Rated 5 out of 5 by WilliamD As Advertised
Always reluctant to order shoes online, the purpose, size, comfort & appearance were perfectly as described. As stated, best for mid-weight socks, but I think anything slightly heavier would be fine. These Chukkas aren't meant for running around in slush and snow - and they aren't constructed to keep your feet toasty warm - but they're great for everyday wear inside or out (great for sporting clay outings). Often forget they're actually 'boots'. Very comfortable. They were a little 'squeaky' out of the box but nothing a little saddle soap around the eyelets & string didn't resolve. Really enjoy these chukkas.
January 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by WSS1 Very good for casual wear
I had been looking for a solid pair of casual shoes since last summer and decided to give these a shot. I wanted something very specific: a shoe/boot that I could wear with khakis instead of boat shoes for more support/on colder days. I didn't want something very heavy, that's what I have bean boots for, so something in between. I like these as an option, they are very stylish and the colors really go well together. Would be confident wearing these just about any day of the week. My only real complaint is that the leather binding that hits the ankle is more of a work-boot style, I don't really understand what purpose it serves here.
Fit is a little narrow, but will break in just fine.
January 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Grampy1925 Best shoe ever, except for sole
I am on my third pair of Allagash shoes - 2 chukkas and 1 oxford. All are extremely comfortable. They start as business casual shoes and work into being all around, then work shoes. Very pleased, except the lug sole wears out way too fast. The uppers are in fantastic shape, but I can go through the vibram lug sole in a year. I know when they are toast because stepping on a wet deck or tile floor is like stepping onto ice. Had new heals put on one pair, but it wasn't satisfactory. Seems a shame to toss perfectly good shoes because of worn out soles.
January 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by dgadams Look great, but no support
These boots look nice and are light weight. Alas, they provide little support for me. My feet always hurt after wearing these all day. I'm on the road and on my feet a lot of the time and need good support. I got rid of these after several months of use even though they weren't worn down. If you don't require good support in your boots, then these may work for you. I don't recommend this boot.
December 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillV Perfect!
Although I just received these boots I want to share my first reaction. Firstly, they look MUCH better in hand than on the website. The nylon is a perfect dark shade of olive and the leather is very dark brown. I ordered a size 10, which is what I order when wearing a bit heaver sock and they just fit right. The look is very British Country if you know what I mean. As for quality, the look and feel are there but time will tell. Since Bean offers free returns and no questions return policy I had no problem ordering them but they will most definitely remain in my wardrobe. The price point is well below similar quality boots. I highly recommend them and I am VERY particular. I also very rarely review anything.
November 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jccinoh NICE!
What can I say but 'WOW'...what a nice pair of boots. VERY good feel from the first time you put them on. Very soft leather. I ordered a 9 1/2 wide but did have to return for a 10 wide...as they appear to run JUST A BIT small. Anyway the return policy was great and the new boots arrived just a couple of days later.
I would recommend these...and best of all, they are LL Bean!
November 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snakeman Outstanding Boots !!
My boots arrived today and they were perfect right out of the box. Felt broken in and very comfortable at first wearing. I have owned 2 pair of the Allagash Oxfords and they are perfect for every occasion. They simply continue on and still look and feel great after years of constant wear. I purchased the boots for winter and I feel confident they will give me the same QUALITY and COMFORT as the Oxfords. LL Bean has a wonderful product with the Allagash line of footwear.
October 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by doublegunman Early season hunting boot
In over 50 years of dove hunting in the South, these are the best boots I have found. They are well made, very comfortable, and highly recommended.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bud42 Good service, good buy
I've just ordered my third pair. The first lasted years including an Africa safari on rocky, mountainous ground and various other hikes plus regular wear to the office and working around the house and yard. When the soles got smooth, I donated them to the clothing drive, and put the second pair into daily use. They're getting a little worn, but still have a couple of years in them. Pair 3 will stand by for dress until they are needed to replace Pair 2. The color and finish of these shoes is as good as any I own, as good as custom-made shoes. I also wear the oxfords, deck shoes, and moccasins. Obviously I am a satisfied customer. The only shortcoming to this shoe is that it will take on water around the tongue, sole, and stitching. I also have three versions of the Maine hunting shoe.
June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CPS0911 Soft right out of the box
I recently bought another pair of chukkas from a different brand for work (business casual), and I couldn't stand to wear them because the leather was so thin and cheap and there wasn't great support. These Allagash Bison Chukkas on the other hand really fit the bill. Great bison leather that looks like it will stand up to years of wear but is also soft and supple, a nice light sole, and great overall fit right out of the box. The length in the footbed was a little long. I normally wear a 9 1/2 and the length in these 9 1/2 were a little too long (perfect width though). However, the insole is a little thin (they felt great initially, but after a mile or so, they get pretty compressed), so with a aftermarket cushioned insole these are now a perfect fit.
June 11, 2015