Duck boots, Bean boots, or a "monstrosity" if you ask my grandma.
Whatever you call them, duck boots are ubiquitous on Grounds. If it's raining outside, or even if it isn't, you're probably wearing them as you read this article. Full disclosure: I own two pairs. Some think duck boots are preppy, practical, ugly, or all of the above. Did you ever stop to think, however, about what ducks think of their namesake shoe?
Ducks really didn't have a say in said naming -- the shoes are only called duck boots because of their rubber fronts. Still, ducks must have an opinion on this college phenomenon, so how can we know their thoughts on this pressing issue? We can't just stroll up to the pond to ask them since they bite and also don't speak English (as far as we know). Ducks do, however, have some duck-lebrities (duck celebrities -- embrace the name) we can look to on their behalf. Without further ado, here's what a few famous ducks think of your duck boots.
THE AFLAC DUCK
He likes all your boots as long as you buy insurance and dance with him.
Your rubber ducky feels replaced by your duck boots. You used to play with him in the tub all the time, but now you only use the tub as an excuse to drink too much wine and sob. He thinks duck boots have filled the duck-shaped piece of your heart, so he loathes them. He'd even buy you a pair of Hunter boots if it meant he'd be your number-one duck again.
THE CAST OF "DUCK DYNASTY"
They'd like your duck boots if they came in duck brush print. Otherwise, they prefer duck calls.
THE OREGON DUCKS
The Oregon Ducks think anything, including your duck boots, looks better than their uniforms.
THE UGLY DUCKLING
The Ugly Duckling thinks we should all appreciate your duck boots' inner beauty, but the snarky duck in the bottom left thinks you're a poser.
Disney has not let Donald comment on this article since they do not manufacture duck boots. Donald recommends you wear Donald Duck slippers on the rainy walk to class instead.
They look very waterproof.