Rated 2 out of 5áby botany Not as good as earlier ones
I purchased a pair of the same type sneakers (stock #0 DPL2 VN#:05330 Made in China 091802) about 2 years ago and expected the same quality and comfort.....not so. In this pair the heel has much less cushioning, in fact the entire shoe appears to be much more poorly and cheaply made - all especially unsatisfactory. I am very disappointed in this edition of a formerly splendid shoe and do expect much better quality from LLBean. I long for the quality of years gone by.
September 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby AnneintheGarden Women's Vacationland Sport Sneakers-WIDE
I ordered the Women's Vacationland Sport Sneaker in 8.5 Wide to do a little walking.
These shoes were NOT wide at all.
There is NO arch support.
There is NO cushioning in the footbed.
I tried to wear them with socks but there was no room for socks!
After adding a 'pillow' insert, I went grocery shopping, and within an hour had blisters on my small toes.
I will return these on Monday.
Too bad because they are cute. I think if you did not need a wide shoe they would be OK, just not a great shoe.
August 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Workoutgirl Disappointing-- not a water shoe
I've been looking for shoes to replace the water / sport shoes I purchased here a few years ago. I used them in the pool for water aerobics and purchased additional pairs to wear on land because they were so comfortable. These shoes do not measure up. They are almost Ż inch narrower through the ball of the foot. Too tight for me. These shoes will be returned. The sole does not have any drainage ports so I wouldn't recommend them for use in water. The previous shoes were perfect-- great fit for active lifestyle, drainage in the sole, good support. Don't change a good thing.
July 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby cashmeremom Why did Bean change a great sneaker??
Don?t buy these sneakers if you had a pair you really liked from 2-3 years ago and want a new pair. Those were great sneakers and I wore them threadbare. This ?new? but not improved version is NOT the SAME shoe. You cannot tell from the image online or the description.
1. These are not at all Wide. My original pair were Wide, but these new sneakers are far from wide. I ordered 8-1/2 wide , like all the shoes I buy from Bean, but these are Narrow, not even a B, more like AA. I compared the old pair side by side with this new version. The entire shoe is narrower, even the sole is vastly more narrow.
2. The toe is not rounded, but tapered .
3. The sole is definitely not the same. This new sole is not deeply grooved like the original, It?s more like a ?city? shoe. Don?t buy these to take on vacation, hiking or just walking on rocky or uneven paths. You could even slip on a rainy sidewalk. There are hardly any grooves
4. The open loop behind the ankle is gone, a minor detail but I liked it a lot. These are not the Vacationland sneakers I really liked so much, and sadly LL Bean has nothing at all to replace the worn out pair. If you need a Wide, definitely choose a different shoe.
July 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby Lightweight Lightweight
These shoes are lightweight and true to size. I would have given them a higher rating if they had more cushion on the inside around the heal and ankle. I was looking for a pair of shoes similar to a pair I bought a couple of years back that were more comfortable and better made. I don't find these as comfortable to wear all day.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Go2Gram Just perfect for me !
I love these shoes! They are light. Orthotics fit easily. Easy to put on and take off. The stretch laces and loop at the heel make them easier for me to put on than any others,
The design with lots of mesh should keep the foot cool and dry quickly if you venture into a wet area!
April 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby PattyPooh Poor Laces
I had bought something similar 2 summers ago and really loved them. They had laces that you tied. This version has an elastic lace with a toggle that does not have enough stretch to allow my foot to get in the shoe. I felt like Cinderella's ugly step sister, trying to push my foot into a shoe with no give. I'm sorry to have to return them, as I liked the looks of them. Thank God for LL Bean's AMAZING customer service and return policy! That is what keeps me coming back.
April 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby filumena2 Vacationland Sport Sneakers...............
Call me old fashion or even call me old but these sport sneakers just don't do it for me. First of all don't care for the "bungee laces". They are geared to the younger set. Don't feel that they hold the sneaker tightly enough. But the most negative thing about these sneakers is the sneakers tongue. It's too short and the material is too soft to grasp, making it difficult to even put them on. The tongue of the shoe or sneaker should be made of a sturdier material, not just some flimsy mesh fabric and be made a little longer. Poorly designed! Color combos are good but...Sorry llbean,
March 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby Inthenorth Not Great
I needed a sport shoe to go on cruise vacation and when I saw that these could get wet even better. However when they arrived I was disappointed in the look of them. The black plastic tabs on the bungy cord lace do not match the beige shoe and for some reason the look kind of long. Also the quality just doesn't seem to be there for the usually high L.L.Bean standards.
March 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 Not that great
Not a good quality sneaker. I sent them back.
February 12, 2014