Rated 1 out of 5áby Grace12345 Poor quality
I am honestly shocked by all the good reviews here...I was excited to order these because of all the positive reviews, and my Sperry Topsiders have just worn out, so I wanted a new boat shoe.
These are not as expected. Yes, they run large, but that can be exchanged. The real problem is that the soles don't seem to be well made. There is a half insole, so that my heel is well padded enough, but the ball of my foot rests on a very thin sole, so that I can almost feel the ground underneath. It is uncomfortable and feels cheap. Also, you can see that the half-sole is glued in...as in, there is a large glue line across the middle of the footbed. This makes it feel cheaper. WHy not just have a fully lined footbed? I thought about trying to rip out the half insole and put in full insoles myself, but I am just going to return them instead, too much work. When walking around my kitchen in them, they felt as thin as my worn-out Sperrys.
Perhaps I somehow got a bad pair? I am just confused as no other reviewer has mentioned poor quality and super thin glued in soles. I even showed them to a friend to ask her opinion, and she said "THOSE are L.L. Bean??" Not the quality we have grown to love from Bean. Will be returning today.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby LeilaJ great value and quality
These are really great shoes; I couldn't be happier with the quality and comfort. I think they may run a little big, but I plan to also wear them with socks all year so it probably will be fine. I have a wider foot, and I can take either 7.5 or 8, but more often an 8. I am fine in these and and they are super comfortable right out of the box. I can't believe I managed to get them for $20 with a promo code for $10 off. You can't even find genuine leather in stores anymore or if you do it is yucky bonded glued up bits, OR crazy expensive. These shoes are top quality, thick, rich grained leather. Sable color is a lovely biscuity taupe, and nice rubber sole very stable. Very nice, well made shoes; get them while they're such a great deal!
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby UMOalum Good looks, good fit
Based on other reviews, I ordered down half a size. There is still a little room at the end of the toe (the correct amount). I was a bit worried about how narrow these looked as I have wide feet, but being suede, they conformed to my feet within an hour. You can also adjust the leather ties to allow for wide or narrow feet.These look so sharp and feel cozy...like they are gently hugging my feet. With the suede liner, they feel comfortable without socks-- no slipping. Love these! A note is included in the package recommending a break-in time. Give them a chance and you may find them as comfy as I did.
August 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby eastcoaster2 Casco Bay Mocs
The picture on this review page is not the same shoe as I ordered or received. I ordered a sable color which is a very nice metallic neutral. Unfortunately they are cut on the larger side and sadly are too big for me and I have to return them because I do not want to wear them with socks and they are way too big not too. I am surprised at how large they are...
June 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Wings23 Good Looking Waterproof Loafers
I was looking for a pair of shoes that would go with my lighter color spring pants and capris that was waterproof. We may be in a drought in TX, but when it rains, it rains hard. It gets too hot here from May-Oct. to wear Bean boots or even the low cut rubber mocs. And I hate wet feet. So when I saw these boat mocs I was thrilled. They looked like they would be like the blucher mocs I had back when I was a camp counselor way too many years ago. I got them in the soft sable color which is like a goldish pewter color and goes with most color pants, capris, shorts (not sure I would wear them with black though because of their white bottoms). I got my normal size, 7 1/2 wide. I find LLBean shoes do run slightly long and these did, but I felt the shorter size would be too short so I put heel stoppers in. When I tied them a little tighter than they came, they did not slip on the heel which would have caused blisters. A little wider than the typical wide I buy. They are definitely waterproof. We had torrential rains all day one day last week and my foot was covered in water when I was walking and when I got inside my feet were dry and the shoes dried off quickly molding nicely to my feet. Well done LLBean. They breathe well and I wear them with barefeet. The leather inside makes them comfy and does not stick to my feet. I do wish the leather liner was the whole footbed and not just from heel to 2/3 of the way up as this tends to peel up a bit when taking off the shoe. The other negative is they have very little heel support so although they are comfy for days I am not on my feet that much, I would not want to wear them to walk around in all day.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby fitz1 Love Great Madras
I accidentally found these at pre-order status. I was so lucky to
get my size, 9 before they ran out. And that was in a few days!
They are comfy, preppy fun. I only hope they make some
more so I can order another pair.
I'm a beech lady and these are perfect.
April 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby CallistoPrime What happened to the colors?
I loved the greystone shoes that I bought and wanted to order new ones in greystone and briar. Please bring back those colors. The green was also nice but was out of stock.
March 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 3pugs Comfortable Shoes
A great shoes. Right of out of the shoe box.very comfortable.
October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby diane58 BEST darn shoe in the World!
VERY comfy! I got this and wore them to work the day after I got them. I never had time to break them in. Though I do wear a 9 1/2 - 10, I opted for the 10. It is a GREAT fit! My toe has room at the end, and is not squished into the shoe. It does not hit the end of the shoe! It seemed narrow at first but they did stretch a bit to conform to my foot as it said in the description. I deal w/Chronic Nerve Pain, and I have a tough time w/shoes! I am sick of wearing sneakers all of the time and needed something else. This is working perfectly for me! I did yard work in this shoe as well. I couldn't ask for a better shoe! I was wondering if the laces would stay tied but surprisingly they did! I walked the dogs w/these too and didn't have any issues w/them! Again, they are Super comfy! I got them on the Daily Special which was a Super Fantastic Deal! I would Most Definitely recommend these to Any if you want a nicely made shoe that's comfortable for the money!!!!
October 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby calienteyoga Ouch!
I was really hoping these would work. The leather lacing irritated my foot where the front ties from the side. I had to bandage myself up each time before and after wearing. Also, the seam on the heel rubbed up a nice blister.
June 5, 2013