The Motherloot Blog: Product Reviews

Hoonah BootsI was not acquainted with the Sorel company before, but received an email that they would love to have us review their footwear for their launch of their new online presence at Not only do we get the opportunity to share our thoughts on their products, but we will be offering a giveaway of the same pair of boots to one lucky reader on our website this month!

The Sorel website has great functionality for someone who is in the market for a new pair of shoes. Instead of the traditional drop down screens, you can adjust from smallest price to highest, sizing from smallest to largest, and even adjust to the type of temperature control you want in a boot using a gauge function on their site. It also includes three easy pictures to choose from and pick the shoe style that you are in the market for. I plugged in exactly what I was looking for using these site features and found the perfect boot for me- the Hoonah boot. I will admit though, it was a tough decision with so many cute styles to choose from. I knew though for my Indiana winters that these would be the perfect boots for me.

These boots are amazingly built and are, in fact, the finest pair of footwear that I have ever owned. The stitching on them is beautifully done, the zipper glides up and down without sticking, and they are buttery leather with elegant detailing like buckles and seaming that you just can’t match at a superstore. For keeping my feet toasty warm, they offer a 100 gram Thinsulate shell that gives you the warmth you need without the sweaty foot syndrome that you can get in other furry boot styles. Traction enhancing multi-directional rubber lug outsole make these boots also safe which is a huge bonus for someone who is entirely too klutzy and needs all the help she can get.

Now that you know that they are built beautifully, let’s talk about if they feel good. The answer is… absolutely! I have never had a more comfortable boot in my life. The two things that I love about these are that these boots actually offer a lot of foot support built into the boot. The boots are made with a removable molded EVA comfort foot bed so the support is built right in the boot, if you need it.

The second thing that I love about them is that they are easy to pull on and off and this is a big one for me as a busy mom. I just don’t have time to wrestle with trying to get my shoes on and off. How refreshing to not be blocking doorways at my friends house, sweating to remove a pair of boots just because I want to look good. Now I can look my very best and not have to engage in a tug-of-war battle in  our doorway each day.

The boots also said that they were waterproof, but I wanted to double check since my shoes will be sloshing in a lot of mud and snow this winter. The day I received them, I called the customer service line and was answered by a real person (I know, I know!) who answered on the first ring (I know, I know) and reassured me that my boots were perfectly ready to brave those Indiana winter. They were polite, helpful, and real people- I LOVE THAT!

As for cons, the only thing that I can say that would shy me away from the company would be the price on these boots. They are definitely an investment, but an investment that would last you many, many years. You know that they are intended to last a long time if they offer replacement boot liners for sale which speaks a lot to the quality of product that they are putting out. I know many of our readers would not be able to afford these and that is why I am thrilled that the company is generously offering a pair to our readers!

One thing to be aware of, at least with this particular style of shoe, the sizing runs more generously. If you are on the fence if you should go up a size or go down a size on your boot, I would err on the smaller sizing.

If you are thinking of placing an order, be sure to look at the tab on the left-hand side of the screen that says, “More From Sorel.” Currently, if you sign up for their email newsletter, they are offering free shipping on their boots for a limited time.

Suggested Retail Price: $180 (for the Hoonah Boot)

Website for More Details: Sorel

This product was received as a review sample. The thoughts and opinions expressed will always be honest and heartfelt and no reflection on receiving a sample copy.  We promise to always do our best to also give away each of these products to our readers because it is always better to give than to receive!  Want to know more about how things are handled here at MomAdvice? Be sure to read our Disclaimer which clearly states how things work and know that we will always offer only the best reviews to our readers.



  1. 1

    WOW! These sound amazing….running for 5 kiddos all day can get kinda tiring on the feet. Not to mention that I am getting older and I have a VERY hard time finding shoes that feel comfortable on my feet….I guess that just comes with old age! LOL Ok, so I am only 33, BUT age is catching up with me quickly! Best of luck to everyone!


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    I owned a pair of Sorel cowboy boots at one time and they were the most comfortable boots. These look wonderful! I would love to try them!


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    My boots are just done! I would love a stylish boot that fits well. Having four little ones and a part time job leaves little time for shopping. I’m sure the woman ment to have these great boots will be chosen (I’ll be on the look out for her). Good luck to all.


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    I would love to have these boots. The winters here are cold. These would be perfect for those days. They look very well made, and look like they will last. This would be perfect for me because I usually keep my shoes/boots for several years.


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    This would be perfect timing – my boots bit the dust at the end of last winter. I’d just asked my hubby to goop them to get me through this season! Quality, comfort AND warmth! That’s what I’d call a good boot. Thanks for the drawing!


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    I just found out that I’ll be studying abroad next semester at a university just south of the arctic circle – that’s a big change from the American southeast! These boots look warm, waterproof, and stylish enough for European adventures. I just don’t know if the price tag agrees with my student budget.


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    I already put my two cents on about these great boots. For some reason I can’t post except on this review. Just wanted to tell you how great your site is- wonderful information Amy, keep it up. Thanks, Ann


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    I’m hoping I’m not too late for the chance to win. These boots look super cute, and as a California going to NY for the first time I wish I can have these boots for protection against cold and wetness. The style is timeless.


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