Bring on the winter weather.

Give old man winter a run for his money this season with a little help from the Sorel Women's Joan of Arctic Shearling Boot. This edition of the Joan features a shearling cuff, which adds a hint of rustic style that's built to withstand heavy storms and brisk, howling winds. Additionally, the waterproof suede protects your foot from moisture and precipitation, while the removable felt liner provides furnace-like fervor (up to -25 degrees Fahrenheit). And while warmth and protection is half the battle, staying upright is important too, which is why the Joan features a vulcanized rubber sole for added defense and traction when you need it most.

  • A stylish, weatherproof boot for wintry weather
  • Waterproof suede protects against precipitation
  • Felt liner is removable and provides warmth
  • Shearling cuff adds a hint of rustic flair
  • Vulcanized rubber sole assures traction when you need it most
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Awesome Boots

    Always happy with my Sorel purchases. These boots are a nice style and color, and great for deep snow and cold temps. Boots are warm and very sturdy. I did find the fit to be a little snug overall.

    size suggestions

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Please, whatever you do do not listen to the reviews that say to order a whole size under normal, I did just that and the boots were snug with no socks on. They are a little wide but that will take some getting used to. I had to return them and I again made the bade decision to get a half size above what I wear because I will be going to Alaska and wearing large socks however, they are too large now. They are useable and therefore I will not be returning them again for the sake of the employees at backcountry but my advice is to ORDER YOUR ACTUAL SIZE otherwise, you will be very upset that you didn't! Other than the size issue, these boots are fantastic, in areas where i think I will slip on ice they have very good traction and after getting used to, they will break in and you will realize they are the most durable boot you have had. I live in Buffalo NY and many of my coworkers have sorel boots and swear by them, I am becoming another one of these people.

    Comfy and warm

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

    I gave these as a gift to a friend in Montana. She loves the look of them. They are very warm and the extra height keeps the snow out.

    Not for everyone...uncomfortable on me!

    • Size Bought: 9

    I wanted to love these boots. They are extremely well-made and the quality of materials top-notch. I really liked the shearling as opposed to fake fur. I was hoping the all-black look would be neutral but still have some visual impact. Unfortunately I think they need a bit more contrast (white rubber trim could be whiter, or with a bit of sparkle? Or white shearling cuffs maybe?) to make them stand out. They also were extremely uncomfortable! I am a size 9 narrow, and often wear 8 1/2 because my feet are so narrow, but I ordered the 9 in these boots after reading some reviews. Unfortunately they have a severely short and rounded toe-box, and weren't long enough for me. They were also a bit wide, so the 9.5 would have been too large. They are very heavy...which I think is more due to the brass than anything else. The heel-height and thickness of the sole were also not what I thought they would be...pretty much flat, and the sole felt a little thin for walking in snow! The heaviest part of the boot is actually the shaft...and all those lovely brass fittings. Also the boot shaft was very stiff and uncomfortable to walk in.


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

    The taller look along with not as "fluffy" fur around the top were the selling points for this gift. They have worked great in single digit and above weather. She has worn these shoveling snow, walking in town or packed trails in the foothills. Very comfortable and very warm. True to size.

    Taking that Classic look up a notch

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: N/A

    So if you love the caribou boot you'll love these. They are the Caribou but taller so that you can tromp through deeper snow with out fear of getting snow in your boots. They are lined with Sorels amazing felt liner so that you have extra warmth. Got these as a gift for my friend and she loves them! She is a size 7 across the board and the 7 fits her perfectly.