Rated 2 out of 5 by petitecyclist62 too tight due to poor design
The lace mechanism on this sneaker did not open enough to spread the sides of the shoe so my granddaughter could get her foot into it. She has other size 10 LL Bean sneakers with this same sliding lace thing where the lace thing is much longer and she fits those size 10s perfectly. So the sneaker is the right size but she can't get her foot in because the lacing mechanism doesn't open up enough.
October 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dotyc Durable shoe, but cheap laces
Overall, we were happy with the durable shoe for our kids (ages 4 and 7). We purchased the same running shoe for each kid. The kids loved the fit and we liked the quality, except for the laces, which broke on both shoes after 6-8 months. The laces are not conventional laces, but are specially fit to the shoe and tightened with a toggle. In order to tighten the shoe, after the laces broke, we had to repair the laces by tying a special knot into them. It was a fiddly little procedure.
October 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ICSImama Great shoes...except for the laces
I recently bought my daughter the plum Shock Mocs, and like her previous pink pair, these are now her "go to" shoes for just about anything and anywhere. She says they're comfortable and she prefers them over her regular sneakers. I like them (especially as we get closer to winter) because they seem warmer and are more rugged and water resistant than her sneakers. However, we are having a real problem with the laces. Because they have the clip and don't tie like laces or fasten like velcro, my daughter has a hard time getting them tight on her own. She also has a hard time loosening the laces to get her foot into the shoe. My daughter is 5 years old, and while the problem we're having with the laces is not enough to make me return them, it would be nice to have a more child/user-friendly way to fasten the shoes. Velcro would be the easiest solution for young kids, but I think regular laces would allow kids to slip their feet in easier, practice tying, and allow for a tighter, more secure fit.
October 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MNAnnie Sturdy outdoor play shoe
Bought the gray and pink color for my 6 year old. She likes them, even though she is often picky about how shoes fit. They are sturdy and I think they will wear well. She's been wearing them only a few weeks, though. My one concern is the laces, which are less stretchy than other similar styles I've seen. My daughter likes to pull them very tight, which I worry will break them. There is not an obvious or convenient way to repair them, and of course the shoe would be useless without the laces.
September 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mushroom287 Great shoes
Last year I bought one (the pruple one: periwinkle) for my girl, size 1 and very happy about my purchase. When I look for shoes, I look for the one that have support base, dont have to tight (I dont want the kids running around with the untight shoes), and have a cover at the part around the toes (I dont know about other kids, but mine, she always run with the toe come down so this part of the shoe always go bad first just after a few weeks). This shoes got all the things I want, and my girl loves this, she said inside this so soft and comfortable. She wore that all the late fall and winter last year, everyday to school, and this year I've just order a bigger one for her. The lace from the old one did broken, right at the time we need to replace a new one so I think that's find, otherwise the shoes still in good condition. I dont know about the string and the lace of the new one yet, but right now, she's happy with the new one!
August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cyclingmonkey Great Shoe
My daughter loves these shoes. She has not worn them outside because she wants to wear them all of the time in the house. The fit is perfect, the colors are cute and she finds them very comfortable. I am guessing when the snow thaws she will be wearing them to school everyday.
February 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by tacimat1 great shoes; bad laces
The shoes fit great and are durable but the laces fray and snap at the top. This is the 3rd pair I have purchased and I always have to return them and have them replaced. I just don't want to go through the hassle anymore. Too bad. I was hoping the problem would have been resolved because I see that I am not the only customer with this issue.It happened with the same model that I bought for my son too.
February 4, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by PaisleySunshine Laces broke within weeks
Cute out of the box...but looked months old within weeks and laces broke. Returning for refund.
January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nondag Great Shoe
These are great shoes. Very comfortable, true to size. Easy on and off.
Note: The pink is slightly darker in person than the color in pictures.
November 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by StoneBridge Pretty but not last long
I bought a purple pair for my 9 years old daughter in early September. It is really pretty, but unfortunately it already has two wholes near toe area. My daughter only wears it two or three times a week. I wish that it made last longer. Usually LLBbean products last pretty long.
October 29, 2014