Rated 5 out of 5 by tandt873 Favorite Bean Boot
As soon as I saw these boots online, I knew I needed to add a pair to my ever growing collection of bean boots. The Sno-Seal went on like a breeze after putting the boots momentarily into a warm oven. These boots have been a top performer from the very beginning and are great for those big snow storms.
January 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stine603 Very nicely made in Maine
I had been eyeing these boots since last year, didn't order soon enough and they sold out. This year, thankfully, I received them for Christmas and and am so happy! First off they are nicely made, the coloring is very handsome, and I appreciated that they came with a waterproofing treatment and a card that I can scan with my phone to send a message to the maker Matt. Now my boyfriend who bought them for me wants a pair. I am looking forward to having them for many seasons and am proud to own a great pair of boots still made by a company who cares and makes them in Maine. Get a pair for you and someone you love.
December 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mils Perfect height
Love these boots. Perfect would of been a 7 narrow, but I ordered a 7 regular. The length is fine, the the width definately on the wide side. I then decided to buy these great sheepskin style long thick socks and I pair them up with either a thick winter sock or regular sock and they are snuggly and warm! So I figured I'll use these for winter (rain/mountains/just cold) and I will order a 7 narrow for late winter/spring etc...
December 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Setterman1313 Not a hunting boot
Bought these as a dedicated hunting boot, but after half of last season and half of this season (between 50 to 60 times wearing them), it's time to replace them. The tread is insufficient, and any wet or muddy slope needs to be tread VERY carefully to avoid falling. Might be from the hem of my chaps rubbing on them, but the stitching at the heel and near the ball of the foot is failing and stitches have broken. These might be fine for walking across campus in the fall and spring, but are not up for any amount of serious hunting.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Beautiful, functional boot
Overly pleased with my Maine Hunting Boot. These boots make me wish for nasty weather, so I will have an excuse to wear them. The ONLY thing I could find to complain about would be that they are not easy to get on/off. This is forgotten once they are on and laced. They are comfortable and good looking to boot!
September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Northforester Comfortable, practical, quality.
I'm a size twelve but I ordered the eleven as suggested by another reviewer. Great fit after a few days of wearing them in. These are my favorite boots. I actually wear them most days for work because I have to cover a lot of ground everyday cruising timber and I very often have to cross bogs, swamps, etc. I liked the loggers I had before these but they could be heavy, and no matter how much I treated them with mink oil I'd have days with wet feet. I treated these boots with the snow seal that comes with them, and I apply some more every few months and my feet have yet to be wet, which makes for a much better day! I really liked that they sent some spare leather laces as well. I haven't had to replace the regular ones, but it's nice to know I've got an even tougher back up.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rshonpoint Best Boots I've Owned
It took a long time to decide which pair of bean boots to order. I looked at several but kept going back to read about and admire the 100th Anniversary Maine Hunting Shoe, which--don't tell anyone--is really a boot. So that's the pair I bought.
I wear a 9 or 9 1/2, and was hesitant to order a size 9, but I'm glad I did. The boots have a bit of extra room if I wear thin or medium socks, but it's not an issue since the laces tighten up the ankle area very nicely. It doesn't affect walking or hiking. At first they were not easy to put on--designed with a tight ankle so they fit well--but they have loosened up a bit and are now easier to put on and remove.
I think the Maine Hunting Shoes have a more flexible sole that allows one to feel twigs on the forest floor before putting one's weight on them--to facilitate moving more quietly through natural areas. It works, but it's not so flexible to cause me to be careful what I step on. They are by far the most comfortable boots I've worn.
I use them for birding, which takes me to areas with standing water, soft soil, and downright sloppy mud. Walk through wet grass on the way back to the car, and they're clean. Not a problem thus far. On my last outing the grass wasn't wet enough to clean them, and no puddles of clear water were available. But vegetation knocked off the worst of the mud, and when I arrived home I wiped them with a damp paper towel, which made them look like new.
With thin or medium socks, they are comfortable enough for warmer weather and even indoors. And with thicker socks, they're of course warmer. In mid-winter with temperatures well below freezing or the muggy heat of summer I'll wear something else, but for the majority of the year, the 100th Anniversary Maine Hunting Shoes will be on my feet as I enjoy nature.
The reddish soles lend a classy look. I'm glad I bought them and am proud to own a reasonable replica of L.L. Bean's first boots.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tbuster Outstanding Boot
I purchased a pair of these boots as soon as they were available and was very happy with them when they arrived. I got them for use not looks although they look very good and a tribute to Mr. Bean. I greased the uppers put the rawhide lacers in and wore them through two turkey seasons and a summer of constant wear. I love them the leather is soft but supportive and the boots are very comfortable. I slipped a pair of Beans shearling insoles in as the weather turned cooler. I just received my second pair as I am not sure if they are making any more after the boots run out. The leather gains character as they are worn and your feet will stay dry.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HDBill Maine Hunting Shoe
Not being sure what size to order I called. After reviewing I ordered a size 10 medium width. I wear a 101/2 to 11 shoe. They do run a little large. With wool sock they are a great fit. I thought they may need a break in period so I applied the snow seal and wore them to work. I was wrong. They were soft and comfortable right off. They are tall so long sox are required. The tounge goes all the way to the top and they need to be unlaced to get your foot past the ankle restriction. This shoe does have an insole but, they are not insulated so for cold climate use you wil need wool sox. They may be the next best thing to going bare foot and waterproof.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GHuston Excellent craftsmanship
Good looking boot and comfortable fit, ordered per the fit instructions. Excellent craftsmanship and glad they are made in USA. I would recommend the speed lace eyes for $1.50 extra but the option is not noted on the product web page. I asked about them when I phoned into customer service, she had to get info from a product specialist and it turned out to be an available option. Excellent boot in snow during this midwest winter.
February 19, 2014