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Incredibly Comfortable but Run Large
on February 7, 2011
After the 37th snowstorm this year, my old boots were no longer cutting it in the Boston slime in every street. I had been interested in getting the traditional LL Bean boot, but it had been out of stock all winter. So when I saw these on sale, I decided to give it a shot.
These boots are very comfortable and surprisingly warm. They don't appear to have a lot of insulation but somehow maintain the warmth inside better than other boots with gore-tex and heavy padding. The material on the outside is very slick looking, and the roughed up texture is pleasant to look at. They are adequately waterproof, being able to stand up to a hike through the snow, but I don't advise spending too long hanging out in water. Unlike some other boots, the tongue is not attached the entire way up the boot, so liquid can leak in after about 4 inches.
Keep in mind though, they run VERY large. Order a full size below your normal shoe, and even then, thick socks may come in handy. But with that one quibble, a hearty recommendation!