Rated 5 out of 5 by Rimfire Katahdin Oxford - great shoe!
I first purchased the boot version and the quality and fit were fantastic. I went ahead and purchased the oxford and the quality and fit are the same. The color and style is subjective to the individual, but I think they are a beautiful cordovan color (not shiny) and the style is more casual in nature, but can be dressed up a bit as well. I get compliments on them all the time.
The fit for me is true to size. I wear an 11 1/2 D in a quality dress shoe (not sneakers) and I ordered these shoes/boots in an 11 1/2 D and the fit is perfect for me. The break-in time is very minimal with great comfort right out of the box.
These are made by Chippewa in the USA, so the ruggedness, quality and history are there. The price through LL Bean is very good as well. I can highly recommend these shoes and boots!
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Shoes
They are a perfect fit, well made, but as any shoe that has shoe laces, it takes effort to put them on.
I recommend these shoes, if you don't mind spending over $200 for shoes!
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheTed Great shoe, great fit right out of the box
I like these shoes a lot--great fit right out of the box, with a short break-in period. Two things I would like to see: A care guide for the leather this shoe is made-of, and laces you did not have to trim to make them the appropriate length for the shoe. These are minor items...this shoe is a great value!
January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by zipcodezelda Best quality
Everything I expected them to be. Will probably last a lifetime! Only problem: laces way too long but thats easy to fix.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cran130 A great pair of shoes
These are the nicest shoes I've ever owned. I can tell they are very high quality because it took me a couple of weeks of wearing them inside to break them in, but now they conform to my feet very well. By the way, I use orthotics in my shoes. I am a size 11 and the 11s fit me perfectly. I am getting ready to polish them for the first time and I just bought some nice Lincoln marine cordovan shoe polish. I expect these shoes to last a very long time. Thank you LL Bean for maintaining such high standards of quality.
December 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FaithfulLLpurchaser Great shoe!
I have been searching for a long time for well made, good looking shoes made in the USA for a reasonable price for work and casual wear.
I have had these two weeks and they have been great. Fit and finish is terrific. Ability to resole is a plus.
I hope to see a black leather offering in the future.
December 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrZaug These run LARGE.
I usually take a size 11.5 or 12 but for these shoes I needed 11.
December 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Aleface Very Happy
I was a bit reluctant to spend the $200+ for these shoes but in a moment of extreme frustration, with a pair of $75 waterproof work shoes that ended up leaking water in through the heel (after 7 months), I decided to try these. I may have been lucky but I normally take 101/2 and sometimes choose the wider size. For these shoes I ordered the 101/2 regular and they fit perfectly. Even though I know that they will take some breaking in, they still felt good on my feet out of the box.
These shoes are simply high quality. I've worn them for about a week and a half. They are obviously heavier than cheaper shoes as the sole is heavy duty and the upper is nicely grained, thick leather. I'll admit that they definitely clomp around now like boots, but I think that will settle as I get used to them and as they get broken in. They feel secure on wet surfaces and seem more resilient to scuffs and stains than I thought they would. I expect that these shoes will last a very long time.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by regularJoeou812 comfortable, great quality,look great, run large
I've only had these shoes for a few weeks but intitial review is that they are very well made,comfortable for a dress shoe. They are not as confortable as walking shoes or slippers but very comfortable for a sturdy shoe. Goes well with most anything, you can wear them with khakis,cords or jeans. I don't know how they hold up in water or snow because I have not experienced that yet and wonder if I should treat them with weatherproofer.
They do run very large between a half and a full size big. I assume it is because there is no extra padding inside the shoe. I initially ordered an 11 1/2 which is what I take in all shoes and reordered an 11 and they fit .
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by No24601 Reorder Arrived
My size 9.5s arrived - perfect fit. Great shoes - very well made and look great. L.L. Bean handled the return of the size 10s fast and accurately.
If you wear a size 10, recommend your order the size 9.5 in this shoe.
November 21, 2014