Saved by the Boots – a Customer’s Story

We’ve heard many stories over the years regarding our customers’ reliance on L.L.Bean Boots for protection against nature’s unruly elements, such as rain or snow. But lightning? Yes, we’ve got a lightning story too.


For Alan J. Dreher, Friday the 13th brought about an extremely unusual event – one that almost cost him his life. Although it has been over thirty years since we’ve received this letter, it’s still a remarkable story of how Alan’s loyalty to his Bean Boots actually saved his life.

Saved by the Boots - Alan Dreher's story


While they say lightning never strikes the same place twice, we have a feeling another life-altering story might be out there. Do you have a memorable story you’d like to share with us? Share Your Story here or in the comment section below. We can’t wait to hear from you.

  1. Casey Lucas | March 12, 2012 | 10:16 am

    I read this story and had no idea that it took place in my hometown! What a great story!

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