Comments for: LL Bean gets ‘Bootmobile’ to help celebrate 100th birthday

Posted Jan. 16, 2012, at 2:21 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 17, 2012, at 5:15 a.m.

FREEPORT | Back in the days before retailers such as Gap, J. Crew or American Outfitters, there were guys such as L.L. Bean, Eddie Bauer, David Abercrombie and Ezra Fitch. In Maine, L.L. Bean found success without consumer research, focus groups or fashionistas to tell him what to sell. …

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  • Anonymous

    It would be neat to have a picture of the boot they are talking about (with wheels) but if it’s being unveiled in NYC, LL Bean is probably not sharing pictures yet.

    EDITED TO ADD: They have a picture of the vehicle now! I hope we see it around Maine this summer!

    • Anonymous

      It would be REALLY neat to have a picture of the boot leaving the state line next to his “open for business sign”. Oh, wait , is that still there?

  • Anonymous

    Is this supposed to represent Maine?
    too pretty, should have been a 4 wheel drive jeep with big snow tires….  mud splashed up the sides, gun racks, hi lift jack on the side, maybe a carcass strapped across the hood. with an out of date inspection sticker. (;

    • Anonymous

      Looks like it may be a Ford F250.  That’s pretty close, right?

      • Anonymous

        From a different article:  “The 13-foot-high, 20-foot-long vehicle is built over the body of a Ford F-250 diesel pickup truck.”

  • StillRelaxin

    I see a problem fitting this rubber booty through the car wash.  At least we know it won’t leak!

  • Anonymous

    Crappy headline ….one sentence about the boot. We all know the tedious story of LL Bean, but what about the boot ? …. Who’s idea ? who built it? where, how about a race with the Weinermobile? Come on ! Not another boring recounting of LL Bean and how almost everything now comes from China.

  • Anonymous

    Left foot or right? Inquiring minds want to know…

    • Anonymous

      Everyone knows you put your “best” foot forward!

  • Guest

    how silly

  • Jollyroger

    The L.L. Bean “bootmobile” burns fossil fuel. Seriously? Why copy Oscar Myer Weiner’s weinermobile? This is counter to everything Bean’s represents and should be raising the ire of conservationists and environmentalists everywhere. Duh. Epic marketing failure.

  • Anonymous

    Finally a nice positive article and the posts are naysayers. Get a life.

  • Anonymous

    Would love to have the boot come visit down here in Norfolk!  LOVE L.L. Bean!

    • Just as long as the sock that comes with it has been recently laundered.
      :)

  • Anonymous

     Last time I orderd their lined slippers they were made in China. Advertised the exact same way their previous USA  made slippers. HANDMADE. Right! BY WHO? Also shoddy materials. Didn’t last nowhere near as long as the USA made. Last time they got an order from me. Was the bootcar made in China too?

  • Anonymous

    Needs a trailer with a big can of  Lysol !

  • Anonymous

    The best part is, if it wears out you can just return it. 

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