Rated 5 out of 5 by JacksonZero They're worth it.
Another reviewer complained about these slippers being shoddily made because the soles didn't survive his trips to the post office, which is like complaining about a wool sweater shrinking in the wash; if you have something nice, you ought to take care of it. I'm a year into having mine (one of the best Christmas gifts I've ever received) and I feel like they'll last for decades. It's rare that something this sturdy is also this comfortable. A different reviewer mentioned applying buffalo butter, which I'll definitely look in to. If you're running errands, consider wearing shoes.
December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slipperman55 A+ Service
Great slippers, very comfortable. The laces wouldn't stay tied so i just took them out...they were just a decoration anyway. When the lining wore through, i called the company and they sent me a new pair at no cost. They even paid shipping. I would recommend buying any and all products from L.L. Bean just for the outstanding customer support. I'm looking forward to doing future business with them and enjoying more of their great products.
December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beanie4Boy Nice mocassin, not meant to last
I have had several pairs of these and found them to be comfortable to wear around the house. The sole always wears out before the rest of the shoe, just wearing it inside the house on carpet and hardwood floors. So if you feel like $45 per year is a fair fee to keep these on your feet, then you will be happy.
On a second note, the decorative leather laces will come untied constantly; my solution is to treat the knot with super glue when I first take them from the box and you'll have no problem ever.
August 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DiscriminativeBuyer High quality slipper that should last indefitely
I recently bought these slippers to replace the shearling lined version of the bison slipper. The shearling version was always a bit tight fitting because of thickness of the lining. Also, the lining does eventually wear through, not being nearly so durable as the outers. The leather lined version offers me a truer fit, and I shouldn't have to worry about the inner lining wearing out prematurely. I am very happy with this purchase.
February 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by tecmasa Not worth the money
Expensive, so one expects top quality. Sadly not the case. The laces continually come undone, the sitching on the side came undone, on both slippers, and the linset became unglued. Frankly, i dont wear them a lot, and i would consider these to be utter garbage. I have had cheaper pairs that lasted a whole lot longer. Very disapointing.
January 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by stoweski Found a slipper that lasts longer than a year!
Bought a pair of the bison slippers because I was tired of having to replace mine every year. My FIL recommended these to me as he had his for a number of years and they still look good.
This is my third season with them and they show no signs of wearing out. I wear them both inside and out (on a covered porch and a deck) and somtimes in our gravel driveway in the summer when running out to the truck. The soles are still holding up strong.
I have a wide foot and was a bit worried about buying a slipper with a medium width but they stretched without breaking the stitching. Only reason I can't give them five stars is because I can't keep the darn things tied. Seems like a common problem. Definitely recommend these slippers though - well worth the price.
January 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by OnionBob Great Slippers for the Right Feet
I couldn't wait to get my new Double-Soled Slippers made from Bison Leather and lined. When they arrived I was extra happy. They were extremely well-made and handsome, I might add. I slipped them on and they were tight, very tight. I read the information slip which told me they would be tight at first but that, gradually, they would shape to my feet and feel perfect. One week, still tight. Two weeks, still tight. Three weeks, still tight - in fact I was determined they would fit so I wore them a lot. Result: sore feet. Four weeks, still tight. So I had to return them. The people at Bean's were as gracious as always when I called to complain. No problems!
Word to the wise. Those slippers are tight! Just too tight for my feet.
January 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AnalyzeEverything nice fit, but
Nice fit, but laces don't stay tied. Taupe color is not my favorite, but knew that when I bought it. Worn for a year, still comfortable/durable.
January 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by likenthese Just What IHad Hoped for
Color was exactly as advertised. Raisin buffalo upper with lighter brown complimentary lower overlay. The comfort actually exceeds my expectations for a slipper. Even has some arch support and sole cushion. I wear a 9 1/2 to a 10 M in regular shoes, I bought a 10 M and it fits perfectly. I have never paid this much for slippers before, but I would do it again for these. I am very pleased. OK, they are a little slippery on carpet, but not so much on tile or hardwood. I have never felt unstable in them. I expect after I scuff up the bottoms a little, the friction will increase. I would buy them again for sure
December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Godfearer Well made, much lighter color Taupe in person
First thing i will say is that the Taupe color is much lighter than the sample color, but they were so nice I took brown shoes polish to darken the shade. Great padding. Super glue worked great for lace staying tied. Payed $60.00 total. Would have given 5 stars but for the lighter color.
December 14, 2012