You can't drive home in ski boots. Fact. So, you put on some trainers, throw your ski boots in the back of the car and your feet and ankles are cold by the time you've even placed them on the pedals. Sound familiar?
Comfy as a slipper and almost as waterproof as wellies, the Sorel 1964 Premium will get around that little cold, soggy feet problem, whilst avoiding that certain grouse-shoot chic of many outdoor boots. The lower part of the outer is vulcanised rubber, which is seam-sealed to a laced, waterproof, waxed canvas upper. This gives a tight fit around the shins- there's no flapping welly feel- so driving in them is surprisingly unproblematic, as is walking.
The recycled felt liner is cosy and rated to -40 degrees celsius, and while that might sound slightly doubtful, they really are well suited to standing around or walking all day in extreme cold and snow, without fear of cold toes.
The most surprising thing about this boot is its weight. At 623g they are far lighter than many am equivalently rugged waterproof hiking boot, and they are far warmer. This Sorel boot is just as much at home on a muddy winter's walk in the UK as it is snowshoeing in the Alps or dogsledding in Norway, making it a genuinely versatile winter investment.
Available in three colours and sizes UK6.5 to 17