Rated 2 out of 5 by orpete Leaky and slippery
These boots are definitely not waterproof. After wearing them for an hour in medium rain I noticed I had wet feet. It turns out they were leaking profusely at the seam where the leather tab that the laces go through meets the rubber.
I may have just ended up with a 'bad' pair (both boots leaked).
The boots were also much more slippery than I had read about. On wet grass and wet concrete proved to be a bit treacherous at times in these boots.
December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanBoot23 Awesome Boots!
Just got my bean boots and they're amazing! Ordered a half size down (9 1/2 --> 9 to wear with thick socks) based on the fit instructions and they were still pretty big... I went and bought heavyweight wool socks and now they fit pretty well, though they are still slightly long. Excellent quality. Overall a great boot that I plan on wearing all the time especially in the rain and snow.
December 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AppSt07 Great for hunting or around town and made in USA
I will try to explain some of the internal debates I had when ordering-
I usually wear a 10 1/2 wide. I was debating between a 9W and 10W which the sizing guidelines say you can get either depending on the socks you wear.
I went with the 9W and they fit great. When I wear them in warmer weather I wear cotton socks and pull the laces real tight.
In the winter I wear a thicker wool sock and just can't tighten the laces as much but they still work great.
I was debating between a 10" and 8" boot.
10" would have been great for hunting but the 8" is a good compromise to wear hunting but is still good to wear to work or casual.
Overall a great boot made in the USA at a fair price.
Got to love it!
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by MoistSlacks I've had them for decades now
As I donned my Bean Boots / duck boots / Maine Hunting Shoes for the first time this autumn, I told my partner about when I bought them, on a seemingly annual pilgrimage to Freeport, ME, in about 1988. We had always been a family who tromps through parks regularly, and I am always glad to know that this pair of boots has lasted me 25 years now. You can't say that about most shoes. I love these things.
October 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RonM42 Men's L.L. Bean Boots
Excellent construction and Made in America. Still have to get them broken in, but look forward many years of dry feet on rainy days.
September 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Batmaaaaaaaan Very comfortable, waterproof, and enjoyable
I have had these for about three weeks, and have worn them pretty constantly. My job has me walking on asphalt all day, and these have been comfortable. I did size one down, but they still seemed a little large, but with two pairs of socks, they were perfect. It has rained, but my feet have stayed dry. One issue is that the heel has worn down more than I expected for three weeks, but I am considering having them resoled if it becomes an issue. I don't know if they were intended for walking on asphalt all day and often bearing more force as I have to push carts up hills.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by msprague15 Comfortable/great fit
Good fit. I use them working outside in the winter or when I officiate in wet/snowy conditions.
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BAnderson Iconic, Practical, Excellent
These boots live up to their reputation. Nothing is as waterproof as a rubber boot, and the rugged leather adds that Mainey touch.
Follow the sizing advice (I'm usually a 13 in sneakers, a 12 in many other boots, but in Bean boots, I'm an 11) and you'll be in great shape.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Linkbelt More of the Same after 30 years.
Got my first pair of these boots, (6 in.), about 30 years ago.
Bean replaced the rubber bottoms after several years. (they finally wore out). I still have these boots and wear them from time to time.
These new 8 in. boots are of the same construction and quality as the ones made 30 years ago.
This time around, I ordered one size smaller than I normally wear.
They fit very well.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by xraygirl1964 Sizing
Loved the boots.. Sizing is described perfectly but hard to know for sure. First pair too large. But ordering and returning was great, very fast.
August 14, 2013