Rated 3 out of 5 by Patrickg Good boots but not much thinsulate
I bought these boots to replace another pair of Bean boots that I had for several years. My old model had thinsulate throughout the boot and were terrific. Based on the website description, I expected these boots to have thinsulate everywhere as well. Unfortunately, that is not the case. When I got the boots, I found that the thinsulate is barely there, only covering the bottom 1 inch or so of the boot...the insulation does not even fully cover the rubber part at the bottom.
The fit was just right and very comfortable and I think the general construction was excellent. My only complaint is that I bought these believing they would be "warm and dry" as the website description says, but seeing the actual amount of insulation was disappointing. Now I'm left with the hassle of returning them.
If you are looking for cold weather boots, these are not the right choice.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larke Great Value
I bought these boots for my son-in-law. He had had a pair for years and years and it was time for a new pair. He says the fit is true to size (he wears a size 12) and they are extremely comfortable. He specifically requested them because he knows the first pair lasted so long!
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ReluctantOutdoorsman Really does run large - believe it!
I usually wear a 12-13, so when I saw the sizing recommended me get an 11 (for regular socks) I was very skeptical, ordering a 12 instead. Well I should have believed them, as the 12 was gigantic - my heel almost came out with every step. Even with heavy socks they were too big. I reluctantly exchanged them for an 11 which fits much better!
The fit is still somewhat narrow around the forefoot and a little loose around the heel, but it fits well enough that as long as I'm not doing any long-term hiking I think they'll be ok.
October 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ruppster Half Sizes Beware!!!
Let me first clarify my recommendation. I'm a big backer of Bean products and regardless of my issue its still a great product. My issue is regarding sizing and fit. I would not recommend these boots to those who normally where half sizes.
LLB recommends purchasing a size below you normal shoe size given the generous fit to accommodate heavy socks so if you normally wear a size 10 you should order a size 9. Unfortunately the boots are only available in whole sizes which is difficult for those of us who normally where half sizes. I'm a size 10.5 and recently ordered a pair of thinsulate bean boots in a size 10. Sure enough, when I tried them on they were too big. I'm not one to wear heavy socks either so I exchanged them for a size 9 at the local LLB store. In the store, the size 9 fit felt acceptable but when I tried them on again at home I found them to be too tight. I was really excited to own a pair but I'm starting to think that it's not in the cards. I'm frustrated with the fit. I can understand the sizing down but it is unrealistic to think that half of customers would feel comfortable going one whole size down while the half dropped one and a half sizes down.
I imagine I will return these too.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by llamagal Super Boots!
Richard loves his boots. He wears them most every day, since we live on a small ranch. From the time he first tried them on, they were very comfortable and well made. They will serve him well in snow this winter. He has trouble finding shoes that fit, and these are perfect. He got the wide and has ample room for heavy socks. He had admired the women's version that I have had for almost 20 years, and they still are going strong. Can't say enough about LL Beans good service and products.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rhodeislanda Boots for my son
These boots are for my son. He was ready for grown up Bean boots. They are excellent quality. They're beautifully made. we went for the merino boot socks as well. I know he will have a nice pair of boots to wear when he helps us shovel!
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLbeanFalllover The BEST and the LAST BOOTS you'll ever buy
You only have to buy these once. They Last a LIFETIME. I have friends who have had their LL Bean Boots for over 15 years and they still work fine. I decided that THIS was the year I would not have SOAKED,COLD FEET and I actually am looking forward to Winter. Not only will they be Waterproof but the Thinsulate will Keep them Warm and Cozy. I highly Recommend the Sheepskin Liner as your feet will be treated to the best AND the most Comfortable boots you can get anywhere even at TWICE the price you will NEVER find better boots than - BAR NONE!!!!!!
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lumps well made boot
this is my second pair, the first pair lasted for about 16 years with no problem. hope this pair last that long.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elba College Campus Ready
Perfect fit! Once again very popular on the college campus and perfect for the winter and fall weather in Michigan. Will last long past the college days, thank goodness!
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by starrr great fit
perfect for winter in lancaster waterproof insulated
August 6, 2014