Rated 5 out of 5 by Walleyeman Great Shoe!
I'm 75 years old and generally prefer wearing a traditional leather shoe, but I needed a waterproof hiking shoe for a three week trip to Peru and Chile, so I purchased these shoes. They performed flawlessly for me right out of the box. And the good sole grips kept me from falling numerous times on very slipper surfaces. I can only praise these shoes. They took me from sea level to the 12,000" elevation in the Andes. I'd definitely buy them again. I always have to buy EEE sizes, but this in Wide were just right for me.
June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michigantroll Perfect shoes
I highly recommend these shoes! I am now on my second pair. They wear very well and are the most comfortable shoe of this type that I've ever worn. The suede finish works well in casual situations, with the brown color acceptable where tennis shoes would not be appropriate. Perfect for long walks and times when you must spend long hours standing. Follow the recommendations for the New Balance shoes and get 1/2 size longer.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by because Change the styling
I was disappointed that NB changed the style of the Country Walkers. The lacing is different and bulkier shoe.
I am sure I will get used to them, but wish when something works, they wouldn't change it!
June 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mk63 Good quality
I'm happy with the way the shoe fits and performs
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mrcranky Second Review
This is my follow up review of these shoes. Just came back from a trip to the Alps in Europe where these were subjected to heavy use daily over varied terrain from snow to cobblestones. I have to rate these as very very good. My initial pair squeaked ( mfg. defect ) and I sent them back and as always Bean made it right immediately. I wore these several months before the trip to break them in. They turned out to be extremely comfortable and held up to any moisture I encountered like rain and snow. You can't stand in a brook ( for long ), but they aren't made for that. They did very well in general water like puddles, etc. I ordered my normal shoe size and they fit well. At first I had my doubts since the toe box is large and I thought they would be too loose. This actually made them more comfy after hours of walking. You can change the comfort of the fit by how you lace them. Once I figured that out and they broke in I have to class them as a great shoe.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lotusfixer Walking shoes
These are without a doubt the most comfortable shoes that I have purchased in many long years. They are wide enough to fit my expanding feet without looking like duck feet. The arch support is substantial but not intrusive. Might not work for everyone but perfect for me.
May 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lencok Very satisfied
I have a very wide foot and getting quality shoes not easy. These shoes take a lot of hard use but stand up beautifully. I expected good quality and service from LL Bean, and have not been disappointed.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pooor Very Comfortable
My husband needed a good pair of shoes he could work in that were
not to hot going into the warmer months. These shoes are so comfortable that he wanted me to get another pair so he could have a pair to keep clean. Thumbs up!
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarleysDad Great support, light weight, very comfortable
I had open heart surgery six weeks ago and was told the best thing to do was get in a lot of walking. I'm walking 3-5 miles a day now in these shoes and enjoy every minute. They feel like low-cut, light-weight boots rather than shoes in the sense they can be worn tromping through puddles and the woods, provide wonderful support with great traction, but are not heavy to lift. The best of both worlds - a sturdy light-weight boot and the looks of a well-designed, comfortable shoe. Like most New Balance shoes, I have learned from experience, they come small and narrow. I bought mine one size larger than my normal shoe size and extra wide. They're so comfortable I could sleep in them!
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by woodmanofwarvalley Get the right size for best fit
I did not use the size chart and I'm glad I didn't.
The New Balance sold by LLBean seem to run narrow and small compared to NB athletic shores.
I ordered the 4EEEE and a 1/2 size larger and all is well.
Very comfortable to wear without break in.
Would recommend over the other NB Walker because of the fit.
February 26, 2014