Rated 5 out of 5 by kimbilli5 Go-to shoe from September to April
I LOVE these boots. As soon as fall begins I break them out for the rain, the sleet, the snow, the ice. I have pretty wide feet but I got the regular width and only had a problem with fit once, when I wore the boots with my super thick Smartwool socks, my feet felt a little scrunched in there. I wear my skinny jeans folded up over them, my regular flare-ish jeans, and I've even wore them with taller embellished socks and leggings. The most comfortable ever. They work great for hiking, I wear them all the time around the trails in Kentucky (Land Between the Lakes#. I brought them along on my Colorado camping trip this past fall and wore them everyday except the day we went way up in the mountains #I wore my actual hiking boots then). And with them only being 6 inches tall, they're so easy to slip into, so they sit by my front door to be used every morning to let my dogs out...so basically they're the best for around town, bad weather, dog walking, hiking, camping, pretty much anything!
December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by makinitwithmar Great for wide feet!
I bought these boots last week and they arrived in just over 7 days -- super impressive! (Actually, they arrived just in time for a torrential downpour in the Bay Area, too.) I ordered the 6", Size 8 Wide, which I found to fit PERFECTLY on my pretty wide, size 9 feet. They're very comfortable and kept out 100% of the rain. The foot bed is definitely wide and perfect for my wide feet!
On the flip side, it was kind of a struggle to get my foot through the brown leather part the first few times and, if my feet were any thicker, I don't think the boots would fit. It's gotten easier after a few tries and my hope is that it will get even easier as the leather becomes more worn and pliable. Just thought I should note this because it could be a potential issue for my fellow wide-footed friends!
Great job, LL Bean! Thanks for creating a boot that actually keeps my feet dry!
December 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by happymamma Perfect
So amazing how boots that were in style when I was in high school are exactly what my daughter wants 30 years later! Very sturdy, comfy and stylish (we wear the same size and can share, lucky me!!!)
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cleo1 I should get a commission
These boots were lifesavers in New Zealand. Perfect for the snowy, rainy conditions we encountered. While everyone else was sloshing around in running shoes we were warm and dry in our boots. Great for hiking trails, boat decks and city walking. Had thought we would only need them occasionally on the trip, but wore them almost every day. Surprisingly light and only wore them once or twice briefly for a quick breaking-in and so comfortable even for all day wear. Took someone else's advice and wore the polypropylene liner socks along with the mid-weight hiking socks. Can't tell you how many people, especially New Zealanders, wanted to know where we got our boots. They may be large to pack but we will absolutely bring them to Scotland next summer and for any other trip that involves lots of walking/hiking outdoors. I really like the rain mocs as well, but the higher cut of these boots meant we could handle deep puddles; shallow streams and all day rain. So pleased that these are offered in narrow sizes as I am a AAA. Ordered 1 size smaller than normal and fit perfectly.
December 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kdean The Perfect Boots
This was my first time purchasing anything from L.L. Bean. I was originally going to order a size 8 (my true size), but thank goodness I read the other reviews that said to watch the sizing video, so you don't accidentally order too large of a size. These boots are true to size IF you follow the sizing instructions. I have a wide foot and didn't want to risk the size 7 being too narrow, so I ordered a 7wide. I'm so glad that I did! These boots arrived over a month early and they fit wonderfully. I'm excited to try these out when I go to Northern California, Ohio, and Tennessee this winter.
December 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by HudsonValleyCustomer 6" Women's L.L.Bean Boot Review
I had been looking to replace boots of a similar style and promptly ordered these when I saw them online.
As per the "Fit Tip", I ordered down from my usual 8 1/2 - 9 size and crossed my fingers that the size 8 I ordered would fit. Boots arrived and when I tried them on, was pleased to note that the 8 seemed adequate, even allowing a little "wiggle" room by the toes. Wore them around the house and out to collect the mail, walk dog. As time went by, discovered the material was so stiff, it began rubbing against my ankles. I switched to heavier socks, thinking that would solve issue. No such luck.
So will be sending these back, they are just too stiff and I really don't see them "unstiffening" over time.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alex721 excellent boots, very durable
I decided to write a review about these because I received them as a gift in high school--at least 15 years ago now. Granted, they don't get worn every day, but they have survived 15 winters (about half of those in New England, so lots of snow and ice!). My pair runs a little big, but I assume the idea is you'll be wearing them with thick socks, which is exactly what I do. I only wish they came up a little higher because snow still sometimes finds its way in, no matter how tight I lace them up. For that reason, I just went and bought myself a pair of LL Bean tall wellies :)
November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EMcgovern Classic.
I had been thinking about these boots for ages and finally bought a pair. They are as lovely as I remembered from when I had some years and years ago. Well-made, classic style, perfect for rainy, snowy weather. Follow size guidelines as they run large.
I had some shipping issues because of my strange address and everyone I dealt with at L.L. Bean Customer Service was extremely helpful and friendly. They went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with my order.
October 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sebh Cute, snug, comfy
I bought a size 8 6-inch based on the sizing guide. I'm really a 9-9.5. The boots are very snug. I wore them with a thin running sock on their first outing and walked a couple hours in them. No blisters. Comfy. Think a 9 would have been too big and required thick socks. I also own the Sperry Saltwater boot which fits perfect in a 9.5. I'd say the size 8 Bean is between the Sperry 9-9.5 just to give a basis of size comparison. Bean boot def better constructed. Don't regret this purchase at all. Would have given 5 stars if they came in half sizes.
October 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kelssslove love these boots!
I was extremely worried ordering a 7! I am between an 8 and an 8.5 medium. The 7 medium fit perfect and I can wear regular socks and it fits very comfortably. I'm so excited to wear these out and about!
October 23, 2014