Rated 2 out of 5 by BusyIsBetter Stylin' but not a good Merrell product
My 6YO son received these a month into the school year after blowing through another popular brand of shoes (a basketball court shoe not designed for outdoor play). I've had good luck with Merrell for everyone in my family and had high hopes of these lasting at least the rest of the school year. They have good flexibility and arch support, but by November the bottoms were worn through and holes started showing in the toe reinforcements! I didn't buy them at LL Bean so I can't do anything about the lack of durability now, just warn other quality-conscious shoppers that while these are cool they're just not long lasting.
I bought the Boys Shock Moc to replace these Mix Master Jams. They're stiffer but more durable, warmer AND cost less. Already they've outlasted the Merrells and still look terrific.The Mix Masters do not reflect Merrell's quality at all and certainly don't justify their price, which is a bummer because my son loves how they look.
December 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5
by Grant1 disappointed
We bought these for our son knowing they are a quality brand and thinking they would last. He did like the style and the way they fit, but it has been only 3 months and they have holes in the fabric and one of the soles is coming off. His shoes from last year are in much better shape than these ones and cost $30 less.
November 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by OutdoorsyMomSyracuse Good, Not Great Shoe. Laces fail.
I bought these for school this fall for my 4 year old. He is an active kid and the shoes are great but the laces are wearing through after just over 1 month of use.
We have had better success with Keene shoes which wear like iron and I also got a pair of the LL Bean Comfort Mocks more for hiking and active outdoor stuff and so far they are fantastic.
October 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GABabyDoc Excellent, Long-Lasting Shoe for Every Day
I ordered 2 pairs of these shoes at the end of May--one in size 12 Silver/Honeysuckle for my 5 year old daughter, and one in size 3 White/Dark Denim for my 8 year old son. My children have average-width feet and I found the shoes to be true to size. I have to say that these are the most well-constructed tennis shoes we have ever owned. My son has worn them nearly every day for over 4 months now, and when washed they look brand new again. Neither pair is coming unglued at the toe stop, nor is there any loose stitching, in stark contrast to 2 other brands they've worn in the past. The tread on the bottom of both pairs still looks great after 4+ months. And the "white" color is really more of a light gray. I love that these shoes are not tacky, and my kids love them because they are comfortable. I am afraid LLBean will stop selling these shoes, so I am here to buy more pairs for the winter. Thanks to LLBean for offering these attractive, practical tennis shoes!
October 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrammaLED Merrell sneakers
Excellent quality and fit! Hope you still carry these for future purchases.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Shoes
I'm used to buying the LL Bean brand but thought we would give these a try. To soon to tell how they are going to hold up but they are nice looking and comfortable.
September 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by mumma8007 They're alright
I love the looks of these shoes, however they are much thinner than the picture shows clearly. I also felt they sized smaller than other brands, perhaps? We've never done Merrell before, but it squished my son's feet in his regular size. Kind of a bummer....
August 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ADKMomof2 Cute, light-weight shoe
My 8 year old picked these out and really loves them. They are very light-weight and breathable. I am unsure how well they will hold up to her wear and tear due to both those properties. She's only worn them a couple times so we will see how they do over the long haul.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by basilandoregano very comfortable even for a picky child
My 7 year old daughter loves this shoe. She is really particular and won't tolerate anything rubbing or pressing on her foot. She really likes the padding in the shoe and has worn them almost every day since they arrived. Her foot is a little wider than average and she needs space in the toe box. All around a great shoe.
August 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MamaDancer Weird construction on toe
I bought these in two sizes for my daughter, and while she liked the style, on both there was a part where the fabric meets the toe bumper that really bothered her toe. Sadly, have to return them both.
August 5, 2013