The leak is being caused by a crack located right in the middle of the left sole. And if you read my earlier review about these boots, you’ll know that this isn’t the first time that this style has busted on me.
I bought my first pair of these boots back in the fall of 2009. By February, both boots were leaking. However, since Sorel sent me a new pair for free, and since these boots have many other great qualities, I decided to chalk the first busted pair up to poor manufacturing on the first run and I recommended them, despite my initial issues.
Clearly that was a mistake because now the second pair is suffering from similar manufacturing problems as the first one. Also, if you take into account the fact that I didn’t wear this second pair for two weeks in February, it had the same lifespan as the first pair.
And if these boots cost $50, $60, their short lifespan wouldn’t surprise or upset me. But they run $140-$180. For that price, I expect to get two winter wears out of them (and keep in mind that I haven’t just been wearing these boots all winter).
While I do love how these boots look as well as how warm and dry they kept my feet (pre-leak), their poor quality will keep me from buying any Sorel boot, at least from its fashion line, again.
Would I buy this again: No
Should you buy it: Only if you like to buy new boots every season