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
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrittanyTheGreatest Had to return them but im still happy
I had been talking about wanting some rain boots at work when 2 of my co-workers interjected and told me the best rain boots were made by LL Bean. I had never heard of LL Bean, but when I researched them and saw the wide variety of "duck boots," i was sold. I wear a size 10 in womens, but I often have to go up to an 11 because not many designers make a 10 1/2. I was unsure whether to order a full size down, as advised, or to order a 10. Well, I ordered a 9. I loved them! They looked great, the leather felt good, and they looked small and cute on my feet. But after wearing them I found myself constantly pushing my foot back inside the shoe because my toes were at the very top.
The boots didnt hurt but they were getting uncomfortable. Needless to say, I sent them back to exchange them for a size 10. The 10 has a lot more room in them, which i great, but they're a bit too big. I guess the perfect fit wouldve been a 9 1/2. The 10 is not only a lot bigger than the 9, it looks a lot bigger than the 9. I dont feel like they look as cute on my feet as the 9 did, but I LOVE them nonetheless!!! Wearing these boots are usually the only thing I look forward to on rainy days. Also, I must commend LL Bean on their friendly customer service and on how fast they deposited my money back into my account after doing the quick exchange. Kudos to you all! You now have a customer for life!!!!
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJoannaJ Follow their sizing instructions
Love the bison leather and the red is not as bright as in the picture, which i enjoy. I didn't want see the red all the time. I debated between this style and the iconic bean boot. This style was available the soonest but pricier. Glad I chose this style, I don't want my shoes to look like everyone else but I still wanted the design of the bean boot. Very comfortable as well. I am 5'10 and I wear a 8 1/2-9 shoe depending on the type. I purchased an 8 in the medium width. They fit great and look nice with skinny jeans. The brown will go with everything and Im not going to look like I'm trying too hard with the original style. These are understated. The leather is beautiful and looks like it will look richer the more I wear them.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Squawkers Best footwear purchase ever
I have way too many shoes and boots, but zero regrets about adding these to my collection. I was worried about the size, but the 7 fit perfect (I wear an 8 in most shoes) with thick socks. Wasn't sure I would like the bison leather, but didn't want to wait months for the tan. Love the bison! Beautiful leather. Several reviews indicated difficulty getting the boots on and off, but I found this to be no problem with the laces loosened a bit.
These will be perfect for the cold rain and snow. They have already proven themselves to be among the most comfortable shoes I've ever had. I wore them on a recent trip that involved lots of walking. No pain, no blisters, a rarity for me. I only wish I had ordered the shearling insoles which are now on backorder until February.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JB67 MY BEAN BOOTS!!!!
I've been looking "duck" boots for awhile and tried on a few different manufacures. Decided to check LL Bean and found these, was a little worried about the size. But after reading other reviews decided to order. Knew i couldn't go wrong with the durability of the product. Took them on vacation to North Carolina and wore them straight out the box to go hiking.
what can i say....PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT!!!
I LOVE MY BEAN BOOTS!!!
November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SCSODEP Great boot
Stylish, size was a little large but that's ok. I will be able to wear thicker socks with them.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by coolmamato3 Satisfied Customer
I love these boots. The leather is so beautiful and I know they will last for years to come. I am generally an 8 but 8 1/2 in sneakers. Based on their recommendation of ordering down, I decided to order both the 8 and 7 to save time on delivery (they were backordered at time of my order) Without a doubt, the 7's won out. The toe area seems a little narrow to me. But 7 is definitely the better fit. The 8's were quite big in both length and width even with thick socks.
November 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by swgirl nice but there is a fault in shoe
I read other reviews commenting on the tongue being sewn in but thought was not a big deal. Well for me it was, the tongue folds in on both sides (and maybe this will work in and soften) but it was thick and put uncomfortable presser on the spots of my foot where the folds were. Other then that they were great. If they would change the tongue , this would be great and maybe offer an insulated version
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cwilliams33 Love these!
These boots fit me perfectly.... I typically wear a 9.5 and ordered an 8 and they fit great! No issues getting them on, and love the 2 types of shoelaces that come with them... definitely worth the money for the quality!
November 4, 2015