Rated 4 out of 5 by Barb1234 I think these will work!
I bought these boat shoes in metallic and love the look and price!
Normally I wear shoes in medium width. Yes, they do look narrow, but the leather is so soft, that I am confident they will stretch and fit well. Also, you can adjust how tight you tie them. As the enclosed card says, "the initial fit of a handsewn style shoe should feel snug in the forefoot. This construction will stretch to the shape of your foot to provide a correct fit within a short period of time. This break-in period should be considered while the shoes are brand new." This type of shoe will stretch, so that should be considered.
April 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 4548plano Comfortable and narrow fit
I ordered a wide in brown and regular in silver, there is no difference at all and I am surprised why they even took the pain to label them that way. Very comfortable and very narrow fit. flexible and good looking shoe.
March 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tankeryanker Glad I tried them before sending them back
Yes, I read the reviews and knew that these ran narrow, but they were a good price and maybe, just maybe I would get lucky. I ordered a 10 which is what I wear if I can't get a 9.5 wide.
I opened the box and saw the shoe and how narrow it was (it was so narrow that it looked like something from 100 years ago) and I was like crud, these are ugly, narrow and now I am out $6.00 each for shipping ( I bought the brown and black).
I went ahead and tried them on. I untied the bow and wow oh wow, they fit like a glove. The leather is butter soft, of good quality. and very pliable. They are a little long looking and I wish that they had a 9.5 extra wide. but these will still be very nice for this year.
March 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RockChalkJH Should have followed advise from others
I had read that the shoe runs narrow. However, because I have 4 pairs of shoes from LLBean in my closet and all are size 6 1/2 M, I decided to order this shoe in size 6 1/2 M. They do indeed run narrow! I think that a wide would be too wide for me so I'm sending them back.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tara40s Soft Sable Metallic
So comfy! These are going to be my "go to" for the summer. The metallic has just enough shimmer. I am normally one that wears drab colors ie shades of grey/browns But, I do like to show the girlie side of me and these shoes are perfect!
When I first looked at them I thought I ordered a narrow. But, they are medium width. I wear 8 1/2 and they are actually slimming for my feet. Since they are leather, they will stretch and will fit like a glove.
Great shoe for under $20!
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrooklynCamper These shoes are amazing! (Definitely narrow)
I cannot believe these shoes are so affordable. They look like they are designer boat shoes that would cost 5x as much. The brown leather is lovely, and they are a nice slim, feminine design. But they definitely run narrow. I have never ordered wide shoes in my life, but I ordered a Wide size in these and they fit great, I am so glad I did. I also fluctuate between a 9 or 9.5. I ordered a 9.5 and think that was also the right choice. I may buy another pair of these to keep on hand!
February 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeansRegular Surprisingly Good Fit plus Comfort
I loved the look of the Sable metallic boat shoes, so I carefully read all of the reviews and took a chance on ordering. I normally wear between an 8.5 and a 9 in most shoes from all major brands and LLBean. My foot is a normal medium width with narrow heels.
I ordered a 9 medium and the shoes fit like they were custom fit for me with bare feet. There would also be room for a thin ped or sock. There are no rubbing areas and no hot spots.
The only thing that is missing is some arch support. There is none. I bought some small arch pads that fit on top of the insole and they have really helped. Even without the arch pads, the insole was very soft and comfortable.
I suggest that only women with narrow to medium feet try these shoes now. You can also try what I have done in the past to stretch leather shoes that seem too narrow: Wear them in the house with socks that are slightly thicker than those you will wear with them. Keep wearing a thicker sock each day and wear that way for a few hours. After a couple of hours per day and a few days, they should stretch out enough to wear comfortably bare foot or with a thin sock.
I am now checking out the blue/green/white combo to wear with jeans. Hope you can get these in a size to fit you too.
January 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dustyoh too narrow
I ordered these shoes in wide, and by the time I tried to wear them, I realized they are SO narrow they will never fit my feet. They will look great in my closet until I get around to donating them to a local charity.
December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopperInCinci Great shoe IF you choose size wisely
I was skeptical after reading reviews on the narrow sizing, but at the incredible sale price, I took a chance on the 7 wide. They fit perfectly! Also, the first time I wore them, they felt as if I'd had them for a long time - no break-in period required.
I usually take a 6 1/2 in either a medium or wide width, depending on style. Wides usually don't work for me as they are too big in the heel area. I can sometimes take a 7 medium. This shoe in the 7 wide was perfect. The length was good and width comfortable. The narrowness worked for me as I only need the extra width in the ball of the foot. I look forward to wearing these with both jeans and business casual wear.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElizHA Narrow!
Because my feet are very narrow I rarely consider LLBean shoes that only seem to come in B width. Based on reviews, I took a chance and was pleasantly surprised. They fit like a glove - soft as kid gloves on my feet. I ordered 1/2 size longer too in order to wear with socks. Sure hope they don't stretch out too much and get sloppy.
October 8, 2013