Something odd happened this year with L.L. Bean’s classic Bean Boots. If you go on their website and try to buy one, you’ll see that just about all of the variations are backordered until sometime next year (March at the earliest as of this post). Why is this? Consumerist¬†thinks it might be a fashion trend¬†that has caused the orders of Bean Boots to skyrocket. No wonder.

Thankfully, L.L. Bean still makes each and every boot by hand in Maine so at least the waiting period is worth it. I’m glad I’ve already got mine though.