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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: September 4, 2013

Five Maine-made shoes for fall

Eastland Shoe
The Belmont Boot for her is a perfect bootie for kicking around in over a pair of skinny jeans in a casual double-buckle style. The Lumber Up Boot for him is triple-stitched in heavy wear areas for those of you that are hard on your feet – or spend all day walking around the Old Port.

Lumber Up Boot / Eastland Shoe

Rancourt & Company
Handsewn and made to order, you can bet these Baxter Ranger Mocs aren’t cheap. But talk about staying power. This classic moc will be forever your favorite pair and might even last long enough to pass down to the next generation.

Baxter-Ranger Moc / Rancourt

Crafted from supple suede with a leather lining, you can wear the Deck Moc sans socks now and until the leaves start to fall. They might not be the best when the very cold weather hits, but at least you can pull them out again in the spring.


Deck Moc / Quoddy

L.L.Bean Signature
Still made right down the road in Brunswick, the newest color in Signature’s Waxed-Canvas Boot has arrived. This is the boot that started it all, so you can’t really call yourself a Maine resident unless you own a pair.

Waxed Canvas Maine Hunting Shoe / L.L.Bean Signature


Town View Leather
Cowhide on the outside, deerskin on the inside. This is the truest form of a Maine Moccasin, with a triple sole for added comfort, all stitched by hand in Dexter, Maine.

Leather Moccasin / Town View Leather



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