Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonHeather Even better than I'd expected
After reading reviews online about sizing, I decided to try these on in-store, as I was skeptical about the size advice online. But it was right - I typically wear an 8 and went down to a 7. My feet fit very comfortably in a 7 with a pair of thinner weight wool socks, and a decent amount of room in the width and toe box for a thicker pair, also.
I had heard that these boots may be stiff until broken in, or difficult to get on, but I didn't find that to be the case at all. My feet slid in easily, and the leather upper was surprisingly soft. I still plan to wear some thicker, over the ankle socks while I break these in to prevent chafing from the seams, but overall I was really pleased with their comfort out-of-the-box.
I was also surprised by their weight. I'd heard these are very heavy and "clompy," enough so that I had considered buying a similar looking boot from another brand. Ultimately, though, I wanted the workmanship and durability of LL Bean, and these are manufactured near where I grew up, so I gave them a shot. And maybe the versions with the taller uppers are heavy, but these six inchers felt lightweight and easy for walking.
My only wish is for a secondary pair of longer laces, as these are a bit short for my taste.
Overall, I'm so pleased. These classics are exceeding my expectations!
September 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by cajemian Worth the wait
I waited, no lie, 6 months for these boots. ABSOLUTELY worth it. They are perfect for that mid-season weather and even some snow!
June 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by happync Perfect Fit 6" women's Bean boots
I have been shopping with LL Bean over 30 years. After 22 years came back for another pair of 6" bean boots. We tried the 9 wide- a little too big then we exchanged for the 8 wide. Fit is perfect. The previous pair were size 8 regular and I can still wear them but they were getting too tight on my left foot. Problem solved with the new boots. As is the case with all LL Bean products the boots were very well made.- a special thank you to Rana who made my boots. A satisfied Bean gal in North Carolina.
PS Thanks too to your customer service department for their assistance on this purchase.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KansanGal Great boots after size issue
I faithfully read reviews and any comments made by the company before ordering because I try to order my correct size so I don't have to return an item. (I must say, however, LLBean makes returns extremely easy). I have always worn a 9 or 9 1/2 and I therefore ordered an 8 planning to wear a fairly lightweight sock. I found the shoe arch was very uncomfortable and not in the right place for my foot. I ordered a 9 and they were immediately comfortable everywhere including the arch. I have walked over 10 miles in them the past week and they are the best. Sorry to add confusion on the sizing issue but if ordering down doesn't feel quite right don't give up.
May 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by WorldTrek Tongue Sewn All The Way Up!
Well I hate to do this but this is kind of a big deal...
These shoes were dropped off about 30 minutes ago and I can't even get a foot in them with no socks on. Even after reading a lot of reviews I seem to have missed the few that mention the tongue is sewn all the way up. This apparently hasn't been an issue for most reviewers but unfortunately it is for me.
Sewing the tongue all the way up isn't really a bad design but if you don't mention the measurement for this opening in the product description then this becomes an issue for buyers who don't have a chance to measure themselves to determine if their feet will make it through this opening.
But since this measurement wasn't included, I now have to alter and possibly ruin a wonderful (and expensive) pair of shoes. I have to cut or de-stitch the tongue.
I am unable to return them and get another type of shoe because I'm headed to Ecuador soon and there's no time.
Wouldn't it be a disaster to make calf length boots and fail to include the calf circumference measurement? Same thing here...
Well at least they felt nice for the part of my foot I was able to get in there. Now if I can only get all of my foot in there.
April 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by diane58 Super!!!! BEST BOOTS on the face of this EARTH!!!!
I now have my 4th pr. of LLB boots! I am comparing this pair to my 8" black ones........
I can't see a 2" difference between the both of them??? My black ones were Much SOFTER leather then these are. It will take some doing to break these in. The brown leather is MUCH stiffer then the black leather ones on that end of it! I got my reg. size 10 w/the black ones as I use them mostly in winter w/heavier socks. So I got this pr., the brown 6" ones, in a FULL SIZE SMALLER then my reg. size shoe. I normally wear a size 10.......so I got these in size 9. I wore them w/a reg. pair of NON heavy socks when I first got them out of the package. They fit FINE!!!! I can wear these for this weather that we're now having........sometimes a bit of snow, and MOST times muck yuck weather w/ALLOT of MUD!!!! I have the muck yuk LLB/s too which I wear around to the stores, walking the dog etc. I got those in size 9 too. So the size 9, a WHOLE size SMALLER then my reg. size shoes, is GREAT if you want these for reg. every day use NOT NEEDING to wear a heavy pr. of socks with!!!!
I did have a bit of a hard time getting my foot into these at first! I KNOW the Stiff leather on these WILL stretch w/time and breaking them in!!!!! When I got my black pr. this didn't happen....most likely b/c they ARE A WHOLE size BIGGER!!!! So for those who can't get their foot in these, as mine Nearly didn't do, this is probably the reason.....you get a WHOLE size down so it makes it harder to get your foot into them! BEWARE!!!! I was Determined to make it happen and did! As I've now worn these for NEARLY 2 days Straight on MANY kinds of surfaces, grass, SOLID concrete for OVER 7 hr., black top, etc. they ARE SUPER comfy!!!! The leather is getting less stiff! I've ALWAYS LOVED my other pairs of LLB boots! I LOVE these as well!!! I deal w/Chronic Nerve pain in my feet, and these do NOT HURT MY FEET AT ALL!!!!
Just give it time to break these in and I KNOW YOU WILL LOVE THEM as MUCH as I DO!!!!!!
April 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by StLouisBeanBooter best boots EVER
I'll make this short and sweet. I wear an 8.5 and have between a regular and wide foot. I ordered the 7 wide and they are absolutely perfect!! They have the perfect amount of arch support and did not make my feet hurt after wearing them for the first time for 10 hours. Just go ahead and order them already; you're welcome.
February 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TNVOLS Comfortable
I just received my boots today and I put them on and they are PERFECT. To your employee Kathy great job! My boots are comfortable to walk in and I so appreciate that these are Made in the USA.
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BMD123 fantastic boots
I've been wearing Bean Boots for about 40 years now. I bought the current pair about 15 years ago and they're still going strong. I ride horses and they are perfect for around the barn. I went on a 120 mile trail ride in Ireland a couple of years ago and wore them the whole way. It rained for at least a little while every single day. I think I was the only one in my group whose feet stayed dry they whole way!
January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gretasmom Perfect boots!!'
I ordered these boots in November & they arrived earlier than anticipated, in January...since I have had them, I have worn them numerous times and I have never had a more comfortable pair of boots in my whole life. Unlike most footwear, these have a very generous foot box, perfect for extra socks. I normally wear a size 8 & that is what I ordered & still had plenty of room. I have highly recommended these to all my friends & family. They have been well worth the wait. It's so nice to see such quality & detail made in the US. Love them!!!'
January 24, 2016