I have a pair of reddish-tan ankle boots that I really love. What I didn’t have was a pair of comfortable, tan FLAT ankle boots that I can wear to teach. I’ve been looking around for something that fit the bill for a while and finally found these Sorel “Lolla” ankle boots. I spent a little more getting Sorels than I might have otherwise, but I’m okay with it because now I can wear these cuties out tramping around in rain (and snow if it ever cools down) without worrying that I’ll ruin them because it even says in the description that they are waterproof. Insurance, I guess.
These boots are normally $170, but you can find them cheaper. Here are some examples I found (colors and sizes available do vary by store)….
Shop Sorel Lolla Waterproof Ankle Boots:
- Amazon (via Columbia) — $110.99
- Amazon (via Sorel) — $112
- 6pm.com — $104.99 (still Sorel Lollas, but slightly different style)
- Nordstrom — $169.95
- Shoes.com — $102 – $170 depending on color (you can usually get a 20% off coupon)
- Nordstrom Rack — $79.97
I got the color called “Pebble.” It’s a tannish stone color. I guess it could be called taupe.
What about the comfort factor, you might ask. They definitely passed the “teacher walking around all day long” test, in spades. They were so comfortable I couldn’t believe it: plenty of room in the toe box (a requirement for me since I have bunions), true to size (I got my usual 10.5 and they’re perfect), and quiet (I can sneak up on students – haha!). The only negative I experienced is that they rubbed a bit on the inner side of my right ankle area, but I put a bandaid on and never noticed it again. Pretty good for wearing them 9 hours straight right out of the box and doing lots of walking to boot. (Get it? To “boot”? Sorry, couldn’t help myself there.)
Sorel is quickly becoming one of my favorite boot brands. I already own these super-cute and super practical (albeit a little heavy and clunky) Sorel Caribou snow boots. They help me trudge through deep snow with my pup twice a day during the winter.
These are great and you can get them for women, men, and even kids! They come in a couple of colors. They are surprisingly comfortable and I have worn them all day to teach as well, but as I said before they’re a little heavy with all of the tread on the soles. But they’re supposed to be.
SOREL BOOTS WISHLIST
Here are two other styles of Sorel boots (both wedges!) that make me wish I had an unlimited budget.
I can’t speak to how comfortable these two pairs of wedge boots are, but they look amazing. Has anyone tried either? I would love to hear whether they feel as good as they look.