What is it?
If you live in a cold part of the world, a no-nonsense pair of winter boots are a must. But let's be real: They're often really bulky and uncomfortable to trudge around in. If only there were a sort of winter boot-sneaker hybrid ... oh wait, there is! These Sorel Whitney II Flurry Boots have all the cozy features you want in frigid-weather footwear, but with a sneaker-like bottom that'll keep your feet happy all day long. Genius? We think so. Even smarter: You can snag 'em on sale at Nordstrom Rack, along with a bevy of other Sorel styles marked down by up to 65%.
Why is it a good deal?
Good winter boots often cost over $100 (in fact, these were originally $120), so the fact that the Whitney IIs are down to $75 — nearly 40% off — makes them a great buy. That's even less than they're selling for at Amazon! Plus, with a respected brand like Sorel, you know you're getting quality footwear that was designed to last.
Why do I need this?
Few winter boots are warm, comfortable and cute, but we're happy to report that the Sorel Whitney II Flurry Boots check all of those boxes. They have a chic faux fur trim around the top to help prevent cold air from sneaking in, while their waterproof uppers will keep your dogs nice and dry through rain and slush. Thanks to their cushy EVA footbeds, it'll feel like you're wearing lightweight gym shoes rather than a sturdy boot, and since they have lugged soles, you'll be able to navigate slippery sidewalks a whole lot easier.
And don't forget about aesthetics — their shorter design would look great with jeans or leggings tucked in (though you might want to avoid tromping through any super-tall snowbanks!).
What reviewers say
"Amazing!" exclaimed a satisfied shopper. "Wore these to the dog park for the first time, in snowy conditions, and they were incredible. Kept my feet warm, waterproof, comfortable. Highly recommend!"
"This style is so comfy and trendy without being over-the-top," wrote another five-star reviewer. "They are warm and true to size. I can wear them with a thicker sock and not feel like they are too tight."
"I just wore these for the first time in about 30-degree weather," shared a final fan. "I really like them. Super comfortable and light. It is like wearing a pair of athletic shoes. I highly recommend these." That said, they recommend wearing thicker socks on super brisk days: "I wore thin socks and my toes were a little cold. Next time, I will wear weather-appropriate socks."
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"I’m a Floridian who has moved to Montana," explained a cold-weather newbie. "These boots have saved my life this winter, LOL. It’s five-below today, and these boots kept my feet warm and dry when I had to take care of things in town. The calf portion of the boot is faux fur-lined and the footbed is waterproof. ... I do recommend these boots for function and cute style!"
"I prefer Sorel for my winter boots," wrote a happy customer. "I do like Uggs, but to wear these when it actually snows is a game changer. They are waterproof, warm and very stylish. My favorite part about winter is getting to wear these boots. Just get them, you won’t be disappointed." Another reviewer even said, "They look like they could be from Chloé, but a much better price."
"These boots are so comfortable and give me peace of mind with the waterproof factor," gushed a wearer. "The fur is lined pretty far down, so they are warm and cozy. Very stylish as well, couldn’t be happier with them!"
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.