Rated 5 out of 5áby woodsylady Worth waiting for.
Took over 2 months to get them but the snow is still here. Light weight and comfortable. I normally wear a 9 but got the 8 as was recommended and they are perfect.
March 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Taaaaaaaaaaaa boots
It took a little while to get them, but it was worth it. I have a hard time getting shoes to fit right but these did.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby CvSC Exactly What I Hoped For
I ordered these boots back in early January and, due to backordering, they didn't get to me until the last week of February. Though that process was a headache, I couldn't be happier with the boots themselves. Having been through a rough winter in the Northeast, I was looking for a pair of boots that would offer good traction in slippery conditions, warmth in 0-32 degree weather, dryness in slush or rain, and comfort. These boots have risen to the occasion in each and every way. They were not even difficult to break in, loosening up within the first 3 wears. I love the height and can wear them in deep snow or through nasty New York City slush puddles with no issue.
These boots - like all of the Bean boots lately - are backordered like crazy. If you choose to purchase them, expect a long wait time. I highly recommend communicating with their customer service representatives over the phone and NOT through the site's online chat resource, which I found did not meet L.L. Bean's usually excellent customer service standards.
In terms of sizing, I wear a size 7.5 in most shoe types, although I sometimes wear a 7 or an 8. I went with the size 7's in these boots, and am very happy with the fit.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby KodakIzzie fantastic boot
I just got these boots and they're really great. I ordered one full size down and they fit perfectly. The soles are extremely comfortable, it's like walking around in sneakers! They're just a really classic, really well made boot. Highly Recommended!
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Shopper1200 Love my new boots
They felt great straight out of the box. I keep them loose and that seems to feel better than lacing them like I would normally lace a boot.
Thank you to the other reviewers who recommended that I order a size down. I normally wear a size 9 and I ordered an 8 and they fit perfectly (as long as I wear think socks). They're a bit loose if I wear regular socks.
They've work great for me in the 30 - 50 degree wet weather we've had here in Texas since I received them, but I can't speak to how warm they would keep you at much below that. My feet do sweat a bit (something to be expected, I suppose, since the boots don't breathe, being rubber) and I could see how that would make for a cold clammy foot in colder weather. I think I would definitely order the lined version in that case. I still might order the sole liner I've heard other reviewers talk about, that way I could wear a thinner sock and have some more insulation on the bottom of my foot.
Also, I like that they don't make my feet look big. Winter boots tend to make my feet look rather large.
All in all, I'm very pleased that I sprang for them. Bonus is that they are actually made in the US by a company that I believe in and feel good supporting.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
áby Thpeaky No break in time
I have a red: yes, RED pair of 8" boots. I work in home health and this has been the worst winter in many years. I have had great troubles with wet, cold feet. I shopped every place around my area with no satisfactory boots so....I ordered my Bean boots and have had them for 2 weeks. Usually I can't wear any shoe everday but these have been comfortable from the git go. When the weather turned particularly cold I wore bamboo low socks underneath my boot socks and nooooo problems! What a great product! I have already recommended to several other therapy co workers. Scott made my boots: thank you Scott!!
January 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby patoma great!
Great boots, the only thing is I wish i would've gotten the ones with lining. but they keep my feet warm enough and are super comfortable and fit great
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Utopiapam Great boots
I ordered one size smaller as suggested, the fit is perfect. Wore my boots all day after receiving them. Very comfortable right out of the box!
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Mcnecie Best boot ever!
Have been looking for a waterproof boot and have had my eye on several Bean boots. After much deliberation I decided on this pair and I have not regretted my decision. I live in a warm, humid climate with few frigid days and decided these would fit the bill. They are so darned comfortable. I received them on a Tuesday and departed for NYC the very next day, boots packed! I wore them all over the city....brand spanking new, absolutely no break in time and was very pleased and most importantly, very comfortable. I highly recommend! I did as instructed and ordered a size down......perfect fit! I will be ordering a pair of the fleece insoles for a little additional warmth......I have a very high instep and it is difficult to wear thick socks with ANY type boot. Thank you LL Bean! You have yet another devoted customer!
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
áby jeancamp Functionally Classic, Aesthetically Beautiful
This is a beautiful boot! Sturdy, and will require some breaking-in, but well made, with a nice profile. I wear thick SmartWool socks and the boots fit fine, almost like a clog. Can't wait for winter weather here!
December 7, 2013