Sorel Alpha Pac XT Waterproof Insulated Boots for Men - Black/Red Quartz
Warmest Boots Ever
I just came in from shoveling snow in a wind chill of -9 and my feet couldn't have stayed warmer. Like others said, you don't need thick socks at all - I had on a pair of white cotton footies! The boots run large (at least on me); I wear a US size 7 to 7 1/2, but got these boots in a US size 6. I wish you made gloves!
January 9, 2015
Warmest boot ever, great features
Thanks for making such a great boot. I received them last week and I slid into them every time I head outdoors. First let me tell you that they have quick laces and there's a easy buckle on the top of the boot. My old Sorels were nothing like these. They are better then excellent. When I'm outside my body feels chilled but my feet are so warm each and every time. I know these guys will keep my feet warm all winter long up here in Minnesota for many years to come. By the way I've gone out with four different sock weights on inside my boots and my feet are toasty every time. You don't need thick socks to keep your feet warm, if you feel you need thick socks,which you don't then maybe buy a half size bigger then usual. No one can go wrong with a pair of these warm wonderful boots. Thanks for the great product. Love my boots.
December 8, 2014
Surpasses My Expectations!
We had a cold November with early snow, and following last year's record arctic cold with 98" of snow, I needed a new pair of winter boots that I could rely upon. The insulation in my other brand boots, about 4 years old, must have been deteriorating as my toes were cold now after 20 minutes. I had a very old pair of boy's Sorels, which were clunky and the insulation seam gave me blisters along the heel but my feet never got cold in them, so I checked out Sorel's website. Such beautiful boots and so many choices! Being older now, function and comfort are foremost, but I still appreciate a nice looking boot. I take long walks at least 4 times each day with an energetic winter-loving golden retriever. We go through woods, fields, on our frozen lake and on paved roads, in both daylight and darkness. These Alpha Pak XT Boots are PERFECT! I love the height with adjustable gator-like tops to keep deep snow out, the rubber covered tops, quick-adjusting ankle band, and the super gripping sole. There is NO rubbing inside - it is completely comfortable. I have "duck" feet - slender heel, but wide toes. The toe box is not crowded as most boots are. The reflective strip on the side is genius. It really shows up and I appreciate the added safety for myself and my dog. Since getting these, we have had a mild December, but was out for 45 minutes this morning. The actual temperature was 2 degrees. Wind-chill was -16. We had freezing rain 2 days ago followed by a few inches of powder last night. I never once slipped, nor did my toes or feet get cold and I was wearing only casual socks. If I could change anything, I would have ordered my regular shoe size of 7.5, but I ordered an eight. You DO NOT need to order up with these. I LOVE THESE BOOTS! They are super-warm, comfortable, not heavy, completely waterproof, and if they made a body suit like this I would buy it. If you're looking for a durable cold weather boot to keep you warm and safe for long periods outdoors, and looks good to boot #groan# - this is definitely it!
January 5, 2015