Rated 4 out of 5 by mrsrobinsonsdaughter Run small!
These boots are well made. The olive color is great, deep, rich, and looks brown in some lights, but we preferred the oatmeal back of these to the ruddy brown back of the actual brown pair.
I bought these for my 20 year old daughter, who has tiny feet, wears a 6 or 6.5 shoe. She said she normally orders a 7 in boots so she can wear thick socks for hiking and for cold winter days on her college campus. So, we ordered the 7's and they were way too small! Even worse, they arrived looking worn, beat up, scratched, so unlike anything LLBEAN would send. The catalog didn't say they would look distressed. A new pair, in a 7.5 was sent and they arrived in perfect, non-distressed, non scratched and marked up condition, so we KNOW the first pair were old, probably floor samples that were boxed up, and then just pulled from a shelf without the packer opening the box (per LLBEAN management). The new pair fit and are fabulous. They look as if they will last for years, and are really nice looking for a hiking boot. I took one star away for not being true to size, and for the issue we had with being sent beat up boots, but the actual boots, when NEW, are great! Just go up a half size even if you plan to wear heavy socks.
September 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by solas Just what I wanted!
I love wearing lace-up boots and I don't wear heels. i have several pairs of lace-up boots but I wanted something to keep me warm and protected in the winter. These boots are just my taste in style, but I espcially love that aside from the zipper, which makes on and off so easy, I can adjust anywhere along the line by tying more tightly or loosely, and/or buckling accordling to need. It makes for a custom fit, for me. I am considering getting them in another colour. I am waiting, though, to see how they fare in rain and snow. In the meantime, they look great, fit exactly as I need and want, and keep me warm. Just what I wanted!
January 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by amerikka addendum
well, i forgot to tell you all that the boots are not 7 inches high from the bottom of the foot as stated on this website. they are 9.5 inches high plus the soles of the boots. hope this helps.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by amerikka Excellent Boot
well, i took the plunge and bought these boots in antique olive. they're gorgeous. the color is nice, and the boots are very soft leather. they fit my regular size 7 slightly narrow to medium foot perfectly. and they are nicely cushioned. the only thing about them that i do not care for that much is the laces. my pair arrived with all the laces loose. if you have average size calves, maybe up to 15 inches, this boot will fit with jeans tucked inside. (i do not need the laces to even be on this boot) i almost don't know what to do with them. the laces are much too long if you snug them up a little, so i imagine they could be tucked inside the boot, as in the picture. but fussing with the laces isn't much fun when you want to put your feet inside the boot, zip the boot up, and go out. not sure if i'll keep them. will decide by the weekend. i already own the park ridge casual boots, tall in both brown and black. and i just bought and will keep the black shoes in this shoe style. can't ya tell i'm in love with this particular family of shoes/boots? they're really neat.
January 19, 2016