Rated 3 out of 5 by Krinklek Weird sizing
I love the looks of these shoes and wanted them to wear with skinny jeans. I received them yesterday and I am very disappointed. I did read reviews before ordering, so I ordered an 8 1/2 rather than a 9 because people said that they are fairly wide. The width is actually nice, the problem I have is a high instep :-/ I did squeeze my foot in the shoe thinking maybe they will stretch a bit. But once I got my foot in there I could tell that the shoes are actually quite long. If I didn't have the high instep problem, I think I would have actually needed yet a size smaller. These are very cute and nice quality and I would recommend them. I think you need just the right shaped foot though, high instep...forget about it.
October 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by giftsearcher shapeless shoes
This is the first LLB purchase I have been really disappointed with. I bought a pair to take on vacation back in February thinking they would be comfortable but smart casual. After a couple of days they looked shabby and the shape had already started to deconstruct. They were way too wide very quickly and the colour deteriorated fast. I have not worn them again; if I had not worn them for several days on vacation I would have returned them. A total waste of money for me, especially as I have to pay duty.
October 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pheasantwaves Canvas espadrilles
I love the look and feel of these shoes. Very comfortable. They definitely run large. I always wear a size 9 and after wearing them a few times, ended up ordering a size 8.5. Even in the smaller size, they are comfortable with a thin sock. Also comfortable worn without socks. I ordered a second pair in a different color.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanForever711 Perfect for everyday wear!
just bought these for the fall and they are perfect for everyday activities. Durable, comfortable and stylish plaid color!
September 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ElizaAnne Don't Run Large At All
After reading several reviews, I purchased these espadrilles on the assumption that those reviewers who wrote the shoes run large had it right. Not so at all! I wear a size 8 and that's what I ordered. I found these shoes really pinch. I only wore them once and couldn't wait to get them off. What I realize now is that I should have purchased shoes in the wide-width category no matter what anyone else thought. I can't 'break them in' without my feet swelling or breaking down. In addition, they're pricey for what one gets.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by calishopper123 In love with these!!
These are hands down my new favorite shoes! The most comfortable shoe ever. I usually have a problem with shoes rubbing at my heals but these hug my feet perfectly. They run large though. I usually wear a 6.5 but after reading the reviews I ordered a 6 and am so glad I did. I love the minimalist feel but with enough support to be comfy all day long. HIGHLY recommend.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by indigoseajewel Love these!
We got the turqoise pair, and the color is great, my daughter loves them!
July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanflint18 Comfy, cute warm weather shoe
I bought the linen in my usual size, and for me the length is true to size. Regarding the width, they are roomy, with plenty of wiggle room in the toe area, but do not slip at the heel because the concealed elastic goring on the sides makes for a nice fit. Comfortable and cute; perfect for wearing with bare feet during the warm weather months.
June 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KansasMissouriShopper Very Cute Shoes
I bought these shoes in the size 8 Blue about a month ago with a gift card and thought they would be very cute and easy to coordinate clothes with during the spring and summer months. Even though I think they're very cute, they took a little bit to break-in and feel comfortable on my feet, so if you need more support, there is some, but not a lot of it. It took me about two weeks, but now they are more comfortable.
I really like the traction on the bottom of the shoes, but they are not meant to be worn when it's raining or wet outside. The fabric gets wet, and the rope trim could easily get dirty. The shoes also are not meant for constant walking in my opinion. I think they'd be great for vacationing, working, or running errands, where walking and sitting take place.
I wish in a lot of ways that L.L. Bean made these shoes similar to the women's oxford slip-ons that they sold a few years ago. The foot cushion and support were very good in those, and they felt good right out of the box. These shoes are very cute, but had I not had a gift card, I don't know that I would have bought and kept them, because of the price. Otherwise, I think they're very cute, well-made, and great for casual and business casual wear. I look forward to getting a few summer and springs out of them.
Thank you, L.L. Bean, for making cute and quality shoes!
June 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by wordsmithinus Not what I hoped
I am still looking for a pair of comfy Espadrille shoes. These are not as white as I was looking for, and the size wasn't right. Once I got the width right, the length was too long.
June 5, 2013