Top 5 Sorel Boots for Fall

Published by Englin's Fine Footwear on 18th Oct 2016

If you think that just because the first snowfall hasn't arrived, it isn't yet time for Sorel boots, think again! Sorel might be best known for their cozy snow boots, but they also offer a variety of fashion-forward boots for fall. As lower temperatures settle in and the leaves begin to turn, women everywhere are snatching up the hottest boots to complete their favorite fall looks. Don't miss out on Sorel's stylish designs! If you like the comfortable height of a wedge heel, the daring edginess of combat-inspired footwear, or the practicality of waterproofing, you're sure to love Sorel. Below are our top picks from Sorel's cutest fall boots.

1. Sorel Major Carly

Available In: Black/Dark Grey, Curry/Monument, Wet Sand/Black, and Nutmeg/Flax (not pictured) 

Sorel Major Carly in Black/Dark Grey     Sorel Major Carly in Curry/Monument     Sorel Major Carly in Wet Sand/Black

At a Glance

UPPER: Full-grain leather and canvas or suede and felt; canvas lining

FOOTBED: Removable contoured footbed of canvas-covered EVA

OUTSOLE: Molded rubber outsole with leather-wrapped heel

HEIGHT: 1" Heel; 8" Shaft

March to the beat of your own drum in the Sorel Major Carly! The Major Carly's name says it all: it's half combat boot, half feminine fashion piece, and all autumn-ready. Tough and uncompromising, the Major Carly has a rugged outsole and cozy contoured footbed to get you through whatever the day throws your way. The upper is an attention-grabbing combo of leather and canvas or suede and felt, ensuring that when you rock the Major Carly, all eyes are on you. With a shaft that rises to just above the ankle, the Major Carly is easy to style and perfectly on trend.

All the fall staples like cardigans, leggings, skinny jeans, and wide-brimmed fedoras go well with the Major Carly. Emphasize the cool-weather vibe by wearing the Major Carly with a pair of wool socks or knit legwarmers peeking out from the top. Or tackle the edgy, tough girl look with distressed jeans or tights, a vintage band tee, and an olive green or black leather jacket. No matter what your personal style is, this is one boot that will never let you down. Military chic or soft and flowery, all your favorite looks can serve as a showcase for the Major Carly's attitude and grace.

2. Sorel Cate the Great Wedge

Available In: Black, Elk, and Pebble/Atmosphere

Sorel Cate the Great Wedge in Black       Sorel Cate the Great Wedge in Elk       Sorel Cate the Great Wedge in Pebble/Atmosphere

At a Glance

UPPER: Waterproof full-grain leather and oiled suede; microfiber lining

FOOTBED: Removable, supportive, anatomically contoured EVA footbed with synthetic covering

OUTSOLE: Outsole of molded rubber

HEIGHT: 3.5" Heel; 14" Shaft

The namesake for this boot, Empress Catherine II, presided over Russia's Golden Age and was the longest-reigning female leader the nation ever had. Catherine was both an iron-fisted autocrat and a patron of the arts, a romantic and a conqueror. That's a lot to live up to, but the Sorel Cate the Great Wedge will make you feel as powerful as any Russian Empress. When it comes to this wedge boot's unique style, 'sassy' doesn't even begin to cover it. With its military-inspired yet feminine silhouette and eye-catching, contrasting colors, Cate the Great is a style juggernaut. Waterproof, soled in rubber, and expertly constructed, Cate the Great will get you through rainy fall days without missing a step. Plus, this boot's hidden wedge will elevate your look from fall-casual to bold and chic. No-nonsense on the outside and incredibly cozy on the inside, Cate features a removable footbed with a stabilizing heel cup and the arch support you need to keep on ruling.

Tall and unequivocally gorgeous, the Cate the Great Wedge is a statement piece to build your most fashionable looks around. Combine Cate with colored tights, a mini-dress, and a cardigan for an ensemble that's as perfect for fall as pumpkin spice. This versatile boot also looks great with skinny jeans and leggings. You can even get a little more wear out of your summer shorts by layering them over leggings or tights and slipping your feet into a pair of Cate the Greats. Up top, try a cozy, oversized sweater or a cute tee, infinity scarf, and your favorite anorak. You'll be the reigning empress of fall fashion in our Cate the Great Wedge!

3. Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid

Available In: Black Quarry, Elk, and Dark Fog

Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid in Black Quarry      Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid in Elk      Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid in Dark Fog

At a Glance

UPPER: Smooth, waterproof full-grain leather

FOOTBED: Removable, contoured footbed of microfleece-covered EVA

OUTSOLE: Molded rubber outsole

HEIGHT: 2.75" Heel; 6.5" Shaft

If you love a hidden wedge but find Cate the Great's towering silhouette a little overwhelming, the Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid might be just what you're looking for. A fashion-forward reimagining of Sorel's popular Joan of Arctic snow boot, the Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid offers a sleek yet sturdy option for fall footwear. Named for Joan of Arc, the legendary French teenager whose military involvement influenced the Hundred Years' War, this wedge boot is equal parts girly and resilient—an instant icon. A sleek leather upper, burnished at the toe and heel for that extra dose of style, combines with a molded rubber outsole to provide waterproof protection that keeps your feet cozy and dry even when the weather is less than ideal.

Browse the web and you'll find legions of fashion bloggers raving about the Joan of Arctic Wedge—probably because it's effortlessly versatile, unique, and trendy, not to mention comfortable. With its medium height, solid colors, and simple design, the Joan Wedge blends with almost any outfit you can dream up. Plaid flannels are the epitome of fall style, and their fun pattern contrasts beautifully with the simplicity of the Joan Wedge. Throw on a long plaid button-up, some black leggings, and the Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid, and you'll be a vision of autumn loveliness!

4. Sorel Slimboot

Available In: Alpine Tundra/Verdant, Black/Grill, and Nutmeg/Coffee Bean

Sorel Slimboot in Alpine Tundra/Verdant   Sorel Slimboot in Black/Grill   Sorel Slimboot in Nutmeg/Coffee Bean

At a Glance

UPPER: Waterproof full-grain leather and oiled suede; knit lining

FOOTBED: Footbed of supportive molded EVA covered in textile knit

OUTSOLE: Handcrafted vulcanized rubber with herringbone tread and leather-wrapped heel

HEIGHT: 1.5" Heel; 14.25" Shaft

Proving the versatility of the brand, the Sorel Slimboot is a western-inspired, riding style boot that is sleek, stylish, and perfect for the cowgirl in you. Boasting waterproof leather, oiled suede, and a handcrafted rubber outsole, the Slimboot fears neither rain nor snow. With a shaft that's 14¼ inches, the Slimboot just barely nudges past Cate the Great to be the tallest boot on this list, so it's your best bet for maximum coverage. As the name suggests, its profile is slim and flattering, yet there's enough room around the top for larger calves to fit comfortably. Simple in design, the Slimboot features a contrasting upper and a single buckled strap around the ankle. The herringbone tread offers traction on icy sidewalks, so the Slimboot can carry you right into winter.

Riding boots are a no-brainer if you're going for a look that's country chic. Wear the Slimboot with skinny jeans and a white blouse, or with leggings and a buffalo-check button-up for an effortless fall look. A pair of skinny khakis and a contrasting blazer will take the equestrian vibe to the next level, or keep it cute with an above-the-knee swing skirt or lacy mini-dress and tights. With its classic, adaptable design, the Sorel Slimboot makes it easy to enjoy all your fall activities in style.

5. Sorel Out 'n About

Available In: Black/White, Dark Mountain, Elk/Black, and Gypsy (not pictured) 

Sorel Out 'n About in Black/White    Sorel Out 'n About in Dark Mountain    Sorel Out 'n About in Elk/Black

At a Glance

UPPER: Waterproof full-grain leather; cotton lining

FOOTBED: Removable contoured footbed of cotton-covered EVA

OUTSOLE: Waterproof sole of vulcanized rubber with herringbone tread

HEIGHT: 5" Shaft

The thing many fashionable women love about duck boots is their unpretentious nature. They are waterproof boots that do nothing to hide their purpose, yet they remain stylish and popular. The Sorel Out 'n About is exactly what it says on the tin: a perfect boot for getting where you need to go, rain or shine. It'll be love at first raindrop when you try the Out 'n About. Available in a range of colors and offering an ankle-high take on the classic duck boot design, this cozy Sorel boot helps you face drizzly days without throwing fashion out the window. The Out 'n About's seam-sealed, waterproof construction ensures that your feet are 100% protected from wet conditions. Now, fall showers give you an opportunity to rock a classic look.

It's almost impossible to style the Out 'n About the wrong way, so incorporate it into all your favorite fall outfits. We especially like it with distressed boyfriend jeans rolled up at the cuff, or pull your socks up over leggings or skinny jeans for a look that's both adorable and cozy. Layer up with a knit sweater over a button-down shirt and you'll stay warm as can be. The Sorel Out 'n About is your secret weapon against the unpredictable fall weather!

NOTE: The Out 'n About runs up to a whole size small, so keep that in mind when ordering! (For example, if you usually wear a size 8, you will want the Out 'n About in size 8.5 for a snug fit or 9 for a normal-to-roomy fit.)

Honorable Mention: Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit II

Available In: Black, Elk, and Shale

Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit II in Black       Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit II in Elk      Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit II in Shale

At a Glance

UPPER: Seam-sealed, waterproof suede with a knit cuff

INSULATION: Removable inner boot of washable, recycled felt

OUTSOLE: Vulcanized rubber shell with herringbone tread

HEIGHT: 12.75" Shaft

Another version of the original Joan of Arctic, the Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit II, offers a chevron-printed knit cuff in place of the basic Joan's fur collar. The Knit II is the same as the original in every other way, so it's built for colder temperatures from the inside out. This is a boot that you'll want to have in your closet when the temperatures drop so it can take you from late fall through winter and into spring. There's never a chilly moment in the Joan of Arctic Knit II. With a removable, washable inner boot of recycled felt, it's rated to withstand temperatures down to -32° F, and the seam-sealed waterproof upper will keep your feet toasty and dry.

The Joan of Arctic Knit II is a snow boot at heart, but it offers a less wintry appearance than the original, making it easy to style for fall. As with most tall boots, skinny jeans or leggings should be the basis of your look. Cooler weather doesn't mean your style is doomed to be drab and utilitarian— experiment with a brightly colored peacoat or dramatic belted trench, a fun blanket scarf, or layers of intriguing prints. For a versatile boot that's sure to become a season-to-season staple, bring home the Joan of Arctic Knit II.

Sure, winter is Sorel's domain, but their fall boots are not to be overlooked. If you're still scrambling to find the perfect boots for fall, look no further! Sorel has the fashionable footwear you need for surviving the roller coaster temperatures and rainy days. Kick up the fallen leaves and make the world your playground this season in Sorel boots!