Rated 5 out of 5 by CapeKevin Handsdown best casual summer shoes
I pre-ordered the Jackman's in March and they finally were delivered in the beginning of June. They were completely worth the wait. These shoes are fantastic and look awesome. After considerable research into these shoes over the cheaper Mocs offered by LL Bean and Sperry's, I made my choice on these. The shoe fits a little large, for comparison I wear a 13 in athletic shoes and a 12 in these and dress shoes. My feet are also narrow so they are a little wide, however it is not noticeable or uncomfortable. I would suggest sizing down if you plan on wearing these barefoot or with minimal socks like I do. The leather is extremely sturdy, the shoes feels well-crafted in my hand and on my feet, and they are comfortable to walk and stand in.
June 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Starburns Nice quality summer shoe
Ordered these in a half size down than my usual size. For reference, I wear an 8.5 in Jack purcells, an 8 in Clarks desert boots and a 7 in the L.L Bean bean boots.
They fit well with midweight socks as well as no-show socks or bare feet. They are decently comfortable, but the first time you wear them they will feel a bit odd. The leather takes a couple days to start to break in and they do squeak quite a bit.
It's quite an attractive shoe and I've recieved compliments the day I started wearing them.
The leather quality is okay, not the best, but worth it for $79 with Beans warranty, I don't have too much of a problem with them.
The in-sole is pretty nice and it feels comfortable walking around, most of the time I don't want to take them off and I want to lounge around the house with them on.
The outsole is a solid piece of rubber, it feels very sturdy and it will hold up well. It doesn't flex as much as say a boat shoe, so it would be nicer to walk on hard things and such.
The laces are kinda cheap and generic, but I suppose for a few dollars more you can pick up some leather laces at a shoe store.
Buy this shoe if you want a shoe that can slip off but not on, they are a summer shoe, but also perfectly acceptable for fall with their blucher lacing style, they are less a slip on moc and more of a moc-shoe style.
Overall, a good buy and I am happy adding these shoes to my wardrobe.
April 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MidwesternFella Nicely made. Sizing is hit or miss.
Nice shoes for the price, but some issues. Ordered a 11.5, which I wear in nearly all other brands, too long. No problem as know returns are never an issue. Order in 11, left shoe fit perfectly, right shoe feels painfully narrow. Never had this problem with other shoes. Upon visual inspection you can see that the right shoe is actually slightly narrower. As noted by L.L. Bean I wear for 3 days before I evaluate fit. Left shoe still great, right shoe still cramped. Love the shoes and style but sizing and quality control seem to be an issue. I will roll the dice again and see if I get a pair that are both the same size, maybe try the wide, which I have never had to worry about previously. I feel if you can get a good pair it's probably the best type of this shoe for the money.
March 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Redsrover Bring Back the Made in Maine USA Blucher
I do like my modern LLBean Blucher in spite of the El Salvador manufacture, strange new sole, and spongy insole insert. I like the fit, the color, the styling, the durability!
But, please, consider bringing back the vintage camp sole and American-made thick leather. The LLB Signature blucher is close, but the color of the leather is too dark. That camp sole on the standard Blucher would be a start!
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPinCT A "barefoot" shoe you can wear to the office.
No break-in. Goes anywhere. They seem to stretch more than they used to - actually got my last pair at the outlet and they were labeled narrow - but they fit to my foot within days. Classic and they take a beating. There's a reason they still make them...
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Otterdog Great shoe
These are great. Super comfortable, very durable, true to size.
Best moc/boat shoe of this type you can find.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by letort Best Mocs - Hands Down
I received a pair of these 5 years ago for father's day from my kids who were traveling through Maine and stopped in Freeport. At first, I wasn't sure I'd like them because I was used to wearing Sperry's.
Well, after 5 years of wear and tear, I finally broke down and bought another pair.
Please don't stop making these, and for heaven's sake, don't change them!
A great value that have outlasted my Sperry's by 2 years!
I love 'em!
September 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MaverickBAS Look Good, But No Traction
I bought these shoes about six weeks ago. I'm pleased with the way they look,good shoes to wear to work in that regard.
Today while walking down the hall I almost fell when I stepped on wet spot. I looked at the bottom of my shoes and they are almost perfectly smooth on the bottom. Whatever rough areas there were on the soles are almost completely worn smooth.
Disappointed, these shoes should not be so slippery after only six weeks of wear.
July 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JoeShopper Not nearly as good as I remember
I used to love these shoes, but it has been a few years since I had a pair, and they are not the same:
1. they squeak. a lot. I fixed this by rubbing them with mink oil, but I should not have had to do that myself
2. The laces pull, So I have big white tufts of the inner lace showing, and I need to buy new laces
3. The leather scuffs. so after a couple weeks, the shoes show a lot of wear.
I am sending them back.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanBuckeye Possibly the best casual shoe ever.
I am just about to order my 9th or 10th pair of LL Bean Blucher
Mocs (I have lost count). They last about 2 years for me (because I wear them so much!) and are absolutely the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. I wear them in all seasons except winter (when I where my Bean Boot Gumshoes instead, of course). In the summer, I wear them like sandals, sans socks, and slip them right on and off without untying them. They hold up extremely well, especially with an occasional application of saddle soap and mink oil. The soles are scuff proof on white boat decks too, so they double as a great deck shoe. If only Bean resoled Bluchers like they do their boots and they would the qualify as THE best show ever, hands down. Alas, all is not lost, as there are always old pairs of Blucher Mocs laying around in strategic locations for gardening, car washing, painting, rainy days, etc. So if you have yet to be convinced, remember the Bean 100% guarantee and try a pair of Blucher Mocs out for yourself. You won't be sorry, I am sure.
July 5, 2013