I became a total Bean Boot convert about halfway through college after initially buying into the Hunter Boot hype…seriously still can’t understand why those are so popular, guys…
Bean Boots (also known as Duck Boots) are the single best and only option that I ever recommend to people who ask me for a rain/snow boot recommendation for the winter. In case you’re not familiar with them, I wanted to break down every possible question you could ever have, from sizing, shape, and styling to help make your decision easier!
The timing couldn’t be better too…because they are 25% OFF RIGHT NOW!!! This never happens, and it probably won’t again for a while. Sale ends Tuesday, 11/14/17 with the code 25OFF) Even more insane? They aren’t backordered!! I typically recommend that people who want these order in August to avoid waiting several months for the backordering, but it looks like their rising popularity in recent years has convinced them to stock up for the season!
In case that’s not all enough to convince you, here are some of those other Q&A’s I promised!
What is The Best Use/Weather for Bean Boots?
Honestly, all weather – unless you’re living in a tropical climate in which case a general rain boot would probably be just fine…(I ordered these recently and love them, plus they’re only $50!) Bean Boots are great for any terrain, especially snow, and they are incredibly comfortable. It kinda feels like a luxury when I get to wear them to work!
Are They Comfortable?
Y-E-S! You have total flexibility, and great traction, which is great news for clumsy people like me who spend a lot of time falling on their butt anytime there is so much as a single icicle in a 6 mile radius.
How Do I Know What Size to Get?
Their sizing guide is incredibly accurate, but I’ll reiterate here for a personal perspective. These run large. Order one full size down from what you normally wear. I know what you’re thinking, “but I’ll wear them with thick socks!” They know that, and it is taken into account when they and myself recommend that you order a size down. Trust me!
They also come in different heights, and it really depends on what your needs are. The absolute classic, most popular and best go-to in my opinion are the 6″. They are a medium length that hits a bit above your ankle, great for tucking jeans/leggings into them and pairing with boot socks. If you are really going to encounter a lot of snow, like in Minnesota or Northern Michigan, you may want to consider the 8″ option or the shearling-lined ones, but otherwise 6″ will give you everything you need.
What Else Should I Know?
They have a lifetime warranty. I’ve owned mine for about 4.5 years now and have never looked back, but for some completely unknown reason if anything ever happened to them, I could have them repaired or replaced at no additional cost to me. Seems like a no-brainer here, y’all! They’ve also got free shipping.
If you have any other questions at all about sizing, deciding on a style, or how to style them, leave me a comment! I’d love to hear from you!