Rated 4 out of 5 by NattyBear Great fit after purchasing the right size
I am a 7 and purchased these shoes in a 6M originally. They were too spacious on both the sides and front of the boot but after exchanging them for a 6N they fit perfectly! The tongue does not lay completely flat (in either of the shoes purchased) so that may just be the way it folds after lacing.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by casmgr WOW!
These boots are amazing. I listened to all the other reviewers and ordered down a size, and I'm glad I did...the smaller size was a perfect fit. My only complaint would be the tongue doesn't like flat even when I lace up the boots...quite honestly this is something I will get over and is completely bearable. I was also SUPER impressed with shipping. I waited until the massive back order thing was over. I ordered my boots on a Tuesday at 1pm, and they were somehow on my doorstep by 2pm on Wednesday....and no I didn't pay extra for that. WOW, great service LLBean!!
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seattlejanie Great quality on 2nd order
I returned my first pair of bean boots, & ordered my usual size with much better results than ordering down a size. They are roomy, but with a much better fit than with my toe at the end of the boot as they were with ordering down a size.
They are wide, and with a fair amount of room between the sole & top of the boot. I was able to fit in a pair of shearling insoles, without needing to remove the insole that comes with the bean boots. I can't wear them with my thickest socks, but I don't need to with the warmth of the shearling insole. Happy I can keep both insoles in the boot since I need all the support I can get with my problem feet. They fit snug with medium weight socks, but are comfortable. This is from trying them on straight out of the box, I believe in time they should break in a little & give a bit more room. Very happy with this pair, the tongue curls up a little bit on 1 side but much less than with my first pair. These are very sturdy boots & comfortable from the moment I put them on.
June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthbyNorthwest I live these boots!
The fit is perfect with good fit in the toe box, arch support, and good support around the ankle. Plus I love the tan rubber toe and leather around the ankle. I wear Smart Wool socks that are perfect with these boots. The only issue is that the laces are one eyelet too short, but not major. And the quality is outstanding. These boots feel as though they were custom made just for me and for a very affordable price, as I am on a fixed income. The wait was not long at all, and well worth it. Thank you Donnia for your outstanding craftsmanship as well! Now I can go birding or beach walking in comfort, and keep my feet dry. LLBean always comes through, and my money stays in the U.S.
June 8, 2015
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