Rated 5 out of 5 by Connecticutnow My new go-to boots
Was excited to find these boots at a great price. Bought both the brown suede and black leather. Wore the suede immediately for a day of shopping and and have no complaints or " breaking in" issues. The sizing was accurate, a 7. The heel height is a nice change from the flat riding boots we all have been wearing for the last few years and I was happy to get back into jeans that were too long to wear with the flats. ( but it is not as high as dressier boots ) Also, the heel is on the "chunkier" side, (not a skinny sexy heel ) it feels more casual to me....perfect for an everyday run-around favorite boot. The dark brown suede is the perfect shade of brown for matching my fall/ winter clothes. Love them.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jr01 nice!
I got these today and wore them for a few hours. When I first put them on I thought I might have a problem with the front above my ankle, but they are fine. The zipper goes all the way down to the bottom of the shoe and makes them so easy to put on and take off. They have a nice size heel height and size. I like the casual look, and they look really expensive. Very happy! A really good buy.
November 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by porkchop2 Leather too stiff
I liked the look of these boots, but found the leather quite stiff which made them not fit well even though the sizing was quite generous. I think they would be uncomfortable to wear for long so am sending them back.
November 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by webgal318 Overall good boot
I just wore my new boots for the first time today as I live in Florida.I ordered a 1/2 size larger to accomodate wool socks. I had just light ankle high socks on today and the only negative I have to give is that the top of the boot is irritating to my lower leg. I am trying to soften the top with mink oil but even if that doesn't work, I will be OK as long as I wear higher socks. I would say that these boots are true to size. I had bunion surgery 18 months ago and my foot does not get sore at all in these. The toe box is ample without looking clunky. These are classic looking and will be nice to wear with dress pants or jeans. I would definitely recommend.
November 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MTLNY I LOVE THEM
I have hard to fit feet, if the shoe doesn't fit, I don't wear it. These fit perfect, they feel great. The second time i wore them, I had to carry my 4 year old about a half mile, my feet didn't complain a bit. My only regret is that I didn't wait another week to order them since the price dropped $20!
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chiclibra Perfect suede ankle boots
These boots are fabulous. The fit is true - I ordered an 8.5, my standard boot size, and they fit perfectly. They are very well constructed, with a beautiful stacked heel and a smart low-profile tread at the toe. I have not run into the issue with the top rubbing/chafing that some other reviewers have experienced. (I am 5'8" so maybe my height helps.) The boots are incredibly comfortable - like "all day on your feet" comfy. The sleek design and dark brown suede combine to create a chic look that will work with your favorite jeans or dress/skirt and tights combo. I adore these boots and would highly recommend them. Way to go, L.L. Bean! (Now please just re-stock your Signature Leather Ankle Boot in Light Saddle, and you will have another sale from me ;)
October 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYinPgh love these boots
I normally don't wear such a high heel, but these boots are fabulous. Wearing them for the first time today, and after 6 hours they still feel great. Great quality, and excited to get them as a daily markdown. True to size for me (9 medium). They are beautiful, attractive AND comfortable!
March 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pitaoka Perfect but stiff leather on leg
Perfect, classic pant boot, but just like other reviews said the top part of boot is extremely stiff and digs into your leg about 3 inches above ankle bone. Nevertheless I am keeping them because they are the perfect pant boot. I'll use a bandaid and wear them anyway.
January 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5
by mhr123 Unfortunately, Uncomfortable
The good: a stacked heel that is neither too chunky nor too delicate, good quality in the stitching, genuine leather upper, and a simple unembellished design that can work with winter dress trousers and skirts for the office, or with skinny jeans and ankle pants on the weekend. In fact, I love how they look with everything that I had them in mind for.
They seemed true to size. I sized down to 9.5 because my Deerfield equestrian boots (which I love!) are just a little looser than I would like in my usual size 10. The 10 would have been a better choice here. The heel is 3", not what I would call "low", as the description says, but they are solid enough to not be impractical even if you live in the country.
Unfortunately, like the previous reviewer, I found the top opening very uncomfortable. I hoped they would fit me differently. For me, it's not so much the size of the opening, which is exactly what makes it a versatile pant boot, but that the front of the boot is so stiff and it's angled back toward the shin. At the very least, socks taller than the boot front are a must. The online photo appears to show more of a curve to the front of the boot than the photo I uploaded. Maybe a smaller size boot would not have such a sharp angle to achieve the narrow opening.
I hope these work for someone, because they are otherwise an excellent boot. But I can't keep a wardrobe-staple boot that I can't walk comfortably in, so I am going to return them and keep looking.
October 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MRose Didn't work for me :(((((
I just received these boots today and was really hoping to find a go-to short boot to wear with jeans and pants throughout the fall and winter, as I have every year. I was so disappointed to find that the top of the boot fit too tightly and dug into the front of my leg when I tried walking. (I am average in size and my legs are lean and toned). Otherwise the boots are very well made and have a very classic, clean style. Sorry they have to go back.
October 1, 2013