Spend a significant amount of time in New England and you’re likely to experience a run in with Old Man Winter. Not the fleeting visit we oddly experienced this year, but the kind of winter that settles in for a season bringing with it snow, biting wind chills, and a white Christmas. It’s a snow boot kind of winter. Sorel Caribous are made for just that occasion. Founded in Kitchener, Ontario by Kaufman Rubber Co. in 1962, Sorel’s Caribou boot boasts a handcrafted, waterproof vulcanized rubber shell, seam-sealed waterproof leather upper, and a 9mm ThermoPlus™ felt inner boot. They’re for women too. Amanda Brooks has been romping around her Adirondacks home in them for over 30 years. While my preference is for Caribous made in Canada (prior to 2000), they are difficult to find. I picked up my latest pair from Kith in New York, Ronnie Fieg’s boutique concept shop. Here’s to hoping for a longer visit from the Old Man next December.
Sorel Caribou in Tobacco, $130-$150