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Monday, January 2, 2012

L.L. Bean boot gets a kick from retro trend | TOP BUSINESS - The News Tribune

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A nearly century-old hunting boot is catching on with a younger generation that sees the utilitarian footwear as hip. L.L Bean’s familiar duck boot with leather uppers and rubber soles, designed for slogging through mud and snow, has become something of a fashion statement owing to its newfound popularity on college campuses, the company says. Another reason is new styles, including something Leon Leonwood Bean surely never envisioned in 1912: bright blue and pink leather, new for spring.Part of the success of the boot is its versatility, in barnyards or in cities, in snow or rain.

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L.L. Bean boot gets a kick from retro trend | TOP BUSINESS - The News Tribune

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