Rated 2 out of 5 by akateg Sizing unlike previous purchases
I purchased these shoes to replace pairs that were previously purchased. They are made much smaller and narrower than all the other size 9.5 shoes and boots I have purchased from LL Bean over many years. I have reordered one of the 2 pair in a size larger, and am hoping i do not have to return the whole lot. Will see.
March 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Boomer92 Best Boots I've Ever Bought
I've had about a dozen pairs of hiking boots in my life. So far, these are the best. I'm going on an 80 mile backpacking trip in New Mexico this summer. I need lightweight, durable, breathable hiking boots these were perfect. I read reviews on narrow fitting. I have wide feet and they didn't bother me. I walk about 10 miles a day at work, so I broke them in quickly.
March 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by TimInTennessee Shoes are Too Small
The shoes looked to be of good construction, but unfortunately were TOO Narrow and tight. (size 10 M). Very disappointed!
I have bought other products in the past such as Luggage and Jeans, but I had poor luck on these shoes.
I was not going to attempt to ask for a wider or 1/2 size larger because I did not want to lose another $6.50 if I had to return a second pair. You have to have a LL Bean Visa Card to not be charged a return fee.
March 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dan12 uncomfortable
The fit was good and I liked the appearance. I found these to be uncomfortable. Sadly I had to send them back. I bought these to replace a shoe that I loved and was discontinued. I still love LL BEAN products!
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbsedona Why I shop Bean
Just what I've grown to expect from LL Bean: great fit, finish, value. The few times I've tried a "competitive" product, they have always fallen short. I stay with what I know. Buy Bean; don't be disappointed.
March 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by lowhikershopper nice but too deep
These shoes were lighter than the Trail Model hikers I tried first; they were not as uncomfortably stiff. But i could not wear them because my right ankle touched the edge of the shoe, so with every step it rubbed. So I sent them back. My ankles are not weird; this has only happened with the two LL Bean low hikers i just tried, this shoe and the Trail Model Hikers.
Other than that issue, they seemed like durable, good looking shoes that were well made.
March 4, 2015
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