Rated 5 out of 5 by DoctorSeVen Beautifuly Understated
From 1880 to 1940 is with out a doubt the golden age of men's clothing. No time period ever got more things correct than that era for what men love in clothing. Theses boots are a time capsule of perfection. A simple design executed perfectly coming together in a boot that is, as tough as it is comfortable and can go with almost any outfit. From rugged out doors, to a garage work floor or a more urban setting you can fit in with just about anything. Pairs best with jeans or chinos.
You can expect about two long wears (of about 8 hours each) before they break in and feel like that boot you reach for every time you go out.
The boots leather is thick but supple with the logo hidden under the laces on the tounge. This is the boot of an adult man that sees foot wear as a nessesity not the urban fashion statement we see on other boots.
The company assembling this boot is Chipawa so you know it will be well made. You are buying it from L.L.Bean so you know the company standing behind it won't let you down if something is wrong. Mine were perfect right out of the box. I have fairly wide feet so I really do appreciate the fact that they are offered in wide sizes. Slimmer looking ten one would expect from a EE but I found them roomy enough on cold days to be worn with thick wool socks and on warmer days a clasic cotton.
As a person that spend 210 days a year traveling the globe I can't afford the space to give up for many pairs of shoes. I have to get it right in just one. These are my personal boots of choice when traveling. I can give them no better rating, praise or review, then saying simply this "I am wearing them as I write this review from my phone 1500 miles from home. I believe in them that much."
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BB38 Great looking boot
Really nice styling, very sturdy and great value.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by haines99 Very impressed
I expected a very good, quality pair of boots, but my expectations are exceeded. I own several pairs of Red Wing, Chippewa, etc, and these are top-shelf. I could not make them more perfect, from craftmanship and fit and finish, to wear and comfort. The look is classic whether I'm in the field or the office.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Boots
Chippewa makes great boots. They keep your feet warm and dry in the wet winter months. Very stylish. A timeless classic.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prospice Katahdin Plain Toe Work Boot
I'm very pleased with the quality of workmanship and materials in these boots. Though I've only worn them a few days, I can see that they are breaking-in more easily than others and go well with casual pants as well as jeans.
The service in the Danbury Ct store was excellent, making the entire experience very good. I recommend these boots to anyone looking for a sturdy footwear that can be worn in a variety casual/working occasions.
I've shopped LL Bean for decades and have always found the products live up to expectations. These boots are no exception.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeorgiaMtns Good looking and a great value
Great looking boot, comfortable and meticulously crafted from the very finest leather. I find these boots so comfortable that I am wearing them daily. Will probably order another pair just to give the current ones a "breather"
January 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by IrishKing Right foot great!
Yeah, I know. That sounds odd. But it's all I can tell you now. I ordered mine a half size small based on other reviews. It fits and feels great. It gives me the support I need not only in my foot per se but also for my ankle. It comes over the ankle and that helps.
My left foot is in a doctor supplied boot for another two weeks at least. After we get that arch and tendon healed I'll use the left boot. I'm certain it will do as well as the right.
I have never spent this much on boots or shoes but consider it well worth the price.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crabapplesam Where them every day
I bought these boots last December and have worn them almost everyday of 2014. I live in Chicago and they've held up through our terrible winter. I am in management in a production facility and these are perfect for me, whether on the shop floor or in management meeting. I love them. A little polish now and them and they look like like just came out of the box.
January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kathyvan work boots
there are great they are almost too nice to work in
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bootshopper4567 Love this boot!
I purchased these boots for my boyfriend for Christmas. It's always a risk buying footwear online due to sizing issues. Plus he suffers from plantar fasciitis so the boots need to accommodate his orthotics. I was hopeful with the Katahdin as it is made by Chippewa -- he has had a pair of their heavy-duty work boots for many years and they fit well and provide good support. The Katahdin boot was true to size -- a perfect fit for his foot and his orthotics. We were looking for a semi-dressy, handsome boot for work and leisure that would provide adequate support for his heel. We tried the Red Wing Beckman model and preferred the styling of the Katahdin boot over that more expensive boot. Additionally, the Beckman in his usual size wouldn't accommodate his orthotics. The Katahdin leather is beautiful. It has only been two days, but he loves this boot so far. Thank you LL Bean!
December 26, 2014