Footwear With a Little Help from Our Friends

When you’ve been making shoes and boots for over a hundred years, you not only learn how to consistently craft the highest quality footwear, you learn how to recognize other brands that also do it well. Instead of simply admiring these other brands for workmanship and materials that rival our own, we decided to add them to our collection. So now you have even more great styles to choose from, making it easier than ever to find just what you want and feel good about your purchase. Best of all, when you buy your footwear from L.L.Bean it’s backed by our legendary 100% guarantee.

Keen Bryce Waterproof Hiking Boots and Shoes

Keen Bryce Waterproof Hiking Boots and Shoes

We’ve set the bar so high only a select few can reach it

Before we add a new brand to our collection, our experts pore over piles of data and meet with production specialists to ensure each shoe or boot meets the same high standards for craftsmanship as our own. But even that isn’t enough. Every brand we include must also share our dedication to using premium materials, our passion for discovering and incorporating the world’s most cutting-edge technologies and of course our great love for the outdoors.

Women's Merrell Captiva Waterproof Boots

Women’s Merrell Captiva Waterproof Boots

The best of the best

Merrell. New Balance. Salomon. Teva. Keen. Rockport. Franco Sarto. Charles David…the list goes on. These brands are the leaders and trendsetters in the footwear industry and each one adds something unique to our collection. Plus, every brand we offer – L.L.Bean included – shares a common goal: to help our customers enjoy life to the fullest, indoors and out. By adding some of these select styles to our own assortment, we intend to help you do just that.

Whatever kind of footwear you’re looking for, there’s a good chance you can find it in our extensive L.L.Bean collection. And now with even more choices at hand, a bigger team of product experts at your side and our 100% guarantee with you every step of the way – you simply can’t go wrong.

  1. See above | December 13, 2014 | 4:46 pm


    Haven’t found anyplace in your ads, etc. to answer my question – I’ve had a pair of LL Bean boots for 25-30 years – they’re in need of refurbishing which I understand you do. Where do I ship ’em to be repaired, how much does the repair cost, do you advise cost to repair prior to repairing, e.g., if 50% of the cost of new pair, might be advisable to buy. How long does repair usually take???

    Thanx for reply, ’tis appreciated

    Long time card member and purchaser:
    H. Theodore Campbell
    145 Brookside Drive
    Yellow Springs, OH 45387

    • Laurie | L.L.Bean | December 16, 2014 | 11:04 am

      Hi, Please contact our customer service team directly at 800-441-5713 or email for detailed information on how to send in your L.L.Bean Boots for refurbishing. Best, ^LB

  2. chris smock | January 26, 2015 | 8:51 pm

    I notice that you say you set the bar high for products, but does that include research on the manufacturer and raw products used? Even high end brands have been using fur that is labeled incorrectly, especially from China.
    Is LL Bean doing more than these companies? Can you guarantee that faux fur is fake ?

    I only recommend you because it was “made in the USA” – which is rare nowadays… Are your partner brands also made in the US using raw materials from America?

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