Rated 5 out of 5 by adhayes84 Sewn In Tongue- Women's 7 Medium
?I prefer to wear my boots when it's 60 degrees or colder with L.L. Bean''s Camp Socks.The Gore-Tex and sewn-in tongue keeps my feet dry in the rain/snow. The tongue of the boots is attached or sewn-in so that the rain/snow won't get inside the boots. I un-tie the first two top lace holes so that I can place my foot in the boot. I re-tie them once I have the boots on. The Thinsulate lining keep my feet warm when it's cold. I used L.L. Bean's "Boot Guard" before my first wearing to keep the leather part of the boots from getting that "aged, cracked" look that rain/snow will cause over time. You can use a special treatment spray to keep the rubber part of the boots looking pristine or new. The boots are comfortable, but they do have slight weight that may not be good for a lot of walking. I normally wear a 7.5 Medium in boots. I got these in a 7 Medium. They have room for thick socks. You can adjust the fit by tightening the laces. Overall, I am pleased because I had been wanting these for years and I finally bought them online during the summer because you get them much faster because they are basically backordered during the colder months.
November 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pottstownian Worth the wait
I ordered these mostly because the original ones were on backorder until February. Then I found out that the normal width in these were also on backorder so I took a chance and ordered the narrow because the backorder wait was only 3 weeks. I have lanky feet in general but have never worn a narrow fit. When I received these I was more than pleased to find that the narrow fit didn't suffocate my feet and toes. They felt a bit snug but after wearing them around for a day they loosened right up. I even wore them with medium weight socks. I wear shoes between 8-9 and took another gamble by ordering an 8. They were perfect. I also didn't find the attached tongue of the boot to hinder getting my foot in and out either. The tongue was a bit stiff at first and rubbed my leg but after wearing them for a little bit the tongue seemed to wear in a bit and no longer bothered me. I glad I ordered these ones because they have the Gore-Tex water resistant leather, unlike the original, and the thinsulate lining. Overall, I am very happy I took the gamble on the smaller size and narrow fit. I'm glad the backorder on the originals led me to buy these with the thinsulate lining and Gore-Tex. Definitely worth the money!!
November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AshleySouthCarolina Comfortable and great fit!
I ordered my first pair of bean boots (8" Gor-Tex Thinsulate) back in Sept. and they were on back order till November 22. I actually got them early and rcvd them on October 27th which was a a nice surprise! After reading through some of the reviews and even consulting with one of the representative through LLBean's chat I decided to go with the size 7 in Medium Width. I was a little hesitant because I can wear anything from a size 7 1/2 in heels/flats to a size 8-9 in tennis shoes (depending on the brand). When talking to the representative I let him know that I would mainly be wearing thin socks with mine, seeing as that I live in South Carolina and winter's aren't to harsh here. After trying them on and wearing them around I am very pleased with the size 7's I ordered! My foot doesn't feel cramped and if I were to wear thicker socks it'll still feel comfortable. The Medium width is really comfortable but if you have a super narrow foot I would probably recommend the narrow width. I think I have a "normal" width foot which is why I went with the Medium. My recommendation is that if you're not sure which size you should order then chat with one the representatives and they'll answer any questions/concerns you have.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beezerg Perfect!
Great boots! They are a little stiff right out of the box, but that is to be expected. My foot is somewhat narrow, so I chose the AA in my normal 6 shoe size. The fit is perfect! I've worn them about five times now, and they become more comfortable with each wear.
November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tidymaze Great boots, worth the price
These are the last winter boots you will ever need to buy. They are everything they claim to be. Living with them for about a year now, there are a few very minor distractions.
The fit does run narrow. I tried them on in a store, and by the fit guide, I should have gotten a 9. I got the 10 because the 9 was too narrow to be comfortable. The 10 fits great, albeit a bit long.
The lining also leaves something to be desired, as it's a bit rough. I thought that I could wear them without socks (they are *super* warm), but the fabric is scratchy and tends to pill.
November 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ceci804 Love my new boots
I usually wear a size 8.5 ordered an 8 and while they are just a tiny bit long they feel perfect
I'm very happy with my purchase
November 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by wdr1977 Perfect! Wonderful! Why no 10" in women's?
I bought myself a pair of Bean boots last winter and my feet were never drier or more comfortable in the winter. I decided to get a pair for my wife before the next winter. I ordered them and they came just when expected.
My only gripe is that I couldn't buy 10". Why not?
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by JulieAnne1997 My New Favorite Shoes
These are soo comfortable! I'm so happy I splurged this year and finally invested in the gore-tex bean boots! I have been wearing these through the fall in all sorts of weather and they have kept my feet warm and dry. I cannot yet speak for snow and much colder temperatures, but I'm sure these will be great!
Just a note for sizing, I usually wear a 7.5-8 in shoes and I purchased a size 7 in these and i can wear them with thin and thick socks very comfortably! highly recommend if you are looking for a cute and comfy pair of fall/ winter boots!
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by msJess Nice purchase and super service.
Really nice boots. Recommended by a friend and went to the store to try it out. I am normally 7.5 wide and ended up buying 8 normal. A bit too large in terms of length. So I tried to order a 7 wide online. Waited for a month and the wide version fits perfectly with thick socks. Returned the 8 one hassle free. And just wait for the real winter to test it out.
Def try it out at the store if possible.
November 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MusicMamaRob Not the fit or quality I was hoping for
I ordered a 10 Wide. The length was fine but the width was far too snug. And the left shoe's insole was warped. I owned a pair of these for more than 20 years (I think that's how long I've had them) and it was finally time get a new pair. But these just don't seem as good. I'm returning them. I ordered the Wildcat Boots at the same time, and they fit beautifully (despite being a medium width).
November 3, 2015