Rated 2 out of 5 by RichardVtheHunter Terrible boots
I have had these boots for several months now. I was hoping that the issues I was having with them was a result of boots not being broken in, or not being used to them. But I am now realizing just how poorly designed these boots were. As upland boots, I expected something that could handle mud, wet leaves and grass, snow and a little ice. Nothing out of the ordinary for any hunter. I have worn them hiking, hunting and working. I was thoroughly disappointed in every scenario. They have no arch support (which for close to $200 boots is astounding), the soles are ATROCIOUS, and you can't lace them up tight enough to get good ankle support. The soles slide on every single surface, from damp grass, to mud, to any amount of snow, damp leaves, dry leaves, and damp flooring at a job site. I am thoroughly disappointed in these boots and expected much more from L.L. Bean.
March 29, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bu11et22 Terrible Soles
The boot is a great looking . Wears good . The uppers are great . Good quality . However the soles are TERRIBLE . I received a pair at Christmas and within a month the soles were coming apart ( separating) . LL Bean replaced them and the soles on the second pair separated within 4 months . I wear the boots to work . I work inside and do average walking during the day . The boots were not abused in any way to cause the problem. This is not what I've come to expect from a LL Bean product .
March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by datman Great Boot!
I was in the hunt for a cold weather water proof boot. I decided to purchase these LL Bean Upland boots and give them a try. I am really glad I did. Though I have only worn them for a couple of days I am impressed. They are comfortable right out of the box. Soft but firm leather. The fit was perfect (I ordered on half size larger to accomodate heavy socks). I may update this review if for some reason it is called for, but right now it is a 5 PLUS!. Bean gets it right again!
March 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sheik Best of the Best!!
?Have two pair; I totally wore out the first pair. Upland hunt three times a week four months a year. Put approximately 200 miles in the field under the most trying conditions over the past three years. I upland hunt Northern Illinois and North Dakota. Absolutely the most comfortable boot. Boot is totally waterproof. Wet CRP is the ultimate test and these boots held up
Took new pair to North Dakota last November; wore them four days walking in CRP (did not break in prior to hunt) approximately five to seven miles a day. No Issues!?
February 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeneralPhooey Can't Recommend These Enough
These are astounding. I was really hesitant to buy them online, not having seen them in person. Ultimately, I decided to risk it (well, LL Bean's return policy doesn't really make a blind purchase a "risk" but anyway). Couldn't be happier - these boots are just tops.
They're sturdy but completely comfortable out of the box (the review that mentioned how the boots are like slippers is spot-on). So far, they also feel indestructible. Super happy with this buy.
I think they might run a bit on the narrow side, but not actually enough to justify an exchange, in my case.
January 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lanternhanger As comfortable as house slippers
I purchased these boots for pheasant hunting in SD in October 2015. My wife can't believe I wear them all the time now. These feel and wear like house slippers. They were incredibly rugged while tromping around in corn fields while hunting. I did not expect them to hold up as well as they did. I would highly recommend these for any upland hunter. I have yet to wear them around extremely wet conditions but I feel they will do just fine. The length is on the small side. I typically wear 10.5 to 11. I had to send them back and get a 11.5. It was worth the hassle. Order up the first time.
November 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Easyon Don't buy if you walk much
I purchased these boots in April 2104 and 18 months later the soles have worn out and are falling off one boot. The only positive comment I can make is the leather uppers are still in good shape. But that doesn't count for much when the soles wear out and start to come off in18 months.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Culli Everyday boots
are needed by my husband who wears braces attached at the sole of his shoes. These have lasted for over 2 years and shine up rather well too.
October 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by SBMi Overall Great Durable Boot - Continued
I posted a previous review of these, but wanted to add a few pictures of what these boots look like after you put a few miles on them over the years - getting better looking with age in my opinion!
October 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Havelocksparky Comfortable out of the box
I had tried the Irish Setter Vaprotek and were some of the most uncomfortable books on the market for ME. First ordered size 11 Kangaroo too big, returned them, received small size and took them into the grouse woods for a morning walk. Waterproof so far and my feet had never felt so good. Time will tell with the tread but mud certainly does not retain on this tread and did not slip in the woods. I will always look to purchase first from LL Bean customer service is simply the best in the market.
September 28, 2015