Rated 5 out of 5 by SDBirdie My Favorite Classic Boot
I purchased these Bean Boots last year, and wanted to give them a proper trial before writing a review. I have put these boots through campus walking, numerous pheasant and deer hunts, and all the weather that SD could offer. I have to say, these have been my favorite boots I have ever purchased. I followed the sizing guide, so I sized down to a 7 as I usually wear an 8. It took no time at all to break them in (I wore them around campus with thick wool socks) and they just got more comfortable over time. I knew these were great boots when I wore them all day on opening day of pheasant season, through corn stalks, sloughs, and heavy brush and they felt amazing!
I only have two downsides to share. The back stitching is beginning to fray a bit (which doesn't bother me too much) and with our strong SD winds, if you're not wearing wool socks your feet will get chilly! I noticed when I wore regular socks on a blustery day I could feel the wind in the shoe.
I would recommend these boots to anyone who wants a timeless pair of comfortable boots.
September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lester403 Sizing is what they say!!
I read the guidelines that you should order 1 size down. I read the reviews that you should order 1 size down. I am a consistent Women's 9. I thought I would be clever and risk it and order the 9. I live in Calgary and thought to myself I'll just wear thick wool socks and put fleece liners in and I'll be good to go. Nope!! They really are 1 size too big!! So I'll be getting the size 8 :-) And as for a comparison, in terms of height of the boot these 6" ones are exactly the same height as my Blundstones. Looking forward to getting the 8s, but now they are backordered - darn!!
One question to LL Bean - why don't you just size them differently if you know they are one size larger, just a thought!
September 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizintheF0rest Awesome Boots!
Very pleased to have bought these boots!! The leather is so soft!! I'm glad I purchased the heavyweight Bean's Boot socks to wear with them as recommended. I'm wearing these boots with skinny jeans and they look so amazing and feel great. Thank you Kathy and the boot team in Brunswick!!
September 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pir8grl Follow the Fit Guide
I have hard to fit feet and I don't usually follow fit guides because they don't fit me. BUT the Bean Boot guide is true. I normally wear a size 10 wide if I can find it and I ordered a size 9 wide with little hope that it would actually fit. I got them yesterday and they're perfect. Still a little big with lightweight socks but a perfect fit with heavy weight socks. I'm only giving a 4 because I haven't worn them out yet but I'm sure they will be great.
September 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Moggy Disappointment
I have bought 2 pair of these boots and they are very comfortable. Unfortunately they don't last very long. Although they have 3 row of stitching, they fell apart on me in no time. I finally ordered another pair and they were put on back order for so long that i finally cancelled the order. Too bad, I thought found the boot of my dreams.
August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jenfred Great fit! sturdy shoe!!
ordering a size and a half down had me very nervous but the sizing was correct! I wear an 8 1/2 and i ordered a 7.....fits perfectly and is a very well made shoe
August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nikiesha Excellent purchase
When ordering these boots I was very hesitant at first due to the mixed customer reviews for sizing. As I continued reading the reviews I noticed a lot of people said to order a whole size down. When I saw that these boots only ran in whole sizes, I figured because I wear an 8 1/2 In women I should be good to go with ordering a 8 W because my feet are slightly wider than an average woman foot may be. I knew that ordering the 7 W may b to snug and to my surprise ordering the 8 W was a success because it fits me wonderfully with great wiggle room to spare. I like the fact that when it's freezing in New York I can wear thick socks and still get a great and comfortable fit with these awesome boots. Please purchase and you won't be disappointed.
August 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KentuckyGirl20 Perfect Boots!
I'm so excited to wear my LL bean boot! I can't wait to wear them in the fall and winter. I'm in college and these are perfect for any college girl anywhere! I would recommend these for any parent looking to buy their children a Christmas present! Make sure you follow the shoe guide! I usually wear a 7 in boots and tennis shoes and went down a size to a 6. They fit perfect!!
August 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KimmiShops Classic, Preppy, & Perfect
I love love love my new 6" Bean boots! Made the decision to purchase them in the middle of the summer because they are always on a super long back-order fall through the spring. Sizing suggestion hit them right on- order your regular size if you plan on wearing them with a thick/heavy-weight sock. Order a size down if you plan on wearing with a light/mid-weight sock. I ordered both a 6 and 7 just to make sure I got the right fit. Won't be wearing them to much with the heavy sock because I have Bar Harbor boots for that, so I kept the 6 and they are perfect with the light/mid-weight sock! Return was super easy since I have an LL Bean store at my local mall!
August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasBirdwatcher SO WORTH THE WAIT AND PRICE! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I return about 95% of all items I order online from any business, not because I want to, but because something was wrong with size, color etc, and so I had my doubts about ordering the boots, and especially when the size recommendation was to order one size smaller than normal, which I have as an adult always worn an 8M. But I ordered the 7 as recommended. It took 4 months for them to arrive, but
OH MY GOSH! I absolutely LOVE them.
The first time I tried them on, the instep seemed a little tight, almost like it was a struggle to get the boot on, but it was easy to get off. The next day I tried them on again, and they went right on. I love the way they fit.
I can't imagine how I lived without them, and now I'm looking to order other boots from LL Bean, as I am a TRUE believer in their boots and sizing.
May 1, 2015