Want
Bean Boots This Fall?

Better Get 'Em Now

L.L. Bean Bean Boots

You've really got to hand it to L.L. Bean's world-famous Bean Boot. The word "iconic" gets thrown around a lot these days, but you'd be hard pressed to find a more signature style that works for all ages and through nearly any style movement. Americana/workwear? Dapper Continental dressing? Relaxed streetwear? These rugged boots have withstood all of them, all the while combatting nature's harshest conditions.

L.L. Bean Bean Boots

But here's the thing. The boots sell out every fall and by the time the cold and rain and sleet and snow show up, waiting lists have stretched to the tens of thousands. The reason for the shortage? L.L. Bean's commitment to crafting each pair the old fashioned way—almost entirely by hand. But that's not to say they aren't cranking them out. Last year, the company made 3,000 pairs a day and sold a record-breaking 600,000 pairs. Over the past two years, the factories in Maine that make the boots have been working nearly 24/7—three shifts, six days a week—in an attempt to keep up with the demand.

Plus, the company's doing things a bit differently this year. They've started producing a variety of different boot options, including a number of "small batch" styles. Meaning it's possible some boots won't sell out this year. But we wouldn't chance it.

L.L. Bean Small Batch Line

Small Batch
Bean Boots
with Thinsulate
,
$149

Small Batch Maine Hunting Shoe
with waxed canvas,
out in September

Small Batch
Bean Boots
with Padded Collar
,
$139

From left to right:
Small Batch Bean Boots with Thinsulate, $149; Small Batch Maine Hunting Shoe with waxed canvas, out in September; Small Batch Bean Boots with Padded Collar, $139

Got an Old Pair?

For a reasonable fee, L.L. Bean's skilled craftsmen will repair and revitalize your beloved duck boots along with nearly anything else they sell—from jackets and backpacks to tents and sleeping bags.

For a reasonable fee, L.L. Bean's skilled craftsmen will repair and revitalize your beloved duck boots along with nearly anything else they sell—from jackets and backpacks to tents and sleeping bags.