Rated 3 out of 5 by Getzel These slippers are great looking yet disapointing.
When I opened the box I'll will admit that I was impressed buy the look of these slippers. In my opinion they were visually significantly more impressive than the photo.
I will also concede that the sole seemed to have decent traction for a slipper and the footbed was decently padded under the Shearling which was nice. But for me the problem was the fit and lack of structure. Now I have a wide foot and the slipper was tight about the forefoot and small toes. The back of this slipper is made to accommodate a very wide heal heal which I don't have. Although I was able to tighten the heal significantly with the laces. In my opinion the Sheepskin is two thin which on the upside gives this slipper a very soft feel, but the downside is a real lack of structure and my wide flat feet which tend to over-pronate was pronating big time, and between .I think if thicker materials would have given this slipper more structure.
I think for a man with a different foot structure these slippers might be great. Unfortunately for me the fit and lack of structure of these slippers were a dissapointment and have been returned.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Azkin Favorite Christmas Gift
I get a new pair every couple of years for Christmas and wear them everywhere around the house and around the yard. They hold up great considering how much I wear them.
May 27, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by tiptek Cost and Wear
I have bought these shoes many times because they are so comfortable. But the reason I only give them 2 stars is because of the price. The price is too high for how long they last. The problem I have is with the inside. The inside comes apart for me in just a few months.
May 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by StanST Very Impressed
In my 55+ years I have gone barefoot in the house. But since getting RA plus type II Diabetes a few years ago my feet have been troublesome to say the least. My doctor suggested that I always wear something on my feet.
With these problems has come finding shoes that fit and are comfortable. The only shoe I have found that I can wear are Merrell Jungle Mocs in 13W.
After tons of research and trying a pair of cheap slippers just to see if I could get used to wearing something in the house, I finally decided to try a pair of these mocs in 13W. The deciding factor was that they were available in a wide width.
I've had them now for 7 months - a good enough amount of time for a quality review. Since I am stuck home now I wear them all day every day. Fantastic! They are so comfortable I just can't believe it. The few times a month I go to town I can't wait to get home to put my mocs back on.
These are more than worth the price to me for comfortable feet. And after 7 months of constant use they show no wear whatsoever. And the soles are stiff enough to walk on my gravel driveway plus are not slippery on hard wood floors.
I am thinking of buying a backup pair like I do with things that work so well for me. Knowing my luck, by the time I wear these out they will be discontinued or something.
May 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WayneA1 Best Moccasins!
My wife bought these Moccasins over 5 years ago for Christmas. I have worn them every day. My wife later bought two other Moccasins that didn't last for 3 months; when the soles split. I went back to my closet and took the LL Beam Moccasins. I saddle soaped the leather and an still wearing them. To date LL Bean makes the best Moccasins I ever owned. By the way the soles are almost indestructible. If you own a pair you know what I mean.
LLBean keep up quality in your products and you will always have my business!
May 24, 2016
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