Rated 5 out of 5 by Homebeforedark Update on Antique Olive Color Choice
I said in a previous review that I loved the brown shoe for quality and fit and had ordered the green shoe. I received the green shoes yesterday and want to report that the color is wonderful. The photo does not do it justice. The green is darker than in the photo (at least the one on my computer.) Antique olive is a pretty good description, They are subtle and do not stand out as "green" when on your feet. Way better than a grey or light beige. Again, I switched out the insole for orthotics as in the brown pair because of my aging feet but this time am trying the ones from the drug store. No, I do not work for LL Bean nor do any of my family and friends.
September 10, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by NYgal Need to Return
Overall I'd say this is a well-made shoe, but I got my usual 7-1/2 wide, and I can barely get it on with a cotton "footie". No way could I wear this with my usual medium weight Fall socks, but I do like the shoe, so I am returning for an 8 wide (I suspect the 8-1/2 would be too big or slip in the heel area). I hope this does the trick.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Homebeforedark Excellent quality and fit
I have to say I absolutely love these shoes. I injured my hip a couple years ago so have to be careful about shoes. I am going to Ireland on a trip and was looking for a sturdy shoe for Fall. Interesting how the selection for this type of shoe is so meager now and few suppliers even carry this style. I ordered both a size 8 and a size 8 1/2 after reading the reviews. There are so many different manufacturers now you can never tell how shoes will fit and Bean pays the postage. The 8 1/2 is perfect and I've about figured out that if you want to wear a shoe with socks, size up. I removed the insole and put in a supportive one I need for my hip and it fits perfectly. You could get some from the drugstore if you need more support. I've been wearing these for the past week to break them in before the trip but there was no need. The sole is really flexible and the shoe is comfortable out of the box. I've ordered the green now for Spring. Can't miss with these.
September 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Theperpetualstudent Second Pair
Last year I purchased these shoes in brown, and this year when I saw the Olive, I did not hesitate. Although slightly apprehensive on how the wooly tongue and heel would wear, so far so good, only a few fuzzies and slight matting down. The arch support is not prominent in these shoes, yet being that I am on my feet all day and I wear these shoes for walking, and occasional sprinting across campus I have had no problem with foot fatigue or back pain.
The green is very dark and matches the green in my L.L.Bean Adirondack coat I purchased a few years back. As for size I wear 71/2 medium and that is what I ordered, I also wear a medium weight sock and just like my previous pair there was no break-in period.
August 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by WideFootIssues Womens Oxford
I waited over two months for the shoes because they're always on back order. $70 for shoes, I'd expect them to not be an issue. Except they run a half size small and the wide is totally narrow. I love the look of the shoe but L.L.Beans expectation of what a "wide" foot is - is a narrow foot. I wouldn't buy another pair of shoes from this company unless the shoes start actually come wide as advertised.
August 11, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by OAFR Wide?
My foot is a bit wide. Normal size did not work so I got the wide. I cannot tell the difference. Other than that the shoe is great.
August 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Evelyn3170 Comfortable
I have the brown, and would love to order the black if they are ever offered in my size again. I wear a 9B and these shoes are a perfect fit with thin to medium socks. I have other Oxfords from Frye and Doc Martin that look good, but none of them are as comfortable as this shoe, plus this sole doesn't slip like leather soles.
August 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by amerikka Perfect Twice
Ladies, I like the looks of these shoes so much that I bought 2 pairs of them, one in brown and one in antique olive. And they fit, yes! I wear a size 7.5 normally, narrow to medium width, and bought a size 7 in each of the pairs. They are perfect in length and perfect in width. And they are beautiful to look at. They are perfect right out of the box. No blisters, no need for band-aids, nada. Thank you LLBean.
August 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by colormebright Disappointed
These are great looking, but too small. I am returning them for a bigger, wider size than I usually wear.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by IowaJean Thrilled!
The fit was perfect. My feet tend to have a wider ball and narrower heel, so finding a good-fitting pair of shows is always a challenge and I was really taking my chances with catalog order, but I couldn't be more pleased. I slipped into them as if I had worn them for years. I can walk in them naturally without any tugging, pinching or heel slipping. Can't wait for cooler weather and really put them to good use.
July 22, 2016