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L.L. Bean might be best known for their assortment of boots and cold-weather gear, but what you may not realize is that their summer selection is just as good. From lightweight fabrics that are calling for days spent outdoors to cozy layering pieces that are perfect for evenings by the fire, consider your summer wardrobe sorted.
Take their Women's Original Maine Isle Flip-Flops (shop them in Canada here, shop them in the U.S. here) for example. These fun, patterned flip-flops bring a dose of playful style to any outfit, and include designs like dog, fish and dragonfly motifs among the many styles available — and they're affordable, too.
These classic flip-flops are a staple once the temperature rises, and have become one of L.L. Bean's most popular styles. In fact, they're such a fan favourite that the brand brought them back by popular demand after once discontinuing the sandals.
Made with a cushioned EVA footbed for arch support and comfortable nylon web straps, they're perfect for everyday wear. An additional wedge of EVA under the heel adds even more support and all-day comfort, while a rubber outsole lends better traction and durability.
Since these sandals only come in women's whole sizes 6 to 11, the brand recommends that half sizes order the next size down for the best fit.
What shoppers are saying
Hundreds of L.L. Bean shoppers have taken to the site's reviews section to rave about their love of the Women's Original Maine Isle Flip-Flops. They've earned a 4.3-star average rating, with shoppers calling them the "perfect flip-flops."
"I love these classic L.L. Bean flip-flops," reads one five-star review. "They are comfortable and dry quickly if they get wet...Perfect for the beach—hardest part is choosing from all the adorable designs!"
"I own about six pairs of these flip flops. My go-to every summer. The patterns are cute and I always get compliments. You can’t go wrong with these," reads another.
Shoppers say that in addition to being extremely comfortable, these flip-flops also "stand the test of time."
"These flip-flops do not wear out," noted one reviewer, while another said that they have "had a pair of these for probably 9 or 10 years [and] still wear them."
Despite all of the rave reviews, some shoppers found that the straps on these sandals were simply "too loose" to be comfortable while others found them to be "too small." Given that the majority of reviewers found the flip-flops to be "true to size," it may just involve some trial and error to find the perfect fit.
Die-hard fans of the Women's Original Maine Isle Flip-Flops are quick to share that these sandals are comfortable, supportive, and durable. Their adorable patterned straps are also the cherry on top of these must-have flip-flops.
While some reviewers noted that they had issues with inconsistent sizing, they remain a shopper-favourite product that's perfect for summer.