Rated 3 out of 5 by upstatemomof2 It was love at first sight... but...
Bought these for my son for our upcoming West Point Camporee with the Boy Scouts. He loved the design, color, pattern, comfort, etc. BUT, these will not stay 'tightened.' My son was constantly having to 'retighten' his boots; and then on our long hike out, his ankles were killing him! The boots were comfortable when he first put them on and during light use; but when he actually needed their support, they were painful. I don't know if they were digging in or just not providing enough support. I just know he was in agony!
May 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by jburf Hiking Boot
Like the Boa system but overall not impressed with these boots. They are heavier than my Bean Boa system hunting boot and not as comfortable.
March 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by gearseeker Missing the Mark on Sizing
Recently returned two pair of boa hikers mostly due to my unique feet. Small, narrow, and high arches. 8 D boots will usually swallow up my feet with room to spare. These 8 D's were C width narrow and a bit short, no wiggle-room for the toes due to the pointed narrow toe box. Pretty odd that a narrow size was too narrow for me. Had the 8 EE size sent to me with some minimal improvement in fit. Perhaps the bigger issue concerns my high arches. Since the boa lacing system tightens so evenly, I found that when the boot felt snug and supportive around my ankle, it was crushing the top of my arch. Hunters beware, the boa lacing system is noisy while clicking down the cable.Otherwise, I found the boot appeared well-made and seemed very lightweight. Any boot or that fits well should feel like it isn't there at all. Will try the technical Kangaroo boots now that my size is in stock again.
March 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by FLBOY Good Buy
The minimum insulation and waterproof are key factors and work well. Buy 1/2 size larger and go for wider width for heavier socks. The Boa system takes a little time to master. After you walk a little the feal looser and you must tighten them up a little more. They also get more comfortable after wearing a few minutes. They are worth the money.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BIGBIRD12 BOA HIKING BOOTS
I FOUND THAT THE SIZING RECOMMENDED BY LLBEAN WAS NOT ACCURATE AT ALL. I ORDERED MY NORMAL SIZE AND THEY FIT VERY NICELY. THE BOOTS ARE EVERYTHING AS DESCRIBED. VERY PLEASED WITH THIS PURCHASE.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Royaltimothyjoseph My first llbean boot!
When I saw these boots in the catalog I requested. I said this might be the go to boot as well as what it's intended for. I needed a waterproof, sleek boot that hopefully wasn't entirely camo so I could incorporate it into work wardrobe and hiking, gun range etc. So far these boots are spot on. Miserable Ct snow, harsh cold and winds.. These boots are definitely water proof, comfy, athletic, trench warfare boots. They are comfortable to walk in or run and the boa system offers perfect lacing (the boa system is also my first time using and it's holding up and working phenomenal!) only thing that's not is this review is summer wearing and rain/heat weather. *maybe I'll update my review. Another thing is the inside of the boot and the liner and goretex membrane... You can feel the quality and warmth when you slip your foot in the boot. Like a silk lining.. Very nice and has a little design. Only thing is they're are no color options... Should have at least 2-3 color options. Also great boot you could have a lighter, less bulkier version that would be a nice lineup.. Thanks again ll bean! Ill be back for the upland kangaroo's :D
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Apehangerjoe boa hiking boots
Awesome boots,warm waterproof
February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tomsreviews great hikers
very comfortable,great traction and i love boa ties.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pinecoon Warm, light and comfy boots...my feet say aahhh!!
Very nice boots, I really like this Boa lacing system...so, easy to use and adjust...evenly tightens laces when you want them tight and later in the day so easy to re-adjust if you want them a touch loose. To me, very much worth the extra money!! Bought these to wear only when I am hunting...I find myself wearing them to work now, because they are so light and comfy.
I believe they may turn into my favorite boots!!
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finnishboy BOA Hunter Boots
This is not my first pair of the BOA type boot. I have three others and all are fantastic. The boots are light weight, waterproof, rugged and comfortable. No more having to deal with wet, muddy and/or broken laces thanks to the BOA system. My L.L. Bean BOA boots have survived the wilds of a Kodiak Island bear hunt to chasing pheasants in NH and hunting grouse and deer in the Western Mountains of Maine. Another L.L. Bean great product. I highly recommend them.
November 6, 2014