Girls' Sport Water Shoes
This shoe is perfect for me, easy on and off, and very comfortable.
August 22, 2013
HORRIBLE water shoe!
I left a review for this several days ago, but it hasn't appeared, so I'm hoping LE will actually post this one.
My family has been using LE water shoes for many years. They seem to change the designs continually, and some have been better than others, but this years are the WORST EVER and this one is the WORST of the ones I bought for my family this year. (We also bought men's and boys' styles.)
First, it claims to come in a wide width, but it is not wide at all. I compared to an older girls' LE water shoe, and while I cannot read the size on the old one, the new one is the same width even though it is at least half an inch longer. I can only assume that the "medium" is quite narrow. Fine if your foot is narrow, but my kids have wide feet, which is why I bought the wide width.
So we kept the larger of the two sizes, due to the width and also b/c the opening was so small it was hard to get on. After my daughter had worn it for a short time, she protested and we checked and it had already rubbed a blister raw on her heel. Considering that we were at a water park for several days, this was very bad. We wound up buying overpriced "cheap" water shoes at the resort, which weren't wonderful but at least didn't leave blisters, but half the time she wound up walking around barefoot. This is NOT the quality I expect from LE. Older versions of LE water shoes are made of soft mesh, whereas these are very stiff and come up very high on the back of the heel, and even angle in towards the heel.
I have never returned anything we have used to LE before, but I will be with these. FWIW, my sons' both got blisters from their LE water shoes this year (one boys' style, one men's). They just didn't get their blisters quite so instantaneously. (My husband's pair from 2-3 years ago, on the other hand, was wonderful the entire time and caused no problems. Nice soft mesh, designed for wearing without socks and drying overnight.) After years of buying LE water shoes, we will be looking elsewhere.
August 1, 2013
I'm a womans 7-1/2 narrow. The mobile cell phone site has a 7 in this 'big kids' shoe. The computer web page only goes up to a 6. I ordered the 6 and it fits me perfectly! I like how it feels.
Theres little metal screens over the drain holes. Nice touch. I use these for water aerobics and do appreciate drainage.
July 27, 2013
WORST Lands' End Water Shoes EVER!
I know my summary sounds excessive, but honestly, I have been buying LE water shoes for my entire family for YEARS! We have liked some better than others, but have always been at least reasonably happy with them. This year, we were going on vacation to a water park, so I got new ones for all of my children. (My husband wore a pair from a couple of years ago, which continued to be fabulous.) I have never before returned something to LE which we used, but every single pair of water shoes is going back, and the girls' are the worst of the bunch. Problems:
1. The WIDE shoe is NOT WIDE!! I could tell as soon as I saw them. I found a previous pair of her water shoes to compare. I can no longer read the size, but they are the same width as these but half an inch shorter. What in the world has LE done with their sizing? Do NOT get these if you need an actual wide. My daughter's foot is only a little wide, so we thought we'd manage, but then had problem
2. The back of the shoe is incredibly stiff and tall. My daughter complained walking into the water park the first day. We insisted she wear them for a little bit, concerned about the rocks, etc., she would step on barefoot. After an hour or so, when she complained again, we took them off and found she already had a bloody blistered spot on her heel. She obviously could not wear these anymore.
She wound up walking around barefoot the rest of the day while we had to carry her LE shoes around. The next day, we bought a "cheap" (overpriced, but still inexpensive type) water shoe at the resort, which she wore part of the time. This is not what I expect from LE. As I said, I have bought water shoes from LE for years (my kids need new ones every year), but that was because they were well made and came in a wide width. As neither of these applies anymore, we will be looking elsewhere next year.
Honestly, LE has made wonderful water shoes in the past. Why in the world would you want to mess that up. If you want your child to be able to walk in their water shoes for more than an hour or so, do not buy these. You're better off with a cheap pair from a sporting goods store, anyway.
July 24, 2013
Where is the quality of the previous styles?
I bought these in a 1 wide for my 8 year old. Previous years styles fit fine, but she could not even get these on. I measured her foot by the LE shoe size print off. SO disappointing. The quality of LE shoes seems to have diminished in the last 2 years. There doesn't seem to be as many wide styles, and the structure of many styles such as these and the Mary Jane style seem to be much poorer and less comfortable than previously. I would pay any price for proper fitting shoes for my child, so sad to not be able to count on LE any longer.
July 22, 2013
Perfect for protecting little feet at the beach
I like that my little's one's feet are protected from glass and rocks when she goes swimming or just walks along the beach. She never complains about having to wear them so I gather they are comfortable to swim in too. She's four so I would know if she didn't like them! Only complaint I would have is that they are quite difficult to get on. My four year old can't put them on by herself and I can only get them on after a lot of pushing and shoving but I guess that's good as they fit snug even in the water.
July 9, 2013
Excellent Water shoes
My 7 year old daughter wears these in our pool and on our annual lake camping trip. No complaints, durable, able to put them on and off herself, and wore them fishing and rock climbing and swimming in a rocky lake. Thanks for making them in wide. We love your water shoes. I now buy them for both kids annually and am never disappointed,. Thanks!!
July 7, 2013
great summer shoe
great fit, extremely light weight. love the drainage holes. no smell yet. She even loves them for hiking and great for the beach.
June 25, 2013
These look like sneakers so the girls love them. They fit well and hold up well in many house of water fun. They cost more but hold up so much better where as the cheaper ones from discount department stores would not even last the summer. I would definitely recommend these water shoes.
May 28, 2013
Comfortable and Stylish
My daughter loves the hot pink color. Slipping the shoe on was a breeze for my five-year old daughter. Hope the color remains true once the shoe is subject to salt and sand.
May 12, 2013