Rated 5 out of 5
by PortlandOregon2012 THANKS FOR THE RE- REDISIGN !
I purchased a pair of these in the "SHOE" version back in 2005-2006 and loved them... Chocolate brown color & black. I wore them until the sides of the big toe area started to crack last year. When I went to purchase another pair last year (2011), I was very disappointed in the re-design-- in color, style & in all the poor reviews about the poor fit, blisters, etc., So, I didn't buy any and went with wet feet.
When I received my recent Bean's catalog, I noticed the storm chasers were re-designed again! The Chocolate Brown/Coffee color is back, the look is similar to the shoe style I bought years ago, but even better--- It's a 6" boot!
I wear orthodics and they fit great in these boots. I ordered the same 8.5 size as I did 6-7 years ago and they fit the same. True to size, slightly wide.... for heavier socks and/orthodics,
Love 'em! Oh, and THANKS for listening to your customers and making proactive changes. This is what makes LLBean different & better than other companies. Don't change!
November 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sammymama Just right
I ordered these boots in a 6.5 after Wildcats didn't work for me size-wise. They are a perfect fit and not too stiff. I will be wearing them to shovel snow, walk our Samoyed, and run errands in rain or snow! With the nice vibram sole, I think they would even work for light hiking. I do think they have a bit of a design flaw in that the tongue of the boot does not come all the way up to the top resulting in laces sometimes resting on my shin. I just reconfigured how I laced them and they are perfect!
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great So Far
Put these boots to use first weekend of gun/deer season in South Alabama. Comfortable from the get-go. And warm without making my feet sweat. Had been looking locally for a pair and was tickled when I searched LLBean's website and found my idea of the perfect boot for me.
November 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TreeGirl Very, Very Stiff
I found the tops of these boots around the ankles to be extremely stiff. It was painful just to walk in them slowly around the house because of the way they cut into my ankles. I can't imagine the pain of trying to walk at a normal pace. I don't think there is any breaking them in. Otherwise the quality of the construction was good, although they could use a little more arch support. Definitely disappointing. They are going back.
November 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Scooners OWW MY ANKLE BONES!
These boots were perfect for what I wanted, but OWWW MY ANKLE BONES! For some reason, these boots no matter if I tightened them, loosened them, laced them lower or all the way up, really hurt my ankle bones. I could not figure out why they hurt so bad because the padding seemed sufficient. Everything else was great about this boot; the style, warmth, and waterproofing, but I can't handle the ankle pain. Back they go!
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by grandmatheshopper Women's Storm Chasers, Lace Boot
Very comfortable fit of a sturdy cold weather boot. I have already found them to be great to walk in and look forward to wearing them in the rain and snow!
November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nkb10984 Boots
Excellent fit! Comfortable! Kept feet warm & dry!
November 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by KEoutdoors Not waterproof!!
These boots worked great for a couple of months, then started leaking. My socks and feet got soaked after walking through grass with dew! I even tried re-waterproofing the leather with special waterproofing salve for leather, and still the boots leaked. I'm very disappointed, especially considering how much these boots cost. I have had similar, much cheaper boots from those big box stores last a year or more before leaking or cracking. At least they are fairly comfy and fit well. I'm going to try to get them replaced or get my money back. Right now, I and my wet feet are not happy campers.
July 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by beanopinion on smaller side
I normally wear size 7 but had to buy 7 1/2 even with regular socks. The inside seam where the collar is sewn in rubbed against my ankle bones. They hurt just walking across the room. Otherwise they were comfortable in the foot area. Had to return them. This is my 3rd try buying Bean boots so I've given up for now.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by snowbird43 Very comfortable
Wish they came in Wide, had to order half size up to get more width. Still can not wear mid or heavy socks with them.
April 17, 2013