Rated 1 out of 5 by AFreeLady A terrible shoe
This is an absolutely terrible shoe. First of all, the shoelaces won't stay tied. Both the brown pair and the yellow pair of laces loosened while I was walking until they were almost untied. I had to buy my own laces to make sure they would stay tied. Second, there is the absolute minimum cushioning in the innersole. There is no arch support and heel cushioning. I bought a pair of innersoles and replaced the ones that come with the shoes, but even that isn't great, just bearable. The shoe is at least a half size too long. I take a 9 1/2, but the shoe seems to be a size 10. All in all, I'd expect a much better shoe for $80. I'm returning them as soon as I get some other shoes to replace them.
June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarefreeGal Nice shoes
Fit is true to size, comfortable as sneakers but not as clunky, wear the yellow laces In summer and dark brown laces in the winter for year round use. Very pleased with my purchase.
January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Acadia80 Very cute!
These shoes run a teeny bit wide, but that didn't stop me from giving them 5 stars! (This just means you can comfortably wear warm socks with them in the winter.) They match with so much - jeans and cords especially - and I think they're going to go well with khakis in the spring and fall, too. I like the yellow laces, but Bean sent brown laces, too in case the yellows are too racy for you. All told, I'm glad I bought them!
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hamblin Best shoes all year
They fit, feel, and look great. True to size. Awesome awesome awesome shoes.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewEnglandGahl LOVE these shoes!
Bought these as an alternative to white athletic sneakers to wear while on vacation in Copenhagen. Walked our tails off for 10 days and I wore these as brand new shoes most of the time. I was so pleasantly surprised! I didn't even miss the inserts I usually wear in my sneaks; no break-in issues. I bought the charcoal color that went with everything and loved changing out the laces. And, oh BTW, I'm 60 and was worried they would look "too young". Not an issue -- have had lots of compliments about them. :-)
October 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gerbils5 Not what I thought they'd be...
I am sending these shoes back. The fit and quality are fine, but they are a much heavier sneaker type shoe than I was expecting. The elastic inner band at the top of the shoe was a bit weird, in my opinion. Just not for me. I do like that you get two colors of laces and one of them is a contrasting color.
September 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ATD1 Arch Support Problem Remedied
Comfortable cute shoes, but after first few wearings, I realized I needed more arch support, which I remedied by buying inserts. Had I known prior, I may not have bought them, but they're fine. Also, the thin, satiny, elastic ankle band bothered me at first - comfort-wise and aesthetically. I don't mind it so much now, but I would prefer that it wasn't part of the design.
September 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by chillymn123 Uncomfortable
These are very uncomfortable. Very boxy, kind of like a shoe make out of a board. True to size. Stiff.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ebswimmer cute, comfortable
I just wore these for the first time and really like them. I plan on using these for around town so I don't have to wear my muddy trail shoes. I have a somewhat wide foot but these did fit just fine with a roomy toe box.. I like that they are stylish and low-profile. The sole is comfortable and not clunky. I don't know that the little elastic/nylon trim around the ankle is useful and I think it detracts from the cute-factor but since I mostly wear pants that cover that part of my shoe, I am over-looking it. Also, the laces have a coating that makes them not pull very smoothly through the grommets, but again a minor complaint.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedHeadedShopper Great fit and comfort!
Bought the brown leather lace-ups. Came with both gold and brown shoelaces. Great fit right out of the box. Has elasticized "collar" around heel for a firm fit. No tightness that you sometimes get with leather shoes. Will purchase the nubuck lace-ups next. Hope LL Bean adds more colors!
July 10, 2013