Visitors to the L.L.Bean flagship store in Freeport, Maine, are greeted by a 16-foot-tall Bean Boot sculpture thatstands prominently next to the store’s entrance and always makes for a prime photo opportunity. Over the years, we’ve added smaller sculptures to some regional L.L.Bean stores and even created a Bean Boot parade float for use in Freeport-area parades. To properly kick off our centennial, we’re taking one huge step forward with the introduction of the L.L.Bean Bootmobile — a larger than life, road-ready replica of our iconic Bean Boot, the product that’s been near and dear to us and to so many of our customers since our founding in 1912.
But how did such a gigantic Bean Boot come to be? Take a peek and find out how the L.L.Bean Bootmobile was born:
From its send-off at our factory in Brunswick, Maine, to today’s Times Square debut in New York City, the Bootmobile is off to a great start. We’ve planned an entire year of Anniversary festivities, and the Bootmobile will join us for the fun all year long — giving away gear, hosting Outdoor Discovery Schools® courses in unique locations and featuring a celebrity driver or two. Stay tuned throughout 2012 for travel plans, fun facts, and updates from the Bootmobile’s journey.
Here’s a Bootmobile factoid for you:
If the Bootmobile were a real Bean Boot, it would fit a 143-foot-tall person.
What shoe size would this Paul Bunyan-esque person wear?
Submit your guess below, and we’ll post the correct shoe size on our blog next week.