Rated 5 out of 5 by AcadiaMan Very Light, Durable, and Great Looking!
We have come to expect great looks and quality from all of our L.L. Bean purchases. Bought the Men's Gore-Tex Mountain Treads, Mid-Cut boots for Christmas. Unfortunately, by ordering them on line my fit was not wide enough. So I got stuck backordering them. However, once I received them and tried them on, the comfort was impressive. I found the fit to be very light, as well as durable. I can't wait to break them in with a hike through Acadia National Park.
Coming from a long line of L.L. Bean fanatics. I can honestly say that I am once again impressed. Thank You.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RLONE Comfortable
Solid comfortable and likeable boot. Designed with ruggedness and durability expected of an LL Bean product!
March 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by OREGONuser Good looking but too narrow
Every shoe/boot I have ordered in the widest width has been too narrow (men and women both). Very discouraging when the quality and looks are great.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by djmusictogo Keeps feet dry and warm
I first purchased a 81/2 D width and had to return for an E width boot. Used these boots in snow and shallow mud and kept my feet dry and warm. Other reviews mentioned a need for break in time and that applies to my experience also. A well built boot.
February 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by johnnie5 Size issue - well made shoe
I'm new to hiking boots, but I have moved to the mountains and needed more shoe support. At Bean, where I buy because of tall sizes, I was unable to locate any of the boots that came in EEE wide. I ordered and tried three pairs, returninging them all. I felt bad about that.
Went to another site for the EEE width.
LLBean's products are usually very well made and sized, especially for tall people.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by newbootbuyer Don't want to take them off
Walked a 3 mile road walk on the first wearing and had a small blister on my little toe. After the first wearing I just don't want to take them off. The boots are really comfortable and warm to wear. I wear a wool sock and my feet never got cold. The exterior temp was in the teens and I worked outside all day with no problem. When ordering I did get a 1/2 larger size than my sneakers.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike69LINY Just in time
This is my 3rd pair of this boot! last one was in 2000. Now older I had to get a size 10 Wide. fits great. Alittle break in 3 days and now its just like my 2000 boot. Also made in Italy. The quality is fantastic. evey seam from top of the sole is tight no sepeartion what so ever. I got 13 years out of the last pair. winter /snow blowing and wear to work the winter months in NY. the soles held up no matter what.And most important; water proof. My feet were always dry.
Bottom line even with no sales; Its worth every cent I paid for. I never get them on sale maybe my luck of the draw but this is my 3rd pair so it tells you something.
February 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by kicks Comfortable
shoes are great ,but it seems all ll bean shoes have unusual rounded up toe box which I think looks and feels unnatural to a normal foots shape. My wife makes fun of me , calls them my clown shoes. would love like my hikers from llbean that the sole was more flat to the ground like a normal shoe. problem becomes worse over time. begins to irritate the top of your foot. please make soles flatter to the ground instead of soo rounded up .
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Fine shoe
This is the 4th pair that I've bought of this model of shoe. The quality and fit is unequaled. The price is, I'm sure, more than equaled by other similar shoes, but the made in a European country label on this shoe means a lot to me. I would be happy to go on, but do not believe that LL Bean wants me talk about countries of origin of shoes.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sunsetsailor These boots are going to last!
This is the 4th pair of boots I have purchased over the last 25 years for hiking & use in difficult winter weather conditions. This is the 2nd pair I have purchased from LL Bean (I still have the lower cut boot/shoe). I have been using the Gore Tex Mountain Treads for just over 2 months now & have been out in some nasty, winter conditions, from snow, to ice, to rain.
I found them a bit tight/stiff the first week, but now they are working in quite well. I use a thicker sock and luv the feel & comfort of this boot. I even wore them to work one day and my feet felt great 10 hours later!
I appreciate the construction of the exterior, the laces are sturdy and the inside of the boot has enough cushion to provide comfort with any sock I wear. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where winter is long & cold. I am glad I spent an extra dollar or two for these boots. I can already tell & feel....they will be warm & stand up to our "UP winters" for many years to come.
January 31, 2014