SOREL introduces its first-ever adaptive winter boots

SOREL has partnered with Zappos Adaptive to release easy-on versions of three of its most popular winter boots.

Michael Franz, New Mobility January 31, 2022

The SOREL Explorer Boot Dual Zip for men and Explorer II Joan Dual Zip for women feature waterproof leather outers, microfleece linings for warmth, a rubber sole, and adaptive designs to make it easier to get them on and off. Each model has zippers on both sides of the boot to provide a wider opening for your foot. There is also an enlarged loop on the heel to make pulling up the boot easier, as well as removable insoles to accommodate orthotics.

If you’re looking for an ankle-high boot, the SOREL Emelie II Chelsea Heel Zip is a waterproof leather boot with a single zipper and enlarged pull tab in the back, along with a removable insole for orthotic users.

The Explorer Dual Zip boots were easy for Mike Franz to get on with caregiver assistance and they have him reconsidering wearing boots during the cold Michigan winters. New Mobility

“We’re humbled to have had the opportunity to work with SOREL on introducing their first inclusive footwear line to the market,” said Dana Zumbo, the business development manager for Zappos Adaptive. “With both brands’ passion for meeting customer needs, we seamlessly aligned throughout the process — which involved sharing feedback from Zappos Adaptive customers’ most requested features and working directly with the disability community to ensure the most universal fit and wear possible.”

The Sorel Explorer Boot Dual Zip opens on both sides to make getting it on and off easier. New Mobility

The SOREL Explorer Boot Dual Zip is available in men’s sizes 7 to 15 for $139.95, and the Explorer II Joan Dual Zip is available in women’s sizes 5 to 12, also for $139.95. The SOREL Emelie II Chelsea Heel Zip is available in women’s sizes 5 to 12 for $149.95. All models are available exclusively at Zappos Adaptive. Check back soon for reviews on

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