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
Rated 5 out of 5 by ayronn Great!!
the jackman blucher mocs in amber suede look amazing and shipped in just 7 days for me. right out of the box you can smell the authentic leather and fits true to size. If you're worried about whether or not the images are accurate, don't worry because the color and look of these shoes match the images perfectly.
Definitely worth the money and would recommend this to anyone looking for a not so expensive, nice pair of boat shoes.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SemperSometimes A class above the standard blucher mocs
I had ordered the standard LL Bean blucher mocs in saddle but was disappointed by their low quality: the leather looked and felt very cheap. It felt plasticky to the touch and it was obvious that they would not develop a patina. In addition, they made a squeaky noise when worn sockless. Even after application of leather lotion to the problem areas they were still quite squeaky, which is a dealbreaker for me. Their only advantages were that they were comfortable and the color is versatile.
I decided to return those and spend $10 more on these Jackman signature mocs. I would say the improvement is worth more than $10. The leather quality is noticeably better: it was sturdier to the touch and oiled such that it has a color to it. We're not talking full grain leather here, but it actually has developed a patina after a month or two of wear.
The sole is the classic "camp sole" of older blucher mocs instead of the bizarre future-chic sole of the standard mocs. The sole is tan colored which looks less tacky than the black sole of the standard mocs. Finally, the welt construction of the sole looks better though I am by no means qualified to make that statement. It's just that there seems to be a layer of leather in between the sole and the shoe, unlike on the standard mocs, which I think indicates a better welt.
The rawhide laces are a nice touch: I think most casual leather shoes are improved with rawhide laces as they lend a more "Americana" look than standard shoelaces (and they are miles beyond the tacky looking taslan laces found on the standard blucher mocs. I think taslan laces belong on workboots only).
The comfort of these shoes is unbelievable. They have nice insoles that are comfortable both sockless as well as with socks. I do not exaggerate when I say these are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn.
As far as looks go, they are quite handsome. I generally prefer lighter brown shoes b/c they are more versatile but these shoes have grown on me. As with all other dark brown shoes they will go with everything except black slacks.
In summary, these shoes are well worth the extra $10. They are my favorite pair of shoes. I may buy the whipstitch camp mocs next. The standard blucher mocs are a cheap, trashy embarrassment to LL Bean's good name. These signature mocs rectify that.
April 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by rpm11 Great shoe, wish it came in a wide
The look and quality of this shoe is great, especially for the price. I do wish it came in a wide though, they are stretching out slowly but for now they hurt my feet. I have very wide feet however and this shouldn't be a concern for normal width people. LL Bean customer service is fantastic so if you are considering another shoe keep that in mind. It's worth it to go LL Bean.
March 27, 2013