Rated 2 out of 5 by CanadaBeanLover Hmmmm....
I bought these socks just over a year ago and they are a better quality wool and way more durable than the ones I bought myself for Christmas. These socks have holes in the heels already. Very disappointed in my new socks. The wool feels very different as well.
They are nice and warm for the winter we've had though :-)
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OverSixThree Terrific sox
Absolutely the best rag socks on the market...!!!
March 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Schoonahbum Absolute junk!
These socks used to be much better quality. Now they are absolute junk. Both socks had holes in the heel and toe after mere hours of wear. Used to buy these all the time in the 90's, bought a pair a few years ago and noticed the quality had diminished and started buying Wigwam and Smartwool. Received the most recent pair of LL Bean Ragg wool socks as a gift. Buying these is penny-wise and pound foolish. Never again.
March 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jecami Keep your feet warm...and more
These socks are so unbelievably thick. I had difficulty getting my shoes/boots on due to the thickness of the sock. When I did my shoes/boots on, my feet felt terribly crammed into the footwear. I wish I would have purchased the SmartWool socks.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wareagle2306 ORDER A SIZE UP
I'm so glad I got these socks! I have a few pair of longer socks that I normally wear with my Bean Boots, but I finally decided to get some L.L. Bean socks! They are so warm and thick, but what I love most about them is that they are AMAZING in the rain! I've worn them all week in the constant rain and they don't even get damp.
I was worried that they would be too warm for the Alabama weather, and they probably will be as it slowly gets warmer, but they have been perfect so far!
Important to know about the sizing:
I'm a female and wear a size 8.5 in regular shoes, an 8 in Bean Boots and a LARGE in these socks! Technically, I should wear a medium, which the website states is for Women's Sizes 6-10, but after reading the reviews online, I figured I would try the Large. AND I'M SO GLAD I DID. I love LL Bean, I do, but their sizes always give me a headache. "order a size down in boots, but order a size up in socks, etc."
February 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LKathy good socks - maybe
I ordered the "navy multi" socks - actually one pair in navy with gray & cranberry, the other in cranberry with gray and navy. They're nice socks, seem warm and comfy - but they're going back. There are lots of loose yarns in the socks, at every time there's a color change. Some of the yarns are loose on the inside, some stick out noticeably on the outside. They do not seem to be knotted, only loosely woven through the sock itself. I'm sure they will continue to unravel, so back they will go, and I'll order a solid color.
About the size - others mentioned that the 10" socks were much shorter than that. I chose these 12" socks only because the 10" ones weren't available in this color combo, and was afraid they would be too long. They are called 12" socks - I tried them on and measure, they rise barely 10-1/2" from the floor and from my heel, and I would assume that is the way they should be measured.
February 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by craven93 Warm, but itcy!
My feet get really cold in the winter so I decided to try a few different types of the wool socks from LL Bean.These are thick and warm, however, extremely itchy! If pulled up over a base layer or worn over a thin pair of socks I can tolerate them, but not on their own as I intended. I like the hiking socks MUCH better and they aren't ichy at all! I wear a size 13 women's athletic shoe and ordered the XL. They fit great and wash well...just wish they weren't so itchy!
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HobbesEsq Warm
I have problems keeping my feet warm, especially sitting in a cold room. I have tried many types of thermal socks, and these are the warmest that I have used. They are not itchy and they can be washed with regular laundry (some thermal socks have very special laundering restrictions).
February 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Axiom Really Small
My father used to buy socks from L.L. Bean as the sizing was good for people with size 13 to 15 feet. As my feet are also large, I ordered these socks in XL. Unfortunately, they don't even fit a size 11 foot well. I am stuck with two pairs of decent socks that simply don't fit, even though they are the largest size offered.
February 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MommaP very disappointed
When I first found this item in the catalog, I was very excited to see 100 percent wool rag socks. But I am very disappointed. The extra large men's socks did not fit my husband's size 12 and a half feet. And the pairs that I received as a gift, both were flawed. After a few times of washing, one sock developed a knot in the yarn so it felt like there was a small pebble in my shoe whenever I wore the sock. The second pair also has a flaw. Again, I wore them just five times before a hole showed up on the ankle of all places due to poor construction. The socks were very warm, but the quality is awful. Don't buy these.
February 5, 2014