My L. L. Bean Maine Hunting Shoe dates from the early 80s and are still going strong. In this video I show the shoes (boots) before and after a cleanup using saddle soap and a treatment of Pecard Original Leather Dressing:
Now called Men’s Bean Boots by L.L.Bean
Made in Maine, one pair at a time
Waterproof protection of rubber combined with the comfort of leather
Unique foot form offers stability and comfort
Full-grain leather sheds rain and snow
Whoever says “they don’t build things like they used to,” doesn’t own these boots. Today, our signature boots are still sewn right here in Maine – one pair at a time – by expert craftspeople whose technical skills and passion for their work is evident in every pair of boots they make.
Warm, dry feet haven’t gone out of style in a hundred years, so we haven’t needed to change L.L.’s innovative design. Just as when he created them in 1912, our boots combine the waterproof protection of rubber-bottom boots with the supple comfort of full-grain leather. A uniquely shaped foot form offers comfort and stability, and a steel shank adds support. Our original rubber chain-tread bottom provides traction and durability while keeping your feet dry. Many boots on the market might look similar to L.L.Bean Boots, but they lack the attention to detail and premium-quality materials that have allowed ours to stand the test of time. Made in Maine, USA.
Note: I usually wear a size 11D but in these I wear 10N and they fit perfect even with the insole. The original insole that I show in this video was optional back in the day but is no longer available. Now days I would order the ECCO leather insoles:
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