Rated 5 out of 5 by tfred Excellent!
These shoes have quickly become my favorite. The cordovan color is beautiful, and I have ordered a second pair in black. It took about a day to break them in, and now they fit like a glove (a comfortable one at that).
October 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by delosj Not a "comfort" shoe
In the interest of full disclosure, I must say that I am a huge fan of lightweight shoes such as Merrill Mocs or LLBean walking shoes. I bought this pair of shoes only to have a pair of "dress" shoes to wear to my daughter's wedding.
Since I evidently have a higher arch, the top of the shoe (the area of the flap of the loafer) causes a great deal of pressure and soreness to the top of both my feet. This is NOT unique to the LLBean shoes, I went to comfort shoes for this very reason, several years ago. I thought about returning these and obtaining a pair of "wide" shoes, but in the past, wide loafers tended to slip and flip-flop on my feet as I walked.
There was a note in the box stating that hand sewn shoes tend to loosen up after a break in period. We'll see. I've been trying to wear the shoes around the house for an hour or two each day and they do seem to be a bit more comfortable (actually, that should read "a bit less uncomfortable). I've got a nice blister on my left heal that is preventing me from "breaking them in" for the next couple of days.
If I had to wear these shoes on a daily basis, at work, I'd return them. Since I'm only going to wear them for a few hours at the wedding, I can tolerate the discomfort (hopefully, I'll have them fully "broken in" before the wedding).
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TwinCin HAPPY FEET
Husband has wide feet (EE) loves how they fit, they are very comfortable.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kaber Kiltie Tassle Loafer
Classic looking loafer purchased for my husband; good fit; hope leather sole wears well.
Excellent price for a nice looking pair of shoes!
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrnature Good product
Very pleased with this item. Break-in time was minimal, maybe 4 hours over 4 days following by 8 hours of wear at a wedding. No problems at all for the entire wedding. I'm very pleased with this high quality shoe.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PMMAZER Tassel Shoes
Good quality, comfortable, shipped quickly.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sparky1268 I have purchased several pair.
I have purchased several pair of the kiltie loafers. I like them because they are easy on and off and look good with a suit or business casual. I have saved hundreds of dollars in shoe expenses because the kiltie can be resoled. I have had several pairs that have been resoled three or four times so with good care, they will last many years. It does take several days of wear to break them in, but that is expected with leather footwear.
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kidneynurse Dress shoes
Look is great, classy, like they cost much more. Fit was perfect. We just ordered his usual size and no problems.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by estman1 Comfortable and classy
Perfect work shoe. Goes well with either a suit or casual work wear. Comfortable from the first day and fully "broken in" within a couple of days.
Caution - they run about a 1/2 size large (on me anyway). I wear a size 11 and these fit perfectly in a 10-1/2.
Great value for the price - I am very pleased.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCHogan Men's Classic Kiltie Tassel Loafers
The tassel loafers are an excellent value. I bought them for my son and he loves them. The quality is excellent and the fit couldn't be better. I can always trust L. L. Bean.
June 6, 2013