Rated 3 out of 5 by ChrisMas Pretty Ok
I used the boots pretty hard... or started to at least.
I do a lot of nature photography which requires that I hike out pretty far in the woods, through mud, and sometimes stand in water for a while. Everything about the boots was working great (they were comfortable, were 100% water proof (added DWR), and stylish) untill about two weeks after I bought them.
I went to clean them and realized the soles were ripping off on both boots. If these boots did not cost $250 I would not have been so surprised, but the do cost $250, and the soles were ripping off (presumably from all the squatting I do to steady my camera and all). I am disappointed, but willing to give them another try. LL Bean customer service was helpful and is sending a new pair as a replacement.
Long and short: I think these boots are really high quality, but make sure you keep an eye on the soles.
October 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dbluesband Nice boots with heavy duty Vibram soles.
Fit very well. Will take a bit to break in as they are a little stiff. I will be using as gardening and general outdoor work boots. Have worn them for a total of 2 days so far. Hopefully the break in time is short. Haven't worn them in wet conditions yet but hope they are waterproof as advertised. Does anyone have any advise on keeping the leather waterproof ?
October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KF37 Great !
Bought these for my brother,, He loves them , size 11 double E, a little stiff at first, which is expected... And he is really satisfied..
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 6WolfWolfPack Great boots
I wasn't going to write a review, but after wearing these boots for a couple of months I decided to write one.
These are great boots. Very solid construction. I have no complaints. I have worn them all day every day for several months and they have only gotten more comfortable. They were a good fit when I got them but as time went on the leather comfortably softened up. Highly recommend. I wonder if those who had poor experiences had the correct size... I can't really think of another reason.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MichiganElectrician Fully Satisfied
Third pair in six years, each one as good as the last. I wear these boots on all types of surfaces all day every day. Outstanding boots, require very little break-in time. MADE IN USA
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doubles Exceptionally durable, always waterproof
As a Florida landscaper, my boots are the most important item I wear. They remain waterproof regardless of how much water I expose them to. I always own two pair at a time to alternate each work day. There is no other boot at any price that I have found which is better for my conditions. The waffle soles do pick up and carry dirt into the house if I fail to clean them before going in. Small price to pay for what I get.
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ExMainier Great support for my ankles
During the first two or three wearings, the boots were stiff and hard on my ankles. However, that didn't last long. The boots then quickly conformed to the shape of my ankles and give them great support. I consider them the best boots I have ever worn.
June 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rangerboots Katahdin Iron Works Boots, Waterproof
They fitted well. The upper is of excellent quality. They are Goodyear welted. Downside for me was the fabric lining which developed holes after moderate wear over a few months. Boots of this quality should have a leather lining. I might have to try and cut it out. In short, an excellent pair of boots which is let down by the lining. If they had leather lining I could see them lasting 5-10 years. As it is I reckon I will get 1-2 years out of them.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mtnfever very comfortable boots
My husband loves these boots! He hates buying footwear online but it's hard to find these types of boots (ie not hiking but not steel-toe work boots either) for working around the house like building our deck, burying the new electric line for the well, mowing/weed-eating, etch. He has rheumatoid arthritis with an especially bad ankle, which makes fitting shoes difficult, but these boots fit him very well. He's been wearing them alternate days, all day, and been very happy with them to the point of contemplating ordering the non-waterproof version for more variety. We ordered the regular size that he wears.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Namo Men's Katahdin Iron Work Boots, Waterproof
The best boots that I have ever owned. I've had many a trek into the Sonoran Desert. I've fished into snow melt waters in The Sierra Nevada's. The boots did what they were designed to do.
Unfortunately, the Grand Daughters play hide and seek and used our closet as a hiding place. They sat on the boots far too often. One boot toe cap was crushed. Try as I might, which included a trip to a cobbler, they never returned to factory specs. Unfortunately they couldn't be repaired.
They are well made, durable, and everlasting -- definitely the boot for an outdoors person.
June 6, 2014