Rated 5 out of 5
by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by iamamumau better for me than 100th anniversary boots
These boots are great! I will say though, I originally bought the taller 100th anniversary boots because I wanted the tallest boot I could get. Those boots were very difficult to get on my foot. I don't know if I have wider calves then intended, as other reviewers have noticed, or whether the leather just needed to soften up. I sent them back and ordered these instead, and they went on my foot much easier, I was able to lace them all the way up!
I wear them with thick socks, and I ordered a smaller size than I usually wear. The fit is good, but they do run large as other reviewers have noted! I wore them on a 3.5 mi. trek uphill in snow and slush. My feet stayed warm and dry the whole time. Overall, excellent boot which I expect to have for years to come!
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by straighteight More than I hoped for!
I hung up my camp apron to join the hunt this year.
I was looking for a boot that is:
2. light with flexible sole
4. taller than ankle high
It's hard to find a good boot for women. This boot met all my expectations and more!
No break in period needed. My feet stay comfortable and dry, wearing wool hiking socks, in 80 degree dry to 40 degree wet conditions . 2-10 miles per day. Provide ample traction on wet, mixed vegitation and moderate terrain. Love the 10" boot- can't tell when/if my pantlegs get wet and peace of mind re: rattlesnakes. I can feel the ground as I stalk without feet getting sore/bruised.
Only minor fitting issue: a little too roomy around the ankle. I'm not hiking aggressively or on steep/rocky terrain. No performance issues- just looks odd/bulky around the ankle.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by cakeandsprinkles The only boots I need!
I had my eye on the Bean boots for a while; however, I wanted something with more height and a different color that could get dirty. The Maine Hunting Shoe is the answer!
I wanted these boots to wear in Northern California: mud, rain & dirt would be the extent of their use. I wear a size 8 and purchased a size 7; perfect fit. I wore them with thin/medium socks and feel my foot moving around a bit; thicker socks would be better. After about 6 hours of wear, my feet felt fine and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Can't wait to break them in!
July 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mellowhello Super comfy, warm, and durable
I ordered these after going through a few too many rainy days at college that ended in soaked jeans and clammy feet. Since they arrived, I've already been through a severe thunderstorm with them and I love them. My feet were cozy and dry the whole time I wore them, even after I ran home during a tornado warning. The only thing I don't like about them is that I have to unlace them partway to comfortably get my feet out, but that's only a minor issue. They're still very comfortable, and though I haven't gotten the chance to wear them out in the woods yet, I'm sure they'll be great in that setting as well.
I'd definitely recommend them to anyone I know who is in need of some durable, water-resistant shoes.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by msprissyboots Great boots
Love these boots. The leather is definitely soft, but for the first couple of days, the boots creased right at my ankle and rubbed a bit. They quickly softened up though, and are now perfect and super comfortable. I normally wear a size 8.5 shoe and ordered the 7. I like to wear fairly thick wool socks in the winter, and the size 7 feels great- plenty of room for my feet whether I'm wearing thin or thicker socks. Very warm and comfortable in rain, slush, and snowy weather. I wear them all the time!
March 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Huntinggal Excellent in all respects.
This is my second pair of Maine Hunting Shoes. I had my first pair for 35+ years. I could have had them re-soled, but I wanted the dark brown color instead of the old tan ones. When the water is pure and sweet, you go back to the same well!
March 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PAridgerunner My new Bean boots
I retired my 40 yaer old bean boots and bought new ones. They fit exceptionally well and are super comfortable with little break-in. The leather tops appear to be superior to the old with a pebble grain, water repellent appearance. The gusset is contoured and dosen't want to wrinkle! I can hardly wait to get outdoors with them!
February 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by tennislvr Just for rain boots
I live in Southern California. I received these boots last March after they were back ordered so I didn't get a chance to use them until the following winter. I purchased them primarily for snowshoeing because most of the reviews said they would keep you warm & dry. Well they did keep me dry but definitely not warm. I have since used them two times in the San Jacinto mtns for snowshoeing in no less than 30 degree temps. I wore the llbean rag wool socks & my feet were instantly cold so I added some cotton socks & it helped a bit. The second use I bought the lambs wool inserts & used those along with the wool socks & my toes were still pretty cold. This really limited the amount of time I could stay outside. I had to actually go up to the lodge & take the boots off to warm my feet near a heater. I am very disappointed and hope I can still return them. If all I needed them for was rain, they would otherwise be fine however it doesn't rain here that often for me to need this type rugged boot.
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by clothespen Wm's 10" hunting boot
Love this boot! Great fit and traction. Just wore these on a skiing trip to Vermont! Very comfortable
February 22, 2013