Rated 5 out of 5 by RalphVTDude Rugged
Purchased this Sept 2012. I wear them daily in all weather. I write this now in one very snowy winter, my 3rd winter with them. They are one rugged comfortable shoe. My feet stay warm and dry, though the shoe is not advertised as waterproof. Dry due to thick sole. One of the best shoes I have owned. Highly recommend. Should they ever wear out, I will buy another pair.
February 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Flyphishnfool comfortable but......
I ordered these shoes less than a year ago and immediately the inside began to fall apart. The inner layer came apart with in a month and I had to reglue it. Shortly thereafter the inside liner began to rip. I bought these shoes to wear for my casual job but didn't wear them daily. I didn't use them for hiking or walking great distances so they should have worn better in my opinion.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MoabJeeper Nice shoes
I have wide feet at the toes and a toe line more straight across than pointed so the round toe is a real plus for me. This is my third pair of shoes from the Bean "Rugged" line. I wear them in the yard, casual, and work (light construction).
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by anotherCaptain Best shoes I've worn in years!
I've got some hard to fit feet. Wide, flat, and abused by a series of surgeries that have left my feet even wider .... in the toe area. In the past couple of years I've purchased easily a dozen pairs of shoes online from various sources, shoes that all seemed to have a wide toe box; I've returned every one of 'em.
Then LLB comes along and makes this Comfort Casual shoe. When I saw the toe-box, I ordered them right away, despite my past lack of success in the shoe arena. And I was glad I did.
The toe box is roomy, but not so much that it feels like they are over-sized. The rest of the shoe in extremely comfortable, and surprisingly light feeling. The leather is first-rate, very stout stuff. I pretty much live in mine nowadays, and will be ordering an extra pair or two, just to set aside. I suspect these babies are going to last quite a while, they're made that good.
Now, there Are a couple of caveats for picky shoe buyers:
-First and foremost, these aren't designer shoes. If you're looking for something to wear with your tux, keep looking. On the other hand, these would be fine in a more casual work environment, or even in some more rugged venue. I wear mine around the house and out in my bamboo thickets, and even out to restaurants and such.
-Second, the shoelaces that come with the shoes are .... lacking. They aren't terribly strong; mine lasted less than a month. I replaced them with some leather laces I had laying around, and they've been perfect ever since.
The lace issue certainly isn't enough for me to ding the shoes one star, but you might just swap 'em out when the shoes arrive. As for the 'look' that some complain about, well, I'm a form-follows-function kinda guy, and these are absolutely perfect.
Yeah, I'm getting a few more pair, just to set aside...
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by catfin Comfort
This is my second pair, they have been the most comfortable shoes i have ever owned.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by didler Brutto ma Buono....Ugly but good
this is what another reviewer named these shoes ...
I bought mine last fall, and have worn them every day for a three mile walk - some rain, some snow, etc. - still in very good condition.
They're great: fit me, comfortable, dry, warm. The laces are rather long and are starting to fray, but I guess laces are a consumable - though LL Bean doesn't seem to sell them.
Now if I can only find something comparable for warmer weather...
May 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carpenterguy Great Fit
These are the most comfortable shoes I can find for everyday wear. I bought two pair. Nice and wide in the toe area, but heal stays comfortably snug. Good footbed as well.
May 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by WellWarmed Comfortable, great fit
I like the casual style, fit and they seem to be well made, they should hold up for years.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Birn Terrific shoes
As other reviewers have written, these babies are comfortable right out of the box. I like their fit and look better than a similar model I have made by Keen. These are sturdy, comfortable and nice looking in a chunky sort of way. I wear an 11E and the 11 regular fits fine, if not a bit loose. The materials and workmanship appear to be excellent.
March 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PecanProprietor Love These Shoes!
These may be the most comfortable pair of shoes that I have ever owned. Excellent arch support, plenty of space across the toes, and a great fit overall.
February 26, 2013