Rated 4 out of 5 by NDbirdhunter Great upland boot..
So far the boots are holding up well to upland hunting in North Dakota. I wear a 13 EE in most boots and these fit true to size. I added a set of Superfeet insoles for more arch support, but I normally do for other boots. My only gripe about the boots are the soles. They are wearing fast and add little traction. Add any amount of snow and they are terrible. My last two Pheasant hunts in ND had just a dusting of snow and I feel down twice crossing ditches. Hopefully, I can resole once these wear out.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Linkbelt Excellent Customer Service
I have been buying footwear, etc from Bean for about 30 years.
I don't expect every product that I buy over that period of time to be satisfactory. (about 99.5 % was/is satisfactory).
The soles of these boots came apart. The first shoe sole separated after a few months. I repaired it myself and let it go. After more than 3 years, the other one came apart. Being 74 years old, (now), and not working or wearing these everyday, I found these boots not to be up to the usual Bean quality. I have Maine boots that are approx. 25 years old, still good, for instance. I sent them back. I would not even bother to try this with any other company. I am not looking for free footwear, just want to get the quality I pay for.
There was no problem with a refund, they even paid shipping for me sent the old ones back. I think they have improved the quality of this boot, I will just order new ones. (they cost more now). They wear well and look good.. Bean gets a 5 star rating based on Excellent Customer Service!
July 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 ok
great boots they're extremely durable and war,but the soles wear through way to fast just got a pair for Christmas and the soles are already gone. they are great for people that only occasionally need boots not for people that need them often.
June 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Greggums Good boots
I bought them a year before even trying them on. I ordered my size, 11, and thought they were a little snug. After wearing them 3 times, they were completely broken-in. I don't hunt or spend countless hours in he woods. But, I do my fair share of walking (several miles at a clip) through deep snow, slush, and mud. I've never had a problem in those conditions. I've had to be more careful on ice, but then again, I never rush around on ice. The greatest thing about these boots is that they are so lightweight that they wear like a sneaker. It's very easy to move in them without the clumping around that I've had to endure with every other boot I've ever owned. My feet have never gotten cold or wet.
February 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeSwift LOVE em, with a caveat..
Got these to replace a competitors kangaroo boots that I loved, but finally wore out. These LL Beans ARE an upgrade, with the Vibram outsoles..I wear em often, as I teach outside 20-40 hrs per month with Project Appleseed.
As others have said.. beware of these in icy conditions.. I've never had a pair of boots land me on my backside before, but these have done it x 3..These are NOT the boots you want in packed snow/ice..
Other than ice, for all other conditions, these are some of THE BEST and most comfortable boots I've owned... and that's saying something..
Tip: To increase longevity, coat the exterior front toe area with an aftermarket coating product for boots, that's similar to bedliner..Google away..
January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AllOutdoors22 Extremely durable boot, ALMOST perfect!
These boots are amazingly lightweight and durable. Had my first pair for two years with barely any sign of wear before I returned them for not being waterproof. They had not been for day one,...but I tried every waterproofing spray, crème, liquid I could find (because I love these boots so much) but to no avail. Got my second pair and they are waterproof!!! But 3 month later the seam inside in the back of the boot started to separate. So disappointed. If only these were made well in the USA! Great boot but poorly built! So sad.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonRoofer Weatherproof,Warm and Lightweight Boot
Living in New England these boots are a must for me. Wet, cold, and Icy. Rubber soles, waterproof and light for a 16hr day. Easy to clean look professional and long lasting. These are the best boots I have owned in the past fifteen years. A coworker showed me his boots and I liked them and for A reasonable cost. The only problem is the soles can't be repaired.
January 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Acemoose SUPERB!!!
When I saw these in the catalog I had to Chat with a Bean rep to find out how much they weighed-- about 3 pounds, she sed -- and yes they are lightweight (because of the Kangaroo leather, which is lightweight but STRONG -- baseball shoes were once made from them).
My feet are delirious with joy because these boots come in WIDE size. I can wear a thick sock in them (woolen of course).
The laces are great - and look strong.
They are very comfortable-- i am wearing them around the house to break them in. The only thing that needs improvement is the SOLE -- Vibram it is, but it is not as agressive as some of the other (non-LL Bean) Vibram soled shoes I have had (in fact THOSE other shoes wore out way before the Vibram did). I suppose when these soles wear out I will have them resoled with the more agressive form of Vibram -- which is very tenaciuos in snow and ice.
Other than that -- NO complaints-- the GoreTex should keep me warm and dry in the fierce winter.
December 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LeakyBoots Leaky Boots
I owned these boots for several years and used them several times in the summer. Last week I went deer hunting in West Texas for 2 days when the weather was rainy and below freezing. On our first deer hunt of the weekend after about 1 hour my toes started freezing and after another 2 hours when I was back at the camp I took my boots off and the boot soles and my socks were SOAKED WET. I hunted for another 2 days in these LEAKY BOOTS.
November 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CSimp LLBean will fix a problem!
I ordered these boots for my husband & he says they are the most comfortable boot he's ever owned. The problem was that the lining started coming out after only being worn a few times turkey hunting. I should have returned them then, but didn't. He wore them to SD pheasant hunting, and the outside seam even busted. HOWEVER, after 2 years I have contacted LLBean, and since they have the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER, they are replacing the boots after almost 2 years. Their products are usually so well-made I never have to return anything, but it is nice to know that if there is a problem, they really DO stand behind their products! The boot is being re-designed for next season, so they told me to call back next August and they will send me a brand-new pair. Can't beat that! Barring these problems, which I assume will be fixed in the re-design, these boots would have gotten 5 stars! I am still totally pleased, since LLBean will back their product. THAT is why I continue to shop here!!!
November 27, 2013