Rated 2 out of 5 by alisaohhh Comfortable but NOT built to last
I ordered a pair of these in 9/2013, according to my receipts. I walk a lot in the city, to and from work. These shoes, while comfortable, did not last. The sole wears down quickly, separates from the shoe, then just basically disintegrates. It started off with the glue just not adhering that great on the ends (common), but then it progressed to basically the insole coming out of the shoe every time I took them off. Then the ends get chewed up, then the rest of the shoe. I was really expecting a shoe that lasts from LL Bean, and am very disappointed in seeing how much it has worn just from everyday use. For that kind of wear and tear, I would have invested in a nicer pair of shoes.
September 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by decodilly just didn't work out
I was really looking forward to these shoes being just what I was looking for, and I am so disappointed. The inner edge of the front of the shoes digs into the top of my feet so painfully that they are unwearable. I have totally normal feet, and this never happened before with any other shoes. Oh, I suppose one could say they have to be 'broken in," but that takes time and I couldn't stand them on my feet after only an hour. It's really too bad because it is very hard to find plain black flats.
September 12, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by onmyfeetalot Toe box too small
I keep trying to get these shoes to fit but my big toe kills me when I wear these. I am an 11 and the right shoe kills my feet. If the toe box were roomier I would love them. I can't get a bigger size since 11 is the largest. I guess if you have smaller feet they are ok.
September 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by shopgirl00 Dull Pewter Color; Runs Small
I ordered these in pewter but the color was dull -- I was hoping for something more metallic. It was just as well, because they run small and LL Bean was out of the next size up anyway. So, it was a simple return. I do wish they'd bring out the Skimmer in more colors though, and in some true metallics because the pairs I own are the perfect flat!
September 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Klsf LOVE these!!!
Best ballet shoes ever... Since I've bought several pairs of these I've dumped all my other ballet flats!
I really, REALLY wish they would make them in a really nice red color... That would complete my collection :)
June 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RunVirginia Love these shoes!
They are very cute and so comfortable, look great with dresses and pants and are such nice quality. I'd buy more if additional colors were available!
June 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by peekapoo Comfort and style
The goring at the heel gives a very comfortable fit. I like the style
and have several pairs. Feel great all day. I am so glad I tried these.
April 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by mamabear001 Need more work on these
Pros: cute looking shoe and good colors.
Cons: too tight around toes and I have a normal width foot (these were narrow). Also, as others have mentioned, no arch support. I got these to run around in but cannot wear them all day.
March 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelerAtHeart Loved the black! Will Bean make in Choc Brown?
I LOVED LOVED my black pair and they are almost worn out after a year and a half of wearing 3-4 a week. I really wish they offered these in a dark chocolate brown with a dark sole to match. I'd probably wear them every day of the week in that case!
Plan on buying another pair to ake to europe this summer as my dressy flat. They are so comforable to walk in, even though they dont offer much arch support.
Thank your a great shoe now just give me the Dark Chocolate.... brown that is. :)
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by YukonBrunette Comfortable, classic velvet flats
These velvet flats are super comfortable and excellent quality. I've only worn them indoors so far. I'm 7 1/2 and these are true to size.
February 3, 2015