Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasBeanFrequentFlyer Comfortable Boot
I was a huge fan of the prior version of this boot - had 4 pair over many years. The new version is comfortable right out of the box. It seems a little long so my second pair was a half size smaller. Those may be too small. They seem to run long but they are so comfortable, not sure it matters with thicker socks. I wear them every day. I have problem feet so I need thicker soles. These are perfect. While the shoe trends are to thinner soles, these boots stay true to outdoor use. I hike and walk the dog in them. My only wish is the Vibram sole was more "waffle" like as seen on other hiking boots. The soles pick up a lot of rocks that usually fall out of other boots.
I highly recommend these boots for all around comfort and durability in a variety of settings. Excellent replacement job L.L. Bean.
July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Wow, what service.
After 10 years the sole COMPLETELY disintegrated FOLLOWING a trail hike. Called company and without the blink of eye they offered the replacement of an updated version of same shoe, even when I went with 1/2 size larger. Couldn't be more pleased. Highly recommend quality of this shoe.
July 2, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Randini Did not fit, but nice boot,
I ordered 2 boots to try for 1-5 mile hikes in muddy ,rocky trails, sometimes with stabilizers for ice, and picked Oboz over these.
They fit me better , great arch, less bulky.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mountainjuju Right out of the box perfect!
I wear and 11 and other boots are too short for all day hiking. These are true to size and are the most comfortable shoes I think I now own. This said GET THEM!
April 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Silverbird Seem like nice boots -- but not for my crummy feet
In a nutshell, I wasn't able to wear these boots because the wide wasn't wide enough to accommodate my bunion, and an extra wide wasn't available (at least not in women's sizes). I'm really disappointed. These seemed like well-made boots that would have been comfortable on the trail. Also, the color was more understated than it looked in the picture, which I thought was a good thing.
But back to the fit issue: Surely I'm not the only woman with a bunion who's having trouble finding hiking boots with a wide-enough forefoot. Giving up hiking is not an option! Please, L.L. Bean, expand your options and help us out!
March 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ghouse I Love Ll Bean Hiking Boots!
I have been wearing my Gortex Mountian hikers for 3 or 4 years. It is time to replace them. I was disapointed that the old style has been discontinued, as I loved them.
I reluctuantally purchased the new version. I could not get past the green laces and the off white leather. I missed the movable lacing grommets. I decided to give them a chance based on Bean's past performances. I changed the laces to the gray ones provided in the box.
After I wore them for an hour, I realized they are the best boots ever! They are very supportive and comfortable! They are light, but have a wonderful and solid foot bed. They really look nice too.
The off white leather will darken down well too.
I had to purchase a second pair!
I do Love them!
Thank-you L.L. Bean!
February 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Comfortable
Very comfortable boots. They needed no breaking in for me - I wear them for walks and around town for only a couple of hours at a time though, so breaking in might be different if you're headed on a long hike for your initial wearing. They fit perfectly with thick socks (my main use), but feel a bit large with thin socks. The very moveable tongue makes them easy on and off.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LilliesMom Fantastic heavy-duty walking shoes!
I thought these shoes might feel stiff, heavy and uncomfortable, but they're wonderful! I love to walk but I have both hypermobility syndrome--so my feet are flat and I hyperpronate and have plantar fasciitis--and primary lymphedema, so I always wear compression garments to move the lymphatic fluid up and thus control the swelling. These shoes give me wonderful support and help with compression; they also keep my feet dry in bad weather (we've had some heavy rain lately). I haven't had to add warm socks but I'm sure there's room for a pair if I need them. I wasn't sure if I'd like the bright green laces...but I do, and to my surprise and delight, the shoes came with a spare pair of brown ones! LL Bean to the rescue once again!!
December 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LMH7 Nice boots
These are comfortable and roomy and I like the style. The insole however isn't much of anything. This doesn't bother me because I wear custom insoles but the ones that come with the boots I don't think would be enough for a long hike.
November 8, 2014