An ad for the Bean Boots from 1980. LL Bean. You probably noticed a lot of brown and tan rubber-bottomed foul weather shoes this season.
Designed by LL Bean himself in 1912 (yes, you read that right), the boots still embody the original design (with modern upgrades like toasty Thinsulate lining).
BRUNSWICK, Maine—For over a hundred years, the company Leon Leonwood Bean founded has been making rubber boots and outdoor clothes in this area, about 25 miles north of Portland.
The Bean Boot is a classic for a reason — it prevents that wet feet feeling thanks to an impressive rubber bottom and an instantly recognizable leather upper.Pick sleek, waterproof boots for dreary weather and wingtips for business meetings.Like most things LL Bean puts out, these boots have been comprehensively tested on the field and entirely rebuilt to become lighter and less bulky.