Long recognized for both heritage and functionality, SOREL footwear is made for "people who aren't afraid to get their boots dirty."
SOREL's history dates to 1908, when Jacob Ratz Kaufman opened a rubber footwear plant in Ontario, Canada. In the 1950s, the company began to manufacture slippers, leather boots, and the popular "Sorel" line of winter sport and work boots.
SOREL was officially established in 1962, and for decades was known almost exclusively for its waterproof winter footwear—featuring vulcanized rubber bottoms, premium leather uppers, and insulated wool linings—engineered to tackle the arctic conditions of brutal Canadian winters.
Since being acquired by Columbia Sportswear Co. in 2000, SOREL's product range has been greatly expanded: Cold-weather classics like Caribou and PAC boots for men, women, boys and girls have been joined by thong sandals, sneakers, oxfords, and feminine silhouettes such as the Joan of Arctic wedge and Medina boot collections. Regardless of style or season, durability, quality and functionality are never compromised, because "there's a boot in everything SOREL makes."