Rated 5 out of 5áby Jackel Never had a hiking boot fit me before
This boot felt good for my 12B feet the minute I put my feet in them. I've been wearing a very nice but too wide (D) Vasque boot for 20 years because I could not find one that actually fit my feet as well. That said, it is very stiff and has a lot of volume - my feet are like swim flippers so I'm not surprised. I added an old pair of Spenco inserts I had in my New Balance 12b walking shoes - they fit pretty good so the sizing is similar to New Balance - the inserts added enough lift so I could tighten the boots so my feet would not move much as I walked. I'll report more as I break them in and get a new set of Spenco's and fit them exactly for these boots - I really think as they soften up I can draw them tighter to take up any extra space on top of my feet - but width and length is very good.. Came with a second set of round shoe laces (Parachute cord?) - the laces in the boot are flat.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby JWBSKI Love My Cresta Boots!!
I had been wearing the LL Bean Day Hikers for 7 years and they were starting to show their age. Since the Day Hikers are no longer available, I needed to find some other boots that i could do good hiking with in rough terrain and gave me good ankle support and provided great stability. The Cresta Boots are fantastic. I had them broken in with-in a few hours one evening. They are very comfortable and provide all of the stability, grip, and support. I love them!!
June 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby HikerGeoff Great boots, only one "but"
I've been through a few brands - all good quality, but these are the first I can say are truly dry. Others held up till I hiked through tall wet grass, and then after an hour or two they would relent and the water would hit my feet. The Cresta just keeps going. Support is great, the wide width helped, they are warm, but I wear good socks and find I'm not overly sweaty. Now the but - the inner sole - garbage. You get a month at most and then they fall apart.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Slabmir Durable, waterproof, looks good.
I've had these for a month and have worn them literally almost every day, and on a road trip across Western Canada they have held up to every challenge.
Excellent grip on all surfaces, including muddy, slick terrain and the Vibram rubber is solid - no deterioration after hiking on rocky, abrasive slopes.
Very waterproof out of the box. However, they got completely covered in mud at one point, and so I had to clean them off - since then the waterproofing was effective on the Goretex liner, but not wicking off the leather exterior. I used Nikwax cream and it's as good as new - the leather does not get saturated.
Good looking pair of boots. I got the black boots, I like the style much more than hikers I saw sold by Merrel, Solomon etc. because it's a classic design. It takes black Emu brand boot cream really well, and have a quality shine and finish - enough that I feel comfortable wearing them into town.
Overall, excellent boot, and I am confident they will last many more years. My only complaint, however, is that I can't find extra laces on the website. Already, the left boot's lace is starting to fray at one of the loop holes, and I really want to replace them with the same exact ones that repel water and fit well. I'll be looking around and contacting LL Bean about this.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Lunar2 Great hiking boot training for Philmont
I bought this hiking boot for Philmont this year, have been on 3 practice hikes and one very rainy day event. Fantastic hiking boot. I needed a 10 double wide and the 10.5 wide does very well for me. I wear wool socks with liners. Walked 27 miles his weekend, no blisters or hot spots! Been in water more than ankle high in streams and heavy rain, foot stayed dry! Should have bought his a long time ago.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby woodsy60 Amazing boot!
I purchased these boots last October and have given them a real workout. I have worn them almost every day under all kinds of conditions...hiking, hunting, trapping, everyday usage...and they have held up tremendously. I have never even had a damp foot, and have been in many soaking conditions. When they first arrived the boots were very "stiff" and I was worried about blisters. They conformed to my feet almost instantly and in less that a week, they were "broken in", and I never even have had a sore spot, let alone a blister.Not one thing have I not liked about this boot.
April 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Kiteboy Love these boots
I am retired and spend normally 7 days a week out in the woods and on the trails. If and when I want a waterproof boot with good support these are my boots of choice. I have used these backpacking and hiking in rocky and snowy conditions, and they perform very well. Crossing shallow stream that don't top the boots is easy and your feet stay dry. If I am out and it is very muddy I may wade in a shallow area of a stream to clean off the wet mud. I will clean and treat them better at home, but I can take them home with out all the mud getting in my car and without getting my feet wet.I also especially like the lacing system. The first hook is a locking hook that allows you to tighten the lacing for the foot and ankle seperately. You pull the foot as tight or loose as you want and lock it in the first set of hooks. when you pull to tighten the last hooks at the top you are only tightening the lacing for the ankle. Inserts were not the best but I normally swap out inserts in new boots anyway. Currently my boots look great but my inserts need to be replaced again due to heavy wear. These are great boots and I do highly recomend them. Too I have narrow feet and these boots come in "B: width that works great for me. They also come in wider widths, but I have no experience with them..
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ricearony Big Boy Boots
After 500 miles on the AT and all the off season hiking my boots are holding up great. There is still plenty of sole to carry my 260 pound frame with my 50 pound pack up and down the trails. I bought a second pair just in case but haven't needed them. The only con I have is the weight. Happy hiking.
March 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby TurbineGuy The old ones were much better
I have purchased 7-8 pairs of these over the last 15 years. The originals were the best, great insert with lots of cushion, made in Italy, and a perfect fit. The boots are now made in Romania, the fit is not what they were, the insoles are nothing more than thin felt that givs zero support or cushioning. The insole also pills and tears within the first few days. I tried to buy the old inserts for the new boots but beans doesn't sell them. When the cost went way up, and the quality went way down, I had to go elsewhere. I would buy again If the quality ever comes back to what they used to be.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby JIMMYUPS best boots ever
As a ups driver, I am exposed to all weather conditions. Have tried many boots, but all failed. These boots keep my feet dry and warm all day and night long. BEST BOOTS EVER!!!!!!!
February 23, 2014