gearing up for the snowpocalypse this weekend with my Sorel boots
it's that time of year again: the annual NYC snowpocalypse. a few years ago, i finally had it with slippery soles and soggy, cold toes, and got myself a pair of Sorels, a.k.a. The Serious Snow Boots. if you're looking for a pair, read on for my review!
i'll admit, at first i wasn't keen on the looks of the Sorels. but they've grown on me significantly since. the heavy-duty, grippy treads really are designed for confident walking across ice, slush, and snow. they also keep my feet toasty warm and dry when i'm out and about, which is a feat that is accomplished by only two other pairs of shoes in my closet (hint: one of them rhymes with Hugs).
size-wise, i'm usually a 6.5, and went with the size 6. they fit snug, with room for thin/medium socks. if you want room for thicker socks, size up. i was concerned that these would be difficult to walk in, but there's actually quite a bit of cushioning in the insole, and the waterproof leather and rubber-capped uppers aren't stiff. they are weighty in a quality-materials way, but aren't heavy to wear. the boots also mold to your feet well and don't cause unnecessary mid-stride 'clunking', which is a problem i've had with other snow boots in the past.
all in all, i love my snow boots. what do you wear in a snowstorm? let me know if you have these, or are thinking of getting a pair!