Rated 2 out of 5 by MadBadTrad NOT built to last
I have a 15 year old pair of LL Bean Oxfords that are still going strong and I wear them practically every day in the colder months. And I'm very hard on shoes. That's how good they are. I shall wear them far into duck-tape territory.
And yet, I am still looking for replacements and I thought, perhaps, that these are they. Well, I was wrong. They are NOT built to last (no pun intended, lol). While they look rugged, the leather is very thin and the lining is fabric.
I would rather pay more and have them last. They should be in 2.5mm leather. They should be leather lined.
I would easily pay $300.00 for a pair of very well made Nubuck Oxfords.
In my opinion, these are still more of the same disposable clothing that so much of our culture "consumes".
This is the first time I have ever written a negative review for virtually anything.
April 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5
by jermscentral Great shoes, poor laces
I saw another reviewer had the same experience as me - the shoes themselves are excellent, but the laces are subpar. Mine took about 3 days to break in the shoe before they became the most comfortable shoes I have, but after three months of wearing them almost daily for work, the cloth part of the lace on one of the shoes wore itself apart at the top eyelet, exposing the inner shoelace cord and making it difficult to tighten the shoelace because it kept pulling up the outer cloth portion of the lace (see photo for what the fray looks like). LL Bean doesn't stock the laces to replace these, so your only options are to buy your own new laces or replace the pair of shoes.
April 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by porto EE wide is narrower than most regular
Very nice shoe, good leather, almost suede-like. The down-sides are a very narrow fit (my EE wide fit narrower than most regular casual shoes) and the soles tend to squeak a little more than I'd like. Currently trying to tough-out the sore feet hoping they'll stretch.
March 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Allen18 Durable shoes, bad shoelaces
These shoes are well made, but I can't say the same for the laces, which are torn and fraying after 3-4 months. The shoes are not the most comfortable, but they seem durable and are good in bad weather.
March 29, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by konza847 Maybe it's just my feet, but...
I've had two pair of these for over three months now- a plain pair and a pair of wingtips. I tried a pair of them on in the store and they seemed to fit, but when they arrived (I wanted colors they didn't stock) they were uncomfortable, especially on the top of my foot. I attributed that to them being new, and they have gotten better, but they are still uncomfortable. The sole isn't very flexible, and I suspect that contributes to the situation. I'm going to start looking for something that fits- and feels- better.
March 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LaSelvian Stylish and Stiff
Shoes met or exceeded my appearance and style expectations.
Overall fit, length and width wise, was ok, however when walking in them the upper was so stiff it rubbed against foot.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Box211 An Excellent Choice!
The first order arrived, but seemed possibly 2 sizes too small, even though they were supposed to be the correct size. When I spoke with the LL Bean Rep I was told that the product number inside the shoe was incorrect and they had no idea why the shoes were so small.
They sent me a second pair, 1/2 size larger, and these feel like the best shoes I've had in the past 10 years! They fit, look, and feel perfect. I could not ask for a better pair of shoes.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VTDon so far, great!
This shoe fits well, has good support, looks great, and feels like the quality product I expect from LL Bean.
February 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mamabear22 comfortable
husband says they are very comfort. Looks well made. Last pair of oxfords from LLBean the sole peeled off at the toe and heel. I don't think that'll happen with this pair.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OldBizProf Great looking and comfortable
These shoes are fine for business dress or weekends in jeans. Very comfortable and extremely durable.
February 5, 2014