Oh HOW much fun did I used to make of my mama for wearing her LL Bean Duck Boots? I thought they were the funniest when I was little. Then I grew up. Moved to New England. And became a convert quicker than you can say “Nor’easter.” These silly things are lifesavers in Boston winters.
I remember getting a lot of questions regarding mine last winter, about which style and insulate I have + recommend, so here’s your cheat sheet::
Rubber Moc:: The tried and true “duck boot.” Not great for snow, but make a good rain bootie when you don’t feel like wearing knee-high wellies.
6-inch:: Truthfully, I like where the 6-inch boots hit my legs a bit more (I’m 5’4 for reference), but in the snow + slush, I’m grateful to have the extra height while walking through some of the bigger snow drifts.
8-inch:: Mah jam. Seen here.
Navy Plaid Puffer Vest, Old Navy | Chambray Shirt, Old Navy | Jeans, H&M | York Design Co. Whale Cuff c/o Ma Petite LuLu | Necklace, J.Crew [similar] | Mini Transport Crossbody, Madewell | Bean Boots + Socks, LL Bean
For the lining? Standard will certainly save you a few bucks, but if you’re wearing these in single-digit winter temperatures like I am for a handful of months each year, you’ll be happy with a little extra lining. Mine have Thinsulate and are plenty warm [I wear extra knobby socks, like these, for super frigid days]. You can also take things a step further with their Thinsulate/Gore-Tex to be sure no moisture seeps in, or Shearling-Lined for serious warmth.
Not sponsored by LL Bean, just a serious fan girl over here.
Do you wear Bean Boots? Which ones do you have?