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A good deal

December 20th, 2007 at 03:09 am

I pulled out my winter boots a couple of weeks ago to find my two pairs not really usable. Both pairs are over 10 years old. The vibram sole on the dressier pair had just about collapsed, and the uppers are looking quite shabby. The uppers on my GoreTex insulated LL Bean boots are still in good shape even despite their age, but the sole has been worn down to be almost flat.

I am lucky enough to live near an LL Beans outlet, so I went there to figure out what to do for winter boots this year. I had thought about replacing the Bean boots, but I found a cheaper way around that--as I was in the checkout line, I spyed safety treads for ice fishing for $5. I bought those and put them on the Bean boots--they stay in place, unlike the much more expensive "YakTracks" that I had bought a few years ago. Now I have a way to shovel snow and pick at ice while having some traction, and it only cost $5. (I did buy some dressier snow boots for $60, too, to wear to work).

It looks like we're in for a bad winter, so it's good to have these purchases in hand early in the season.

2 Responses to “A good deal”

  1. threebeansalad Says:

    I have a pair of
    Text is LL Bean Snow Mocs and Link is
    LL Bean Snow Mocs. They were a GREAT purchase. I love them because I can walk to work in them and wear them inside all day. They are comfy and don't scream BOOTS!

  2. Dido Says:

    Those are the ones I bought for "dressier"! (Not dressy, just "dressier.")

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