The Joan of Arctic is the only product in this review that has a removable liner; this helps increase warmth and allows the boot to dry more quickly if it somehow ends up getting wet inside (even just from sweat). Additionally, these Sorels earned some of our highest scores in weather protection and warmth. We were thoroughly impressed with many aspects of this winter boot, but were disappointed that it wasn't lighter weight or more comfortable. None of our testers liked wearing the Joan of Arctic all day long and we don't recommend it for anything longer than a short walk due to its heavy, bulky design. That said, if you absolutely need the most severe weather protection, our Top Pick winner is the best of this bunch for that purpose.
For an ultra comfortable tall boot, check out the techy Ahnu Northridge. Looking for a more comfortable tall boot and willing to sacrifice a little on warmth? Consider the Sorel Tofino, our Editors' Choice winner.
Sorel Joan of Arctic Shearling. The Shearling has all the great qualities of the original Joan of Arctic, without all the faux.