Rated 3 out of 5 by PlacidMom Size up and potential achilles problem
Like others, I sized up from my normal 8.5 to a 9 which was spot on. I have a wider foot but the toe area is super comfortable with lots of elastic so no pinching there. Saffron color is lovely. However, they do come up higher on my heel than other ballet flats I have and push painfully on my Achilles as one other reviewer mentioned. The elastic around the rest of the shoe ends on the back. I've worn them several times now with a Band-Aid or moleskin cushion in an attempt to loosen them up or stretch them out. It seems to be working slowly and I like them enough to keep working on them.
April 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Zebracakes Elasticated band around shoe is painful
Although the shoe itself fit me fine, the elasticated band around the flats dug into my achilles tendon. It was too painful to bear so I returned both of the pairs.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chicstyleplus 'Super Fit'
I wear a size 61/2 and chose a size 7..a good idea a super fit..I chose the coral and gorgeous yellow and wish I had completed the deal with the timber colour..I have the start of bunions but these shoes were just fine and a good fit..Comfortable and so well made..hooray for L.L.Bean..and I thank them once again for their excellent service and great store..!!!!!
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dhpat very comfortable flat
I bought two pairs of these flats for my wife (coral and timber). I followed the advice of other customers and ordered a half-size up. Good advice. My wife is pretty happy with the flats. Great purchase.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NPRatched Size Up!!
These flats are BEAUTIFUL! I am a size 9 and I was tempted to order the yellow and orange flats in the 9, but I listened to the previous reviewer who said order up and I got the taupe flats (not nearly has bright and cheery) in the size 10. Well, my toes go right to the ends of these flats...I can't imagine trying to fit into my normal size. the taupe is gorgeous! Soft and comfortable! Wish I could have gotten the yellow, but my feet love them and the taupe is a great neutral. Love love love.
December 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Slavicindesert Pretty coral color poor design
Shoes fit too small. Elastic cuts into the skin. Previous version of Signature ballet flats was comfortable and fit great. I wish LLbean would make normal size 11 or start making 11,5 when you make smaller fit. Color Hot coral is beautiful. Order size up to get a pair of comfortable shoes.
October 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by avidshopper13 Beautiful
Beautiful saffron color. Runs small. I'm a 6.5 but they are a little snug so I went up to a 7.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by loftylady comfortable, packable ballet flats
These shoes are great for travel! The gray color goes with everything, and the flats fold and require very little luggage space. I walked through wet grass following a heavy rain shower and had no difficulty with slippery soles. I was surprised that after the shoes dried there were no water stains. These shoes are my new favorite ballet flats.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mamaroqui Well made and comfortable
I odered these shoes in the coral/red color. I was surprised by how bright and orange they were. This is the reason why I returned them. I was expecting them to look more like the red in the picture. The color did not suit my taste, but I would had kept them because they are comfortable and well made. They seemed TTS. I wear a 7.5 or 8, and ordered them in 8. The fit was fine.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leeny1 Love them!
Purchased for me and my daughter. The most comfortable ballet flats I own. LL Bean- How about a light gold metallic please!
July 4, 2013