Founded in 1962, SOREL was born of the belief that style and functionality go hand in hand, and has grown in the relentless pursuit of both. What began decades ago with premium boots, crafted with an unparalleled balance of construction and protection, is today, a brand dedicated to both its heritage roots and fashion-forward design across footwear, outerwear and accessories.
SOREL is a premium footwear brand. Originally founded by William H. Kaufman Inc. in Kitchener, Canada, SOREL has long been associated with the development of durable, comfortable, cold-weather footwear. Launched in 1962, the SOREL line was the first to combine leather uppers, handcrafted vulcanized rubber shells and removable felt liners with iconic styles such as the Caribou™ and Pac boots.
For more than 50 years, our boots have been engineered to provide outstanding warmth, comfort and durability in the most extreme cold-weather conditions. SORELs have been used as snowboarding boots at times, have accompanied explorers to the North Pole and earned a legendary reputation. SOREL is now an all-weather footwear brand that combines luxurious materials with bold designs to create boots that are as durable and comfortable as they are stylish.
With SOREL, consumers do not have to chose between style and function anymore: its craftsmanship continues to drive the expansion of the line into a more fashion-forward premium brand, rather than a technology-specific trend