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
Rated 5 out of 5 by ARKANSASTAVELER PERFECT FITTING HUNTING BOOT
I ordered my regular size 12 and they fit the same as my RED WINGS. I chatted with the online service rep, she asked for my phone # and called me. She took my order and added speed laces to my boots for me. I am very satisfied with my 1st experience with LL BEAN. The Boots are all that I expected, and I am very happy with them. The craftsmanship of the boot is second to none the materials are top quality. I will be a repeat customer.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by David8 Great Hunting Boots
These boots are everything I expected, great comfort and ideal for wet grasses and forest undergrowth. The sizing guidelines were accurate and the boots fit very well with thick socks. Comfortable for all-day ware.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by myst2 Excellent boots
Borrowed my son's Maine hunting boots to use in the Boundary Water Canoe Area. These boots were perfect for this trip........dry and comfortable. I was so impressed I had to buy a pair for myself. Highly recommend!!! A word of advice for anyone who orders these is call in your order because then you can get speed hooks which makes lacing them much quicker and easier. This option is not available online ...not sure why???
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gmac36 Maine 16 " Hunting Boots
Excellent pair of boots. I spoke with customer service before ordering to get sizing and quick lace hooks. Ordered 1 size down from normal shoe size and it works for me. Quick lace eyelets work great. Boots are very comfortable for all day wear.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Faire Going where no woman has ever gone before
I am a woman with a man's feet. Also bunions. And llbeans size 8 mens fits me perfectly(unlike the women's size options). I add my orthotic insert, and the only reason I don't sleep in these boots is because my husband won't let me. I LOVE them! I wade through slush and mud and thickets, and these keep my feet warm and dry and supported and make a nice way for me to tuck in my pants and keep any deer ticks out. People warned me that it takes time to lace them up, but honestly, lacing and unlacing my boots are two of my favorite times of the day! Lacing is a great little start up and wind down ritual, and the feeling of having my ankles snug and secure is so much nicer and more athletic feeling than boots which flop around. I've been running and climbing and hiking and wading and do everything in them for three months now, and they show no signs of wear, and my normally painful feet feel great. These boots are like moccasins, only completely waterproof! I did ask the company to replace the laces they sent with a longer lace, and they did. I love these boots and they feel stylish as well as practical.
March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PEIisTheBest Great Boots
The leather is very supple and the boots required almost no break in period.
On the downside, lacing up the boots is quite a chore. I should have opted for the speed hooks. Unlike other previous posters, my laces were more than long enough.
If you plan on taking these boots into extreme cold, I would recommend wearing two pairs of wool socks. Also remember to Sno-Seal the boots paying close attention to the stitched seams.
Also remember to keep the boots clean from salt and dirt after wearing.
Overall these boots were a very good purchase. I have waded through swampy, muddy areas, through knee-deep snow and huge puddles and they have never leaked.
February 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kabloona well made and comfortable
Just finished a week of heavy winter use in deep snow both hunting and hiking. Kept my feet warm with a mid-weight sock down to about 20 degrees. No issues with water intrusion although I did not submerge my feet for any length of time. The fit is large. I wear a true size 11 and ordered a size 10 which fit well with the mid-weight sock. I ordered the lacing pegs and am glad I did. The laces seemed plenty long for me. Very satisfied with this purchase as I expect years of good wear.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MIwriter Narrow width works great for women's sizing!
This tall boot is not offered for women (there is a shearling-lined version that is) however with the fantastic help of customer service, we decided that a men's 8N should fit a women's 8.5-9 B foot. It does! I have about a three quarter inch space at the toe which is no problem - thick socks or an insert will fill that space. In reading previous reviews, I puchased the speed laces (hooks) for a very nominal charge. When I tried them on, the laces ran too short by about two sets of hooks at the top. L.L.Bean customer service mailed longer laces within a week at no charge. With skinny pants legs tucked in and a pair of wool socks, this boot is warm, practical and beautiful!
January 2, 2013