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Freeport, ME, November 27, 2020

The Original L.L.Bean Boot: Find Your Perfect Fit This Holiday Season

Our notoriously durable L.L.Bean Boots – which have followed the same construction for the past 108 years – are one of our most popular holiday gifts, and for good reason. Each pair of Bean Boots is handmade using the finest leather and waterproof rubber with triple-stitching by our expert craftspeople. They’re so popular, in fact, that we have sold more than 12 million pairs since the Bean Boot was created in 1912. When lined up end-to-end, that quantity of boots stretches 2,178 miles – roughly the distance from Wyoming to Maine.

To ensure you and your loved ones are ready for the outdoors this holiday season, our product team put together a shopping guide with a few of their favorite Bean Boot styles.

8" Unlined Bean Boot

8" Unlined Bean Boot

L.L.Bean Boots – 8”, Unlined

You know the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, it couldn’t be truer for our legendary, Maine-made 8” Unlined Bean Boot. These signature boots are hand-sewn in our factories in Brunswick and Lewiston, Maine, providing our customers with warm, dry feet for 108 years and counting. Available in men’s, women’s and kid sizes, this boot is perfect for everyone on your list. If you’re looking for a children’s boot with a shorter upper, check out our Kids’ 6” Camo boot.

Chamois Lined Bean Boot

Chamois Lined Bean Boot

L.L.Bean Boot – 8” Tumbled-Leather, Chamois Lined

With rich, full-grain leather on the outside and ultra-cozy Portuguese chamois flannel on the inside, our 8” Tumbled-Leather, Chamois-Lined Bean Boot, available in men’s and women’s sizes, is perfect for extra warmth and comfort on cool, crisp days. The leather is gently tumbled to give you a broken-in feeling that will feel like you’ve been wearing them for years, while still looking fresh and new.

Shearling-Lined Bean Boot

Shearling-Lined Bean Boot

L.L.Bean Boot – 10” Shearling-Lined

If you’re shopping for someone who faces extra cold winters, you can’t go wrong with our unbeatably comfortable 10" Shearling-Lined Bean Boot. Its full-grain, waterproof leather will keep rain and snow at bay, while the genuine, natural sheepskin shearling is sure to keep your feet warm and comfortable all day long. With men’s and women’s sizes available, this is a perfect gift for Mom or Dad.

L.L.Bean Boot Size Guide

Once you find your favorite style, all that’s left is to nail down the perfect fit. The general rule of thumb is: buy one size down in unlined boots and your usual size for lined boots. Another factor to consider are your socks. If you plan to wear your Bean Boots with light or midweight socks, order one size down for whole sizes and 1 ½ sizes down for half sizes. If you plan to wear your boots with heavyweight socks – for colder, longer days exploring the outdoors – we recommend ordering your normal size for whole sizes and one size down for half sizes.

Whichever style you choose, we hope your L.L.Bean Boots will lead you and your loved ones to enjoy the restorative powers of the outdoors this holiday season in comfort and in style – just as they were designed.