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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cherlee STRAPS ARE A DESIGN FLAW
The straps were about 4-5" too short. I cound have made them into slip-ons but I didn't want to. Returned them.
July 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by rockymtnvol Do not buy these shoes!
I have never sent back a pair of LL Bean shoes and I returned these. After a month, they still hurt my heels and caused blisters. The straps were very painful on the top of my foot and would not stretch out. If I were you I would skip these shoes and move on to others.
July 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by cath22 cut off the straps
This shoe is very badly designed, with the straps. They are so strange I doubt they can fit any human foot! So, I simply cut them off and now I have great comfortable slip on.
July 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JKHer I wanted to love them....
I bought these shoes, despite the reviews. I usually wear an 8.5, though sometimes an 8 and I got the 8 after reading the reviews. The shoe was still way too long for me! The arch was also unusually high (I have very average arches), and the strap was uncomfortable. I tried the shoes on over a 2 week period to see if I could learn to like them, but had to return them as they just fit too oddly and I knew that I would not wear them.
April 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bubbleblower very stylish
I love the style of these Mary Janes. My only complaint and others have said this too, is that the straps are way too short. I do have a high instep but the straps are so short, even an average instep would have trouble. I did keep the shoes though and I get compliments on them.
April 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Portlandcustomer Too many straps
Your previous Mary Janes have been great. That said, you can have these back, but I have already redesigned them myself. I took 2 straps off and have only one on the shoes and they feel fine. Don't want to have to redesign any others, though. Also, the piece of fabric on the toe front came unglued on one of the shoes, so had to use my own craft materials to glue it back on. Love the comfort of this style, but quality is lacking.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BfloGal Love these shoes!
I bought a pair at the store in the grey/plum, and once home, ordered another in the brown/green. They are comfy, yet look good enough for work or play. They are very lightweight, but give my feet the good support that they always need. My one complaint is the straps - as someone else mentioned, to get the shoes on, you need to undo the straps, which means take them out of the D ring, and then redo it - takes a bit of time. Still, if they were offered in other colors, I would buy more.
April 2, 2014