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Look for Less: Sorel 'Joan of Arctic' Boots

Joan of Arctic dupes at Walmart!
Winter boots aren't really something you want to skimp on. But I felt compelled to share these Joan of Arctic dupes for those of you who just want the "look for less"!

Yes, Walmart has a knockoff of the popular Joan of Arctic winter boots for just under $50.

You can find the "real" on sale for as little as $99 if you shop around, though. But brand new, these beauties cost $190 retail!

A friend who owns the real told me they are warm and waterproof but a bit heavy, so that's something to consider.

Would you buy the knockoff? Or save up for the real?

THE LOOK: Sorel Joan of Arctic boots, $190 at

FOR LESS: Time and Tru winter boots, $46.97 at // Also love this look for less at for $44.99!

I'm all for a good dupe and they are cute but I've come to learn through many NY winters - spend the money on the warmest, most waterproof boot you can find, even if you have to save for a few months to get them. The Sorel are very heavy, which kind of does not help trudging through 6+inches of snow, but they are totally worth the price as far as warmth and keeping your feet dry.
#1 Barbara on 2018-10-23 08:04 (Reply)
Thanks for this! I have to agree. I was lucky and snagged some Northface boots at TJMaxx a couple years ago and they are the best. Also was gifted some Uggs years ago and wow nothing is warmer!
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2018-10-24 08:04 (Reply)
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