Rated 5 out of 5
by RedRiver7 Awesome sauce
My new L.L. Bean 10 inch Maine Hunting boots are awesome sauce. Ordered a size down fit perfect. Cant wait to hunt, Love them.
April 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizVT Even though I don't hunt....
Although I was one of the masses to order these boots and wait while they were on back order, I kept faith, and the boots arrived two weeks before their estimated delivery date. Yay! I get to test them out while it's still snowy, but also plan to wear them to conquer the mud season in Vermont.
The boots fit true to description - they're designed to accommodate a large sock inside for warmth, but they're not too big to wear without the large sock. I normally wear a 10 in most brands, and the 10 fits well. I was a bit worried about getting into and out of the boot, as I have high arches which often lead to issues in this type of design, but the helper tab on the back does its job. I can pull on it without worry that it'll tear off (like it has in other brands), and that if I have an issue LL Bean will fix it.
The mini-Bean boot keychain that was delivered as thank you for being a patient back order customer is ridiculously cute as well.
April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adoration I Adore These
I love these boots. They are the perfect height (10") which sets them a part from other boots here. Furthermore, the soft rubber bottoms are extremely quiet. I don't wear these hunting, but walk around the city with them and they are very quiet indoors, but very durable. I was worried the concrete may wear them down, but as long as you don't drag your feet, these are excellent. They are wonderfully waterproof and plyable, and don't get salt stains like other winter boots. They do take a few weeks to break in the leather, and I suggest applying a wax protectant such as Snow Seal or whatever one LL Bean sells here on their site. It keeps the leather conditioned and helps protect it against the weather. Also great in the snow. Had a snow day and wore them playing and sledding in 2 feet of snow. Even better, they are very warm, depending on what kind of sock you wear. I wear some heavy duty work socks (such as Dickies) on days when it's 5-30 degrees Fahrenheit and either switch them out for a thinner sock when its warmer or a wool sock when it's colder. As for fit, I did follow their suggestion and ordered a size smaller than my normal size, and they fit very nicely with some wiggle room at the toe. It is a bit wide though, so I really have to cinch them up, but I may just have a narrow foot. My ONLY qualm is that I've only had them for four months and they have worn to where a whole had developed between the leather top and the rubber bottom. However, LL Bean will be taking care of that for me when these are no longer back ordered because they have FABULOUS customer service. I hope my next pair will last forever (at least in 'boot' years) and I definitely recommend these to any and everyone who wants a quality boot.
February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HPH48 My Go-to, All-Purpose Boots-- Incredibly Durable!!
I've had these boots for almost three years, and they have held up fantastically. I am slightly pigeon-toed and have high arches; needless to say I am hard on shoes. Usually heels will be completely worn down after a year, but not on these boots! I will have to get them resoled eventually, but I think I'll be able to get five years worth out of them first, which is unheard of for me. I can wear them all day without getting sore arches. When paired with thick socks like Smartwools my feet stay plenty warm. I haven't worn my snow boots since getting these! I often pass on my rainboots as well. The laces tie tightly enough to accommodate my slim legs and keep out any snow or rain. These boots are worth every penny.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rachel14 OBSESSED
I'm an 8 in uggs or Moccs but a 9 in sneakers, sandals, and riding boots (thin socks). I have very flat feet too. I decided to get a size 9 so I can wear wool socks. With regular thin socks they are a little big (1inch gap) which is great cause I hate tight shoes. They look way prettier in person than online! They also look better with jeans than leggings. They aren't too heavy either unlike Hunter boots.
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BioDobe I absolutely love these boots.
I live in SW MO where we have fairly wet winters and I spend a lot of time outdoors. I have wanted a sturdy, functional boot for years but never quite got what I wanted from other boots. I believe I've finally found it in this boot. They instantly became my absolute favorites; my go-to boots. I love that they're just loose enough I can pair them with thick wool socks for added warmth, but they're thin enough my feet don't sweat in warmer weather with thinner socks (we have wet springs, too).
These boots are exactly what I have wanted in a boot for years. I can't imagine doing without them ever again.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by blondemoth Sublimely Happy!
I am in love with these boots! In the winter I travel between the Northeast and the Midwest, so I wanted a pair of boots that could withstand all the elements as well as some wear and tear, and I have to say, these boots do not disappoint! I wear them as both rain boots and snow boots and am very happy with them. The stiff leather uppers do take a little breaking in, but the boots were still very comfy on the first wear with good support. I am a 7.5 normally with what I consider slightly wider feet, and I ordered a 6 and can still wear them comfortably with thick wool socks and ample room in the toe box. I wear them with both jeans and leggings comfortably (though I have to wear them with skinny jeans as a lot of denim stuffed into the uppers tends to be a little uncomfortable) and I think they're very stylish in a classic sort of way- overall, nothing but happiness here!
December 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SearchingForBoots Terrible blisters
I ordered these boots in preparation for the messy New England Weather that we always get in the fall and winter. I wore them for the first time this week, and they tore my feet to pieces. I've never had so many blisters from a shoe of any kind as badly as this, on the backs of my heels and even on the outside of each foot. Fortunately LL Bean says they'll take them back. I was really hoping and expecting these would work, so I'm pretty disappointed.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Temmy Fantastic product, impressive customer service
I could not be happier with my new bean boots. The quality is unparalleled and I'm happy to support a U.S.-made product. Best customer service and shopping experience I've had in a while. I normally wear a size 8-8.5 shoe and the size 7 boots fit me perfectly. Thank you for a great product!
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by eranfaraway Great boots, but watch out for wet rocks!
I usually wear an 8 but ordered a 7 and they fit great with my heavy socks! I have only had them for a week so I cannot attest to their durability but I don't worry about defects with LL Bean's warranty. They are extremely comfortable and perfect for hunting in the Northwest. I will note that you should be wary of wet rocks and tile in these, they are REALLY slippery in those circumstances! So happy to find a reasonably priced hunting boot made in the USA!
September 17, 2014