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The L.L.Bean Bootmobile

Rated highest smiles per gallon

The original L.L.Bean Boot was designed to help people enjoy the outdoors – and our larger-than-life mobile replica was too. The Bootmobile has covered more than 160,000 miles, appeared at hundreds of events in 14 states and dozen college campuses, and made tracks to every L.L.Bean store.

Bootmobile schedule

Share the fun with our expert guides as they hit the road for a full schedule of outdoor activities, demonstrations and special events.

Aug 15 - 16, 2018
Millinocket, ME Get Directions
Trails End Festival

The Bootmobile will be spending the weekend celebrating one of its favorite parts of our home state of Maine: the end of the Appalachian Trail and Katahdin region. Visit the festival for live music, good food, and plenty of shoenanigans with our Bootmobile team. Don’t miss the Saturday morning parade for a view of our rolling icon!

Aug 21 - 22, 2018
Orono, ME Get Directions
L.L.Bean Pop-Up Shop Fall Tour: University of Maine - Orono

The L.L.Bean Pop-Up Shop and Bootmobile collide at the University of Maine - Orono for games, giveaways, and a special student discount at our mobile store! Celebrate the beginning of the fall season with us with a new pair of L.L.Bean Boots, cozy outerwear, custom bootlaces and more!

Aug 24, 2018
Springfield, MA Get Directions
L.L.Bean Pop-Up Shop Fall Tour: Western New England University

Everything you love about L.L. Bean - on campus! Visit our rolling icon as it steps alongside our L.L.Bean Pop-Up Shop to bring a customizable bootlace bar, special student discount, and plenty of SHOEnanigans!

Aug 24 - 26, 2018
Newport, RI Get Directions
L.L.Bean Shore Tour: Newport

Join us at our stop on the L.L.Bean Shore Tour! Our expert paddling guides will be instructing kayaking and SUP courses all weekend long. Our infamous boot-on-wheels will be stepping in - bringing a boot-load of fun games and giveaways!

Aug 26 - 29, 2018
Amherst, MA Get Directions
L.L.Bean Pop-Up Shop Fall Tour: UMASS

The Bootmobile is making tracks to UMASS for the second time this year! Visit us outside the Student Union for games, giveaways, and a special student discount at the Pop-Up Shop! We’re bringing all your fall favorites - outerwear, accessories, custom bootlaces,and our unbeatable L.L.Bean Boots!

What's more fun than the Bootmobile? Two Bootmobiles!

The original Bootmobile was so popular, it needed a sidekick. So, we built a second. It's a bit smaller, lighter and greener—the engine is biodiesel compatible. An interactive entertainment system adds to the fun. Now we have a fleet of big feet, revving up for a season of special events near and far.

Our popular Bootmobile needed a sidekick. This one is a bit smaller, lighter and greener, with a biodiesel-compatible engine.

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About the Bootmobiles

If they were real boots

Shoe sizes would be 747 and 708. The person wearing them would be about 143 feet tall. That's 32 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.


Bootmobile 1 - 13' 6"

Bootmobile 2 - 11' 6"

Base and Construction

Bootmobile 1 - Built on a Ford F250 frame, steel and fiberglass construction

Bootmobile 2 - Built on a GMC Sierra 2500 HD chassis frame, aluminum and fiberglass construction


Shoelaces are made of 12-strand braided mooring rope, capable of towing 106,000 lb.

Behind the wheel

An interview with Bootmobile Driver, L.L.Bean ambassador, and outdoorsman Eddie Flaherty

Known to his coworkers as “Eddie of the Woods,” Eddie Flaherty is more than just gifted at driving the 13-foot Bootmobile. This Registered Maine Guide leads whitewater rafting adventures, is an avid fly fisherman, and plans on playing semi-pro football when he's not on the road.

We thought it would be great to catch up with Eddie and learn what it's like behind the wheel.

Behind the Wheel with Eddie Flaherty, Bootmobile Driver, Outdoorsman and L.L.Bean Ambassador.

Keep in Step with the Bootmobile

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