The other day, my husband's brother stopped by, and as is usually the case when I'm in the room, the conversation turned to shoes. He was wearing a pair of brown suede slip-ons that looked so comfortable, and were so worn out, I had to ask about them.
The shoes in question were from LL Bean, and were two years old. They were among the only shoes he liked wearing, because they were so comfortable. After passing the shoes around the room, everyone agreed that they were indeed comfortable and very cool looking. We then promptly took him to the LL Bean web site, and forced him to order a new pair - no point in looking shabby, just because one wants to be comfortable - and I set out to learn more.
After surfing the LL Bean web site, I was happy to find several styles of men's and women's shoes that looked equally comfortable and stylish, but also were priced very affordably. Here are a few of the highlights, the first being the shoes that started the quest.
Available for men
these lightweight casual shoes feature a slip-on design, water and scuff-resistant suede uppers, are available in regular or wide widths, and come in super-hot colors like clay or burnt orange (for women).
LL Bean Comfort Mocs are also available in vented and "Summer Breeze" styles for warmer weather.
These cute boat-style sneakers feature a backless, slip-on design, and stretch canvas and foam footbeds that will form to the contours of your foot. Offered in an array of colors these women's sneakers epitomize the LL Bean style and come in an array of colors, including plum rose, tarragon, navy, white and medium blue.
With mini-lug outsoles, eva cushioning, and nubuck straps, these men's sandals from LL Bean are very stylish and under $30 (U.S.) per pair. Offered in black, bark, or taupe this is a great sandal for guys.
These are just a few of my favorites from the LL Bean web site, but there is a ton to choose from, including handsewn loafers, hiking boots, sandals and slippers. So, if you're a fan of LL Bean's laid-back casualness and outdoorsy styling, be sure to check out more of their shoes on the following pages.
Women's Shoes, Sandals, Boots and Mocs from LL Bean
Men's Footwear - Shoes, Loafers, Boots and Mocs from LL Bean