Rated 5 out of 5 by LoopyLez I'm DE-LIGHTED!
Nothing seems to fit me comfortably and I cannot always be barefooted or in my Bean's shearing slippers (sometimes it is just too warm for those!). What to do facing a new home no longer in the city? What to do for the trip to Glacier, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons? I took a chance that something that had been around for this long just MIGHT be workable.
When I opened the package and took out my boots, I had the sense of good craft work and then, I tried them on. I found them so perfect that I wore them for the entire first day with medium weight socks. The fit is perfect, enough room for my toes to move easily...and who knew a boot could be so flexible? The trip is coming up...these boots don't seem to need a break in period. Check in again in a couple of weeks and I will report on the way these worked on the trip! Thank you LLBean!
August 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by delavw8 Beautiful and Comfortable
I've been eyeing these boots since last winter but there was a very long back order so I ordered them in August to avoid that problem this year! The leather and design of the boots is gorgeous and the fit is very comfortable. I wear a 8.5, ordered a 7 as recommend and the fit is great. I usually dread the cold weather but I'm kind of looking forward to it this year so I can wear these bad boys. Would recommend ordering them now before they're back ordered again!
August 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by coopergm comfortable great fit
I normally wear size 10 and ordered size 10. The boots arrived within the week. The boots have a beautiful classic style. I tried them on and the fit is perfect. I wear orthotics so the size 10 gave enough room but not too much. My toes did not touch, if I had ordered a 9 I think it would have been snug for a thick sox. There was some extra width but my feet did not slip. I could drive with no problem and the boots looked good on. I prefer a little extra room in boots versus the toe right at the end. I can wear medium to thick soxs. So far not a big issue getting my foot with sox into boot, if any resistance is found, the loop at rear of boot is useful to use a bit more force to get foot in. Very comfortable to walk in. I did not find my feet sweated and I tried these out this week with temperatures of ~27. Look great with jeans. 2 pairs of shoelaces received, a nice touch. Ordered the LL Bean sox so will give a try. These are not technical hiking boots but overall very good structure and support for outdoor activities and walking. There is an overall good feel about the boots and convey a pleasant feeling. The leather is very soft and the gusset tongue will ensure wind resistance and no water or snow less than ~5 inches in.I suspect I can wear during winter with thick soxs but for very cold will wear my winter boots These are late summer to fall to early winter boots. Very pleased with purchase.
August 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrcBoxerMom Fantastic Boots!!!!
I walk my dogs on wooded trails every morning, rain, shine or snow. When the ground is wet and muddy, I've been wearing rubber rain boots. These do not hold up to trail walking AT ALL. So after my third pair started to leak (like all the others!) I decided I was going to spend more and get something that would hold up. I wore them for the first time this morning and am VERY happy with them. I followed the advice of LL Bean & customers and bought one size down. They fit perfectly. (I have a slightly wide foot but was able to wear medium width) Because the tongue is sewn to the eyelet area (I'm guessing to prevent water from coming in) they are a little hard to get on. But I'm sure they will stretch eventually. I also am notorious for having to "break in" shoes and boots and usually end up with blisters. These boots were comfy from the minute I put them on! BEST decision I ever made. The money I've wasted on rain boots in the past just about equals what I spent on my LL Beans. Wish I would have been smart and bought these years ago.
July 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Huby Husband
Bought them for my wife, she loves them. Great workmanship
July 13, 2016
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