Rated 4 out of 5 by Bort Excellent, but....
Moving to Rochester NY from Australia mid-winter I agonized over suitable foot ware, and decided on these boots for their low temperature rating. On arrival I was concerned at the tightness of fit and stiffness, however the wool inners relaxed perfectly after a couple of weeks.
Subsequently these boots were fantastic, allowing me to walk hours in the snow each day.
HOWEVER after two seasons, the sole (especially at the heel) has worn away so rapidly that the internal structure of the boot is visible. This allows water and snow to enter the boot.
I approached customer service at the local store about getting them resoled but am informed that this is not possible for this model, however they would gladly replace them for me. While this is indeed lovely and part of LL Beans cache, I feel slightly uncomfortable given how much use they have taken to claim an entirely new pair of boots, but does make up for what otherwise would have been a slightly disappointing experience.
So if you are happy to take up Bean on their generous replacement offer, and wish to use these boots hard, they will serve you well for a limited time
August 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CoriF Great Boot For My Needs
I know this will sound strange, but I purchased these boots specifically for walking my dog. The pet area in our community is never shoveled in the winter and the summer dew is awful in the mornings. I needed a pair of waterproof shoes specifically for this purpose.
I have a wide foot and I find that even with thick socks, the boots fit great, so I listed them as "somewhat wide" since I didn't buy boots that were sized as wide.
Although these are listed as good through -25F, I think that's only if you're wearing winter socks. My toes have felt a little cold in normal socks when standing in the snow.
The boots have laces, but because of the design you don't really need to lace and unlace them all the time. I just slip my feet in and out.
July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debmx Homerun
These boots saved our college tour. During the record breaking cold freeze in Rochester. After the first day of -10 degree temp I drove to Ll bean in Victor NY. I bought my son these boots and he loved them! The rest of the trip I was jealous and wished I had his boots. I had my own but his were so much better.
March 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Suprisingly minimalist!
I prefer to wear minimalist footwear and, while these definitely are not minimalist, they are a surprisingly good compromise in that they have a wide toe box, are flexible, and are almost flat. I also own a pair of Bean Boots, which are actually not as minimal, since they have such a tall heel and narrow toe box. I wear the Snow Boots to walk to class in Boston 2 miles away. They work great, especially when they're broken in. I'd love it for L.L.Bean to work on making a truly minimal winter boot and also have vegan options.
February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlacknGold Worth every penny!!
If you need a great pair of winter boots that look good, keep your feet warm, at a fair price and 100% guarantee, you'd be smart to grab these! :)
February 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by LLTed Poor fit, not much tread
I saw in other reviews these boots fit true to size or a little big. I'm a 10.5, but because I wear double wool socks I opted for the 11. Much too tight in length and width, and I looked like a duck already and decided to just return them, not get a larger size.
The tread is also pretty tame. I live in the country, plenty of snow and ice, and need something that will dig in. Not these. Another reason not to keep them.
I am looking to replace 10+ year old snow boots from LLBean that are 10s, aggressive tread, easy on and off, but leaking and just worn out. I have ended up with another brand from a different supplier.
February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by PBilo Like the removeable liners, needs better treads
The boots are comfortable. I have found them warm to a point. If the temps are around 0 degrees, your feet will stay warm if you are continually moving. The treads need to be redesigned as these are WAY TOO flat. A lug pattern would make these boots a much better item. The removeable felt liners are very nice. So far, the leather uppers and rubber bottoms seem to be good. I have noticed that these boots are made in China. I spoke with a Customer Service Rep. at the Freeport store. She mentioned that the only boots made in Maine were the Maine Hunting Boots. That's sad. We (Mainers) should be doing Leon Bean proud by making ALL of the footwear here in Maine, where LL Bean began.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Winter Boots
I ordered these boots for my 15 yr old son, for snowmobiling, ice fishing, and general winter wear. He has worn them several times in temps near zero and has said his feet stay warm. Great LLBean quality, as always. Highly recommend...
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Signals Comfortable fit and Warm
I bought these boots because I needed insulated boots to do a Rapture ( bird ) study at a Federal bird refuge for 1 1/2 hours at sunset in snow and temps in the 20s or lower for 3 1/2 months. The boots keep my feet very warm. You just spot with scopes and binoculars looking for the birds, so you stand in 1 place for an hour or so.
I compared these boots with a pair of Columbia Bugaboo boots rated for 25 below zero. My feet were extremely cold. Returned them.
My LL bean boots were great.
January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by purchaseit True to size
Warm, waterproof and true to size. Has removable inserts. Nice well made boot.
January 28, 2015