They’re not fancy and they’re far from sophisticated, but damned if I don’t love the heck out of my L.L. Bean duck boots. Bean boots are pretty much the best shoe ever if you need to tramp through the rain, slush, and mud, be it at a tailgate or on the way to work. In my eight years of living in New York City, they were practically the only shoe I’d ever wear from November – April. Unless you’re unexpectedly wading through a bog, they’ll always keep your feet dry. And the L.L. Bean lifetime guarantee is pretty clutch too.
Thanks to quality and consistent craftsmanship from the Maine-based retailer, Bean Boot fanboys like myself have a generational loyalty to the shoe — My grandparents wore ’em, my parents wear ’em, and you better believe every brother, sister, and cousin in my own generation wears them. The Bean boots look is just a timeless *thing* in the Northeast — A winter weather staple as essential as a quality scarf and a hockey beanie with a pom on top. And the numbers don’t lie — Last year Bean received 600,000 orders for the shoes, which are still handmade in Freeport.
To celebrate 106 years of Bean Boots, L.L. Bean is once again rolling out “small batch” editions of the iconic shoe, mostly with new materials than the traditional leather. These include the following: a suede boot, a tumbled-leather boot, a waxed-canvas boot, and a quilted Thinsulate boot to keep your feet extra toasty.
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