Rated 5 out of 5 by CANADAINFLYFISHERMAN Allagash Bison Shoes
This is my second pair and definitely not my last. An excellent, solid-feeling shoe that is comfortable to walk in. They are rugged looking so may not be suitable for formal occasions for some people but I still wear them anyways.
June 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 Two-tone coloring is not as shown
Great shoes. Just bought my second pair. Besides comfort, the biggest appeal was the beautiful two-tone coloring. I bought Raisin.
Sad to say, the coloring of the new pair is not at all what the first pair was, and not as shown on the website. Rather they are a uniform brown. Not nearly as good looking.
And, yes, the soles do wear out very quickly.
L.L. Bean ... please update your web-site to show a photo that correctly represents the true coloring.
June 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 47yrbeaner Great for light hiking,travel- quite comfortable
I have two pair of these shoes which I wear practically every day. They are very comfortable and are respectable looking for travel (they beat cluncky white running shoes hands down.)
Also great for light hiking and general use. Both pair fit like the proverbial glove. If I had an office might wear them there occasionally.
I got my newer pair recently for travel, and while I was gone the older pair was being resoled. Fortunately we still have a real cobbler around here - a valuable resource. Recommend highly, but I have suggested to LL Bean that they provide more sturdy laces for these shoes.
June 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Asmo Best shoes
I was initially skeptical when I got these shoes. The first time wearing them, they were a bit stiff and uncomfortable. A year later, and they're as comfortable as any sneakers while still looking amazing.
So far, they're holding up very well for wearing in the office.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aardvark44 Bean Quality at its Best!
I'm in my late sixties and have realized two things about my feet: they are getting larger and they are getting sorer. My size 12s were too small and hurt my feet, so I needed to find a comfortable good looking size 13 casual shoe. Having had good luck with LLBean shoes in the past, I went shopping on its website.
The subject shoes arrived last week, and I tried them on immediately. It was amazing! The fit and support were awesome and they felt already broken in. It was like putting on my favorite old walkabouts.
The shoes cost $109.00, on the higher end for Bean, but when you closely look at the quality of the bison leather and the flawless stitching, you realize that comparable non-Bean shoes would probably sell in the $149.00 to $169.00 range.
This shoe is a definite must buy if you're in the market for a high quality casual shoe. If and when these ever wear out, I would replace them with the exact same shoe.
February 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coozy MUCH better look than picture!
I'm writing this review while the feeling I had when I opened the box is fresh on my mind. At first sight I immediately thought this is one of the most well crafted shoes that I've seen in a long, long, long time. The hand stitches, that cannot be seen in the picture, adds a very distinctive look to this shoe. I will be giving a follow up review later, but for now, the shoe fits very good and the look is outstanding.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RickDFromHannibal Good shoe, but beware the worn soles
I've seen others note how quickly the soles on these shoes wear out. I've had the same experience. And when the soles wear smooth they can be very slick - I noticed my feet slipping on pavement markings (stripes, but not the asphalt) walking in a wet parking lot, then slipped and fell on a patch of ice in a flat parking lot. I took them in to get resoled at a local shoe repair - it was worth the $54 to have it done considering the price, quality and condition of the shoes. My advice - don't wait to fall, and get them resoled when worn. They had to grind the old sole off and glue a new one on, but it can be done. They came back looking good as new after just over two years of use. The buffalo leather is great. My only other complaint is that one of the brass eyelets on the side has come loose. The shoes are still very comfortable, the insoles have held up well, and they look good.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SunbeltGirl Comfortable,attractive and my husband love's them!
I bought these for my husband for Christmas. He absolutely loves them! Right out of the box, he put them on and he kept remarking about how comfortable they were. The colors are very nice and there was no need to break them in. They are true to his size. And they stay tied! It's difficult to buy shoes for someone much less buy them online. But these shoes were a winner! In fact, every time he wears them, he comments about how comfortable they are. They are a very quality shoe. The stitching is nice and the leather is very soft too. Thank you L.L. Bean!
January 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AccidentalTourist Perfect in every way
Perfect fit; beautiful shoe; versatile, comfortable, durable
December 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eki1 Deserves 10 Stars
I simply have never seen a better quality shoe in my life. A sexy, high quality product.
December 6, 2014