Rated 5 out of 5 by bkchef Engineer Boots
Overall very high quality boots. This is my second pair that I've purchased. This latest pair was NOT the same as the first pair from about three years ago. The leather is now much darker and has been oiled. Still very good quality for the money. I wear the first pair that is three years old everyday. These boots are very high quality and will last for many years to come. Sizing is very true. I normally wear a size 10 and that is what these are. A little stiff at first, but softens quickly. The soles and heals wear like iron. Hit them with bees wax every now and then and they are almost waterproof for Midwest winters. A word of caution--these boots are slick in the snow / ice since they lack treads. These are great for office casual wear.
May 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JesseD Great Boots, Great Service
Measured my feet at exactly 9.5 with a Brannock Device, so I ordered a 9.0 after reading the comments which said to size down, but they were still a bit too large. Gave LL Bean a call, and they exchanged them for an 8.5 no problem, free shipping and everything.
Boots are great quality (I've had a couple pairs of good quality boots before, but these are the best). Heavy, thick, strong leather. Yeah they take a bit of wear to soften up around the ankles, but if you suck it up for a few days they get really comfy. Looking forward to when they start to develop that old/worn look to them.
If you only own one pair of boots, I'd recommend these.
April 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SandwichDude Good Stuff!
These boots are hands down the best boots I've ever had, and the only footwear I haven't destroyed in 6 months of use.
They look nice, but are also rugged enough that you don't feel bad knocking them up a bit. I wouldn't wear these with a suit or anything, but otherwise they are good for stomping through remote woods, to going out for a nice dinner afterwards.
I should say that I've had problems with this boots before, but I am very hard on foot wear, and L.L. Bean ALWAYS made it right.
I'd buy a dozen if I could!
April 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fscottphoto Very well made,comfortable and great looking on.
Nice practical boot that has style with round toe cap. Very high quality feel and look. Great with jeans or khakis.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShowMeTheBean Great Made in USA Boot
This is a great boot. I wear them to the office in the winter and everyone comments about how nice they look. They wear best with medium to heavy wool boot socks. Give them some break-in time and they get better with wear.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canuck123 Good boots poor tread
these boots are tough as nails, my only complaint is that they have no traction whatsoever as soon as they hit snow
February 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by WesternMEHFT Amazing Boots... after some love
I bought these after my Hawthornes wore out after about a year. These are the highest level of over engineering boots that one could wear in an office environment. They aren't dress boots by any means, but they can pass for the more rustic office attire. I wear these to the office and outdoors doing work on the weekends. The took a long time to break in and I do not recommend wearing thin dress or cotton socks of any kind with these. The first time I did that my calf/ankle/cankle had a blister the size of a quarter.
January 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by tbarker13 Sadly unhappy
First, I'll say that I absolutely love these boots. They are comfortable. And they fit great. Which is what makes it difficult to write this review. The boots were a Christmas gift a year ago. This week, I noticed that the stitching had started unraveling in three different places. Including the stitching that secures both of the cap toes on the boots. I wear these boots 4-5 days a week. But it's pretty much just casual wear around town. So I expected to get more than a year's worth of wear from a $200 pair of boots. Of course LL Bean will replace them under their amazing guarantee policy. I'm hoping that I was just unlucky and got a bad pair of boots the first time around.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Knuclebuster All time favorite boots!
Took the plunge and spent the extra few bucks as I wanted a pair of top quality boots.
I am very hard on my foot gear as I walk a great deal each day and expose my boots to all sorts of climates and adverse elements.
I only buy foot gear from LL Bean as there is no other company that matches their customer service. Any problems at all and they replace the item.....no questions asked. Nobody else will do that, trust I've been down this road before the few times I tried other brands.
Initially I had considerable discomfort on the outside area of my right ankle, enough that prevented me from wearing them for a week or so. Called LL Bean and spoke with their customer service department. They transferred me to an individual who only dealt with footwear issues. She was fantastic! Suggested a boot care product that cost me just shy of $8. It was at my doorstep in 2 days and has made all the difference.
Can't best LL Bean for customer service.
I love these boots!
January 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by LLBeanShop28 4 th pair bought
Seams come unstitched easily. This is the 4th pair bought. This time they look cheap with Chippewa written all over then. Probably will last less time than the other 3 pairs. Scratches on the leather when removed from box.
December 25, 2014