Rated 5 out of 5áby carolannie comfortable, sturdy, good value
My husband really likes these, good weight not too heavy for summer but sturdy enough to offer good support for your feet. There is just a little bit of "give" over the instep they are still comfortable if your feet swell in the warm weather. And they offer enough structure over the toes for some protection. He wants a couple more pairs.
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby MainerByChoice74 Even Better Than Keens!
I was a long time Keen wearer and Keen Newports are great. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and comfort of the explorers. The key differences to me are the toes which still protect without the big rubber cap toes. The adjustable and well padded ankle strap is great because I don't have to pull the bungee strap too tight to where it pinches. I don't have to undo the ankle strap to pull these on and off. If they're hard to pull off that way then the ankle strap is too tight, There's no breaking in,their not overly athletic looking like others yet perform just as ruggedly. The leather is soft. The equivalent would be the Keen leather Newport for $110. These are a steal at the reg price of $79.99, so I can't see them going for $59.99 forever. Get them!
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby LAXMom4 Favorite summer shoe!
My Son LOVES these and would wear them all yr round if possible!. (wears them May to Oct). He LOVES the style, says they are ultra comfortable and supportive. and Says the foot pad area is very cushiony and supportive. He's had the model of these for yrs, and at first didn't like that this last model edition had the adjustable back strap, but he got used to it after awhile. I am sooo hoping these are NOT being discontinued, as they are not offered under the usual "water shoe sandal" section. These are so much better supportive and comfortable than other models, like keen or teva. PLEASE continue to make these!! Just bought him 2 more pairs......just incase they are going away!!!
April 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Mom2ua Getting my second pair NOW!
These are the most comfortable Sandals my husband has ever owned. I got him a pair last year and I am ordering a second pair for this summer. The old ones are still kicking but I am not passing up this awesome sale. He loved the color and the fit. He is so excited to get them! Happy Birthday to him!
January 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby oldmarine LLB takes step backward in sandals??
I bought my first pair of LLB's Explorer sandals several years, loved them from day one. Easy to slip on and off, still wear them to walk our Black Lab 1 - 2 miles every day. They're just what we'd expect in LLB merchandise. (I don't care for the rubber platform, so put in a high-quality spongy liner, works perfectly!)
Soles were starting to wear, so bought second pair in 2012, was surprised that the ankle strap is not only adjustable, but that the Velcro adjustment is so thick it rubs my Achilles tendon. Set them aside and forgot about them (Still have original box, though, will return to LLB!)
Optimistically tried again, bought two pairs when recently on sale. They're worse than the second pair, seem heavier and less flexible.
If they'd go back to the originals with the one-piece backstrap, I'd buy 5 pairs... (I'm a healthy 80, they'd more than last the rest of my life, and comfortably!)
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ColoradoBeanFan Can Men's Sandals Fit a Woman? Yes!
I love Explorer Sandals -- have been buying them since 2009. I take an 8.5, but have wished Bean would make them in a Wide width for women.
Recently, these men's Explorers were on Daily Markdown - in a Wide width! So I checked and found out I could order a men's 7 for my 8.5 size foot. The sandals came today -- and they fit perfectly. There's extra room in the toe area, and the wide width fits even better than my other sandals in the 8.5 Medium size since they won't pinch my right-foot little toe, which I rammed into a fixed object 2 years ago. This is good news for women like me who find things in the men's departments that you wish Bean offered for women. I do the same thing with shirts. Right now I take a Large in women's shirts, but if I see a men's shirt I like, I just go to a Medium - perfect.
I do not buy men's pants, like jeans, however, because I've done it before only to find there's too much material in the waist which bunches up in the lower part of your back. But for most other items of apparel, you can adjust men's sizes to your own and get exactly what you want.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby beancjr good value
got a pair of these sandals about a week ago. They look great. At first I was concerned about the fit and rub points from the back closure but neither turned out to be a problem. I'm beginning to like them a lot. I have a similar pair of Keen sandals and think that the Bean pair look better but maybe not quite as comfortable but the Beans cost about 60% of the Keen cost and the Velcro closure makes for easier on/off. A good value.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Higgigs They have been the Best Summer all sport shoe!
LLbean's done it again with this comfortable, strong, and flexible shoes. They go everywhere with me!
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby BacktoAfrica Comfortable from the first step.
Ordered these just before leaving on a trip to Africa. A previous review said they were comfortable the first time you wore them. They were correct! Started wearing them the day I got them and two days before leaving for Africa. Wore them everyday during my trip and they felt like I had been wearing them for years! I like them better than my "birkies!"
July 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby MrFishK Plastic ring broke in one year
Bought these a year ago, and really liked them. Comfortable and secure on the foot.
I didn't wear these very much really, and the plastic ring holding the back strap broke walking up the driveway. Well made except for this one critical part.
I will be calling, and if they haven't started making this part out of something more durable, I will be looking for something else.
Too bad really, as I like them.
July 19, 2014