Rated 5 out of 5
by sopgent7 One Year Later
I traveled a lot last year mostly in the Boston/Mass area where there was a lot of salt/snow. I also live in Indiana where also a lot of snow and salt was present.
LLBEAN was very great on helping find a boot I truly loved. 3 months before, I bought the 10" Brown/Brown bean boot, and it was too wide and long (My fault). I was in Dedham Mass (Legacy Shopping Center) and I had my boots. I saw this Bison Boot, I instantly fell in love. These boots present a very different look, with the red bottom that matches fall colors flawlessly. LLBEAN replaced my boot because of the satisfaction guarantee. If you have a boot that you just bought and you have second thoughts please contact LLBEAN, they will help you find something you will love.
I received the boots 2 weeks later.
Leather of the boots was a lot darker brown than the bronze color presented here on this webpage (I?m jealous). Still very wide around the top of the boot, I wear a size 12 M in most boots, 13 in tennis shoes and I got the size 11 M and it is big to me even if I have thick socks with my boots. I suggest tucking your pants inside the boots when you wear them.
I believe the boots are not comfortable with the insole that is given with the purchase. I felt pressure points in this boot like the insole was too thin. I replaced the insole and I felt a difference. The boot really shielded my feet from the snow. I was able to walk with confidence in snowy weather (usually about 6-8 inches in Boston) knowing my boots will protect me.
1 year later, the color is still a dark brown, and the leather still has a great exterior. I did have to clean the rubber (Mild soap, warm water) because it was very dull, even though I cleaned my boots after being in the snow. I think it was because of the salt for the snow. I used Armor All to restore the shine of the boots.
Overall great boots! Be careful of your sizing, and take care of your boots. Just like anything with quality: If you take care of it, it will take of you!
November 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MDLAKE cut too large
Boots cut large. Even with 2 pair of heavy duty hunting socks and a shearli9ng insole added booy was too wide and too big around the top. Had to return for a differant style and have not received them yet.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CHans Exceptional
L.L. Bean does not fail to impress. The boots are just as described. The turn around on this order was the best I've experienced -- and I web shop every week.
Truly exceptional. I'll be back
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Benny123456 Warm, Waterproof, Looks Great
Great look and feel. Kept feet warm and dry during the cold rainy fall. I also purchased the gortex liner to use for the winter months which was a great idea with the frigged temps we had. Does well in all conditions. The laces are pretty stiff in the beginning, but loosen up with wear. Plus you get two sets with this pair!
March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by leartguy Bean Boots & "Life"...
I live in the ever-changing conditions of the midwest, subzero temps with 11'' of snow one day and flashfloods from the immediate thaw the next. Going from 'Artic Explorer to Noah' in 48 hours demands a quality versatile boot, both light and agile as well as tough as nails !! I researched many boots extensively (both local midwest outfitters & popular shoe internet sites) then discovered Bean's webpage and was intrigued by <hand crafted,guaranteed,made in america> with a history of satisfaction since 1912. I phoned and asked questions, to my first surprise spoke to a human, then to my second surprise coherent friendly unrushed answers to all my questions (did I mention hand crafted & guaranteed) ! I couldn't be more impressed, I couldn't be happier with Diane and the Bean Boot team (Diane, I owe you chocolates, just sayin').
Bean Boots & "Life", I will no longer go through one with out the other!!
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BOOT10 10 IN BISON BOOTS
GREAT BOOTS... WITH A EXTRA PAIR OF SOCKS THE FIT IS GOOD. OVER ALL GOOD VALUE. LOOKING FORWARD TO YEARS OF DRY WARM FEET IN THE WINTER.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAA3 Great right out of the box
I have only had these boots now for a little over a week, but, in that time, I've worn them every day, for very long stretches. They were comfortable straight out of the box. Perhaps a little stiff, but not terribly so. I certainly had no blisters, as I normally do with boots. As other reviewers noted, the size runs a bit large. I normally wear an 11.5 or 12, and I ordered an 11. They fit perfectly with thick socks, and they also are comfortable with my normal socks. If these boots last as well as everyone says, I will be one happy customer.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katlam Bison bean boots
These were a great gift and my husband loved them. Came in very handy as had a blizzard today and they kept him Warm and allowed him to stay out in 15degree weather for many hours.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by d2bizzy Excellent
I have a pair & love them. I bought my husband a pair for Christmas . Made in America Is what I want to support.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cambr1dge And then these boots landed on the earth
Probably the best footwear I own hands down. They run a full size large, but I find I need that extra room with winter socks. I'm a tweener wi my hooves. Order two pairs and decide which to keep for yourself. These get compliments everywhere I go and no one believes they're made in Maine. Most don't believe they're LL.
December 27, 2013