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Men's Caribou® Wool Boot


https://www.sorel.com/mens-caribou-wool-boot-NM1481.html NM1481
Style # 1308781


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The Details


This version of the classic Caribou has the same waterproof construction, full-grain leather upper and iconic silhouette you know and love, but comes with a wool inner boot instead of felt to keep feet warm, dry and cozy during activities in winter weather.

Best For: Heavy Snow

The Construction


  • UPPER: Waterproof full-grain leather upper. Seam-sealed waterproof construction.
  • INSULATION: Removable 9mm wool inner boot.
  • 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™ Wool Boot is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 126.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ever Caribou Growing up in Michigan, rated 2 in the country for the worst winter conditions. I have worn many types of boots over many years. These Caribou Boots are the warmest, let alone the best looking boots I have ever owned. I wood recommend these boots to anyone, that is looking to stay warm and dry during the worst conditions.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from short lived I purchased a pair of these boots with the intention of wearing them for years with maybe a few new liners to keep them fresh. Well after about 4 months the right boot started to make a clicking sound when I walk, if I was in a store people would stare at me because it sounded like I have a peg leg. Now this season(13months later) my feet are freezing, my right boot liner was even frozen to the bottom of the boot when I tried to pull it out to put on my boot dryer. Today I noticed why I was having these issues, the sole has separated by my big toe on the right boot. I guess I should have looked at them closer while they were still under warranty? But, for the price of these things I didn't expect them to come apart in just a few months of actual use. I guess I'll be shopping other brands for now and would only buy another pair of these Sorel's if I can find them on a real good sale. I loved these boots but I cannot afford to buy a new pair every season.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Tradition My father always wore Sorels for duck hunting and winter fishing. Now that I have a pair, I know why. I took my two adult boys smallmouth bass fishing for three days after Christmas in 12 degree weather. Both boys had good boots on but they did not compare to the Sorels. Without a doubt these are the best winter boots built. They were for my fathers generation, they are for my generation, and they will be for my sons generation. Thank you for a product that can be used by multiple generations. A rarity in today’s market.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME Purchased for my son, for extreme cold weather and extended periods of time. They are terrific!!! His feet are never cold and they are great in snow & wet conditions. They look great too!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas gift We gave this to our son for Christmas and he loves it!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE THEM Around 20 + years ago I purchased a pair of SOREL PACBOOTS that are rated for 100 BELOW. They were a popular style and copied by other brands but I do not see them on this web site. I have stored them in the garage every year - year around - and several winters I wore them often but they were just too warm for my feet -- even at SUB ZERO temps -- I STILL HAVE THEM and they are still in almost as good of shape as when I first got them. Last year I purchased these CARIBUE boots. They LOOK GREAT - Unique in the redish brown color - and the are not temp rated for 100 below so that is good. I only wore them a couple of times last year but praying for a awesome winter this season to get my use out of them before Global Warm makes them obsolete. This new pair LOOK GREAT FEEL GREAT WEAR COMFORTABLY AND I RECOMMEND THEM.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sorel boots 4th pair of Sorel boots that we have bought. All have been excellent quality, fit true to size, and one pair has lasted 20 years. Highly recommend as best snow boots around.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boots These boots are well made and warm. They do run a little big and I would recommend you call and have a technician help getting you sized correctly. Live in Michigan and it’s currently 15 degrees outside. Feet feel toasty and warm in the boots
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Moving to MN We are moving to MN and hubby needed some warm boots. He hasn’t worn them yet but he says they are very comfortable and they look like they will be able to withstand the cold temperatures there.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Product That Lasts I purchased my first Sorel boot almost 30 years ago and wore them every winter. They are still in good shape today but wanted a new boot and I couldn't be more happy with my purchase. Quality that lasts and a recognizable name.
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There’s snow way I’m taking them off... I received these boots as an early Christmas present due to the arrival of a winter storm in Northeast Pennsylvania. After childishly wearing them around the house both my lovely girlfriend, myself, and our pooch took them out for a stroll in the snow. With the roads closed, and snow a-fallin’ my toes stayed warm and dry - I even walked in puddles. I normally wear a size 9.5 in nearly every sneaker and boot, but luckily I read the reviews and ordered a smaller size. My foot measured exactly 26cm and I ordered the 8.5. The full size down was the way to go for me and the fit was spot on. I can’t thank my girlfriend enough for these warm boots. They feel great and look good too!
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product nees some adjustments The boot was way too big and the wool patting constantly pulled on my leg hairs as I walked. Walking 15 with them was painful.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boots for a Canada Whitetail Hunt Just got back from Saskatchewan, Canada wearing this boots for the first time and they performed fantastic. Comfortable, WARM, easy to slip on and off. Highly recommend them worth the $$. Francis - Louisiana Hunter for life
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Men's Caribou® Wool Boot The SOREL Customer Support were able to assist with correct boot size selection. Slip on or off easily. Boot tread lasts many years and shows very little wear. Good traction in various weather conditions. Keep feet warm.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful quality! I bought these shoes, because my feet are very cold. Hoped for the Canadian roots of the brand. But for the second winter the rubber part of the shoes cracked! And they no longer hold the heat and worse, they began to leak! I did not expect this from Sorel! Waste of money! It is natural that as with a guarantee it is not clear! Extremely do not recommend these shoes, if you do not want to freeze your legs! I hope my review will help you make the right choice.
Date published: 2017-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caribou Wool Boot Omg!! I love these boots. I have never invested in really good boots before and these are awesome! I live in South Dakota and it has been down to 38 below. While shoveling the snow my feet never got cold and I didn't slip and slide. So happy that I bought these boots!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the Boot, Way Too Big I bought these boots as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend. Before I complain, these shipped fast and were delivered on the exact day promised which was great. I read the reviews for this boot which informed me that I should stick to his true size in all other shoes, which I did. Unfortunately, the size 14 ordered for him was too large to the point of comical- he needs about two sizes smaller then his normal shoe. I wish i was aware of this before purchasing. This may be due to the very large size requested but buyer beware. I will be returning for a smaller size.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet boots Over all very well made boot have to go with a size small then may normal size
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs Large - No Better Snow Boot Out There The other reviews will tell you about how well the boot will actually function. My guess is that most are interested in fit. I'm a solid 13 on my left foot but barely a 12.5 on my right. I purchased the 12 as a happy middle ground and the fit is great. I can wear them with a thin dress sock (say, to clear the snow off the car) and the boots won't pull off, even if not laced. For longer outside activities, a mid-weight hiking sock moderates the fit based on my different foot sizes well. Super warm; very well made.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Love the boots, but..... Boots were exactly as pictured, and my husband loved them! Unfortunately the were a whole size too big. He's a size 11 in all shoes including boots. I would suggest trying them on before purchase. (As they are very expensive to ship back for an exchange.)
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great warm boots! I have these to my husband as a Christmas gift and he wore them outside while snow blowing our yard in a snow storm yesterday and he came in and said his boots rocked! He was comfortable and his feet stayed warm and dry for the couple of hours he was out there. 5)36 looked cute on him too :)
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great boots, but not the laces. Boots arrived recently, fit is firmish but perfect when laced up. They are true to size, very light and comfortable. I expect that they will wear into an even better fit. Regrettably I consider that the laces are extremely low quality (rubbish) and I have thrown them away and used high quality ones in their place.
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made with love and true to size. You can tell right away these boots are made with a whole lotta love. The quality is spot on. My only regret is not keeping them. For what these boots are designed for, my needs were much simpler. I was looking for a boot I could use when sledding, playing outside with the kids, shoveling. These boots need to be in the artic! (Or somewhere other than a suburb outside Chicago). Nonetheless, an excellent, excellent boot.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thumbs Up! Comfortable!! Weatherproof! Worth every penny!!
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! Bought a pair just in time for a winter storm and they were perfect! Feet warm and dry. I felt so confident without any doubt. So much my husband wore them a couple of times...so much I bought him a pair. We both receive compliments on the style.
Date published: 2016-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice boots, but very heavy Love the look, and the leather seems pretty top notch. I normally wear a 9.5 but ordered a 9 and that seemed to fit just fine. However the boot is pretty heavy. I will be using them for normal city wear and will most likely not be outdoors in the snow for hours on end. I am opting for one of the lighter models and will be returning these.
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mens Caribou I received the 11.5 size I ordered, thinking it I would need an additional .5 inch to allow for heavy socks. After receiving the boots and trying them on with heavy socks, I found the 11.5 too large. I would recommend when ordering, that you order the exact size as the boots seem to run big enough to accommodate the heavy socks. Maybe the 1964 series run somewhat small and the .5 increase will be necessary.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Awesome boot but the sizing is way off. Third times a charm. Usually size 11 ended up with 9.5.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caribou woohoo! Highest level craftsmanship! Fits large. I normally wear a 10, bought the 9.5 after having bought a pair of 9.5 Sorel mad desert II leather casual boots (that I love!) last year and probably should have bought a size 9 in these caribou. I think over time, they will wear in and fit well, bit a little big at the start with thick wool socks. The lace eyelets make these super easy on and off compared to the 1964 or cvs. Super warm, super stylish. Looking forward to using these for the next 25+ years.
Date published: 2016-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice but.... It's so heavy. I felt like I had weights on my feet
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Run a size up Im a size 11 but i got a 10 because these shoes run large and are wide. I highly recommend going down at least .5 size if not a whole size.
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome boots My husband loves these boots. They really are true to size!
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them! Did my first feeldtest yesterday and im very happy. Snow and -17c in the forrest outside Stockholm, Sweden. I would like to find a flat (and a molded) sole that fits (in 100% wool), though.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from definitely a keeper Kept my boyfriend's feet warm for New Year's in Quebec. Waterproof. They do run large though, so size down accordingly. He is a true 10M and got a size 9. The toes fit right, but he said it was snug in the sides of his feet, but we were told that since it is highly padded, to wear them around the house and the boot would mold to his feet. Lo and behold, they did and 9 fits just right now.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase! I bought this for my fiance because he's from Arizona. He loved them because we were spending the Holidays in frigid Minnesota. Although our December here was a bit mild this year, he claims his feet were never cold! After two weeks of regular wear these boots are wonderful. He looks forward to seeing how they hold up to the future years in Minnesota winters!
Date published: 2016-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Class Company and Product I ordered the Caribou boots the day before Black Friday at a discount when Sorel was running a sale but with a shipping charge. Several days later Sorel advised me their computer had misfired and the shipping charges were to be free so they were crediting my account reimbursing me for those charges. That action told me Sorel is a first class company. Now for the product Sorel sent me: those boots, too, are first class just like the company that made them. I cannot say enough about the quality and performance of these boots. I took the advice of another on-line reviewer and ordered a size 1/2 smaller than I normally wear and they are perfect. Just a great purchase that I will enjoy for many years to come.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Order 1 size smaller Best boots I've ever worn in severe winter months, most comfortable and warm. Make sure to buy 1 size smaller then you normally do. They run large!
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality, warm, fit off a bit I'll keep it brief. Looks good, quality is good from first glance, but fit is left up to interpretation. I measured 28.5 cm in socks, which correlates to a 10.5 US on their size chart. I could move my foot an inch back in forth inside the boot. I returned them for a size 10 and have a little less than 1/2 inch for thick socks. Hope this helps!
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Boot runs very, very large I'm a true 10.5. Every shoe, sneaker, sandal, snowboarding boot, etc. I own is a 10.5. After ordering 3 different sizes I wound up with a 9.5 size, and they still feel big.... I do like the style and warmth, but I'm not hiking thru frozen tundra for days. I'm just shoveling the driveway we it snows and going sleigh riding with the kids, so they are perfect for me.
Date published: 2015-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Way too big I ordered these boots in my size. They came in way too big. Ordered the next size smaller. They came in too big. Had to return a second time. Had to pay for overnight shipping to have them to me before my trip. After complaining to Sorel the did refund some of my shipping cost. Boots did seem to work well once I got the right size. Allow amply time to make sur the boots fit.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing boots This boots are very warm, comfortable, great for snow and good for ice conditions. I bought them through this website and they fit perfect. The only downside for me is the structure is quite big and heavy so they are not easy to store at home or travel with them, specially in my case because I live in Mexico. But I really recommend them.
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boots These boots are extremely comfortable, I didn't truly get to test these to their fullest capability. I was at Sundance and wore them in 28 degree conditions not tons of deep snow. They were very warm and were stable on ice. They run big, I wear size 10 in boots, ordered a 9 1/2 and had to return them for a 9, even with thick socks, and I have a wide foot. Use the size chart and follow Sorel's instructions they're right on.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sorel Caribou Boot These boots are so comfortable and well made. They kept my feet amazingly warm and dry in the cold winter snow.
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caribou Wool Very warm & dry boot that lace very easily. I could step in a puddle or snow as high as mid-shin and my feet will be dry & warm. Only need 1 pair of socks when wearing this boot.
Date published: 2015-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Winter Boot I love this Winter Boot! They do run large. Usually, I'm a size 15M and I was swimming in the boots. Once I got the 14M I have been climbing the mounds of snow in Boston. The boots are comfortable, keep snow out, and keep my feet warm. Great purchase!
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Winter Boots Ever These are the boots I remember from years ago still made to the same quality and comfort. I love the wool liner which does seem to keep my feet just that much warmer. As comfortable as a slipper but made for the deep heavy snow of the Northeast US. They do run a little big, I am typically a size 8 in a dress shoe, but found the size 7 boot to be a perfect fit. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent These boots are the best. I have had a pair for over twenty years, and I am here to purchase another. The price is steep, but it is money well spent. For extreme cold weather one can not do better, :). The only drawback, they do not do well in water well above where the leather and the rubber shell meet, but for extreme cold and snow only they are the best.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very satisfied. These boots are excellent, very warm, comfortable and waterproof. I regularly wear a size 12 shoe, i ordered these boots in 11.5 and they have just a little extra room if i wanted to wear thick socks. They seem very well made and will hopefully last me many years.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a classic! Bought these for my husband who needed a warm, dry and stylish winter boot. He loved them so much he wore them inside the house, then we had a blizzard and they were tested for comfort, warmth & dryness, yup they rocked it! He's between a 10.5 & 11 went with the 10.5, fit perfectly. Woot!
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warmest boots I've ever owned! This is a great set of boots. These are replacing a 30 year pair of Sorels that have served me well. The pair I had were 9, so that is what I ordered. The old pair were big enough to easily wear 2 pair of wool socks with them. I assumed it would be the same with these, especially after reading several reviews. I normally wear size 8 1/2 shoes. There is no way I can wear 2 pair of heavy wool socks with these. They are much smaller. On a positive note, I don't think I'll need to wear 2 pair of heavy socks. These are very warm and comfortable boots. The reason for 4 Stars is the sizing. I was expecting them to be a little bigger.
Date published: 2015-01-23
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