LL Bean Maine Hunting Boots
Hunting Boots Manufacturer: LL Bean
LL Bean Model: Maine
Review Category: Hunting Boots
Purchase: Hunting Boots I bought this pair of boots from LL Bean retail store in Freeport, Maine. They were replacement boots of an old pair of what used to be the Maine Hunting Shoe or boot, I wanted to have them resoled, but they said they do not resole that older type any longer. I paid 95 dollars for the new pair which were only ten inches high instead of the 12 inch style.
Things I like about the LL Bean Maine Hunting Boots: They are water proof.
What I don't like about the LL Bean Maine : The quality is not what I am used to from LL Bean the leather is not supple like the old ones used to be and they are not high enough. The sizes are not what they used to be as I wear a size 11 but the new ones had to be a 12 because the size 11 they have now run smaller than they used to and they do not carry 11 1/2. The leather uppers are not made the same and it is hard to get them to fit right around the ankle and they give very little support to the ankle. The return policy is fine but the second pair is the same as the first and the salesman says they need to be broken in. The tread design is also not very aggressive and they tend to be slippery in muddy conditions but so were the older models but the older models seemed to fit better and were much more comfortable to wear all day long.
Hunting Boots Maine quality: I guess the construction is OK but have not had them long enough to judge the durabilty but the comfort is terrible with no support.
Maine summary: I have the impression that LL Bean has made the boot to be good looking or fashionable with little thought to comfort while actually hunting.
Rating for this LL Bean product: 1
Author of this review on LL Bean Hunting Boots: Jim Semple
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