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post #841 of 1266

Were the other boots you tried on too big?  If so, that's probably why you didn't feel it.

 

I also only felt it on the left boot, but I think that's because my left foot is a tad bigger than my right so the boot was more snug.  If you're right handed your left foot might be a little more muscular than your right, especially if you've played sports.

 

Either way, after wearing them about 6 times I didn't feel it any more.  Since multiple people have commented on this same discomfort, I'm thinking that it's just part of the shoe that has to be broken in, not really a manufacturing flaw.

post #842 of 1266
The one I ended up with is the EE version.
The regular width was too tight with medium thickness socks.
and I didn't feel it with that pair of boots.

I guess I'll give these boots another couple of wears and see how it goes.
My feet just need a break from them for a day or 2.

My left foot is also a little bigger than my right.
post #843 of 1266
Alright everyone I've ordered these boots based on the reviews on here. I got a TTS 8 D which is the same as my dress shoes and my DB's.

Can't wait!
post #844 of 1266
Been wearing the Chippewa X J Crew boots. They're fantastic. Comfortable, great quality and a great alternative to the Katahdins. With 30 % off they were also a steal!!

Anyone picked these up? I'm really impressed...
post #845 of 1266
^ yes, I have the plain toe ones from J Crew and they are fantastic. I love the plain toe design, the pull tab and the sole. I didn't get a discount on mine but I did buy them when they first came out and were priced at $198. Definitely more than the Katahdins, but worth it for me as I like the styling better.

I should also mention that these are my winter boots for when I don't feel like wearing my cordovan Alden's or leather soled White's in the snow and salt. That being said they seem to be the boots I reach for the most regardless of the weather lately...I think that says quite a lot in their favor.
post #846 of 1266
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^ That being said they seem to be the boots I reach for the most regardless of the weather lately...I think that says quite a lot in their favor.

+1. These are the one's I go to first. With over 6 pair in the closet, these are probably my favorite. Looks like they'll hold as well.
post #847 of 1266

It looks like L L Bean just raised the prices on their boots by 20.00 USD. Congratulations to all of those who got their D widths before the price hike.

post #848 of 1266
for anybody that has the J Crew plain toes...are you getting dye coming off on your pants? My jeans turned a reddish/brown shade down at the cuff with these boots. Figured it was because they were so new. 3 months later I've washed the jeans and the dye went away completely....but after just two wears it's back again. I would have thought this condition would have gone away by now. Oh well...still love the boots....just careful to only wear them with my jeans and not my khakis.
post #849 of 1266

i have not had this problem, but i've only worn them out twice so far and in dry conditions
 

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for anybody that has the J Crew plain toes...are you getting dye coming off on your pants? My jeans turned a reddish/brown shade down at the cuff with these boots. Figured it was because they were so new. 3 months later I've washed the jeans and the dye went away completely....but after just two wears it's back again. I would have thought this condition would have gone away by now. Oh well...still love the boots....just careful to only wear them with my jeans and not my khakis.


 

post #850 of 1266
I just got mine in and they're def dark brown. There are some scuff marks on the boot but meh whatever, I figure it's not a dress boot anyways and I'll be wearing it in snow and salt so ...

Crappy iphone pics.. but hey..

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post #851 of 1266
They are pretty much true to size. Do you guys lace em up all the way to the top notch? I'm thinking i should just go up to the 2nd to the top. My ankles kinda hurt on the left foot.
post #852 of 1266
I usually lace up to the 2nd from the top. I think they all come with some light scuffs. Both pairs that I received had a little.

Mine have been attracting dust... I've been thinking abouut applying some leather protector, but I want to keep the color they are now..
post #853 of 1266
Ok so I wore these boots outside and walked for about 15 mins, I have a bruise on my left ankle. Will these loosen up anytime soon?
post #854 of 1266

I lace them all the way up, but don't pull the laces too tight at the top.  Since they're waxed they pretty much stay however you tie them.

 

The boots will loosen up, but again, you may just have them tied too tight at the top.

post #855 of 1266
I actually returned my first pair because the upper part of the boot was digging into the back of my leg/ankle. I compared the right and left side and the side that was bothering me was angled in more towards my leg (hence the digging). My new pair feels just fine. I haven't completely broken them in yet, but they feel much better than my first pair. I told LL Bean that they were defective and I was able to exchange them for free.
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