Boys' Mainstay Boat Shoes
good looking, high quality, wonderful except for the laces
I got this for my five year old in a size 12 for kindergarten. We love the high quality of the shoes. He likes wearing it, they look great with everything, and our son says they're comfortable and he can even run in them during recess. Our major beef are the shoelaces which I noticed someone else mentioned. On our school run we retie them at least three times each way. Who knows how many times his teachers have to do it or how many times he trips over himself before an adult can take care of it?! <shudder> they're meant to be slip ons so I'm disappointed that they've turned into fancy lace ups. But they are just so darned good looking and otherwise well-made! Our son cannot be swayed to try other shoes despite my efforts so we're in it for the long haul with these. (Also I am open to suggestions for strategies in keeping the laces tied.) These are five star/boat shoes for everything but minus one star/boat for the laces. Wish it weren't so.
September 16, 2014
My son really wanted boat shoes for school this year, and I was thrilled to find these (on sale even!). Tried a 2, but they were too small, so we went with the 3 which seemed to fit well. 30 minutes into his school day, he had terrible blisters, which have lasted over a week. Really disappointed. Will go back to the all weather moccasin again.
September 7, 2014
too tight for my son
My son found this shoe narrow and stiff for his wide feet :( If you have ever ordered LE Boys Snow Flurry Boots or LE Boys Desert Shoes or Crocs Clogs, these are narrower.) It is a nice looking shoe, however, not too casual or dressy and in my opinion it fits true to size in the length anyway. As a reference; my son is eleven years of age and fits a Youth or Men's Size 7 with room at the toe.
August 20, 2013
The quality is very high, my son only wears your boat shoes nothing else.
May 14, 2012
Comfort & Style
We have tried various other brands of boat shoes but my son has somewhat wide feet and we could never get a good fit. These came in today and we are thrilled with the quality and comfort! My son (who is 9) kept commenting on how comfortable they were! They are well made and worth the money for sure! Hope Lands End keeps these in the product line because we will certainly be back for more.
March 8, 2012
Beautifully made shoes.
Excellent quality shoes. My 6 years old wears these to church and when he's wearing nice casual clothes. He loves the Green color. I'd like to get the blue too but am waiting for them to go on sale. The fit is a bit tight at first but it's leather so you have to break them in.
July 12, 2011
These shoes are true to size and have a good quality
These shoes are just what I was expecting for my 6-year son, they are true to size and color, made of a thick leather, good to wear with socks.
June 13, 2011
Comfortable shoes but not long lasting
I am a female college student and bought these shoes in green because I'm a women's size 7 (boys 5) and the price was so great I couldn't pass them up. I loved them from the start, and have been wearing them everywhere. I've had them for just over a month and actually just placed an order for a second pair in red because I was so impressed with the look and comfort of these shoes. The only problem is I recently noticed the sole separating from the toe of one of the shoes. I have been wearing these to excess though (just about every day) so perhaps that has accelerated the wear process. Either way, I love these shoes and consider them a steal at this price.
June 11, 2011
I like the color but haven't worn them yet.
Haven't worn them yet. I like the color.
June 11, 2011
Great dress shoe, leather laces are a challenge though!
The overall style and quality of this shoe is superb except for the leather laces. The leather is very soft and the sole is flexible. My son has worn these shoes once and it was a joke to keep the laces tied. Plus, the leather laces are very worn and "fuzzy" looking! I may contact LE to see what they can do about the laces. Other than that, a perfect shoe!
May 15, 2011