Rated 5 out of 5áby RandomOne Perfect shoes
After I injured my foot I bought many different shoes, some orthotic specialty, some crocs, some other brands of expensive shoes. When I tried these I was so happy because they are perfect and my foot has since healed. I intend to wear these every season because they are so comfortable and healthy. Wish I had tried these first and saved all the money on the other shoes.
What I love is how open and yet protective they are and how adjustable. The velcro makes them easy to get off and on and if I wear socks the expandable design accommodates them.
Is it true that these are being discontinued? I hope the replacements are as good. I stocked up just in case.
June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby TrudyJ Best sandals in the history of footwear
I bought Explorer sandals in 2008 and 2009, and wore those two pairs everywhere, all summer long, till I literally walked holes through the bottom of them. This year I bought the new style, with a little trepidation because of some of the reviews I saw here. But for my feet, these are exactly as comfortable as the old ones. If LL Bean is really discontinuing this line it is a huge mistake and I have no idea what to buy when these wear out. I was hoping to wear Explorer sandals till I die and be buried in them!
June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Dymphna Discontinuing my favs
LOVE,LOVE LOVE these sandals! Hate,hate,hate Beans is discontiuing them.Have 2 pair.Comfortable and Cute! WHY are they being discontinuiing??????
June 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ladyvet Greatest Sandals Ever!
I have purchased these in 3 colors and they are my favorite sandals ever! Stylish yet durable. Comfortable for walking on any terrain. This one is a winner for L.L. Bean! True to size and highly recommended,
May 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby babyroom Big and clunky!
I will keep my eyes open for the old version of this sandal, of which I LOVE!!!
The new version is big and clunky! I found the back and side straps rubbing my ankles and were a bit uncomfortable. And the Velcro back closure makes it difficult to slip the sandal over my ankle.
I love the fact that these sandals have "holes" in the sole to release water. I have yet to find another brand that has this feature.
I am returning the sandals and hope LL Bean brings back the old version~ until then I will continue to wear my old sandals!
Also, the shipping label explains that LL Bean will deduct an amount on the return for the shipping, yet I paid $9.64 postage today!!??
May 13, 2015
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