Rated 2 out of 5 by TSBCKB Disappointing
These shoes seem to be well made and are very attractive. The problem is with the fit. From experience, I know that my correct size for this style of shoe is a size 8, but these are slightly too long and WAY too wide in the heel--certainly not the "Size 8" that I have experienced elsewhere. These do fit across the instep, so a smaller size would be too narrow in that area, but the heel would still be far too wide. I think the problem may stem from the fact that no option narrower than a "D" width is offered. Surprising and disappointing, coming from L.L. Bean, since many people (I would imagine) must need a narrower width and Bean does offer "odd" sizes in other apparel items, e.g., sizes 33, 35, etc., in trousers. Can't return them--they've been worn, but won't be buying any more shoes from L.L.Bean. Oh, well.....
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tumble Penny Loafers
Great looking shoes. Fits well. Everything I wanted in a shoe and a company that backs there product.
I would recommend these shoes and definitely dealing with LL Bean!!
August 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by melba1 Quality Control Issue
My husband,at 62 has been wearing 11.5 ee all adult life. Ordered same,too long and narrow,ordered 11, same issue.Returned both.
August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1sttimewithllbean Hard Leather, Painful to Break In - Beware
Leather is very hard and shiny. I've been trying to break these in for 3 weeks and they still hurt my feet. I've never had to break shoes in for this long before.
The LLbean sizing doesn't allow for European half sizes. This only gave me the option to choose a shoe that was longer than usual and causes chafing on the heel.
The shoe looks good but it is painful to wear.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrJNewYork Great penny loafers
Nice look and nice fit with a great price! I could not be happier.
July 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by AJay99 Painful penny loafer
Great looking shoe and the price is right, but the leather is too stiff and uncomfortable. If you're looking for comfort, pay for a more expensive shoe.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peetah Perfect Fit
My penny loafers arrived in a timely fashion, and they are a perfect fit. Excellent craftsmanship and looks.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WahooFan2011 Durable Dress Shoe
I bought these around 6 months ago and they have held up much better than my similar dress shoes that cost almost double. I walk/metro to work every day and while the soles are showing signs of wear (as is to be expected), the uppers look great! I would highly recommend to anyone who puts a lot of miles on their dress shoes.
My only complaint is that they don't make these in a brown/light brown option. If they did I wouldn't shop anywhere else for dress shoes! Make it happen LL Bean!
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Great quality!
great fit; great look; very comfortable.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldflyer85 Leather soled loafers
I'm 85 and have tripped and fallen many times over the last few years because of loss of leg muscle tone and strength. I finally figured out what was causing my tripping was that present day men's shoes were made with rubber soles because this is the cheapest construction in Asia where they are made. As you get older you have a tendency to shuffle when walking due to the loss of leg strength. I had all my shoes resoled to leather which slides on slippery surfaces like tile or marble . The rubber acts like a brake. When I saw the Bean loafers advertised with leather soles I had to have them, try to buy leather soled shoes. You cannot find leather soled shoes in all of Tucson where I live. I haven't tripped since switching to leather.
May 28, 2014