Gomes' boots won't be sold to public
November, 6, 2013
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com
AP Photo/Charles KrupaRed Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes has become a trendsetter in his first season in Boston. From his beard, tattoos, army helmet, Oakley goggles and red robe, Gomes has many fans sporting the same garb.
He also introduced his L.L. Bean Red Sox red duck boots on the day of the team’s rolling rally Saturday. His boots, shown in the photo above, have a logo of a baseball that reads: "2013 World Champions. Boston Strong."
Gomes has been wearing them around town. He wore them to the Patriots game on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, and again during his visit on the "Conan " late-night show Tuesday. Fans are going crazy over the boots, but they won't be made available to the public.
Steve Fuller, the chief marketing officer for L.L. Bean, responded to a tweet asking if the boots would go on sale:
"We'll never sell those exact boots," he said. "But the red version will be available end of January. (Maine factory is swamped)."
There were only about 60 pairs designed for the Red Sox and Fuller says he made a promise never to sell.
60 pair of these on their way down to Fenway park. Hate to think of what I would have done if they had lost pic.twitter.com/WbrMCVycY7— Steve Fuller (@flyingpoint) October 31, 2013