How Do Sorel Boots Fit? How to Make Them fit Perfectly

Sorel boots are the perfect winter accessory for all occasions. They’re waterproof, cozy, and can be worn with almost anything! But what if you don’t know how to make them fit? Luckily for you, this blog post is here to help! Let’s get started.

First of all, there are three different styles of Sorels: Joan of Arctic, Tofino II Bootie II, and the Caribou boot. The first two styles offer a little more room around your toes because they come up higher on your foot than the Caribou style does. All types have a removable lining that can be taken out or put in depending on your needs.

A lot of people ask me how to make their sorel boots fit perfectly. I’ve found that the biggest problem with sorel boots is that they are too loose in the foot area and you can’t tighten them enough around your feet.

This is because the leather stretches as it warms up, so there’s no way to really fix this issue.

However, there are a few ways to make your sorel boots more comfortable and even help them last longer!

Here are some tips:

  • – Put on socks before putting on your snow boots
  • – If you have small feet, buy a size down
  • – Stuff cotton balls at the end of your toes for extra space (This will also prevent blistering)
  • – Wear thick wool socks

What are the different boot styles available from Sorel

Sorel’s winter boots are popular for their versatility, which makes them a great choice for anytime of year. They’re available in 5 different styles to fit your active lifestyle style.

The Joan of Arctic 8″ CVS boot is designed with a waterproof nubuck leather upper and can be worn as an arctic country walker or raised to the knee as an arctic hiker.

The style features all-terrain lugs, durable 4mm lugskinsity soles, the perfect touch of insulation, and embroidered logo details on the back side panels. With crossover goring at the top you can adjust this boot’s shaft height to make it work with many outfits from shorts to skirts to tights.

How to measure your foot for a perfect fit

It can be difficult to measure your foot on your own. Take the following steps below.
1) Get an analog-style ruler like this one which you can measure in inches (or centimeters if that’s what you’re used to at home). You’ll need about 12 of those inches or 18 centimeters for each side of your foot.
2) Put on the socks that you usually wear with the type of shoe that you will be buying, and then put a piece of cardboard or a hard back book under them so that your heel is at least two fingers from slipping out.
3) Push down–not just snug–with all four points of contact simultaneously and stand still until all points release their grip before removing pressure from each.

How to find your shoe size in Sorel boots

All Sorel boots use a precise and standardized sizing system and standard lasts. This eliminates the need for exchanges or remakes because the fit is guaranteed.

New customers should order their normal size in US sizes – we recommend ordering 1/2-1 size up as you grow into your new boot to help ensure a perfect fit every time!

We will do all the leg work to find your US shoe size by measuring your foot 3 ways – from heel to toe, around our widest point (thickest part) of your foot, then across your arch.

Then we still evaluate whether you’ll be wearing thin or thick socks with any given boot for insulation purposes and will make necessary adjustments based on those needs as well.

For fuller guides, please refer to instructions on the respective size page.
1) Measure your longest toe from front to back with a ruler or measuring tape.

This measurement should be taken while standing barefoot upright against a wall or room corner/carpet bulge if possible so one’s foot is flat and not tilting left and right while doing the measurement, and the heel is placed at an angle.

Take note of round up numbers such as 1/2 inch would be rounded up to 2 inches because 2 feet equals 12 inches (or rounding up 1-inch measurements).

Tips for wearing sorel boots with various outfits and lengths of pants

The clean and simple thing to do would be to wear leggings. You can also wear a tucked in shirt to make the look less pajama like. Tight skinny jeans also work well too as long as they fit well and aren’t too short.

Sorels are designed for extreme weather but the idea is to layer, so if it’s not too cold out you can pair them with any length of pants or skirt and your leg will still be covered just fine!

One more option that I’ve seen a lot of people do is wear a kilt over longer pants. This always looks really cute because instead of just wearing regular boots its more unique and creative, the shorter boots actually show under the kilts which makes it all.

The benefits of investing in sorels

Investing in Sorel is a great idea if you prefer warm boots to cold feet.

Sorels have been around for over 50 years and are a leading brand when it comes to winter weather gear, not just for shoes but also coats, gloves, scarves and hats that will keep you extra warm this coming winter.

These specialties are guaranteed waterproof with features like rubber outsoles that grip snowy or icy terrain as well as faux shearling lining perfect for those cold days.

All of their products share the same warmth and style which makes them a fitting option for both adults and children alike! Making the decision to invest in these decades old brands now will save you from growing pains during those extremely chilly winters ahead.

Why you should buy two pairs, one for winter and one for summer

I would recommend investing in a nice pair of dress shoes that can be worn year round. You just have to do a little bit of pre-season prep. For example, I personally use water-based shoe polish and a handkerchief to clean ours after each wear, before putting them away for the season.

This might sound like a lot of work, but it’s less work than renting or repeating purchase cycles with lesser quality shoes.

The breathable material will go from being more functional during the summer months to being more fashionable when you transition into fall and winter (you don’t want people catching that cold virus!).

Some people have a theoretical concern about mixing leathers, but there are numerous options for doing so. One possibility is to purchase a boot in each season and use them in alternation.

For instance, if you live in NY where the winters tend to be well below freezing, buy a winter boot and a summer one and alternate wearing them throughout the year.

The main caution here is that both pairs must be worn again in strict sequence or else you’ll end up with mismatched boots when it’s time for fall shoes.

What are Sorel boots and how do they fit

Sorel boots are high quality winter boots known for being insulating, waterproof, and durable. The boot is supposed to have room in it to accommodate a thick sweater or pant leg.

Sorel boots are high quality winter boots known for their usefulness in keeping feet warm, dry, and protected during the cold months of this year’s weather.

They are also known for being comfortable to wear with elbow-length sleeves. These details come courtesy of many happy customers who have experienced these benefits first hand through owning pairs of Sorel winter footwear themselves!

To put on your sorels you should usually put them on inside out so that when walking away from the mirror they will be in their correct position.

How to find the right size for your feet

Customers often find that a shoe that feels roomy in the box may not feel roomy later, because feet tend to swell slightly once they’re inside. Therefore, selecting a shoe size based on how it feels in the package is not a good idea.

The best time to purchase shoes for this reason is when you get your sneakers at the end of winter and need new ones for spring—this way you can make sure there’s sufficient space over the toes and enough wiggle room in the back to accommodate any extra foot bulkiness.

Tips on wearing a pair of sorels all day long

The first thing to do is make sure the soles of your feet are completely dry before you put on sorels. Once dry, make sure there’s no moisture trapped between your toes–have a buddy tap the shoe with their hand and if anything comes off onto their hand or floor, take them back off.

Wear wool socks so they have time to hold up against sweat from your feet without getting too damp themselves. Make sure they feel really cozy and not tight at all.

Often times people don’t loosen these things because that’s just another extra step which takes a lot of foresight for some people who might want to be lazy about it.

1) Sorel boots are the best because they’re made to keep your feet warm, dry and comfortable even when you’re hundred of miles away from civilization. All that organization feels like ab Christmas gift. 🙂 They work really well with jeans too!
2) It’s not always easy, but it will be worth it. The boots are worth saving for because they’re so great and you can wear them all day long without having to take them off every time you stop walking around or enter a building. And if sorel is so great, what do other shoes have?

Care tips for your new sorels

If you shined them, they’ll get dirty faster. They will not abrade the coatings on the shoes.

Wash with soapy water to remove any dust or dirt buildup before application of coats for protection purposes. Wash in cold water using a mild shampoo.

Rinse twice, letting soapy suds dissipate completely in-between washes. Keep upright when rinsing to avoid spilling or dripping bunches of soap down into or all over your new shoes; this way they won’t leave ring marks on the laces after you hang them up in order for them to dry without getting moldy in-between drying periods (3 days max).

-Find a spot in your closet that’s just for them and neaten up the clothes/shoes/other things around.
-Buy rubber, fake or flip flops if you can’t afford leather ones and wear socks to protect your feet from the cold ground.
-Buy boot ‘dressing’ and put it on before and after wearing them outside. This will help to guard against any scuffs exposing more of the less expensive inner lining material which often stains easily! Plus it protects from salt on winter sidewalks too! -Don’t leave them out in water when they get wet by accident (in rain, puddles etc.), as this will ruin their waterproofing capacity.

Pros and cons of owning a pair of sorels

The benefits of owning a pair of Sorel boots are that they provide warmth without bulk, waterproof protection, and can be used in heavy snow. The downsides are that they’re not breathable so your feet will sweat if you’re wearing them in warmer temperatures, and the upper is not water-resistant so it’ll get really wet if you step outside while it’s raining or snowing. All-in-all though I think these boots truly deserve the “good times” title because they couldn’t feel more cozy!


The best way to make sure you get the perfect fit is by measuring your foot. After that, it’s time to try on boots and find one that fits like a glove! It can be tough finding the right pair of sorels but don’t worry – we’re here for you every step of the way!

Take a look at the Sorel boot size chart. You can use this to find your optimal fit and purchase boots that will offer you all-day comfort as well as amazing style. With these tips, we hope you’ll be able to make sorels work for every occasion!


Does Sorel fit true to size?

Start with your usual shoe size. If you are in-between sizes, it is best to go up one more size than what you normally wear.

Most people experience the same doubts when buying shoes online. How do I know if they really fit? The only way to be sure, of course, is to try them on in person.

But if your order starts with a typical shoe size for you and you’ll be sure to walk around a bit after ordering (but not for too long!), then chances are that Sorel snow boots will fit comfortably and true to size because we’ve aligned our sizing with the most popular sneaker brands – usually expressed in running shoe sizes.

Do Sorel boots stretch out?

Sorel boots can stretch out if shoe is worn with a thick sock and without the neoprene liner.

Sorel shoes run small so it is advised to order 1-2 sizes up. You can also pad for a larger fit by wearing thick socks and filling the rubber footbed floater with water. If you don’t follow these steps, your sorel boots may stretch out overtime or bunch in areas where they were initially too big for you hands due to no support from the fabric on the inside of the shoe.

Should winter boots be tight or loose?

Loose boots should be worn in winter to retain warmth.

This is the first rule of winter fashion, especially for people who live in places where it gets really cold outside. The best thing to do is buy a size too big- this way you’re able to avoid foot aches and sore toes.

Make sure you also keep your neck, hands, and any exposed skin covered up! At the end of the day not only are you warmer but more fashionable as well!

Should you wear socks with Sorel boots?

Yes, but make sure to use wool socks which are warm in the winter because they don’t give your feet a funky smell.

This is related because it’s easier for wool socks to absorb perspiration, providing more insulation in colder weather. Wool also doesn’t collect bacteria or fungus that might cause bad odors or irritate skin.

Some people prefer wearing liner socks with their boots because they provide comfort when the liners create friction with their skin while pushing against them all day long.

If you wear Sorel boots without anything inside them at all, you’re adding air circulation to keep the foot warm – however doing so will transfer heat away from your boot and can lead to condensation within your boot later on.

Do sorels run narrow?

Yes. If you are not skinny fit, they will probably be very tight on the calf if worn over jeans, and may pinch your feet or make your calves too warm. It is best to go one size larger than usual (across all Sorel styles), unless this style of shoe has a built in elastic at the back that hugs your heel when laced up.

Otherwise try their Caribou boots with an insulated lining for warmth that have panels in front to comfortably accommodate bigger calves with any level of activity in comfort!

How do you stretch Sorel winter boots?

There are many ways to stretch winter boots.

One common technique is to dangle the boots from a door until they’re shaken out and stretched. If the person has a long enough staircase, one could hold either end of a shoe-lace and using gravity, pull on both ends until the shape of the shoes emerges.

Another way would be to take two chair backs or two legs of a table and place them side by side — across from each other at an angle so that each front leg forms one point where all four legs meet — with the back corner edges pointing downwards towards each other.

Do boots stretch out?

Yes, boots do stretch out. However, this is a temporary phenomenon and not a permanent one.

There’s a good chance that your boots don’t even need all that extra space or had plenty to begin with! If not, the issue might be that you’re wearing the wrong size of boot for your foot.

Either way, as long as you take care of them by warming up new leather before breaking it in and moisturizing them often with saddle soap or silicone treatments after each use they should last you years without getting too loose from use.

Should you size up or down in boots?

Size up when you are in doubt. Most times people who are in between sizes end up feeling more comfortable with the larger size. And if you’re tight on budget, the smaller size may work fine for a shorter time until they stretch out.

Boot sizing can be tricky but there is one thing that will bring order to your chaos… measure your feet at home! Grab a ruler and pencil and lay your foot flat with your toes against the wall.

Place the ruler against the top of your longest toe (it’s best to do this with bare feet) see how many inches it takes for heel to toe length, then convert that number into centimetres by multiplying by 2.53.

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