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Women’s Glacy Explorer™ Shortie Boot


https://www.sorel.com/womens-glacy-explorer-shortie-boot-1553271.html 1553271
Style # 1553271
$74.90 $125.00


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The Details


You don’t have to be named Dora to appreciate the intrepid nature of a boot that looks as good on the snow as it does on your sure-footed feet.

Best For: Casual, Light Snow

The Construction


  • Waterproof breathable membrane construction.
  • UPPER: Waterproof suede leather and Canvas upper with webbing overlays. Fleece lining.
  • FOOTBED: Removable molded EVA footbed with heel cup and arch support. Fleece topcover.
  • MIDSOLE: Rubber.
  • OUTSOLE: Molded rubber outsole.

  • Heel Height: 1 1/2 in.
  • Calf Circumference: 7 1/4 in.
  • Platform Height: 1 in.
  • Weight: 18.1 oz / 514 g
  • Measurements based on size 7.5.
  • 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 Glacy Explorer™ Shortie Boot is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 89.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from new snow boot love the feel.. my 5th pair of Sorel boots.. runs true to size..
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So happy! I read tons of reviews and was in conflict with whether to get a size 7 or 7.5. With thick socks, reviewers suggested going up a size. I did this just in case I would wear thick socks, but I wish I had bought size 7. They are just as warm with thin wool socks. Nonetheless, I am glad I purchased these boots. They are very warm but not so hot on a mild day (50s F). I wore them when visiting OR and no water leaks felt. I have not yet tried them in the snow to tell but I imagine they will equally please. They are very cute and I have received tons of compliments. Great quality and purchase!
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from order size down! these boots are so great! they are such high quality and shipped three days faster than expected. my only complaint would be that they run really big. I know that they are supposed to be worn with a think sock, but I have to wear two snow socks to make them fit snugly. Overall they are such great boots for such a great price and I am very happy with my purchase. Thanks!!
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sizing is off It's been my experience that when I order foot wear that offers European sizing, if I go with the 42 instead of the 10 in American I get a perfect fit. Not so in this case. The 42 is just over a half size larger. Since I ordered 4 different pairs of Sorels and they all are 3/4 over sized, I'm hoping that thick socks will take care of the rest of the room. However, the point of ordering these boots, to me, was to NOT have to wear huge socks. Sending back 4 pairs seems ridiculous and the shipping would eat up my savings. Not to mention that likely not all my selections could still be available.
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Are they boots or sneakers? These are so comfortable and lightweight it's like wearing running shoes. Now Im ready for 2016 winter.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Style- A+, Fit- C I love the style, color, and comfort of these boots! And the fit as it pertains to the length of my foot is fine, but there is a lot of room on the sides and top of my foot; the boot does not "hug" the foot. They are very wide, and thick socks and tight laces are not enough to correct the problem. I do wear them, but more in a "slip-on" style sort of way.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sized perfectly I didn't measure. I wear a 9.5 and that is what they are in size. I can't give it a 5 star because I won't be wearing until next year. I try to purchase season end for sales. So these look like they will be wonderful for our Minnesota winters. Warm.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm & Cozy I was very happy with my new Glacy Explorer Shortie Boots. Description is right on. Get lots of compliments. I would recommend to anyone!!
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome boots! I found these boots to be a half size larger than what I needed even after measuring my foot. I happily exchanged them because they were so comfortable and warm. These are the perfect winter boot for the cold Michigan winter. They seem like they will hold up well and stay stylish through several winters.
Date published: 2016-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boots These boots not only look good, but are very comfortable. I wore they for a couple of hours the first time and had no issues, they were comfortable and warm. I wore them out 4 wheeling the second time all day. Not only were they warm, but I was secure in getting in and out and walking around the wet and muddy area's. The boots cleaned well and my feet stayed warm, dry and comfortable!
Date published: 2016-02-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wide boot I love the looks of this boot. I read the reviews and decided to order my normal size 10 1/2. Many people said the boot ran large, but I found that not to be the case. My toes touched the end. I think this boot runs small, however, it is tremendously wide. I had to tighten the boot as much as I could to keep my foot in place when walking. I sent the boot back and decided against the next size up because of the wide footbed. For me, it was uncomfortably wide. By the way, it cost me over $12 to return.....something to think about if there is any uncertainty.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I bought these for my daughter who is 13 and she absolutely loves them. She couldn't wait for it to snow so she could wear them. She said they were so warm and comfortable. If she could wear them everyday, I'm sure she would.
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the cushy foot bed and soft fur These are my first new boots after breaking my ankle this summer and I am so excited they are comfortable and cute. The foot bed is a comfortable memory foam. You will feel like your wearing outside slippers!
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these boots! I'm so happy that I purchased these boots. I get tons of compliments when I wear these. They are comfortable, warm, and are true to size. I would definitely recommend these boots.
Date published: 2016-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Snow & Ice The previous review about the tread not being good on ice is a bit incorrect, they have terrific grip. They are perfect in snow country and even quite a bit of ice. Tested!! If on solid ice, I've yet to see a shoe other than a skate work well. They are comfy and warm all day. I have a very narrow foot and they work with medium socks. I thought the red might be too bright, but it's toned down and classy.
Date published: 2016-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Comfortable I love these boots! They keep my feet toasty warm. We haven't had below zero temps yet but I have no doubt these boots are up to the challenge.
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful boot-fits large however Should have listened to the reviews and chosen a 1/2 size smaller. Even with a thick sock my normal size 8 was too big, sending back the boots back and have already ordered it in a 7 1/2. very comfortable on and really sharp looking. Got the Madder Brown which has red in the boot.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GLACYS!! I absolutely love! love! love! my Glacy explorer shorties! They are lightweight, comfortable and warm. Also, I received multiple compliments...from both men and women. So, apparently, they ARE as cute as I thought when I fell in love with them.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE BEST ! So I recently moved to Philadelphia and lost my old snow boots in the move.. I was freaking out because we were suppose to get a monster storm this weekend (we did) . I ordered the Glacy explorer shortie and had them overnighted. I got them in the knick of time. So it snowed about 2 feet and I was outside all day shoveling and my feet were DRY AND WARM. They are too cute too. I got them in the red and I love them. The best winter purchase ever. The only thing is I would have liked to get the tall Glacys but I have a big calf and didn't want to risk it being that I needed them stat! I would absolutely recommend these to anyone!
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE These boots are AMAZING. So lightweight, comfy, and roomy enough for thicker socks. They fit my wider calves (have tried on three different kinds of Sorel boots that didn't fit my calves..including the Joan of Arctic, Glacy Explorer Tall, and the Sorel Glacy (black original ones)). These boots are true to size, but they also have extra room for thicker socks. They are so lightweight that they feel like slippers on your feet and honestly feel like you are walking on pillows. I am going to NYC in a few weeks and cannot wait to wear these around the city. LADIES - if you are scared to buy these because you tried on other Sorel boots in stores that didn't fit your calves, PLEASE don't be. These are amazing.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cute This boot is very comfortable and warm. With the right socks, I can wear them for hours. The red color is cheery on a sometimes dreary winter day.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I hoped for As soon as these boots came out I wanted them. I have the regular Glacy Explorers and I absolutely love them, but I wanted a smaller pair for when it was too cold for tennis shoes but not bad enough to justify the bigger boots. THESE ARE MORE ACCURATE TO REGULAR SHOE SIZE THAN THE BIG GLACYS! I ordered size 7 and they fit like a glove. Normally I wear 7 & 1/2. My big Glacys are also size 7, but they have lots of wiggle room for my toes. If you will be wearing thick socks get your regular size. I haven't had a chance to wear them in crummy weather, but I wore them all day to work today and they were comfortable and warm even while being broken in.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from cute but... This is a cute boot that makes feet appear tiny. However, they fit me overall too large. (9 M) I wondered if a thick hiking sock would work but the thin laces would not hold the boot to foot. They are constructed well, but I dislike the disappointment and return. Sorrel sizing and I are not a good match.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these boots! I really like these boots! They go perfectly well with my red jacket! They are very comfortable and just make me happy to wear them! I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is the one for me I've been searching high and low for a proper comfortable boot and finally I got a pair for my difficult feet, tried them on and out I went. I had no problems my feet were happy all day. Pure comfort as well this boot looks good :-)
Date published: 2015-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy them I bought these shoes last winter while on a trip to New York City. It was absolutely freezing outside, I had brought my Joan of Arctic boots with me and while they are warm and wonderful they hadn't been broken in properly yet so I ran into a store and bought the Glacy Explorer shorties in a desperate attempt to get some comfort. Money well spent! They are so warm and comfortable they made my trip so much more enjoyable. The only downfall of these boots is that while sturdy in the snow the rubber bottom gets slick inside when they're wet. I haven't found it to be much of a problem but it's something to watch out for.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glacy Explorer Shortie After reading all 17(!) pages of reviews on the Glacy Explorer Shorties, I finally pulled the trigger and ordered a size 8 in pebble. I am usually a size 8 with narrow feet, and these boots fit with lots of room for thick socks. I had thought that maybe I should order a 7.5 in these as some of the reviews had mentioned they run large, but I am happy with the 8. Obviously it there is no snow for testing the waterproofing or grip on ice (it is August after all!), but I am happy with the cloud-like insole of the boots and the very cute color. I guess I should also mention that I had the boots delivered to my work, and two other women in my office immediately ordered the exact same boot after seeing mine. Maybe order to your home if you don't want any copycats ;)
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Amazing, Except for the Dangerous Soles I bought these boots based on a recommendation of a friend. The fit is wonderful. They're cozy warm and very stylish. However, the soles of the boots are HORRIBLE. I have slipped SO MANY TIMES on wet surfaces with these boots (after slipping after rain, I didn't DARE wear these out when it was icy) and almost fallen 2-3 times. It's frustrating because I bought these boots for winter, but can really only wear them when it's dry out. Change the soles of these boots, and I'd give them 5 stars, but as is, they're a waste of $125.
Date published: 2015-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Great Boots" I Really Love These Boots…I had tried to get these Last year (2013) But they had sold out due to the horrible winter we all had from coast to coast…I really wanted the pink ones or somenting to that color... They were so pretty and looked to be perfect for me as I can’t walk well to begin with so .. NO HEEL flat and looked like what I would be able to wear on my big old foot..well I didn’t get them that year but the customer service told me to get ready in Mid August that is when they have there new stock coming in this year they would have a Vino same sorta color she told me so I was ok with that I did as she told me... I saw the shorter ones they did fit me much better got them instead they are the warmest boots I have ever worn I didn’t get cold as fast as the year prior and could shovel without breaking going to take breaks as feet before would be too cold..with just sneakers on and I didn’t have to worry about falling the traction on your boots is great I love the color the warmth the traction how it fits except if you could make a wide boots that would be even better I would buy more of your shoes/boots... All I can say is with your customer service rep for getting back to me Helped me so very much... I had stop looking for boots I had decided to purchase your boots when the new shipment came in I was so excited to get them I really do love these boots.. Everyone should buy a pair it would be the last pair of boots that you would need to buy in less your foot grew. You wont be sorry I can promise you that much I love my new boots so much I want to wear them all the time.... Thank you so much Sorel
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome boots I needed a new pair of snow boots because my last pair of Sorel (from about 4 years ago) were getting eaten up by the salt. I purchased these boots and absolutely fell in love. I have a tendency to get hot feet-but these were perfect. Also I've already walked through a couple of snow storms and they still look brand new.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not waterproof I love the way these boots look. The fit is slightly wide, allowing for heavy socks. However, they are not waterproof. I realized that my feet were wet upon the second wearing. It's happened every time since.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute boot I didn't have many choices for a snow boot in my size as it was almost the end of the season. I choose these because of the great reviews. They are a really cute boot, the Vino color wasn't my 1st choice but I do like the color and I have had a few complements. They are warm and keep the snow out. They are comfortable but I do want them to get a big softer over time.
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Boots I have had these boots for several months and have worn them daily. The first time was to watch a parade in Vermont while standing on snow and ice for an hour. My feet were toasty warm and I wasn't even wearing wool socks. I am a perfect 5.5 or European 36 and these boots fit exactly with just enough room for a pair of thick socks or two pairs of thin ones. I have never had anyone comment on boots I was wearing until I wore these as they are really stylish. These boots are perfect for wearing when you need boots but don't want to look like you just came in from logging or working on the farm. In short, I love them, and they still look like new even after constant use this winter here in Vermont.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect City Snow Boot! I get stopped all the time by women asking about my "Glacy Explorer" boot in the pebble color. This is the most appropriate 'I think' for city snow. I also have the Classic Caribou that I use when upstate/Catskills, but the "Glacy" is my NYC go to! It's not a heavy boot and easy to put on and off. It's chic and fun and warm....what else is does one need??
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boots ever! Fashionable, warm comfortable and go with all of my outfits!
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wear them everyday in the winter I got tired of having cold feet in winter and bought these. Toasty warm! Love them. In other shoes, I sometimes get arch tightness, some foot pain, etc -- I don't get any of that with these. Very comfortable. While these are obviously not dress boots, I wear them everywhere: church, grocery store, mom-around-town, walking the dogs, school functions. They are sophisticated enough for a snow boot that is looks stylishly practical, but not dumpy. They are fine on all types of flooring (not slippery) and are comfortable for driving (not too bulky). The treads are great on snow and white/bumpy ice, and pretty good on slick ice as well. I've worn these for two months straight, and the treads and uppers both still look like new. My pant legs staydown over the tops nicely, either straight/narrow pants or boot cut. You could easily tuck in leggings. My typical shoe size is 12AA, and a lot of 12s run too short. In athletic shoes I tend to take a 13. These Sorels are fine -- my toes don't hit the end at all and because they have laces, they don't get too loose in width. However, there is still plenty of toe wiggle-room which helps with warmth. I wear cotton socks in these and do just fine. I highly recommend these.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and Stylish: This passes the Minnesota winter test Comfort is key for me, but I never want to sacrifice style points either. This boot blends both beautifully. Growing up in Minnesota you learn to appreciate a boot that will keep your toes warm but you can also walk around in all day. The soft furry lining and ease of adjusting the laces means that you can get a great fit plus the base padding inside actually has more cushioning than any pair of running shoes I've ever had. While I wouldn't go wading through any uber slushy puddles in these (there are other Sorel styles better suited to that), I can tell you that with our several snowfalls and -20 Winter we've been having as of late, these do the trick every time. Also the tread on these is a great grippy rubber which means that I'm never nervous about having to trek across icy pathways. I sized up a half-size because I like a bit of wiggle room for my toes and because I have wide feet and the fit is perfect. I was also fortunate to get the teal color when it was still offered and so love having the bright blue laces and the neon yellow Sorel logo but that wine color is stunning too. Kudos to Sorel for making another awesome product and kudos to you for purchasing it. You will not regret it!
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great looking snow boot that's waterproof & warm! What more could you want?- warm, waterproof, reasonably priced and looking a bit like a hybrid snow boot + platform hightop sneaker..comfy. First pair of snow boots bought in nyc and works well and looks great in the city and country.
Date published: 2015-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and functional Love these boots! There are very comfortable and so very cute and colorful. They worked very well in the snow and kept my feet cozy.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these boots! One of the best purchases I've made this year. I am so happy I have these. We get a lot of snow and I haven't had any issues with these keeping my feet warm and dry.
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy These boots are super comfy although they are a bit too wide for me and I wish I had gotten a narrow size or 1/2 size down. Still I know I’m going to love them because they’ll keep my feet warm during this miserable winter!
Date published: 2015-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Boots These boots are adorable, lightweight, and perfect for throwing on in crumby winter conditions for running errands. However, I waited too long to order these, and the size I need (7.5) is not available in the color that I wanted. I tried the 8 and the 7, both not the right fit. I'm really a 7-7.5 wide, however most shoe I take an 8 in to accommodate my width. I wanted them to replace my popular style boots that really only keep your feet warm and nothing else. I guess I have to wait until next year to get my Glacy Explorer Shortie.
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Galaxy explorer shortie boots: vino These boots comfortable, warm and easy to put or and off. Love the vino color! These are great for some snow and ice situations! Highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally, a stylish, comfortable, and warm boot! I have been looking for a warm and comfortable snow boot for quite some time and this one fits the bill. They are comfortable and roomy enough to fit a thick sock and my toes stay toasty warm (a feat for my always-cold extremities) I always get complements on them too!
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these boots! I bought these boots when I got caught in a snow storm while visiting New York so in a pinch bought them a half size too small but I can not express my love for them enough. I had hoped to find them in the vino or blue color but settled for pebble and have to say I am very happy. In person it is more of a sandy grey. Very neutral and goes with everything. Despite having bought them in the wrong size I was able to run around Manhattan for a week in extreme comfort. They kept my feet dry and had lots of support. They don't slip much in the slush but beware of entering slick floored buildings. Now that I'm home I'm going to buy these again (in the right size) and gift the pair I bought to a friend.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute! They shipped quick, very warm, easy on and off, and very cute! Love the pink on the bottom! I ordered a 7.5 - definitely need to wear a thick sock - might've considered a 7 but didn't wnat them to be too tight.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them. I LOVE these boots. I bought them to wear in light to medium snow... they are warm, very comfortable and keep my feet dry. (They are pretty darn cute too). I have the Caribou boots, which I wear for heavy snow and shoveling the driveway, but these are great to throw on and go (these have replaced my UGGS). I have zero regrets buying these winter gems.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my boots Perfect for walking my Golden in sub zero , snowy weather. They grip wonderfully on ice and keep my feet warm.i have received many compliments on my boots.
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Boot Ever ! I saw these in the newspaper and went to the store to get them. They did not have them so I ordered 2 different sizes. These are the most comfortable, warmest and easiest boots to wear and put on. I could wear them all day. Love that they fit my wide foot ! Going to buy a 2nd pair to have for just incase they don't make them anymore !
Date published: 2015-01-29
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