Rated 5 out of 5 by westcoastpreppy Great Boot
The bison is very soft and supple and will only get better with age. I like the colors of this boot because they are subtle. I have had many compliments on them. They are perfect for Seattle weather and much more functional that the Hunter boots that are such a trend here. I wear an 8.5 or 39 in most shoes but I got an 8 in these boots based on recommendations. I have worn them with the cotton rag socks and they are still a little big. I plan on getting the wool ragg socks to improve the fit.
November 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by MariH Leather is stiff/ thick, fit is difficult
The red soles do look lovely but the bison leather is very thick and stiff, making it extremely difficult to get in and out of these boots. Once inside, the length and the width are good with just enough room in the toe box -- so I know I have found the right size. However, the height -- where the leather upper meets the rubber -- is awfully tight and uncomfortable. Maybe my feet are too tall? Even if the bean boots fit you well, I would not recommend the bison leather -- the regular leather actually looks better and is softer, making it easier to get in and out of your boots (unfortunately, the red soles are only available with this odd leather option).
November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lilybird71 LL Bean Boots 8" Bison
I am thrilled with this purchase! I opted to not get the lined version and have been wearing them with wool socks. They are exactly what I wanted them to be! Fit is pretty true.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by karid Glad I bought these
I needed a good pair of waterproof winter boots and these definitely fit the bill. They do run small, so pay attention when ordering them! I'm an 8.5 usually but I got the recommended size 7 and they are still a little roomy! I knew I was going to wear them with thicker socks, so that's not really an issue.
The build is sturdy as I would have expected. All around a good pair of boots!
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by funkay PERFECT
I was looking for a boot to wear around the farm and on walks with my children but not one that was stiff or unwieldy. I love this boot! Not only was there no break in time, but I was also able to remove the insole and replace with my custom orthotic. Last weekend I walked 4 miles in them and they felt better than my sneakers. When the weather turns a little cooler, I'm going to switch out my orthotic for the sheepskin insole. I also love the red soles and the soft bison uppers, which are pliable easy on my ankles. The extra bonus is they look cute as well. As for sizing, follow the advice and size down. I typically wear an 8 because of a wider forefoot and the 7 is perfect with thick wool socks. Thanks LL bean!
November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewToTheSnow Exactly what I needed/ expected
The fit is great, they are totally water proof, warm and comfortable. I have flat feet and was concerned about the arch support but it is extremely comfortable. My first day wearing them I went on a 3 mile hike no problem.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WVQualityShopper L.L. Bean Bison, 8" boots
Due to having difficulty finding shoes or boots for my feet that don't cause pain somewhere on at least one of my feet, I was extremely pleased with my L.L. Bean boots. I ordered a size smaller, since that was recommended, and they fit perfectly. These are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn, and they are painless. I wear them all day with a pair of wool socks, and they are great! I'd recommend them to anyone!
October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by NurseKerrie Get These Boots!
I was so excited when these boots came in the mail. I put them on right away and went to run some errands to break them in. They didn't need any breaking in! They felt so comfortable right away.
I needed some boots that worked for the Climate on Vancouver Island - Wet, cool and slushy in the winter, but not freezing. These are great and they look great too. The grip is great on the bottom and I can walk my dog for hours.
DEFINITELY order a size down if you aren't planning on wearing giant socks. I am normally a 9, sometimes a 9.5, and I bought an 8 and they are perfect with normal lightweight socks.
October 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Good basic boots for fall and spring.
Need to wear warm socks for proper fit.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEAN07 AWESOME BOOTS!!!
I ordered a size six (usually wear 6 - 6.5) and the fit was great. There was room for a mid weight/thick sock when needed in the winter months.
The leather and quality is wonderful and well done!
Bottom line - LOVE THESE BOOTS!
October 23, 2013