Rated 2 out of 5 by Diamin926 Runs wide
I have a wide foot and usually do not have much problem getting a wide width shoe to fit me. I ordered my usual size 8.5 wide, but this shoe was too short and much too wide. Also, the leather was a bit stiff, so if you want a soft, flexible shoe, pass this one up.
October 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JJuha Market Street Shoes
I bought these shoes after reading the reviews and wanted to wear them for casual dress and with slacks. They are not dressy looking at all, they were rather bland looking. I have a wide foot and the shoes were wide enough but were not long enough when ordering my regular size, 8-1/2. My large toe hit the front of the toe box. You need to order a 1/2 larger. I had to send the shoes back.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by peppermintpattie Great shoes - once you get the right size!
I normally wear an 8, but another reviewer mentioned they ran a little big so I ordered both a size 8 and 7.5 to compare. I ordered the regular width - my foot is a little on the wide side, but I don't usually have to order a wide width, and these are perfect. If you have a narrow foot these may be a little wide.
1. The 7.5 is a definite shade lighter brown (mushroom) than the 8 (which is exactly what I was looking for).
2. Both sizes came up higher on the back of my heel than any other shoes I own (except tennis shoes) - which, even though it feels soft to the fingers, it is painful where it rubs above the heel. I'm surprised none of the other reviewers mentioned it.
3. The toe box is roomy - no cramped toes.
4. The shoe is cute, stylish and goes with pants, jeans and casual skirts and dresses.
5. Quality leather and construction.
I spent an extra $10 for a couple different types of insoles to raise my heel enough so the shoe wouldn't rub. The size 8 seemed to fit, and I thought they would work, but even with the insoles they just weren't comfortable - actually uncomfortable. My foot moved around just slightly in the shoe causing sore spots where it rubbed on my feet in several spots. After wearing them on several different occasions for 2-3 hours each time, I couldn't wait to take them off!
The size 7.5 with a clear gel type heel cushion is perfect! They are very comfortable, work with or without nylons, socks or tights (a little snug with wool tights, but not uncomfortable), with no rubbing, and they don't slip off my heel.
I love the rounded toe, the heel height is just right, and the water seems to bead off when walking through wet grass or if you get caught in the rain. I'm very glad I had the option of ordering both sizes. If I had just ordered my usual size 8 I would have sent them back, rated them as being uncomfortable, and probably not tried the 7.5 because 1. The 8 didn't seem 'too big', and 2. I would have guessed the 7.5 would be too small. Overall I'm very happy to have found these - I only wish LLB's sizing were consistent.
October 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by CiaobellaVirginia Not L.L. Bean quality
These shoes are not at all of the quality I expect from L.L. Bean. The leather looks like, and feels like, hard vinyl. The edges of the shoes are rough and rub in exactly the wrong places on my feet.
I was looking for a pair of nice casual flats with a comfort, shaped, cushy footbed, and the footbed on these is great. But not the rest of the shoe. The color also is unattractive, and the stitching and design details just look dorky.
Adding insult to injury, the cost of returning the shoes was excessive.
October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DiLLB Nice shoes
Love the look and style of these shoes - they are really perfect - except that after wearing them for a half hour my toes started to tingle and hurt I wore them with nylons and without and it didn't matter. I thought about going 1/2 size up but I think they would slip off my heel. The only thing I can figure out is that the toe box is too small. Unfortunately i will have to return them..
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Little515 Exactly right
These shoes are exactly what I wanted in color, fit, and style. They're comfortable and fit true to size...I wear an 8 and these fit perfectly.
October 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hildari Shoes
The shoes run bigger than anticipated. They are comfortable but the heel slips and therefore I needed to put things into the shoes to make them not slip. All in all they didn't fit me too well and they are heavy.
September 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by pasolablover Comfortable
Loved the shoes but had to send them back. The ball of the shoes hurt my foot. Other than that they were comfortable.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by brusommers Surprising
I have lots of trouble buying shoes that are comfortable and that get me through my workday without ending the day in tears. I didn't expect these to work for me, but I was so surprised. These shoes are like walking on air, like having a foot massage all day. They are wonderful, fit true to size. I am truly surprised.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VPshopper Nice shoe for work
I was looking for a shoe dressy enough for work but comfortable enough for every day. This shoe is perfect. I have a large foot and often can't find cute shoes in my size so this was a pleasant surprise!
May 14, 2014