Girls' Trekker Mary Jane Shoes
The Velcro Strap does not stick and is too short
I thought I had found the perfect shoe a cross between a trainer and Mary Jane, dressy enough to wear with skirts to school and robust enough for the playground or even into summer. I bought three pairs of these for my girls when they were on sale so great price. Sadly I had to return all of them because the velcro strap does not stick and is not long enough to close firmly so these shoes ended up hanging off my children's feet. We tried doubling them around but they still came undone. Maybe it is a quality issue with just a few shoes but I would not risk it. Such a shame because apart from the velcro issue these really are such a versatile and comfortable shoe just what we needed. I love Land's end but now always read reviews carefully before purchasing as there can often be quality control issues. I believe other customers had the same problem. I think Land's End need to move these to the not quite perfect section.
November 23, 2013
Good but liked old version better.
Love the colour. Are comfortable but the older version had a more rigid back rather than the flexible one now. I could just slip my feet in without a struggle. Now I need to hold onto the back to put them on. Why mess with what was an already good product!
October 27, 2013
My daughter have already worn one pair and i've bought a new one bigger size as they are comfortable and she likes them.
September 30, 2013
Great shoe for active wear and cute too
Got these for school for a girl who LOVES to play tag while still wearing dresses, very cute, comfortable, sturdy. Will probably buy in other colors.
September 2, 2013
She loved them, but...peee-yew! What a smell
My daughter loved, loved LOVED these shoes and wore them all summer. She is a wide size 1 and these fit her just fine. However, as other reviewers have mentioned, the pink color bled all over her feet when they got wet. What's more, the "antimicrobial finish" did absolutely nothing to reduce the stink of bare feet wearing these shoes on a daily basis. Even after I've washed them in the machine and tried various foot-odor powders etc., the stench when she takes them off at the end of the day is overwhelming. I was really surprised because I have ordered LE kids' shoes for years and never had this problem before. Also the shoe has mesh inserts and is pretty open, so I would never have guessed the smell would be so pervasive.
August 31, 2013
Not for a wider foot.
I ordered the Trekker Mary Janes and the Powder Belle Booties in a regular size 13 for my 5yr old. The Booties fit great, but the Mary Janes hurt her pinky toes as soon as she put them on. I wish they had these in a wide- They are super-cute, with lots of support and great soles. Alas... we will have to return or exchange for a less-cute option.
August 28, 2013
My 5 year old loves them
The fit is good. They are comfortable. I read the reviewer's comment previously on the velcro. The strap will rotate and sometimes you have to rotate it back to optimize the velcro contact. This is our second pair. My daughter wears them constantly and they still look good.
August 18, 2013
Straps don't work well
These shoes were great for my picky daughter, with one exception. There is not enough velcro on the straps. When she tightens them, there is only 1/4" of velcro that overlaps and the shoes end up coming undone. On other velcro strap mary jane shoes, velcro covers the entire strap, and we don't run into this problem with a girl who likes to wear her shoes buckled tight.
August 5, 2013
Stained my daughter's feet!!!
I bought these shoes for our summer vacation, which includes hiking & boating. Although cute & comfortable, these shoes were HORRIBLE!! They bled so much my daughter's feet turned a dark blue/purple (see photo), which were stained for days! Sadly, she was not aloud on our friends' boat with them on (as they were leaking dye all over the deck)!!! As a long term Lands End customer, I am really surprised & disappointed in the quality of these shoes. Even if they aren't "water shoes", who keeps their shoes bone dry 100% of the time? You'd have to with these shoes.
July 29, 2013
These shoes are great and comfortable
I took these shoes out and my 6 year old daughter has worn them everyday. I'm thinking of getting a few more in different colors for her. she says they are sooooo comfy and easy to put on. She has long narrow size1 feet and these fit well for walking, climbing trees, riding her bike and all the other fun things that kids do. I love them too.
July 21, 2013