Rated 5 out of 5 by GyroGuy Recommend
After ordering and returning three times, finally got what I was looking for (not the fault of LLBean). The Gumshoe is what I finally wound up with, since the others (Moc, 6 in. Boot) just didn't work (fit).
Customer service is what makes this process of buying shoes online work. Without their dedication, one couldn't possibly buy with confidence that they were getting the right fit.
Very pleased with the shoes. Will stay with LLBean for any future wants and needs.
Thanks, to you in Customer Service, for your expertise.
November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigfootitis Back for another pair
My first pair only lasted 40 years. Just bought my second pair but I probably won't need them for another 40.
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Vuotto Order down in size
My husband is from Italy and wasn't familiar with Bean Boots until he saw me tromping through last year's snow and slush in mine. In October, I ordered him his very first pair (did the Gumshoe version) and I haven't been able to get him to take them off. Like me, he thinks you just can't beat the Bean Boots. He has gotten so many complements and wonders where these shoes have been all his life. He wears a US 10 normally and I ordered the 9 for him. The fit is perfect with thick socks
November 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GallopingGoose1 Best Barn Muckers Ever
These Muckers hand made in Maine are just perfect !!!
Finally after many imported imitations LL Bean brings back a "Made in USA" quality product that fits like a glove.
I admit that I followed the sales/customer service instructions and ordered a half size smaller as the leather and rubber mucker is just formed on a last that is a little bit larger than the average size to allow for a better fit. He was absolutely correct.
Thank You LL Bean this is one pair that I am not returning.
October 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Evetsk Gumshoe Boots
Great shoe while they last. Third pair I've had. They last about 5 years until the stitching between the rubber bottom and the leather upper disintegrates. Suggest they use a more longer lasting thread.
October 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by tricorner Arrived much quicker than predicted.
I ordered these shoes for the regular running around I do in rainy weather. L.L. Bean predicted delivery over a month away. They arrived in about 10 days.
These seem to be just the ticket for my intended use. It seems to me, though, the L.L. Bean could do better with sizing.
I normally wear a 9 1/2 W shoe. L.L. Bean says to order a size to a size and a half smaller than your normal size. Now why, pray tell, is that necessary? L. L. Bean makes these shoes - has been for years. Shouldn't they be able to properly size their shoes? Apparently not. So... following directions I ordered a size down, which, since half sizes are not available (please L. L. Bean, make half sizes) brought me to a size 8 W. Scary. I haven't worn a size 8 since I was in grade school (WELL past grade school now). Well - as it turns out, the size 8 I got was probably the best size to have ordered. But - they are a bit to short and a bit too narrow. And being rubber, they won't wear larger as I use them. A size 9 W probably have been too long and no better in the width department. Life would be much easier with correct show sizing here.
October 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TongueinCheek Tongue in Cheek!!!!!!!
These are excellent quality shoes. I would make one suggestion:
place some type of retention means for holding the tongue in place when you slip your foot into the shoe. The tongue slips down in the shoe and I have to pull it out each time I put the shoe on. A small suggestion, but it can make a big difference. Thanks
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldHootOwl Typical LL Bean Quality
I have owned Bean boots for many years. I got the gumshoes to replace a pair of mocs a large puppy used for a chew toy. Fortunately I learned to order Bean boot products in one to one and a half sizes smaller than regular shoe size. I have not worn the gunshoes very much at this time, but the fit is good and build quality what I have come to expect from LL Bean products.
October 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by contentedfeet Classic style for wet weather
Since college, the duck shoe has been a necessity for rainy days. Don't avoid the puddles with these waterproof shoes (as long as you don't step into a small pond). LL Bean's quality make these the one and only you will need.
October 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by EarnestFan Gumshoe Needs a Wider Heel
I like the gumshoe very much, except for the narrow heel. In my size 8 shoe the heel is only 2.5 inches wide. Typically, the heel in my other shoes is at least 3.25 in wide. The problem with this narrow heel is that it makes easy to turn an ankle when walking on on uneven ground. The problem may be worsened by the relatively high heel height (5/8 in). I believe a wider heel would be a substantive improvement.
October 12, 2015