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Author Topic: Sorel...What Happened?  (Read 26146 times)

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #20 on: Dec 01, 2006, 03:40 PM »
A friend of mine used to be a distributer for Sorel.  It seems that the owner of the company retired and turned it over to his kid.  It only took his kid 2 or 3 years to run it into the ground.  A Chinese company bought all of their machinery, so they must be using inferior materials now.  I agree that they are no longer any good.  I was lucky enough to get advance warning and picked up 4 pair for my kids before the switch (at factory cost no less).  He didn't have any of my size left, so I switched to Irish Setters (also made in China now).  What's a man to do?

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #21 on: Dec 01, 2006, 04:11 PM »
Baffin Boots are probably the best going right now, very expensive though. My LaCrosse are also made in China, after reading this thread, I had to check  >:(

I'll be surprised to see them last more than a couple of years.

I bought a pair of Baffins at Herb Philipsons a month or so ago...got them on closeout (last years boots), 40 bucks and they're great.....nice removable liner, heavy semi lug sole, and waterproof.......

I used to use Sorels when I was younger but like everyone else says, now they're junk and not worth wasting money on.....Esox
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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #22 on: Dec 01, 2006, 04:41 PM »
Check out Sorrel's children's boots, they are a $50 embarrassment. They should be ashamed.

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #23 on: Dec 04, 2006, 09:44 AM »
Switched from Sorel to LaCrosse and it was a purchase well worth it.
Bought the Extreme PFT Boots and they keep the feet PLENTY warm and DRY all day long.

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #24 on: Dec 04, 2006, 06:52 PM »
My old La Crosse boots are American made, I will be interested to see the quality difference in the new ones. :-\

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #25 on: Dec 05, 2006, 08:19 AM »
I dont know how you could wear out sorels!   lol  I have 4 pair 2 with safetytoes and 2 really high ones I got then while in air force (mickymouse boots are were not really practical) and havent had to buy another boot since  and that was back in 93!  cant aford new ones anyway    but cant wear em out!
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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #26 on: Dec 05, 2006, 11:25 AM »
Just the insoles wear out...which you can buy for $25.  Clicky, clicky http://www.zappos.com/n/es/d/722670265/page/1.html   

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #27 on: Dec 05, 2006, 11:26 AM »
The sole and the stitchin of the boot itself were flawed in my pair. The liners got replaced annually.
Still IMHO SOREL BOOTS SUCk :)

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #28 on: Dec 05, 2006, 11:33 AM »
Bummer.   :(  My sorel caribous have had 4 hard years of ice fishing and snowmobiling.  Still in good shape...warm as long as my feet don't sweat too much.

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #29 on: Dec 05, 2006, 11:47 AM »
Yeah, those Beercicles just don't feel the same, do they?   ;)

I actually like those beercicles.  You drink all the unfrozen alcohol and toss the frozen water thus leaving more room for more beercicles.

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #30 on: Dec 05, 2006, 11:49 AM »
Gotta love the barley shots.   ::)  This year I think i'm going to make sure the beer is warm the night before.   ;D

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #31 on: Jan 28, 2007, 12:40 AM »
Bought a pair of Caribou Sorel's a month ago and today felt something wet. Looked down and the d@#m sole delaminated about three inches long! Ice fishing with wet feet... Oh ya that's fun.  :%$#!: Hope Sports Authority has a good return policy. Heck of a use of a post to go from Rookie to Regular.  :woot:

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #32 on: Jan 28, 2007, 01:50 AM »
SORELS...Yup, have some.. 1 size to big.. feet cold...ah.... have another CANADIAN...NOT NO MORE.
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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #33 on: Jan 29, 2007, 06:28 PM »
Does anyone sell the replacement liners for Sorel Dominators anymore?

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #34 on: Jan 30, 2007, 08:48 AM »
Does anyone sell the replacement liners for Sorel Dominators anymore?

Just buy the glacier liners and cut them down.

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #35 on: Jan 30, 2007, 08:52 AM »
got lucky military gave us a new pair each year   plus extra liners   Im set for life!
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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #36 on: Jan 30, 2007, 09:09 AM »
I was wandering thru Gander Mt last night. I found a display of Sorel felt pacs. Wow they really looked like junk and they was $70. Must be it dont get cold in China like it does where they used to make them in Canada. I'm glad I got my Icemans.
Sorel got bought out by Columbia in 2000 and is no longer a Canajun Company  :( :(  That is when it seems that their manufacture got
outsourced to China, and the quality went down the toilet.  Jobs lost, quality no longer exists.  To save a few bucks on manufacture that have lost
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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #37 on: Jan 30, 2007, 09:40 AM »
glad I got several pairs of the old ones
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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #38 on: Jan 31, 2007, 07:13 PM »
I thought I read that Ice Kings were made in china now too. I looked at mine and they say USA still. I bought them in 2002.


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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #39 on: Feb 01, 2007, 07:49 PM »
Baffin Boots are probably the best going right now, very expensive though.


Baffin boots are still made in Canada and rated for -40 Cel. or Far. Just checked a pair that I bought last spring and haven't worn yet as my old ones are still good(approx 5yrs.old).
  The secret to having warm feet in these is to take the liners out every night and put them on a  heat register to dry, you should also put the boots themselves upside down over a heat source to make sure there is no moisture trapped inside before you put the liners back in.
BTW- I agree with everyone-the new Sorels are junk now and they used to be great.
Just adding a P.S. to this post...I found out Baffin also makes a boot rated to -70 Deg.(also higher than the -40 Deg. ones).

 

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