Rated 4 out of 5 by Kbasch Bean Boots
I love the look of these boots. I haven't worn them yet (it's still hot in Bama). However these do run a little big. I wear an 8 and probably should have gotten a 7 but with thick socks they should be fine. Great boot!!!
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LowcountryLLBean Great Boot, Fits Big
This is my favorite pair of Bean Boots. I ordered a whole size smaller than my normal size (I wear 7--ordered a 6) and still have room for a thick sock. The bison leather is soft and beautiful and doesn't seem like it will need any breaking in!
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SimplyHere Love my new boots??
I had my eyes set on these boots. I love??the red soles!!!These are super comfy and well worth every buck you spend on getting new boots for the fall. I look forward to using these for when I go to upstate NY and go trail hiking! Btw, awesome customer service! I ordered by calling their 1800 number. Got my boots in 3 days! Super quick delivery! I'm a happyshopper ??
September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by awegner my take on the sizing issue
I have wanted these boots for a year but always backed away after reading reviews about sizing--they really seem to vary with some people wearing their size while others wear 1/2 to 1 size smaller than normal. The average seemed to be a half size, but I wear a whole size so that didn't help. So, here is my experience:
I wear a true woman's 9m in most shoes--though one foot is a little smaller. Against my gut feeling I ordered an 8 in these boots. I have tried them on with a variety of sock--right up to my thick Bean Cresta wool socks--and surprisingly they fit perfectly! I am very pleased with them.
So long story short--for this reviewer, ordering a WHOLE SIZE smaller worked. Even with thick socks.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by trentintx Greatest boot purchase I've made to date!
I absolutely adore these boots: they're comfortable, great for cold and wet weather, the color of the leather is stunning + the red soles provide a really nice contrast. I opted for this style of Bean Boot because I live in north Texas, so insulation isn't as necessary as waterproofing, plus I liked the appearance of the bison leather. The boots held up perfectly when we had a patch of cold and icy weather last December, but thick socks were definitely necessary for warmth.
Pay heed to the sizing warnings, you WILL want at least a 1/2 size smaller, unless you plan to wear 3+ pairs of thick socks all at once.
100% recommend this boot to anyone considering a purchase. I only regret living in too hot a climate to wear them weekly. But when it rains, I reach for these and am totally set. :)
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thpeaky Beauty meets comfort
I have another pair of Bean Boots so I knew they'd be comfortable but these are also beautiful and classic looking. Price is good, quality is outstanding and for a kicker the brick red soles give some style and punch! All that said I am in my 60's so not really a style princess. The leather is comfortable and most importantly my feet are DRY
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobbidaren LL Bean boots with red trim
I love the boots. Worth the wait. LL Bean advised upfront that the boots were backordered so I knew I had to wait. Well worth the wait... great boots. Fit exactly to size.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OneLuckyOne Bison boots = dry feet, but sizing is tricky
I bought these to wear while walking my dog during wet spring weather. As recommended by the friendly folks at LL Bean and the reviews, I ordered a size down (I wear a 9 and ordered an 8). I waited nearly 2 months for my boots, since they were backordered. I was so excited when they arrived and was sadly disappointed that they were too small. I tried them on with smartwool socks - I could get them on, but my toe was right up at the end. Even barefooted, they would have been too small. I was able to get a size 9 with only a week's wait. They are PERFECT. I've worn them with smarwool socks as well as cotton socks.
As noted by other reviewers, they are not an easy slip on/off because the tongue is stitched all the way to the opening. It's not awful, but not easily done while standing in the parking lot. The advantage, however, is that they are perfectly waterproof right up to the top, and I've tested this while walking on spring-flooded trails by the river.
I love the brown color and the orangey red soles add some style to what are otherwise truly functional boots. They are as comfortable as a boot of this sort can be. The leather is reasonably soft and I hope that it will soften more with wear. That said, I've walked miles in them right out of the box.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kramer451 great boot
Bought these because american made. Why spend this much money to buy shoes made in country that doesn't like us? Turned out to be most comfortable boots I ever owned. As a horse owner, I have had alot of different brands of all price ranges. Use them to muck horse and goat stalls, garden, muck in woods with kids. Spray off with hose and they are clean for running errands on rainy days. Love these boots. Would buy again and will buy for my 3 girls.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by akayzee great boots
These boots are great. While they are a little tough to get on at first- the tongue is attached on both sides- they are very comfortable. I recently wore them on a rainy night and danced the night away with no discomfort. They are also grippy on the bottom so no slipping and sliding in inclement weather. They look great and feel great.
April 3, 2014