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LL Bean Katahdin Boots - good choice for winter?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for durable and stylish winter boots. LL Bean Katahdin's look really great!

Are they good in the snow/rain (water-proof)? Where can I buy them off the net from a European site ?
post #2 of 23
I bought the engineer boot last fall and I could not be happier with them. They are comfortable and held up well in any weather New England could throw at me. I wore them almost exclusively from October through March. I will be breaking them out again soon.
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
I'm thinking of getting the waterproof version.

Which one of these would you choose:

Filson Highlander Boots

Red Wing Gentleman Traveller

LL Bean Katahdin Water-proof

? Thanks!

Can I get these boots off any European sites?
post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by porcelain monkey View Post
I bought the engineer boot last fall and I could not be happier with them. They are comfortable and held up well in any weather New England could throw at me. I wore them almost exclusively from October through March. I will be breaking them out again soon.

I have those also, and yes, I love those!!
post #5 of 23
I just got mine the other day and damn they are comfortable right out of the box. Im looking forward to wearing them this winter in Toronto.
post #6 of 23
Can anyone comment on the fit of the katahdin engineer boots? me likey.
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
Do you guys like the waterproofs compared to the engineers? Which one would you choose? Do the engineers work in snow and rain as well?
post #8 of 23
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Can anyone comment on the fit of the katahdin engineer boots? me likey.
They fit me true to size - 10E

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Originally Posted by ville_e View Post
Do you guys like the waterproofs compared to the engineers? Which one would you choose? Do the engineers work in snow and rain as well?
I only have the engineers, so I can't comment on anything else, but I did a lot of walking around in the snow, sleet, and rain last winter and all was good. I tend to wear heavy socks when it's real cold.
post #9 of 23
I think the dark cherry Redwing GTs look the best amongst the 3, and you can get em from:

http://www.cultizm.com/product_info....THERSTONE.html

which ships from Germany if im not mistaken!
post #10 of 23
BTW - chorse123 is offering a proxy service for some C&J captoe boots with a dainite sole that would probably suit your needs. Check it out here:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=139070
post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 
I wear UK11 in Clarks desert boots. Can anyone comment on what size would fit me in the:

L.L. Bean Katahdin

Red Wing Gentleman Traveller

sorry for all the questions!
post #12 of 23
I have both the Katahdin Engineers and the GTs. Both great boots and both are fine for winter in a climate comparable to the NE US (which I believe Helsinki has). I found the GT harder to break in - took a number of wears and a number of blisters before they lost their stiffness, but are now great. The Katahdins were easier to break in, are also very durable, less expensive but a little less refined (GTs can be dressed up a little bit, Katahdins really can't). The Katahdins also have the LL Bean guarantee, which is fantastic and almost unmatched in my experience. I'd personally go for the Katahdins, but both are great boots and will be fine through a rugged winter.
post #13 of 23
what would you guys get between the Bean Boot and the Engineer Boot if you're dealing with new england rain and snow...
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by acconrad View Post
what would you guys get between the Bean Boot and the Engineer Boot if you're dealing with new england rain and snow...


Bean boot, definitely.
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
Is this the same boot?

http://www.bootsusa.com/Chippewa%20B...er_styles_.htm

http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...ink&qs=3000086

?

How is the sizing? I wear an 11UK in Clarks desert boots. Would my size be an 11.5US?
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