Rated 5 out of 5 by BenInBb Great! Best purchase in a long time.
I bought these before the Polar Vortex Winter of 2013, which was both very cold and very snowy where I live. These boots were among the best purchases I've ever made. Although LL Bean doesn't claim that they're waterproof, I've never felt a drop of wetness through rain, snow, or slush. I wear these with thin socks as rain boots and with thick socks as snow boots. They're wonderful. I love them. I highly, HIGHLY recommend them!
October 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by PKinGA Run Big
I wear a 10 in Nike and I ordered a 9.5 in these boots. I am sending them back as they are still too wide in the toe cap area and still a bit too long. I have reordered a 9 as I do like the look and sole of the boot. The problem is they don't come in until January :(
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Boots
These boots are just what I was looking for. They are a great casual boot, for wearing with anything from dress clothes to shorts. I wouldn't use them for the same activities as "work boots", as I'm not sure that they'd hold up so well, but I don't think that's what they are intended for. They are a semi-rugged, casual boot.
Please keep selling these L.L. Bean!!!
June 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by GoodoldMaineiac Comfortable, but not rugged.
I had been eyeballing these great looking boots for several months before I finally gave in and bought them. My use for the boots was mostly normal around the house type of work, and just for casual wear.
When the boots first arrived I was very happy with the look. When I put them on I noticed the toe box was a little bit larger than expected, but no big deal. I threw a nice comfortable insole in them and bam, I was content with my boots. Very comfortable and easily broken in after a day or two of normal wear.
I have now had the boots for about 2 months and I am returning them. LL Bean has a good reputation for quality products but this boot was made to be worn as fashion not as a boot. If you look at most of Beans boots they have triple stitching along the vital parts of the boot, this boot is single stitched and after two months of normal boot wear 3-4 days a week the vertical single stitching on the outside, midfoot,is completely gone and the boots are much more ventilated than intended.
These boots might last forever as a fashion statement to look good, but for functional use they do not have a chance.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by logicalyspeaking Excellent
I bought for use in winter, to walk to work on icy sidewalks. I wear them all the time. Very comfortable. Leather wears well and looks great. I oil them at least once a month. Only negative is laces. buy extra pairs, they don't last long.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by momchenr Would Recommend, For Sure
My wife got me some UGGS, but for men, for Valentines Day. I wanted something a little bit more utilitarian and classic, so we returned them and after a lot of research, I got these. They arrived promptly, look sharp, and after two weeks of constant wear, they are broken in. I used Penguin waterproofing on week one, then coconut oil on week two, and they just keep getting more and more comfortable. If you're on the fence about getting these, I hope this review convinces you you won't be disappointed. The bonus is that they're basically guaranteed for life, and knowing that gives me peace of mind.
March 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by gwnorth23 Really dissapointed
First off Bean service has been top notch all the way but I am just not happy with the quality here. I needed something with traction as my Katahdin's just don't have the winter traction I need so I thought I would give them a try, First impression was good as I liked how they looked but leather/materials were no where near the same quality as the US made Katahdin boot. Within a week the stitching came out but bean was quick to replace. So onto the second pair. I went to pull them on yesterday and the pull tab ripped off in my hand. Looks like I will have to take these back and try another brand. I would like to have the waterproof version of the Katahdin but a little pricey at 225.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChadS Awesome Boot
I have had these boots for about a month now and absolutely love them. The leather was soft when I first opened them from the box, but now they continue to get more soft and broken in. I wear them everyday at work and find myself not taking them off when I get home until I get ready for bed. I am very pleased with this purchase. Thanks L.L. Bean.
February 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by avp1319 Broke immediately!
Purchased these boots as a gift for my boyfriend. Was thrilled with the style, they are really great looking boots...but the bootstrap snapped after only TWO days of casual wear! The stitching completely ripped right off the back of the boot. Thank goodness for the satisfaction guarantee, but I was so disappointed. I really expected better from an LLBean boot, and it's embarrassing when you think you are getting a high-quality product for a special gift.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GR8Boot Great Boot
This is a beautiful mid-sized boot. The well crafted leather not only looks and smells great, but also does a wonderful job of blocking the outside elements from getting in, while the fleece lining does a spectacular job of harnessing the heat generated from your feet. The cushioned sole and padded tongue ensure a comfortable feel all day long, and the rubber outer sole has already proven its non-slip ability on a wet sidewalk. I've only had mine for a day, but I might already buy another pair!
January 29, 2014