Rated 3 out of 5áby Polesacat Great shoe with major flaw
This is the first L.L. Bean product I bought that I have found lacking in fundamental design. A beautiful looking shoe, it has a major flaw, which is the extreme difficulty of getting one's foot inside it. Unlike other Bean Boots this shoe has an extremely narrow opening which leaves the wearer fighting with the shoe to get the foot in. Once the foot is in, the fit is fine. Surprising that something so fundamentally flawed was put on the market and sold.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby TDS1 Outstanding!
What can you say about the Maine Hunting Shoe that hasn't already been written. They are fantastic.
I ONLY wish they still make the slip on version of the Maine Hunting Shoe. I like the MHS better than the Bean Boot.
February 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby ChicagoWinterWalker Just OK
Great look, but even with heavy wool socks, I find these boots do not keep my feet warm.
January 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby OhioJohn Looks Great but Poor Design
The boot looks great, but is poorly designed. The tongue is sewn into the boot, so it is difficult to put on. Pulling the tab in the back just rips the thin canvas. This design probably works well on the original leather bean boot, but needs an update for the canvas version. You need to figure out how to reinforce the back so it can take the pulling on the tab designed to help pull it on. It has happened to two pairs now.
December 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby AFPharm Great all-purpose boot
I purchased these back in July right after I moved to Alaska from Texas (spent past 21 years there). I had some thinsulate bean boots but wanted a shorter boot for warmer days when it's wet out. I have worn these several times a week in everything form warm/dry to cold/snow/wet and they are awesome. Very comfortable, keep my feet dry, not ideal for trudging through snow, but that isn't why I bought them. I wear a 10 in most shoes and bought a 9 in these, they fit great with a medium to thicker sock, but are just fine with normal socks. They look great and perform well. I can't recommend them enough.
November 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Floodedtimber Big foot can be a tight squeeze
Comfort level is high
wearing with mid weight sock is a must
Issue: only 1. The opening into which you place the foot is tight. Perhaps it's because I didn't opt for the E width.
Other than that I am enjoying my very first pair of Bean boots and at 50 yrs of age I may never wear them out.
February 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby KP12 Decent Boot
I read all of the reviews on this site before purchasing and was most focused on sizing opinions. So here's my sizing feedback. I wear a size 11 and was skeptical of sizing down a whole size to 10, but I did and still have plenty of room in the shoe for thick socks. I don't find the shoe hard to put on and take off, but then again I have an athletic foot, not a big fat foot. I do have an issue with the quality, which is why I'm only giving 3 stars. Upon just one short use, the hand stitching at the top of one shoe has started to unravel. If it continues I will need to return them.
October 27, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5áby Hudsong Factory Seconds?
I find it strange that the boots that are 'signature collection' are lower quality than boots I've seen that are from the normal, less expensive collection. The boots I received have uneven cuts on the canvas uppers to the point where the canvas is either overhanging the rubber or too far up, asymmetrically on both shoes. The glue on the canvas is sticky as it's exposed due to the uneven alignment, and it comes off on my hands when I touch it. I've never had shoes like this before, much less $119 shoes. It's as if these shoes were factory seconds that they decided to ship out anyway. I would return them for a better pair if I didn't have to worry about going to the post office and then waiting for another pair in the mail. If Bean would ship me another pair first I'd gladly return these.. I don't even think they'll last one winter.
September 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby JamesC Great boot
I have used this boot countless times for hiking. It is holding up very well. And I love the waxed canvas - a nice retro look. And it is made in the USA -big plus!
PS, they do run a big large, I used a second insole - until winter, when I will wear heavy socks.
June 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby MusketBall A classic boot made even better!
Since it was time to finally retire the 'standard issue' leather upper Maine Hunting Shoes (after 17 years of snow and damp weather wear), I was finally ready to spring for a new pair. Having been a fan of waxed canvas gear for a number of years, I was thrilled to find LL Bean offering the Maine Hunting Shoe done in this manner. The waxed canvas upper *gives* a bit more than the traditional leather and I'm sure the overall weight is reduced as well. They are a bit snug getting on, but since thin socks are my standard this is negligible and once into the foot bed, the fit is impeccable. Craftsmanship is superb, quality is outstanding and they look great. I hope LL Bean continues to offer these in waxed canvas!
May 24, 2012