He has a pair of these Sorel Caribou Boots - Men's at REI.com, that he takes when he goes snowboarding, all the lift operators wear them...they don't really wear these at school, do they?
<p>No. I wear them in New England. College kids don't wear them. Honestly, they would be total overkill for campus in Philly. There might be one day in four years with enough snow that he would be trudging around in deep snow on uncleared pathways. Really, the issue is more slush, puddles, and wet than super cold or deep snow. The water can't run off sidewalks and parking lots, so you often get waterlogged, slushy snow an inch deep that will just soak your feet in tennis shoes.</p>
<p>If he liked something along those lines, but for much more temperate climates and walking on wet, slushy, shoveled campus pathways, LLBEAN makes a slip-on moc in the same style. These would be fantastic, roll out of bed, slap 'em on your feet, head to class shoes, if he would wear them:</p>
<p>L.L.Bean</a> Boots, Rubber Moc: Bean Boots at L.L.Bean</p>
<p>They make them low-cut, mid-cut, high-cut, slip on, or lace up. The lo cut, in either slip on or lace up would be ideal for 99.9% of rainy, slushy, Philly fall, winter, spring nasty days.</p>