Good news: You don’t actually need Bean Boots, and there are plenty of alternatives that you can buy right now.
More good news: They’re just as good as the legendary Bean Boots.
If you forgot to buy snow boots until now, it’s not too late. These 5 boots will keep your feet warm and dry for years to come.
Sorel makes some tough-as-nails boots that are ideal for snowy winter conditions. The version closest to the Bean Boots is the Cheyanne Lace Boot, which features a full-grain leather upper and rubber bottom, just like the Bean Boot.
As a bonus, the boots are also lined, so they will keep your feet nice and toasty.
Cabela's didn't even try to hide the obvious similarities between the Bean Boot and their Insulated Lace-Up Boot.
The shape mimics the classic boot almost exactly, but they're actually in stock. No word on quality, though they are a bit cheaper than the original.
While not as trendy as the shape of the Bean Boot, the Sorel Caribou boot is a classic style that is just as authentic.
Designed to withstand temperatures as cold as -40 degrees Fahrenheit, these boots will certainly never leave your feet with a chill. They also have an AeroTrac outsole for better traction on slippery surfaces.
LL Bean makes plenty of other winter boots. And since they're less trendy than the Bean Boots, they're actually in stock.
Our pick is the Maine Pac Boots, which sport a similar aesthetic to Sorel's Caribou boots. They're one of the warmest boots LL Bean sells -- perfect for the coldest of climates.
Anyone who shops at J. Crew knows that they basically sell a version of every popular menswear item, if not the real thing, through their collaborations.
For their version of the Bean Boot, they sell the LaCrosse for J Crew Duck Boot, an exclusive collaboration with LaCrosse Footwear. Just don't call it a knockoff.
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