Rated 2 out of 5 by 47yrbeaner Very nice, but left shoe larger than right
Through a mishap in shipping, I ended up with two pairs of these boat shoes. In both pairs the left shoe was larger than the right one which fit normally. I returned one and kept the other as I needed boat shoes right then.
I tried using an insole liner, but that did not solve the problem. I've not had this problem with a number of pairs of LL Bean shoes and boots. Perhaps it's just a fluke in the manufacturing of one batch of these. Otherwise they seem perfectly fine. I've since returned the second pair with a second note pointing out the discrepancy.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Well made, no-nonsense boat shoe, fits big
Just picked up a pair of these guys yesterday and I love them. Great build quality and classic styling for cheap -- just what I was looking for.
I've had Sperry's before, and the insole (heel pad) was not well made. It rolled up near the ball of my foot (very uncomfortable), and came unstuck after about a month. The insole on the Casco Bays seems very well made, and I'd be surprised if that ended up happening with this pair.
The only thing odd about the Casco Bays is that they fit pretty big. They come in a EE, which is great because I have really wide feet, but as a result I had to size all the way down to a 9.5 EE to get the fit I was looking for (I usually wear a 10.5 EE). I wear my boat shoes without socks, and I like to let the leather mold to my foot for a snug fit.
I'm sure sizing will be different for everyone, but don't be shocked if an oddly small size is what ends up working for you.
May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mervich Navy/Chocolate Casco Bay Boat Mocs
These are really beautiful mocs and, for me, comfortable right out of the box. I initially thought the navy was suede?but suede isn't full grain leather. To my complete satisfaction, the leather appears to be soft oiled nubuck?both the navy and the chocolate. The laces contrast tastefully. I have several pair of Casco Bay Mocs and these are my new favorites. Great shoes, great fitting, great looking, great price, great retailer?where's the down side?
January 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by thepro Nice looking but too big
Just got them for Christmas and tried them on but was sadly disappointed that they are too big. I wear a 10.5 in street shoes and 11 in boots. I have had several pairs of Sperry Docksiders and was disappointed in the last pair. the fit was OK but the sole cracked and the stitching came apart after about 2 yrs. These appear to be better made but are at least 1/2 size too large. Will return and hope they fit.
December 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Charlin Poor Support
If you are looking for a shoe with some arch support - this is not for you. Absolutely no support for arch. Also the shoe felt like I was walking on cardboard. Not impressed. Exchanged for the LL Bean Lakeside.
November 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GGSC Perfect Fit
My husband has to order most of his shoes since he wears a size 7.
He took these out of the box, put them on and wore them the rest of the day. He said they feel great! Thank you for having a wide range of sizes in men's shoes.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by averyloyalcustomer Simply...the Best
RE: Casco Bay Boat Shoe
Have purchased all major brands of boat shoes over the years...received these today and as I tried on...immediately felt comfortable and the right fit...absolutely no breaking-in period required...the leather is good looking, the shoe is very easy to step into, and I'm not a walking advertisement with the L.L. Bean name plastered on the shoe...been a proud and loyal customer of L.L. Bean since 1973...this shoe is simply the best boat shoe...nuff said
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlyingRobin Order half size up
I bought the navy/gray and they are excellent quality as I've come to expect from LL Bean. However, I had to return the first pair because they ran small. I purchased 10M in previous Casco Bay Boat Mocs but needed 10 1/2 with these.
May 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ConnecticutTom Awesome Boat Shoes
I've had my new Casco Bay Boat Mocs for a week now and just love them. They were super comfortable, right out of the box - and have only gotten better as they begin to mold to my feet. If your feet are between sizes, go to the smaller 1/2 size (I wear a 9.5 in some shoes and a 10 in others - and went with a 9.5 in these and the fit is perfect). Nice, soft leather - yet a firm feel on the foot. Also got caught in a heavy down pour - and my feet stayed dry (though these are not advertised as being water proof). Really pleased with the quality and highly recommend these boat mocs!
April 18, 2014
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