Rated 2 out of 5 by Pondgal Great shoe, but be careful
I went into my local bean store, prepared to buy yet another pair of Merrell's. I work at a garden center so I need waterproof shoes that can stand up to all kinds of weather. My only complaint about Merrell's is the fact that they wear out in approx. 18 months, but they are super comfortable, so I stick with them. Other brands that I've tried wear out just as quickly. The sales lady suggested that I try Oboz's. I had never heard of them, but the lady was knowledgeable and helpful. I liked them as soon as I tried them on, so I bought them. Wore them 8+ hours the first two days that I had them and things were fine. On the third day, my heels/arches started to kill me after 3 hours. Stopped wearing them for a few days, pain got better. As soon as I put them back on, within a few hours, I was right back where I started. Gave myself a week & a half w/out wearing them and they still killed after a few hours. Sad to report that the arch is entirely too high and rigid for my medium arch foot, so I must return them. Too bad because they are a nice looking shoe and looks like they would have lasted much longer than the Merrell's.
August 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by 5ft10inShopper Attractive Hiking Shoe
While I had really hoped that these shoes would work for me, they didn't. I have narrow, low profile feet. These shoes ran much wider than expected and didn't offer much arch support. The L. L. Bean return policy is excellent though and the shoe works for others.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ReturningBeanShopper Great shoe but....
I really liked the looks and feel of these. I was concerned about the low cut not being low enough as it rubs on my ankle bone. however that did not bother me as I wore them.
I am returning them because as much as I love them my right foot complains after a full days wear. I blew it off the first day but a week later I wore them again on an active full day with the same result.
They have amazing support and traction, stay tied and look good. Though not right for me I would still highly recommend them.
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GardeningGal3 Best shoes ever!
I have flat feet and weak ankles. Finding shoes that are comfortable and give the right support is difficult. I ordered size 8, my regular size but they were snug. Ordered the 8.5 and they were perfect! These shoes were comfortable from the start. I work at a living history museum and am on my feet a lot. These are great right up to the end of the day. I highly recommend these shoes.
April 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DebD0719 PERFECT
I have a hard time finding hiking shoes that fit and are comfortable. I have planter fasciatis and I do not need to wear my orthotics with these. My feet felt great from the moment I put them on. I wore them all day and my feet were not fatigued at all. They have a good size toe box and my planter fasciatis has improved. The first day I wore my orthotics with them and my foot rolled out so I removed them and they fit perfect. I love the goretex and these a surprising light. Highly recommend these.
March 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlyfishWoman Great day hikers
I discovered this brand while shopping for day hikers in our L.L.Bean store in MOA. I was reluctant as i never even heard of the brand. But then I put them on...WOW what great shoes! Fit is true to size. Very comfortable-heel fits into fitted sole liner. Lightweight. I am going to love these shoes!
March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KCKSShopper Great Fit
Very comfortable from day one. Took a three mile walk the first day. No problems with breaking in. Fit is true to size. Definitely plan on ordering another pair.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyHiker Looking for a Hiker that Doesn't Slip in the Heel?
As you age, your shoe requirements become more important. I need plenty of room in the toe box, but have found that most low cut hikers slip up and down on my heel. I've worn Oboz boots and decided to try these low cuts. They are perfect! They are sturdy and waterproof, just right for easy trail walking with no slipping.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PatJ61 Best hiking shoes ever-- seriously, buy these!
A blogger I follow recommended these shoes for pilgrimages with lots of walking. Since my favorite activity is hiking, I decided to try them. Wow. These are the most comfortable hiking shoes EVER. They are supportive, keep my feet elevated and dry, and are just plain comfortable. I can wear a generous B or even a wide width. These shoes in B width accommodate my feet just fine. I ordered a half size up to account for the normal swelling of feet on long hikes. If you've been hiking in athletic shoes-- stop now and consider buying Oboz Sawtooth. These shoes were the best investment I've ever made regarding footwear.
December 7, 2014