Courtesy of a long, cold winter and a very wet spring, people have been lining up to buy our L.L.Bean Boots all year. So many in fact, that before we knew it we were experiencing an unprecedented demand. We couldn’t make them fast enough.
It wasn’t just the weather taking a toll on our inventory. Our L.L.Bean Boots were popping up in unexpected places like Fashion Week in New York City, earning a lot of attention and new fans for their classic style (not to mention their ability to keep feet dry).
Everyone from models to magazine editors to world-renowned shoe designers wanted a pair. It was such big news up here in Maine, local TV station WCSH Channel 6 produced a great feature story about it.
With everyone from college kids to fashionistas wanting our L.L.Bean Boots, we’ve been working around the clock to catch up with all the orders, and we’ll continue to do whatever we can to get more boots to our customers. What we won’t do is sacrifice quality for quantity. Our boots are still made in Brunswick, Maine, by a small team of expert stitchers who meticulously handcraft each pair so that every single stitch and every last detail get the special attention they deserve.
Some fun facts about our iconic L.L.Bean Boots:
- Almost 400,000 boots are made in our Brunswick location each year.
- They’re loved around the world – our boots have been shipped to 160 countries.
- Lovingly maintained and rebuilt for decades – some L.L.Bean Boot sewing machines date back to the 1940s or earlier.
They say good things come to those who wait. We couldn’t agree more. And we promise: when you get your boots, you’ll agree, too.