L.L. Bean just revealed brand-new, limited designs for its legendary boots

L.L. Bean's wildly popular Bean Boot is about to get a lot more personality.

The company has revealed several funky new designs it will release for the rubber and leather all-weather boot over the next year. The designs will be available in limited quantities, which L.L. Bean is calling "small batch."

The good news for Bean Boot fans is that L.L. Bean seems to have finally gotten a handle on production. In 2016, the company's list of back orders actually shrank for the first time in recent years, while the total number of boots sold grew to 600,000 for the year.

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Mail order co. founder Leon Leonwood (L. L.) Bean testing wooden duck decoys. (Photo by George Strock/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Mail order co. founder Leon Leonwood (L. L.) Bean w. his grandchildren (L-R) Leon, Tom & Jimmy Gorman. (Photo by George Strock/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
American clothier and buisnessman Leon Leonwood Bean (1872 - 1967), founder of the L.L. Bean clothing retailer, sits in office with his grandchildren, from left, Leon, Jimmy, and Tom Gorman, Freeport, Maine, 1941. (Photo by George Strock/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
L.L. Bean Co. mail-order clothing catalogue open to page advertising pajamas and robes. (Photo by James Keyser/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Employee at the L.L. Bean distribution center filling a mail order. (Photo by Steve Liss/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG JONES -- Thursday, September 2, 1999 -- One of LL bean's early if not original issue of the boot that made the company famous sits in the foreground complete with reddish rubber lower contrasted with the latest generation of the famous footware. (Photo by Doug Jones/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
SLUG-HX/LLBEAN--DATE-4/26/2001--LOCATION-Columbia Mall, Columbia, Maryland--PHOTOGRAPHER-MARVIN JOSEPH/TWP--CAPTION- LL Bean's second free-standing store will open May 4, 2001 at the Columbia Mall. PICTURED, Construction workers are putting the finishing touches on the new LL Bean store. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
STAFF PHOTO BY JACK MILTON, Friday, January 4, 2002: L.L. Bean's Freeport store. (Photo by Jack Milton/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
FREEPORT, ME - NOVEMBER 28: (L-R) Pam McLaughlin, Jenny Leeman and Jackie Merrill fill boxes with customer's orders in the L.L. Bean shipping center on 'Cyber Monday,' the online retail world's version of Black Friday, November 28, 2005 in Freeport, Maine. L.L. Bean reported a surge in on-line shoppers today as consumers continue to buy holiday gifts. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Staff Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette, Sunday, June 18, 2006: Jim and Penny Pace of Birminham Alabama look over LL Bean tee shirts at the Freeport store Sunday. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
DEDHAM, MA - OCTOBER 14: The LL Bean store at the new Legacy Place in Dedham features a giant boot outside. (Photo by Bill Greene/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 21: Vintage boots by LL Bean and jeans by B2B (Taipei) worn by artist Hommy Ltu during London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 at on February 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Farrell/WireImage)
L.L. Bean now offers 55 versions of it's iconic hunting boot in a variety of colors including these colorfull moccasin versions of the shoe. -- Friday, February 7, 2014. (Photo by John Ewing/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
Cut out pieces of leather sit in piles before being made into boots at the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Cut out pieces of leather sits in piles before being made into boots at the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A worker uses a die-cutting machine to cut out shapes of leather to be sewn into boots at the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A worker uses a die-cutting machine to cut out shapes of leather to be sewn into boots at the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Workers use a die-cutting machine to cut out shapes of leather to be sewn into boots at the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Signage stands outside the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Workers make boots at the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Finished boots sit before being packaged and shipped at the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A worker packages boots for shipping at the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A worker packages boots for shipping at the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
A worker adds a triple stitch to boots at the L.L. Bean Inc. manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. Over 450 people are employed at L.L. Bean Inc.'s Maine factory where approximately 1,300 pairs of boots per day are manufactured. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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With production handled, L.L. Bean is ready to have some fun.

The designs include different leather colors like a "plum" purple or "red wine" maroon, while some will have "brick" red or "sail" orange soles. Others are in a different style from the traditional lace-ups, like the Chelsea boots. There's one boot that, at 16", is much taller than what L.L. Bean usually offers. Once winter comes around, there will also be boots that are lined with flannel or shearling.

The shoes will be released on a rolling basis throughout the year, based on what season the boot is most appropriate for. The additional colors released already for this spring are no more expensive than the normal L.L. Bean boots, but the ones with special linings, lacing systems, or heights likely will be.

The new designs support L.L. Bean's ambitious goal of making 1 million pairs of Bean Boots a year by 2018.


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