Rated 1 out of 5 by ActiveBoys Sadly Disappointed
These are the shoes my two active boys have worn to school for 4 years... I just ordered a size up and they couldn't get their feet in the shoe. The redesigned laces did not allow for much give to get their feet in and no width choices. I am devastated as I do not know what to do for a school shoe now. Would love for a new redesign to allow some give.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MotherTo3 Love this Shoe
I have two boys. One boy has extremely high arches and the other has a completely flat foot. It fits them both and is the go-to shoe that looks good with most outfits. We love this shoe. Straight out of the box it might feel a little snug but within one or two uses it molds to perfection. I sadly add however, that after 5 months of nearly constant use the shoe laces for each of my boys have snapped within days of each other. I've rated it 5 stars because after trying many other shoes none have worked so well for my high-arched boy. I am in hopes that LL Bean will continue to manufacture this shoe but improve the laces to be a little more elastic. As promised, LL Bean has come through with their guarantee and replaced both with absolute ease and no hassle. The only shoes we buy now for the kids are from LL Bean.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by handers Nice look and good fit
My 10 year old son absolutely loves these shoes! They look sharp and are easy for him to get on and off. He's between a size 5 and 6, so I ordered a 6 and they fit perfectly. Not too tight and a thumbs width room at the toe.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SwissConnection Great shoe
True to size, rugged and good looking. I adore these shoes and really don't want my son to outgrow this model.
February 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mainergirl The shoelace issue needs some work
This purchase was actually to replace an identical pair that my son had only been wearing for 3-4 months. The shoelace broke on one shoe, and since these are toggled laces, they are not easy to replace, and in fact the easy on/off of the toggles are part of what attracted us to the shoe in the first place. This current shoelace is not stretchy, but a prior model of similar kids' shoe was an elastic lace, and we had similar problems with those laces. Still a work in progress. In general, I buy the stuff I expect to hold up for my kids from LL Bean because I want it to be well made and last, but these need some work!
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chunky Comfortable everyday shoe
These are the daily "go-to" shoes for my son. They are great for school or outdoors activities.
February 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NewEnglandMomof2 Not up to LL Bean quality
I usually purchase the Comfort Mountain Mocs but they weren't available in my sons' sizes so I got these instead. Big mistake. The shoes look great but they don't stay on. The laces aren't stretchy so they don't stay tightly closed. Also, the laces break very easily. These definitely aren't up to LL Bean's standards. I plan to go back to the Comfort Mountain Mocs next year.
February 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ellie5000 Poor quality
I ordered these twice for my eight year old. Both times within two mos. the laces broke. Also the material on the two started to peel back.
L.L. Bean was really good about returns. But I am surprised there are good ratings. L.L. Bean said after two returns the shoes would be reconsidered for sale.
January 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RhodeIslandMomof4 durable shoe
I have 3 boys who have all worn these shoes. They are very durable and a comfortable fit, once you have worn them in. I find that they are a little narrow and tight fitting when just out of the box. I tend to order a size up to accommodate for the narrow fit.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by homeschoolboys Perfect all around shoe
My boys tend to wear only one pair of shoes until they fall apart. These are replacing another pair from a similar store that were great, but we decided to change it up. The boys both love the color and look of the shoe. They have worn them every day since they arrived, and no blisters or issues from the get go. I tried on my oldest's, and we now wear the same size! I am thinking of getting myself a pair, they were so comfortable! I would whole heartedly recommend them.
January 15, 2014