Rated 5 out of 5 by dilman works!
great boots, almost all that i wanted!!!
March 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sentthemback Much Darker Color Than Picture
The boots that I received were a completely different color than the picture in the Bean catalog. They also had signs of poor workmanship. There were smudges of glue in multiple places and the trim around the top of the sole was uneven and loose. My wife thought they looked like seconds that had been returned by someone else. I sent them back to LL Bean.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ihatehavinganickname great boot
Some of the reviews I read were pretty dramatic.... Bloody ankles, blisters and so forth. 10 minutes of flexing the leather around the ankles prior to wear is all I did and I've not had a problem. The leather is soft and flexible after a little use. I wear an 11.5 and ordered a 11.5 - no problems on fit; I found it them to be TTS. Great boots and they are breaking in very nice - moderate drop as well (about 15mm) for a pair of boots which adds to the overall comfort and natural gait. Good room in the toe-box as well for the toes to wiggle around and relax. Only complaint is I would rather see eyelets all the way up instead of the 3 speed hooks.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dahilly A great work boot
My experience with these boots is like many of the other reviews. The boot is a little painful to break in, but well worth the effort. Took me a little over two weeks to have the boot feel totally comfortable. My recommendation is to leave the top two laces untied during the break in period. Oil the top of the boot with generous amounts of your choice of lube. I used mink oil and WD40. Not sure the latter is what the manufacturer would recommend, but it worked. The boot is tough and comfortable. They are heavy duty so don't expect them to be light on your feet. I wear a size 12, and this boot at size 12 is plenty big enough.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZipADeeDoDah American Made Classic
Yes they do cost more, but they are are made in the USA by American workers and the quality shows! I bought a pair of these in 1972 and wore them all the time. After many years of much wear, I lost them in a move and missed them greatly. I was so excited when Bean brought them back! I have had the new pair for a couple of years now and love them as much as the first. So spend the extra dollars, support American jobs, and you will smile each time you slip your feet into these classic boots.
January 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by pdoh Love the Look. Some breaking time but then perfect
Love the look and after a short break in period they feel wonderful. They are expensive but hoping they last a long time. They appear to be made to last
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by edrowell Worth the break in time
Like many others, I loved the look of these boots, but found they painfully rubbed my Achilles' tendon. I used rubbing alcohol to loosen the leather, then coconut oil to soften. It ruined a pair of white socks, which turned brown. But the result was perfectly fitting boots that I hope to wear for years to come!
January 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tmpot comfortable
I recently sent back the pair of these I bought one year ago because they were leaking and 8 inches high. I received a pair that was only 6 inches high. He really wanted a pair like the ones he returned but they are no longer available. I asked to get the old ones back as they were broken in plus the right height.. He has a lump on his leg and the new ones rub right on it. He could wear rubbers over the old ones on rainy days. I was told the old ones are no longer available.Any help with this matter would be appreciated. He already started wearing the new ones.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brucej1961 Great work boot
Great quality boot. I wear them in the office and in the shop. I now have had the boots for 5 weeks. They just survived the blizzard of 2014 here in Buffalo. The leather is a bit stiff out of the box, but wears in very nicely. Great quality boot, I would strongly recommend.
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by barbtheseamstress gradeAboots
the Chippewa boots purchased for my husband was the second pair for him. He liked the first pair so much that when he wore them out, he wanted another pair. The workmanship and high quality leather are fantastic. Thank you LL Bean for stocking such high quality merchandise on everything we have ordered.
Free shipping is great and they arrived very quickly!!
January 18, 2014