Wondering what to wear on your feet in the dark bitter days of winter? I’ve been out in rain and snow testing out Sorel’s Cozy Joan snow boots, £129.99 from Ellis Brigham. Cosy by both name and nature, they’re an easy choice for snow days and ski trips.
Sorel Cozy Joan snow boot review
Product Description: “The sporty aesthetic of a sneaker with the warmth of a winter boot, so you can adventure without being weighed down. The Cozy Joan is crafted with supple waterproof leather and suede and 100g insulation to seal out the elements, while plush faux-fur collar trim keeps things super cozy.”
Out in any weather: I’ve yet to test a pair of Sorel snow boots that didn’t look and feel like great quality. The Cozy Joan is yet another addition to the Canadian’s lineup of warm, waterproof winter boots stocked at Ellis Brigham. Sorel reckon the Cozy Joan (seriously, who makes up these names?) has the ‘aesthetic of a sneaker’ – the boots remind me more of the moccasins worn in the Canadian north, but they’re definitely as comfy as trainers to wear, and are roomy enough for thick socks. Inside is a deliciously soft faux-fur lining which also makes the boots seriously cosy, even in icy conditions. The suede and leather uppers are fully waterproof and are happy to stomp through puddles and snowdrifts (pretty essential for snow boots, after all), and the rubber soles give great grip and are springy and light. My only issue with the Cozy Joan is that the suede is hard to keep clean if you’re as mucky a pup as I am. If you plan to wear your snow boots on a lot of muddy walks I’d pick something like the North Face Chilcat, but for snow days and ski trips the rather gorgeous Cozy Joan will do you proud.
Verdict: Comfortable, beautifully made and extremely nice to look at, Sorel’s Cozy Joan is perfect for everything from winter walks to an apres session in the Alps. Ellis Brigham stock other plenty of other great Sorel snow boots, too. And if you don’t need something that’s specifically for winter weather, this post on hiking boots for women has some other great ideas.