Rated 5 out of 5 by DrMurphy Beautiful boots
Love the sturdy construction, comfort, and look of these boots. Eventually I plan to buy a similar pair with the shearling lining for when it's really cold here in Vermont, but these are great for wearing in less severe weather, and even when it's somewhat warm, but rainy. I feel these are little more versatile since they do not have the contrast stitching, giving them a very clean look. I usually wear a size 10 but in these boots a size 8 fits, so make sure you order yours accordingly.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MROIII Great Buy!
they appear to run about a size small
I usually wear a size 13 shoe, I got the boots in size 12 and they are perfect.
Quality is superb. now I just have to wait until winter to wear them.
Buy the boots early in the season, they sell out quickly!
June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MNRover BWCA Ready
My review of length and fit are per the LL Bean suggestions - one size larger and thicker sock. I called Customer Service to verify just in case. They fit perfectly right out of the box!
June 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5
by mainerover I really want to love these.....
This is the third pair I've had in the last few years. The reason is the seam between the uppers and rubbers keeps coming apart. Unfortunately I need to exchange them for another set again - though I rather wear them until they wore out, but that is not an option since they don't even last 1 year.
June 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tbuster L.L. Bean Maine Hunting Shoes and Bean Boots.
I have been wearing these boots for 55 yrs. and currently have 14 pairs in all configurations and heights of uppers. They are the best there is for comfort and waterproofing. The insulated versions are great in cold, snowy and harsh conditions. I wear them year around for every day foot wear and the only boot in my opinion for hunting and other outdoor activities. Pay close attention to the size guide when ordering and apply L.L. Bean boot guard when needed. Try a pair you will not be disappointed.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkipperZ Great Boots for Reasonable
I've been looking for some supportive rubber type hunting boots for years now, which seemingly no one makes any longer. So given our upcoming RV trip to Alaska, I decided that it was time for me to find & buy something, almost no matter what the cost would be. And being a long-time fan of most everything LLBean, I went through their rather massive collection of men's boots, more or less settling on their 10" Hunting Shoe/Boot. And no, they probably won't be as waterproof as my former 12" Northerner Rubber Boots were, but if that's about my only option..........In any case, I ordered a pair of 9-wides, as I'm typically a 9 1/2 - 10 wide, which were still a bit on the sloopy side. But upon adding a pair of Superfeet insoles, which I typically add to all of my footwear, the fit was near perfect.
Additionally, I like the look, the support, the fit & finish, and most likely the great durability.
And I especially like the fact that I can get these boots on & off rather easily (although they are definitely not step-ins, like my old rubber boots were), which is very important to me, not having to wrestle with them.
And thanks again, for providing yet another great product.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Soks Comfortable and great fit.
I normally wear size 10. I ordered size 9 and they fit great. Very comfortable and waterproof. I am very satisfied with these boots.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElCazdor Best Boots ever!
I bought these boots back in 2000. They have accompanied me on yearly hunting trips to Texas, Kansas and Illinois. They are extremely comfortable and quiet....exactly what I was looking for. I think I paid $119 at the time. After 15 years they have cost me about $8 per year. That's a deal any way you slice it.
This season I noticed some of the stitching was wearing thin after several hundred miles. I emailed LL Beam Customer Service and they said a restitch would run me $16. They are in the mail as of today. I'll update you in another 15 years.....
January 25, 2016
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