Rated 5 out of 5 by QualityShopper24 Women's Hiking shoe
Love these shoes! I wear a 9W and they fit perfectly. I wear them daily and they are very comfortable. Just purchased a second pair in a different color. They fit like a sneaker only better.
I would recommend this shoe.
September 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanShopperinKC If only the shoestrings were longer...
I rarely purchase women's-sized hiking shoes because they are not usually wide when I order wide. I went ahead and purchased these and the wide is wide enough. They fit nicely and will be comfortable with hiking socks as well. My one complaint, and the reason my rating is 4-stars and not 5-stars, is that the shoestrings are just barely long enough to tie. With men's-sized hiking shoes, the shoestrings are always long enough to double tie, which means they won't come untied on me. These strings are not long enough to do that and I will be searching for longer shoestrings. I have numerous foot problems and require good support for walking any distance at all. I do like LL Bean's hiking shoes.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TraverseOutdoorGal I love these shoes!
I bought these to replace my Merrell Ventilators, which I've been using as summer walking shoes for 7 or 8 years (several pairs). This time the Ventilators are still going strong, but we are heading to southeast Asia in a few months, and I wanted to make sure my shoes would hold up to several weeks of walking in hot climates. Today I wore them all day volunteering at school, on my feet for several hours, and they feel wonderful. The insole is nice and substantial, and the outer sole is thick enough to provide a cushion on hard floors. More comfy than my Merrells! I am thinking about buying a second pair just to keep in storage.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sk8er Great shoe!
I found these shoes very comfortable and easy to break in. Went on some long walks and they did not cause my feet any pain. They feel very sturdy on my feet and look nice.
July 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by cbheath Poor Quality
I loved these shoes when I first put them on..But two 4.5 mile walks later, the small toe on my right foot was blistered, and then bleeding profusely. What I found were rough edges, material loose on the inside of the shoe. The left foot was ok. I will be returning them, and have purchased another pair of boots from LL Bean.
Be sure to check the inside completely before you wear them.
I have had several pairs of Bean boots before, and have never run into this problem. Different manufacturer?
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DamariscottaGirl Love the Shoes!
Purchased these shoes for a hike up Tumbledown! Wore them around for one day to break them in- then hiked with my students up the wet slippery Brook Trail of Tumbledown Mt. Awesome support- my feet were not the least bit sore- no slippage either! Great hiking shoes!
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Overfiftyhiker Great hiking shoe
I've bought several pairs of the Pathfinders. They work well for summer hiking, but I've used them especially for hiking the John Muir Trail in CA. The wide width option is really important, but also the fact that they do NOT have a waterproof membrane. That allows better air flow in the shoe and less problems with blisters. They turn out to be so comfortable that I don't even rush to take them off at the end of the hike! Because I have plantar fasciitis, I also wear them as my around town shoe.
My only complaint is that the sole needs to be more aggressive for New England mountains. I would prefer a Vibram sole or something that sticks to rocks better.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mochacita Pathfind Ventilated Hiking Shoes
These hiking shoes are perfect except they were a little too long. I normally wear a 9-1/2 in a LLBean shoes which is what I ordered but they were a little too long so I have exchanged them for a 9. I bought these hiking shoes on the recommendation of my son's experience with LLBean hiking shoes. He has had his, although a different style, for many years and has hiked many, many miles in them.
April 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dressinlayers Overall decent shoes
These shoes are flexible and have a fairly good amount of cushioning. They feel more like walking shoes than hiking shoes. Overall they are pretty comfortable except there's really not much arch support. Fortunately the fit is roomy enough to accommodate a different insole.
April 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mwhite2 Sized wrong! Fit like men's size 8.
Loved the look of the shoe in the catalog, not when I received it. The shoe was sized like a men's size.
April 9, 2014