Rated 2 out of 5 by BPKey2015 Not Waterproof
I have a field job that requires a good pair of well-made waterproof boots. I can count on the LL Bean duck boots to keep my feet dry, but I was looking for a shoe that was more for hiking over the uneven terrain I encounter during my work day. I walk about 5 miles a day for work, so I was looking for comfort and durability as well as waterproof. I did not find them in these hiking boots. First, they aren't waterproof. Or perhaps they were for the first puddle, but once they got wet, it soaked through. I cannot express the discomfort of walking around in wet socks all day. Second, they were uncomfortable. My normal shoe size varies between a 9 and a 9.5, so I went with a 9.5. Nope, too small. Reordered a 10 and wear them, though they are just uncomfortable. I could've gone another size up. After 6 months, I'm so disappointed in them that I'm sending them back. I did not pay $120 for uncomfortable, non-waterproof hiking shoes.
June 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by doshorses sending them back
These boots are nice looking, but they are too narrow in the toe area, for me anyway. I bought them for hiking, I can't , if my toes are scrunched up and rubbing. I have chosen to get a refund rather than an exchange, I think I'll go and try some on, so I won't have to bother with sending another pair back.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewAnkle 1st Shoe After Injury
I am very happy with the stability and traction this shoe provides. I bought this primarily due to the "Select Grip" outsole being advertised as giving traction in cold and wet conditions. I found the grip on this shoe to be excellent in cold and wet conditions.
I am recovering from an ankle fracture. I trusted this shoe to get me safely to my physical therapy appointments during ice and snow and it has worked out well. I went a half size bigger due to the foot swelling on my injured foot. I wear a thin sock on the injured foot and thick socks on the normal foot and the fit is great.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HoundDogs Comfortable, great fit and meant for my feet!
I loved how these looked, but I was hesitant to order due to the narrow width. My feet are a size 8, and kind of wide. They arrived in a couple of days, and fit true to my size with plenty of room for my feet. I got them for walking & hiking. Highly recommend them. I wore them right out of the box. Thanks, LL Bean!
February 8, 2014