Rated 5 out of 5 by hibiscushoney Great winter/rain boot
Shoe is a bit roomy, but I thought that it was perfect for wearing thick wool socks in the winter and still having room for my arch support inserts. Definitely not a summer boot, but good for 60-20F. Love the look, worked with skirts and pants, can dress up or down.
June 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katherine12 Worth the wait!!!!
These boots arrived after a five month wait. They are beautifully made. The leather is dark brown (darker than I expected), but very attractive. The boots arrived with two sets of laces in different colors and a note of thanks for my patience as well as letting me know that they were made by hand by Lisa. Way to go, Lisa! They are comfortable and beautifully made.
If you want them for Christmas, order in the summer!
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by urbanhomesteaderInes Love these boots
They are cute, comfortable and totally waterproof! Exactly what I needed. I ordered a size down and they fit just right.
May 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by anysuchname simply gorgeous boots
The leather on these boots is beautiful, and requires no breaking in. Being that it's rainy springtime, they've been getting a lot of wear - with regular to medium thick socks - and there have been no blisters or awkward rubbing. I'm a 9.5W in nearly every brand of shoe, and got these in an 8, and I almost think I could get a heavyweight sock in these come late fall. The wait was worth it, and they arrived a couple of weeks before the date expected when they were ordered.
April 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CroakerNorge Don't call it a comeback, been here for years!
It's good to see this classic boot make a comeback - I grew up wearing Maine Hunting Shoes, and retired my last pair some time ago. They lasted through 4 snowy college years in Western PA, and well into my 20's. I was always a fan of the brown on brown style, so I decided to order the Bison "Bean Boot". Per the size guide, I ordered a size down (I'm a true 9), and they fit well. I have plenty of room to wear a thick sock without them feeling snug. I've also worn them with "regular" socks, and I don't feel like I'm swimming in these boots. In sum, they fit my foot incredibly well. Straight out of the box, they felt great - no breaking in needed. The brick red sole, dark laces, and supple leather upper make for a standout boot in a crowd of brown/tan Bean Boots (not that there's anything wrong with a classic). My main concern was that the quality of these boots would be lacking, as there has been a surge in popularity as of late, but they look/feel just as well made as ever.
January 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Knittingdoc99 Love my new LL Bean Boots!!!
This is my 4th LLBean boots and I think it is the cutest! I love the bison leather (soooo soft) and the brick red soles are awesome! I've been wearing it indoors for now as I didn't want to get it dirty quite yet. It is comfortable with medium weight wool socks. I also have the Gortex lined boots (Had them for about 14 years), The Bar Harbor all weather boots (new - barely touched but I love them), rubber moccasins (been wearing them almost every day this winter in Chicago since it is more rain than snow), and now the Bison.
It is a bit larger than one would expect but it is exactly as I expected when I ordered size 8. I usually wear 7.5 -8 in shoes and 8 in most boots. All of my LLBean boots are size 8 and I think it is the right fit. I can wear medium weight socks most of the time (enough wiggle room for the toes) and there is room for thicker weight or double layer socks for much colder weather. I am waiting for the shearling liners and that will make it so I can wear lighter weight socks.
I have not tried to get the boots in a puddle, yet, but there is tomorrow - expected to have icy wet puddles when the sleet melts. My husband has the classic boot and it is waterproof. I expect this will perform as well.
Nothing beats LLBean Boots in quality and guarantee. After all, it is made in Maine, USA!! :)
December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AshBauer Great Shoe
Love love love. Thanks for the quick shipping and quality product. I am very pleased. It can be hard to find something that fits when shopping online and your online fit guide helped me pick the perfect boot.
December 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dacks247 Can't go wrong with these boots
I've had these boots for about a year now, and wear them almost every day during the Fall. They are very comfortable, cute, and durable! I hike in them, and were them to work (Realtor). They are not insulated, but with warm socks will keep you toasty all day! They do run a bit large, but with warm socks, I'd recommend ordering your true size. My sister was home from Boston for Thanksgiving, and really wanted a pair, but they're backordered until April! Bummer!!
November 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by lilu Not Flattering
I was so excited to buy these boots, but now I wish I didn't. I've had them for a year now, and can say that they are wonderful for rain or snow, my feet were kept warm and dry.
When it comes to sizing (as you already know) these are a huge disappointment. I ordered half a size smaller so I could wear them with shearling insoles and thick socks, but they are still too big, which makes it uncomfortable to walk for a long time.
In addition to that, they kind of lost their shape and good looks, and now look like a pair of old shapeless farm boots, which makes them unwearable in major European capitals where I live and work.
As usual with LLBean- good quality, poor aesthetics.
November 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by canadiantuxedo Best Ever
Received these beauties Monday morning, brought them backcountry camping with me the following Friday.
Some reviewers said these boots were not waterproof, but mine definitely are. Splashed around a few city puddles without any trouble, and then the lake when we arrived at our campsite. My feet stayed dry the whole trip!
Needed some thick socks for the colder days but I would have expected that going camping in Canadian November with any boots.
I usually wear a size 8.5, and sized down to an 8 which fits my feet very comfortably with thick socks and a little loose with regular socks. Some reviewers were critical of the quality of the bison leather on their boots, but I couldn't be happier with mine.
November 18, 2015