Rated 4 out of 5áby wareagle2306 Great, But Definitely on the Bigger Side
I am a true 8.5 and I got these as a gift in an 8
I finally got these just before Alabama got hit with the crazy Winter Storms! I was so excited, but seriously considered sending them back because of the size. They are VERY large, but I just wear them with 2 pairs of socks (one "running" pair and the L.L. Bean Merino Wool Ragg socks on top). I will be honest, they still slip a bit in the heal, but nothing I can't deal with. I do believe that these are better for warmer (winters in the 30-40s) climates. There is no lining, but with the multiple/thick socks, my feet stay warm and comfortable. One of my favorite things about these boots was that there was no need for a break-in period! I have slightly wide feet, so sometime I have issues with my pinky toe, but that was never the case with these.
I took away one star for the sizing.
February 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby SNHReviewer Cute booties but loose in heels
These booties looked so cute and perfect online I just had to order them. I wear standard size 7.5, so I ordered 7 in early January. They were as cute in person as online but 7 was way too large in length/width/heels for me. I walked in them like wearing flip-flops. Returned them and reordered next size down, size 6, which was back-ordered. After waiting for almost a month, I finally got size 6. They still were so cute, and length/width were just fine, however heels were still too loose even in two pairs of socks. Sadly I simply can not keep shoes that don't keep my heels in place so I have to return this pair as well.
LLBean really needs to study women's feet better. Also, stop assuming every woman needs an inch thick socks! Please give us true-to-size shoes and we will worry about the rest ourselves.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Scatney Dry feet at last!
I have been searching for shoes that would keep my feet dry on muddy rainy days. I remember the L.L. Bean duck shoes I had as a kid but didn't want the same style. When I saw these, I loved the slip on style and the buckle made it cute boot. I wear a 9.5 -10 and went to the store to try them on. The 9 flopped around too much and the 8 regular was too tight across the top of my foot. I ended up ordering an 8W. They arrived today which happened to be a rainy day so I put them right on with my thickest pair of socks to see how they fit. They are a bit hard to slip on with thick socks but otherwise fit very well! I went out to run errands and came home with dry happy feet. They weren't super warm so I pulled the sheep skin liner out of another brand of boots and tried them in these. It made a huge difference in the warmth. I will order a pair of Bean liners when they are back in stock and should have a 4 season boot!
February 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby sperryville zero insulation
I bought these because they were made in the US, and I needed something w/ good footing. I planned to wear them w/ heavy, double socks and they were still too large and so I had to go down a full size even w/ double/triple socks. I was OK w/ the price and even having to pay the shipping to exchange them, but I wore them w/ two pair of hunter/camping socks and in 25 - 35 F weather and my feet just about froze. These have no insulation at all and actually seem to be pretty conductive. There is no liner available for them. These are pretty impractical unless you are on wet ground in a warm climate and I feel that they are a pretty poor value unless you are just buying them for their appearance.
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Citydog Fantastic.
I've wanted a pair of these for many years, and am so glad Bean's has brought them back.
The tumbled leather is gorgeously soft and lovely--it feels like deerskin, and there is *no* break-in period. I haven't used Sno-Seal on it yet, as I don't want to interfere with the softness of the leather. I might opt for a lighter spray-on product instead.
Sizing was a problem. I've worn Bean Boots for 30 <eek!> years. I wear a W's 11 street shoe, but tend towards heavy socks and I swap out the insoles for insulated or shearling ones, which tend to take up a little more space, and so have always happily worn lace-ups in a Bean Boot W's 11. I ordered the same in these and was walking out of them just in my living room, so it wasn't going to work in snow or Vermont's mud season. I sent them back for a W's 10, and while those were great length-wise, they were too snug across the ball of my foot with a midweight SmartWool sock and a SuperFeet merino insole. I sent those back for a W's 10 WIDE even though I've never worn a wide shoe in anything, and that was the perfect mix.
I did have to punch extra holes in the strap (and would have for any of the sizes) because the design as shipped is kind of goofy--the strap doesn't have enough holes on it to tighten beyond the tightness of the leather on the shaft.
The 7" height is good for slushy days and running errands and popping out to the barn or to walk the dogs. They wouldn't be good for deep snow because snow will get in. They aren't as roomy in the shaft as I remember the old school ones being--or maybe my ankles are a lot larger :-0 --and since they're fairly low I wouldn't try to tuck pants into them.
My only complaint is that the tumbled leather is so soft that you can't step into these without using your hands. The old ones were the typical stiff leather and held their shape so they were easy to kick on and off.
I hope LL Bean keeps these as a regular offering.
January 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Ceeley Wanted to love these boots
Was very excited when the boots arrived. The leather was very nice. I had contacted LL Bean Chat support prior to ordering because I wanted to follow up on reviews regarding their being large. That's what I love about LL Bean products is the honesty of the feedback. I had ordered LL Bean clogs a few months ago, loved the fit and wanted to confirm the size I'd ordered and make sure they were similar fit / sizing. The support person confirmed that they were sized large (as per product description) and I should order a size down which I did. I wear a regular 9 normally so ordered a regular 8. I had regular socks on when I tried them, ready to move up to thicker socks if required. The toe on these boots is very narrow and quite uncomfortable for my feet. The heel on them was wide so my foot flopped out of them. Nothing like the sizing of the clogs which I was expecting. Wore them around the house for a bit to see if they were going to break in but didn't feel like my feet were going to be very happy in these so will be returning them. Too bad 'cause they looked really nice and waterproof which is what I was looking for.
January 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby activeoutdoorsylady GREAT BOOTS
Been wanting a pair of these. Love the easy on/off. Will wear with heavier socks for tighter fit, but that's OK. Ordered a size below my usual.(love that I can get a W width). Thanks LL Bean.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Wickaboag Sadly didn't fit!
I was excited when I opened the box and saw these really good looking boots. I normally wear an 8W in all of my boots and shoes but the instructions said to go down one size so I ordered 7W. It took me almost 1 hour to get them on my feet and my toes were right at the end. After talking with a Product Specialist it was decided that my instep/arch was to high to be comfortable in a slip-on boot. The 8W would only have offered 1/4" more in the opening. So, I have ordered the laced Tumbled Leather Boot with the shearling lining size 8W.
Everyone was very helpful and knowledgeable and the exchange was simple and friendly. I'm excited all over again!
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Goldielocks418 FANTASTIC!!!
I was relucant to order these boots as there were not any reviews online. I am so glad I did. The boot is perfect for rain, slush, light snow days. I have worn them almost daily since receiving them in the mail. I use them to walk my dog and run errands. I find when I get home I don't want to take them off as they are so comfortable.
The height is perfect, I can tuck my jeans inside the boots or over the boot. The leather is super soft and the boots are warm with an average weight sock.
They are easy to get on and off. I am usually a size 8 shoe, I ordered a 7 and they are still roomy. The fit is loose as it should be. There is no problem walking in them with the extra room.
In addition to the comfort, they are super cute and unique!
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby FrenchBoston Beautiful lounger, no break-in needed !
I am a 8.5 M but I like bean boots in a Wide to give ample room for thick socks and a little bunion (yikes)
I have the mocs in a 7Wide and these loungers fit the same way in the 7Wide. I wear them with LL Bean ragg socks. There boots are great, they feel very nice around the ankle because the leather is supple and gorgeous.
Please keep these in the permanent line-up. Please add the navy and tan version too.
January 4, 2014