Rated 5 out of 5 by YellaJeep True to a Bean boot
Not sure what other reviewers are experiencing getting into the boot but I've had no problems at all. I've worn Bean boots for over 25 years and these are made with the same quality that they have been forever. I've worn this pair a little over a year and they are holding up great. I have no reason to think they will last any differently than my 10 year old pair that have been restored and re-rubbered many times. As always pay attention to sizing if it's your first pair, if not order what you wear in your other Bean boots and they will fit the exact same.
January 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by LEGALBEAGLEWAREAGLE1 Heel slips badly
I love everything that I ever bought from Bean but these boots. The canvas slips on the heel and makes the entire wearing experience like roller skating inside the shoe. The canvas is a bad idea at least on the 6 inch boot. I am surprised by the flimsy character of the boot. The bottom is fine. It is just the upper that is WAY too loose.
January 18, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 Canvas opening too small
Great looking boots that simply DO NOT WORK. The opening at the top of the canvas is, quite simply, WAY TOO SMALL. I literally could not get my foot through the opening. I had to return them and exchange for the Gumshoe. People with abnormally small feet will love these.
October 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanBoot100 Almost Perfect
Ordered these back in Apr/May and they just came in. I knew the demand was nuts and they were on backorder when I placed it so I expected the wait. I was ordering more for fall/winter 2015. I already own another pair of 11" Bison Bean Boots so these were a shorter slip on option or better commuting option/walking the dog when its a little nasty out and you are not walking in a foot of snow/water.
I love em. One thing is funny though, the opening to put my foot in is very tight. Size 12's (normal shoe size 13). Once my foot is in, they fit perfect, but the opening up at the top of the boot is very tight, you end up folding over the back and then pulling it back up when your foot is finally planted.
Seems like this could be solved easily with slightly different stitching around the upper to leave the opening just a touch wider. Other than that, can't wait to wear them 4-5 days a week.
September 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Michellehl Love the look
I am female and decided this is the pair of Bean Boots I wanted. I already own a pair of the 10? shearling lined boots which are great for very cold and snowy days but I wanted something smaller and lighter to just wear with jeans, etc. I decided the 6? would be best as it was most different from the 10? I already own. The regular 6? Bean Boots only come in the tan/brown now. I really love navy blue and when I saw these Maine Hunting Shoes in Navy/Brown I knew they were the pair for me. It took 3 tries and I have been order and waiting since May (4 months.) Yesterday I received them in the size 8 and yay, they fit. For reference I am a women?s size 10 and the 8 worked for me. As other reviewers have mentioned the tongue is sewn in these and it makes it extremely difficult to get your foot into. I think if I wear not too heavy of a sock I should be fine and hopefully the canvas part of them will stretch over time. I don?t think they are the most practical choice of the Bean Boot product line but these are so cute!
September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarolinaGamecock Stylish and comfortable!
Great gumshoes that are stylish and comfortable. Only issue is the tongue which is stitched to the sides of the shoe is somewhat tight for my wide foot. Had to use a shoe horn but I think with time the material will loosen enough to avoid using the horn.
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toddfish very comfy, wide toe box, great for my wide feet
Just got my second pair, first pair was too small at the entry of the
boot where the tongue is sewn to the top of the boot. I own the 10''
boot as well but bought it in a 9. normally wear a 10 to 10.5 The
sizing chart they go by works for the taller boots but the opening is
smaller on the 6'' boot. That is the only issue with this boot, other than that this boot rocks! The boots are well constructed as is every thing I have ever gotten from LL Bean
August 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Huntingboy Good looking hunting shoe
I like it , LL Bean has good policy , product has good workmanship what i like the most is this shoe made in USA !
August 5, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by LEGALBEAGLEWAREAGLE1 TOO WIDE AT HEEL
This is the only product I ever bought from Bean that was less than satisfactory. The overall quality on this boot is fine. But the back of the boot is too loose and does not make for a good fit. It slips way too easily.
Everything else I ever bought at BEAN is superior.
June 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LEGALBEAGLEWAREAGLE1 POOR FIT
My overall experience with LL BEAN is very great. However, these canvas upper boots fail to meet the normal standards of excellence I have had with Bean.
The heel on the canvas model is awfully loose and the boot slips around like a loafer too wide. I had a shoe repair shop sew a pad in the back of the heel to make it fit; and while much better, it still is not quite right. My strong recommendation is to stay with the leather Bean boots. They are fantastic!
The canvas just ain't the same !
March 27, 2015