Rated 5 out of 5 by BabyGotBeanboots Perfection
I moved to New York last Christmas, and had no winter boots for when the chill came. So I started hunting for boots in September because I didn't want to be left in the cold again (...Polar Vortex, anyone?!).
I struggled with choosing between these and the Goretex, but chose Shearling because of the warmth factor and these were delightfully warm. They are still waterproof to some extent, but not as watertight as the Goretex boots, but if like me your feet are always cold, it may be worth considering Shearling, especially if you don't routinely schlep through piles of snow (the paths where I live are usually quite well salted/cleared).
Anyway I wear a size 8 (if the shoe runs particularly small, sometimes an 8.5) and chose to get the 7W/D as I found the 8B too big, and the 7B a little too snug. 7W is great, and I guess could be described as a 7.5. Pair them with the Cresta Heavyweight sock (Men's - because there aren't any in the ladies sock department) and I'm good to go!
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LUinPA Great Leather Boots
I purchased these boots for my daughter who is away at college. She just loves them and said that they are fantastic! She is a tough customer when it comes to boots, so if she likes them, that is enough to convince me. Great product!!!!
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnnaAcrossThePond These are superb boots :-)
I cannot recommend these boots highly enough. Super soft, supportive, comfortable, lightweight, yet sturdy. Great fit - you can tell the craftsmanship. Don't hesitate to buy these - I have been going back and forth over making such an investment and am totally happy I did. American made! Not a cheap boot by any means - totally worth it. Great shipping (LLBean quoted 2-4 weeks, they were here within 13 days of leaving warehouse).
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1tbone1 8 inch boot
8 inch shearling-lined boot is perfect. soft right size, usa made ,at a fair price. It should last many years,we are very happy with it.
November 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aaaaah Great boots!
I have wanted these boots for years! Great quality, superior warmth . Let the snow begin !
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent
Best boots I've ever owned.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by catskills87 first bean boots, best boots ever
I moved to the east coast 8 years ago, after growing up in the Pacific Northwest, but never actually invested in "real" winter footwear... I've since lost a lot of leather boots to salt damage and went through a few pairs of wellies after cracking, and usually my feet were cold/wet at the end of the day. Not good. After moving to a more rural/woodsy (SNOWY) location and experiencing last years polar vortex, I knew I had to finally upgrade this year. I'm so glad I did, these boots are beautiful/perfect/comfortable and WARM. Warmth was the key reason why I went with the shearling vs. the normal boots, and am so glad I did. Already they are more comfortable than any boot I have owned. These don't just keep my feet "not icicles", but feel toasty and warm, and like cozy sheepskin pillows. Except, with a rugged and practical exterior. Easy to walk in, the leather is beautiful, construction is solid. Very impressed.
Obviously I haven't experienced these in the snow/ice yet, but based on all the reviews I'm sure they'll hold up wonderfully. It's already pretty cold here, and the boots are already doing their part to improve my winter experience.
In terms of size, I usually wear a 9, have relatively narrow feet, and I got the 9. They are a little long, but feel pretty good in terms of width; I'll mostly be wearing them with thick socks anyway. I also might invest in some of the sheepskin inserts, as it seems like those might help fill some of the extra space.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanMEE perfect boots, true to size
I love these boots! They are warm and comfortable. Just a note, the shearling stops at the ankle, it does not extend to the footbed. I wear a 9.5 or 10, and based on other reviews first ordered a 9, but my toes touched the end and it wasn't enough room for a big sock, I exchanged for the 10 and they're perfect, not too big.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CollegeStudent2018 The Best Boots You Can Buy
They are a great fit! I originally bought a size 10 but learned that half sizes go down. It was quick and easy to exchange. The boots are comfortable and insulated and warm with good arch support. The shearling is unobtrusive and good quality. I definitely won't have to worry during the winter! It's definitely a good value for the price and don't forget there's a lifetime guarantee.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Logcabinlife Feel like a glove, warm,comfortable
I returned the 7W for an 8W, I had heard they run big, but for me the true to size was best. I returned them. The boots left Maine on Monday and I picked them up on Wednesday at the post office. Real good return service. I live in SE Ohio. I believe I will be wearing these boots everyday here. I do a lot of outside work and have a greenhouse that I'm in every day. I will not have to worry about my feet getting wet or cold now. I would say order these boots if you are on the fence about them, you won't be sorry. I've been wearing my last bean boots for the last 25 years and they are still in good condition. Also there is no breaking in on these boots, feel good the moment you put them on. And I think they will look great with my below the knee jean skirts. Thanks llbean for another wonderful boot! I think they run true to size, not small, I couldn't get the size chart to move to where I wanted it.
October 30, 2014