Rated 2 out of 5 by Ginty Another Good Thing Disappears
These look to be made in El Salvador, as were the true premium L L Bean boat shoes that I bought seven or eight years ago, now apparently no longer available. Those had a padded tongue, these do not. Those had a wide padded lip around the foot opening, these do not. Those had a single piece of leather from the heel counter around the toe and back to the heel, these do not - they are pieced on the inner side. Those had nice brass vents on the inner side above the sole, these do not.. I'll wear those until they fall off my feet; they're absolutely the best boat shoes, and the most comfortable, I've ever had. On the plus side, these are available in Wide, as were those. The last time I bought boat shoes I bought from another maker who still handmakes shoes in Maine, because these were not available then. If I need to, I might try these ... if they're still available in a couple of years. The price is certainly O.K. and I think the El Salvador maker makes a good shoe.
April 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TravelFromRichmond Please go back to solid colors
I've had my Casco boat shoes for several years. They fit good. I was going to order another pair, but LL Bean has changed to a two-toned color which looks cheap. PLEASE give us the option for solid colors like before. And when something is good, don't change it. Gave 3-stars because of the color change, otherwise I'd give 5-stars for the old product.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aredub Great Shoes
I have owned many other brands and these are the best. One brand was not durable and these are. Another was not comfortable and these are. Add the LLB guarantee and you can't go wrong. This will be the only brand I buy from now on
October 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dossen Always on back order.
This is my third order in three years for the exact same shoe...and its always on backorder. A size 11 mens boat shoe is NOT an unusual size nor product. I think two weeks would be a reasonable goal for delivery of any product, not a month. The shoes are of decent quality it is just that it takes too long to get it.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by shopllbean1 First Pair of Boat Shoes Bought at LL Bean
A friend of mine has worn these for years.
I asked him what brand they were. I looked at the leather and
i even had him take to shoe off to see the construction of the shoe.
Well, i have a pair now. I just put them on i can tell they are going to be a favorite. I am going to by another pair for sure.
Price, quality and style all great!!!
A very happy camper, so long other brands.
August 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by HSF44 Painful experience
I went to a L.L. Bean retail store to buy a pair of shoes. I looked around, found a pair I liked (the shoe that will be reviewed), and purchased them.
A few days after purchase I had a casual church function where I wore these shoes. This proved to be a mistake. After wearing the shoes for a few hours my left ankle was rubbed raw to the point where when I took them off the inside was stained with blood.
I returned them that very day which fortunately was a hassle free process. I advise you be careful with this particular model. I was very surprised as I have never had problems with Bean shoes in the past.
August 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dc200 Good quality. Bad fit
Excellent quality in the manufacturing. These look like they would be extremely comfortable shoes, if I could find a pair that fit. I had read reviews from other people cautioning that these are on the big size, but these people were kind. These are HUGEly off. I'm not sure how size is calibrated on these, but it is not the same guidelines as other LLBean footwear. I dropped down a whole size in my order and still did not find a pair that even came close. After two attempts at finding a good fit I am giving up.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by catboatowner great boat shoe
I've had my llbean boat shoes for about 5 years. They have seen lots of sailing, salt water, kicking around town, and wearing to work. They have been comfortable and a shoe I can wear every where. It's time to replace them and I'm disappointed to see that the lighter colors are not available.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by iqman Best shoes ever
I purchased these shoes over 1.5 years ago. I use them all the time and take them all over the world - easy to slip-off when going thru airport security. They are fantastic!
I would strongly suggest trying them on in a store without socks (and with socks to get an idea for the fit). I wear size 14/15 but after trying the shoes on, I purchased a size 13! I wear these without socks and they fit perfectly (but does not fit well with socks).
April 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by walkathon run a bit large
Run a bit big and wide. Didn't fit and had to return.
March 18, 2013