Rated 4 out of 5 by Lisianne Acceptable, comfortable shoe
I bought two pairs, one medium and one wide. I have some basic orthotic inserts that need to fit in the shoe; I'm returning the mediums. I decided to try these because other reviews said they fit high in the back which would be great in my case. It worked well and my heel doesn't slip out. Almost no support, but I didn't want any. Overall the look is ok as there's not much shape to them. Decent for the price.
September 12, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by waitasec Very Nice Shoe, But...
I really, really wanted to keep these black leather shoes! They are well made and look great. The problem is the height of the side/back area. The shoes hit right under my side ankle bones, and, because the shoes are very sturdy, they hit onto the bones with every step. I tried putting an extra layer under the heels, tried different inserts, tried every which way of placing the tongues and lacing the shoes, but had no luck. Most walking shoes have a lower side/heel area, and athletic shoes with the same height as these shoes have softer tops and large thick tongues that pull/raise the shoe away from the ankle bones. Also, for medium width the toe area is quite narrow, but this may have stretched out with time. I hate sending the shoes back because they are everything else I?m looking for!
August 31, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by sybylla Nice looking shoe, but Wide is actually Medium
I liked the look of this shoe, but I wear a Wide. This size Wide is actually a Medium at best and maybe Narrow. I have bought other LLBean shoes in Wide that were actually Wide, but not this one. The back cut into my foot too.
August 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WildcatTch2UK Scottish Highland Trek Star
I got these shoes in purple. I had booked a trip to the Scottish Highlands. Only 1 suitcase for 9 days...what to wear? Rain everyday, slippery cobblestones, rugged terrain, boat trips for seal watching-pathways through history, yet okay for a casual dinner. These shoes ticked all of the boxes. I got compliments and questions, "Where did you get them?" My tootsies were warm, dry, and cozy for the entire trip. We hit our 10,000 steps everyday, some days up to 14K. They still look new too.
July 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by linhoov Bean Sport lace up shoe
I bought this shoe in the gun smoke color and I love them. True, they have less cushion than a tennis shoe but they are perfect running about doing errand shoes. They are lightweight and very comfortable. I travel for business and they are great running through airports, sitting on long flights, sightseeing, etc. Am actually looking at buying another pair in aubergine.
June 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coldhandsandfeet nice style
I saw these in the Bean catalog, ordered a pair up and have been happy ever since. I do not wear them every day as I have kept these for special casual occasions with my husband. It is nice to have something new to put on.
They fit well in my normal size and have had no trouble. Not as much cushioning as a normal athletic shoe, but the soles are quite a bit thinner...and they do have step in comfort. I am pleased and would purchase again.
May 29, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by VTbuyer Rare find! Size 11 fits like 11.5--perfect length!
My true size is 11.5, which is nearly impossible to find, and my toe hits the end in most size 11. These shoes, however, fit perfectly in length--my toe did not hit and I was so pleased that I had finally found the right length. However, the insole did not provide the cushion that I need for the joints in the ball of my foot. The heel was great support and cushion, but even changing out the insole for a purchased one did not give me the "cush" that my feet need, so sad to say, I am returning and once again searching for a cushy comfort sole. I still highly recommend the shoes, though!
May 26, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by beanshopper902 I wanted to love them!!
Love the colors. Loved the style. Got a pair for each of us. I had not read the reviews. We had the heel rub problem, with blisters created. I used a bandaid. I tried so hard to work with them, walking short distances and alternating with other shoes. Not to be - I must return them.
I wish they could be redesigned lower in the back, I would buy them again in a flash.
April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by OSUfaninMichigan Beansport shoes
Comfortable, casual shoes. They are true to size and ready to wear straight from the box.
April 12, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beckybythesea disappointed
I ordered the Wide shoe of this selection and could see when I opened the box that they were no wider than regular shoes. The fit confirmed that. 'and I replaced the pink laces right away!
April 3, 2016