Rated 3 out of 5 by jguy227 Good quality, breaks in after awhile
The quality is good, but it takes about a week to "break in". I was going to send them back at first. They are very heavy shoes, almost like a boot.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by FloridaFJC 20 Years!
I finally had to admit that my 20-year-old pair of these shoes was looking a bit beat up! But still completely functional and comfortable. I had them resoled only once in 20 years and have worn them almost every day for that whole time. worth every penny!
January 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by waterman1999 Well made
These are sturdy, well made shoes, like a boot without the upper part. They are built to last and will provide years of service. They run large so order 1/2 size smaller unless you are going to wear heavy socks in which case you should order your regular size.
January 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by marco8 Best casual shoes ever!
Super comfortable shoes.
Excellent workmanship and quality of materials.
I have bought two pairs!
December 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NoTrendSetterHere In love with these shoes!
56 year old woman with orthodics and a stress fracture in one foot.
These shoes are so sturdy! [The security guard at court pulled me back to look at the x-ray cause he was so excited by the steel welt and wanted me to appreciate how good my shoes are. :) ]
I've had two people tell me they are classy! I feel like heathcliff walking the moors when I walk my dogs!
December 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michtaylor Excellant shoe.
Have received many complements. Very stable walking shoe.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hiker Great Shoes
These are, without a doubt, the best shoes I have bought in a long time. I like an old fashioned, leather shoe. These shoes are resoleable, which is very hard to find these days. I will have them for many years since I can have them resoled. I have a hard foot to fit and they fit without a break in period. The laces are too long as a few reviewers stated. That should be addressed. I'm not sure that the concern about "LL Bean" being stamped on the tongue - it cannot be seen unless someone is way too close to one's foot! I like a good, strong shoe.
November 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tasco Shoe Purchase
Easy easy easy. Great buy and good value.
November 14, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LLBeanFanBoy I really wanted to like these shoes
Possibly my post anticipated delivery from L.L. Bean over the last decade. These oxfords looked so nice on the website - beautiful leather, perfect color, and great styling.
Unboxing was a treat as well...until I pulled one of these beasts out of the box. Hands down the heaviest (by a very wide margin) shoes I have ever encountered. I mean ridiculously heavy. But I soldiered on, figuring the weight would translate to durability.
My impression after lacing them up and taking a few steps across our hardwood floors:
3. LOUD (one of my daughters burst out laughing as I walked by)
5. Great looking
Despite my initial experience and better judgement, I decided to give the shoes an honest go. After six months of intermittent wear I'm sad to report:
1. The laces are frayed and almost at a breaking point.
2. The stiffness/discomfort hasn't abated much.
3. The ridiculous weight in no way translated to durability - the rear sole wore more quickly than any other shoe I've owned.
Overall, a complete bummer.
July 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by hesed Poor QC
Nice shoes, well made. They might even fit. BUT HOW COULD ONE TELL WHEN THEY ONLY COME WITH ONE SET OF LACES!!!???
Sending them back
July 4, 2015