Rated 1 out of 5 by Jackfre I loved this boot...until
Probably 6 years ago I was in the Freeport store and happened across these boots and scooped them up. Great fit and they were great to wear. Over the years I put, based upon the wear of the soles very little wear on them and did not mistreat them, but the seam over the toe split. It is a fine seam and the leather gave way about 1". Otherwise they are in excellent shape. For the price, I expected to walk the bottoms off these boots. They really were my favorites. As Maine was a part of my business territory I used to shop in the store regularly. I have over the years bought many shoes from LLB and with the exception of these, all have been a good value.
If you are to buy them I strongly recommend the PLAIN TOE version. Had the PT been available when I bought, I would have gone that way. BTW, I found the sole of this boot to be good in that it gave good traction without carrying the outdoors indoors as you would with a Vibram type lugged sole
November 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OakParkMusicGuy Almost Perfect
The leather is very high quality and they feel great to wear after a short break in period. However I'm concerned about the quality of the seams of the soles. The heels are not completely glued to the sole. I haven't returned them yet but we shall see.
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lloydo great right out of the box!!
Fit well, look great... love them!!
October 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CTyardbird great boots, big problem
I work at a boatyard in New England. I am outside everyday, 3+ seasons of the year. I loved these boots, they took a while to break in, but became incredibly comfortable. Unfortunately after being worn in the rain snow and mud, after one winter the sole on my left boot came undone.
I brought the boots to a cobbler to have them fixed, as I said, I loved these boots, they were broken in and I didn't want to return them to LL Bean for a new pair. The cobbler showed me that part of the sole was made of cardboard and probably couldn't be permanently fixed.
I'll leave the judgement to you. Very comfortable boots, but fell apart on me due to shoddy construction. For $220 these boots shouldve lasted me 5 years or more before coming apart like they did.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hunter703 Wears like iron
This is my second pair of these boots. This is a classic design boot that holds up extremely well to abuse. The sole does not have any tread so if you come in and out all day you do not track mud inside.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesC Best Value Around!
I recently gave up my LL Bean Engineer boots after 20 years of hard use. Not because they were no longer serviceable (they still have a lot of life left) but because at 61 years old I need the cushion insoles found in the new boot. Let me be honest here ? have owned some high end boots in my day, costing two to three times what the Bean boot costs. But as far as usefulness, durability and manly style they don?t hold a candle to these rugged US made boots. There is not a better value on the market today.
October 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elii Stylish yet Rugged
These boots are sturdy and well made, but not clunky over engineered "logger" boots. They look great with chinos/khakis, jeans, anything but also solid enough for outdoors/work. Break in pretty quick and comfortable for all day wear once broken in.
September 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KennethAL Great boots but first pair were defective.
I've heard a lot about Chippewa boots so I was excited to finally be able to buy a pair. When they arrived I immediately noticed that the tongue of the left boot was sewn on incorrectly; that pair has been returned. I've since ordered another pair, but was obviously disappointed.
Notwithstanding the defect, the boots are extremely high quality and comfortable, which is why I gave them a second chance.
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lbeater Exceeded expectations
Really nice boots. They look great and require only a really short break in period. Stout and durable and comfortable. Plus, made in the USA. And backed by LL Bean's excellent customer service. Can't go wrong.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seattledavi Noticeable quality
Break in was hard but worth the pain.
My feet look great on these boots.
I like everything about them; construction, style, the pictures on the site do not do justice.
Can be worn with pretty much anything.
Only issue regarding break in is the back collar, but i have been tightening them up so that they mold to my foot right .
Worth every dollar and again I say !
I love everything about my boots!
As far as LL Bean service:
The best!! They will guarantee you are satisfied !
September 11, 2014