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
Rated 5 out of 5áby oldmarine Really comfortable, 3 years, still going strong!
I'm fairly sure mine are three years old, and I wear almost nothing else in the Texas summer, including walking my Black Lab about a mile and a half daily.
Mine don't have the adjustable strap in back... Not too sure I'll like that, but feel that I can't go wrong with LLB!
Mine are still doing great, although the sole's wearing because of all the walking... I was only on this catalog page because I want to order a couple more pairs at this great price less the "15% off on everything sale".
My satisfaction with LLB's merchandise is about 85 - 90%, but the satisfaction guarantee is 100%.
Just wish more stuff from US producers!!
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby bob111 fit well, protects feet, good for surf or boating
These replace some water shoes I got a while back from ll bean. These are better.
Ordered my normal sneaker/shoe size and they fit.
Good for protecting the feet while manipulating boats at the water's edge, and easy to take off once in the small craft.
Also good for swimming while at a shore whose bottom is rocky or otherwise rough.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Bob1954 The Usual LL Bean Quality
My Explorers came yesterday and I wore then around the house for a few hours to get the fit and feel of them. Very light and comfortable, nice finish as well. The usual quality you'd expect from LL Bean.
What I really like about them is the ability to tighten up the laces for a better fit. This is really important to me because my right foot is a full size smaller than my left. Tightening up the laces allowed for a great fit for my right foot which something that usually can't be done with sandals.
July 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby Hecklejive Time tested
I bought a pair 2 years ago. They are comfortable. I wear them around the house, and strolling around the yard. The bottom of the soles are now separating from the rest of the foot bed. Air is coming in from the slits in the tread, I know this sounds strange, but you have to be in my shoes. From my past experience, (I am 64), and have really used, and used up footwear in my younger days. These sandals would not have held up a couple months of normal use back then.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Rapher Two years and still fine
I bought these sandals 2 years ago. I wear them on hikes, as water shoes, on my bike, in town, at work, with and without socks. Very comfortable. No problems with construction after 2 years. These are my favorite sandals! Only time I need to use other sandals is if the weather gets really hot and I need my open Tevas!
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SandalEnthusiast An Improvement Over Earlier Models
I wore a pair of similar sandals from LL Bean for five years. Finally the soles began to separate. Replaced them with another "pull on" pair that were just too difficult to put on for regular wear.
I bought these and they fit well out of the box. The rear strap arrangement is terrific. Works fine for me.
One small complaint: when I first put them on and walked a few steps, I took them off to check for gravel or something under the heels. It is the LL Bean brand, cut into the rubber. I smoothed it out with a rotary nail shaper.
Hey, folks, put the brand elsewhere, please. My heels don't need to be constantly reminded of the manufacturer. This is my only complaint so far, so I'll give the sandals five stars.
June 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby CA79 Men's Explorer Sandals
Almost no break-in time until they feel comfortable.
May 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby TheFarm They squeak when wet
The heel either flip flops or squeaks when wet. The heel velcro became full of dog fur and now barely works. A month old and I hardly wear them. Looking for something better.
May 18, 2014