Rated 5 out of 5 by Lauren14 Amazing quality! Order soon!
These are by far the best winter boots I've owned. As a college student, these are perfect for getting around campus in the winter, especially with the storms we had last year. My friends borrow these often and love them just as much as I do!
These boots are the perfect combination of style and durability, which is hard to find in winter footwear! My only criticism is that the laces could be a bit longer.
I would highly recommend these to anyone! Definitely order soon because they will be back ordered within the next few weeks (last year I ordered mine in early November and they said they wouldn't ship until mid January... They made it in before Christmas, but still DON'T WAIT TO ORDER)!
October 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by snickerdoodle15 Best decision
These boots are the best!! We just got slammed by hurricane season and these boots have come in handy. My feet get cold easily so these boots come in handy with the lined part. I am normally a size 7 and got a 6 M they fit quite well.
Many compliments, thank you LL Bean!
October 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by CMTNYC Enormous...
I understand these run a little big to accomodate heavy socks, but I'm a solid size 6 and the size 6 pair I just received are massively oversized -- they extend a full two inches beyond the tip of my big toe. This shearling version doesn't even come with the special size warning of your other boots. In sum,as much as I'd love a pair, there's no way I can wear any your boots, and I can't imagine I'm the only one with this problem. Please LL Bean, make a size 5 boot for women!!
September 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KaraT Great!
These are great for the cold and snow......my only complaint is no half sizes so they are a bit big, I have to wear 2 pairs of socks......very warm as well
September 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 Color Not As Pictured
These books look dark brown/almost black on the site, but the actual boots are much lighter and I don't care for the color. If they came darker I would reconsider, but I returned them for now.
September 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ohrighton Best Things Ever (Plus a Few Need-to-Know Notes)
First off, L.L. Bean knows their stuff & how it should be made. Winter people know how to make winter items. My family has been using L.L. Bean for a long time, but these boots are my first purchase of my own L.L. Bean items.
Living in Wisconsin, we have hard, harsh, freakin' cold winters. Lots of black ice on the ground & as a city dweller, the streets are either frozen, covered in salt, covered in snow, or all three.
These boots rock. Solid construction, obviously hand-sewn and carefully inspected. There are not light in weight, but not too heavy, however, the weight lends to the traction of the bottom of the shoe and provides a better 'grip' in the winter. Water-repellent and pretty much snow secure, these guys stand up to the nastiest of conditions. The design is classic and timeless, and as a women in her mid-twenties, I find the look very charming and 'clean' -- basically, I don't feel that the style looks 'ugly', in fact, since its such a classic cut, these look better than a lot of the 'fashion' snow boots you see as of late.
Just a few tips and notes before you purchase:
1. These weight more than an average shoe -- so don't be surprised. However, the weight is beneficial in being sure-footed.
2. The shearling in my boots is slightly more yellow than pictures, not quite custard colored - but close. Doesn't look bad at all, but should be noted.
3. If you have narrow, slender feet WITH boot socks on, go for your normal size and order a narrow. If your feet look larger w/ socks, go for your normal size but try a wide. These fit true to size for me, even with boot socks.
4. The tongue is not sewn along the side of the boot -- in other words, its a normal tongue you would find in any other shoe. This CAN let snow in if you don't lace up correctly. Remember to do so. Some people might find this a problem (say, if you're used to the tongues in Sorrels) , but this hasn't happened to me yet.
5. As with all winter shoes, remember to condition and oil regularly. Its real leather, so you do need to give 'em some love.
6. Order thicker, longer laces. Personally, makes me feet more secure. Nothing wrong with the laces they give you, but for a more secure fit get some higher quality laces, especially if you will live in these boots for winter.
Bottom line: Get them! Probably one of the best winter boots out there with an extremely reasonable price considering the quality.
August 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColdFeetHater Super Comfortable Out Of The Box
i ordered these boots one size smaller than my normal 8 and they fit perfectly with medium weight socks. And I received the boots within four days of placing my order. Perhaps because this is mid summer. The boots are very comfortable right out of the box and will not require breaking in. The laces are a tad short, but I do not foresee a problem with them. The boots look heavier than they feel, and appear to be well made. I bought this pair and a different style claiming to keep my feet warm to -25 because I hate having cold feet. Time will tell if the boots do what is promised. I will review them again at the end of the winter. For now, I would like to see U. S. A. right on the boot next to the LL Bean name.
August 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CharlotteA Shearling Bean Boot
Overall, I'm impressed with the quality of this boot. Followed advice and went one size smaller than my true size, which worked out well, but, they are really narrow. Should have ordered the wider width. Haven't decided whether to keep for my daughter, or return. Regardless, will need something wider for myself.
July 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wils14 Great fit!
I live in southern California and will be going to school in the midwest, so I needed to buy winter clothing, boots, etc! After much debate between these boots and a different pair, I decided to go with these as they can keep your feet warmer at lower temps, and coming from someone who has seen snow only a few times, that was crucial!
I normally wear a size 8 in everything (flats, sandals, boots), but ordered a size 7 medium and they fit perfectly!
The laces are a little short, leaving the top hole unlaced, but that's not an issue for me. Also, the shearling lining seems to be very, very warm.
I gave these boots 4 stars instead of 5 only because I haven't actually worn them in winter weather yet so I don't know if they will be warm.
Overall, they definitely put a dent in my wallet but are stylish and so far seems to be a good buy. Thanks, LL Bean! :)
July 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LICer Enormous!
I wear a standard size 10 in every shoe brand. I ordered these first in a size 10, and they were absolutely enormous. Then, I ordered a size 9 and they are still just too large! Even wearing a very thick sock wouldn't make a difference. Very disappointed, but they have to go back.
I am a huge LL Bean fan, but the sizing on these just seems completely off to me. Otherwise, they look like a typically excellent LL Bean product.
July 7, 2015