Women's L.L.Bean Boots, Gumshoes is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 173.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Shoe I am pleased to communicate that the Gumshoes that I purchased on 3/7/2021 have arrived and fit fabulously; I love them. The overall shoe is a great quality shoe. The only modification that I would request is that the shoe lace be softer and more flexible; they are just a bit too stiff to tie. I will say that I have yet to wear them all day so I don't yet have the knowledge of whether those laces untie very easily. Important Note: The communication from the website to purchase a size down with regards to whole sizes is accurate. I am normally a size 10 shoe size however I ordered a size 9 and it fits perfectly.
Date published: 2021-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these boots I purchased these as a replacement for the same model but with zip which I could not get zipped because I have fat ankles. These were just fine as they lace and much better for me. I usually take a size 8M in shoes, but heeding the advisory ordered 7N which fit just fine with lightweight wool socks. However, if anyone likes a lot of toe room would advise ordering up to size 8N which could accommodate heavier weight socks. Love these boots and now, as a very senior citizen, feel I can walk with confidence on ice and snow. Incidentally, I also have the stabilicers (also from the Bean) so am ready for anything wintry thanks to LL Bean.
Date published: 2013-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love These Shoes! I just received my LL Bean Gum Shoes via UPS today and I haven't taken them off yet! They are so comfortable. I needed waterproof boot/shoes after wearing sneakers in the recent rain storm and could no longer take soggy sneakers and socks. These gum shoes look so good and are of such great quality. I've been a long time LL Bean customer and I'm never disappointed with their products. I normally wear a Size 9 shoe so I ordered a size 8M LL Bean Gum Shoe with medium thickness socks and they fit perfectly. Thank you so much! I look forward to purchasing the LL Bean boots this fall.
Date published: 2013-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Gum Shoes I needed a rain shoe to wear in place of my leather oxfords. I like the styling of the bean boots, but they're just a bit too impractical when you live in the Southwest. So, the gum shoes seemed to be the right style. I typically wear a size 7-1/2 to 8 in most shoes. I purchased the size 7. Even with double socks (inlcuding a pair of Thorlo, thick, wool socks) the shoes are large for me--the toe box is very roomy. With that said, the card in the box stated that you want room for ventilation. I wore them on a rainy day with a pair of double socks and the truth is, they're roomy, but they were super comfortable. I didn't mind the extra room while walking and my feet didn't heat up. I am definitely keeping them!
Date published: 2018-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fits better than rubber moc This Gumshoe, Item #TC175066) is an excellent alternative for those who dislike the loose fit of the rubber moc (Item #TC1750067). However, the tongue of the gumshoe chafes my ankle because it comes up too high. I measured it and compared it to the 18-yr-old gumshoes that I am replacing, and found the tongue of the new gumshoe extends 1/4" higher that the old one. But because this gumshoe otherwise has all the characteristics that I want, I will keep it, and trim the excess1/4" with scissors.
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My BEST Bean Boot!! I have a narrow foot and ordered my usual size (9N) in this boot. I have found in ordering other Bean Boots that even though they run large, the last is wrong if I size down. These are roomy enough to fit my orthotics without removing the insole, and I can wear medium to heavy socks very comfortably. The fit around the upper foot and ankle is superb and makes these 3-eyelet boots wonderful to walk in. Very little breakin needed. A perfect winter walking shoe for all but deep snow....warm and dry. Thanks Brianna for making a great pair of boots!!
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent size and quality! I AM THRILLED! Follow the guidelines for buying the correct size! I am a 12, and have NEVER been able to buy women's shoes from L.L.Bean because they only go up to 11. But the guidelines for this boot/shoe say to buy a full size DOWN if you wear light socks. So 11 it is - and they were right. They may be a tad too big for light socks, but will fit perfectly with the thick socks I wear all winter! I will love wearing them in our Minnesota winters. Excellent size. Excellent quality. Excellent price!
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value Following the directions of LL Bean & customer comments, I purchased Bean Gumshoes in a size smaller than I normally wear, since I will be wearing them with regular socks. I also purchased the narrow width since my feet trend that way. Perfect fit. My only complaint is that the cut end of the ankle collar really cut into my ankles when I first wore them. I cut moleskin foam to cushion that point & it did the trick. I noticed on my husband's 15 year old pair of Gumshoes that the end of the ankle collar was cut obliquely to reduce the irritation factor, rather than bluntly as they are now. Have worn the Gumshoes for multi-hour hikes in muddy terrain & they were comfortable & functional. Love them!
Date published: 2012-01-23