Rated 1 out of 5 by Bean4eva Poor finish and fit
The right shoe was missing the shoelace hole grommets and the insole of the same shoe was not aligned. The right side of the right foot landed on the bottom of the foot.
I have never had a problem before with LL Bean quality. I was surprised at the funkiness of one out of two shoes.
August 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mixsie Pretty good shoes
I ordered this as a trial replacement for a pair of New Balance with a roller-bar in the sole. I wear prescription orthotic inserts and my concern was how they would fit. Plus, the version I've been purchasing are twice the price. I am a Vet Tech, and my shoes take a beating on the job. Overall, fairly well pleased. The only reason I did not give the 5 stars is because I thought the toe area was wider, less pointy, Having a "square foot" that's big, pointy shoes and I don't get along. I love the way the shoelaces are laced -- no more pulling the tongue back in place throughout the day. The true test will be how long they hold up being worn to work. But I would consider purchasing these again.
August 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Geologychick Nice Shoe - Bad Shoelaces!
Got the shoes and have worn them a few times. Like some other reviewers, the back does rub against your heel and creates a blister, but after a few times wearing the shoes, it works itself in. The shoelaces are horrible... they untie at a moments notice and even with a double knot, they still untie... I will be replacing with a cheap alternative.
August 20, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by sandbar Quality control problem with these shoes
I ordered these shoes 'wide', but when I opened the box, the left shoe was visibly narrower than the right shoe. I decided not to reorder - let someone else sort thru the boxes to get the wide & narrow shoes paired-up correctly.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lvod perfect
These fit perfect. I ordered a wide width and they were just right. I love everything about these shoes.
August 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by miamian induced a back-of-heel blister
on the excellent advice of the Bean associate, I ordered a half size larger than usual, and the shoe fit perfectly. However, the left shoe rubs against the back of my heel and within a short time a painful blister appeared, Also, I wouldn't recommend this shoe for long walks, as the cushioning isn't particularly good, I was disappointed.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PunkinsMom Great fit, poor color photo
Love these shoes! They fit well (1/2 size up from my normal size) and I love the tongue! Instead of having just one place to lace through to keep the tongue from slipping, every single set of eylelets has a corresponding place on the tongue to run the laces through. Wonderful! The only beef I have is the color description. In very specific light, it is a two-tone blue & gray. In most light, it looks like lighter gray and darker gray. The photo looking down at the top of the toe of the shoe comes closest to what they really look like. All in all, I think they're great and will buy them again if they're available when I need more. Just be advised about the color, if that matters a lot to you.
June 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CGinWI Good Walking Shoe
These shoes were comfortable right away. I ordered a half size larger based on the website's recommendation.
I agree with other reviews - they are basically grey (not much blue like the description) but nice looking.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2NAB Very comfortable
It's very difficult for me to find the right shoes because I have big bunions. I"ve received these shoes a while ago and wore them every day walking my dog and running errands. They are true to their length and I have enough room for my toes even with my large bunions. I feel very comfortable wearing them which doesn't happen with some other shoes. Thank you New Balance for making wide shoes for people like me. I own 5 pairs of New Balance shoes already.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeannieBeanie Comfortable and Stylish
These were ordered at the last minute before a trip out west so I was really pleased that they fit so comfortably. I wear orthodics in my shoes, so I need the wide width to fit the inserts. These were perfect and I was able to hike for miles with shoes right out of the box!! I don't care for the brightly colored sneakers so these grey/silver were best for me.
May 13, 2015