Rated 4 out of 5áby blackhillsmomma my hubby luvs his new shoes
My husband really likes the wear on his new hikers. Wear well fit great.Serves their purpose got a great buy when he bought them. Refuses to take them off while he is sleeping
February 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby MikeMcb Very comfortable, sturdy
Note: short term review...used shoes on a very hilly, rocky trail for a 7 mile 90 minute walk. These trail shoes were a luxury compared to the cross trainers I usually wear. Feet / shoes felt very secure as I was coming down some very steep hills. 2 days later and no negative feelings to my old feet from this good workout. I am used to workboots, Timberlands typically.....which I love. These shoes felt great. 2nd note.....this is a review after very short term use; I hope the positive results continue.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby GAOutdoors Great Pair Of Shoes !
I usually take a 10.5 D in a New Balance athletic shoe, but took the advice of the other reviewers and ordered 1/2 size larger - 11 D (Medium width) for a great fit. These shoes are perfect for everyday casual wear with jeans etc. The shoes fit great right out of the box and required no break in period.
This is a very comfortable pair of shoes !
September 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby gilaw23 comfort shoes
I feel very comfort on these shoes
August 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby Anthony1234 Not For Everyday Use
1. The advice offered by other reviewers to order Ż size larger than your actual size is good advice.
2. Do not think of these as jogging shoes that just happen to be waterproof. When worn they feel much closer to light hiking boots. I weighed the Trail Model Hikers and my New Balance jogging shoes: New Balance (one shoe): 14.4 oz.
Trail Model (one shoe): 18oz. (1 lb.4oz.) or 20% heavier.
Conclusion: these may feel a little clunky for everyday walking, but if waterproof hikers are what you want for occasional wear, they should be fine.
August 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby jaycocamper great value
out of the box comfort ran 1/2 size small.great value,
July 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby chasbo two different sizes
Left shoe fits, right toe jammed up against toe box. These look like shoes that could take a beating, but I have two feet of the same size. I'll try Targhee Bryce in a 10 medium and pray for a good fit. At least the returns are easy.
June 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby BoulderTrailHiker Falling apart after a year
I really wanted to like these shoes. I typically hike 350 to 400 miles per year and need reliable, comfortable shoes. I ordered them a half-size larger as per suggestions in the other reviews -- this turned out to be good advice.
It took about twenty hikes (~150 miles) to break them in. On the plus side, they are warm and waterproof and I have worn them in temperatures ranging from -10 F to 95 F and slogged through mud with no problem.
The problem is that these shoes literally started coming apart at the seams after about 25 uses, and after a year the rubber soles are separating from the uppers. The treads themselves are still in pretty good shape but the entire shoe is just falling to pieces. I expect I'll get another season out of them but I can't take the chance of having them self-disassemble while I'm out on the trails.
I have some LL Bean gear going back thirty years, back when LL Bean was synonymous with quality. I was pretty excited when the shoes showed up and was impressed with their weight, but that turned to disappointment when I realized these shoes are not meant for frequent hiking.
Don't expect to get more than a couple hundred miles out of these. If you intend to keep your shoes for many years, spend the extra $ and get something that will last.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Geojanitor Great Hiking Shoe
I have just received my second pair of these shoes and am glad to see that LL Bean has chosen to keep a winner. I used the first pair for two years of day hikes, and international travel. The uppers and lining are in remarkable shape and if not for wearing the sole through to the mid sole, I would be wearing them still.
For the type of hikes I use them on, I often experience steep rocky trails or slickrock, deep ruts and short water crossings, nothing technical but not just walks in the park either. For travel, they have stood up to long days of walking city streets and cobblestones with no soreness issues the next day of wear.
The "waterproofness" is OK, not like wearing rubber boots, but in 40 years of hiking I can;t say that I have ever found a trully waterproof hiking boot. Last Spring my daughter and I hiked Zion in 6-inches of new snow and they did not appreciably wet-through. The support is excellent for a low shoe;I have never had a twist or sprain. Break-in is relatively easy and with the right sock, blister-less.
The wide size provides ample room in the toe-box (I take an EE shoe normally). For my first pair I bought my regular shoe size and had no complaints. For my second pair I sized up a half size to allow for a titch more swelling-room. I am not sure I really needed to do that.
With regard to the shoe-laces that some commentators have remarked on, I actually like them. They do not fray at the ends, and after two years they still look pretty good. Round laces always come undone, so just double tie them and you will have no problems.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TheFarm These are good
Now they are on sale I might purchase another pair. That's how much I enjoy these.
May 18, 2014