Rated 2 out of 5 by Hootman Nice.....BUT
Nice shoe BUT not durable.
After 6 months of using an hour or two..several times a week for walking at local park....inside both heel linings have ripped....expected better wear.
September 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by JRoss Ok.
I chose to look at Bean brand shoes because of the customer service. I chose these shoes because they seemed like a good option for me. I like the breathability and ventilation. They are very light and cool. I needed a shoe that wouldn't let my feet get uncomfortably hot. My main complaints are styling and cushioning. First, they look like something for older customers. They aren't "hip" or "stylish" like many other shoes today. Second, they have very firm soles. I would call them hard bottomed. Don't expect any bounce with these. I've had some running shoes for years I wear for walks and these shoes are so much harder.
August 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BackwoodsBozo Cool as ice tea in the shade
Despite having too many light hiker type boots and shoes I bought these because I reasoned that the lack of waterproofing would render them cooler in dry climates and seasons.
That reasoning proved to be correct.
From the first wearing the Trail Model 4 Ventilated Hiking Shoe felt perceptively cooler than any other shoe I own. And wearing them with a Coolmax/Drimax type sock practically induces frostbite!
Reasonably light weight, a fit as expected in my usual size for LL Bean shoes/boots and good looks with casual attire make these my favorite daily shoe for the Summer of '16.
Tip: I gave them a light silicone spray out of the box and a couple of unsightly spills on the toes from who-knows-what disappeared with just water and a stiff fiber brush.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FallstonAl R
Comfortable, light, great ventilation, and very "grippy". Their loving life scrambling from wet rock, to wet rock here at the top of the Chesapeake!
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moorej Comfortable
I have found theses walking shoes to be comfortable for road walking (not a hiker). I am rehabbing arthritic knees and these seem to help with that so I am pleased.
July 13, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by mdjw felt like i was walking downhill
Heel was too elevated compared to ball of foot for me, combined with too small to size and too wide. Wish it was better, liked the venting.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1Ranger1 always satisfied!!!!!!!!11
June 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BoiseHiker Light-weight and comfortable
So far, these are light-weight, well ventilated, and comfortable shoes. I say "so far" because I haven't put a lot of miles on them yet. However, these were 'good to go' straight out of the box. I feel my foot is properly supported and the sole is thick enough to protect the bottoms of your feet.
Because these are light-weight hikers, I wouldn't want to take them on rocky, steep terrain where there might be a lot of loose gravel or scree. Also, because they are well ventilated, they probably wouldn't be suitable for long, cold-weather hikes. Your foot would also get pretty wet if you were hiking on damp, rainy trails.
Aside from those limitations, I feel these are going to be great for fair-weather hiking. I'm pleased with my purchase.
May 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buffi Trail Model 4 Ventilated Hiking Shoes
Perfect fit. Perfect Transaction. Highly Recommended!!!
May 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Devotedbeanfan Solid Value
These shoes fit extremely well right out of the box. There was no "break in". The hikers are ultra light and the tread is well designed. They are as good or better than brands that sell for twice the price.
April 22, 2016