L.L. Bean's classic boots, or Bean boots, as they're lovingly called by everyone who's anyone, are wonderful. They're the essential boot for, well, anything. Haulin' firewood? Yep. Rainy day? Uh huh. Shovelin' snow? You bet. College party? Why not. I basically live in them and often have to remind myself that I own other (very nice) shoes.
Leon Leonwood Bean (L.L. Bean!) created the shoes when he went hunting one day and was like, "Man, my feet are wet." So the boots are not only waterproof, but awesome.
As you can see, my family has quite the collection of Bean boots. Mine are second from the left. I have a pair just like the ones on the far left, but I left them at school. Wahh. Please notice my rug. It's nice. And oriental.
You may have noticed something different about the first picture. Yep, go look for it now. As you can see above, my mom's shoes (on the left) are awesome and vintage. They say "Maine Hunting Shoe" instead of "Bean Boots." Totally jeal. That doesn't mean I don't wear mine with pride though!
So, everyone, if you haven't already done so, go get yourself a pair of Bean boots. You won't be sorry. Just, please, don't get the nasty knockoffs by Sporto or Sperry. There. You're all set. Wait, also, I wouldn't get them insulated or lined with any Goretex/Thinsulate/whatever else they can jam in your boots. They're warm the way they already are and make a good excuse to wear awesome socks.
Happy New Year!