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Sorel Kinetic Sneakers Review: Everything You Need to know

Sorel Kinetic Sneakers: Everything You Need to Know

If you haven’t tried on a pair of Sorel Kinetic sneakers then you are missing out. For years, Sorel made its name as the premier brand for winter boots. However, in more recent years they expanded their market into casual athleisure footwear and also into the performance footwear space. And they have really nailed it on comfort, quality, and style!

For years I struggled to find the perfect sneakers for running and working out. I would typically buy Nike or Adidas but was never impressed with their fit. And I just recently discovered why…

About a month ago I wrote an article about the new Lululemon footwear launch and in doing so learned that most performance footwear companies (like Nike) design their shoes based on a man’s foot and then adapt the design later for a woman’s foot. This is likely the reason why my Nike shoes were always a bit off – too wide, and did not provide proper support.

The Sorel Kinetic sneakers are designed for a woman’s foot and you can definitely feel the difference. They fit like a glove and feel like you are walking on air. Plus they are total compliment magnets because of their unique design and beautiful colors.

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Sorel Kinetic Breakthru Tech Sneakers

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sorel kinetic breakthrough

 Features

  • UPPER: A breathable mesh upper to keep your feet cool and dry while running.
    • Traditional laces for a secure and custom fit.
    • Pull tab in the back for assistance with getting them on and off.
  • HEEL: A deconstructed heel that is lightweight yet sturdy enough to lock your foot in place.
  • FOOTBED: Textile lining with a removable footbed that is cushioned and contoured to give you maximum support.
  • MIDSOLE: The EVA foam midsole has additional cushioning for comfort and shock-absorbing qualities to help fight foot fatigue.
  • OUTSOLE: Signature scalloped outsole is textured for traction.

Why We Love Them

I absolutely LOVE my Sorel Kinetic Breakthru Tech sneakers! I love all of the unique yet subtle color combinations they are available in…you can wear them with pretty much anything.

I also love how “bouncy” they are. The midsole is thick and cushiony so it’s like you are walking on a marshmallow. The midsole not only provides comfort but also style – chunky sneakers are all the rage right now!

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Sorel Kinetic Breakthru Day Lace Sneakers

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sorel kinetic breakthrough day lace

  • Price: $120
  • Style Variations: Lace

Features

  • UPPER: A breathable textile and leather upper to keep your feet cool and dry.
    • Traditional laces for a secure and custom fit.
    • One pull tab on the tongue and two at the back of the heel.
  • FOOTBED: Textile lining on the inside with a removable footbed that is cushioned and contoured to give you maximum support.
  • HEEL: Deconstructed heel the is lightweight yet sturdy.
    • Deep heel cups give you maximum comfort.
  • MIDSOLE: The EVA foam midsole provides maximum cushioning for comfort and shock-absorbing qualities to help fight foot fatigue.
  • OUTSOLE: Signature scalloped outsole that is textured for traction.

Why We Love Them

The Sorel Breakthru Day Lace sneakers are super comfortable and lightweight. They provide a lot of support – especially for your heels. They are the perfect pair of sneakers if you are on your feet all day long. They are also super versatile and go with everything from jeans and leggings to biker shorts and scrubs.

The Breakthru Day sneakers are the most narrow out of all of Sorel’s performance sneakers so if you have narrow feet then these were made for you.

sorel kinetic breakthrough day lace sneakers


Sorel Kinetic Impact Sneakers

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sorel kinetic impact

Features

  • UPPER: A breathable mesh and has a booty-like construction.
    • Laces on the top that wrap around the outsole Or…a strap across mid-foot to comfortably secure the foot in place.
    • One pull tab on the tongue and the other at the back of the heel.
  • FOOTBED: Textile lining on the inside with a removable footbed that is cushioned and contoured to give you maximum support.
  • HEEL: Full grain leather on medial and lateral sides provides support around your heel.
  • MIDSOLE: The chunky midsole has a unique modular design that feels comfortably light underfoot.
  • OUTSOLE: The two-piece outsole is made of a durable rubber but without the middle section at the arch, providing enhanced flexibility.

Why We Love Them

The design of the Sorel Kinetic Impact sneakers is cutting edge. I get so many compliments when I wear them. They come in a variety of unique color combinations that really POP. I have the strap version, which I thought would make it hard to get them on and off but it is surprisingly easy. The strap holds my foot in well but without feeling too tight.

These sneakers fit like a glove. The flexible yet supportive mesh has a way of molding itself to the shape of your foot.

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Sorel Kinetic RNEGD Sneakers

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sorel kinetic RNEGD

Features

  • UPPER: A breathable mesh upper to keep your feet cool and dry.
    • Traditional laces for a secure and custom fit Or…an adjustable strap across mid-foot to comfortably secure the foot in place.
  • FOOTBED: Textile lining on the inside with a removable footbed that is cushioned with deep heel cups.
  • HEEL: Deconstructed heel the is lightweight yet sturdy.
  • MIDSOLE: The EVA foam midsole provides maximum cushioning for maximum comfort.
  • OUTSOLE: Synthetic outsole with rubber pads and high traction areas.

Why We Love Them

The Sorel Kinetic RNEGD sneakers are available in several different variations. The consensus on these sneakers is that they are super comfortable and super stylish. Like the Kinetic Breakthrough sneakers, they come in a variety of unique color combinations and have that chunky midsole that is very trendy (and also gives your height a boost). They provide great breathability.

The RNEGD sneakers do run rather big as well as wide. So I would order down a size. If you have narrow feet, I would recommend the Kinetic Breakthrough Day Lace sneaker, which is better suited for narrower feet.

sorel kinetic RNEGD sneakers


Sorel Women’s Explorer Blitz Sneakers

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sorel kinetic explorer blitz

Features

  • UPPER: A knit fabric upper that stretches around the foot for a comfortable sock-like fit.
    • Traditional lace-up design for a secure and custom fit Or…an adjustable strap across the midfoot to comfortably secure the foot in place.
    • The tongue and collar are a single piece to help achieve that sock-like fit around the foot.
    • A pull tab on the tongue and at the back of the heel.
  • FOOTBED: Soft and quick-drying textile lining with a removable cushioned footbed to help absorb shock.
  • HEEL: Padding around the heel.
  • MIDSOLE: Lightweight, shock-absorbing foam on the midsole with a sturdy yet flexible design.
  • OUTSOLE: Textured synthetic outsole that features rubber inserts for additional stability.

Why We Love Them

The Sorel Women’s Explorer Blitz sneakers are super light and comfortable. The mesh upper makes them fit like a glove and allows for a lot of flexibility and the shape of the midsole is nicely curved to provide effortless mobility.

sorel women's explorer blitz sneakers


Sorel Kinetic Rush Sneakers

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sorel kinetic rush

Features

  • UPPER: A breathable mesh upper with a seamless synthetic overlay designed throughout that will help with less irritation against the foot along with structural support and protection.
    • Traditional lace-up design for a secure and custom.
    • A pull tab on the tongue and at the back of the heel.
  • FOOTBED: Soft fabric lining with a removable footbed to absorb shock.
  • MIDSOLE: Lightweight foam midsole with additional support around the heel.
  • OUTSOLE: Textured rubber outsole for additional stability.

Why We Love Them

The Sorel Kinetic Rush sneakers are an all-around great everyday sneaker. The consensus is similar to Sorel’s other performance sneakers in regard to being comfortable and lightweight. The Kinetic Rush sneakers are more basic than the others as far as design and color choices go, so if you are looking for more of a traditional look then this is the sneaker for you.

If you love white sneakers, they carry these in an all-white version that is super cute!

sorel kinetic rush sneakers

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