Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopsPractically Comfortable, fun colors, good support, lightweight
These boots needed little break-in, which is nice. They do run a little narrow in the toebox--don't expect to wear thick hiking sox. I am an adult female who wears youth size 5. (I wear kids' shoes because they tend to run wider in the toebox and narrower at the heel. I have a hard time finding shoes that fit in adult sizes.) These are light and were comfortable from the start--once I changed to thinner sox. I am a light hiker, around two hours on a grassy/rocky trail, usually, three or four times a week.
I am concerned that they were not designed for my weight--I am not overweight for an adult, but probably am if I were a child. So, they may have to be replaced, often, but I would definitely buy these again.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HikingPNW Stylish and functional
We spend most of our time on the trails, and these boots have done my 7 yo daughter well. She loves the pink/purple color, I love that her feet are supported and protected on so much rough terrain. Nothing worse than a kid's sore feet when you're miles from the car! Plastic hooks I'm hoping will last, very long shoe laces, but we're very happy with them regardless.
May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScoutCampMom Great option for weekend adventures
Both children got a pair of these boots and have loved them through (some very wet) camping trips and backyard adventures. They say that the boots fit like sneakers (comfortable, fairly lightweight, easy to move around in). Thanks for having a great option for kids that follow their mom around at camp and on hikes.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nealson Third pair this year
No complaints by the kids after walking, running, and playing around in their new boots for a few weeks.
These are put together well but flexible enough to have little "break in" time.
November 29, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by BrooklynBean63 Took 3 attempts to get the correct size
These look like really nice boots and I hope they last, but it was frustrating having to purchase and exchange TWICE before getting the right size. My 11 year old wears a size 3 in most shoes and he measures a size 3 as well. Before purchasing the boots, I checked the LL Bean sizing guide. It instructed to outline the foot on a piece of paper and measure from the heel to the longest toe. In doing so, my son measured a size 2. Figuring they run big, I still went with the size 3 so he would have room to grow. The 3's were really tight, so I exchanged them for a size 4 - which according to the sizing chart should be huge on him. The size 4s were also too small. His toes were right up against the top. So we exchanged again for a size 5. They fit! Not a lot of room, but ok. So, he has a closet full of size 3 shoes and ONE size 5 from LL Bean. Sizing chart or the shoe is definitely off.
November 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by UTKMW Seem to be sized differently
These are great boots. They keep the feet warm and dry, but they seem to run small now. My son has the shock mocs in a size 4, and the Bean's Multisport Sneakers in a size 4. Both fit him comfortably with wiggle room. We bought these boots in a size 4 and his toes go to the very end and the boot is too tight. We had these same boots in a smaller size earlier this year and they seemed true to size at the time, meaning he was in the same size 3 versions of these boots, shock mocs, and multisport sneakers all at the same time.
November 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarrieLiz Boys hiking boot
This is the second pair of hikers I have purchased. I have a small shoe size and the boys size 4 fits perfectly. Unfortunately on my last pair the stitching let go and I can no longer wear them in the winter. The tread, etc, is still good, but needed a pair I could wear in the winter. These boots are perfect for me. I work as a cashier on a concrete floor. The tread gives excellent support and keeps my feet from aching or hurting. I have weak ankles from ice skating as a kid and get extra support there as well. The overall value, styling and support from these boots is the best. When these wear out, I will buy another pair. I absolutely love LL Bean products. You just can't beat them.
October 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by FunkyFrugalMom Functional wet weather shoe for finicky boy
Ordered for my 9 year old son who will NOT wear rubber rain boots. We ordered the shoes that are orange and red. Luckily I read the reviews so made sure I ordered the color I wanted.
My son will wear these when it is wet or rainy outside to school. He does ask for help lacing the top of the boot and tying them. They were a bit on the pricey side, and we hope to hand them down or sell them after they do not fit him.
October 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvsshoes perfect
We got these for our granddaughter for hiking. She loves them. The fit is true to her sneaker size. She claims they are comfortable and even puts them on the play in the yard. Very pleased with these boots.
October 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mickey330 Good boot for kids
I thought the photos were mixed up similar to other reviewers, so I called Customer Service to make my order. The rep said that the Marine blue is really dark with yellow laces and the Dove gray has gray accents below a blue top. It turns out the photos are correct, it?s just the names that are a bit odd. We ordered the Dove gray because we wanted the blue top ones. I thought the blue was too bright but my daughter liked the color so all is well. She?s only worn them on 2 hikes so far but they seem to be a good kid?s boot. My daughter?s only complaint is that they make her feet too warm, but it is summer time now. Should be good the rest of the year.
September 9, 2015