The designers at Sorel have explicitly adopted the revered architectural motto that ‘form follows function’ as their own personal philosophy. Because they understand that phrase’s full and subtle meaning, however, they also know that form is not merely a secondary characteristic that simply comes after considerations of what something is used for. The true integrity of any form, in reality, must have a relationship, it must in other words flow, from how it serves an individual’s life. It’s for this precise reason that the distinct, original look of every Sorel boot works toward making it a great, all-weather piece of footwear. This philosophy also means that it’s precisely because they’re such great boots that Sorel’s products are so fun to look at.
Women, after all, want something that looks great. They also, however, want their feet to stay warm and dry in even the bleakest of dreary winters or the wildest spring rain storms. As they’re inherently tender, women also want their feet to be safe from the myriad of sharp objects, uneven surfaces, and other obstacles that often fill a modern landscape. Because they keep feet safe from both natural and man-made elements, Sorel boots take on an added layer of beauty and charm simply because, in the way they’re made, such pieces of fine footwear really are allowing function to be enhanced by form.
Sorel’s dedication to practical, unpretentious shoes and other footwear has made them a hallmark of the industry since 1962. Their general belief that products that simply make walking and running comfortable and healthy lead to greater personal happiness has served them, and their customers, well in all the years since. Their 1964 Premium boot, for example, has become a staple of women’s protective footwear. Capable of keeping any foot warm in temperatures that can range to -40 degrees below zero, it has literally become a health and life-saver for many a woman during wintertime.
All of Sorel’s products, in fact, are manufactured with sealed seams that make them ideal for brutal weather conditions. It’s because of this that millions of women throughout the decades have entrusted this fine brand with protecting their health, providing comfort, and allowing them to travel about with boots that look good because they feel good.