THE DILEMMA: A cold-weather tall boot that’s comfortable, durable and stylish is a rare find. With its cool slightly Western design and molded EVA footbed, Sorel’s Women’s Slimboot fits that bill. It’s a knee-high boot you’ll want to wear with leggings just to show off and can be worn from pumpkin picking to a rainy hike without a problem.
THE DETAILS: It has a waterproof, oiled suede leather upper that’s two-toned for a distinct look and has a sturdy buckle near the ankle that lends to its rustic, well-worn feel. But it has the performance factor as well, thanks to a vulcanized rubber midsole and outsole that also has a thick tread design to help keep traction on slippery surfaces. The heel is also noteworthy. Modest but high enough to elongate the leg, it’s the perfect height for most activities. The boot’s inside side zipper also makes it easy to slip the pair on and off, and the calf width is generous to accommodate more muscular legs. It is available in three color combinations: stratus-quary, black-grill and nutmeg-coffee bean.
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AVAIILABILITY: To purchase or to find a list of retailers, visit sorel.com.
Shelby Sheehan-Bernard, McClatchy-Tribune News Service