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Sorel Conquest Boot
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The Sorel Conquest Boot, which is for men only, is an ideal winter weather boot for people who tend to venture into rough, rocky and slippery places. The Sorel Conquest boot provides solid ankle support - as the upper part of the boot is firm. While this reduces the flexibility of the boot a bit, it also goes a very long ways towards preventing sprained and broken ankles.
Additionally, the Sorel Conquest is the perfect boot for use in deep snow as the snow gator has a barrel lock that allows the gator to be tightened up securely against the leg. Like other Sorel's, the Conquest has a rubber lower - providing 100% waterproof protection and making the boot right at home in the mud. And finally, with a temperature rating of -40 degrees, the Sorel Conquest boot can be worn comfortably in very cold weather all day long.
One thing any buyers of the Conquest Boot should be aware of, though, is that it is kind of a pain to initially put on right out of the box. I own a pair of Sorel Conquests and really had to struggle to slip them on the first time. As the boots stretch out this becomes less of a problem, happily.
Overall, the Sorel Conquest boot is ideal for anyone who needs a winter boot that will be used in conditions that not only require a warmth, but that also require solid ankle support and excellent traction on slippery surfaces. The boots superb traction, ankle support and excellent snow gator make the Conquest a perfect choice of winter boot for anyone who ventures into rough and rocky areas. The Conquest also makes for an excellent hunting boot, too. If you do not need the rock-solid ankle support and snow gator that this boot provides, you may want to look at the Sorel Caribou Boot instead. The Caribou is easier to put on and is less expensive, too.
Prices : Generally, the Sorel Conquest Boot retails for around $150. Usually Zappos has them for around $130 or less. And, if you want a very good deal, wait till mid-spring - the prices of Conquests can plummet to less than $60 although popular sizes can be difficult to obtain. Colors Available include Cargo/Camo, Black and Coal. Full and half sizes available for most foot sizes.
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Sorel Conquest Boots work so well in the winter for six reasons:
First, the lower portion of the boot is made of rubber. This provides 100% waterproof protection. The rubber also makes the boot very easy to clean, especially if the boot is muddy.
Second, the boot provides superb insulation, with a temperature rating of -40 degrees. The insulation in the boot is 400g Thinsulate. The interior lining of the boot is made of fleece, allowing for comfort and helping keep your feet dry.
Third, the Conquest Boot has a built-in snow gator. This snow gator is for preventing snow from falling down into the boot as the barrel lock enclosure allows the gator to fit snugly around the leg. For deep snow, the Conquest boot is probably a better choice than the Caribou Boot which lacks this highly effective snow gator.
Fourth, the Conquest Boot has an upper leather and suede that is also 100% waterproof. The upper extends far above the ankle, providing excellent protection from deep snow and mud.
Fifth, the Sorel Conquest Boot provides excellent ankle support. Unlike the Caribou Boot, the Conquest provides firm ankle support. And for real treacherous conditions, an Achilles Adjustment Strap on the boot can be tightened to further provide ankle support.
Sixth, the boot has superb traction. The multi-directional lug outsole provides excellent traction in slick, snowy and muddy conditions.