Rated 5 out of 5áby PepperMillPatty OMG ... New Boots!
I received these boots from my husband as a Christmas present. My old L.L. Bean boots are about 35 years old and desperately need to go back to Bean for repair. Clinging to my old favorites, I never thought any other boot would come close to replacing them. Boy was I ever wrong! I've been wearing these boots for about a month now. The leather on mine is soft with little breaking in time. They are waterproof and roomy enough for a ragg wool sock too. I wear a 7 to 7 1/2 in a shoe so he ordered a Size 7. They are perfect! I love the red sole. I will definitely be walking the beaches this winter on the Cape! Thank you L.L. Bean for another great classic!
January 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Partymonster517 Anniversary Boots
Ordered boots for my daughter for Christmas and was not sure if they were sent because I could not locate them in my house. Had many packages delivered and did not remember receiving it. Called and LL Bean said they would send out another pair while they were going to track the order. I found the lst order and was able to call LL Bean to cancel a replacement order. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. Boots fitted larger than expected. Called LL Bean and discussed changing size. LL Bean sent out new pair while I was returning the larger pair. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE Daughter loves the boots and cannot wait for it to rain so she can walk through the water.
January 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
áby Chaela Wonderful Boots!!
My husband bought me these boots for a Christmas gift. I absolutely love them. So far they seem durable and well made. I ordered a size 8 and I was skeptical to whether they would be to small on me as my normal shoe size is an 8.5. However, the boots fit me perfectly. I will note I'm not wearing thick wool socks. If you plan to wear thick socks, I would size up. The only thing I could say negative about these boots is that the shoe laces could afford to be a bit longer. For someone who has super skinny calves would have no problem lacing them all they way up, I on the other hand have larger calves so I can only lace them up to the third from the top. This isn't really a concern, they still are functional, comfortable and esthetically pleasing. I look forward to hopefully getting years of use out of these. Thanks for being such a great company L.L. Bean!
December 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5
áby DMRKnits Comfortable, Dry, Stylish
I've had these boots for about six weeks and have worn them at least 4-5 times per week since receiving them during a particularly wet Ohio November. I waited to review because I can't stand reading reviews of items that the reviewer hasn't even used yet but says 'it's pretty' or 'can't wait to use it.'
As long as I'm not standing in snow for an extended time, my feet stay fairly warm. I picked the unlined boots for two reasons; the shearling-lined boots weren't lined to the toes, and these were the tallest boot available in this style.
I've worn several types of sock with these, and the best-fitting are my Bean mid-weight hiking socks and Bean ragg wool socks. I wore a pair of tall hand-knit socks with a drop-stitch pattern on a spur-of-the-moment five-mile hike and rubbed a raw spot on the back of my leg, just above the ankle where the leather joins in a triangle. I've worn them since on 'planned' hikes, but with boot socks, and not had any problems.
I have flat, somewhat wide feet, so the fit was a bit narrow, but good with the right socks. I love these boots and look forward to a lifetime of wear.
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby MissTaraAshley My search is over!
I fell in love with the vintage-style, extra-tall Bean Boot a few years ago when I saw a model wearing her mother's old pair in a photo shoot. Every few months I would search ebay, hoping to find a tall pair in my size. Imagine my delight when I saw that LL Bean decided to re-release this old design this year. They are SUPER comfortable; lots of support in the foot bed. I normally wear size 8 or 8.5 for boots; I ordered an 8 and they are perfect. My only complaint is that the rubber foot sometimes leaves my feet hot & sweaty - they don't breathe well at all - but that's what you get in exchange for waterproof. The leather was a little stiff the first few days, but is breaking in quite nicely. I love wearing mine laced up only half-way, leaving the tops a little "baggy" with cute wool socks showing. My roommate has tried to steal them twice. A must-have.
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby LDoyle Best boots I've ever purchased
The quality of these boots cannot be overstated. Very comfortable, waterproof, and cute! The two sets of laces both complement the boots perfectly. The leather is extremely soft and beautiful in person. I live in Northeast Ohio, where the winters demand tough boots. I have no doubt these will last many years to come.
I am normally a size 7.5, and as directed, I order 1.5 sizes down. They fit perfectly, with room for a pair thick socks. I haven't worn them in snow yet, but we had about a week of heavy rain after Hurricane Sandy, and these boots kept my feet warm and dry.
I would absolutely recommend them.
December 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby MsKayInCA LOVE this boot
I have always wanted a pair of LL Bean Boots and now that it's the 100th anniversary of the Maine Hunting Boot I decided it was time to splurge. I am so glad I did. The weather out here at the NoCA coast has been soggy and my feet have stayed dry and comfy from the first moment I put them on, with no break-in period needed. I am normally a 7 but I like to wear extremely thick and cushiony socks so I stayed with the 7 and it is perfect. Plus I'm the envy of everyone around me, I get so many compliements on them because they are so great looking! I would recommend them to anyone who wants a nice leather waterproof boot to kick around in all day long. No blisters or sore feet.
December 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby NatashaD Anniversary Boots
Love these boots. They run wide so I wear a thick sox which makes them cozier. I am a college student walking across campus all day these boots work for me. Feet stay dry and the boots work with skirts as well as jeans. I love the leather and the red soles.
October 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby happyhappyhappy88 Love these boots!
I am normally a size 9 in shoes (sometimes an 8 1/2 in dress shoes). After reading all the reviews, I ordered one size down (size 8) as suggested, with confidence. The size recommendations were very MISLEADING. Going a size down might work if you plan to wear lightweight socks. However, these boots are not lined so you will need a nice, heavy cushioned hunting/hiking sock or ragwool for warmth and comfort in the late fall/winter months. I should've listened to my dad! I exchanged the 8 for a size 9 and they are perfect! These boots are a little tricky to pull on anyway (which will probably get easier once I've broken them in) - you'll appreciate that little bit of extra room getting them on. We're having a bit of an Indian summer here in southwest PA so I have only worn my new Maine Hunting Boots once so far for a short hike in the woods, but I LOVED THEM. I wore them over my jeans - they had great traction on the wet leaves and they look great too. The 100th anniversary red soles add a lot of character. Can't wait to show them off this season! :)
October 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby birthdaymama00 A birthday surprise
My daughter remembered me saying how much I loved these boots as we walked by the store window display at our mall. I wouldn't have splurged on them for myself because I have four children who actually need boots and I am a suburban mom who actually likes these boots mostly for how they look, although I do hike and like to muck around outside. On the morning of my birthday this September my two oldest presented me with the huge box of boots. They had saved their money for them. It was very, very touching to me and I will never forget it. My daughter said the sales person was very helpful in sizing and assuring them that if Mom had to return them she would have no problem. This made their first experience of buying me a sized item very pleasant and made them feel confident of their purchase. I will wear these boots as much as I can!
October 3, 2012