Rated 5 out of 5 by surfun Great boot
This is a great looking boot and appears well made. Based on the reviews here, I started wearing slowly to break in, but after 2 days I've been able to wear for a full day and must say this is a very comfortable boot. The leather is initially stiff, but has quickly softened.I agree with others that the boot seems to run slightly large, but with thicker boot socks I'm pretty comfortable. Don't hesitate on ordering, this is a good looking, and comfortable boot I think can be worn with casual clothes out and about, or for rugged outdoor use.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheBetterThings Great first impression.
I did a fair amount (my wife says way too much) of research in choosing my new boots. I didn't want to spend more than I had to but I am willing to pay for quality that lasts. So far, these boots seem to fit the quality criteria and the cost was less than I would have expected. The breaking in period is going a bit slowly due to the top of the boot rubbing on my achilles but it is improving. All in all, I would both recommend and buy again but I doubt that these will need replaced for a long time.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArchitectBob unprecedented
I'm one of those people that never wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row. But since i got these boots I have worn them every day! The fit is perfect for me and the comfort is outstanding. When I wear them I feel like I am really getting somehting done! I have tied them midway up to allow the leather to break in - they look really good with pants that may be a bit too long wearing other shoes.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Orion11 Own These Boots
I have been wearing these boots since they were offered. They are simply the most comfortable shoes I own. I can wear them shooting on the weekend and to the office on casual Friday. They may have needed a week to break in, but that has been compensated for by years of comfort.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jtsnyc Most comfortable
By far the most comfortable pair of boots I have ever owned.
Once they break in you will love them.
March 8, 2014
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