Rated 4 out of 5áby cjdave I like them!
I owned 5 pairs of the last series of mountain treads. the improvements with the new series with the Vibram sole is great! the old series the sole was a bit soft. these I pulled them out of the box and went for 4 miles no problems in the rocks and trails in the snow and slush. I'm very satisfied.
April 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby briguy1 flexible, supportive day hiker fits my WD foot
This is my 1st pair of these, switched from using ll beans low trail model hikers,,..i was looking for a mid-cut and there trail models were to high for my liking. I've used the mt. treads for a few months now on a few day hikes, i would say a bit of break in time is needed to loosen a little just a bit in the tongue area where your foot bends, but do become nice and flexible, i usually wear a 9 wide and got these in 9.5 wide to avoid any toe jamming on downhills which i have not experienced at all.I wouldn't call these boxy style hiking boots, but i have not experienced any blisters or hot spots, but i would say the fit is a bit different to me as there is good amount of leather on the top toe area and when the boots are pulled tight they kind of wrap around the foot kind of like a canvas high top, I'm not saying this is bad, no blisters, or rubbing but different.. they have a good vibram outer sole maybe a little thin and is not a overly aggressive lug . but haven't really experienced any slipping on dry rocks, haven't used too much on wet rocks. it has a great lacing system to pull tight and I've had no heel slippage. my initial impression was that maybe the cushioning was a little bit lacking , and tried inserts but that made it to snug even with mid weight wool socks, so just kept them with the ll bean inserts and no problems on the trail and not really any foot fatigue after foot swelling a bit after few hours of hiking, and my feet really didn't ache much after taking off, only gripe would be that the heel pull tab hole should be bigger hard to get your finger through to help pull on the boot but that is minor, great to have a 2nd pair of laces included, would definitely recommend this boot!
April 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby BigEasyLLBeanFan great boots
I haven't used these much yet, but so far I'd say: fit well, comfortable, and not particularly heavy for hiking boots.
March 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Robinsonhiker Great Hoot for day hiking
Excellent comfort and support right out of the box. Break-in period was not required. I do 5 to 8 miles twice a week in the NC mountains and love these boots.
March 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby campcop Not the old style for sure
I have used the old style for years and was very disappointed in the new style, the fit is way off from the older style. I tried 3 different sizes and still could not feel comfortable in these boots. I found the heel lifted when walking and being in a search and rescue team in the mountains around Las Cruces, NM, I cannot afford blisters....now the search begins for a new boot. Fortunately LL Bean is really good about you're being happy with your purchases so maybe I will try the Crestas.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby TheTallSwede Dry, warm, athletic
These boots are comfortable, warm, they stay dry, and are flexible even when frozen. I switched to these from my Cresta Hikers for my Winter excursions. They have been an absolute dream. From the coldest days in the Whites to four days straight in Yosemite, these hold up. The extra cushioning in the ankle is especially appreciated as I switched to ski socks from my bulky wool ones.
March 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby VAdiscgolfer Great comfort,keep[ your feet dry!
These are great for keeping your feet dry and comfortable.They provide good traction in any condition/terrain.This is particularly helpful playing discgolf.I can trounce through the mud and puddles and keep going like it was nothing!Being made in Italy is a bonus,I highly recommend these!
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby herdofturtles really impressed
Haven't been able to wear them on the trail yet due to 5 ft of snow in the northeast, but have been wearing them to the office to break them in. Very comfortable and very confident they'll be an all time favorite. buy with confidence!!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Bitts Very comfortable
Took a few short hikes to break in shoes -- no problems. Ready for long hike now! Apreciated second pair of laces.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby MarcyMan Similar to the previous versions
I had purchased this boot in its previous two versions. Like the current version, those were hard and stiff out of the box. However, the previous versions eventually broke-in to become comfortable and durable boots. It seems that each time L. L. Bean?s Italian manufacturer revises this boot, it has a different fit. Unfortunately, I cannot get a fit in this version. If the men?s size 7 Ż came in a wide, that might have helped me. This version has two lace hooks at the top of the boot. The preceding version had only one. Two lace hooks makes for a snugger heel fit.
February 15, 2015