Rated 5 out of 5 by Rescu82 Buying my second pair!
I've been hiking in these since 2003. I LOVE these boots they are comfortable and rugged. Waterproof unless you misjudge the depth of the water and flood your boot. Super sticky on ledge as well. The pair I have is finally worn out but I am buying a new pair and hope to wear them out too!
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeanshopperfan2014 Perfect
First time experience with these boots and I absolutely love them! Wore them to work the day after they arrived and got lots of compliments and questions about where I got them, etc. The quality is AAA+. I don't normally order shoes online, finding the right fit is hard enough in a store, online - forget it. This time, I got lucky. My feet are a standard size 10.5 medium width. 11's are usually too big, and 10's too small. Hard to find 10.5 though, most stores don't carry it and if they do, the choices are minimal. So after reading the reviews stating these had a little room in them, I ordered a 10. The fit is perfect! So, that means these run a half size larger than your common shoe, order a half size down if you don't plan on wearing really thick socks with them, your usual size if you do.
Also, if you want a cushy interior sole, these don't have that, but you can pick up some gel inserts at a local pharmacy and you'll be good to go! The rest of the interior of the shoe is lined in soft fabric. I can't stress enough, the quality of these boots are superb, inside and out. I know they'll last for years to come.
They look so good, I bought a brown leather jacket that perfectly matches them. I'm set! :)
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by archaegirl I will ALWAYS buy these boots
I'm an archaeologist, so I hike for a living in everything from northeastern swamps to the desert. These boots have lasted me nearly two years (unheard of in my field)! They look like they'll take breaking in when you get them, but they were perfect straight off the shelf. I didn't take as good care of the leather early on as I should have, so I'll probably have to buy a new pair soon. And I will buy these same boots. Trying out different boots is not necessary. If I had taken care of the leather the first year I had them, I would probably just need to resole them (due to the sharp rocks / normal wear and tear). I can vouch for the waterproof quality and the connection between the tongue and boot is a life saver in that respect.
In short, I never need to buy a different boot for work or play - these are heaven sent.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by geochick87 Durable and non-slip hiking boots
I have recommended these to friends and others numerous times. They are very comfortable once worn a few times. I always wear a size 8 medium width in regular shoes and these run true to size. Wear thick socks with them.
I am a geologist and hiker/camper, and have worn these on every field trip, day trip, and camping trip since I bought them in Octoger 2012. I wanted a Gore-tex boot and was looking to avoid the obnoxious "sneaker boot" look in addition to a boot that offered ankle support and non-slip on dangerous rock faces. The uppers are scuffed but the the soles are like new. These boots never slip except on deposits like gravel grus or shale chips where footing is bad.
They are heavy but I don't mind because they are solid and secure. My one complaint is that being leather the cloth insides retain moisture, especially if you leave your socks in them during a frozen Sierra night. Always let them "air out." I can't vouch to their waterproof characteristic but as the tongue and boot are one piece so they probably are waterproof.
The boots are beauitful, well-made, comfortable, and give me peace of mind when hiking.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BellaPA I LOVE THESE BOOTS!
These boots are sooo comfortable! I usually wear 7W, had to exchange for the 7 1/2W which is perfect. I am still breaking them in, it's the high ankle part that I'm getting used to. I've had them a few days & have taken lots of dog walks already. They have great traction & are really perfect. I had a gift card & have had my eye on them for awhile. I will enjoy these for many many years!
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 88lmary Finally found a boot that fits!
I have a wide foot and ordered these after returning the bean boots in women's wide as those were too narrow. I usually take a size 11W or 11.5W, ordered these in 11W. These boots fit wonderfully! I wore them for an hour hike through the snow today, and while I wish I had gaters to keep the snow from entering at the ankle, the boots were 100% waterproof and very comfortable. Very happy with my purchase.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CurlyGurl Perfect boots
I was pleasantly surprised by how great these boots are. I was looking for winter boots to walk around the neighborhood in the snow. These fit the bill perfectly! They are warm, have decent arch support, and are wide enough and long enough for my feet. I got the 9 Wide. I usually buy size 9 wide, and these are plenty roomy even for thick wool socks. They accommodate my bunion and don't pinch my feet width-wise. They have quite good traction, although on solid ice, it's still possible to slip, so be careful there.
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MichelleE Still fine after 15+ years of use
I bought these boots (second hand) fifteen years ago. I paid 15 bucks for the back then :) They're still in good condition, a little scuffed on the toes, but they've held up really well. I haven't taken good care of them at all, otherwise they would probably still look like new. I don't usually hike with them unless I know it's going to be a wet or muddy hike but when I do I wear really THICK socks, otherwise they're uncomfortable around the ankles. Mostly I use them for yard work, or wear them when it's snowy or wet. They're still waterproof and they still have the original laces too. The ones I have were made in Italy, though the new ones are probably made in China or some other place.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by msfxit Worth the money
I researched several hiking boots and decided on these. I had $80 in Bean coupons so it made the purchase easier. The boots did not need any breaking-in and they are really waterproof. Extremely comfortable and warm. Very well made. My feet are very happy!
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by theh Versatile and durable hiking boot
I purchased these boots about 12 years ago. I've put them through a tremendous amount of abuse, use them regularly, and haven't made any attempt whatsoever to take care of them. They've survived New England blizzards, torrential downpours in the rainforest, and the steep, insanely muddy landslidey hills of California rainy seasons. They haven't even begun to wear out or fall apart. Even the shoelaces are intact.
These boots are comfortable for all levels of hiking. They keep my feet warm in cold weather, dry in wet weather, and never feel suffocating in hot weather. They stick to the ground and NEVER slip. I hiked up an incredibly steep volcano once in Nicaragua with a group of 10, and was the only one by the end who hadn't slipped on my butt. Of course, I don't have super powers. But I was the only one with killer boots from Bean! I hike through streams with these boots just because I can. They dry off almost instantaneously and your feet don't know the difference. The gor-tex works like magic. I love these boots!
If you hike, these boots are well-worth splurging on because you'll never have to buy another pair of boots. (These words are coming from someone who is a major cheapskate!)
December 3, 2013