Rated 4 out of 5áby Curlieq20 Comfortable -- but I still prefer the old design.
Originally I had purchased the old version of the explorer sandals (Khaki color) and fell in love with them. I found with the older pair sometimes on really hot days and after walking a lot in them my feet would sweat and the sole would be somewhat slippery. I use to wear these pretty much every day in the summer and fall. After three years of use, they were starting to rip on the bottom, and the bottoms were beginning to get slippery, especially in the rain. Returned them for this color and this new type of explorer sandal. It takes a little bit of wear to get them broken into. I notice my feet do not sweat in them like they did with the older ones. I don't really care for the back Velcro in-closure, it makes my ankle feel bulky. It would be nice if they went back to the older explorer sandal design. But they are comfortable, and my feet is secure in them. Especially when walking in mild rough terrain, which is more important to me.
January 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby AZMUTT Nice shoe
I got a pair of these in June & wear them all the time. My feet tend to get cold easy & these sandals have enough covering to keep my feet warm.
The soles do feel Ickey on bare feet, I fixed this by getting foam inserts & do not have that problem anymore.
I guess if you have a narrow foot this shoe would be too wide.
They are comfortable, sturdy & keep my feet warm in the cold A/C found in AZ.
September 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby Lady9 Great fit, but ouch on the sole!
The sandal fit perfect however the sole of the shoes has these little rivets that hurt the bottom of my feet. That said, I am returning them.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby SassyPantalones Sandals
At first I hesitated on ordering these shoes as I normally wear a C width and that was not offered. But, based on other reviews and Bean's easy return policy, I took a chance. They fit me perfectly. They are comfy and easy to slide into with the Velcro closure in the back. I love that I can get them wet too. I have worn them for most of the summer and am very pleased with them.
September 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Megangirl Customer Service-Sizing
I work in the Customer Service industry and have to say LL Bean has a point value of 100%. I have been shopping and occasionally returning items and have found them as friendly and helpful in both areas. How fortunate we all are to have such a company in today's market that genuinely cares about the customers happiness with their purchases.
The sizing I have found to be spot on. If you were an 8, 20 years ago before the influx of foreign influence, you can be sure the size 8 still fits you. Of course if this is wrong, give them a buzz and they will take care of you with outstanding customer service.
August 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby HeyMac Not Like The Old Style
I still own two pairs of the old style Explorer sandals, and I really tried to like these new ones with the Velcro closure in the back. I wore them around the house for two weeks but I could no longer deny that the comfort just isn't there for me. The Velcro closure is bulky and uncomfortable, and the holes in the soles that allow water to run through had small bits of rubber sticking up that was uncomfortable to my sensitive feet. I mailed them back today and am hoping that LL Bean will go back to the old style, and that my old Explorers will last!
July 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5áby CAbel Very uncomfortable
I really wanted these shoes to work out. For the second summer I still find these are just the worst as far as comfort. Yikes.
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Unrealmccoys Love my sandals!
I've had my sandals about 2 months and love them. So comfortable, not heavy, love the velcro heal strap, so easy to take on and off and it doesn't rub my heals at all. I wear a size eight and that's what I ordered - fits perfectly.
June 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby E3perry Not the same
I had the old version of these sandals. They fit perfectly and worked very well until they wore out. The new version has a higher ankle and it rubs against the bottom of my ankle bone so they must be returned. The quality seems very good; the new fit just does not work for me.
June 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby kajh OK
I wear a 9W(D) and after reading the reviews, ordered the 9M(B) which fits perfectly. Shoe is comfortable but my concern is the back closure -- I don't care for velcro, looks like a child's shoe, and the loop is bulky which can alter how pants fall. The loop doesn't lie flat, which adds to the bulk and if the loop doesn't entirely cover the velcro, clothes can get caught. Prefer elastic on the back.
June 17, 2014