New! L.L. Bean is now offering Free Shipping. As the site painstakingly points out: no minimums, no end date. Just free! I think it's always great when major players get on board and realize that consumers simply don't want to assume the costs of shipping. I essentially refuse to shop online anywhere that tries to make me pay (although there are a few exceptions, such as when the deal is too good to miss on that particular site and thus justifies the cost). Anyway, that's just another great reason to check out footwear like these "Coastal Rain Skimmers" -- wellies, boat shoes and red flats all rolled into one, perfect for making fun summer memories.