Rated 1 out of 5 by BmoreSF Straps too short to fit
The shoes are beautiful and the fit super comfortable. I should have paid attention to the reviews, however. The shoes fit perfectly, but I could not fasten the straps, as they are at least two inches, maybe three, too short. My feet are completely average -- not particularly fat nor are my arches abnormally high. The straps are just poorly designed. A shame as the shoes are so pretty and comfortable, but too loose to wear without the straps.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PALovesBean Great fit & comfy
Read all the reviews before buying. Put them on as soon as they arrived, and wore them all day. No issues! Strap PLENTY long enough...almost TOO long. Not sure why so many reviewers complained about short straps, unless Bean lengthened them before I bought them (late Sept. 2014). Great for transitioning between summer flip-flops and winter shoes/socks.
October 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by coldincalif Crummy sandals
Don't waste your time/money on these things. The ones I received were frayed on the straps and you could not easily take them on/off. Too bad really as most L.L. Bean items tend to be well made but not these sandals.
October 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by joany Cute but uncomfortable
These shoes are very cute; but, unfortunately, the instep is so high and hard that I could not wear them. I think the pair I had may have been defective. The rest of the shoe would have been very comfortable, but not with the instep. I had to return them.
September 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by geoskimom So cute but not built for my feet
These are so cute. I wanted them to fit so badly that I've held onto them for weeks. Tried them in the house with every sock combination. Alas, they are not compatible with my feet. The heel comes up too high and rubs (inserting a little footbed helped but didn't cure that problem). The arches are in strange position. Unlike other reviewers, I had no problem with the strap--it was the right length and I could get it snug enough to hold the shoes in place on my narrow feet. As for size--they run huge. I already ordered down a full size from my normal running shoes but should have gone down yet another half size (which LLBean is now out of). So back they go. May try again next year.
September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by slh1078 Work for me!
I ordered these with some hesitation after reading previous reviews. I followed the recommendations to order a half size down. They fit perfectly are and comfortable. They feel a bit like Birkenstocks in that there is strong arch support and it feels like they have a bit of a negative heel.
I have flat feet and suspect that someone with high arches might find them uncomfortable or that the ties are not long enough. But they work for me.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by norachey Love them!
I never order a size up or down...I have been a 9 since my kids were born and this never changes! But after reading reviews, I did order the 8 1/2. At first I thought, wow--these do fit! The toe box is wide and that made it initially feel roomy for my toes. After wearing to work once, though, my toes felt funny, like they had been squished a bit during the day. So I returned the 8 1/2 and got the 9's. PERFECT! Plenty of toe room, but not too big, I had no problem with strap length--I don't have to completely undo the strap to put them on. They Velcro fully and are not too tight. They are really comfortable. Glad I have them...may order another pair! :)
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Foreverdancing Great Shoes!
I love these shoes. They are a mix between a classic ballet flat and a sneaker. I own two pairs and will most likely buy the third. They are very comfortable, but you need to slide your foot far into the shoe before adjusting the straps so the shoe fits correctly.
The first time I wore the shoes, the straps were too short and I ended up with blisters on my heels. The second time I wore them, I slid my foot into the shoe until my toe hit the end of the shoe's toe. The straps became the right length and easy to adjust. I relaxed my foot into the shape of the shoe and they fit just right. The blister and strap problems vanished completely.
July 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by modah I wish I had read these reviews!
they were so cute in the picture and my husband warned against ordering shoes in the mail but I didn't listen.... the straps are too short and so I'm returning them. I sure hope they refund my postage from Canada!
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wicker575 I love these shoes
I'm not sure why there are so many negative comments about these shoes because I love them. I bought the purple/gray and am considering the brown/green as well. Do buy a 1/2 size down because they run big. I love the z straps and mine are plently long. I previously had a similar pair of sketchers that I wore out and was looking for another similar pair when I came across these. You can't beat the price. They are cute, fit well and I've has no issues with blisters or such. I would definately recommend them.
July 28, 2014