Rated 2 out of 5 by BeanBuyerInRVA Not full grain leather and expect more
I bought this item since I thought it was the high end version of the blucher. I prefer the camp moc style shoe with four eyelets as opposed to the two eyelet boat shoe that seems to be popular with everyone. When I first received these shoes. I wore them for a week, and the stitching on the heel popped out, so I had to return them and get another pair. I received the new pair and there is a gash on the instep a quarter inch long, another defect. the leather creases terrible on the top of the shoe, since it is NOT full grain leather. the shoe is made of multiple pieces of leather that has been assembled into each of the component parts, instead of one piece of leather for each part of the shoe. pretty low quality. I will say that the soles of this shoe are very nice, probably the best, and they are comfortable. so I gave this item 2 stars.
April 21, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by JimfromGuelph No wide sizes
Would it be so bad to have the manufacturer of these turn out EE widths or larger (as they do with the regular Bean bluchers)? The thing is, they do look nicer than the normal bluchers, and I WOULD pay the extra few $$, but not if they simply won't fit.
April 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanFan155 Good but not great.
Outstanding comfort right out of the box. Great look with khakis or jeans. The main issue that I have with these is the sound they make. I have only had them a couple of weeks and worn them 4 or 5 times. There is a constant squishing sound as you walk and your feet move inside the shoe. I am hoping that after they "break-in" the sound will go away, but that may just be wishful thinking. Otherwise, a great shoe and a good look.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoryWC Beautiful Shoe
Pricey but comfortable and stylish. I am teacher and these shoes go quite well with my casual work wardrobe.
August 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CoastsideBean Terrific shoes!
These shoes are extremely comfortable right from the start. Very soft and light but still have a substantial, solid feel; not necessarily "slipper-like". There was no break in required. Quality workmanship. The footbed has more arch support than I have seen in other shoes of this type. Look great with jeans. Hope these shoes continue to be offered for a long time because I will definitely order these shoes again.
August 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Khill002 You won't find a more perfect shoe
As always what a great product from Llbean. Just as comfy with or without socks. Really no break in needed just put them on and go. Very well made and should last for a very long time. Thanks again for a fantastic shoe. Oh and very true to size.
April 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by GraRigs Condition the leather frequently
I do like these shoes. They are very nice in most ways. The construction on them is very good and I foresee them lasting a long time.
However, a warning, the leather dries out quickly. The original colour is beautiful, but they get to be a very dull brown after about two months. I didn't think to condition them for a while so some black marks, almost like oil drips, started to appear from the stitching. People have speculated that they are sweat marks which were allowed to form due to the dryness of the leather. Conditioning them with coconut oil does give them less contrast, until they dry out again. I blame myself for this happening though.
Also, as all mocs do, they look a little odd when worn with socks. So if you're at a place where it would be inappropriate to go sockless, you probably want other shoes if you're wearing shorts.
All in all, very good shoes with a decently short break in time. Just learn from my mistake and condition them frequently, I recommend using coconut oil.
February 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MMmmbeer Simply the best
After I received these mocs and had a chance to wear them, I knew I had to have another pair. They feel great and look great. The quality is obvious. They even come in wide sizes. When you find outstanding value, you need to order up promptly and that's what I did.!
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by classicallyinspired All Great Things Go
Bought a pair of the olive mocs a year back and have worn them practically everyday -boy they are buttery soft. The slight wearing I've developed over time remains strictly on the sole. The oiled suede still looks new and I can never be sure whether it repelled grime or just let it melt in. On sizing: I could have bought a side down. To LLBean: please consider releasing another suede addition of these keepsakes.
October 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chelbe Just Perfect !
I just took these shoes out of the box and wore them. They were perfect ! They matched exactly my expectation. I am usually a good critic and I have found these shoes to meet all my expectation.
April 24, 2014