Rated 5 out of 5áby nightgale Women's Liberation (and dog too)!
I never had this sort of serious, rugged sandal. I thought maybe a shoe designed for all-around beach and trail walking would inspire me to get outside more (after a long illness). The dog agreed as she is not getting enough exercise.
I was astonished at the comfort, light weight, and soft neoprene lining. I forget I have the shoes on! If you aren't sure, wear these around your house and get a feel for them. They are terrific shoes! Also, well-made. Feet feel safe, I like the closure over front and real leather.
But the brown was too blah. I called and the rep told me there were 2 other colors not pictured in the catalog. I did not want "guy" shoes. After his extensive descriptions, I ordered the soft sage and have been walking in them ever since!
Shoes that can get you out of the house are worth the little bit of a high price tag... totally!
April 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby Sauce73 Too Heavy
If you need an extremely strong, tough pair of sandals - these are the pair for you! They were too heavy for me and were returned.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Rockinghorse Womens Explorer Sandals, Leather, New Color
I have several colors in these sandals and have been wearing them for the last couple of years....and absolutely love them. I ordered and just received the newest color, light blue, with lavendar and tan swirls on the straps, which adds a very nice touch. These colors did not show up online and I was happy when I got them and saw these colors. That, along with the new white footbed, look so spring-like that I couldn't resist them. The sandals are sooo comfortable and they fit me very well. I ordered my normal shoe size. I am looking forward to warmer weather so I can start wearing them again. Please keep the velcro strap which makes them easy to put on and to adjust for the right tightness.
February 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby 1Mountaingoat hoped for better
There is no hope of wearing these without socks, because the back strap is bulky and rough. It does not sit well and chafes. I bought these sandals because they were advertised as having leather uppers. Unfortunately the leather is lined on the inside with a fabric that retains heat, so my feet are still hot, in spite of the air vents.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby FromFlorida Very comfortable; good support
I have wide feet, and usually require 7 1/2D, but the shoes accommodated my feet just fine. Glad I got them.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby LLBeanFaninNC These have worked well for me
I ordered these last Spring and wore them all Summer. I wear them mostly to walk my dog for about half an hour to 45 minutes every day. They are very comfortable. I haven't had problems with velcro. I am a size 6 Wide which is unusual and these fit fine, no tightness and not too lose either. They also don't smell like other brands, after extended wear.
January 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby HappyTravel Agree- Lose the Velcro
Have two pair of the previous design Explorer Sandals, and LOVE them! They are all that I wear all year, until the snow flies. The new design with velcro is bulky and pushes into the back of my foot. Yes, they are somewhat easier to put on, but the snug fit is worth the effort on the old ones. I also kept the new ones because I love the color (blue). LLBean, please bring back the previous design. I would buy a pair of almost every color!
January 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby LoriShopper Lose the velcro
Loved the previous version of this shoe without the Velcro at the back of the sandal. I bought this latest model and the back is bulky and rubs because of the Velcro. I kept them because the sole is very comfortable even though the back is not. I have a narrow foot and the Velcro will not close enough to grip my heel so it just rubs. If they lose the Velcro I will purchase 10 of them and put them away for safe keeping!
November 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby dancer214 Functional
I purchased these sandles for an upcoming trip to the
Galapagos Islands. They were exactly as described; functional, with proper fit and very sturdy. I just didn't like the way they looked on my feet, so I returned them. Otherwise, a very good buy!
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby DunedinOnLineShopper If there was a PERFECT rating, I'd give it!
Living in FL, I tend to wear sandals year round but some days in January I need to put socks with them. These sandals have adjustable width so are absolutely perfect for me to adjust. They also have right sizing. So many things we purchase nowadays seem to have varying sizing, very little standard. These are standard sizing. LOVE THEM! ....and will be purchasing another pair in a different color.
November 16, 2013