As with all Sorel boots, the Joan of Arctic combines practicality with fashion. I ordered these boots in Shale and was really pleased with the colour which is much nicer than in the photo. It is more of a moleskin colour and looks very stylish - you can literally wear them with anything. Like a lot of snow boots, they feel bulky to wear at first - it takes a time to get used to them and they aren't the easiest boot to wear when driving! They feel very cosy and warm. I haven't had a chance to see how they fare under snow conditions as yet which is why I have only put 4 stars.