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True north. Sorel was founded in Kitchener, Ont., back in 1962. In 2000, Columbia sportswear Company—based in Portland, Ore.—acquired it, transforming Sorel into a global mega-brand.
Style spinoff. Inspired by the popular Joan of Arctic winter boots (you know the ones—faux-fur cuff, rubber foot), this fall update features the same criss-cross lace-up detail.
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Are you ready, boots? Blame it on Nancy Sinatra, but boots have become a symbol of power footwear. As Sander notes, “We all walk a little taller when we feel good about how we look.”
Fall classic. These boots are made of waterproof full-grain leather and have a rubber bottom for guaranteed grip. Consider them an edgier alternative to your rainy-day wellies. No #polarvortex necessary.
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Best foot forward. Leather “Joan of Arctic” wedge mid-boots in dark fossil ($270, sorelfootwear.ca)
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