Thanks to the 2016 shitshow of an election year, all us Yuppies now have to deal with this absolute garbage:
So, sorry northeaster preppies. No more L.L. Bean for us.
Here’s a list of Bean-alternatives that we can buy hopefully with a clean conscious.
Once the holy grail of winter boots, now they can suffocate under a pile of frozen cow pies. Here are some warm and waterproof boots you can try instead. Most styles available in both male and female, but I’m just going to post women’s boots, fyi.
Sperry Saltwater Thinsulate Duck Boots ($130, sperry.com)
Almost the exact same look as the Bean Boots, with the same waterproof exterior. These variety isn’t lined in shearling– instead, it’s a “microfleece thinsulate”– but it’s also a bit less expensive.
Sorel Caribou Boot ($150, sorel.com)
Available in three different colors, the shearling is removable just in case. These boots get AMAZING reviews on every site.
UGG Ostrander Boot ($190, ugg.com)
Not gonna lie, these are shit-can ugly. But they’re waterproof, and have been tested to be pretty cozy up to temperatures of -4*F.
Target Women’s Cover Girl Duck Winter Boots ($35, target.com)
Water RESISTANT but not waterproof; also no shearling or lining. But for $35, acceptable with thick socks and maybe a can of Kiwi Boot Protector.