Rated 3 out of 5 by 2014AlmostRetired Run narrow
OK, so in the future I will read reviews before I order. Like several others mentioned, they run narrow. I am hoping they will stretch a little in time. As in everything I have ordered from LL Bean quality is excellent.
June 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ryams27 Comfortable shoe but disappointed in quality
Title says it all. These shoes are extremely comfortable -- probably the most comfortable shoe worn sockless I've ever owned. They also fit true to size and run ever-so-slightly narrow, which is perfect for my foot.
That said, I've been a little shocked/disappointed in the quality of the shoe. I have worn them less than 5 times total, but they recently got a little bit of water on them and now the tops of the toeboxes are much darker than the rest of the shoe. When I say a little bit of water, I mean a very little bit. I had to jog about 12 feet to my car in a light summer rain shower. I immediately wiped the moisture of the shoe, but it didn't matter. I understand that leather and water don't always mix, but one would think a boat shoe ("lakeside" no less) of all things would be better equipped to handle such a small amount of moisture.
Additionally, I've noticed where a piece of yellow plastic is emerging from one of the seams towards the back of the shoe (i.e., where the heel is sewn into the side).
June 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charlestonian Very comfortable
First I see no problem with the leather laces.
I have not been able to wear any shoes but mountain treads and cresta hikers for years because of knee and foot problems. I have had these shoes for over a month now and wear them for hours at a time. They are very comfortable and supportive. I can not recommend them highly enough. I like them so much I purchased a second pair. I have the two brownish tones.
June 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SkipperLou Not wide enough
I really like the quality of this shoe with the following points to think about.
1. The leather laces are nice however I found them too short to tie easily.
2. I ordered a 14 W and the width is not very wide. I will, like I have in the past, allow the leather to stretch out. So far, after several weeks and some mink oil, they are still tight.
Keeping these comments in mind the shoes are good quality and a good value.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woodsguy Very comfortable
these boat shoes are awesome! Extremely comfortable and a great casual look. I have a narrow foot and the regular width fit perfect.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JaysonNYC Love these shoes
I bought these shoes back in the summer time then went on vacation and forgot all about writing my review! With that much time past I definitely can say they are excellent! I took them on vacation and did lots of walking and these shoes were perfect for the occasion. I have no complaints so far I am very glad I purchased these shoes. Would definitely recommend them!
December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LargoSingleDad Great shoes
Bought these about a month ago. A package insert suggested I wear them a few days before deciding if they fit. They were a bit tight at first. After a few days they started to loosen up. Now after wearing them almost everyday, they fit like a glove. Remember the wonderful LL Bean warranty, you can return them at anytime.
December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrDoughnut Comfortable right from the start
These are very well made shoes and were very comfortable from the first time. They seem durable.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrSpeedy As advertised. Honest.
Anyone who buys shoes online and expects them to fit perfectly is crazy -- like me. So I ordered two sizes. Comfortable right out of the box. You could get more "style" from another brand, but you would also pay at least $25 more.
As for durability, ask me in a year. But figure LL Bean always stands behind its products.
Count me satisfied..
October 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Toddy1 Lakeside Shoes
I purchased 2 pairs of the Lakeside Shoe, one for my husband and one for my son. We were disappointed when they came that they ran big. The 9 1/2 that I ordered for my husband almost fit my 10 1/2 size son but they were tight through the width. I ordered a 9 1/2 wide and that worked. Also, the True Navy/Harbor Gray looked quite blue online and didn't care for it but was forced to give it a try because of the size thing. When it came we were delighted ~ it's a great deep/dark blue in person and the shoe is very comfortable. Good quality.
October 11, 2014