Men's Trekker Closed Toe Sandals
Horribly uncomfortable, not true to size & horrible shipping package
I previously purchased a pair very similar to these sandals from Land's End & loved them. Unfortunately they have NO SIZE on them, so ordering the proper size was holding me back. I am an 8.5 in some brands and a 9 in others. If anything I like my sneakers snug bc I have shin splints. I ordered the 8.5 and they are WAY too big. For the record, I do wear some sneakers w/o socks.. so do not think I did not account for the space an athletic sock would take up. I have never been a size 8 in any sneaker or shoe since adulthood & these are so big, I may even have needed a 7.5.
Quality/ comfort- they just are horrible compared to my other Land's End shoe sandals (no longer sold). There is no arch and they remind me of walking in Vans or skater sneaker types. That alone would make me return these. The string also does not tighten the way my previous pair did. The design change was a bad decision by my estimation since I like my sneakers tighter and can't get these tight enough.
The first thing I noticed obviously was the packaging. They came in a bag & all crushed. NO SHOE BOX!!!!!! No box at all. Yes they were stuffed with paper, but the heels are crushed from shipping. My previous pair I got at Sears and they came with a box. I would have purchased the shoe sandals at Sears, but there is not a Sears near me that carries this design.
My suggestion is that if you are considering these, be prepared to return them. And ULTIMATELY try to buy them at Sears so you can try them on for size and feel.
I am returning them for a refund.
April 1, 2014
Poor style change
I wanted a new closed toed sandal to supplement the one I bought a year or so ago and liked. Unfortunately, Lands End changes design so often that I can't find the same product the next year. This one was just too uncomfortable. The opening for the foot is just too small because I have a higher instep.. (Same problem with the all weather moc design -- the original was much better).
March 17, 2014
Dad loves them!
My dad can't get over how light and comfortable these sandals are. I ordered them in the wide because of his bunions. At 88-years old, he tends to shuffle rather than pickup his feet. He told me he has no problem wearing these. I'll be ordering another pair. Thanks LE!
March 6, 2014
Very comfortable right away
I had an older pair of a similar style, which I had for many years. I needed to replace them and wanted something comfortable and cool. These shoes fit the bill on both counts. They are comfortable both with and without socks, and are cooler than the older style. The shoes seem to conform to your feet. One issue with the old pair was that the tongue often got in the way. That problem is solved by not having a tongue at all. The shoes can be adjusted using the bungee type laces.
My only concern is that they may not last as long as the previous pair (7-8 years), but they are relatively inexpensive to replace. Overall, quite happy with the purchase.
February 20, 2014
great fitting shoe
I purchased the sandals for my husband. He prefers wearing sandals over house shoes. He has told me numerous times about the comfort of these sandals. Well worth the money, especially since they were 40% off. Getting them delivered to me in-time for Christmas was not a problem for Lands End nor UPS. The sizing was exactly as expected. They look very nice with black socks and long PJs.
January 7, 2014
They are extremely comfortable & fit well.
October 18, 2013
Problem with heel strap
I really wanted to like these sandals. They look great and fitted well. Sadly I had to return them because the area where the heel strap loops around the metal buckle was uneven and badly chafed the side of my heel. The only way to alleviate this discomfort would have been to wear socks which kind of defeats the purpose of sandals. So while fit and style merit 5 stars, comfort would be in my case rate only 2. My Oxford Watershoes on the other hand which I also recently purchased from Lands End are very comfortable, and I am delighted with them.
July 25, 2013
Good comfortable shoes
I ordered these shoes for my husband. He loved them when we received them. It is very comfortable, look better than the photos, and seems like a good pair of solid shoes. The sizes are slightly bigger than normal so he ordered half a size smaller and it was perfect.
July 20, 2013
Overall good practical design
I recently purchased these closed toe sandals. The design seems to be good, I especially like the rear heel piece because I have to wear heel cushions frequently and this piece keeps them inside the sandal without coming out. They seem pretty comfortable with this rear strap, I just hope the velcro strap remains in good shape, I've worn them quite often since receiving them and they seem to be adaptable to walking conditions as well as they are a fairly good looking sandal, low socks also fit well with them.
July 20, 2013
Nice fit; no break in period required
I usually take a 10.5 wide, but ordered this sandal in 10.5 medium since wide wasn't offered. Was pleased that the sandals fit well, offered support so you can walk in them for a long time, and didn't require a break-in period. I've been wearing them a lot since receiving them. They appear to be well made, but time will tell.
July 8, 2013