Back by (VERY) Popular Demand: the Original 1970 LL Bean Lounger

Well, I love sharing good news.  Long time Red Clay Soul readers remember our love for the Lounger, and our call for their return.  They came back, but as a lined version sans strap, but lookie here: LL Bean has come through:

From Kathy at LL Bean:

The original Lounger Boot is one of the most recently requested styles in our Bean Boot line ever to be brought back from the archives. L.L.Bean recently introduced the boot in an insulated version, however, requests for the original non-insulated style with the buckle over the forefoot has continued to pour in from our customers. This actually made it an easy decision to bring it back.  The new boot is modeled after the 1970 version, complete with the adjustable buckle detail for fit.  And we are proud to be producing it here at our own factory in Brunswick, Maine.  The boot is made using a premium oiled, supple leather that looks and feels amazing right out of the box and will just get better with age.

The boots will be available for purchase in mid-September…perfect for this Fall.  Winner winner chicken dinner….



  1. 08/09/2012 / 9:44 AM

    Nice! I have to ask, will they get the Bean Boot tag on the back, or the old school Maine Hunting Shoe version?

  2. 08/09/2012 / 10:26 AM

    Here’s to hoping they put out a women’s version too…

  3. Nick
    08/09/2012 / 6:30 PM

    love the way they look!

  4. Todd
    08/09/2012 / 9:35 PM

    Can’t wait

  5. Daniel Walters
    08/09/2012 / 9:42 PM

    Can’t wait!

  6. NCJack
    08/09/2012 / 10:59 PM

    Great!! These are just right for those nasty weather short trips where you don’t need a lot of prep…just grab and go. Mine from years back got “just gone” (probably in a Goodwill run by mistake) and I never did care for the lined models

  7. ken Dunson
    08/10/2012 / 12:42 AM

    High five!

  8. JRS
    08/10/2012 / 9:28 AM

    @Ryan – they will say ‘Maine Hunting Shoe’ on the back. Extra points…

  9. Eddie
    08/17/2012 / 11:00 AM

    Excellent work. I have a pair of lace-up 8″ L.L. Bean boots that are my go-to boating shoes in cold weather. A pair of loungers will be even better. I need a second pair of all-purpose boots, anyway. If you get water in them on Saturday, you have a dry pair of boots waiting for you Sunday morning.

    Mobile, Ala.

  10. 08/17/2012 / 2:51 PM

    Is that a brown on brown upper/lower color combination in the second picture or does the lighting just make it appear so?

  11. bhd
    11/10/2012 / 10:55 AM

    Any idea when these will be available? They are not yet for sale on the LLB website?

  12. Sarah Hughes
    12/16/2013 / 7:49 PM

    Where and when can I get these boots? The ll bean
    Buckle lounger?

  13. Fred Bue
    03/29/2015 / 1:45 PM

    How do I get pair of size 9 uninsulated loungers?

  14. Phil gay
    10/13/2015 / 9:30 AM

    How can I order these..??

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