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These Bearpaw boots are just as good as the cardy boots from Australian brand Ugg but the difference is that they're miles cheaper! I bought these boots from online retailer Amazon.co.uk. The boots are available in a range of different colours but I opted for the black ones to match my leggings. You can also buy them in beige and brown. The boots arrived boxed and I was surprised at the quality for what I paid, which was around £25. The boots are made extremely well and the stitching is perfect. They have buttons down the side that allow you to wear the boots up OR down. The boots are VERY comfy. They keep my feet toasty warm and these boots were a life saver during the cold winter months. They're made with a wool and sheepskin mix that wicks away moisture, keeping your feet warm and dry. The sheepskin mix is located in the bottom of the boot. This lining keeps the soles of your feet comfortable when walking. It moulds to the shape of your feet too, so the boots "remember" your feet the next time that you wear them. I find this very clever and the boots really do support your feet well, almost "holding" them. I would recommend these boots. They're very well made, very comfy and they don't cause odour. The boots are thick and luxurious. They're ideal for shopping too as they don't make your feet ache. They're just great boots really!
Whilst the weather is getting warmer, I still haven't put my warm boots away for the summer quite yet. I happened upon these Bear Paw boots two winters ago, and the same pair is still going strong. My older daughter has also bought a pair in the interim as well. Bear Paw are the American version of Ugg boots but a lot cheaper. I haven't owned a genuine pair of Ugg's so I can't compare the quality to Bear Paws but I can comment on how the Bear paws have fared for me and my feet. The particular design I have got is the knitted cardi version. The boots have a suede boot area followed by a chunky knitted leg area. You may be forgiven for thinking that the knitted leg area wouldn't be very warm, or even stay in position on your leg, but I have found that by wearing as both a long legged boot and also by rolling down the knitted area to sport shorter boots, the designs have stayed in place for both. When I first tried my boots on in the shop, I was amazed at the thickness of the fur lining that was in the boots. My feet were too snug, almost to the point of the boot being too small, but in fact as your feet adjust to the boot, they settle into their own little groove and you still gain the warmth from the fur as well as support within the boot. I was a little worried about keeping my boots in good shape being suede on the foot area. The first winter I was fairly careful with them and tried to avoid water etc. This isn't always possible and I was stuck out in the rain wearing them on more than one occasion. They lasted the first winter without looking shabby at all. This last winter, they travelled out with me in the snow and rain more for the warmth factor than anything else. They are still looking almost as new which is amazing. When they did get wet, I left them near the radiator to dry and it never seemed to do them any harm. The knitted leg area is sported with two different button designs depending on whether you wear as a long or short boot. Personally I think my jeans fit better into the boot when it's worn as a long boot, but they also look quite funky worn as a short boot, and the large toggle buttons show through. It's only after the second year that I am noticing the support within the boot is starting to get a bit too flat used to the shape of my foot. I have worn the lining down a lot now and I don't get the snug feeling of fur cushion that I used to get. To last this long without losing that feeling though is amazing. I couldn't quite believe the price of the boots when I first bought them. I paid £49.99 for my pair two years ago, and then £35 for my daughter's pair this past Christmas. Currently you can buy them from Amazon for £25 which is an absolute bargain. The boots come in four colours, dark brown which is what I have; black which are my daughter's choice, light tan and grey. Mine may have stayed looking better due to the dark colour, but overall I have been very impressed with my boots and will definitely think about investing in another pair this winter.