Rated 5 out of 5áby ChessieFan Best shoes for work and play!
Love, love, LOVE these shoes! Comfortable right out of the box after following earlier reviews to order up a half-size. I am a school principal who walks quite a few steps every day and need a professional style with comfort. These fit the bill perfectly! I hope Bean will offer Bowman flats every season in smooth leather, patent and suede versions. I will buy every style and color!
March 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Tollerlover great shoe but runs quite small
Good quality, great blue color but runs very small.
February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Happy25y Even prettier in person!
The Alpine blue is a beautiful, rich color. I took the advice of other reviewers and bought a size 9 instead of my usual 8 1/2. They fit perfectly. I love the low-cut front. (For those who have bunions, you might want to take this into consideration.) I decided to keep them anyway. These shoes are a winner!
January 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby anonreview123 great quality
I usually wear an ll bean 8 1/2, but went up a half size after reading other reviews. The size 9 fit perfectly. The alpine blue color was a steal at $55.99! These shoes are classy and high quality and the color is vibrant! Love them!
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Stege Great FLATS!
I am so happy that I purchased these shoes last winter! I am a teacher, so I like to have shoes that match almost every winter outfit that I own. They can either be dressed up or down, and are so comfortable to wear! I wore them to work often, and they were very flattering.
The greatest part is that they don't get dirty and show wear. I am between an 81/2 and a 9, so I ordered up. I am very pleased!
October 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Preservationist Yes, half a size small
This is my sixth pair of Bowman flats. I'm not shoe crazy. Quite the opposite, I would prefer fewer, better pairs. This is the only pair of flat shoes I can wear. With an elegant line, they do not make my legs look like stumps.
The black leather shoes run a half size smaller and feel narrower than the suede shoes. My feet are wide, and I can wear the half size larger. As others have noted, the reason for four stars rather than five is that the leather shoes are unexpectedly smaller than the suede.
October 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby ALittleBeanie The Black Flat Does Not Have A Black Heel
I ordered the Bowman flat in black leather and was very excited to receive it. Unfortunately, the heel was the color of cherry wood. It was not black. I like a black heel with a black shoe. I did not try on the shoe - I just returned it. Very disappointed. I thought that I must have made a mistake when I ordered it and then I looked at the web page again and, to me, it looks like a black heel on screen. I think that the cherry colored heel cheapens the look of the shoe - and the shoe is not cheap. The black leather part of the shoe did look very nice.
September 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby NewEnglandNP Size is off, but shoe is great!
The style of these shoes is perfect for my job. I'm in healthcare, so I'm on my feet the entire day, but I still need to look professional. They are a great construction with nonskid heels and soles coupled with genuine leather uppers.
The reason for only giving these shoes 4 stars is that they run half a size small, and they are definitely on the narrow end. I ordered my usual size and then had to stretch them out using a few tricks, like heating the tight spots with a hair dryer and walking around my house. Now they fit well, but I wish I listened to the other reviews. My next pair will be a half size up, so hopefully those won't require so much work to break in.
September 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby westford Yay for Black Cherry!
Thanks, Bean, for making the Black Cherry! I wanted to comment on the color. On my Mac monitor, it looks more of a rusty brown than in real life. It truly looks like Black Cherry; not quite purple, not brown. (Put it next to purple and it would look dark brown/red, but next to brown it would look purple/dark red.)
Also, I ordered the suede belt in Black Cherry but it's not the same color (contains more burnished brown).
I've commented on fit before. I have to go up to 11 from my usual 10. I wish Bean made a 10.5. Love the pointed, not pointy, toe and the one inch heel. I've worn the blue pair for 1/2 a year and still love them. My toe tops rub with bare feet so I either wear stockings, bandaids or footies that don't show.
FYI, these shoes are made in Brazil.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby NonStopShop Very pretty shoe
I got this in the caramel patent, and boy is it shiny. Nice. I also like the pointed toe. It is nice and soft, well padded. Perhaps a little on the small side though. I am usually between a 9 1/2 and 10, and I ordered the 10, but it is a little tight. I will have to take it to the shoe repair place to have it stretched. It does not need much stretching so it will be fine, but that's another $10 to add to the cost of the shoe. It also could have used a scooch more leather to alleviate the toe cleavage situation. I do like it, however. It is sharp looking and a different kind of flat.
June 26, 2013