Rated 5 out of 5 by Interleukin The Brad Pitt of Hiking Shoes
This is one set of pretty hikers.
I'm reluctant to even get them dirty. Those red laces are a great accent to the elegant workmanship.
In many cases in this USA marketplace, you get far less than what you paid for. Not in this case. They feel great and look great.
Heck, they can bury me in these shoes.
June 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1130 Great Shoe
I wear an 11.5 EE. They fit me perfectly. I walked around at work a couple days to break them, but they felt great from the start. It is a very comfortable shoe. Just took them on a 9 mile hike today and they performed great and had good support. Highly recommend them.
May 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hikerandviolinmaker Sizing is an issue
I bought the high top version of this shoe and was elated with the fit and quality. They became my favorite footwear walking daily during the just-passed snowy winter. So I decided to get the low shoes as my summer treads. I ordered the same size (8 1/2 M) but I was very disappointed when I could not get my foot in without significant discomfort. So I returned and ordered the 9M. They were long enough but so narrow I couldn't keep them either. I returned these too and will probably order the 8 1/2 EE (once the money has been credited back to my account). Again, I LOVE the shoes (hence the five star rating) but have been disappointed in what is apparently differing sizing.
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PkWhy Very nice shoes
Tired of the standard issue hiking shoe I selected this pair and am very pleased with the styling and quality. I have a high-arch foot so fit is often a challenge. These seem to be fine.
May 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Linwood08221 Tight
I purchased this pair and a lighter hiking shoe online . I have a wide foot, so ordered ee. One pair fit, this one didn't. I was very impressed with the quality of manufacture, compared to the cheaper pair which fit and I kept. I sent these back, no problem from llbean. I would recommend these to a friend with a narrower foot.
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quebexico Perfect Shoe for Everything. Runs a little large.
I'm wearing these with the red laces in a variety of places, casual and professional, in a real deal Portland Winter. Best city hikers...
They do run a little large. I always get 12 on Beans branded shoes, but might have done better in an 11.5.
March 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Levie Too wide.
I have been wearing this style for several years: Size 11 Narrow!
You have now eliminated the narrow width. Why? The shoes no longer fit as well as they did.
Many of us have narrow feet.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by orangelava hiking shoes
the shoes are very well constructed. they fit well. i'm very happy with my purchase.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RoofWalker Best Shoes I've ever owned
I bought these shoes because of their 5 star rating and they are truly what others say. My job involves walking on steep roofs so I need a shoe that not only is rugged, but also has a good grip to it. These shoes keep me well supported and do not slip at all. It only took a couple days to break them in, and I love them. No one has ever commented on shoes that I've owned before, but several people have commented on how good these shoes look. I did switch out the yellow shoestrings to the more conservative brown ones that came with them. I highly recommend these shoes, you will not be disappointed....
February 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by AptosSteve Close, but no cigar
First the good news: These are very well made, sturdy hiking shoes, with excellent support. My podiatrist told me they are good shoes, and he should know.
But the bad news is that they're still killing my feet, which is why I ended up at the podiatrist's office. (Full disclosure, I wear a size 14, which tends to limit my choices in shoes, and my wife tells me that my feet "don't work.") The problem is the "upper", not the foot-bed. To make a long story short, the left shoe aggravated the joint at the base of my big toe to the point where I thought I would need corrective surgery. After a few days of street wear, the joint became inflamed, enlarged and painful. So I went to see the podiatrist. Instead of surgery, he recommended that I try using "orange" Super Feet insoles. (The Super Feet model that I was already using -- and had used successfully in the past -- wasn't helping.) The new insoles have helped, but have not really solved my problem. These shoes are still very uncomfortable.
In my case, I think the problematic fit is due to the construction of the upper part of the shoe and specifically, the use of riveted hooks to hold the shoe laces in place. Each of these rivets creates a pressure point. And while the pressure of the lace rivets is minimal, it seems to be enough to irritate my big toe. I have to adjust the laces to loosen them over the lower part of my feet every time I put the shoes on, and even then I have to take care not to cinch in the tops of the laces too much. It seems that the only way I can tolerate these shoes is to keep them on the loose side, which is not my idea of an ideal hiking shoe.
February 2, 2015