Rated 5 out of 5 by tandt873 A Favorite Bean Boot
I have many pairs of Bean Boots and these end up being my go-to boots during the winter months along with my anniversary pair. I was immediately drawn to this new style canvas upper and I have really liked how the material is able to be cinched down more so than the traditional leather upper.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by have2hike These boots are sexy.
Finally made the jump and got them. More expensive than I'd prefer, but at least I know I'm paying for quality. I thought they looked like the old school combat boots and thus awesome. They were backordered nearly two months, and came in early after about 2 1/2 weeks.
Even though the comments said order down a size, I went with my gut and got my normal size. In thick socks they fit like a glove, haven't tried them with lighter socks yet, but I do plan on wearing them year round.
Wore them around the house for a full day, they felt like a dream. I took a nap in them! That night I wore them out to the bars, and even ended up on a dance floor in them. Not ideal, but they were comfortible, never once bothered me, and no one stepped on *my* toes ;# They're not as clunky as other boots I've got, in fact they're extreeeemely lightweight. Feels like sneakers. I got loads of comments from friends and strangers.
As if the universe wanted me to take these puppies for a real spin, my second day with them it rained. I intentionally walked through puddles for the first time since I was a child. Didn't feel a drop. Stomped through some snow too, traction isn't the best on ice, but I felt stable.
Overall, I want to rate these 0 stars so no one else will buy them and I'll be even cooler for having them, but that just wouldn't be honest. I'll round my 4.5, #because of the traction,) up to a 5.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheAbominableSnowman Style. Function. Quality. The way it should be.
Just when I thought I could not be happier with my L.L.Bean experience, I bought a pair of these Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Shoes. It don't get no better, folks (southern dialect implied). They are quite stylish as you can tuck your pants into the boot or drape them over and look trendy either way. I consider them to be the perfect blend of modern and classic footwear.
I tested them out immediately and wore them while working on a disc golf course design. With all the recent precipitation the ground is pretty sloppy. Mud and water were no match for these shoes, and the hike was quite comfortable as well. Be sure to adhere to the sizing chart guidelines for boots. I typically wear a 9.5, and the 8 is perfect.
It is no surprise these boots are legendary. The craftsmanship is superb and L.L.Bean's quality guarantee is unbeatable. And to top it all off, not only are they made in the USA, they are made locally in Maine - the way it should be.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SouthernNJersey Perfection
I NEVER write reviews on anything. Even great things, I unfortunately never find time to write about, however it would be a crime for me not to say something. This boot is perfect. Light, warm, looks awesome, and feels amazingly comfortable. Do order a size down though.
Additionally, Bean Customer Service has to be the best in the world. I spoke with real people, who knew my name without having to tell them, made returning the first pair virtually work-hassle-stress free. They even chatted with me about color, and ensured me that my new pair would be here by Friday at the latest and apologized I didn't get to use my first pair (too big) in latest storm that brought about a foot of snow. Like she actually told me this haha. Outstanding. Seriously they should win an award.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cmos LL BEAN heritage and quality in a fantastic boot.
*Disclaimer, it took a couple of times for me to get this right, b/c these boots run Extremely big. I am a size 10 1/2 usually, and I ended up with the 9's, which are a tad snug on the width, but still slip a bit in the heel. Also the color in the pics online is not exactly what you get, the forest color, which another reviewer posted a pic of the pair that came in the box, is much darker, and much better than seen online.
I love these boots, can wear them all year, manhattan to maine.
and love llbean, best customer service and quality in the business.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Darko Excellent Boot
I got my order extremely quickly. Ordered on a Tuesday, Delivered on a Friday.
The boots even come with a card of who made them, now that's american made.
One thing that surprised me about the boot is how extremely light the boot is. Maybe it's because of the waxed canvas, but the marsh brown looks exactly like the photos but lighter in weight (looks heavier in the photos). I usually wear a 8.5, but ordered a 7 as most boots tend to run 1-1.5 sizes large. It's still roomy, but enough for a thick sock.
October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maverick0406 Great boots
The boots look a feel great. Follow llbean's sizing suggestions and you'll be fine.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by hupdiggs Quality build, will own for years
love these boots. the material, construction and quality = top notch.
I normally wear anything from size 10-11 in other brands but ordered a 9 in these boots. They are plenty big, even with smart wool socks.
one small note: I have to tie them pretty tight so my heel does not slip. perhaps that's because I have a narrow heel.
May 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanFirstTimerKC Good boots
These boots have great style and so far have kept me dry. My only concern is the shoe laces--the first time I laced them up the laces "split", if you will, revealing the white underneath. Not too impressed with that. But everything else seems fine.
March 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bayshore Great Fit, Second time around. Look Fresh!
I am a size 10.5 and I bought the 10's. I wore them a few times and they were just too big. I ended up returning them for the 9's and they fit perfectly. They are a very light and fashionable boot. WEar them in the city or out in the woods!
January 22, 2013