Ultimate Winter Boot
I'd been looking at purchasing a pair of Sorel boots for a while but didn't think I could justify buying an expensive boot that really was only necessary in much colder / harsher climates than the city centre of Manchester!
Luckily, an upcoming trip to Poland finally gave me an excuse to purchase some "proper" winter boots and I couldn't be happier with the Sorel Caribous.
I had read a lot of reviews that advised to size down but I ended up buying my usual size (UK4) and, with the inner lining, they fit just fine with a normal pair of socks.
However, when I take the lining out they are really, really big so I couldn't wear them just as rain boots (so you'd definitely have to size down if you wanted to be able to wear them with and without the lining).
I've yet to really test them out in the colder climes of Warsaw, but am really happy with the quality – snug, stylish (yes, really!) and sturdy. I already have the feeling these will last me a lifetime.