The Sorel Conquest winter boots were designed to dominate cold, snowy winter temperatures down to -60°F.
Waterproof full-grain leather uppers sit atop handcrafted waterproof shells for superior protection against the elements
Built-in gaiters help seal out snow with drawstring collars with barrel-lock closures; seam-sealed contstruction minimizes leakage
Insulated with 400g Thinsulate® Ultra Insulation polyester fibers for non-bulky warmth
Molded EVA midsoles deliver cushy comfort underfoot and improve thermal protection
Achilles adjustment straps enhance fit; steel shanks enhance support and rigidity
Sorel Conquest winter boots feature aggressive, multidirectional lugs to enhance traction on slippery surfaces
Temperature ratings are approximate based on high activity levels and can be affected by many conditions, including weather, wearer's activity level, fitness, metabolism, perspiration, circulation, exposure time, clothing and cold sensitivity.
Rated2out of5byAll BeingfromSides splitting, not from laughterThe rubber lowers crack where it connects to the leather out the outside of the boot. This exposes the inner insulation and eventualy your little toesiwosies. Total bummer, I love these boots, but I hear this is a common occurance. Sorel, nor REI, lets you know proper winter boot care. I hear it is possible to keep these boots from cracking. But I don't want a boot I have to treat as a child and care for daily. Surplus Mickey Mouse boot will be my next purchase.
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated5out of5byyetibikerfromAmazing BootsThese boots are awesome and I have to say superb in the conditions of extreme cold weather. I used them in the winter 2012 in Montana up in the mountains during -32 weather and they were great. I only noticed one time they did not hold through 100% and that was when I was standing in a river filming otters. Other than that a nice pair of Smartwool socks and you are good as gold. Awesome fit, awesome feel, breathe well, were great in snow shoes, were great just walking around town.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated4out of5byTNR-CGfromGreat all-round winter boot.I used this boot in Norwegian winter from Fjords to the glaciers. It worked well to keep warm as long as I was moving, as winter rated boot should. For extended periods of inactiveness the warmth rating (-40F) would not be accurate. I used this in -5F and was very comfortable with one pair of wool socks.
It accepted crampons for the glacier work and was extremely comfortable. I would not use this for technical ice work, but for hiking on the glacier it was good, and kept my feet nice and warm.
A major improvement would be to the lacing system. If theses boots had a locking lace hook halfway up and then either larger eyelet loops or open hooks it would be much better for quick lacing and adjustments with gloves or mitten.
I used these in deep snow, mud, and rocky terrain without problem. They were comfortable to work in for 6-10 hour days on my feet.
Sizing seemed accurate.
Date published: 2013-12-04
Rated5out of5bynot your businessfromBest Winter Boots YetBest winter boots I have bought! Warm in -20 weather. Perfect.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated4out of5byRto182fromVery good bootI really like these boots, they are extremely comfortable and very warm. The only drawback is sometimes they leak a little bit. Not always, but sometimes when they are submerged in a puddle or stream I get a little water in the boot. All in all I recommend them.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated5out of5bycnewcfromWarm, Dry, and good fitI just got back from my second winter outing with these boots. I chose them over the Caribou because of the better fit. The Caribou is big and warm with the removeable liner but feels a little clumbsy for snowshoeing. These worked well with my snoeshoes and don't feel as cumbersome when hiking. Also very warm and when hanging around the campsite can be loosened to give that extra room for warm air to circulate around your feet. Curious though, some places the specs say -60 and other places they say -40? We all know temp ratings are bogus but at 0 my usually cold feet were warm.
Date published: 2013-01-27
Rated4out of5by1speedlosfromExcellent boots for snowshoeing and geneWe've been on 5 snowshoeing trips so far this winter, and the "warmest" was this past weekend at 28F.
These boots needed some break-in, but were reasonably comfortable out of the box.
The heel strap stop is a fairly common feature in winter boots, but it's well placed. Since we've only recently moved back to the mountains, We've been renting and demoing snowshoes try several out before buying, and these Sorels have played well with everything from big touring shoes to light-and-fast plastic race shoes.
My feet have stayed warm and dry in deep snow even down to -2f, and the built-in gaiter has certainly come in handy.
I'd highly recommend these boots. While I've only had them about a month, they've been worn almost daily, and so far seem to be holding up well.
The only issue is the ankle support strap. I've not noticed a major increase in support by tightening it, and it seems to loosen on it's own quite easily. Note, I have not used these carrying a significant load.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated5out of5byBrettj3fromAmazing boots!!I read a lot of reviews before purchasing these boots and I felt like it was a sound purchase. I have used these boots quite a bit in snowy, slushy, and cold conditions and they have not failed me yet. My feet have been warm while using regular socks and stayed dry even in heavily slushy conditions. I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase and I would recommend these boots to anyone. My only difficulty is that they are a little tough to tie and get tight, but not a show stopper by any means.
Date published: 2013-01-16
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