Rated 2 out of 5 by Boomur these boots
I have a lot of LLBean in my wardrobe & I got these to wear in the winter slush etc. but although I get compliments on how good they look, since the tongue isn't connected to the sides at all they don't keep water out any higher than the bottom shoelace eyelet: very nice looking but not functionally weatherproof in the slightest so-disappointing.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Llewellin Extremely comfortable
Normally I wear shoes with custom insoles. These shoes/boots fit just right and were comfortable the first time and each time I have worn them since I received them. I wear a 9 EE and these are great. Thanks for having them made a bit wider, it would be nice to have some other shoes/boots that were at least EE's from LLB. I have not had the problems that others have had with the tongue or the laces. I tie them, give a bit of a yank and the knot stays tied all day.
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WeaKid Comfy
Perhaps the most comfortable shoe I have worn, as well as attractive. Seem to run a little small. I had to re-order for a 1/2 size larger but LLBean made that very easy. I have ordered a second pair for back up.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by RD108 Great on ice and snow
These chukka's are very stable on ice and snow. We have had a lot of ice this winter and the softer shallower vibram like sole is the best of all my shoes.
The shoes are very comfortable right out of the box.
I did have trouble with the tongue sliding and exposing the uncomfortable thick laces and eyelets so I sliced the tongue in two places to thread the laces and this has kept the tongue in place. Maybe something to consider in future models.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by draconiandave 4 th pair Bison Handsewns,
I have had 3 pairs Allagash Bison Handsewns. These are the best.
I went to get new laces, leather laces are awful, and got a shoe/boot compliment at the first store I went in, from a cobbler!
These like the loafers and probably all handsewn shoes are big and stretch. I wear a 12 in everything else. 11.5 is fine in all Allagash Bison Handsewns, at least for me. Tight for about 1 day. Beat these for $100, doubt it!
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AKMark So far, so good
Got my boots yesterday and was immediately impressed by the quality. Great fit, supremely comfortable. Wore them outside on ice and, so far, good traction. The soles do seem a bit soft so I'll keep an eye out for wear, but love them so far!
January 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joe35 comfortable and WARM
The shoe (chukka), in both the standard and fleece lined versions, has a substantial reputation. It is well deserved.
After wearing the shoes several times I found that absence of some kind of tongue stabilizer forced both tongues to work their way toward the outside on both shoes, not providing the protection intended. I may have a more pronounced problem with this issue than most. I was able to remedy this by cutting two small slits in the tongue at a lace crossing to run the laces through. Problem solved. This issue is the reason for the four stars instead of five.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanFanatic Allagash Handsewns (not shearling)
These fit perfect from the first wearing - no stiffness (no blisters!). They are great in the country or the streets of NYC.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pato12 Excellent ... so far
I've had these for about a week now. I walk about 2 miles a day to and from work from public transit. I love these. They are supportive but soft. I don't come home with sore feet anymore. I opted for the wider size given my giant feet, though I typically wear normal sizes. They are perhaps a little big (size 13), But I kind of like that my feet are locked into them. They are by no means so big that my feet move around. The leather is super high quality. I haven't seen issues with the soles yet, but I've only have them for a short time. I figure with Bean's guarantee if there's a problem I can swap them out. I'm looking forward to a harsh winter with these boots.
December 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Acemoose Love them twice over
I liked the first pair so much that I bought another pair. I wear size 7 1/2 Mens' but I bought size 8 because these run small -- probably becuz of the shearling lining which is WARM and WONDERFUL.
I only wish this Chukka came in WIDE sizes - my big wiide feet would appreciate the extra room-- I can only wear thin socks with these chukkas but with the shearling lining I do NOT have cold feet.
The laces #leather# leave much to be desired. They WILL break eventually and they do not stay tied. I had to buy aftermarket laces.
December 3, 2013