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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wstprter Sale
Shoes great but in shipping box was a catalog with shoes that looked the same and similar description (both "Made in Italy" vs. China, the best feature) but for significant $ less. Oh well. Previous ones were still intact even after I wore the tread smooth.
January 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by SWoutdoorsman You gotta be kidding
This redesign of the classic mountain tread is a TERRIBLE MISTAKE. The light colored mid-sole and carnival colored shoelaces make this shoe no longer an option for business casual attire. I've bought many, many pairs of the original for over 20 years--typically 1 or 2 pairs a year-- and am completely dissatisfied at the changes to this award winning product. This shoe no looks more like a women's style shoe. Too Bad. Maybe LL Bean will re-think this decision.
January 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MLDReview Only choice
Read the reviews and one will quickly see many satisfied, repeat purchasers. This is my second set of these, the first (older generation) replaced under Bean's amazing warranty. I was orginally skeptical of the style changes for this year, making the product look more like a shoe, less "off road hiker". I however have grown to love these as my everyday shoe. It should be noted there are really no other comparable products on the market- especially factoring in waterproof and warranty.
The only two downsides on this product are: it's every increasing price, now almost $200, and the redesigned shoe pull tab (the tab you use to pull shoe on). As other reviewers noted, and I initially thought non-issue, the rear tab that is used to help pull the shoe on use to be a webbing type material in a loop. Now this "loop" is just a punched out extension of the leather shoe bottom with several weak points. It will, if used (especially with thick socks or requiring a tug), tear off (loosing functionality but not changing the shoes look materially).
January 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HIGHTAXSTATE Good everyday shoe
I purchased these shoes for everyday use. They fit well and are very comfortable. A little pricy but worth the money.
January 14, 2015