Rated 5 out of 5 by terracegirl great, waterproof hiking boots.
So far on short hikes, excellent. Can't feel stones through the soles and they "stick" to rock like gecko feet. They really are waterproof especially with the 1 inch of rubber before you reach the leather and the rubber tips. Comfortable, but hard to dance in. Since they are somewhat narrow consider a 1/2 size larger.
September 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dave314 Great until you hit water
Boots are comfortable and I liked them a lot until this past weekend on a backpack trip when I got in to some wet terrain. The boots quickly got saturated and became awful to wear. It then got progressively worse to the point where walking through a shallow puddle caused water to flood in a and drain out of the boot in large volumes. I would not at all call them waterproof. otherwise though, a fine shoe.
June 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TooManyToys High arch meant they did not fit me
These fit my narrow foot, but the arch was too high. I own three versions of the Merrill Ventilators and they fit fine. They obviously use a different last for these boots.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mikeyman Waterproof boots
I purchased these for my son who is an avid hiker ....he loves them !
He informed me that he is out hiking in the woods today and his feet are dry, comfy and warm ! He states these boots are the best boots he has owned !
March 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Robsan Very comfortable and waterproof
I live in Michigan and I have been outdoors for 2 hours shoveling snow in 18 F temperature and I have warm and dry comfortable feet - I'm impressed. Great boots.I rated them 4 stars only because I've only owned them for a month.
February 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MaineSnowshoer Frustrated with the word water-proof.
Hiked in these boots for the first time last November here in Maine. About 2" of wet snow and slush on the ground. After an hour, I noticed the leather on the top of each boot was water stained. Completed my hike, removed these boots and found the sock on top off each foot wet. After examining the inside of the boot, I noticed the toe was wet in the boot as well. Now, I have Merrell snow boots, low cut day hikers and sandals, so I love the product! Found this boot at Bean and thought I had found the perfect waterproof boot I needed for both crosstraining and snowshoeing in the winter. Dissappointed to say the least! Maybe the Chinese put the boot together wrong? Taking these back to Freeport this weekend and will again be looking for a waterproof boot!! Love LL Bean!!
January 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by likedaisies so far so good!
Bought the boots for my husband for Christmas. So far he's enjoyed them casually and no complaints about the fit. My husband is law enforcement in a forest and likes to hike. If they weren't comfortable he would have said something by now. They are a good color and very nice build for hiking . Loved the purchase, it was worth it.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AOne New Boots
Needed new boots,, as both soles on my old ones had cracked clean thru, and these were the ones I thought most likely to be satisfactory and use my $10 coupons from LLB.
I'm not enthused with the web straps for the laces below the top two hooks, but they work OK. (I tend to grab the laces and pull them out of the straps if I'm not careful.) They seem a bit stiff from the outside, but they are comfortable, fit well, and keep the wet out when I walk in wet grass (have not yet walked thru puddles or high water--that's coming.)
So far, quite satisfied with them.
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZZNYC Excellent fit
I'm a novice to hiking, and never used hiking boots. In preparation for an upcoming long hiking trip (first in my life), I was recommended to use L.L. Bean as a reliable source. Against my natural instinct to avoid on-line purchasing of shoes, I took a chance and bought those Men's Merrell Phaser Peak Waterproof Boots. To my BIG surprise, the shoes fit perfectly, were easy to put on, and felt like specially made for me. As recommended, I spent time braking the boots in by taking long walks, and even use them in gym sessions. In short, no blisters, comfortable, and a good ankle support. An excellent buy.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WillInRhodey Great boots
I bought these a few weeks before my first climb (North Twin Mountain in the White Mountains in New Hampshire), and they didn't require much breaking in to be comfortable. After a couple of short practice hikes and a few days of normal walking activity, I barely noticed I had them on.
On the climb they supported my ankles very well. I wore high wool socks, and the combination kept my feet very comfortable despite the heat of the day and the mud & water we went through (as the trail was often split by a trickle of water).
I wear Merrells -- Chameleon4 Stretch Hiking Low -- as shoes about half the time, and these boots are just as comfortable as the shoes.
Very pleased with the purchase. I hope they last a long time!
September 25, 2013