Rated 5 out of 5 by brollycat Great boots
This is my third pair of these boots that I have purchased. This time when I recieved them the left one was a bit wider than the right. I will exchange them for another pair, and in 3 to 5 years purchase another pair.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by historyteacherrugbyc Durable as the boots worn by Tom Joad
In the opening scene in the 'Grapes of Wrath" Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) rides out on the running board of truck driver's truck. Looking at Joad's boots I'd swear I have bought the same pair at LL Bean. I work as a teacher and a coach and on my feet 14-16 hours a day. These boots are tough and durable. Yes, they took a week to break in with the ankle area, but a lot less time my issued boots did when I was in the Marines thirty years ago.
I have worn them a month now and they fit perfect-size 13 D. I usually wear a Wide in dress shoes, but the D fit perfectly.
My adult son, who has a normally harmless habit of "shopping" my closet for his preferred LL Bean clothes of dad-flannel and hurricaine shirts, my vintage wool lined parka, etc , was told that any thoughts of pinching my new Engineer boots would be a case of lawful patricide-hands off!
November 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by sauteesheep Chafed raw
Nice-looking, but the boots chafed my Achilles tendons raw in a couple of minutes. As is, they're unwearable. I have them at a show repair place now to see if they can soften the top back.
Very disappointed, because I really liked the look of the boot & I spend a lot of time outside.
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trailhead17 Outstanding Boots
I recently purchased the Katahdin Engineer boots. These boots are constructed with very high quality materials and will last a very long time. It is a fantastic looking boot. They do run almost a half size large. I did not need to size down though. I use custom made "Foot Leveler" orthopedics and wear "Darn Tough", thick merino wool hiking socks with them and the boots fit perfect. I did not need any break in period for the leather. If you buy the right boot for your feet they will be comfortable. These were perfect for me, right out of the box. I highly recommend you give the Katahdin boots a try and see if they are the right boots for you.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NCGB Fantastic Boots
I recieved these boots a few days ago and immediately started to wear them. I am normally a 10.5 but after reading reveiws and poeple recomending you get a half size down I did just that(ordered a 10) they fit perfectly. The qaulity of this boot is exstremely high and I am very happy I purchased them. Worth the money and they look great! These boots do require a break in period. The leather is a bit stiff but you can tell the boot was built to last.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by medicinemanjeff The best
I have owned multiple pairs of these boots. Needless to say I wore them out and NEVER, EVER had any issues with the quality or craftsmanship. I prefer a boot over any other shoe as I am constantly outside and inside as well. I wear these as my daily work shoe and absolutely love these.
They last forever!!! I own two pairs and rotate back and forth. A very good quality boot.
November 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gus0 Well made basic work boot
For the money this is a superior pair of boots. The upper is unlined (if you hate synthetic lined boots you will like these). The toe is lined with an unpadded synthetic fabric but it isn't obnoxious. The insole is man-made (be ware of the occasional shoe nail that may protrude from it.) The removable foot bed is a quality impact absorbing closed cell rubber that would be expensive if sold by itself. The speed lace hardware is sturdy (not sheetmetal). The sole has a slight negative tread. It is not a lug sole. The workmanship is superb. The hardbraided waxed laces are the best I have ever seen on a pair of boots and I used to sell boots. These are excellent work boots if you don't need a steel toe. They are similar to the hiking boots of fifty years ago, unlined, comfortable and reasonably light weight.
November 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by KTravels Terrible Quality
I ordered these boots because I was excited that they are made in America and had great reviews. They just arrived today and the stitching connecting the upper was ripped on both boots when the boots arrived- it's like the stitches weren't finished. It's almost laughable to have such a serious defect on a such an expensive "Made in America" product.
I'm really disappointed and will be returning these immediately.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmericanStrong Great boots
These boots are as good as advertised. They will be providing years of use. Delivery was fast with UPS. Thanks.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KonstantinCA Perfect fit.
My size is exactly 11. 10.5 turned out to be a perfect fit. There is about 1cm (0.4 inch) of room inside to move my feet. That is great for me as I don't plan on using thick socks.
November 5, 2013