Rated 5 out of 5
by PetDocMom Novice Hiker Loves Them
Bought these for my 16yr old daughter just before a family trip to Canada. Even without much breaking in, she said they felt great during (and after) long days hiking provincial park trails. When others in our group detoured boggy (wet and muddy) trails, she stomped right through the middle of them! Kept her feet dry and comfortable. We ordered 1/2 size larger than usual and she wore light weight hiking socks for a perfect fit. And the most important thing, of course, is that she loves the way they look on her!
July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roama Perfect fit!
I walk for miles daily on country roads and these offer excellent support! My feet would always be sore after my walks until I got these. These boots ensure that my feet are well cushioned to absorb the impact of walking. Love that they're lightweight too. I wear these with the LL Bean lightweight longer length socks and I never have to worry about the sock bunching up in the boot and causing callouses. Highly recommend!
June 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by tookie8 horrible
I had a pair of trailblazers that I loved for the past five years. The fit on these were so uncomfortable. LLBean why do you change a good thing? Thought I'd be always getting LLBean boots, but will have to look elsewhere.
May 31, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MillaJ I really wanted to like these boots . . .
I wore these boots an average of 3 times a week for 11 months and I came to dread putting them on my feet. They never felt like they "broke in" and were still rubbing blisters on my heels when I finally bought a new pair to replace them. The insoles were hard and uncomfortable and the ankles very stiff and constricting. I know that LLbean would have refunded my money and that is clearly what I should have done, I just didn't want the hassle. But save your money. These are not comfortable boots. Please bring back the Pathfinder hikers in wide sizes!
May 21, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ErinMA Great sturdy boot, but even the wides are narrow
I normally wear an 8.5 Wide, sometimes a 9. I ordered an 8.5 and a 9 as some reviews said these run narrow. I tried them on with mid-weight hiking socks as recommended. I could barely fit my feet into the 8.5 pair. The 9s were too narrow and felt like they were crushing the bones of my feet. (I have what are called tailor's bunions or bunionettes on the outside of my feet).
Otherwise the boots looked great, like they would provide a lot of ankle support, which for me is the main purpose of sturdy hiking boots. Unfortunately I have to return them due to the width. I have 8.5 Wide hiking boots that I bought from LL Bean about 16 years ago that still fit, but they don't have much cushioning left so they're not really suitable for hiking anymore. Since then I haven't been able to find any LL Bean hiking boots that fit, though I keep trying.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CMJ2 Great boot
Almost didn't get these because lots of reviews say how stiff the ankle is, but, isn't that the point? Not too stiff for me. My feet feel great in these, ordered a size up from my usual size. Great price too, boots can get expensive. For the quality, the guarantee, and the name, these are terrific boots! Thanks Bean!
May 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lusitanea Love it
Love these boots, fit just perfect. Received them in 1 business day, Super fast service. WOW
April 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by NaturalGardener11 Too Stiff
I really liked this Hiker except for the fact that it is heavier than expected and the high top ankle is VERY stiff. It is just too uncomfortable for my ankles.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeansince74 mid-cut hikers
perfect fit with the recommended mid-weight socks which I ordered as well. I'm looking forward to lots of sure-footed hiking and confident my ankles will be protected.
March 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mtngirl2497 wish they fit
I love the look of these boots.. But I ordered the wide.. And they are not nearly wide enough..
March 4, 2015