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
Rated 2 out of 5áby LunaPippo Inside 'stitching'
The stitching with the inside straps was cutting into both feet. The fit was not really too tight. Too bad, I liked these shoes.
February 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Longbow1415 Day One Comfort
I have worn Mountain Treads for years. The catalog photo of the new incarnation did not impress me: I was particularly unhappy with the garish colored laces, but I needed new boots, so I decided to try a pair. After all, it's LL Bean. I could always send them back, right? Wow! They were comfortable right out of the box, where the old ones needed several days' break-in. It's hard to say for certain after only a couple of miles, but these may be the best Mountain Treads ever. I would have given them 5 stars, but not on such short acquaintance....perhaps after I get back from Africa in May, I'll post an update.
BTW, some intelligent person even packed a pair of gray laces in the box, so I don't feel like I'm wearing clown shoes. Thank you, LLB!
February 13, 2015