October 31, 2013

L.L. Bean to give Red Sox players commemorative boots

By Dennis Hoey dhoey@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

FREEPORT – Maine’s best known outdoor sporting goods retailer has developed a unique gift for members of the world champion Boston Red Sox baseball team: Commemorative boots.

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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell celebrates with David Ortiz after Game 6 of baseball’s World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-1 to win the series.

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Image of the Red Sox World Series champions boot, taken from the L.L. Bean blog “TrailMix.”

L.L. Bean, which is based in Freeport, announced Thursday on “Trailmix,” a company blog, that it would be giving specially designed L.L. Bean boots to Red Sox players and staff.

The boots, according to the blog, will feature a commemorative logo on the red leather upper portion of the boot that reads, “2013 World Champions Boston Strong.” The only portion of the boot that won’t be red will be the rubber bottoms which will remain tan-colored.

The company says the limited edition boot was designed and sized specifically for the Red Sox team and staff by its “expert boot builders in Brunswick, Maine.”

L.L. Bean also saysthe boot will “never be sold,” adding that it’s the company’s way of saying thanks to the Red Sox “for all the Fenway memories.”

L.L. Bean was founded in 1912, the same year that Fenway Park was built.

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