Rated 5 out of 5 by Bubbies5 Warm & Waterproof
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I had to to try out my new boots to make sure they were the great boots you say the are. They are the best boots I ever had and invested in. I want to thank LL Bean and Katie for making them Awesome and so Special.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvmybootsinKentucky Delighted Surprise of Old Boot Replacement
After a few years of wearing LL Bean leather upper and rubber lower boots for daily walks and gardening, one boot started to leak water.
Hoping L L Bean could seal the leak, I sent my boots back for repairs. After a failed attempt to separate the sole from the insulated layer, the craftsman called to say I would receive another pair of boots.
I assumed I would pay for repairs or replacement. But no, L L Bean sent me a new pair for free. The boots are beautifully made in the USA.
I have shared my story with numerous people delighted in Bean's generosity. I am definitely sold on this company.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NHBoy Warm and Dry
These boots keep your feet warm and dry when the weather is not. The 8" are just about right for the amount snow that we get in the Mid Atlantic area. The sizing from the sales associate was spot on. One size down on length and go with wide to accommodate the liner. No complaints about these boots. I would highly recommend you go with the Gore-Tex liner.
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SeaCoastMountains Excellent Product
I received these boots as a Christmas present and have put many miles on them already. I live in Central VA and this winter season has been brutally cold with a lot more snow that this region is used to. I was outside shoveling in these boots with my sherpa lined insoles and bean boot socks. My feet remained warm and toasty despite the 15 inches of snow I was shoveling. The sizing is tricky I usually wear an 11.5 for shoes and 12 for boots, but had to order a size 10 in these. They were a bit wide at first and my heel had a bit of a slip, but with a couple of weeks the slipping stopped and they fit like a glove. LL Bean's outstanding customer service even sent me a size 10 but Narrow so I can find out which boot fit better and I kept the regular width. The narrow was just too tight. I plan on keeping these boots for many many years and I'm not looking forward to the summer months when I have to put them away for the season.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkyGoddess Great warm waterproof boots!
My son had to have a pair of L.L. Bean duck boots! I too had to have a pair 35 years ago when going off to college! I ordered them for him and they are the same great boots they are always were just better! The technological advances of the past years such as gortex on the inside makes them warmer and even more water proof. As I prepare to send my son off to college in the fall to a climate that is very cold with lots of snow from fall thru spring, I will rest well knowing his feet are warm and dry in his L.L. Bean duck boots! Duck boots dress yet another generation!!! Congratulations to ya'll!!
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jorgemc Made the right choice with size 9 wide
Have wanted to purchase the Gore-Tex/Thinsulate boots for some time. The 20% off sale combined with a $10 gift certificate meant the price was right. As with all LL Bean shipping, the boots arrived in a timely fashion - right in the middle of 4 inches of snow with temperatures to -12 degrees. The boots were comfortable right out of the box so I wore them outside within 2 hours to shovel snow in the extreme cold. Although I've had them for only a month, I've gotten many hours in them and remain very pleased with the purchase.
Sizing the boot was the tricky part. Lots of reviews saying to order up or down a size. My only other LL Bean boot is the Cresta Gore-Tex leather hiking boot in size 8 1/2 wide. I wear light weight wool crew socks with them and they fit perfectly. As the 8" boot will not be used for hiking, I wanted the option of wearing heavy weight socks and having the extra room. Choosing the size 9 wide was the best choice for me - wearing light weight wool socks the boots are comfortable, warm and I can slip in/out without lacing.
Figure out the right size for you and I'm sure you will be glad you purchased the 8" Gore-Tex/Thinsulate boots!
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JWBSKI Very Nice & Warm Boot
I received these boots the day of a good snow in Maryland where the temperatures were in the teens and single digits. I have a short wide foot and had plenty of room in the boots in a 7 EE with the Cresta Heavy Weight Socks. I blew snow for 2 hours; my feet stayed dry and very warm and the tread gave great traction in the snow.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 62216 Excellent
This is my first pair of Bean Boots. I've had them now for about 2 weeks. I'm normally a 9-9.5. I ordered an 8 and they fit perfectly. Comfortable enough to wear all day, every day. I had high expectations for these boots when I bought them because of the price. My expectations have been thoroughly exceeded. As long as the durability claims hold true, I'm now a life long customer.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by buddy007 Quality
Good fit. They are easy to put and take off. I can see the quality in the workmanship. It is good to know these are made here. They made snow work a little easier,
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DHP8446 Great for the snow - warm and waterproof
Just got done shoveling the 10.5 inches of snow outside wearing these boots, and they were amazing. It was 8 degrees out and windy, and my feet were completely warm and dry the whole time. When I took the boots off, there was no part of my socks that was wet at all.
As for fit, it can be a bit tricky. When I first tried these on, they seemed good or a little loose everywhere, except extremely narrow in the ball of my foot, to the point where I though that I would need to return them. (For reference, I'll normally wear a 10.5 normal width sneaker and anywhere from a 9 to a 10 wide -- E or EE -- dress shoe, and purchased the 9 wide Bean Boot). I called the phone number to see if that was normal, and got a real person on the phone on one ring. The rep suggested that I take out the insert, which made the boot pretty loose, so I was thinking of just getting a smaller insert, as a size 10 seemed like it would be way too big. However, shopping around for a slightly lighter sock worked instead (keeping the insert in), and these are really, really comfortable now. So the size is definitely tricky, but these are very comfortable once you work the variables out there.
There was also supposed to be a 3 week wait for these, and they came in a few days, which was a nice surprise.
January 22, 2014