Rated 5 out of 5 by mainetrailgirl Great fit, get the shearling insoles
These boots are great! The tumbled leather is soft and has that comfortable, broken in feel. The shearling lining is plush and cozy. But, please note, the shearling lines only the leather portion of the boot. The rubber portion is lined with a quilted type material. Definitely spend the extra money to get the shearling insoles. They make the foot portion of the boot just as cozy as the ankle portion. The fit is perfect. I ordered a 9 in the boot and an 8 in the shearling insoles. I am usually an 8.5-9. They will fit perfectly with light to mid-weight socks. They are so comfortable with the insoles. These will be my go to run around boots for the fall, winter, and spring here in Maine. And, they're cute, too! LL Bean: Please consider offering these boots in an navy/tan option.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MeghanB Perfect for New England winters
I just got my first pair of LLBean boots and I could not be more happy. The lining is so soft and keeps your feet warm. Also the fit is perfect for wearing thicker socks. Happy to have a pair of these after the last winter we had.
August 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by llbeanchicagoan Beautiful Boots That Are Worth the Wait!
I ordered these boots in December and they were on backorder. In February, I received a notification from LL Bean about the status of my order. When I clicked on the notification, it said that my order had been completed even though the boots had not shipped. I was charged $0 and after getting clarification from a customer service rep, I realized that my order had been cancelled without my permission and that I needed to place a new order. While it was a slight nuisance to place a new order when I had been willing to wait, I reordered in May, and it worked out because a coupon code gave me a 10% discount that I wouldn't have gotten with my original order. The boots finally arrived in July!
I tried them on and they are the perfect fit--I usually wear size 8 and these still have room for regular socks but would be snug with wool socks. Even without wool socks, the shearling made my feet feel super warm! I would go with the tumbled leather because the boots were not stiff so they didn't need to be broken in. The quality of the boots feels lasting and durable, but I have not tested them out in the snow yet, so I will need to update this review.
I have been on the search for winter boots that are fashionable, waterproof, and warm (while Uggs are warm and cute, they are not waterproof and the rock salt stains are hard to clean). LL Bean fits all the criteria. I think I am prepared for Chicago winters now.
PS Their customer service is exceptional. When trying to figure out my size, a rep helped me and answered all my questions. When needing clarification on my order status, someone readily emailed me back.
I can't say there is a con besides the long wait but it makes sense that so many people are after these boots!
August 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kk08 Comfortable and wide.
These shearling-lined boots feel as it they are already broken in, very comfortable! I originally ordered the Gortex-thinsulated boot but sent it back as it was way too big and pretty stiff. As for sizing, I followed the L.L. Bean recommendation. I normally wear a 9.5 and consider my feet to have a wide toe box. I debated on ordering these in a wide but I am glad I choose the standard M width. My toes seem to have plenty of room, no squishing on the sides. I did order the shearling liner to use during the cold winter days as I do a lot of walking outside on a daily basis. I can't wait to start wearing these this Winter!
August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColdFeetHater Super Comfortable & Lovely Looking Boots.
Hats off to LL Bean for making what I think is a perfect boot, at least for me. We are in the process of moving from a warm climate to Denver, so of course I don't have suitable footwear for winter weather. This is the second of three pairs of LL bean boots I bought from them with in the past few days, and I am so pleased I bought this pair. The fit is perfect, and the style is pleasant for the city. Of course the proof will come in the weather when the sidewalks are covered in snow, ice, and slush.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jen95 Everything you want in a winter boot
Let me start by saying I have extremely difficult feet. I wear hefty orthotics and have wide feet so finding shoes to begin with is an absolute pain. Then I guess because my weight is distributed wrong, they wear out unbelievably fast. My Uggs and Sorels barely made it through a full winter each.
These boots were the exact opposite though! They fit right out of the box following the size guide, which almost never happens. They were warm and soft and actually are in good shape after wearing them every single day (walking min 3km in them) for a Canadian winter. I can't recommend these enough.
August 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by baseballmom12 Can't wait for winter
I'm very excited about my new boots. I did struggle on what size to order and ended up ordering a full size smaller than my regular size. They are a perfect fit and I'll wear them with thin socks. I'm very relieved they fit since it takes months for Bean to fulfill the order.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ampwatt Follow LL Bean instructions
Great boots. First set was ordered based on my known shoe size, bad choice for these boots. Second try I followed the instruction from LL Bean, perfect fit. Long wait on this style so order early.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by canyonlander Warmer Leather Boot
Recieved this item in early summer so not sure how warm they will be in winter. Have another pair similar with thinsulate lining. This pair laces differently and it seems the laces are shorter for length of boot. These are easier to get in and out than the thinsulate pair from LL Bean. Will probably keep these as they are comfortable walking around the house with boot socks on.
July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RSRL RL
The boots are very warm and comfortable. I love it. Also, I bought another ones for my mom and she really appreciated that the boots kept her feet warm.
Thanks LL Bean.
July 10, 2015