L.L. Bean boots are ideal for braving adverse conditions. They’re waterproof and durable — some are even lined — and they’ll handle any winter conditions. Leon Leonwood Bean designed them as a solution to prevent wet feet while hunting in Maine’s damp conditions. And, the design of the boot hasn’t changed much since it first came out in 1911: it features a stout rubber bottom and a hardy leather upper, which makes them ideal for winter’s inclement conditions.
The boots have spread beyond hunting though, and now come in different heights with various linings for different temperatures and uses. If you like the style and are looking for other options, try these three other waterproof boots.
Sperry Avenue Duck Boots
These Sperry boots feature a fully-lined waterproof upper, a razor-cut siped rubber outsole and a lightly cushioned footbed. Best of all, the style is now discounted at Zappos and costs just $90.
Sore Cheyanne Metro Boots
This boot has a waterproof suede upper, 100g insulation and sole with “pattern disruptions” for greater traction. It is seam sealed and features a microfleece lining.
Quoddy Field Boots
Made in Maine, this customizable boot has a waterproof injection-molded EVA shell with a nod to Quoddy’s handsewn construction. The sole, sourced from Sperry, has a a siping pattern for added traction and the upper uses Horween leather lined with waterproof fabric.
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