Rated 5 out of 5 by ForestryRach Just in time for my trip!
I am so happy my boots arrived in time for my honeymoon to Norway. I wore them around today to break them in a bit, and they are wonderful. They fully live up to the hype! I followed the fit advice and ordered a 6 (I usually wear a 7) and the fit is perfect. I can wear thick socks and include orthotic insoles without any problem. These boots are clearly made of such high-quality materials, and I'm satisfied to know they're made in the US under fair labor conditions. I can't wait to hike around the fjords in them!
May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NEHikergal Worth the wait and every penny!
I ordered these boots in January and they just arrived. They are everything I hoped for and are great quality. I ordered a size down and they are the perfect fit. Thanks LL Bean!
May 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Seattlejanie Good except tongue bunches up
I am hoping with time the top of the boot gets softer & the tongue will lay flat. Right now it is very stiff and bunches up badly at my ankle & top of foot. Also, kind of a trick to put on. I can bend my ankles / feet quite well after a lifetime of ballet dance. Getting my foot down into the boot was a real trick even so for the first few times I put them on. Need a boot jack to pull them off - have to pull so hard it marked the heel & often pulls one sock off completely.
Maybe I should have stuck with my regular size - I wear from an 8 - 8 1/2 and ordered down to a 7. Maybe that is the problem. In any case even with the stiff tongue it feels fine, can wear thick socks with it although I only have about 1/3 of an inch space at my toe. It does not feel like it will need breaking in to wear comfortably - once my foot is in the boot it feels fine. There is good arch support. If I order another pair I will know to stick with my regular size - I'd rather have some more room at the toe.
The boots are cute. I think they will be lots more comfortable than my rain boots. I'm just going to hope they soften up over time because I waited 5 months for these - don't want to start over again & not even know how the next pair would fit.
May 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by asd123 Help
I just got my pair of boots today and tried them on and the tongue won't lay flat and it uncomfortably bunches up when I tie the shoe. I'm wondering if any one else had this issue and if it helped to buy a narrow fit? Or did it just get more narrow in the foot rather than at the top as well? I ordered a 6 medium and it fits fine in the foot just the top is too wide. I don't want to send back the pair I have to get the narrow size and it not be any better or perhaps fit even worse so any help would be appreciated.
May 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5
by Gmend Quite snug
I just received my boots which were backordered since January of this year. Like most, I ordered one size down from my regular size 9. Although, up to the last minute I had my apprehensions. So today, when my boots finally arrived and opened the box, I was a bit surprised to see them smaller than I anticipated and somewhat narrow. My order was for a size 8, Medium B. As I ordered other LLBean shoes in this width. Without socks, it was easier to slip my foot inside the boots. But with socks, it was very hard to do so. In fact, I was only wearing regular socks since the temps here in Toronto had gone up to almost summer conditions. Already, the fits was quite snug so that for sure, thicker socks would never do. I understood after reading countless reviews that the tongue was sewed to the boots, I wonder if its only mine, but the tongues wouldn't lie flat and they seem to bunch in the middle. Is it because the boots are new? And also I know they are hand made. I have nothing to compare them with as this was my first time to order this kind of boots, but it seems to me that the workmanship isn't at par with the quality that is most often described here. Could it also be because new people were hired, mass production resulting in lower quality? Anyways, I'm almost tempted to return them but I'm afraid it will take months again before I finally get replacement. By that time, it would be fall or winter again. I guess I have no other choice but to keep this pair and hopefully they improve over time.
May 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FemaleGeologist Amazing
I waited for these. I'd always wanted a pair and I finally decided to go for it. They were backordered and it's not hard to see why. To put it simply, I spend a lot of time outside. I go through boots and shoes. These will go with me everywhere. They are perfect in every sense. I usually have to buy shoes that arent my size because I have such a small, wide foot. These are now the best fitting shoes I own. I will be purchasing more of these.
April 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by denheels Red version from last year
I am extremely disappointed in the red boots purchased last year. I didn't wear them very often but a small window in my breezeway resulted in odd fading in the color. In some places they are solid red, (hidden from the sun) and in others they are a gray-ish red (in the sun). It took a long time to get the item due to delays/popularity, I went through multiple exchanges due to size. And one season later they look horrible. Not the normal LLBean experience.
April 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChristinaJGB Worth the wait!
Loving my Bean boots! I highly suggest getting fitted in a store before ordering. My boots fit perfectly and were well worth the wait. I have never owned a pair of boots that are so comfortable and the waterproofing is amazing.
March 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Liz1224 Incredible.
I ordered these in size 9W tan/brown on January 1st, when they were scheduled to ship on March 15th (I think). I then got the notification that they wouldn't ship until April, in which I was disappointed. I'm getting ready to go on a mission trip and I needed a good pair of boots. I got the notification 2 days ago that my boots had shipped, which surprised me! I thought I wasn't getting them for another month. I got them today, tried them on, they're extremely comfortable. They do run big, but I intentionally ordered them wider than I needed so that I could tighten them up if I'm wearing thinner socks but also wear thicker socks in the winter. I work at a summer camp and I need a pair of boots that I can wear around at work and then just walk around in on a rainy day, for which these are perfect. LL Bean, I'm impressed! Thank you!
March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kmakowski One word: WOW!
These boots are simply amazing! After pining over these for quite some time, I decided to bite the bullet and order these in December with full knowledge that they were on backorder. At that time, they were set to ship on March 5th. However, in February I received an email from LL Bean saying they had been delayed until April 4th! I was so sad and naturally a little upset. But then, I received a postcard in the mail along with a tiny package. Inside I found a key chain exact replica of the boot! I was insanely impressed with LL Bean's customer service. They kept me informed the whole time. Then, on March 3rd, I woke to an email from LL Bean notifying me my boots had been shipped! I was ecstatic - they were coming early! They arrived two days later and I immediately laced them up. Wow, they were good-lookin. I wore them the next day for 8+ hours and wow, they were comfortable. I totally forgot I was wearing brand new shoes. That afternoon, after trudging through the snow covered path on my daily dog walk I thought wow, these are warm! Even in the short time that I've had them, I am so glad that I decided to splurge- these boots rock and so does LL Bean.
March 7, 2015