Niche and nice.

For those seeking less leg-consuming silhouettes, the Sorel Women's Emelie Chelsea Boot makes its case as a stylish wardrobe staple come cooler months of the year. The full-grain leather features a waterproof and fully sealed construction, assuring ample protection in the face of light rain and puddles. Meanwhile, the elastic inserts make entry and exit easy, so you're able to transition from work to couch in no time, and the hint of heel keeps your style elevated.

  • Chic boots with everyday comfort and style
  • Full-grain leather is waterproof for protection
  • Elastic inserts make for easy on and off
  • Rubber outsole maintains traction
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I get so many compliments on these boots! They are waterproof ( in mild rain storms) and so dang comfortable! My feet are snug as a bug in a rug. :)
I wear a size 6 and they fit perfectly! I would wear these in all colors!

Love them so much, bought 2 pairs-sizing

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I originally bought the black in a size 7 ( I usually wear a 71/2 for boots and tennis shoes and 7 in heels). I didn't want to slosh around in them because I walk a lot and thought they would stretch because they are leather. Plus, I had the Sorel Ugg-like boots in a 7 and they were perfect. Well, the 7 caused numbness and even after breaking them in, they are still tighter than I would like. I did, however; like the style, support, and waterproof aspects so much that I bought another pair when I saw them on sale. This time I bought a 7.5 and they feel much better. I would say they are ever so slightly big but better than the cut off my circulation and now very creasing 7s. This last winter, I bought another Sorel boot and wear an 8 in that one. Who can figure out their sizing half the time? Either way, I still love their boots for the quality and comfort once you get the right size. These chelseas are totally waterproof and have good traction by the way. I work on a university campus in Washington State and thus walk a lot through snow and slush. They are not however the shoes to buy for deep snow or spending a lot of time outside in the snow, as they aren't really insulated. Great for walking from class to class through slush and shallow snow. I wear them at least 4 times a week to work. I am even wearing them in the summer, although it's really too hot for that. I just like the look and support.

She loves it!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Purchased for the lady and she wears it. Fashion boot, so its function is to look good. Telling sign it great... she wears it.

Sorel Delivers Another Great Boot

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

These Sorel Emelie ankle boots are super comfy and go with anything! The colors vary from the pictures. The redwood/ Black is more of a dark chocolate brown and doesn’t have a red tint to it at all. Sizing runs true to size!

Everyday Bootie

    I was looking for a cute bootie, treated for wet days or light snowfall, and these are just that! The ankle opening is wide, cute to with a slim ankle jean or loose roll. I went with the Taupe color and it’s just a bit darker than pictured, but still a really versatile neutral. The sole is substantial with a little height, great for shallow puddles or a little snow slush, good traction too - crucial for city sidewalks and ice. I’m a 9.5 in most shoes and in some Sorel snow boots have been able to pull off a 9, but the more casual styles seem to run small, so I found this 9.5 just a touch too short. I also have a fairly narrow foot and these have more volume than I would like, but a thick sock fills it up. Definitely reccomend giving these a try!

    Sorel Emelie Chelsea Boot

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These boots are a great casual, everyday boot. They're comfortable and water resistant so wearing them in the winter hasn't been an issue. They have good grip as well. I purchased the redwood/black color - they're more brownish than red in person, but I really like the color. Very happy with these boots.

    My Perfect Low Boot

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These fit me perfectly, not too wide or narrow, the footbed has a nice squish to it, they are easy on and off, I could wear them everyday. I'm an 8.5 or 9 depending on the shoe, and these are an 8.5 for me, so you could say they run a tad big.

    Great fall boot

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These boots are surprisingly easy to get on and off. They look really good with cuffed jeans or leggings. Really warm and great grip so you dont slide around.

    Great Everyday Fall Boots

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Another perfect pair of boots from Sorel! Really comfy and warm. The sole has lots of grip too so good for snow and ice. I was worried that these would be hard to get on/off but because of the elastic sides and pull loop on the back they are super easy. Look great with skinny jeans , leggings or dress.

    Perfect Fall Boot

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are the perfect fall boots! They feel pretty true to size. They did feel a little narrow when I first got them, but after wearing them a few times they have become one of my most comfortable boot. They look great and would go with any fall outfit! Super durable feeling and the waterproofing on them is awesome! I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for a cute bootie.

    Unanswered Question

    Any idea if these can be resoled?

    Love it!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    These boots rock. They are comfortable, so cute and very functional. The durable sole has great traction for rainy days and they are waterproof to protect the full-grain leather. Also, they fit true to size. Usually, I vary a bit in size with Sorel, but not these! They are easy to slip on and off and look cute with so many different outfits. I have a feeling that these are going to be my go-to boots this fall!

    My mother loved these so much after seeing mine, that I bought her a pair for her birthday! She says: They were so comfy from the start, they did not need broken in at all! They fit true to size and have a very supportive insole, as well as a very grippy out-sole which she is excited about so that she can wear them in the winter without worrying about slipping on ice. And, another plus is how easy they slip on and off.