All Leon Leonwood Bean wanted was a better boot.
After returning from too many hunting trips with cold, wet and chafed feet, he was determined to create one that would stand up to the elements and, most important, keep his feet dry. And so, in 1912, L.L. introduced the Maine Hunting Shoe® — the very shoe that would launch our company.
From the start, L.L. made a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. The Maine Hunting Shoe, a sturdy boot built for the threatening conditions of a New England winter, was backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
As we celebrate a century of innovation and quality, we’re pleased to introduce the 100th Anniversary Maine Hunting Shoe — the first product from our 100th Anniversary Collection. Although we’ve made an update or two over the years, the Maine Hunting Shoe, at its heart, remains the same functional boot that L.L. designed himself.
Our special anniversary design features L.L.’s original red-colored outsole and rawhide laces. Unlike his initial design, this year’s model features Sno-Seal waterproofing – ensuring the warm, dry feet L.L. envisioned from the start.
Like all of our L.L.Bean Boots, the 100th Anniversary Maine Hunting Shoe is made from sole to finish in our Brunswick, Maine, facility.
After 100 years on our shelves, the Maine Hunting Shoe continues to stand the test of time, appearing year after year as a staple in the pages of our catalog and in everyday life — and still backed by our legendary guarantee.
The Maine Hunting Shoe has been with us through years of outdoor adventure, and now we’d like to ask you: where you have been in your Maine Hunting Shoes? Leave a comment below to share your experience.