Rated 5 out of 5 by ChagrinFallsScott Comparison: Leather Slippers and Bison Slippers
I bought the leather slippers and the bison slippers so I could compare them before picking one. They are identical except the Bison slippers have texture on their tops and sides. The leather slippers are smooth all over and might be a little stiffer. I picked the Bisons because I think they are more attractive.
Both are very very nice slippers and share the following characteristics:
- Both fit my narrow size 13 foot just fine.
- Both have a nice leather lining.
- The white stitching on both is very precise.
- They have an leather insole that is glued in place but that at first glance looked like one of those removable insoles like you'd find in running shoes. This insole has a dark colored man-made part that extends to the sides of the lighter colored leather part.
- They both seem to have some padding in their sole.
People seem to complain about the slipperiness of the sole. If you've ever bought a loafer or dress shoe with a leather sole, then you are familiar with slippery soles. If it bugs you, just give 'em a little scuffing on the sidewalk. It doesn't bug me enough to feel the need to scuff them and I have been walking around on hardwood and carpeted floors in the fleece-lined bisons since Christmas.
April 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by ReviewerSlipper Far too expensive, OK quality slipper
I have worn two LL Bean slippers for the last 20 years. One being this Men's Leather Double-Sole Slipper. I won't buy it anymore as its price far exceeds its quality and too short wear life. Too bad LL Bean doesn't offer a similar slipper at a far more reasonable price. It's an ok slipper to purchase if you want and can spend over $90.00 (inc. tax here in CT).
March 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Fan55 No Sole
Wonderful slippers. Comfort is great. However, their use is very limited, since I can't go to the basement, and especially can't go to the wood pile in them! They, and several others of your best slippers, have no protective sole!!
February 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by newenglander420 double sole comfort!!!
excellent product! would buy again! the leather soles are so comfortable and they look great too!!!
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snuggasabugg Happy as a clam
I have gone through two pairs in 10 years. I wear them constantly, even in the summer as my inside shoes. I am just ordering my third pair now, and while they appeared to be out of stock, the costumer service rep found me a pair at a store. As always, LLBean comes through.
January 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by BondJ Bottoms wore out too fast!
Slippers feel great but this is my 2nd pair in less than two years because the bottoms ware out and get holes. My 2nd pair I made sure not to ware them outside and they lasted a few months longer! If they will put soles on these slippers I will buy another pair. Right now I'm waiting for my new pair with soles on them.
January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by temanjena Great Shoes But Too Slick to Wear!!
Received as a present but sending back because my house is carpeted and wearing these slippers find it impossible to walk across a room without almost falling. They fit great & look better but if you have carpet...these are slicker than trying to walk on ice. My son loved them -- he could easily 'skate' across the living room! I thought about 'scuffing' up the bottom but if that did not work, then wasted the shoes.
January 2, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by CMKingrey Double-Sole Slippers
i really like these slippers i wear them in the house only, Because we Don't wear our shoes in the house ,i probably will order again ,unless i can find something with heaver leather on the bottom , these wear out as in ( holes in the bottom) In about six to eight months .I would pay twice as much for these if they had thicker leather and would wear for lets's say two years. Don.t count on them lasting any longer
December 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by rick72 sizing
I am a dead on 9.5, but these slippers are offered in whole sizes only. From the reviews I was unsure if these ran big or small, so I ordered both a 9 and a 10. Both sizes were exactly on size. The 9 was tight and the 10 was a bit big. So I kept the 9, hoping that it will stretch. For $90, why can't I buy the right size for me ?
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nomos Keep the feet warm
My house has hardwood floor everywhere and tiles in the bathrooms. My feet would be freezing with only socks on in cooler/cold season. These keep my feet warm and the wool lining feel nice and soft. I wear them usually without socks. I love these so much that I will have to buy the ones with no wool lining when the spring comes.
November 15, 2014