Saturday, February 23, 2013
I've never been one for "pre-owned" shoes. I actually thought it was yucky. I do vintage, but not undergarments, swimwear, hats & shoes.
However, years ago, I was in line behind a girl in Chicago who had these L.L. Bean boots on. I immediately asked her where she got them, but of course, they were vintage & she got them on ebay. I looked on their website every year hoping they would re-issue them & even looked in their flagship store in Freeport, Maine. Even on ebay, I could never find them in my size & almost gave up, but I found them just last month. I had my trepidations, especially since these were something you wore working (a.k.a.-sweating) in mud, but I couldn't resist putting closure to my long search.
I looked up some "recipes" on how to clean vintage shoes & I've been enjoying them since.