Rated 3 out of 5 by InigoM Comfortable shoes, but with two problems
I purchased these shoes about one year ago and have worn them on about a dozen day hikes. They are very comfortable and I'm pleased with the waterproofness. Unfortunately,as experienced by one other reviewer, the rubber toe bumper has separated from the material, so I am sending them back. Either the sewing or glue was not adequate. I've also found the tongue to be too short, but was willing to overlook that until the material defect appeared.
September 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by starrman l l good stuff
yust like all the stuff I get here is allways quality..
July 22, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wooker1 Destructive sewing!
Bought a pair of these hiking shoes in March 2015 and had limited hiking opportunities due to snow in March and April. After I got back hiking the materiel around the top of the shoe started to tear away from the main shoe due to shoddy sewing and not enough glue! Other wise they are comfortable and the GoreTex actually works. Sending them back to LL Bean for an exchange today!
July 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tetrader Short tongue
My wife came up with the idea of looping the laces over the top of the hooks so the laces would tie below the hooks. Just got these, so haven't tried them out yet but worth a shot as they fit nicely out of the box, look nice.
July 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobKinFairfax Very comfortable
These shoes appear to be of very good quality. They were very comfortable right out of the box, with a comfortable sole with aggressively tread and reasonable support for a light hiker. As other reviewers have noted, the tongue is oddly short, but not uncomfortable.
My size 11 fit just a little larger than my typical experience with other shoes, so if you are typically between sizes you might want to try out the smaller one first.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveMaineandLLB Follow LLB advice!
After initial attempts with other footwear offerings I was urged by LLB to try this product, to provide stability & balance lost during a hospital stay. After a year of dependence on a cane or walking stick, I put these on and immediately realized that I NO LONGER needed assistance. I highly recommend this shoe for anyone needing a sense of security in walking, especially if used to an active lifestyle in their lives - I am now 66.
June 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by lexie12 Great Shoe
Purchased this shoe for my husband. Great shoe he said, wish the tongue on the shoe was a little longer though.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CLPY Try these out
Excellent pair of light hikers, very comfortable, I wear them every day. Tread is quite aggressive. Haven't had a chance to test them in really wet conditions but they did fine in a light rain.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JOPE Great Fit, Great Looking, Seem to be Durable.
True to size, comfortable, and waterproof. Only negative is that the tongue is a little short.
April 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by JMIG GOOD QUALITY......POOR DESIGN
This shoe is built well and apparently of quality materials.
The sizing and design however are flawed. The shoe runs larger than normal and has a fatal design flaw. The tongue of the shoe is exceptionally short and this is exacerbated by the fact that the last eyelets are a set of hooks. Because the tongue is so short, and the laces sit at the very tip top of the tongue, the laces slip off the hooks and become untied frequently and at the most inopportune times. Retieing is a constant requirement and irritation.
I can't recommend this product for these reasons.
April 8, 2015