Rated 2 out of 5 by 2trusting Not "RUSTIC" Harness Boots
I agree with a previous reviewer, these are definitely not the boots featured in the picture and i am Extremely Disappointed. I ordered the dark brown rustic boot that is pictured and got a smooth, polished leather in a uniform bittersweet chocolate color that doesn't even resemble the leather that's pictured here.
Obviously the rustic boot exists because they have a picture of it!
Fit: i wear a 7-7.5, narrow-medium width. Based on the reviews i ordered the 7 med. These boots run long (though the slider used to indicate that will not move from center) so the sz 7 length is plenty. However they run extremely narrow because i can't wear them. They are well made, quiet, and on my tile floor seem like they'd have good traction. The insole feels firm not cushioned. Though i would like to see these made in an ankle boot with a zipper, the calf is nice and low and a bit wide compared to the competition, but w/out a zipper the added width is necessary and seems ok for my average sz legs.
That said, if i cannot get the rustic finish shown i will have to go to the competition which as a loyal LLB customer i really don't want to do. Yes, i know, it's only a boot get over it, but I am new to horseback riding and want the rustic leather.
Attention LLB: send me the boot that is pictured!
November 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by skinut97 odd fitting boot
The positives: nice looking leather and styling. Fit my wide foot. I usually take an 8 or 8.5; the 8.5 was a bit roomy, but ok with heavy socks. I ordered the wide and the wide worked well for my feet (my feet are wide near the toes).
The negatives: the left boot had a bit of a wobble. Very odd. It was as if the boot was not made straight and walking in them was extremely awkward. I would not keep them if they were free, they were so poorly made.
I returned them to my local LL Bean store - no problem returning the boots - and bought a different pair/style of boots while I was there.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maya5 Love these boots!
This is my second pair - I got them in black last year and love those so much, I just got them in brown. I've been wearing these new ones for a couple of weeks now and love them every bit as much as my previous pair. I have wide (C) feet and ordered them in 'wide', and my usual shoe size. They are very comfortable and also pretty (they don't look like wide shoes sometimes do). They are comfortable, sturdy and well-made, easy enough to pull on, and they look nice with just about everything. Made in Brazil. These are my 'go-to' shoes.
November 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Buckeye4ever Not Distressed as Pictured & Run Large
First and foremost, L.L. Bean needs to update the picture of these boots! I ordered the brown color in October 2015; they are not matte and distressed with some color variation as shown (the well worn rustic look I really wanted), they are smooth and kind of shiny and just a solid dark brown. I did read one review that talked about the lack of distressing, but I thought that it was posted long enough ago that surely either the boot itself or the picture had been updated. Not so. I did do what other reviews suggested and ordered a half size down, and I'm glad I did. This boot does run big. As I write this post, I have had the boots for less than a week, and I have only worn them around the house since I am still trying to decide whether or not to keep them due to the distressing issue mentioned earlier. They seem comfortable although I wish the foot bed was a little softer. I have plenty of room in the toe box and they are easy to slip on and off. In my opinion, they look cute with skinny jeans, boot cut jeans, and leggings. I just really wish they were distressed and it makes me frustrated that they aren't.
November 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by jenwahoo Nice boot
I would like this boot better if it had a more square toe. When looking at fall styles I am seeing a rounded toe, so maybe it's on the cutting edge and I'm behind the times. That being said, the boot feels amazing on my feet and that's why I'm keeping them. Nice leather, nice style and LL Bean quality.
October 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Libbyx452 Nice boots
The boots are nice but they ran big. I wear an 8 and these were big. I did return them only because they were big and did not look good on me.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1HappyShopper2LLBean Great boot!
I really like these boots! I am glad that I read the reviews because they led me to order the boots one-half size smaller and in the wide width. They fit perfectly. They're easy to get on and off, and I have worn them all day every day since I got them. They're comfortable, stylish, and seem well-made. The soles seem like they will provide good traction on slippery surfaces. I thought about this purchase for a long time because it is fairly expensive. But I think I got my money's worth.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by IAGeode Deerfield Rustic Harness Boots
I was hesitant to buy these simply based on the price. However these boots fit like a glove, that said I have a narrow foot, so I can't speak to any width issues, bought my usual size, 8.5 and I wear them with woolen socks.
Well made, no issues with seams, water proofing, or sturdiness.
No problems walking in snow, slush, or on ice, other than typical care taken in those conditions. They're not lined, so you can feel the cold from the pavement if you're simply standing outside. . One comment I can make is that the black looks a bit blue to me, although my friends disagree, saying they're black boots. I'd definitely purchase another pair.
March 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCaron These boots work for me
I agree with the other reviewers that these boots run a bit large. A size 8 shoe typically fits me perfectly, and I ordered these boots in an 8 despite the reviews suggesting that one should size down. These boots are definitely roomy, but they fit well. I experience zero slippage when I walk and find them to be extremely comfortable. I have a bunion on my toe, so a roomy toe box is ideal for me. I thought I would mind the zipper being on the outside, but I am already used to it and really do not mind. I love the look and the feel of these boots. (Background: age 48, wear boot cut jeans over my boots, and I've had these boots for about a month--no quality problems so far.)
March 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by caseyface cute with skinnies
I am exactly a 7 1/2 shoe size, but a 7W fit perfectly. They look super cute with skinny jeans and have a decent tread, better than my winter Bean boots for sure!
February 16, 2015