Sorel was founded in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, in 1962. The brand gained immediate recognition in Canada for creating boots that were warm enough and rugged enough to stand up to harsh winters. Eventually, their reputation, quality, and functionality made them the best-selling cold- weather boots in the world. From their humble beginnings, the brand has grown from workwear boots to refined footwear. Now, the boots can be seen on fashionable feet around the world, and the Sorel commitment to comfort and cold-weather protection is still evident in every pair.