Rated 4 out of 5 by CJWR Great for Equestrian activities
Had a pair of these years ago for around the barn. Great for rainy days, mucking stalls, giving baths -- all the dirty work associated with horses. They were great for riding in too. Off the shelf riding boots at that time were either too narrow or too wide for my calf and custom too expensive. The lace-up style gave me the flexibility I needed. Giving them a 4 only because it would be nice if these were made for women also. I take 8.5-9, so I'm pretty sure I bought the men's 7.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigMuddyMO AWESOME Riding Boot
I have been searching for a good boot to wear in the saddle with wet/muddy conditions. Have tried several of the other high top rubber boots and none of them fit well in a stirrup. I could have gone to wider stirrups but preferred not to.
I received my 16" Maine Hunting Shoes after doing a lot of research online. Looked at a few other brands but they all were pac boots for extreme cold weather. I wanted a boot that could be worn in both cold and warmer temps but would still keep my feet dry. I wanted a boot that was both easy into and out of a stirrup. I was in the saddle in less than 24 hours after receiving my boots from LLBean. I can say that my search is over. These things are so comfortable they feel like moccasins. My feet stayed dry even though I was riding a day after a snow melt...probably the sloppiest conditions anytime. There isn't a spur shelf but that is not necessary. I would have liked a little taller heel but the one on these boots is sufficient. I added a leather kiltie to mine and it keeps the laces from pinching at the bottom. I also ordered mine with the speed lace hooks as well and am glad I did. I think these boots will be perfect for turkey hunting as well. I will find out for sure in a couple months.
All in all a perfect boot for my needs. I intended to wait to write a review after I saw how well they lasted, but am so happy I had to write one today. If you ride in nasty weather, do yourself a favor and get a pair of these "made in America" boots.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeoJim Comfortable, waterproof and great fit.
The bottom keeps your feet dry, the upper ankle and leg portion is a good prevention for ankle sprains and they feel very comfortable to walk in. They also look great. I'm glad I purchased them.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by HopperHunter Best Boots I Own!
I bought these boots in November and I've been using them throughout the entire snowshoe hare season, they are incredible! Light weight, comfortable, and waterproof. I am an old fashion hunter so I love the classic look. I have never owned a more durable pair of boots! If your looking for a classic look and great fit the 16" is the boot for you!
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by flambeauriver 16" Maine Hunting Shoes
These have worked well for pheasant hunting. Here in Wisconsin I have to bust through tough brush and very dense long grasses when pheasant hunting. I thought of old timey pictures of guys in these high topped boots and thought ..."they knew what they were doing" ... since it is easier to push through that dense stuff with tight bands of leather almost up to your knees rather than regular boots and cuffs. I tuck my Bean brush pants into the tops. It works! and these boots fit tight enough to my feet I don't slop around in them. Highly recommended.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HOPLOPHILE MENS' 16" MAINE HUNTING SHOE
Usual excellent Bean's quality. Fit is ample. Allows for extra socks & winter insoles. Probably higher than most people would need,but I've always wanted a pair for the great retro look. Just make sure to order these boots with hooks-unless you like getting up early just to lace them. I'd readily recommend them to my friends-although I doubt they'd need so high a boot.
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CTJohn Like Tall Moccassins
Got these boots as a Christmas present from my wife last year. After wearing them for a year I have to say I really like them. I'll wear them with the pants tucked in the woods and with my pants over them around town in snowstorms or whatnot. Below 30 degrees, I say get the Thinsulate inserts and rub mink oil or some other waterproof material into the leather, especially the thread area where the leather shaft meets the rubber foot.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by outdoorsman2013 excellent footwear!
excellent footwear , would recommend them to anyone.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by electraglide Most Comfortable boots I Have Ever Worn
Most comfortable boots I have ever worn. I blow snow with them in severe winter storms for hours. Recommend heavy boot socks or Bean's thinsulate inserts for extremely cold weather. I have hiked for miles in them in winter and summer. Good traction in light snow amounts and in crossing icy streams with slippery rocks. I do not get any heel slippage in my left foot as I do with other boots. Only drawback is I wish Bean's would supply them with longer laces. Cannot lace them to top eyelet and even lacing them to one eyelet below top is a stretch.
This is the second pair of these I have had. Dog chewed the tongue on one of them on the first pair. Called Bean's to see about getting the tongue replaced. They said they wouldn't fix but would send me new pair free of charge if I returned the old ones. Don't know of anyone else who has a policy like that.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by smoothtread Just broken in
I just got your 16 inch hunting boots about 44 years ago. I was just breaking them in when I got a hole in the right rubber on top of my great toe. I'm going to Kansas next week so I needed a new pair and order them from L.L. These boots are great and I'll be sending my worn out boots back to get resoled. L.L. you are/were the Man. Great American Company, I think I'll opt for the buffalo red bottoms if it can be arranged. I also have an idea to go laceless , no eyelet holes on my next pair, I'll only be 104 when I wear this new pair out and I hope yall are still in business.
November 15, 2013