With the copious amounts of snow and, now with temperatures warming, slush over the past few weeks, I’ve been living in my Bean Boots. I’m in and out of my car, walking into stores all day, so my boots keep my feet dry and comfortable. The traditional styling of the boots is iconic and could hardly be improved upon. Yet that hasn’t stopped L.L.Bean from trying with its Small Batch series.
The Small Batch Bean Boots tweak the boots just enough to provide a different look. The two options in the 8″ currently both bring suede uppers to the conversation while shedding the traditional tan/brown colorway for shale gray/black/cayenne and dark cocoa/juniper/gum options. Besides the color change and the suede uppers, the rest of the shoe stays the same.
Do I need another pair of Beans Boots? One certainly does the trick. But there’s a big difference between need and want.