I first bought these boots 2 years ago directly from Sorel. After a few months of winter in Maine, one began to leak. I sent them back to Sorel, and they were unable to fix them, and had sold out, which broke my heart. That's where I'll end the story about Sorel - because a full year later, I have yet to receive my refund check from them, despite numerous phone calls and emails and even attempts to replace the boots (sent to the wrong address).
Alas, although I swore I wouldn't wear the brand again, I found them here for a great price and bought them. They arrived quickly, but the boots each have different colored laces. It's not noticeable enough for me to return them, especially given the rigamarole I went through to get them again! They're comfortable, super cute, and I believe Sorel addressed the issue about them leaking - not by fixing the issue physically, but by not recommending them for very cold climates. I wear them in snow, but not in snow and freezing temps all day. They're great for fall, winter and spring here in Maine.
Would recommend going up a half size so they're easier to get on!