Rated 2 out of 5 by BostonianTravelGirl Too much rubbing on my heel... boo.
I have hunting and pack boots from LL Bean, but wanted an easy on/off pair for cold, dry weather. These boots have the great styling and supportive footbed of the classic bean boot, but I have two issues with this shoe. First, the boot isn't fully lined with shearling, so if you want a slightly better fit and the warmth of a shearling footbed, you have to buy a shearling insole separately. Lame. Second, the boot has a ridge on the interior where the upper and lower parts meet, and for me, this causes sock slippage and rubbing on my heel, which is uncomfortable if I have to walk any real distance... and since my commute involves a 20 min walk on both ends, it means this shoe isn't working out for me. I tried a size up to see if it would make a difference, but then the shoe overall was just too big. Sadly, these are going to have to go back. Wish these had worked out, because otherwise they are fabulous. In future models, can the shaft lining be attached to an insole so that the seam at the heel is cushioned? Or something?
January 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by keinLA I'm in LOVE!
These are fantastic. They are a bit large, but thicker socks and the shearling linings should remedy that! The description says the run small, but I'd say they are a bit larger than true to size - but I did order my regular size, 9 and will definitely keep them.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by skirtmaven Gorgeous - even more beautiful in person!
Not sure if my first review will make it in, glitch there..so if this is a repeat sorry!
I not only wanted but needed these boots this past winter, I waited and watched and I was not going to be without warm boots this next winter! Today they just arrived!
And I might say they feel exquisite! The tumbled leather and shearling lining are just beyond belief!
I wanted pull on for ease and so the laces don't freeze up in ice or snow.
I ordered a 6 medium, my usual size, and they give enough room for thicker socks.
I can't say I am looking forward to winter, but I won't dread it wearing these adorable boots!
June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by skirtmaven Gorgeous
Wow! I am even more impressed than I thought I could possibly be with these boots. I just received them and as I pulled them out of the box I was immediately impressed with how soft the tumbled leather truly is and the lambswool lining. If I can say this about a boot they feel luscious.
Once I slipped them on, they were immediately and completely comfortable. I know it's still summer but I knew I had to place my order now so I wouldn't be without them for this upcoming winter. I was unable to get them this past winter and desperately needed a warm pair of boots. I almost bought other brands but I wanted the bean boot or nothing!
I am so glad I watched and waited until these came in stock in my size. I ordered a size 6 medium and I know I will be able to wear regular thickness socks and even thicker socks in comfort with these boots
I love that they are slip on so I don't have to deal with frozen laces in the winter they slip on beautifully.
I think for the money that you're getting handstitched boots made in America that this is the way to go! The qualitiy is superb, the comfort excellent.
I can't say that I'm actually looking forward to winter but I might not dred it as much ?. Thanks llbean!
June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cmisscarla This boots are fantastic!
This is my second winter season wearing these boots and I absolutely love them. I bought a shearling insert for them and this makes for perfection! I sometimes wear thick socks and sometimes wear them without socks. They are great for slipping on quickly and people often tell me my boots are adorable. They're a great look with skinny jeans and leggings. LL Bean boots are wonderful and made in the USA! So happy about that!!
February 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by thatwombat Fit is like a clog or LLB moc
These are comfortable warm boots that are easy to slip on and off. I ended up returning them because I have several pairs of slip-on ugg-style boots and these are similar in that they do not secure the foot into the boot bed and therefore slide on my heel like a clog or the LLB moccasin does. I would not recommend these boots for any kind of vigorous activity or hikes but as a slip on and go around town or to walk around the neighborhood, they are great. I would have kept them but I figured closet real estate would be better utilized with something I will wear more often. They are nice boots otherwise.
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DiVanG Love 'Em!!
These boots are perfect in all respects.
Warm enough that I don't have to wear socks on the coldest day, &
My feet stay dry
I love winters again!!!
There's only one problem - they're no longer available - what a shame.
February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by skLAVB Here's a guide for the size-perplexed:
After years of wanting a pair of LL Bean boots, I finally ordered mine so I could be ready to play with my dogs in the mud and snow this winter. I have read so many woeful reviews about the sizing...and this is not one of them. I hope this review will help folks who aren't sure about what size to order: In the interest of keeping my feet warm as well as dry, I plan to wear thick wool Wigwam socks with my boots, so I ordered my normal shoe size. Right out of the box, the arch of my foot found the arch of the footbed, and it was love. I've worn my boots for 2 full days already, and they have been nothing but delicious. These boots fit like none I currently own -- they are truly unique -- so before you send yours back, keep in mind that there should be a thumb's width between the end of the shoe and the top of your toes; this is for airflow (per a card that came with my boots). Your heel is going to slide, and that's ok and normal. You can tighten the strap on the top of the boots, and that will help lock your foot in a little. These are special boots; figure out your socks and order accordingly. If you don't like looseness, order a lace-up pair. Give 'em a chance! They are wonderful, beautifully-made boots, and they're a rarity: how many shoes are still handmade in the US nowadays?
December 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonMichey Comfortable, waterproof and excellent durability
I bought these boots last winter but for some (unknown) reason I never wore them until just recently. I *love* these boots. The slip on quality is fantastic for putting them on quickly when the dogs decide they need a walk ASAP. I live in Boston so these boots have been great for the wet, sloppy conditions outside. Plus, I have noticed they have much better traction than most winter boots I have owned in the past for walking on the slippery bricks. I am SO glad I bought these boots!
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ambahhhhh just perfect
It took me 3 weeks to decide which bean boot I wanted. After reading all the reviews I am soooo happy I decided to order the lounger! My shoes size is anywhere from an 8 to 9. I usually have to order a 9 in boots because of my high arch....so I called the customer service line and asked to talk to a product specialist (highly recommend this) after he got all my concerns, he recommended I order a 8 wide..which would fit the size down they recommend and my high arch! I ordered thesee on a Friday and they were at my house on Wednesday!! They look great and the leather is so soft! The shoe length is perfect and I was able to get my foot in with a heavy sock! The shoe is wide as other reviews state, but I do t mind it cause I am able to wear a thin sock to a heavy sock with no issues...I live in the south so the warmth is a good fit with just the shearling lined top! If you like a boot to fit snug to your foot then thesend are not the boot for you, but if you don't mind a little room then I recommend these boots! The customer service that llbean provides is awesome and they do a great job helping you anyway they can!
November 30, 2014