Rated 5 out of 5 by Scuts Marvelous, especially for the price
I have owned these slippers for a little under a week now, so this is more of a first impression review. I've heard many good things about LL Bean, particularly for their lasting quality, so I decided to buy these. I originally wanted the normal leather slippers with flannel lining, but I heard the flannel material isn't as tough as the fleece, and at the time the normal leather with fleece lining was not immediately available, so I went with the blue suede. I am not one to buy colorful items at all. I found these to be somewhat silly at first, but I truly love how they look. I get compliments from my family, and even laughs but that's because I'm funny. Not because the slippers are funny. That would be ridiculous. My father has diabetic ulcers in his feet and he loved how comfortable these slippers were, but of course he uses something more custom-made for his condition. My mother quite liked these, too, and did not believe me when I told her that these only cost me about $40.
Build quality and durability: 4/5
These slippers feel and look very sturdy and well-made. Stitching looks strong and tight, and the rubber sole is REALLY tough. The sole has a rough, treadless design, disallowing debris to build up and making these very easy to keep clean. However, the grip is quite lacking on tiled floors, ESPECIALLY on humid days. If you will be walking around on smooth tile floors often, I do not recommend these slippers. However they grip just fine on my hardwood floor. I quickly upgraded the standard knot with a surgeon's knot, but upon doing this I found something that disappointed me. They weren't really tearing apart to any concerning degree, but tiny threads of the laces started to wear off immediately upon handling them. Hopefully with the surgeon's knot, I will not have to handle them ever again.
Comfort and fit: 4/5
I heard that these slippers run a little small, so I ordered a size 13, as suggested frequently. I had to return the 13s and order my usual size, a 12. I think it's slightly actively snug, but overall a much better fit than the 13s and certainly not uncomfortable. I think a 12 1/2 would've been perfect, but unfortunately they do not offer half-sizes. They are a bit long, but not silly looking. The fleece and padding are VERY comfortable and keep my feet plenty toasty. I can't wait to use these in the winter. Combined with the tanky rubber sole, I am able to walk on my sidewalk and even the rough blacktop comfortably, just as if I was wearing some equally nice shoes. I imagine the padding will flatten out over time and this won't be as luxurious, though perhaps this will even remedy the somewhat narrow fit and it will be a perfect size. We will see. Despite having a closed back, the boat shoe design makes these easy to slip your feet into and out of without any assistance of the hand. The aft of the shoe is not as tight as the stern, causing my foot to lift out of it when walking normally. I would've liked a little more grab there, so I feel like I am walking a little funky. But perhaps I will get used to it.
Overall, these are excellent slippers. ESPECIALLY for the price. I highly recommend these to anybody, but I would warn you that these are slippery on smooth tile flooring. The fit is a little long and a little narrow. If you've chubby feet, I would recommend going up a size.
I plan to update this review (at least I hope I can edit this) as soon as I experience any sort of issue with the shoe.
April 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stan7171 Mens handsown slippers - fleece
Nice slipper. Only downside is sizes are small. Order at least one size up. My size is 9.5, I ordered 11 and fit ok. Probable should have ordered up one additional size if wearing socks.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by slipperMike slippermike
no problem, received in two days, great fit and did not have to wait for Christmas to get my new slippers
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by papaswife Slippers...
Finally, found a pair of men's slippers that fit properly, are comfortable and look good!...and, made my husband very, very happy! Thanks..it is nice receiving an item that is exactly as described ....
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by friendlyplayer slipper
Comfortable, nice looking, well made, able to wear indoors or out.
April 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by pctcougar Tough Workhorse
I've been buying these tough workhorses for myself and my son for years. The size 13 fits me well. The rugged and waterproof sole last a long time and keeps my feet dry outdoors. The leather uppers and the stiching wear well. The laces always untie so I cut each side about 3 inches up and tie a knot. I put a light weight insert inside which increases comfort.
April 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by manchu winter warmth
Great houseshoe for winter months. Sturdy & warm. Fit according to size.
April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MichaelB1966 Very comfortable
Love the LL Bean slippers. This is the 3rd pair I've had. Very comfortable and durable.
April 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by etypeman Slippers are very good
All of my expectations with regards to the slippers were met. The quality is good, and I am enjoying their use. However, why can't LL Bean source their products from the US, particularly locally from Maine or New England, like they used to. I really would like to start seeing the words, "Made in USA" , on LL Bean products, once again.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by johnnybegood Men's Handsewn Slippers, Suede Fleece-Lined
"Don't step on my blue suede shoes!" :)
Great service and quick delivery from L.L. Bean. They are well made and very comfortable slippers. I suspected they might run a little small from some of the previous comments, so I ordered a 13 instead of the 12 that I usually wear. Glad I did, as the 13 is just right! An excellent value in a hand sewn leather lined house shoe. I have several pair of L.L. Bean slippers and it's hard to beat their value!
March 19, 2015