Rated 5 out of 5 by Texflix Quality Hiking Boot
I've begun to shop LL Bean because of their reputation for quality. I've worn these Pathfinders several times and they are wonderfully comfortable and light weight. I bought the sale color, which looks really nice. Not to mention this was a GREAT value!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcgiver I'm very pleased
I ordered size 11M in the Pathfinder Ventilated Hiking Shoes since that is the size running shoe I buy in the popular brands on the market. The fit was excellent and these shoes required no breaking in. I walk a few miles on a trail with my dog almost every day and the difference in comfort between these and the running shoes for walking on an uneven trail was immediately apparent. The shoes provide superb footing and protect the bottom of the feet from any protrusions in the trail surface much better than my running shoes. They do feel a tad heavier but I've had no problem with that. I realize some reviewers state the shoes run narrow or wide or long or short but my experience finds they are a true fit to what I normally wear.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HarrisburgWillie Nice shoes
Having only worn these shoes for a couple weeks I can say they are very comfortable. I like them very much.
As far how well they hold up over time, I'll have to wait to have a valid opinion.
February 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrooklynJoe Hiking shoes
Great shoes for light hiking and trail walks. Very comfortable with lasting strength and quality construction.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by aceshopkeeper Ventilated shoes that work!
Finally a pair of ventilated shoes that live up to their name! Totally satisfied.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shirt185 Comfortable,great fit
Good quality with great traction on wet surfaces.
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SCruznik good all-around walker/hiker
I have difficult feet, and as a result I have a hard time finding shoes that work for me. I bought these with my fingers crossed, and at first I thought they were too small. No so. Now I use them regularly for walking our dog in the local state park. The toe box is a good shape for me (one of my big issues); they're stable; and they take the inserts that I use all the time. At this stage in my life I'm not a serious long-distance hiker, but these shoes do a good job on medium-distance level-ground walks, and I'm looking forward to giving them more of a workout in Yosemite next year.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by familyforever5 built tough
my husband loved these. well built. not cheep shoes you find at the store.
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gesiferd Exactly what wanted and expected
These shoes look great, fit great and appear to be well-constructed. All-in-all just what I was looking for.
November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coolerman Identical Replacement of Wonderful Shoes
These shoes are identical to a pair I got from L.L. Bean, probably 15 or more years ago. They're still wearable but are ugly because I've spilled oil and who knows what on them. My wife said shouldn't wear them in public and if I like them so much, get new pair. So I did and am so happy with the new ones, very comfortable.
November 26, 2014