Rated 3 out of 5 by awmvermont Tried these boots twice...
I ordered these boots in February. The fit was just fine (size 6 & I wear smart wool socks with them). I got lots of compliments. After about 2 weeks the zipper on the right boot got stuck in the up position. I would gently tug and wiggle the zipper and it would work- only to get firmly stuck again. I got frustrated & ordered a replacement pair. The second pair quickly arrived and looked slightly different and didn't fit. They felt as thought they were a half size larger. It looks like previous reviews commented on sizing... however, my first pair fit- but zipper didn't function and second pair simply didn't fit. Strange. I had high hopes.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by chuckles1357 omg -- can't explain it but it fits!!!
i was absolutely expecting this too be terribly narrow and the heel to be too big. i wasn't even going to try them on, just go straight to the mink oil and hope that worked as it did for another reviewer. I must have one with a manufacturers "defect," because it fits great!! the funny part of it is that i have a very wide foot!! I had to laugh, because i just got lucky!!! There's no reason for this to be so comfortable right out of the box, but i'm glad i was sent the pair i was!! Lucky me!!!
February 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by question1 Revise previous review
I had previously reviewed that these were great boots. I ended up returning them because they didn't break in. The leather is so hard, that after a day of wearing them...the top of my foot hurt so much. I think the design of these boots are poor....and no breaking in will fix the problem. I am so dissapointed to return these boots, because they are very good looking, with a sturdy heel. Too Bad. LLBean's Quality had degraded over the years. They are using cheaper manufacturers.
February 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by question1 Quality Made Boots
Very Pretty Boots. They are true to size but snug. However, Since they are leather - they will break in. They are snug across the bridge of the foot. I am a true 7.5 m...and that is what I ordered. I am keeping these. Its nice that the sole is stitched rather than glued. At the sale price of 49.99 bucks...good deal. I would recommend. I give it 3 stars...because the dimensions of the fit are not great...but again...not painful....so in my case, I think a little stretching will make the boots perfect.
January 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DistinctVoice Uncomfortable
I love the look of these boots and the great sale price. However, they are too narrow across the top of the foot even after trying slowly to get used to them after 2 months. The soles are clunky and inflexible. The zippers chafe the inside of the ankle even through socks. After an hour I have to take them off.
January 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dogrescuernc Great boot, but...
I love the look, color (Dark Sienna), style and practicality of these boots. I especially love that they are waterproof leather. The fit is also true to size in terms of length and width. They fit best with a medium to thick weight sock, but overall the sizing is right on. However, the leather is very stiff, and the boots cut across the base of my toes when I bend my foot to walk. I have only worn them briefly around the house, and my feet hurt across the top base of my toes. If I wore them for an extended period of time, I would have sores across my feet where my toes bend. I am sad because I waited all season to get these. They were finally on sale AND available in my size, but now I will probably end up returning them.
January 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by OmaK Guess that you get what you pay for
Purchased my first pair of LL Bean leather boots in about 10 years and I was reminded of the quality of that last purchase with the product description, "handselected leather upper specially tanned for rich, deep color and exceptional softness". Seriously??? I am so disappointed?. These boots are made from stiff, thin leather that is not evenly colored. No wonder they were offered online at such a discount. The old saying that you get what you pay for is certainly applicable with this product.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Potterygirl To make them fit better
I received these boots a few weeks ago. I tried them on and they were snug. Headed to the shoe polish box and pulled out the mink oil. Lathered on the mink oil and let sit overnight. Polished the leftover oil off and slid them on again. Perfect fit. nice and comfortable (this also helps with waterproofing) For those with fit problems, try mink oil. BTW I just ordered a second pair. I think I am going to need a spare pair. Good boots are hard to find. Thanks Bean's
January 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WarmnPA Classic Leather Boots
Although I read some negative remarks about the fit, I love these boots. My foot is somewhat narrow but I don't usually buy a "N". I
wear 6 1/2 or 7 & ordered a Sz 7 to accomodate socks. They fit perfectly & the high quality leather is beautiful. I have received a compliment each time I wear them. They are comfortable & practical. These classic boots are the best item I've purchased this season & at an unbelievable sale price! .
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JRTlady Just Pefect for Me
I watched these boots go down in price than looked at the reviews. When I saw all the too narrows, I thought that these boots may fit me.
I wear a 9 slim sometimes can wear 8 1/2 Narrow. They came the other day, and I was almost afraid to try them on. I had somewhere to wear them tonight so I took the chance. My foots slipped right into them. They fit me perfectly. The leather is beautiful. The top of the boot is stiff on my shin, but over all I'm very pleased with them.
January 16, 2014