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Women’s Joan of Arctic™ Boot

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http://www.sorel.com/womens-joan-of-arctic-boot-1708791.html 1708791
Style # 1708791
$109.98 $180.00
Best For: Heavy Snow

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The Details

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This classic silhouette features a beautiful, waterproof, full-grain leather and suede upper, super-soft faux fur around the cuff and a removable, recycled felt inner boot to ensure that feet stay warm, dry and comfortable in cold winter conditions.

The Construction

Construction

  • UPPER: Waterproof suede leather upper. Faux fur cuff. Seam-sealed waterproof construction.
  • INSULATION: Removable 6 mm recycled felt inner boot.
  • MIDSOLE: 2.5 mm bonded felt frost plug.
  • OUTSOLE: Handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber shell with herringbone outsole.

  • SOREL rated: -25° fahrenheit / -32° Celsius.
  • Shaft Height: 11 3/4 in.
  • Heel Height: 3/4 in.
  • Platform Height: 1/2 in.
  • Weight: 31 oz / 879 g.
  • Measurements based on size 7.
  • Imported.

Fit

Women's Size Chart

USA UK EU CM
5 3 36 22
5.5 3.5 36.5 22.5
6 4 37 23
6.5 4.5 37.5 23.5
7 5 38 24
7.5 5.5 38.5 24.5
8 6 39 25
8.5 6.5 39.5 25.5
9 7 40 26
9.5 7.5 40.5 26.5
10 8 41 27
10.5 8.5 41.5 27.5
11 9 42 28
12 10 43 29

How to Measure Your Foot

  • Place your feet flat on a piece of paper and mark your longest toe and the back of your foot. It's best to do this standing and wearing socks
  • Measure the length (cm) straight from your longest toe to the back of your foot using a ruler or measuring tape.
  • Use the chart to find your size.

Reviews

Women’s Joan of Arctic™ Boot is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Warm, broke twice I received these boots as a gift for Christmas this year - they're so warm and, most importantly, comfortable and waterproof. Being from and living in New England - you need a great pair of boots and these are perfect. The first pair I got were great - however, after he third time wearing them the loop on the top of the right boots came off. This is where there is a small button/snap on the top of the boot that creates a loop on both sides of the boot to help with pulling them on. When it snapped off I thought it was an easy fix, but it wasn't. It was permanently broken. I went through the process of returning them (shipping and packing - $60) to only find out I could receive a discount because they weren't able to be fixed. That's fine - great. I figured it had to be a fluke because I read nothing but great reviews and the boots were the best winter boots I ever owned. I ordered the same pair of boots for the second time. I refrained from using the loops as I figured they weren't as sturdy as they should be. However - as I went to put the boot on one day - by grabbing the fur top area- it snapped off again and broke ! Like I said - I love this boot but am very disappointed to have spent the money to return the boot only to buy another pair and have it break again !!! In the same spot. I might have to pay out of pocket to fix it - why would I own almost $200 boots that are broken ?
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wouldn't recommend My mother has a pair of sorel boots that she has had forever and they look brand new. She has worn them day in and day out to split wood and shovel all winter long and they are still in great great condition. I splurged my money hoping for the same quality boot, but these boots don't compare. I have had them for 3 years and have warn them minimally, as I am not very outdoorsy I'm the winter. The heel has worn down and allows water into the boot, the overall construction of the rubber is not durable. The inserts inside the boots are also not very warm especially if you are actually standing in the snow. If you're looking for a boot just to out on, walk to the car, drive to work, and sit all day, these are the boots for you. If you're actually seeking warmth and durability for any outdoor related winter activity, I would highly suggest another boot.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winter Essential in northeast I bought 2 pairs -- one tobacco / one black -- love them both! I've had Sorels in the past that were too narrow -- not these. Easy and comfortable to wear out in the snow. I actually didn't find them too bulky to wear inside when I forgot my shoes. The lace up provides a nice snug fit and room at the foot to accommodate thicker socks. Fur around trim helps avoid any rubbing. Highly recommend for cold days and snow wear. Shoe size was actually true to fit -- if anything I'd order a little bigger??
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute but big After reading some reviews I ordered a 1/2 size up and they were just too big. These would be great for people with wide feet, lots of room in foot area even with thick socks. Really cute and warm. I will be exchanging.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit snug I love these boots! They are very beautiful but are a bit snug. they fit perfectly without socks but if I were to wear socks it be too tight. So if you plan on wearing sock I'd recommend to go size bigger. I'm a size 71/2 but might have been more comfortable if I'd bought a size 8
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I purchased my sorel Joan of artics the week of January 21,2017 because I needed a good, warm and reliable pair of snowboots. I never buy snow boots and wanted to invest in a good pair! Ordered these to wear on my trip to New Hampshire in all the snow and loved them until the other day back at home in RI, I went to put them on to go outside and the snap broke on the top of the boot. I spent a lot of money on these boots for them to break only using them less then a handful of times. Extremely disappointed and now if I want them fixed I won't have a pair of snowboots. For the money you spend on th we maybe you should go elsewhere.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HEAVEN FOR YOUR FEET They hug your leg so well. I expected them to look cool, but the comfort of the shoe was an unexpected surprise. If you're on the fence about purchasing, go ahead and hop on over. :) They look amazing, feel amazing, really a win win.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A fashion boot, not a snow boot Do not buy these boots if you live in New England or any other area that receives a fair amount of snow. They are too short of a boot to provide any coverage when walking through deep snow. The tongue area (front) of the boot is several inches shorter than the top of the boot and cannot be completely closed. Almost immediately this area fills up with snow as you walk or stand. Deep snow easily covers the tops of the boots and soaks the fake fur trim. You're left with wet fur and wet boot interiors. The laces are slippery and do not stay tied unless double knotted. My toes were freezing when outside for only a few minutes. These are a fashion boot, not a snow boot. Buy if you want to wander clear streets after a light snow, not if you live on a farm or do any outdoor activities (including walking a dog).
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sizes are narrow Boots are beautiful, and seem warm. I was happy with the speed of shipping as well. But they're so tight! They're the right length for my feet (I measured before purchase), but the widest part of the foot is so tight they cut off the circulation to my toes. They ARE the right length, so I'll just have to get a boot stretcher and hope it helps. But be warned: if you don't have NARROW width feet, these boots are going to be tight.
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Boots for Minnesnowta These boots are great for these icy, snowy winters we have up here in Minnesota. these are my first Sorels , I usually wear my uggs in the snow and ice and Sorels are just much more functional. I was able to walk on sheets of ice without slipping- which I was not able to before with my Uggs. They are very warm too. However, they are a bit clunky and heavy. it's not so much slip on and wear kind of boots. It's hard for me to wear them on non-snowy days as they are heavy and my days usually involve a good amount of walking. But they do the job perfectly when the weather is bad though. They do run a bit large. I normally wear 7.5 for normal shoes but 8 for boots - so I ordered the 8s since I like to wear thick socks and I have big calves and they are a little big for me. I probably could have gotten away with 7.5 or 7 even. I would say order your normal shoe size.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from solid and comfortable Strengths Good boots, not just for show. Very water proof and seem durable and strong without excess bulk or weight. The fur rimmed liner is warm and they're easy to take on and off and are comfortable to wear for long periods. Excellent for casual walking in heavy snow. Weaknesses Not hiking boots. The insoles are thin and not the best foot support and the outside soles have poor grip, so careful walking on ice, they slide easily.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great boots! Love love love these boots. I have just purchased a brown pair in Seattle and they kept my Aussie ( not used to the cold feet ) warm during a Canadian Arctic blast with temps of -30 degrees celsius. They have great tred for slushy conditions and keep your feet so warm. They run slightly big, I always take a size 8 and I purchased a size 7.5. They are wide in the boot and calf area! I have slim legs and regular width feet - I do find these pretty roomy! But I love them!!!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I don't think the loop at the top is to pull the boot on, more to keep the ensol in. I've seen some bad reviews on that and I could only see them breaking if your pulling on them. I've walked my dog multiple times in the cold snowy evenings and warm toes every time! They're also very comfortable! Very satisfied.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Frustrated I love these boots,but the second time wearing them and the loop at the top of the boot used to pull them on, broke. In spite of the fact that I had been very cautious about even using the loop much because other reviewers have had the same complaint. When you spend $200 for a pair of Sorel boots, you expect higher quality than that. I'm sure I could probably send them back and have them replaced, but since Sorel has to know about this and hasn't changed the quality, I assume the same thing will happen again.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from warm and cozy I love my Joan boots. I've had Joan of Artics in the past that ran true to size but these were a half size small so I had to return and order 1/2 size bigger. I ordered 1/2 bigger with my Tofinos but they are true to size so needed to return them for my regular size.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Warning Ladies winter boots are expensive and very cold, also very slippy on snow and ice. Huge disappointment. Worst boots i have ever bought.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from -40 degrees well...I didn't realize that my boots were not made in the US...until someone pointed it out to me the first night I wore them out...so fyi my boots were made in Myanimar..Burma...my boots were advertised as -40 degrees...my boots arrived as -25..at least that what it says on the box they came in...I am so disappointed I have bought Sorel before so I assumed I was getting the same product...I apparently was not..something has changed...wont be spending my money here again
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty, but not very practical I purchased these boots because they were supposed to be good for 25 below. Where I live in the mountains we get huge amounts of snow and with wind-chill it can get 40 below. Just the other day it was roughly -10 and I could FEEL the cold seeping into my feet while standing on the snow, (within minutes). I also had to get a half size (probably could have went a full size) bigger than I normally wear because they tend to run small. I also had to wrap my ankle to provide extra cushion because the boot was rubbing the back of my ankle, causing pain. They are beautiful boots, just not practical in snow/cold temperatures. I am hoping they will "break-in" because they are that cute and I want to keep them. The quality is great, I just wish they were more comfortable and warmer.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm! I love these boots. I can wear them without socks while shoveling and my feet stay very warm. Not sure why others don't agree.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nope. Got these as a gift, and they couldn't even last one winter season. They're already worn out and leaking! My feet are constantly getting wet (and cold), they have poor traction and are overall poorly designed in my opinion. I would certainly not define them as 'waterproof'. Most likely will not purchase any more Sorel footware due to this experience. #SorelysorrywepurchasedSorel
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent We just had our first real snow storm. These boots are 100% waterproof. They're warm. They're well worth the money. Only one complaint is that they're a little slippery. Otherwise A+ true to size and comfy.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely Dissapointed For the amount of money you will spend on this snow boot, you would think they would be the best you'd ever own. THINK AGAIN! You are paying for the stylish cute look of the boot, and the brand name. These boots DO NOT keep your feet warm, let alone allow you to walk on slippery areas. As a commuter, I almost fell multiple times wearing these because there is no traction on the bottom of the boot. And to top it off, I would end up with bruises on my ankles and feet because they were extremely uncomfortable. Spend your money elsewhere!
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not for extreme cold these boots are very pretty. you will need a half size larger than you would normally wear. they are great for snow however they don't keep your feet as warm as they should. forget about walking on ice.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointed They are very below the shin between the ankles. Every time I wear them I ended up with bruises. They are warm and keep my foot dry but I wasted the money because once I'm bruised I can't wear them for a few days until I heal.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from WAY to narrow I wanted these boots so badly! They are just so cute! Unfortunately, I couldn't get them on. They are SUPER narrow around the ankle, and there is no way to loosen them to even get them on! My daughter's feet are 2 sizes smaller than mine, so I thought they would fit her! Nope! She loved them like I did, and tried like Cinderella's step sisters for over an hour to get them on. Sadly, they're going back :( PLEASE fix this MAJOR flaw by next year!
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy Purchased boots for wife Xmas gift. Both "pull up" snaps were broken. They were never worn, packed for a ski trip and the defect was discovered when they were unpacked. Not the quality we expected from Sorel.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Way too big, so returned. I ordered multiple pairs of boots and was most excited for these, but soon disappointed. They were enormous all over. I wear a 6.5 in shoes normally so that is what I ordered. I swam in them with heavy winter socks too. My heel lifted, and the foot part & calf was super wide. So wide that when I walked it would rub! These had to go back. However, I think these would be perfect for someone with a wide foot and wide calf. I ended up keeping the Tofino boot, as it was a perfect fit and much smaller all around.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm! Got these as a Christmas gift because I have to walk around downtown Chicago for school, which means sometimes hiking between campuses on public transit and walking for blocks. I wore these with regular socks, not even thick boot socks, and walking around outside in below freezing weather for 45 minutes my feet were nice and warm still! They were comfortable to walk in, and I didn't feel like I was unstable on the snowy ground either. I normally wear a size 10, but that was too small, so I tried a 10.5. They fit perfectly. If I take the liner out they may be a little too big but boot socks would probably help with that.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish, Comfortable, & Functional I love these boots. I bought them for a trip to visit family in Montana, and found out my father in law also has Sorels, very similar to these, except much more masculine, obviously. He is the kind of guy who doesn't buy things unless they are quality and will last forever. His boots have been around for 5 years! Anyway, from wearing these, I've come to believe that these were an EXCELLENT choice of boot for the fashion conscious, yet cold footed woman. Though, I feel the need to mention that no matter how good your boots are, it won't mean anything without appropriate (usually wool) socks. These were the right size, however, very tight. I wear a size 8 in Frye boots, and I purchased a size 7.5 in these boots. My foot is about 10 inches, standing. They were still a little snug, but that is how it ought to be. They were difficult to slip on and off, but I can tell that with some wear, they will be the perfect winter boots. I wore them in deep snow that reached up the the fur, and my feet still kept dry & warm. I also got non-stop compliments. ;)
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I absolutely adore these boots!! I just got them recently and wore them several times out in the cold, snow, and ice for a couple hours at a time, every time my feet stayed dry and warm...my feet never stay warm in anything, I couldn't believe it! They are completely adorable as well. I actually saw a girl at the zoo (a couple days before Christmas) with these same boots and we both bonded over their perfection. They are stiff to drive in but they are still comfortable. These are sturdy boots, even the shoelaces feel like they are in for the long haul! I bought these as a present to myself for my birthday and I couldn't be more happy with my purchase! I usually wear shoe size 8 and bought 8.5, I think an 8 would've been too small.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Good and the bad. When I took boots out of the box I was very pleased the the style, color and look of my purchase. They are very comfortable for cold weather in PA. I worn the boots twice and the snaps at the top that holds the lining in broke. I am still wearing the boots but not as easy to get on and can be a bit uncomfortable because the lining does not stay where it belongs.
Date published: 2016-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving it! I waited and waited for a good sale and finally got one! I wear a size 5 but they ran small so this time I got a 5.5. I will say there is a lot room in the toe area but I need that for thicker socks especially in Michigan. Slipping it on is no hassle. I always had to struggle with my size 5 Sorels. I stand at 5 feet so they pretty much cover 2/3rds of my calves but I dont mind. The warmer, the better. Its a little heavy than most winter boots I own and may take a while getting used to walking but I've done errands in it and walking around. So far, so good. Oh and lots of compliments!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boots ever! Very comfortable and keep my feet warm. Absolutely loves these!
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Boot broke after weekend of use I was really excited for these boots. I bought these while in New York during a snow storm and they were so warm that I wore them out of the shop. Two days later as I was heading home I was disappointed to see the snap on the top of the boot broken off. I'm not sure what did it but didn't expect this from a boot of this quality. Now after just buying them I have to pay to ship them in to get fixed.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Snow?.....Bring it ON!! I purchased these after the last big snowstorm last winter so I haven't had an opportunity to wear them in deep snow yet. We had an ice storm in Maryland last weekend and they worked very well and provided excellent traction while walking and scraping off my car. My feet were warm and cozy the entire time. I would recommend going up a half size if you like to wear thicker socks.
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich Cozy beautifully made boots Beautifully constructed, made of rich quality materials. Comfortable, warm, fashionable, and true to size.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic boots for both Function and Fashion! These boots are amazing, that's all I can say! I was skeptical about ordering them online because of sizing. The size chart recommended I get a size 8, but I was apprehensive about that because I wear thick wool socks with my boots. I read other reviews saying to order a 1/2 size larger and I would say that is an accurate statement. I ended up ordering a size 9 and they are just slightly too large, but with thick socks they work just fine. I did notice that these boots took a couple of wears before they broke in. The back was stiff when I first tried them on and walked in them, but after having them for a few weeks they broke in and are much more comfortable now. These boots are also perfect for cold weather. I have already worn these boots multiple times in weather close to 0 Fahrenheit and my feet have not gotten cold once! These boots are fantastic for anyone looking for a functional boot that is also fashionable.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super warm and CUTE I live in Buffalo so we get quite a bit of snow and cold. These boots are perfect for this climate. I throw them on with some wool socks and am set for hours out in the cold. They are very well crafted, stylish and waterproof. I got a half size larger than I usually get to accommodate wool socks but overall they fit true to size.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Beautiful boots. Just stunning! Superior quality, fits true to size.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Chicago Winter I moved to Chicago from Washington state, so I was very worried about the Chicago weather. I got these before the first snow to keep my feet warm and was so, so happy I did. I walk about 3 miles to/from work and am able to walk through tall snow banks and over slick sidewalks with no problem. They are super comfortable and incredibly cute! I normally wear a size 9.5 and that's the size I purchased and I am very pleased. I was worried at first that they might be too tight, but the inner lining does stretch a little. Overall, very pleased and highly recommend for cold winters.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Chicago Winters I absolutely love these boots! They fit true to size, easy to slip on & off once you break them in. Keeps my feet warm & dry. I do a lot of walking and these boots make it easier to walk on snow & ice without slipping. The button clasps on the side keep unsnapping every time I put them on but overall great boots!
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Boot These snow boots are amazing! I wear 9.5 in regular shoes and the 9.5 boot fits perfectly. I am always cold and not necessarily a winter person, but these boots have kept my feet warm in a 4 mile winter trek in the mountains. I would absolutely recommend them. They are more expensive than some other brands, but you get what you pay for and this is a quality product, not to mention how many compliments I get on how cute they are! Sorel is the only way to go.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Definitely Fashion Over Function First off I grew up wearing Sorel boots and they have always kept my feet warm, needless to say I am familiar with Sorel boots amazing quality and warmth. So, I am sad to say I'm not sure what happened with the Joan of arc's, but my toes/feet are freezing when it goes under 20°F. These boots are rated for -40°F so I'm not sure what happened. Now at 5°F my feet are freezing, I don't mean cold, I mean unbearable crying freezing. I'm not sure what's wrong with this style, I'm not sure if it's just this style or the whole Sorel brand now. But, I'm afraid to purchase a pair of Sorel boots for my 4 year old ... what if they do the same to her? Ugh, but for how much these cost it makes the disappointment ever worse.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from obsessed I live in Montana and am constantly looking for things to help me cope with the cold, and so I ordered these boots a couple weeks ago and they have become one of my favorite things I own. They are incredibly warm and comfortable. I have worn them every day since I received them. Definitely a little stiff, if you don't wear a lot of boots, but about what I expected. I have the quarry/black and they look great with pretty much everything. The only minor issue is that I find the removable lining usually wants to come out with my foot on one boot (just one, too, which is odd) but it's easy enough to push back in.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect You definitely get what you pay for. They are true to size. Amazing quality, very cute and stylish, and most importantly, your feet will stay warm! I love them!
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent winter boots These boots are great, they keep my feet very warm during the snow shoveling and playing outside with my daughter. Very well insulated. You definitely want to wear long socks to protect any skin from the liner. I'm guessing they are slightly large in size for the thick winter socks.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from What Happened Sorel? I'm not sure why the quality this year is so awful. I have tried 2 different styles of Sorel boots to find out that they are nothing like last years. I am disappointed to find that Sorel is cheapening their boots. I used to count on their quality. BUMMER!
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Southern girl meets Winter in MN I'm so glad I decided to invest in these boots for my trip to MN.Take it from someone who lived in the south all her life and who have never experienced single digits/negative digits temperature. These boots kept my feet toast warm and dry. The boots are wide, bulky and does takes a little to get used to but so worth it all. I have not slipped once in these boots; while I watched family in MN slip and slide in there boots. I'm typically a 7 and according to the measurements it recommends me getting a 7.5. I got the 7.5 but it is a little loose. However, it was perfect with thick wool socks. If you are someone who likes to have thinner socks I recommend you getting your true shoe size.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They do their job! I wore these outside shoveling yesterday for the first time and they were comfy and kept me dry and warm! They are a little...clunkier? Than I thought they would be so I'm not sure if I would be wearing them out all the time to run errands but for being outside they're great.i had a bit of a harder time getting them off my foot but that's only because they are really securely tightened on your foot to avoid snow and cold air getting to your feet. I say these are a great snow boot!
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not warm These boots do not keep my feet warm. I had high hopes, but my feet get icy cold.
Date published: 2016-12-11
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