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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryabki Good boot
In case you will be surprised, these boots are made by Chippewa. In fact, mine came in a Chippewa box.
Almost all the reviews have been in the excellent range. A few have reported manufacturing mistakes like bulging seams which, of course, rub. So it is a "biphasic" experience for buyers: either excellent or very bad, very little in between.
This seems to be the case with many bootmakers including, for example, Redwing. The industry either can't detect this level of manufacturing error or simply depends on customers to do so. So, although this is rare, you should check immediately. If you want to have this sort of heavyweight leather boot, you have to do this everywhere. The best place to do so is LLBean because the return policy and procedure are wonderful at LLBean. If you bought one of these boots at another store, you probably couldn't return it after you left the store. If you call the LLBean customer service before returning, they will ship you a new pair immediately and wait for your return.
January 31, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Allen1988 One problem
These shoes are excellent in every way but one. After two weeks, the sole comes apart and I don't know whether it has something to do with the glue they used but the craftsmanship of the shoe itself is fantastic. Just the sole.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdirondackBob Great Everyday Boot
I needed a boot for daily winter wear that looked a bit more upscale but would last. These are perfect. Right from the box they fit well and that can be a challenge for me. I have worn them every day and there was virtually no break in needed. My only complaint is the the laces were too short to double knot. I suspect the size 13's I ordered were beyond the range for the standard laces, easy fix. If you like 'em, get 'em.
January 7, 2015