Rated 5 out of 5áby Megangirl Customer Service-Sizing
I work in the Customer Service industry and have to say LL Bean has a point value of 100%. I have been shopping and occasionally returning items and have found them as friendly and helpful in both areas. How fortunate we all are to have such a company in today's market that genuinely cares about the customers happiness with their purchases.
The sizing I have found to be spot on. If you were an 8, 20 years ago before the influx of foreign influence, you can be sure the size 8 still fits you. Of course if this is wrong, give them a buzz and they will take care of you with outstanding customer service.
August 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby HeyMac Not Like The Old Style
I still own two pairs of the old style Explorer sandals, and I really tried to like these new ones with the Velcro closure in the back. I wore them around the house for two weeks but I could no longer deny that the comfort just isn't there for me. The Velcro closure is bulky and uncomfortable, and the holes in the soles that allow water to run through had small bits of rubber sticking up that was uncomfortable to my sensitive feet. I mailed them back today and am hoping that LL Bean will go back to the old style, and that my old Explorers will last!
July 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby CAbel Very uncomfortable
I really wanted these shoes to work out. For the second summer I still find these are just the worst as far as comfort. Yikes.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Unrealmccoys Love my sandals!
I've had my sandals about 2 months and love them. So comfortable, not heavy, love the velcro heal strap, so easy to take on and off and it doesn't rub my heals at all. I wear a size eight and that's what I ordered - fits perfectly.
June 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby E3perry Not the same
I had the old version of these sandals. They fit perfectly and worked very well until they wore out. The new version has a higher ankle and it rubs against the bottom of my ankle bone so they must be returned. The quality seems very good; the new fit just does not work for me.
June 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby kajh OK
I wear a 9W(D) and after reading the reviews, ordered the 9M(B) which fits perfectly. Shoe is comfortable but my concern is the back closure -- I don't care for velcro, looks like a child's shoe, and the loop is bulky which can alter how pants fall. The loop doesn't lie flat, which adds to the bulk and if the loop doesn't entirely cover the velcro, clothes can get caught. Prefer elastic on the back.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ronnied Very long!
I just received my sandals and found they were really long! I have purchased the same style before in a 7.5, but they are not the same sizing. Loved how the shoes looked and LL Bean was awesome to take care of it. I am going to try them in a 7. I was torn between getting a 6.5 or a 7, because there was that much of a difference, but decided to stick with the 7 to see how they fit. Will post another review when I try on the size 7.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ShopLLOften Very pleased
I purchased these for a Florida vacation in hopes they would be comfortable for lots of walking. They fully met my expectations which is a challenge for me since I rarely find footwear that is comfortable for a full day of walking. The little nubs on the footbed took a bit to get used to at first. They fit true to size and dried quickly after getting wet.
May 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby actingstarfish ouch
I had the previous style of this sandal and loved it!! It was perfect for hikes with creek crossings, water sports or just about anything. Needless to say I wore them out. Bought the new style (with velcro straps) because there was not the option to buy the old ones. Inner facing of the strap is just wide enough to cut my ankle every time I wear them. Have worn and loved Bean products for years but these hurt. Please bring back the older model.
May 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby Quiltdream Too Long
This shoe is wonderfully crafted, but unfortunately it is much too long. I normally take a size seven and on very rare occasions will take a 6.5. I had ordered both sizes and both were much too long. Both sizes are on their way back. Based on the length of the 6.5, I believe I would need a 5.5. I have never had a show smaller than a 6.5, so I find this a little odd.
Overall, it is a great shoe and exactly what I am looking for, but I would recommend trying it on before buying.
May 7, 2014