Rated 5 out of 5 by finishcarpenter High Value
The trick for any new boot is to get them very wet, then the leather will stretch to conform to your foot. I feel for the people who didn't go through this necessary step before returning to Bean. I am a carpenter who has worn these boots everyday for over 3 years. They are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn and have definitely stood the test of time. I am sure I can squeeze another year out of them, but my wife thinks they look a little beat at the moment. These boots represent money well spent.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by UpstateNYHandyman Workboot that fits and is comforable
It's been a long time since I have had a workboot that is this comfortable, and also functional. Quality workmanship and the Vibram sole made this an easy choice for me. The tread has an excellent grip and the leather is of the highest quality. I'm on my feet most of the day at work and already my legs aren't achy and tired, and the pain in my feet from just standing for long periods is no longer there. Thank you LL Bean! Money well spent, I just wish I had purchased these workboots sooner, ..... much sooner.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Islandguy great boots
I can not say enough good about these boots. The leather, inside and out, is 1st class. Both are glove soft, which makes the breakin time nonexistant. The first time I slipped them on I knew they were quality, actually, it was as soon as I picked them up. I've had custom made boots before & these are right there. They will keep you warm and dry....I've used them for 3 months in New England winter weather. Plus, they are made in the USA!
March 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by cuyamacawoods short laces
Received the boots today and seem to be good quality but, at this price point they should provide laces of proper length. Laces barely make it to the second lug from top. Will need to purchase new ones locally just to wear the boots. What's up with that LL Bean?
March 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by PedroPenduko I like it but ...
It keeps rubbing my ankle bones. After awhile it hurts. I returned it.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Vusch Katahdin Iron Works Boots...WP
I have only been wearing them a week and at this point they really feel great and will get better as they break in....the only issue I have it that there should have been boot straps to help get them on and the laces are too short...had to purchase a pair.
The people at LL Bean and the company are the best in the world to work with.........I love LL Bean!
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Egresh Perfect boot
It is worth every single penny, I would suggest this boot to anyone.... I love every feature to it.
February 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by jaymorgan Painful fit
I ordered these boots with great anticipation. I am a long time L. L. Bean satisfied customer and these boots looked like they just might last me the rest of my days. They arrived and were true to the pictures and description. Very well made. They just did not fit. My normal shoe size is 9 1/2 EE. The boot fit fine from just below the ankles just not above. There was only enough leather to barely overlap the tongue. I almost ran out of lace! I am a big guy at 6'1" 275 but my ankles don't have that much gain. Also I could barely force my foot into the boot. Even before lacing, the leather over the top of my arch was painfully tight. After what lacing I could accomplish saying it was painful was an understatement. The pain around my ankles was overwhelming. Loving the boot still (I know, I know! I fell in love with the boots!), I returned them for another 1/2 size larger. A 10 EE. They were only very slightly better. Still difficult to get on and still most painful. The "lasts" that these boots are constructed on must be for a lot smaller boned people. I have never had a problem with boots fitting before this pair. They are being returned to give the upland boots a try. :( Wish me luck!
February 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MNRenter Just not for me....
These boots came in and I really wanted to like them--however the overall construction was a bit off.....the left boot had some weird stuff in the lining and I couldn't get the fit to suit me.
They look good and at the regular price they should be very good.....
They just didn't meet my expectations and I wasn't going to keep a boot I paid that much for in hopes it would get better. I know I could return them and see what the next pair looked like but it was my decision not to do so--Bean would have been more than accommodating which is why I would recommend buying them to see how they fit/look for you with the return policy they have!
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by niftysunburn Excellent Boots
I bought these boots a year ago in preparation for the brutal Chicago winter. I was not disappointed. They have kept my feet warm and dry without any problems. After breaking in they have been comfortable to wear all day long. I also took these with me when I went to work at a summer camp this year. The first few weeks saw a lot of rain and flooded campgrounds. While other staff members were moaning about wet feet that ached I was perfectly dry and comfortable.
Originally, I was off-put by the price tag but I knew that LL Bean has a great reputation and that these boots should be lasting me a long time. They've held up well and I look forward to many more years with them!
February 4, 2015