Rated 5 out of 5 by Sizes Cool
Like others have said, best to size down at least a half a size. My shoe sizes varies, depending on the shoe and its use. Ordered these originally in a 12 Wide. Much too large (and I wear a 12 Wide in most shoes). Sized down to a 11.5 Wide. I put them on and yes, the leather is stiff. I walked around and where the shoe "breaks" around the toes/forefoot was very tight. I thought it might take forever to break-in. In less than half a day with minimal walking that issue was mute. The shoe already seemed to conform to my foot. Perfect. I didn't buy these boots to walk the dog, or to cut trees, or to garden in. I bought these boots for the "cool" factor. They look awesome with jeans. I'm 53 and not growing old gracefully. It's funny, but fans of the Dave Matthews Band have a blog dedicated to what boots Dave Matthews wears on stage. Obsessive I agree. You guys need to send him a couple of pairs to Charlottesville.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAJNYC Awesome boot,
Look great, feel great, fit great, and just AWESOME in the snow, sludge, and wetness of this winter mess. No regrets on these.
I'm a size 10, and not narrow. These fit perfectly.
AND THEY LOOK GREAT!
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by asugrad Really Great Boots
These boots might be the nicest pair of shoes I have ever owned. And I am replacing a pair of boots I bought while I was in Italy. I think that speaks for itself. The leather is like the baseball gloves I had when I was a kid, thick but workable. It may take me a little time to break them in.
I just walked to work in downtown Minneapolis through the snow, and the boots handled it easily. My feet were warm even with thin socks, and the boots look very nice with business casual. I walked right off the street and in to a meeting.
January 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Skimtastic Nice boot - rugged but classy
I typically wear a size 11 sneaker or dress shoe, so tried a 10.5 knowing these run a little large... had to exchange the 10.5 for a 10 to get the right fit. Had these now for about a month and love em... Leather arrives adequately-oiled so stomping around in the snow/mud/rain still left my feet dry -- and any dirt/salt residue wipes right off when i get home. Sole was stiff at first but loosened up a lot in the first week - very comfy for a semi-work boot.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shadelb Very Comfortable
Excellent boots. Purchased normal shoe size and they fit great. Wish they came in black as well.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yellowhat Comfortable does not begin to describe this boot.
This is a great looking comfortable boot. They take a bit to break in, but they become more comfortable as they do. They "dress-up" real well. I wear them with khakis and with jeans. I ordered them a half size smaller than I usually wear. They still have a little room, but if I drop another half size they would be too small. LL Bean has really done a nice job with this boot.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cvciii Good Boots!
Pretty comfortable right out of the box. They feel very sturdy and look rugged, but the smooth toe makes them stylish. You could almost get away wearing them as dress shoes if you wore long pants. The color is beautiful, too.
I read that they run large if you have narrow feet (I do), but I ordered a size below what I usually wear and they fit great! (usually wear 12s, ordered 11s, and the fit is great with a pair of ragwool socks).
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gdyear78 Just bought these and very happy with them
These boots are perfect for wearing around town, to work, etc. Nice high end look and the quality of the leather and boot itself is impressive. Much better looking in person then the pictures.
As a few others said I found I had to buy a half size smaller then normal. Normally wear a size 10 and they were too big/had to return them. Went with the 9 1/2 and they fit perfectly. Looking forward to many years of use.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HAPPYBUYERSCLUB Old Time Quality
What a great find. I had a pair of boots like these fifty years ago.Great leather , great fit, old time craftsmanship. I am going to enjoy these for a long time. L.L. Bean does it again. Bravo!
December 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sklib Nothing but compliments
I could not be more pleased with these boots. The color is gorgeous and the construction solid. This is a great work boot with a dressier appearance. I work in an office with casual dress, and these are perfect for both working at my desk and going into our manufacturing shop, as well as for walking around Chicago when I'm downtown.
I sized down a half size from my normal shoe and they fit perfectly. Highly recommend!
December 11, 2013