Rated 5 out of 5 by PastorB No Break-in - Awesome boot - Request hook laces
These are my first pair of L.L. Bean boots, and I love them. Having worn them for only a few days, I must comment on the lack of break in time that most boots require. These boots are soft and feel like a moccasin for sure. But they are not flimsy. Sturdy construction. But soft leather and rubber bottoms cause them to be ready to wear with no stiff leather to break in.
I wanted the hunting boot for two reasons.
1) It is the first boot design.
2) I wanted the steel shank for support.
Even though these boots have a steel shank, it is hardly noticeable, yet I do sense a bit of firm support in the sole.
I also requested the hook laces as I read about the option in a previous customer review. For $1.50 L.L. Bean will substitute speed lace hooks for the traditional eyelets. Well worth it.
I wish L.L. Bean would make the hook speed lace option more noticeable. If not for the customer comments, I would not have known this was an option.
Overall, a great boot. Soft. REAL QUALITY. These boots are made by craftsmen and clearly not from an overseas small budget manufacturer. I look forward to this first pair to be my last as I can see the quality of the make lasting a lifetime.
November 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by swayor love m right away
use the size recommendation.
great fit with an 8. I usually wear a 9.
Perfect for hiking and hunting.
Wish I bought these 20 years ago.
November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Healthvet Love these
I wear them all winter. Deer hunting and working outdoors. Non insulated, because that's what Leon would have worn. Get your man card reissued and pick up a pair. You can feel a branch beneath your foot, really like moccasins.
November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joefroggy HUNTING SHOE
I've had the shoes for a few weeks now and find them to be comfortable. The shoes appear to be well made and seem to provide good traction on a variety of surfaces. I'm planning on wearing these shoes on a hunting trip to South Africa in 2016.
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chase139 Waterproof
They are well made. They do fit a little wider than a normal EE width. With the LL Bean boot sock they are very comfortable.
November 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by AnotherCruiser decent boot
A decent boot, very comfortable (with good wool socks) like a moccasin. They lasted two years, >1,000 miles through mud and wet, steep, rocky New England woods before the stitching gave out. The soles are worn smooth, but the leather and rubber uppers are still sound. I bought a new pair and will restich the old ones for backup.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZakirS Worth every cent.
These boots are not only very attractive but the quality of the construction is beyond what I could've imagined.
MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE SIZING GUIDE
I am normally a size 10 but sized down to a 9 and I still have plenty of room even for some heavy wool socks. Unless you plan on wearing heavy-duty sub-zero weather socks, size down!
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Magnaman Best stalking, still hunting boot I have found
I like creeping through the woods hunting for deer, hogs etc. I find these boots incredibly comfortable and waterproof. The customer service was simply the best. A+ experience.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteveTheFolkie 44 years of LLB Boots
I received my first pair of "Bean Boots" for my twelfth birthday and have never been without a pair.
The last pair I bought were given to my son last March (he needed a pair of winter boots) so the ones I ordered were "replacements".
Beans used to rebuild (re-sole) the boots but I don't see that service offered any longer, which would be my only negative regarding their products.
November 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Imma11 Some of the better ones...
I've owned a pair of LL Bean boots for over 40 years...In the NW here its one of the most effective boots to wear during the fall/ winter season i the outdoors not just for hunting. Feet stay dry and warm not "wet" as some of the "other" major brands or wearing a pair of rubber boots that don't conform or allow ones feet to move and "feel" the ground you're on.
October 30, 2015