Rated 5 out of 5 by BadCaster Should have bought these 35 years ago
Seriously! I should have bought these years ago. Major points:
Made in America
Extremely grippy in snow and ice
Clean up with a simple rinse off
Did I mention made in America?
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gormanclanmember comfortable and dry
This is my first gumshoe thinsulate. It was a perfect fit, although I was unsure when ordering because I usually take a eee or eeee. It has been through snow and rain already and performed very well. However, the laces they came with are much too short to tie a decent knot, let alone a double knot like I prefer. LLBean needs to provide at least a 34" lace instead of the 26" lace.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by i4duckin ecellent quality
Great shoe, made in America. Exactly what I was looking for, not some import knockoff. These shoes are made to last.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gbatch Luv my Bean Gumshoe boots
This is my second pair of insulated Bean Gumshoe boots. The first pair were still fully functional after 5 years, but I wore them so much that the rubber heels began to wear down, so I just got a new pair.
Sizing with these is VERY IMPORTANT. I normally wear a size 12M. In the Bean boots, I wear a size 11M and they are just right with heavy double layered socks on. If you want a comfortable, dry, short boot for winter / bad weather wear, you can't go wrong. I can't think of anything I'd rather wear in Chicago winters.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChamplainCactus Perfect the first time
I already own a pair of Bean's hightop boots, but I wanted something for rainy and slushy weather. These are the perfect answer and fit beautifully, even with the insulation insert and athletic socks. Haven't had a chance to use them yet but, if the hightop boots are any indication, these will be just what I need. And, of course, the traditional LLBean quality and guarantee are standard!
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WildMtnMan Comfortable wearing
Wore these on a recent cold, damp morning. Walked over a mile through the woods and my feet were comfortable, warm, and dry. This was one of the best purchases for footwear that I have made. My older boots rarely stayed tied, but these stayed tied throughout the day.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HowLong Gum Shoes
This is my second pair, the first pair lasted about 30 years and could have kept trucking. Just remember to watch the video on sizing prior to ordering - because it is accurate.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravellinGato Comfortable Footwear, Traditional Bean Quality
My trusty Storm Chasers developed a tear on the upper. LLB staff told be to return the 6 yr old shoes for a refund, But, with a tire patch these comfortable shows will get more service. I needed an intact outdoor shoe, however, for a trip to Alaska. While fit was great on length, the D (medium) width was tighter than expected.I ordered another pair, same size, but E width. and took advantage of LLB's great return policy. The new ones arrived with enough time to get a good tryout before putting them into real use. Even with my custom insole they fit well with light and medium weight socks per LLB's sizing guide. With two months of use, the Gumshoe totally meets my needs for comfortable and durable outdoor footwear. My wife has a 5 year old pair that she wears regularly year around in four seasons, including Alaska and northern Europe. I hope that my new ones wear as well as hers. The Gumshoes are a great value.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GaryK24 Classic LL Bean Quality
Got these to replace worn "Stormchasers" and the quality difference is phenomenal. Silicone rubber base and forefoot is highly flexible and the thinsulate lining really does keep your feet warm on those dewy fall mornings. Love the Made in the USA label and could not be happier with my experience at LL Bean.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Duckdbl Well made
These shoes are the best on ice in the winter. They handle the winter weather very well.
August 14, 2013