Rated 4 out of 5 by LongIslandNYLovesLLBean Men's Plain Toe Cordovan KIW Engineer Boots
This is a great looking, made-in-the U.S.A. boot in Cordovan. While I recommend them, before you place an order, take the time to read what other reviewers have said, as many of us found a major sizing issue: these boots are easily 1 to 1 1/2 sizes larger in length than other boots. As a result, you should consider ordering a smaller size. My other issue is that these boots lack a padded leather collar, which is a really nice feature on the waterproof version of the KIW Engineer Boot. Having to return and reorder these boots because of the size discrepancy was a hassle. I really think L.L. Bean's merchandising team could easily have helped customers overcome that problem if they had read the customer comments about the sizing issue and put a suggestion in the product description to buy the boot at least one size smaller than the customer's regular boot size. That said, overall, these boots (in a smaller size) are comfortable and look great with chinos or jeans.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NikoPlumbero Katahdin Iron Work Engineer Boots
I Love these boots. Not only do they look great, they are very comfortable. Originally I ordered size 10, which I have been wearing for many years, but they were too loose. Went to the LL Bean store and tried on 9 1/2. Fit was perfect.
I got these for spring, summer, fall as I have the insulated version that I've been wearing all winter.
I like the fact that you can polish them-that keeps them looking like new.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WildGeechee Katahdin Iron Work Engineer Boots Plain Toe
Katahdin Iron Work Engineer Boots Plain Toe Men's
This is my second pair of these boots, they are great and feel broken in right out of the box and are extremely comfortable and offer good support. I wear them at work and on weekends with khaki's or jeans.
the color seems to get better with age. I use LL Bean boot guard and the leather stays soft and waterproof. A great pair of boots !
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovetheoutdoorsalot Great Boots
I purchased these boots about a month ago. I recommend ordering at least a half size down if you wear heavy socks and a full size down if you wear light socks. I experienced very little break in and found them comfortable right out of the box. I recently took them on some light hikes in Montana through mud and muck and was impressed at how well they held up and cleaned up. I've worn them to the office as well as they look good with khakis.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by gwnorth23 Can't beat these
These are replacing a pair of cap toe Katahdin boots I wore out. These are so well made and so good looking you will not be disappointed. If you want some versatile leather boots you can dress up or down these are the boots you want to buy.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zxyrthe Great boots
I wear a 10.5 US sneaker and ordered these in 10. The boots fit really well with both thick wool and cotton gym socks. Good arch support. Seem to be well made and look nice. There's a slight reddish hue to the color that might not be conveyed online.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sizes Cool
Like others have said, best to size down at least a half a size. My shoe sizes varies, depending on the shoe and its use. Ordered these originally in a 12 Wide. Much too large (and I wear a 12 Wide in most shoes). Sized down to a 11.5 Wide. I put them on and yes, the leather is stiff. I walked around and where the shoe "breaks" around the toes/forefoot was very tight. I thought it might take forever to break-in. In less than half a day with minimal walking that issue was mute. The shoe already seemed to conform to my foot. Perfect. I didn't buy these boots to walk the dog, or to cut trees, or to garden in. I bought these boots for the "cool" factor. They look awesome with jeans. I'm 53 and not growing old gracefully. It's funny, but fans of the Dave Matthews Band have a blog dedicated to what boots Dave Matthews wears on stage. Obsessive I agree. You guys need to send him a couple of pairs to Charlottesville.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAJNYC Awesome boot,
Look great, feel great, fit great, and just AWESOME in the snow, sludge, and wetness of this winter mess. No regrets on these.
I'm a size 10, and not narrow. These fit perfectly.
AND THEY LOOK GREAT!
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by asugrad Really Great Boots
These boots might be the nicest pair of shoes I have ever owned. And I am replacing a pair of boots I bought while I was in Italy. I think that speaks for itself. The leather is like the baseball gloves I had when I was a kid, thick but workable. It may take me a little time to break them in.
I just walked to work in downtown Minneapolis through the snow, and the boots handled it easily. My feet were warm even with thin socks, and the boots look very nice with business casual. I walked right off the street and in to a meeting.
January 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Skimtastic Nice boot - rugged but classy
I typically wear a size 11 sneaker or dress shoe, so tried a 10.5 knowing these run a little large... had to exchange the 10.5 for a 10 to get the right fit. Had these now for about a month and love em... Leather arrives adequately-oiled so stomping around in the snow/mud/rain still left my feet dry -- and any dirt/salt residue wipes right off when i get home. Sole was stiff at first but loosened up a lot in the first week - very comfy for a semi-work boot.
January 13, 2014