Bean Boots return to campus for finals season

Liz Whitmer, Senior Writer

Coming back to the University after Thanksgiving break brings more to campus than just the stress of upcoming finals —the iconic Bean Boots are back for the winter season.

The University has been taken by storm as people everywhere are seen sporting the footwear to combat the icy walkways that are sure to come.

One student who is a large proponent of the seasonal change that has taken root on campus, Fiona Fashion ’21, is an avid Bean Boots wearer. Fashion is ecstatic about the return of her favorite shoes to campus. “I wear them with literally everything,” Fashion said. “They go with jeans, leggings, sweatpants — you name it. I’ll probably even wear them to my date party this weekend.”

This same sentiment is seen throughout the student body, as people are beginning to wear their Bean boots on all occasions. The shoes, initially meant for wintery conditions, are now being worn without a trace of snow or ice on the ground.

Students from areas with warmer climates are equally impressed and confused by this overuse of Bean boots. Hailey Houston ’22 has expressed awe at the universal ownership even without the typical conditions that warrant their use. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” she said. “Even I don’t see the point in wearing them when there isn’t ice, and I haven’t seen snow before coming here.”

Other students are not as thrilled about the change in campus fashion. Cyrus Cynical ’23 was shocked by the “invasion” of Bean Boots that seemed to pop up out of nowhere upon his return to campus. “They are everywhere and there is no escaping them,” Cynical said. “I see them on the feet of everyone I come across and I seem to be the only person to have missed the memo.”

The University has issued a statement suggesting students invest in a pair as sidewalk treatments will be sparse in the coming months. So, no matter your feelings about Bean Boots, it appears as though they are here to stay on campus this winter.

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