Rated 2 out of 5 by BobMaryland Great shoe, Poor Soles
I loved this shoe at first. It fits nicely, is extremely comfortable.
BUT, and this is a big BUT...the soles wear out at about the 1 year mark without fail. I have had two pairs (to their credit Bean replaced the first pair without question) and both pairs did exactly the same thing. I can't ask them in all honesty to replace the shoe again but I won't buy another and I can't recommend them. Soft soles. I have previous shoes of Beans like these and they lasted for years. Something wrong with the sole material.
October 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by xciteableboi nice looking, comfortable, premature sole failure
I bought a pair of these shoes and the similar boots and enjoyed them immensely. LL Bean does not resole these but assured me it could be done. I went to our local cobbler and he told me it would cost $75 to resole. Not economical based on shoes original cost.
I would highly recommend and purchase another pair if and only if LL Bean introduced a longer lasting sole.
September 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shusky Almost but not quite
Got the shoes and I was surprised at the degree of two toned and difference of the textured leather. The leather lining was only half a lining, and was of very thin leather, possibly goat, toughbut not known for it's absorbency. After only two seasons of wear, the shoes have lost their shape and appear to half stretched to a sloppy fit unless worn with thick socks. The arch support is minimal. They aren't my first pair of bison leather footwear, having owned over a half dozen or more of various types over the years, so I know what I should get for my money. They will last for a while, the soles aside, but they will be relegated to back up or very casual shoes very soon.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surffisher I'd wear them to bed if my wife would let me!
Oh my! Looks like it's time to re-order another pair, after three years. Tops are perfect, heels are showing serious wear. after heavy use in all kinds of weather. Too bad they can't be resoled. Is there a special ceremony for burial?
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FredTraveler Simply the Best
I have an 11 EE foot. I'm 6'1 and 225 lbs and over a half century old. I use these shoes for work , business travel, and leisure. I purchased my first pair about a year and a half ago. I needed something to travel overseas in which would work on all occassions except formal. They had to be functional, durable, comfortable, and yet business casual. When traveling, I walk a lot. Four to six miles a day. These meet the requirements. The only thing I would change is the soles. Seems if you wear them 4 days a week on average. After a year and half, they wear down. I am going to see if they can be resoled, but that is 30 - 40 dollars if the shop could do it. And, yet a new pair on sale is about 80.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by irishdad1 Another Highly Satisfactory Purchase!
Arguably the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned or worn. The fit is perfect and the bison leather conformed to the shape of my foot after only a few wearings. The shoes look good and, most importantly, feel great.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HuyC Professionalism, and comfort
I use these for work, and labs in university, and they are perfect for it.
I stand most of the times I wear these, and I have no issues with foot pains from it while I wear these.
Very comfortable, and they look great.
As they are leather, they do scratch, and crease marks will show up, but that is obvious.
March 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NotYourAverageJoe Most comfortable yet soles wear to quickly
This is by far the most comfortable shoe I have worn. Yet each year I need to buy another pair as the soles have worn completely.
January 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FPS3 Nice shoe
Nice comfortable shoe. Got two years almost to the day out of them. Upper is still new looking. Wondering if L.L. Bean can re sole. Just ordered another pair.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MP7DE Fit is true and quality excellent
Comfortable and good looking enough to wear at work for business casual. Good with jeans too. Reviews say the sole is a bit soft and not durable...yeah, I can see that. I'm wearing the heals down after a few months of 3-5 day a week use. Otherwise, no complaints.
January 15, 2014