Rated 2 out of 5 by Rubies Tongue is not gusseted; closure cut too short
I was surprised by how narrow the lace up area was, and how short the laces were. Also, I was unable to pull the strings in tight enough for the two sides of the boot to cover the tongue, wearing medium weight socks, and I don't have a big calf. I have a shorter version of snow boots I purchased 25 years ago from another outerwear clothing store; I can tuck my pants in, and still string up the boots properly. I intended to wear the LL Bean boots for walking and shoveling snow in our brutal New England weather, but with the way these are constructed, the snow would make its way inside the boot without a gusseted tongue. They are obviously lovely boots made in a fashionable winter white leather, the workmanship is high quality, and otherwise very comfortable. The shearling lining is so very warm and soft and comfortable, but my disappointment lies in the construction details. I returned the boots because I honestly need a tall, properly-constructed, comfortable, shearling-lined boot for the winter months because the snow just doesn't seem to be letting up.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eivy Great narrows!
The boots were a gift and what a gift. If you have a narrow foot and need warm boots, these are for you. But I need instructions on how to lace the boot if I want to roll down some of the ten inch boot top. The eyelets in the tongue play a part, but how? Putting a simple direction tag attached to an eyelet would be most helpful
May 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JennieA Disappointing
I could tell the boots were well made and excellent quality, but the laces didn't go all the way up to the top, and although they would probably be comfortable for most feet, they hurt mine.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Walle Joey
This was sent to my granddaughter after I got the same boots previously and loved them. She has called me to let me know how great they are, comfortable with great fit, nice and warm and the best is they are water proof.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rivera1256 Great looking boots
I've been trying to get this boots in black for a while. I would check the website every day, Finally as luck will have it. I saw them and ordered them right away . They feel very comfortable ,
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minneostadoglover Best Boots for Cold Winters
I have been searching a long time for comfortable, warm, waterproof boots for walking my dog in our cold, snowy Minnesota winters. These are the perfect boots for a harsh winter. I ordered my regular size 8 and wear wool socks with these boots and they fit perfectly. They do run a tiny bit large with regular socks. The shearling adds a lot of warmth. It took a few wearings for the boot leather and laces to conform to my shins but now the fit is quite good. They are stylish with skinny jeans. Thank you LL Bean for making such fantastic boots.
April 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by AKLG AK
We usually love LLBean and I like the look of the boot - but parts of the stitching seemed to come off and inside the boot you can feel the bulk of the stitching line and that created an uncomfortable feeling -
I tried 2 sizes too because I was unsure what to order - neither size fit perfectly.
Again, love the look etc. but it just did not translate for me -
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by AmyKay Exactly as shown
I've been checking back for these boots to come back in stock in black pretty regularly and I was finally rewarded for my persistence a few days ago. I normally wear a 7.5 and I wear an 8 in running shoes. Based on other reviews, I ordered a size 7 regular width. They arrived today and went directly onto my feet (despite temperatures in the mid 60s). The fit is perfect with a thin pair of socks. I imagine they'd be a bit snug with hefty pair of thick wool socks, but that might change with wear as the lining compresses. They feel very warm (too warm for weather in the 60s) and aren't as bulky as my other snow boots. I trudged around the backyard in the rain doing some yard work and my feet stayed dry. The forecast calls for temps in the 30s tomorrow. I think Mother Nature approves of the boots and wants to give them a try.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniella5 Fantastic CS
I ordered these boots early winter and they are everything I hoped for in a bean boot. I ordered the size I normally wear but even with heavy winter socks the boots were too big so I returned them for a size down. They are incredibly warm and comfortable to trek around in. Customer service was outstanding. I ordered the boots over the phone straight from a store and they were at my house in 2 or 3 days. There was some mix-up with shipping addresses and the wonderful people at customer service made sure I had my boots when I needed them. Big big fan.
March 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JustAnotherNickname Super warm, dry, comfy
I never did get the "fold down" look to work, but it wasn't a deciding factor in my decision to choose these boots anyway. I followed the sizing advice, and they fit perfectly (although it was strange to receive 2 Bean boots in one order, these being size 9 and the others - not shearling lined were size 8). I've shoveled for hours and hours on end in them (it's been a never ending winter), and stayed completely dry and warm, and wearing inserts for my plantar fasciitis, had utter comfort the entire time. I do agree with some other reviews in that the laces should be a little longer. They are sufficiently long if you tuck pants in and tightly tie the boots up the entire way, but if you want a little looser fit or a little more give at the ankle, you don't have enough lace except to make the tiniest of ties with patient and dainty finger work. But, all in all, these are definite keepers and I'm very glad I got them.
March 10, 2014