Iconic. That’s truly the only word needed to describe L.L. Bean. 100 years ago Leon Leonwood Bean set out to provide the world with a better line of outdoor apparel. Today, L.L. Bean remains one of the leading suppliers of quality outdoor goods and has been adopted into the prep’s repertoire of brands. In order to celebrate its 100th anniversary, L.L. Bean a line of products in its 100th Anniversary Collection, including the 100th Anniversary Maine Hunting Shoes ($139).
These were the boots that started it all, a waterproof response to inferior products and an innovation in the lives of outdoorsmen everywhere. These boots (available in both men’s and women’s sizes) are designed to replicate as closely as possible those original boots with their tan leather uppers and rubber bottoms. The tan sole found on the modern incarnation of these boots has been replaced by the brick red found on the originals. Each pair comes with two sets of shoelaces, authentic rawhide laces and the modern long-lasting taslan laces, further allowing you to customize your look. At 12″ high, these boots are sure to keep your feet dry even in heavy snow. And, just like in 1912, they are still made in Maine. Some things just stand the test of time, so grab a pair of these American icons that are sure to remain fashionable and functional for another 100 years.