Women’s Tofino™ Organza Boot is rated
Rated 2 out of
Fabric is too delicate and tears on first wear
This is my second pair of Sorels (my first looks like the equivalent of the Glacier, and I've had them for 13+ years and they have never let me down in some really epic cold winter adventures). I really wanted to love these boots. I loved the look (classic like Joan of Arctic without the clunky bulk), the colour (organza - kind of a champagne), and the fit (feel more like a sneaker than a bulky, clunky winter boot, and are super comfy, maybe fitting just a shade on the small side, but still true to my size 7.5 feet with thick socks). They are warm for most outdoor pursuits in the 2-3 hour range, (but if I am going out in -20C for a long hike or hours outside, I go back to my original Glaciers). Otherwise, these technically keep you warm and dry. My big complaint, however, is in the quality and durability. The organza fabric started to fray and tear after just 2 weeks before the snow even arrived. I emailed and had the option to send them back on warranty to see IF Sorel would replace them upon inspection, but that would have left me without boots for 6-8 weeks in the worst part of winter, with no sure promise of a replacement, plus I had to pay for shipping. I decided to just deal with the fabric issue, as it wasn't causing any leaks, but by season 2 (now past warranty), they were looking pretty shabby, the organza literally shredded with 5-7 tears on either boot, all at the back/ankle where the boot flexes, about 1-2 inches long each, and by season three, I have cracks in the vulcanized rubber causing leaks where the foot flexes at the ball. On the plus side, the pulls, grommets and laces are stitched in firmly with no sign of wear. Some of the other Tofino fabrics might hold up better than the organza, which could redeem this product, but I can't vouch for the rubber on this boot based on my pair - maybe that's bad luck, but I expect the vulcanized rubber to last with Sorel. If I go with Sorels again, I would definitely go with Joan of Arctic - everyone I know says these last for a decade (like my original black Glaciers). My kids all have Sorels that have been handed down, going at least 3-5 season each, but this pair was a HUGE disappointment.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 4 out of
For sizing of the boot I would say if you're between sizes go with the smaller size; I'm between 6-6.5, I went with the 6. I tried on a larger size from another retailer (size 7) since my previous pair of sorel boots were a size 7, but that was a big mistake, they were huge! The description (under fit) of the boots inform that they run big, so heed the warning ladies and gents. What I like about these organza boots is the shimmery silver color and that they do look really cute and cozy. What I'm on the fence about is the fur; when I took them fresh out of the box, the fur looked matted and when I tried them on, I had some residual fur on my pant legs which was a little annoying. Nevertheless, I figure after a few uses they should stop shedding (hopefully); otherwise I'll look like I have a wet cat on my leg. For the price I would have expected better quality fur which is why I gave them 4 stars.
Date published: 2014-12-23
Rated 4 out of
The color was different
I was conflicted between these and the Joan of arctic knit. I decided on these boots and was super excited. When they arrived I realized the quilted fabric had a shine to it. I thought that they were more matte. If you like the shine in the fabric go for it, otherwise I would chose a different product.
Date published: 2014-11-28