Rated 5 out of 5 by F83312555 Saskatchewan cold.... no prob!!
Been a Bean Boot and Maine hunting shoe owner since the 80's ..... still have some originals and have never had any issues.
Being from a frigid northern area I have tended to wear Sorels during the winter .... However.... The quality has gone out the window. The leather is very thin now, and the rubber bottoms crack.
That's why I decided to by these tumbled leather winter boots. They're lightweight. Super dooper warm and look awesome.... Like the rubber bottom leather tops I grew up wearing in the 70's.
I clear my snow on an ATV with a plow blade and after extended periods with my feet rather motionless, I've never had cold feet or toes.
The tread pattern is similar to what you find on tires made for ice travel. I've yet to slip or lose traction.
As would be expected... these are the high quality you know and love from LLBean.
December 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ileneL Great Boot
Bought for a friend's 15-year old son. They live in Maine and he needed a sturdy and warm boot. He's a size 7 1/2 so I ordered an 8. Unfortunately, he has a wide foot. They went to LL Bean flagship store in Freeport to get another type of boot. He loved this pair so much, that he opted for a size 9 that's a bit big, but more roomy. He had a choice of any other boot but only wanted this one, which says a lot about the style and warmth. LL Bean should have more boot choices in wide sizes. I'm sure they would sell out like hotcakes. Kindly consider expanding to bring customers the choice of a wide boot.
December 13, 2015
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