L.L. Bean recognizes that Roanoke College’s location in Virginia’s Blue Ridge region is perfect for celebrating the outdoors; that’s why the iconic L.L. Bean Bootmobile will visit campus on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
The L.L. Bean Bootmobile will be accompanied by a mobile pop-up shopping experience for a day of celebrating the outdoors. The L.L. Bean pop-up shop will be open on the Back Quad near the Colket Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The campus community will receive a special discount at the mobile store.
Roanoke College’s Outdoor Adventures and Student Activities office will be hosting activities on the Back Quad to celebrate the outdoors as well. Look for an Outdoor Adventures campfire along with hot chocolate, cider and s’mores. Ax throwing will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Measuring in at almost 12 feet tall, the L.L. Bean Bootmobile looks exactly like a giant “Bean Boot.” It’s built on a GMC Sierra HD chassis frame and is made of aluminum and fiberglass construction. The shoelaces are made of 12-strand braided mooring rope, capable of towing 106,000 pounds.
If it was a real boot, the person wearing the giant boots would be approximately 143 feet tall – that’s 32 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty – and the boots would be size 708!