Women's Stonington Chukkas, Leather is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 69.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect These boots exceeded my expectations! I've had favorite 'well-known brand' desert boots for years, but they run narrow on me, and require quite a break-in time. Also, the gummy soles wore down so fast...SO, thought I'd try these Bean chukkas, and wow, I'm in love! The width is perfect; I wore them all day, straight out of the box...and they felt heavenly comfortable. Cushy footbed. And the quality is supreme! I anticipate these hearty soles lasting far longer than my old boots' soles, and the leather is gorgeous and seems like it will not scratch or scruff easily. I wear these with literally everything from skinny jeans & leggings to skirts and tights. Love them!
Date published: 2019-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality shoe This is a classic chukka shoe/boot. The leather and workmanship seem to be of excellent quality. Other reviewers have mentioned length of time to break in, and I agree that, at least for me, they did not feel soft right out of the box. I've worn them maybe 6 times (all day each time) and the leather is still breaking in. They are not uncomfortable and I feel that the trade-off to the initial stiffness of the leather is that it is very good quality and will give good service for many years. There is decent arch support, although certainly not like a running shoe: there is some support there but not a lot. I recommend these for the look and also the quality.
Date published: 2021-02-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Loved the Deep Port color, but that was all. I take a size 6 1/2 or 7 depending on the style of the shoe so I ordered both sizes. I loved the color and the soles were very quiet when I walked, but that was all I liked about the shoe. The shoes are a nice thick leather but that make them very stiff and the 7 felt too big and the 61/2 felt too tight. I felt like I was walking flat footed as there is no arch in them and when I walked I could feel my heels slipping up and down. I wanted so bad to love them but in the end I decided to send them back. Anytime I try to love something and keep trying them on, I know I should send them back. All the other times I get something from LL Bean I love it right out of the package.
Date published: 2021-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic boot for the look and the fit! I’m 67 years old, 5’2” and 126lbs. I have had multiple surgeries on my left ankle from a ski accident several years ago. I also have nerve damage. I can never wear a boot (or shoes) right out of the box. We were in Freeport and I decided to purchase. Actually I was in so much pain the day we visited, my husband went back upstairs and got the for me. They are unbelievable! Have wore them the rest of our Maine trip and no problems. This is day 8 and I’m wearing them on the plane tomorrow. I’m ordering the other colors now before they are sold out!
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, quality shoe I was impressed because chukka was fully leather lined which is rare these days even in more expensive shoes. Exterior leather is soft yet durable. Color blends well with black or brown pants. I have received many compliments from men & women and recommended this shoe. I wear wide width so went from my normal 8.5 to 9 to accommodate narrower width than my preference. I considered exchanging for 8.5 but with thick socks 9 is fine. Right out of the box, they were comfortable on my long walks.
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made, but... I've been looking for a replacement for a beloved pair of boots that I had worn for 20 years. After ordering and returning several pairs of boots, I am considering "settling" for these. They are beautifully crafted in a rich, dark chocolate brown with the uppers stitched out to the soles. They are lined in leather and look like they are designed to last, while still being stylish and trim. On the downside, they have NO arch support and, despite claims of a memory foam core "for step-in comfort and all-day support," I find the inside perfectly flat, rigid, and hard. This being said, I am toying with keeping them and using an arch support insert. It is hard to find boots this well made and leather lined at any price let alone at this incredible sale price.
Date published: 2020-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes to the shoe I wasn’t certain I wanted to keep these, initially. They were stiff, and did not seem to have much arch. They were too cute to not give them a try, so I wore them around the house a few days. I’m so glad I did. They do soften up as you wear them. There is support for the arch on the side of the shoe. I am a person who needs a supportive shoe. These are comfortable working on my feet all day. There is not a removable insole, so if you want to add an insole, size up to accommodate. My Smart Wool socks provide a little just right support to my foot,
Date published: 2020-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautifully made, but uncomfortable These Chukkas are really well made and look great. Unfortunately, they were not comfortable. There was little padding in the ball of the foot and they rubbed against the inside of my left foot, near the big toe, in particular. I tried them on with a couple of different thicknesses of socks, hoping that would make a difference. Sadly, it did not. They were uncomfortable just wearing them in the bedroom, I certainly would not be able to wear them on a long walk. So, they are going back. They look great; perhaps someone else will find them comfortable.
Date published: 2019-10-02