Kids' L.L.Bean Boots, Gumshoes
Item #: XQ505708
Our kids' gumshoes are made right here in Maine, featuring the same waterproof construction as our adult L.L.Bean Boot in a fun boat-shoe style for adventure-seeking kids.
Size & Fit
- With light or midweight socks: Whole sizes, order one size down. Half sizes, order 1½ size down. Example: 9 or 9½, order a size 8.
- With heavyweight socks: Whole sizes, order your normal size. Half sizes, order one size down. Example: 9 or 9½, order a size 9.
Why We Love Them
Our children's L.L.Bean Boots feature the same impeccable construction as our adult styles, combining waterproof protection of rubber-bottom boots with the comfort of full-grain leather. Made right here in Maine by expert craftspeople who treat each pair like it was made for their own kids.
- Made from premium full-grain leather upper that sheds rain and snow.
- Supportive steel shank and rubber chain-tread bottom provide comfort and traction.
- 360-degree taslan laces adjust for a perfect fit.
- Boat shoe style.
- Sewn right here in Maine - a tradition for over 100 years.
Kids' L.L.Bean Boots, Gumshoes is rated out of 5 by 10.
Rated 2 out of 5 by FeedMe from Where are the neutral colors? As a woman with small feet (5 ½-6) I had to buy the kids version of the Bean Boot in order to get a size to fit me. I bought a 4 but could have gone with a 3. I’ve been waiting FOREVER for this particular style to make it into a kids size. It finally has and now it has to have a turquoise sole? I know there’s a women’s shoe in this same colorway but the women’s shoe also comes in other color options. Come on, LL Bean. Everyone knows all Bean Boots are sized to fit men. If you’re not going to size these shoes true to fit for women at least give those of us with little feet the option of buying the kids shoes in neutral colors. Still waiting...
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by irishminx from Way too big! The women's boot doesnt come small enough for me so I ordered the kids boot. I typically wear a womens size 6 so I ordered the size 4 which I'm able to wear in other brands. The size 4 was HUGE! I was going to exchange for a size 3 but that size isn't available. The size 4 is so big that I thought maybe I could get away with a size 2, but Im not sure I want to monkey around with returning multiple pairs of boots. That gets to be an expensive game. Bummer because I really liked the unique color combination without them looking too juvenile.
Date published: 2019-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gwenie from Gum shoes So glad these are back. I had a pair years ago that I wore out. I wear a kids size 3 but bought a size 2, they run a size big. Slightly long in the toe but not noticeable. Love these, warm on cold, rainy fall days. The insulated lining is great. Would love to see them in other colors. My new favorite go to shoe for quick walks with the dog.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by SkipGilman from My 2nd pair is great! This is my second pair of LL Bean Gumshoe Boots and my original pair was over 30 years old and a bit tired! I polished them as the color was a bit faded, and then they looked great!..The next day I wore them they had self destructed! With Mud Season in NH now I immediately ordered a new pair and just love them!! Now in my 70's it may very well be the last pair I will need but then again I hope to be around to need another in 30 years!!
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tomafarm from Rubbing badly I have a couple of pairs of regular Bean boots that are great, but these gumshoes rub against the outside of my ankles and make them bleed, both sides, even with socks. I guess edge of the rubber upper is too rigid, and not protected enough by the leather covering. Very disappointing.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Diana from Kids Boot/Gumshoe I wear a 6 1/2 woman's shoe. I ordered both a 3 and 4 in kids size. I kept the 4. My toe was right up to the the end in a 3. The 4 was perfect with the socks I like to wear. I love the color purple/blue but I can not see a young boy wearing the purple/blue. Great shoe!
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by cornhair from Confused size of kids shoes are very confusing, I ordered a size kids 6 she wear a size 5 in regular kids shoes, these boots fit me I wear adult size 8. very confusing. I reordered a kids size 4 hopefully they will fit.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by Malbert from Kids shoe purchase for adult feet I wear a women’s US size 8 shoe, European size 37, and I bought these for myself. If I can find kids shoes that fit, I’ll buy them to save a few dollars, especially with a brand like LL Bean. I bought the navy with the teal sole. These are cute, warm and waterproof as long as you don’t step into a deep puddle, but only because they are a shoe and not a boot. I’ve worn these in rain and snow to run errands and walk my dog, and my feet stayed warm and dry with a normal sock. I read other reviews that mentioned how large they are, so while I normally wear a kids’ 6, I bought the 5 and they fit pretty well. I thought they were a little narrow across the toe area out of the box, but once I wore them around the house they were just right and I could probably wear a thick sock if I needed one. The heel is wide and my foot initially slid up and down a little, but some tightening of the laces fixed that. I like these a lot, and I paid attention to other reviews which helped me decide to order a size down which I recommend. I’ll probably order the boot version and I would order a 5 in those as well.
Date published: 2019-12-02