clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

L.L. Bean's Boot on Wheels Is Too Big for the Statue of Liberty

New, 1 comment

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.


Original Times Square image via Andrey Bayda/Shutterstock.com

Things we learned from this Hairpin post: 1) It's L.L. Bean's 100th anniversary. 2) The "L"s in "L.L. Bean" stand for "Leon Leonwood." 3) To celebrate Leon's legacy, the company will be parking its Bootmobile in Times Square tomorrow from 1pm to 3pm.

If you want more boot trivia—and who doesn't?—we suggest you turn your attention to the Bangor Daily News, which reports that the shoe is 13 feet tall, 20.6 feet long, and 7.6 feet wide, making it a size 747. (Actually, come to think of it, that might be an airplane pun?) Also: "While a famous giant lady resides in New York City, the boot would be too big for her, according to Bean." You'd need to be 143 feet tall to wear the boot properly, and Lady Liberty is just too short.
· The Legacy of Leon Leonwood Bean [The Hairpin]
· L.L. Bean sees small sales growth as it kicks off 100th anniversary tour [BDN]
· Join the Fun [L.L. Bean]

Times Square

42nd Street and Broadway New York NY