Rated 5 out of 5 by lowcountrybuoy A Classic
Great shoes! I have worn these since college 35 years ago and while they have changed a bit they still are the most comfortable shoes I own. My son, now a sophomore in college was introduced to these as a Junior in HS and it all he want to wear. He won;t throw his old pairs away he uses them for knock arounds.
November 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cmcg1 Great but run big
I was told that sizing is true- wrong. I had to return and reorder a size smaller... The shoes are great though, very comfortable.
October 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by smith2z Awesome shoes
These shoes are perfect and I hope LLBean does not change them. People say that they squeak, and that is kind of a ridiculous complaint. Sure, they are made with rather stiff leather, but that also means that the leather is very durable and is built to last. These shoes are made with the same materials as the Bean Duck Boots that everyone seems to love, and they squeak too! The squeaking goes away after a few days of wear anyway. Just deal with it. They look and feel awesome!
October 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gordon42 Oil Taning Processing SQUEAKS *A Sign of Quality
Oil Tanning makes a leather sole Squeak on Expensive Hand Made Shoe's. In the Movie God Father Luka is wearing Hand Made Italian Oil Tanned Soles on his shoes when enters the club and is walking Loudly thru the granite hall .
Google Oil tanning Process.
Its an Art .
October 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RomRom Good shoes, could be better
I've been wearing these shoes for almost a month now and am satisfied with the purchase. There are a few things I'd like to see improved however.
1- The tanning process of the leather leaves a plastic appearance to the shoe. The leather is fairly soft and comfortable, and take little time to break-in, but I think a different tanning process of the leather would look better.
2- Squeek! They make noise. I ordered some Bean's Leather Treatment which I intend to rub the entire shoe with, especially on the tongue, as a previous reviewer suggested. We'll see if that improves things (and it may improve the appearance of the leather).
3-Laces are the same orange/gold nylon laces that come with the Bean Boots. I went to a cobblers shop and got a good quality leather lace to replace it, like I did with my boots.
Several things I really like:
1- The sole is excellent and very slip resistant. I expect it to last a long time.
2- Its a perfect shoe for early Fall when the weather gets a bit wetter and cooler. These have become my go-to shoes.
3- Relatively inexpensive.
September 11, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by MGTD52 SQUEAK SQUEAK
I purchased a pair of these Mocs a few years back, they developed an annoying squeak in the sole, and they were replaced under the LLBean guarantee last Oct 2014. Now the new replacements are starting to squeak !! less than a year later. This is not a squeak from where the body meets the sole, but actually in the sole. Reading the Reviews, it seems like this is a common occurrence with these Mocs. Has any one found a solution to this?
June 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Evelyn2 A lack of quality
I have worn s a number of pairs of these shoes over the years. However, the quality has been decreasing for the past 15 years. They don't last as long. They squeak. They don't fit as well. The shoe laces crack and the white inner fiber pokes out. These are quite inferior to the old mocs. Wonder who they have making them.
May 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LLBeanSouthernBranch Not your father's mocs...
....and that's the problem. I owned a few pairs of these 30+ years ago and thought that they would fit the bill today. I was so looking forward to trying them out again. I initially ordered a size 10 and they were way too big. Returned them for a 9.5 and gave them a test drive. I can't over emphasize how disappointed I am in these shoes. They leather is not quite like any other I have seen ? thin, almost a vinyl feel. Souls seem thinner than I remember, but the addition of a padded insole is a welcomed change. The worst part about these shoes are the squeaking when you walk. It?s not just a small, single squeak when you step. Both shoes squeak like the sound of a vinyl couch when you sit and move around. They are too embarrassing to wear. I sadly will be returning these for, I assume, another $6 charge. Lesson sadly learned.
April 27, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by PoorlyMade Buy another pair of mocs
The other review are spot on. I bought these because I thought the leather/laces combo was really good looking. The leather feels very much like plastic, which lead to the stitching along the toes to pop and come undone less than 1 month after purchase.
I swear by LL Bean shoes. Just not with this kind of leather.
April 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bethano Worth every penny
I hesitated to buy these for my nine-year-old son (he's got big feet) because of the cost, but he was wearing out three or four pairs of school shoes every year, and L.L. Bean has such a good return policy, I decided to try them. They are fantastic. They've taken a beating from mud, snow, ice, salt, and the playground and held up beautifully. This is the first pair of shoes in ages that my son will be able to outgrow before they fall apart. I would absolutely buy them again.
February 24, 2015