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Author Topic: Sorel...What Happened?  (Read 26130 times)

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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #60 on: Apr 08, 2010, 05:10 PM »
I can't believe Kamik boots have not been mentioned.  They are made in Quebec.

This is what I wear. They are rated to -100*F

http://kamik.com/GenfootWeb/servlet/webProductDisplay.webProductDisplaySrv?currentMode=DETAIL&curCatalog=2009&curSeason=WINTER2009&curRow=102
then add in discount   lol   good for summer wear! lol     
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Re: Sorel...What Happened?
« Reply #61 on: Dec 06, 2010, 06:42 AM »
baffin apex is rated down to -148 degrees
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Sorel...What Happened? *I'LL TELL YOU* !!!
« Reply #62 on: Feb 23, 2017, 10:12 PM »
Okay... so as many have mentioned... the company is no longer, only the name remains.

Fast history... Sorel was made by the KAUFMAN RUBBER COMPANY... so they knew RUBBER.
All the current failings of the Chinese versions... are in fact the RUBBER.  (Also the CARIBOU is no longer from REINDEER... it is cow!)

So moving on... you **CAN** still get GREAT Sorels... but you buy them USED.   Search Ebay and search "Kaufman Sorel Boot"... then start surfing your size.
To spot the REAL ones... Canadian... Look for the "K" on the side of the boot, the K in the leaf on the sole bottom, and the "Kaufman" name on the heel.
If it says "WATERPROOF" on the heel, those are the fakes.

Also look at the inside label on the liner... "made in canada" in french... = real.  Soles *can be* "made in USA"... as some were VIBRAM soles, rather than the Kaufman soles.

So... that is the trick!

NOW... keeping them good.  First, pull the liners out, trace to base, and cut a thick felt or metallic mylar insulation base pad.  Lay that inside the boot first.
Then with liners out... warm the boot and rub SNOWSEAL  into the boots... use a hairdryer to warm and open the leather pores to suck in the SnowSeal.  Now the leather is both conditioned to last another 20+ years, and waterproofed!!!

See these vids:  (the first is me)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxBDKaQ9PfM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qjl-hMqkY8

And see the "0.38" mark of this vid.... this is the classic Chinese fake!:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcnAc_ByYFA&t=52s

Drop me a note if you want more tips!



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Re: Sorel...What Happened? *I'LL TELL YOU* !!!
« Reply #63 on: Feb 24, 2017, 06:43 AM »
Thanks!!
Okay... so as many have mentioned... the company is no longer, only the name remains.

Fast history... Sorel was made by the KAUFMAN RUBBER COMPANY... so they knew RUBBER.
All the current failings of the Chinese versions... are in fact the RUBBER.  (Also the CARIBOU is no longer from REINDEER... it is cow!)

So moving on... you **CAN** still get GREAT Sorels... but you buy them USED.   Search Ebay and search "Kaufman Sorel Boot"... then start surfing your size.
To spot the REAL ones... Canadian... Look for the "K" on the side of the boot, the K in the leaf on the sole bottom, and the "Kaufman" name on the heel.
If it says "WATERPROOF" on the heel, those are the fakes.

Also look at the inside label on the liner... "made in canada" in french... = real.  Soles *can be* "made in USA"... as some were VIBRAM soles, rather than the Kaufman soles.

So... that is the trick!

NOW... keeping them good.  First, pull the liners out, trace to base, and cut a thick felt or metallic mylar insulation base pad.  Lay that inside the boot first.
Then with liners out... warm the boot and rub SNOWSEAL  into the boots... use a hairdryer to warm and open the leather pores to suck in the SnowSeal.  Now the leather is both conditioned to last another 20+ years, and waterproofed!!!

See these vids:  (the first is me)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxBDKaQ9PfM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qjl-hMqkY8

And see the "0.38" mark of this vid.... this is the classic Chinese fake!:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcnAc_ByYFA&t=52s

Drop me a note if you want more tips!

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