Rated 5 out of 5 by EmmaRH Love these boots!
These boots are great! I'm a dogwalker in Boston so warm and dry shoes are crucial for my 10-15 mile days in the winter. I originally ordered these in September and they were backordered until February, but then I went to one of the outlets and found them in my size and for a little cheaper in October! These boots have been a lifesaver! The shearling lining keeps you so warm. I broke mine in pretty quickly with how much I walk and I'm so impressed with how sturdy they are and how comfortable they are, they're more comfortable than any other boot! I've gone through puddles and slush and haven't had an issue with wet feet, you just have to lace them well. The laces that came with them are a little on the short side for my taste but I just bought a longer pair of laces and put them in and problem solved. Great boots, they've held up so well! I definitely recommend!
April 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CNic Super Nice Boots!!
Just got my boots tonight, after placing an order 4 months ago....and they are totally worth the wait!
They fit great even though one of my feet is a 1/2 size bigger...and although the shearling does not go all the way to my toes, they are well insulated with a nice comfy insert.
.....the only problem is that its almost spring...and there's no snow left to try my boots in......hahaha!
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeaninCT77 Best Boots!!
I am so happy that I ordered these boots! They are so warm and comfortable!
February 22, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by DaBeanz Comfy and warmish but not waterproof
I am a recent transplant to Maine and although it's been an overall mild winter, we have had some record breaking cold temperatures. These boots run large (I am a size 5-5 1/2) and bought a size 6, their smallest size, and found the boots to be comfortable when wearing wool socks. I am very active and these boots have kept my feet warm while walking my dog, hiking or snowshoeing. If I am standing still for a long period of time, for example, at the dog park, my feet do start to feel the cold, not a biting sting of cold, but start to feel the cold. When it is slushy, the dampness will creep in. I've not experienced them getting wet inside but I imagine that could happen. These boots are best for cold, snowy weather but not wet and slushy weather. Wear your jeans over the laces or wear gaiters to keep out the snow. Although they are not waterproof, these have been my favorite boots of the season. They look good and were comfortable right from the first wear.
February 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great fit after sizing down
My original order, I followed the ordering instructions and ordered an 8 since I usually wear an 8 or 8.5 depending on the brand. When they came, I thought they would be ok for winter with extra socks on but I couldn't get comfortable when walking in them and the tall part felt like it was bunching a ton in the back when I walked. So I exchanged them for a 7 and fit like a glove with regular thickness Under Armour socks. The width feels normal (ordered M) and comparable to my other shoes. If I would have ordered the fuzzy sole insert as well, the original 8 that I ordered prob would have still been too big. Glad these came since our Ohio winter just hit within the last few weeks. Def worth the wait!
February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by beanboot123 Great Snow Boot!
I ended up snagging a pair of these boots in the dark cranberry color & they were shipped to me with in the week. I am really happy with the boot - it does seem to run big to me. I wear a 6.5 usually and got the size 6. There is plenty of room for me to wear thick socks & lots of room at the toe.
The leather is pretty stiff right now, but I know that with time/wear it will become softer.
This boot provides warmth, traction & dry feet!!
February 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by eses Love
Long time Bean-lover here. I have a pair of pretty aggressive winter Bean boots I've had for years and an uninsulated pair of duck shoes and wanted something in between. These hit the mark perfectly. Warm, waterproof, but not clunky. They look good over a skinny jean, but are streamlined enough to fit over a boot cut or trouser leg pant without bunching. I split my time between the western NY snow belt and DC, and I walk a lot when I'm in DC...super comfortable for putting some miles on. They are proving to be exactly what I was hoping for in versatile every-day winter footwear. Note: normally size 9, duck shoes are 7-wide, these are 8 and perfect (room for a chunky sock, but not sloppy with a normal weight sock).
February 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cornflakes Worlds best snow and cold weather boots!
I am a boot freak and own many different styles for all occasions.
These boots are the best I've ever owned for the cold weather and snow. I can be out for a long time without feeling cold. They feel great and are slip resistant. I recommend them for anyone that wants a high quality boot that works hard and looks good too.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mifflin Comfortable and as great as I expected!
I live in St John's Newfoundland a city known for its beauty, its history and music, but also its steep hills, fog, snow, slush and lack-luster snow clearing. I was after boots that could deal with all of that, particularly the combination of hills and damp snow. These boots are perfect. They have good traction, keep my feet dry and are both warm but also spacious enough to fit a couple pairs of sox. I was a bit worried that the shearling didn't go all the way down around the foot, but my feet are plenty warm in extra sox and I prefer that to a wider fit. For Atlantic Canada (or New England where I'm originally from) I would say these great.
Also for folks living in Atlantic Canada: Products like this from Bean that are made in New England aren't subject to duty because of the regional trade deal. It's good for folks in Maine and its good for us. Yay regional solidarity!
One thing to know: You do need to break them in a bit. The first time I wore them I got an ankle blister like from any other new boot. I had worn them for 4+ miles around town up and down hills before that happened but just an FYI. After a few more wearings they were fine.
February 1, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by NordicShopper Everything is great...except not waterproof
I bought these boots in October and loved wearing them until early December, whether out in town, hiking, or walking my dog. Then the weather gods appeared, and brought the slush and snow with them. And I discovered these boots, due to the tongue not attaching all the way up the boot, are a sieve for water. After every outing in these boots, if I walked in a slush puddle over 3" deep (which, let's be honest, is common in winter in the north) or in snow, I had wet feet. Which is exactly what you don't want in a winter boot. When I called L.L. Bean the agent I spoke with explained these boots were never intended to be waterproof. And so while L.L. Bean was generous about accepting a return of a used boot, it would be infinitely better if they attached the tongue to the boot to make these truly a utility-player winter boot for those of us who expect winter boots to keep our feet dry.
January 27, 2016