Rated 5 out of 5 by lakegrandma Warm and comfortable
I wanted these skates to enjoy lake skating here in upstate New York. What a wonderful replacement for my figure skates. The temperature has been in the teens and below, and my toes have not been cold, and they are so easy to put on and still get a supportive fit. I had to adjust to hockey skate blades after a lifetime of figure skate blades, but for lake skating this is the way to go. Unlike other reviewers, I found ordering a half-size up is a perfect fit with winter-weight socks, and I have easy-to-fit feet.
January 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by multitaskingmama Great Skates
I haven't been on ice skates in 6 years. Since my child just learned to skate last year, we decided this would be a great family activity during our cold winters. I was hesitant at first to spend the money on skates for myself, but so glad I did. I wanted hockey skates vs figure skates as I feel that you get more support in a hockey skate, but I didn't want a man's skate. Low and behold I went with the LL Bean skates. I put them on this past weekend and they were fantastic. Great fit (I take a 7.5 shoe) and I ordered the size 7 skate. Perfect. They were so comfortable and stylish (vs. a man's skate) and a little girl at the ice rink told me she "liked my skates" reaffirming my decision to buy these skates! I would highly recommend these. At first, I didn't know if I wanted the bag, but for a little extra $, I bought it and the skates fit perfectly. Overall: Great fit, nice quality product, highly recommend. Only suggestion is for the company to offer more colors (women like options)..
December 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Watersprite2 Comfortable skates, great fit!
These skates fit like a comfortable, insulated sneaker! They are quick and easy to put on and take off. Have them sharpened when you get them. They run just a little big, I take a 7 shoe, but have a slightly wide, hard to fit foot. A size 7 skate is comfortable for me with a thick sock. Perfect for skating on the slightly irregular ice on the lake in our town. I just have to get used to hockey vs. figure skates but have enjoyed using them already.
February 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by novascotiarunner ms
I found these skates very comfortable. I have a somewhat wide foot and there was lots of room in the toe. The "ratchet" tightening system is easy to use. Much more comfortable than my old traditional skates!
February 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by AllyinChicago Good Solid Skate
I wanted a warm, comfortable hockey skate that goes on quickly and easily, and these fit the bill. I am not actually going to play hockey in them, so I can't evaluate them on those terms. I bought them to learn how to skate on hockey skates after decades of using figure skates, and so far they are working out well. I wear a women's 8.5 shoe and the 8 skate fits a little big. Size down, not up!
January 25, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by notsatisfiedwiththeskates "comfort" skates not comfortable
These skates were very narrow. I was glad to see a buckle on them, but I do not think that the laces would stand up over time. They are very thin. I like my Comfort Figure Skates, but I returned these skates immediately. One skate had a dent in it that poked into my daughter's toe. They looked as if they came from a second hand store; they did not look as if they were new. Not worth the hefty price tag.
January 4, 2012