Rated 5 out of 5 by Action12 8" LL Bean Thinsulate Boots
Boots fit like a glove. They are light, comfortable and could wear them for extended periods of time. Most comfortable boots that I have and I have at least 20 pr. of boots.
March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 33IPSD Perfect Boot
Most comfortable,Great Fit right out of box.Excellent Quality. Can wear all day and feet feel Wicked Comfortable !
March 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mudbat Super Boots
These are the first pair of Bean Boots I have owned. What a pleasure they were during the winter months; warm, waterproof (mine were Gore-Tex), and comfortable. The only drawback I can list (and it might have been unique to my particular pair) was the sensation of my socks bunching up near the heel, as if they had migrated down. I found it to be a function of the lining, and it gradually disappeared. I wore these daily, and as strange as it sounds, I'm going to miss wearing them since Spring has arrived. Needless to say, when we reach the winter season this year, I'll be quickly reaching for these boots. Should have bought these years ago. A note on the fit: I ordered these per Bean's recommendations, and they were too narrow. I believe it was because mine had the Thinsulate insulation which took up extra space. Sent the first pair back and exchanged them for a wide width. Perfect.
March 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rally119 WONDERFUL BOOTS!!
I have had these types of boots before but never from LL Bean. I read where these run large and they do. I wear 11.5 to 12 normally but size 10 Bean boots fit me perfectly. Very well made very comfortable. Without doubt a boot in a class by itself. No other comes close.
March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Minicooperlover Sturdy Boots
This are good looking boots, but the sizing guidelines didn't work for my husband. He wears an 8 1/2 or 9 in shoes and had to return them for a 9 instead of going with the recommended size 8. Looking forward to getting the bigger ones before next winter........
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TokenVermonter My Favorite Boot
I purchased these in "Dark Ash" in November 2014 and waited for the worst of winter to be over before giving them a rating, and honestly I've been blown away. The boot looks fantastic (I like that it isn't the typical bean boot color) and fits perfectly with a good pair of wool socks. They will keep your feet warm well below zero for an hour or two and dry unless water comes over the top of the boot.
I have worn mine daily since the day I purchased them and I couldn't be happier!
However, if you are looking for a boot to spend extended periods of time in very cold (below zero) temperatures, I would recommend a different Bean boot (the shearling lined hunting shoe is fantastic).
I would recommend that you also pick up a thing of Beans Boot Wax ($8) and use it every month or so to keep them looking good and help keep water out.
As a native back-woods Vermonter, these boots get my official stamp of approval!
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrenleighsGrandDad Surprisingly comfortable
I have been looking at these boots for way to long and finally bought a pair when I was in Maine last year. I bought a size smaller than the boot I normally wear as suggested, The boots are well insulated and very comfortable. I first put them on with intentions of taking them off after I did some outside chores in the snow. When I came back inside I just wore them the rest of the day they felt so good. If you want a high quality comfortable boot you can't go wrong with these. I should have bought these a long time ago.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tromoser The "fit"
I wear a size 9 in dress shoes and a size 10 in tennis shoes. I went with a size 9 narrow boot and it fits perfect
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by akukiller Comfortable, waterproof, great fit
Only had these boots for two weeks now, 2/25/2015, but they are great.
I only lace the bottom two eyelets and use this boot as a slip on boot. My pant leg bottoms tuck into the top of the boot, no cold air up my pant legs and no snow or slush on bottom of my pant legs.
Boots seem to grip on ice better than my other boots with regular hiking tread, but they still are slippery, so be careful on ice.
Comfortable with no break in. I wear a EE (wide) and these are great. Love the Thinsulate bottoms too.
If I was going to wear these all day out in the snow I'd certainly lace them all the way to the top. But I use them as loose slip on boots between houses so I can live with loose boot for a short time between houses.
Note for LLBEAN:
PLEASE MAKE STORM CHASERS SIDE-ZIP BOOT IN WIDE (EE) ALSO. I'd buy them in a flash too.
Thank you LLBean for these boots.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 10spro Mine were too small
I was so sad when I received my boots! I went by the sizing recommendation, but mine ended up being too small. I love the make and design of the boot and it certainly looks like it would last a very long time! I'm really not putting any of the blame on the company, but more on myself. I like my shoes a big snug, but the length was just a bit too tight for me with my thicker wool socks. I also would tell anyone ordering these to be careful with the width. I have a somewhat narrow (boney) foot, but the narrow was simply to narrow. I would tell most to go with a medium. Another piece of advice, before deciding on the size, in your daily shoe, put on the thickest pair of socks you have and then check the size. That will give you a bit more accuracy when deciding on size. I would say the boot runs closer to being true to size. I wear a 9.5 in my tennis shoes, and it said to order a size down if you wear a half size. I would say go a size up if you are a half size. Thanks LL Bean for your professionalism on the phone when handling my return questions. I am looking forward to receiving my new pair later this year.
February 25, 2015