Salvaged my teenage LLBean boots from a random box in basement a few months back.
Immediately packed them off for a $39 refurb from LLBean (includes s/h). The lady said it would take 8 weeks. Wrong, took 2 months - to the day! Fantastic... They sure are using some high test CRM up there - when I called she already knew my email address - love it.
New soles sewn on as below. New footbeds, and tan laces. Gifting these to the intern.#betterthannew