Rated 2 out of 5 by WrongWidth Size is wrong
We ordered the EE size width for my husband's size 12 wide feet. When we got them, they said they were only an E width - not the extra wide that the web site said was available. When we called customer service, the representative said that was the only width llbean carries. They shouldn't make the extra wide width an option if that's not what is available.
May 18, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SusanandSassy Helped heal pressure sores on heels--REALLY
My husband shattered his hip several weeks ago. Quadruple break, 76 year old man with Parkinson's and apparently some osteoporosis. After a week in the hospital he was transferred to a nursing/rehab facility for therapy. He had the beginnings of pressure sores on the heels of both feet when he left the hospital (in spite of being in ICU) and during the next week and a half the heel on the fractured leg progressed to a stage two sore. The wound nurse was trying to keep it covered, but my husband, who slept for the first two weeks, would thrash and sheer his heels against the mattress, aggravating the spots and peeling off the bandages. At one point the wound nurse told me she thought the left foot was beginning to progress as well. That was when it occurred to me that John had a brand new pair of LL Bean sheepskin slippers at home. I'd given them to him as a Christmas present several years ago but he just never wears slippers. Anyway--I got them and put them on his feet--had him wear them ALL the time--even in bed--over the weekend. By Monday the left heel looked almost healed--redness much reduced. The wound nurse was so impressed she took the dressing off of the bad heel and suggested we just let him wear the slipper and let the wound, which looked like a bad scrape on his heel, dry out. By the next day it looked much improved. It was dry, forming a scab, and not showing the redness and abrasion that had been formerly present. We have continued this practice and his heels are just about healed. I am giving the slippers 4 stars because they seem to have changed the style a bit. The ones my husband has have a fold up external piece on the heel that shows some exposed shearling. I feel that this older design, with its double padding, was very beneficial in relieving the pressure on his heels. I was going to order a second pair, but since the design has changed I may wait to see if we actually need them. The rubber soles have enabled him to wear them to walk in the wheelchair, a beginning exercise for all hip fracture patients to help them regain the strength in their legs.
May 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrTobin The Best
Bought these (not camo print, but brown) this winter for the advertised comfort and warmth, in that priority order. Was surprised at just how comfortable these are! Extremely! I loved wearing them on the cold winter days and nights around the house, and occasionally to take out the garbage. And, yes, the warmth is there, too.
April 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KrispiKooki How to make laces functional
Although they seem pricey, these are really the best mocs that I've found and last so long that they are worth every cent. I've been wearing slippers/mocs like this for so long now that I don't remember how I got my first pair. I think they were a gift. It doesn't take long before you don't want anything else on your feet. LLBean is one of the first, and the few that carries them in wide-sizes. I used to bust through the sides in a year or two, but now I get well over five years of constant use out of them.
That being said, I agree with all the complaints about the laces. Here is the secret: They are just decoration, a style-item. It is what makes them a moccasin instead of just a slipper. Take a look at the "Venetian" for a version without the laces. Traditional Indian moccasins don't have a seam/channel at the ankle which is why the lace is woven through holes as it goes around the ankle. It seems that every manufacturer wants to stick with the "authentic" look and uses rawhide for the laces. They are too stretchy and by weaving them in and out of the ankle seam, there is just too much friction to be effective. So what is the solution?
Replace it with a real shoelace! Somewhere early on, I bought a pair that used simple tan round shoe-laces like you might find on a pair of dress shoes. Whenever I buy a new pair I just remove the tan laces from the old pair and replace the rawhide laces. Just skip the extra little holes used to make rawhide look authentic. Once you do this, it will behave like a drawstring allowing you to loosen or tighten it around your ankle. And the best part is it stays tied like any good shoelace would.
I'll be the first to admit that it can be a little frustrating trying to fish the lace through the ankle seam. There are a variety of way to do it so you may need to get creative. I used an extra-long plastic ratcheting-type cable tie. It is strong, flexible, and thin enough that you can push it through that channel. Attach the lace to the end with thread or wire and pull it back out pulling the lace with it. There are also special leaders you can buy for this purpose in the sewing stores.
April 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by WasatchExplorer But for the laces....
These moccasins are comfortable and durable. The fur on the inside holds up well, and the rubber bottom is great for wearing outside/over rough surfaces. The weak spot with this product are the laces- they keep coming undone, are a bit short, and do not actually tighten the moccasin around your foot. Still, props to LLBean for making the how-to video for tying a seaman's knot. Despite the laces, I still recommend.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HopefulHeart Gave these to my neighbor
After asking my husband about his pair of wicked good moccasin slippers...how the shearling lining doesn't make your feet sweat, and more. I got the hint and ordered my dear neighbor a pair for his birthday and he's absolutely thrilled with the comfort. Sent me a pic just now which I wish I could share wearing them. Touch someone's heart and give a pair away. They will think of you everyday.
February 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mydadlovesLLbean Obsessed
When my wife asked me over the years if I wanted slippers, I always said "No, I don't wear slippers" ...until she bought these for me. I can't wait to put them on when I get home. Feet don't sweat in them, very comfortable with a sturdy sole. I should've listened sooner, but don't tell her that.
February 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bubinga All-time Favorite Slippers.
Livng on the coast of Sotheastern NC, a concern was that I would find these slippers to hot for our winter climate. Not so at all. They have been extremely comfortable whereas others I have owned got real very hot and sweaty.
I also wear a size 8 1/2 4E or 8 6E New Balance walking shoe and when consulting with the sales rep at LL Bean he recommended buying the shoes from another vendor because those offered by LL Bean may be too narrow. I , however, chose to purchase a size 9 EE and they fit perfectly.
I look forward to waering my slippers when I get home at night and find them to be real foot candy. I love the slippers.
February 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Freeputt Don't listen to the negative reviews *READ*
Beans nailed this item, it is so comfortable and easy to wear. I even wear these when flying back to Maine since they keep my feet warm and comfortable when I get off the plane in Portland!
I hate giving these 4 stars (I would give it a 4.5 if they allowed). But... the shoelaces!! I have tied these 100s of times and they do not stay tied. Ever. In fact, the shoelaces are just for looks; they provide no tightening at all on my slippers.
Take the negative reviews with a grain of salt. It is NOT worth giving these a 1-3 star just cause of the shoelaces. This is a premium product. Don't listen to the negative reviewers. **The laces are so short that even if they unravel you can still walk in them; they just don't look as nice.**
February 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by mojodoggie Excellent slippers
I've worn these slippers everyday during the cold months for 3 years and they are just now worn out. I wear them inside and outside to walk the dog, feed the chickens and get the mail, so they have seen the same use as my regular shoes. Price is a tad high, but then you could buy a new cheap pair every year as I was doing before I got these. Warmest that I've found.
January 25, 2016