Rated 5 out of 5 by backcountry4 >120 miles in the backcountry...and still going
My boys started backpacking with us at ages 5 and 7. I bought these boots just a little on the big side and they both wore their original pair for 2 years. Now my kids are 7 and 9 and the 9 year old can pass his down to the 7 year old. My kids have hiked over 100 miles in the Grand Canyon backcountry in these boots and have not had one blister. They also hiked through The Narrows in Zion National Park which requires hiking through water for much of the hike and the boots worked great and dried fast. Great traction, fairly easy to pull on and off and great fit. These boots are worth every penny and I am buying another pair for my 9 year old to hike the canyon again this spring. My boys are extremely tough on all clothing and shoes and the only noticable marks after 100 + miles of hiking rugged terrain in these (and who knows how many off the trail miles they do!)is the sole at the toe has separated a tiny bit but this will not cause a problem at all when passing them down to my 7 year old. If you plan on backpacking with your kids these are the boots to buy-look no further.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by loopymomoffour Perfect for us
Love them. Perfect for me and my kids! Last a long time
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HunCamp Hiking Boots
Last minute shopping for my grandson going on a camping trip...Bean's came through with 5 stars....order arrived day before needed! PERFECT timing and PERFECT item for hiking the mountains.
August 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by genosmom Hikers
Haven't had a chance to wear them yet. I bought them for myself for this winter. They fit fine and seem comfortable.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great sturdy boots
I have always been happy with LL Bean products, and am even more so now that I have a lil guy who is rough on his clothes. These boots seem very sturdy and are attractive. On sale, they were impossible to pass up!
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndyCanada Just like Dad's boots!
I bought a pair for each of my sons (6 and 8 yrs old). They loved them and they were so comfortable. The first time they wore the boots, we hiked for an hour on hilly terrain. No complaints of rubbing, no twisted ankles, just pure fun!! And they looked so awesome!
August 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Highpeaklou Good day hikers
My daughter has wide-ish feet and this year we struggled to find a hiking boot which fit. This boot is a good fit for her. These require only moderate breaking in before a long hike/climb can be done comfortably. Mole skin is helpful for any places which may feel a little tight at first. At this writing we have completed 30 miles of hiking and climbing in the Adirondacks and no blisters. She is 10 and wears a 5 sneaker, but the 6 boot fit best.
August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ADKhikers Perfect!
We bought these for our kids before going hiking in the Adirondack Mountains. They provided great support and kept their feet completely dry, even after walking through small streams and muddy trails. We were so happy to have made this purchase since it made our hikes that much more enjoyable!
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorLovingMomof2 Comfortable boots!
My daughters, aged 11 and 9, love these boots! They wore them continuously for 9 days of camping in the Adirondacks and found them comfortable the whole time. They're fairly waterproof, too. My daughter accidentally submerged her foot in water and her sock stayed dry. This is the second or third year the girls have been wearing this item (different size each year), and we've been thoroughly satisfied. Would definitely recommend.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by XYZUnlimited Love these boots!
I bought these for my 11-year old son, and he absolutely loves his first "real" hiking boots. He even wears them on hot summer days. Great quality and fit; although, he had to work in the ankle area of the high top boot.
July 5, 2013