Rated 4 out of 5 by Budd7 Great shoe; poor fit for me
This is a great looking shoe and seems to be very well built. But, like many reviewers have noted, the toe box is surprisingly narrow. I unfortunately will be returning for a different model. If your toes are on the narrow side, then you'll love the shoe.
October 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MontcoPA Breaking in fine
Verstile shoe for business casual setting. Goes equally well with khakis or jeans. Toe is rather long, which makes them look cartoonishly big with some pants. I generally stick with Boot/Straight fit pants with these shoes.
Much like other reviews, shoes were narrow at the onset. A card in the shoebox also stated this so that served as no surprise. After a 1/2 dozen wears they've broken in nicely and are quite comfortable. Very good buy at $50 price point.
October 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Boston2013 Nice looking shoe, snug fit at the toe
Bought them in April 2013. Tried to wear them a few times and the toe was much too snug. Definitely uncomfortable by lunch time. Had a pair of my Father's old wooden shoe horns laying around and put them in for the summer. The toes is still a little snug, but much better.
October 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BusyMomandBeanAddict Nice quality shoe
I just purchased these for my husband, who needed a new pair of casual work shoes. He likes them and has not experienced any of the issues I read about with the toe box being small.
But there is one (small) issue that quickly came to light: The shoe laces are VERY short, almost to the point of not being able to be tied. So I will have to replace them "shortly" (pun intended).
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanCustomer1066 Excellent Quality, Excellent Shoe
I purchased these shoes several months ago and have been wearing them frequently ever since. I have had absolutely no problems with comfort or product breakdown and have been completely satisfied with the purchase.
The fit is rather narrow, specifically tapering towards the toe area, which creates some excess room between the toe and the actual front of the shoe, but the excess space does not cause the foot to slide while wearing the shoe, and the fit remains comfortable to wear and the shoe length is true to size.
I have certainly been pleased with the quality and performance that the shoes have offered!
March 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mike Narrow Fit, Poorly Made
After trying these shoes, I have to agree with the reviewers that complained about both the narrow fit and poor quality of these shoes. I returned them immediately. Not up to Beans' normally excellent standards.
January 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PoorCollegeStudent Great casual oxfords
Really high quality, fits a little long and narrow, but looks great. Perfect all-around casual shoes. If you had to get a single pair for the cooler months, this would be it! I wear them whenever possible now.
December 5, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by butterbur Very uncomfortable
I should have known better; there is a reason these nice looking shoes are so inexpensive. They may be hand sown but they are very uncomfortable. There is no support at the arch and although the soles are rubber, it felt like I was standing on two 2"x4". Disappointing. Plus, I had to pay $10 to send them back.
December 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fud91 Nice looking shoe - narrow fit though
Exchanged an old pair of LL Bean shoes that had quality issues (split sole and separating stitching) after 1 year of wear for these oxfords. The 2E size fits more like a 1E or D shoe. A half size larger felt fine, but the length was just too much (over an inch of space between my toe and the front of the shoe).
Decided to stick with my normal size and see if the shoes would stretch a bit. They have; they're still snug, but getting more comfortable. Hoping they continue to get better - definitely not comfortable right out of the box. Also hoping the quality is more up to LL Bean standards than the pair they replaced. Time will tell.
November 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ctman1 Great shoes for all occasions
I purchased these shoes for comfort and their waterproof attributes and was not disappointed. Wore them the next day on a trip to London where I walked a great deal and sometimes in London rain. The shoes more than met my expectations.
October 24, 2012