Rated 5 out of 5 by Alaskana Perfecto!
These shoes are a dream! The leather is soft, the fit is great, and I wish they came in more colors! (black, brown, cordovan, etc.).
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flowergirlgolf An Old Friend
These shoes were comfortable right out of the box. They're not stiff, they come with that "broken in" feel. Soft khaki suede that will last forever.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunfish810 Best Shoes I've Ever Purchased!
Comfortable from the moment I put them on. They are not "big" but rather they seem to form right to the foot, like a leather pair of gloves does! Yet,, I don't even know I have them on.
These are sensational shoes....cannot say enough about them....except to say that llbean should use this leather on their skimmers, and other shoes that sometimes takes me over a year to "break in"!!!!
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by horsesandcats immediate comfort
These shoes required no breaking in. Even when worn for the first time with bare feet, these shoes are great. They feel like they were broken in years ago. I love the color- I got the yellow. I agree they may run a bit large, but I love the fit anyway. I can wear socks with them comfortably whenever the weather gets colder. I highly recommend these shoes.
June 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Madaboutcatalogs Stylish, comfortable
I bought these in the raven blue, which is a great color. Not quite as dark as navy. I think they run a bit large, as the leather is very soft and molds to my feet. I returned the 10 for 9 1/2, and I'm very happy with them. The leather is super high quality. Some shoes are painfully stiff in the toes; these definitely are not. Boat shoes are such a timeless style, I know I'll get a lot of use out of these. Thinking about the yellow. . .
May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maxine1990 Love, Love, Love These Shoes!
I purchased these shoes in the yellow color and they are beautiful!; very feminine with rich, expensive leather.
The yellow color is perfect for summer but can be successfully utilized in fall and spring, too!
The yellow hue is just divine! Grab these shoes before they sell out!
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CozyInNewEng My first pair of boat shoes!
I have never owned boat shoes before, but these were worth the wait. Like other reviewers have said, the leather is amazingly soft. I was very surprised how comfortable they were right out of the box--can't wait to wear them all summer. Look great with the washed twill pants this season.
I got the Raven Blue--which is a great shade. Not quite navy--a bit brighter than that.
I ordered an 8.5 and they are a perfect barefoot fit. I don't think I could wear them with socks, but then again, I don't think I'd want to. For reference, I took a 9 in the LL Bean Indispensable Skimmers. I am typically an 8.5-9 in most shoes. Wouldn't want these any bigger--they'd be floppy.
I also like that they are a more narrow fit. I have narrow feet, but even if you have average-width feet these would be fine. I don't think they would be comfortable for people with wide feet.
Can't comment on how well they wear, but they are so well-made I don't anticipate any issues. Thanks LL Bean Signature!
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WelshTerrierFan Welsh Terrier Fan
I just received my 2nd pair of these shoes. I love them! I have the yellow and now the raven blue, they are so comfortable. I can just put them on and wear them right away, the leather is so soft and they run very true to size. Please, LLBean bring them out in more colors, another great product at a good price for the quality.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewportGirl Soft, Italian Kid Leather Boat Shoes
Soft, Italian kid leather is the closest way to describe detailed craftsmanship in these shoes. As a sailor, I was practically born in boats shoes and have worn Topsiders and Sebagos all my life.
These are not the traditional hard leather work-horse boat shoes you may be accustomed to wearing every day in every condition - rather they are like beautiful, form fitting dress shoes. I am not sure how well they would perform in wet conditions on a boat. I am confident that the sole is non-skid, but I don't think I would want to get the leather soaking wet with sea water if I want them to maintain their beauty.
I was looking for a pair of dark blue boat shoes to wear for casual/dressy occasions to replace a pair that literally fell apart after more than ten years. These fit the bill perfectly and you can wear them with practically any outfit. They are barefoot comfortable out of the box and they are true to size and width.
Outstanding Product, L.L. Bean!
March 17, 2013