With a reputation for high quality and warmth, the Sorel winter boot quickly became one of their best selling cold weathered boots. Winter boots are one of those favorite fashion necessities, especially since combat boots and more utilitarian-inspired boots have come back into style in full force for both men and women. One of today’s more popular and sought-after manufacturers of warm wintery footwear brands, known for beautiful styling and durable construction, is Sorel Boots. Sorels were first introduced to the market in 1962 by Kitchener, Ontario’s based Kaufman Footwear.
In 2000, after years of business, Sorel’s parent business, Kaufman Footwear, went bankrupt. Fortunately, Columbia Sportswear bought the name and started making the boots once again for a much wider audience. Columbia quickly expanded the product line of the brand in addition to relocating its’ production from Ontario to China. Columbia’s change in production strategy allowed them to lower production costs while maintaining the quality and craftsmanship originally established with Kaufman Footwear.
It took Columbia a few years to hit stride with the brand, but today Sorel Boots can be found for men, women and kids all over the world and they are more popular than ever. Additionally, the brand has earned much respect in the industry for its’ social responsibility and strict ethical manufacturing practices. By making sure that they only do business with companies who share a common perspective on business conduct and values has helped to insure their impeccable reputation and world wide appeal and customer base.
Sorel Boots have become synonymous with functionality, craftsmanship and high fashion. They design their boots for each new generation of doers and creators and they appeal to the person who is not afraid to get their boots dirty. At Dave’s New York, you can find a wide selection of Sorel Boots for both men and women. For the snow and colder elements of the winter, Sorel’s original Men’s Caribou Boot is the perfect footwear. For a lighter, more everyday wear, Sorel Men’s 1964 Premium T CVS Boot is an ideal boot. Women can find both fashion and function with any of the Sorel boots. The Women’s Joan of Arctic Boot, which combines waterproof full-grain leather and suede to make you look good while keeping your feet feeling good, is one of the many boots you can find at Dave’s.