Growing up in Canada, winter boots were probably the most important part of your fall/winter wardrobe. So it always shocks me that come winter here no one seems to have appropriate footwear. After talking to a few people, I have come to the conclusion it is because most men believe that proper winter boots can’t be fashionable.
Well guess what…. you’re wrong.
Sorel was originally founded by William H. Kaufman Inc. in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (where I went to uni), and have been associated with the development of durable, comfortable cold-weather footwear since 1908.
In many ways they are the Canadian version on Hunter boots… and have created a loyal following by taking functional forms and making them stylish. Sorel has just revealed their Fall ‘11 collection and the Mad Boot Lace is a perfect example of this.
Inspired by the Mad Men of the 50’s and the Sorel Pro Flex of the 80’s, the Mad Series is water-resistant and made from full grain leather. As usual they have done a brilliant job combining iconic elements from their past and reintroducing it in a modern yet functional design.