Rated 5 out of 5 by ChrisMas Great company, potentially great boots
I would like to point how outstanding the LL Bean return policy is. The company is remarkable, in the way that you can actually use their product for years, and in the event that it fails you can return it. Granted i am sure people take advantage of the policy but it is incredible.
I ordered my first pair of these boots and ordered the wrong size. I wore them trying to figure out if the boots were right. They were used when I returned them a week later for a larger size. The service was legendary. They gladly took them back and helped me get the right size.
As far as the boots and build goes. I looked at four pairs, two of which I noticed had loose ends, unclean cuts on the soles, and or overall defective stitching. With that said, they are very comfortable once broken in (break in is tough, make sure to leather oil or conditioner). They seem very durable with thick leather and the look is very classy.
Just make sure you go and try them on before ordering them, and use the socks you plan on wearing with the shoes when trying them on. If you have to order I would go one half size down. Overall great boot, just check stitching also before purchase.
August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobbySC Great purchase
My second pair of boots purchased from LL Bean, and my favorite pair of shoes now! I think they look great with jeans and casual pants.
August 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tennesean Three pairs in two decades, all still worn.
GR8 boots! My go to for work & play for many years. I have had one cap toe begin to unravel once, in twenty years.
Never had a speed hook or a grommet come loose. Tremendous, near orthopedic levels of ankle support.
I wish ya'll would see fit to make these in an oiled black leather, too.
Bottom line - fantastic boots made & wear like iron. Not too heavy. Handsome as can be. Just get better looking (like you, ya' know?)
In my opinion they beat other "travelers" by "1000 miles", if ya' know what I mean.
Simply cannot be beat. Your' feet will feel very well looked after.
August 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by WonderingWanderer Excellent build quality and comfortable too!
I've only had them for a week, but they've been super comfortable and feel like they'll last me a good long while. My feet are a bit wide and these fit really well without being too snug. Unlike some boots opening isn't difficult to get my foot into, due mainly to the lace holes not going up the shaft too high.
So far, I'm confident I made the right choice!
August 12, 2015
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