Blundstone and L.L.Bean Released the Work Boot of Your Dreams

Blundstones are everywhere—The New York Times even crowned these rugged, do-it-all Chelsea boots as the shoe of the 2020s. If you haven’t yet hopped onto the trend, now’s your chance to snag a pair that no one else has: The new Blundstone x L.L.Bean Chelsea Boot. It’s based on the Blundstone Original #500, the brand’s most iconic model, and it’s dressed up with new details that nod to L.L.Bean’s New England roots.

The Blundstone x L.L.Bean Chelsea Boot combines style cues and details from both brands. It’s a new twist on the 500, a slip-on boot that Blundstone introduced in 1969 and hasn’t changed much since. Like other Blundstone models, it’s made with a premium leather upper to resist water, dirt, and scrapes, it features dual pull tabs at the top, and it rides on a durable and comfortable sole made from thermoplastic polyurethane. Any fan of L.L.Bean will instantly recognize the brand’s hallmark buffalo plaid, featured prominently on the boot’s elastic gores and on the insole. The upper also features an embossed L.L.Bean logo at the heel.