Calling all LLBean Katahdin Iron Works Boots owners

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jmillz15, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. fungz0r

    fungz0r Senior member

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    Check the inside of the boots, leather grains should be the same
     


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    How did the fit compare?

    The fit is very good. Even with wool socks, it's still comfortable.
     


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    How did the fit compare?
    The fit is very good. Even with wool socks, it's still comfortable.
    Would you go so far as to say that the fit of the other [waterproof, lugged sole] Katahdin is virtually the same as the model you ordered? If that's the case, I'll try on the model they still carry in store. I asked to try on the waterproof model but the SA I spoke with indicated that the two boots were significantly different. I'm only about 1.5 hrs from Freeport, I may have to get back up there before the Xmas madness. Thanks for your feedback.
     


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    Would you go so far as to say that the fit of the other [waterproof, lugged sole] Katahdin is virtually the same as the model you ordered? If that's the case, I'll try on the model they still carry in store. I asked to try on the waterproof model but the SA I spoke with indicated that the two boots were significantly different.

    I'm only about 1.5 hrs from Freeport, I may have to get back up there before the Xmas madness. Thanks for your feedback.


    An earlier post mentioned that they dont carry these at the store anymore? Double check
     


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    Would you go so far as to say that the fit of the other [waterproof, lugged sole] Katahdin is virtually the same as the model you ordered? If that's the case, I'll try on the model they still carry in store. I asked to try on the waterproof model but the SA I spoke with indicated that the two boots were significantly different.

    I'm only about 1.5 hrs from Freeport, I may have to get back up there before the Xmas madness. Thanks for your feedback.


    They were very very similar. The water proof lugged has a nice padding for the heel which the Katahdin doesn't. It also felt heavier and of course the huge soles. I went with the same size and felt it was very similar. I'd probably go for the same size. Plus if you're ordering online, the return policy is great.
     


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    They were very very similar. The water proof lugged has a nice padding for the heel which the Katahdin doesn't. It also felt heavier and of course the huge soles. I went with the same size and felt it was very similar. I'd probably go for the same size. Plus if you're ordering online, the return policy is great.


    Just what I needed to know. Thanks again, much appreciated.
     


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    Oh, what the hell. Just got off the phone with LL Bean. The person I got told me the 10.5s probably won't be in stock until Spring. I asked if she was sure about that and she said yes. [​IMG]
     


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    Oh, what the hell. Just got off the phone with LL Bean. The person I got told me the 10.5s probably won't be in stock until Spring. I asked if she was sure about that and she said yes. [​IMG]

    I feel your pain. I went to the LL Bean store in my area tried on the pair that was similar to the Katahdin's and thought a 10.5 wide would fit. Got the 10.5 wide in the mail and they were def. big. Tried returning for a 10.5 reg. and all sold out. That was over 2 months ago. I decided to try and go with a size 10. Got them yesterday and the fit is great. I'm 10.5-11 in everything else.
     


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    I feel your pain. I went to the LL Bean store in my area tried on the pair that was similar to the Katahdin's and thought a 10.5 wide would fit. Got the 10.5 wide in the mail and they were def. big. Tried returning for a 10.5 reg. and all sold out. That was over 2 months ago. I decided to try and go with a size 10. Got them yesterday and the fit is great. I'm 10.5-11 in everything else.

    Didn't want to give into that hope and find that the 10 was too short but... I think I'll try what you did. It'll sure beat having to wear illfitting boots all winter.. which is what I planned on doing (thick sock fit is okay but I am not a thick sock fan).
     


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    Didn't want to give into that hope and find that the 10 was too short but... I think I'll try what you did. It'll sure beat having to wear illfitting boots all winter.. which is what I planned on doing (thick sock fit is okay but I am not a thick sock fan).

    Honestly, I would give it a try. What's the worst that could happen. Their return policy is very good. If a 10 wouldn't fit, you could always go with a 10 wide. I felt that when I tried on the 10.5 wide, I had too much slippage on the sides and in my heel. I am not a thick sock fan as well. I can't justify paying 12.00-20.00 on hiking socks. This is coming from someone who spends 300 on denim. lol. Irony. Good luck.
     


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    I got my Katahdin boots a few days ago. I put sno seal on them (2 coats) and they look and feel terrific. I really like the darker color brown.

    Anyway, I noticed the left boot has a low squeak to it when I lift the heel while walking, very close to the arch. Not sure if this is due to the shoes being new and needing to break in still or maybe a defect? I read online that spraying WD40 in the shoe, removing the sole, could fix the problem.

    Has anyone else noticed a similar issue or could provide some insight? Thanks for your help.
     


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    Has anyone tried both the Chippewa GQ and Katahdin? I'd like to know the opinion of somebody who has worn both, as the silhouette might be different in real life.
     


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    Did anyone else have a problem with these boots' soles sticking out in front as if they used a larger sized sole when making the boots?
    In other words, they used say a size 9 sole to put on a size 8.5 boots.
    When I got them, that was the first thing I noticed and I couldn't get past it so I returned them.
    I'm wondering if it's due to me having ordered the wide width and I'm thinking that Chippewa uses the longer sole to fit on the shorter wide widths.
     


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    The 20% coupon seems to have expired. LLBFRIENDS10 will get you 10% off until the end of this month.
     


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    I'm teetering on the fence about these. I'm a skinny guy that wears skinny jeans and am afraid these will make my feet look monstrous (Yes, I know the skinny jeans problem has been addressed but my concerns remain).
    My Clarks DBs are slowly falling apart and I'm looking for something a bit more robust to replace them. I usually wear them with levis 511s or 510s rolled up, has anyone successfully pulled off this look with the Katahdins? How much chunkier is the profile of the Katahdins compared to DBs?
    Thanks for everyone's past and future contributions.
     


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