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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edmeister Awesome
Fits great, looks great with a light wool sock size 10 wide, stiff at first but any good shoe or boot needs to be broken in, took a great polish and shine right out of the box, two coats cordovan, two coats oxblood and these shoes not only broke in easier, but are perfect for the office! Made in the USA and enough wiggle room for a custom insole or an arch support!
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by No24601 Sizing Issue
Ordered my regular size (10), but they were more like 11s or 11.5s.
Big shoe for a size 10. Returned them and waiting for my 9.5s. We see how they fit upon arrival.
Great looking and well made shoes ? expect them to last for years.
November 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kaiserpuppydog Great quality makes them well worth the cost
I think these are the finest shoes I've ever owned. The leather seems very durable and should last a very long time. It looks like they can be re-soled if ever needed. It's kind of a novelty to have American-made shoes and I was wondering if they'd be worth the cost. They are. They did take a couple days to break in because the leather is thicker than cheaper shoes, but it was not painful and they are now very comfortable.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JL62 Great Made In USA Shoes
I have the Katahdin Iron Works boots so was pleased to see these shoes. Also, made in the USA sold it for me. The fit appears to be the same as the boots with the same great comfort and quality. Looking forward to wear this fall. So far, am very pleased.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cs750 Uncommonly Well Built Shoe
After wearing this shoe for several days one gets the impression this shoe could withstand heavy outdoor use and yet remain an attractive casual shoe. Despite being somewhat heavy in comparison to other similar shoes it is quite comfortable in a casual or work setting. It is an attractive no frills shoe,
September 10, 2014