Bought these for the wife she says - boots looked really good and robust in the picture. Took onboard about the width being narrow and went for a size 4 which was a perfect fit. Normally Im about a size 3.5. They look good. The downside of them for me is they are not what I expected. I was expecting a robust boot that would be good for walking about which I do nearly all day but the thing is I walk about on uneven ground. They are no good for that at all. The width being narrow doesnt give good balance on uneven and stoney ground and when walking in wet grass the waterproof membrane is holding well but the leather soaks up the wet like a sponge so early mornings when the grass is wet and the sun is shinning my feet were cold. Maybe I should have used a waterproof spray on them. I think they are ok for going up the shops in but for what I wanted them for they are no good. I think they are more of a fashion boot than a good sturdy walking boot. Sorry.
On the basis of earlier reviews I got a size 6.5 instead of my usual size 6, particularly to accommodate thicker socks. The boots were a great fit and immediately comfortable - no breaking in required. The first day I wore them was in pouring rain and I walked comfortably for two miles. On subsequent days I walked four and five miles respectively and had no discomfort, rubbing, etc and dry feet. I was complimented on the boots several times, so they look good as well as being practical. With long(ish) black trousers it was possible to get away with them as smart work shoes.
I needed some highly waterproof boots for walking the dog as often end up splashing through puddles and mud, and walking through long wet grass. These are absolutely perfect - they were comfy straight out of the box. They do come up a little snug - I'm a 3.5 so purchased a size 4 as I wear thick-ish socks, and this was exactly right, although I have to loosen the laces slightly to get them on and off. Once they're on they're the most comfortable boots I own - I usually have to break boots in but there's no rubbing at all, and my feet are cosy and dry due to the waterproofing and fleece lining (which happily isn't too thick so you don't get too warm). Very happy I chose these boots!
I love these boots! I first looked at them on the Sorel website and they noted that they run a bit large so I ordered a half size down than I usually would and they fit great. They are lined with a flannel-style fabric so they are warm and cozy but not too hot. They also have good traction when walking on slippery stones, which is a plus for me.
Great boots, used on a recent trip to Canada, great for general walking around but not sure they would be sufficient to keep out the cold in deep snow, but that’s what we bought the sorel glacier boots for. Never got wet.