Rated 5 out of 5 by Ihaveanickname Perfect
I've had 8" boots for years. Needed something for lesser amounts of snow, slush, rain. These are perfect. Found them in Yonkers store as not in stock online. Can't figure out that one. Someone underestimated demand. Anyway, fit is large so when it says order size down, order size down. I normally wear 9.5D or medium width. Tried on an 8 and a 9. Probably could have worn 8 with a thin sock but don't wear thin socks. Generally wear a medium weight merino wool hiking sock. Gumshoe fit well with that sock with enough room to move up to a heavyweight on really cold days. Wore them around the house all day and they are "broken in". In-store sales folks are first rate. Not the most attractive shoe in the world but warm, dry feet are all I want. Getting too old to care about what looks good.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by elephanthead bean boots/shoes
I called a local LL Bean store to find these shoes and they recommended i take a size smaller because they tend to be somewhat built larger than other shoes/boots. I shouild have took her advice/suggestion as they border on being too big ( I've had problems with other brands being too small @ my size). I have not worn them yet so I may go to the store to try one size smaller to see if it's a better fit. I can wear these with heavier socks though. hope this helps someone.
December 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by badbean online lacked
salespeople at store knew shoes ran large but online omitted this info. went to store to return which worked well because you could try on shoes for proper fit and i bought a different style shoe at the store. process cost me gas, lost my 10% discount and paid an increased tax rate. great guarantee from bean but otherwise not that great. will shop local in the future.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blward Love My New Shoes
My L.L. Bean Boots are fantastic. I bought them for a couple reasons. I drive school bus. Our yard is always wet and my feet get cold. My new boots keep me warm and dry. I also got a little bonus. These things stick to slippery surfaces. I find I am more confident of not slipping on the ice. I also have a 6" boot on order. I can hardly wait. Bring on the snow. L.L. Bean and I are ready. Thanks L.L. Bean.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cyberdude Awesome Boot!
Hey Listen, I've had my Bean Boots, yes the same original pair, for over 35 years! Got 'em in high school and still wear them and love them. Now I want to buy my 2 sons their own pair because they're always borrowing mine!
Great Boot, American Made with Pride, ya'll from South Georgia
November 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClevelandBob You really have to go down a size
When LL Bean says these are "generously" sized, they are absolutely correct. Everything I wear is an 11 wide and in some cases 11.5 if I can get it. I ordered an 11 wide in this gumshoe thinsulate and it is gargantuan. I immediately tried to not only exchange for a 10, but a 10 medium. All gone. I was told they make these "to sell out" and indeed they are sold out. Bummer. I love the shoe. Had to send it back for a refund.
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DRBReviews Gumshoe Review
I love these gumshoes. I bought them to wear to and from work so that I wouldn't get my dress shoes wet and salt stained when I had to slog through the snow to clean off my car. However I find that I wear them a lot more than I thought I would in the inclement weather in Michigan. They are easy to get on and off. The fit is a bit on the large size. I wear a 9.5 shoe and find that size 9 gumshoes are just fine. The width is loose enough to wear two pair of socks when I need to but still snug enough with one pair of socks. I would recommend these shoes to anyone. I wish I had bought some years ago.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4greatshoes 4 great boots
This pair of boots is my first L.L. Bean product. They will not be my last. Just wore them to clean 5" of snow off my driveway. Great grip, no slip, superb quality and they fit great. Bought one size down and they worked fantastic. I'll be back....
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RISeabee warm, waterproof and ready for the weather
Great shoe. I like the traction of the shoe and I feel sure footed when walking.
November 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris15 Excellent Quality
Shipped weeks before 'promised', and came with a had note on who made them. Excellent product.
November 12, 2014