Rated 3 out of 5áby aarsaha Size 8 Boot Looked Bulky
I wear a size 8, and the boots looked very bulky, specifically from the ankle up to the opening of the boot. I wasn't a fan of the bulky look, so I returned them. I do have larger calfs, so they may fit differently on someone with thinner calfs. I never wore the boots outside, though, so I can't comment on the functionality of the boots.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby YoungReporter Great boots!
I got these as a birthday present from my parents after constant replacements every year for winter weather boots. They are my first LL Bean boots, and I couldn't be happier! I got an 8, even though I run between a 7.5 and 8 and saw reviews that said they run large. But the 8's were the only ones in stock and I figured I'd wear thick socks or exchange them worst case scenario. They actually fit pretty well with normal socks, just a bit roomy but nothing that makes wearing them or walking uncomfortable. They are quite stiff at first, but after a few consecutive days of wear they got nice and comfy. My feet have stayed dry and warm through constant snow storms here in CT. The liners are very nice, but I do wish I could wear the boots without the liner, but they aren't designed for that.These will definitely last for years to come and I no longer fear these Connecticut winters for my feet!
March 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby MamaSla Good for New England winters!
I bought these for the terrible winter we've been having. They are definitely warm and waterproof, including the calf. They are a little clunky though. The first couple of days they were a little stiff, but we're better after a couple of days. They run a little bigger. Overall, I am very happy with them and would recommend them to a friend.
February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby DanielleM Worth Every Penny and Then Some!
After shoveling a slushy driveway led my last pair of "water resistant" snow boots by another company to actually fill with water, I decided to splurge on these, thinking they'd be a good investment. I'm happy to report that I was right. It's been amazingly cold in NYC this past month and I can wear these boots with just a pair of thin tights and my feet are perfectly warm.
As the other commenters have noted, they run roomy. I'm usually an 8.5 and got an 8, which would allow me to wear the thickest of socks if I wanted to. Will they make your legs look shapely? No, but what high quality, heavy duty winter boot will? When I'm on an elevated subway platform and the windchill makes it feel like the single digits, I don't care that my legs look chunky. I made sure to walk home through slushy snow this evening, and felt no cold or wetness.The laces don't come untied with a single knot, and the boots arrived within five days of ordering (with standard, free shipping).
People have reported that they are hard to walk in. I'm 5'4" and thought this might be a concern, as I don't have the longest legs, but they're fine. They're a little stiff at first and I don't recommend running up or down stairs in them, but I wouldn't recommend that anyone do that in any footwear in the wintertime. I'm so very happy with these boots!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
áby Deaconsmother Simply OUTSTANDING!!!
I bought my first pair of LLBean boots in 2002. They were the Wildcat. I thought I would have these boots for life, but after nearly 13 years they busted at the seams literally. This turned out to be a flaw in their construction. I returned them to my local LL bean store and not only did they honor their policy of replacement, they gave me a store credit that equaled what today's replacement cost would have been, which turned out to be double the original cost. With that credit I purchased my second pair of LLBean boots, The Bar Harbor All Weather Boot. These boots in a word are outstanding in every way from being attractive to warm, and the traction is amazing on slippery surfaces. These boots can be warn with or without the insert. Some of the reviews have words like "clunky" and "bulky" well I originally come from Maine, where women wear boots to keep their feet warm. Give me functional over frivolous and fancy any day. I highly recommend this boot. And as if LLBean wasn't amazing enough with this purchase, the boots arrived two days earlier than promised...just in time for an 18 inch snowfall. Thank you LLBean.
February 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby silva Too bulky
I LOVED the look of these boots. The quality is very good as well. Sadly they were too bulky and hard to walk in. That said, if you are just looking for an attractive warm boot, and not looking for something to walk long distances, these are perfect. The leather foot, instead of the traditional rubber foot on other Bean boots, is what sold me. Hopefully they will make others in this style that are more "active".
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby oldruralshopper Cute boot
I hesitated about buying these because I wasn't sure about the size. It said to size down if you wear half-sizes. I sized down a whole size and they fit perfectly. I also bought different color shoelaces so I intend to have fun with these.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
áby jak123 Warm and Dry!
I see folks using the word "clunky" to describe these duds. Well, let me be frank. They are. And this is coming from a person who wears Doc Martens. BUT so what? Give me clunky if it means comfort. There are heaps of cute-looking boots out there for sale, and ones that might make your calves look slimmer, but I have yet to find such boots that also provide comfort, dryness, and warmth. If you want to see me looking sexy, you'll just have to wait until July.
I ordered them yesterday, and they arrived today regular shipping. Easy to put on with the pull-hitches on sides. Nice and adjustable with the laces. Trudging around today in the heaps of snow we've been getting and not even a hint of cold or wet. I usually take an 8 in shoes, and that's what I bought. They fit perfectly.
If these boots let me down, YOU will be the first to know, but so far I see no troubles.
And, for the record, I think they look great!
February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Kgcd Best boots I have ever owned
I bought these boots after our first storm in New England this year. They have been wonderfully warm and waterproof. I have been able to stay outside without getting cold and walking through waist high snow has been dry. They are sturdy winter boots not fashionable, very easy to get on because they have pulls on the liners I recommend these boots to anyone
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby JStagg Fashionable Comfort
I have delayed purchasing a pair of winter boots for far too many winters. I commute daily into the city and needed something to keep my feet warm and dry while still looking nice. I can wear these all day at work without overheating and still keep warm outside. These boots are one of the most comfortable shoes I own. I absolutely love them and have worn them almost everyday since I purchased them.
I do recommend ordering down rather than up; I am usually an 8 1/2 or 9 and I ordered an 8 which fit perfectly.
February 18, 2015