Rated 5 out of 5 by 1234mom My 10 year old loves these
Bought them without her present... and she loves them. That rarely happens. She is picky. They fit great and clean up great too.
A great hiking, camping, winter wear shoe.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hkgmom hkgboots
Fit was true to size. I would purchase these boots again.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brooklynforever Excellent hiking boots for kids
We bought these boots for our three daughters two years ago. We bought new pairs this summer. The girls are ages nine and seven and seven. Our eldest daughter tells me the boots are very Comfortable after a full day of hiking. She says the one downside is that if you don't lace them properly your feet might slide forward and crunch your toes. They are also waterproof. The girls walked through every mud puddle they could find. Their feet were still dry at the end of the day. We have hiked in the Adirondacks and in the Catskill Mountains with these boots. The boots go great with smart wool socks.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luvmyscout Comfortable, Waterproof, Worth the $$
This is the second pair of these boots I've purchased for my very active , outdoor-lovin' son. He is 10 (soon to be 11) and is a magnet for dirt and grime. I purchasd these boots for him to wear at Cub Scout Resident camp as well as other camping events. We live in western PA so the weather is quite variable (even in the middle of summer it can be cool and damp) These boots are great. They keep his feet dry and are comfortable enought to be worn all day without issue. I also have a similar pair of boots for myself from L.L. Bean woman's footwear and I love them too. I felt the sizing was good. They run a tad on the larger end of the scale so I measured my sons foot using the directions from the sizing chart and then chose the size closest to what he is currently wearing. I was tempted to size up in order to get more use out of them before he outgrows them, but I didn't want his foot to be sliding around on the inside. I'd say that the size 5 boot is closer to a 5 1/2 in regular shoe size, so there's a little room to grow.
** NOTE to LL Bean - I would prefer the shaft of the boot to be an inch or 2 higher to allow for better coverage when hiking through long , wet grass and spashing through puddles**
This was not a deal breaker, the boots still performed well, but it would be nice to make that an option.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Whitemountainman Great kids hiking boots
I purchased these boots after extensive shopping at both local sports stores and on-line camping supply stores. I even looked in a large camping/sports consignment shop for second hand boots. My 11 year-old son needed waterproof, over-the-ankle hiking boots for his first backpacking trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, as his feet are still growing. These are the best boots for the money! Waterproof (we tested this), good ankle support, comfortable, lightweight, good looking and tough. Thank you, L.L.Bean!
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Classicquality Great boots, great delivery time
Grandson at camp reported that the boots fit well and he was happy to find they were waterproof because it rained when his group went hiking. I was happy with the very fast delivery time, since we had forgotten to order them before camp started. LLBean is always reliable.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tcuse great all around shoe
Solid hiker, grandson wears them to town and to school, Only drawback for casual wear is the heavily cleated lug sole collects mud.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LaineyS Great boot
Very nice looking, sturdy boot. I have owned Bean hiking boots that have lasted for years and years and I'm sure my son will outgrow these before he wears them out. These will be perfect for hiking and camping in. Everyone knows that little boys are so hard on their clothes so I knew I needed to get him a quality boot. These defenitly fit the bill. Well worth the money.
May 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StepiesueM Very happy with these boots
My daughter was going camping with her Girl Scout troop and needed hiking boots. I ordered these and we were so happy!! At first I was not happy with the color choices. I was hoping for something pink or girly. But the powder blue were actually pretty and she was happy with the color. the boots are very rugged and great quality---as you would expect from LLBean. I did look at some local stores in our area for boots before I ordered and was very disappointed at lack of selection. So glad I went with my instinct to order through LLBean!!!!
May 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jpnh Questionable about waterproofing
My son was not thrilled with this years 80's color selections this year, we are not sure why they changed them. Overall he found the boots comfortable and somewhat waterproof. We got them for a week at camp and when he returned the insides where wet. He never stepped in water that came over the top of the boot so we believe it must have leaked in through the sides.
I gave them a 3 rating for the color and for being more water resistant than waterproof.
April 19, 2014