmas and had to give them to him early due to a snowstorm. He was so over the top and his feet stayed dry and warm. Really great quality too!!
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First snow storm and these boots are great The boots are high enough to stomp through a fresh half a foot of snow. They're warm and comfortable. The laces stay laced and tight for support.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still manly but with a flair This is my 2nd pair and they are truly wonderful in the snow. Really warm and they keep me dry. My only complaint from the first pair are they randomly slip and slide on tiled loors. I’m in NYC and I know I can’t walk quickly because I could hit the floor when in the subways. They can’t be beat for the sidewalks and puddles tho. I might have grips put on the soles tho.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's Caribou Boot Classic style and fit. I purchased these for my teenage son. They are the perfect multipurpose winter boot for our Wisconsin winters.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great boots Had a pair of these boots for 35 years and they worked great, I only had to replace the liners once. Unfortunately they were stolen so didn't hesitate to replace them with the new version. Great boots
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent purchase These boots are so warm and comfortable that I have found myself putting them on in the house when my feet are cold.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caribou PAC boot Bought a new pair after 13 years!!! ..old pair still in good condition after years of winter use.fit 9.5. is good ..hope these hold up just the same....seem to be made the same....!
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Excellent boot but not true to size I recently just bought these boots for myself. I typically wear a size 9.5-10 in normal everyday shoes (mainly Nike) so I thought I would also order these boots in a 9.5, since it's ratings were "True to size". Needless to say, these boots are not true to size. I tried them on once they arrived and they were at least whole size bigger. I was kind of bummed out because the next day it snowed and I wanted to wear these boots but I couldn't since I was returning these for a 8.5 size. The boot itself was great and a boot that will live up to its word but just too small. Now, patiently waiting for my new size boots to arrive!!
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great winter boots! These boots are very heavy duty and will probably get you through any harsh weather conditions. The design is also very fashionable. You not only look good but feel good because they are comfortable to wear all day as well.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big man boot As a big man I need a size 15 wide and the Sorell site is the only place to find it! I actually reordered the boot in a 16 so I could double up socks when dog sledding. The felt inner boot is sure to keep the toes toasty but I still like the added cushion. The lower part of the boot is completely waterproof and the tall upper provides the added ankle and leg support for walking on icy terrain.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winter warmth and comfort! I have been wearing Sorel boots for over 15 years. These are the only boots I will wear for the tough Upstate NY Winters. We get a lot of snow and icy cold temps. They have always kept my feet warm and dry, even when trudging through the deep snow while snowshoeing or just shoveling the driveway! Highly recommend these boots to everyone.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life in cold country! Spend eleven years of my life in Alaska,in rubber boots and Sorels.For warmth and comfort,Sorels are hard to beat.Gave that pair to charity cause we're all born bare footed and someone needed them more than I did at the time.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and Warm Boots I bought these for my daughter's boyfriend and he loves them - very useful for stomping around in the snow or on cold days!
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down the best winter buy I used to have a pair just like these boots but after several years of great use they got too small and I had to buy a new pair. From walking class to class, sledding with my cousins, ice fishing with my dad, you name it these boots can do it all. I love this product and it is easily the most sensible purchase I could've made going into this winter season. They're warm and comfortable and couldn't be a better boot for whatever the day has in store.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Boot This is the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. I recently purchased it and have worn it only a bit as it is summer and it is a winter boot. Boot it is super comfortable and I am confident it will keep my feet warm and dry in the coming winter.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caribou boots work! My first caribou boots have been working for twenty five years! putting them through heavy use in snow and on ice. Quality, hardworking boot I'd say! Just got a new pair after all this time and look forward to another impressive run.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Premium priced boot.Rubber cracking after minimal use over 3 years. Great quality boot, but only for 3 years with around 14 days use per year. Rubber around top of foot now cracking and allowing cold air,snow and water to enter. Tread is near pristine, with minimal amount of use. 1 year warranty for a premium product with premium price is very poor.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have This Unit If you venture out where your life is on the menu by mother nature you must have this boot. A moderate operator will only attain moderate performance with premium equipment and a skilled operator will attain the best available performance of moderate equipment. When you need premium performance out of your equipment to match your skills when your life is out there you need this boot to attain that level of performance.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lasts the Distance I bought my Sorel Caribou's in 1988. Spent two winters wearing them every day, and 10days/year since. These boots are fantastic. Kept the feet really warm and dry throughout the harshest weather that winter could throw at them and they are still going strong. Highly recommend them to any buyer looking for a serious snow boot.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the boots, though a bit wide I got these boots just in time for a storm and they kept my feet warm and dry. I love them! I have narrow feet, so these boots fit pretty wide. While thicker socks definitely help, I couldn't seem to get the laces tight enough. Certainly not a deal breaker though. The length was true to size.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Hands-down, these are the best boots for cold weather.
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sorel Caribou Boots--Excellent Product! Bought these to take on a ski/snowmobile/dogsled/snowshoe trip to Big Sky. First impressions: durable, great traction, relatively light, warm! Wore merino wool boot socks and they fit true to size. Like the color and the classic style. Seem like they could handle quite a bit of abuse and would hold up well! Love them!
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A WINTER STANDARD Awesome boots, sorel quality.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from New boots Boots came with a inch and a half hole between the sole and boot bottom.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC PRODUCT! I bought your caribou men's boots about 4 years ago and it is a fantastic product. My feet fit comfortably and stay dry. I love that the lining comes out. I just wish your manufactured it in the USA.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Used to be great... not any more I used to be a tremendous fan of Sorel, particularly the formerly tried and true Caribou. All through the 80s and 90s these were fantastic. But now, the rubber they use is garbage. It cracks in the first 6 weeks! I've gone through two pair in two seasons. The soles aren't even warn, but the sides have pulled away from the Uppers and the flex points (where your toes hit your foot, where they bend in each step) simply crack open! Terrible. The uppers are still great, the design is great, the self cleaning soles work beautifully, the liners are fine, but the Rubber is horrid. Surly they still know what their original recipe for rubber was... why not go back to that? How simple would that be? But for what ever reason, they are allowing their flag ship boot to become worthless. Buy something else.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mens Caribou Boot The boot seems nice but they were too large and I did not like the loose insert. Also, they were hard to get on even though they were too big. I have subsequently returned the boots.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very warm and practical, but durable? My pair of Carbou boots seem really good, they're true (-ish) to size, maybe a little roomy but I like the option to fit very thick socks. They are warm and they are waterproof. I appreciate the heavily lugged sole over other similar Sorel styles, as it's grippy. If my experience ended there, they'd get 5 stars. However, originally I bought the Sorel 1964 nylon boots, and a part of the rubber bottom was dry rotted after just a month. Sorel replaced them, thankfully. So, my Carbous are very nice, and they do the job very well. But I'm concerned about how long they'll last; based on my own Sorel experience.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Leaky. I really wanted these boots to last the rest of my life, really! I wanted to be one of the people that you see at the mountain, at the bar, in the yard, at the post office wearing my beloved Sorels. However, I hardly even used these at all until they started leaking. I began using them to slip on and off to feed my dogs outside, and before I knew it, they leaked. They leak in the rain, in the snow, everywhere! I wish my feet would stay dry, I love the look!
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome For years I have wanted a pair I bit the bullet and bought a pair the best pair of boots I have ever owned would highly recommend these. wish I could wear them year round.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's Caribou Boots Excellent boots! Keep my feet warm and dry! Worth the price!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic They were a gift for my fiance who works outside in below 0 weather and a lot of snow. He absolutely loves them.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you fits are ten and half You can buy your boots 0.5 less than your size. For example, I am size 10.5 and the boots that I bought were 10.5 which were too big. So you can buy a boots size 10.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great boot but WAY too large I normally wear a size 9...across the board. I'm rarely a different size in any shoe. So, I ordered a size 9 in these and they are enormous. They feel at least a size and a half larger. The boots are warm and waterproof which is exactly what I was looking for in this boot. They are well made and super durable.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from from Russia with love! I live in Russia ... and I can say with confidence - these boots are best for the Russian winter! We've got a national winter shoes made of felt wool, called "valienki", but they are somewhat outdated and banter look at the present, but Sorel Caribou is very appropriate for all their heat and is waterproof!
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product exceeded my expectations I purchased my first pair of boots from Sorel and it was worth every penny. I ordered them online and wasn't too sure if they would fit because buying boots is tricky! However these boots are true to size, amazing quality and they're so nice! I get a lot of compliments. I wore them today for the first and they're so comfortable, warm, and cozy. I recommend these 100%
Date published: 2016-12-17
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