When it comes to comfy soft suede boots you can buy super cheap ones that last 2 minutes or spend a little more and get much better quality. The go to brand for this style of boot has to UGGS Australia but when shopping I spotted this brand just sheepskin and they are just like uggs with a slightly smaller price tag.
The boots are suede outer body with a gorgeous thick layer of sheepskin fluffiness inside that literally snuggle your feet. They have a thick robust foam like sole with good grip. Like they're ugg cousins they have the label with the brand name on the back of each boot. They are so comfy and warm to wear in those cold winter days although because they are suede wearing them in heavy rain or snow is not a good idea as it will soak through and stain the suede.
They look great with so many things; jeans, leggings, tights etc and you wear them totally up or fold the top part over to create a shorter boot with the fluffly sheepskin on the outside.
They are available in different sizes and colours. I've owned them in black, tan and a gorgeous chocolate brown and loved all of them.
The tan pair that I currently wear I have owned for 3 years and its only just come time to replace them as I have worn then to death. They maybe more expensive than a primark pair but they last so much longer and keep their shape, no ugg foot in these boots! I've been so impressed with the quality, its just as good as uggs which I also own.
I bought mine from the house of fraser shoe department and paid around £125 for them which is expensive but so worth it for the quality that you get. They also available from other shoe shops as well as online so its easy to get hold of them.
Overall I love these boots, if you want the quality of uggs with a slightly smaller price tag you need to look no further than just sheepskin boots. They are just as comfy, just as cute and just as good quality. I'm definitely going to be re buying these in the very near future and would happily recommend them to anyone.
5 out of 5 stars.
I am going to Norway shortly and needed new boots. I was looking for something comfortable but reasonably stylish. I found these in Debenhams reduced from £125, to £100. I felt there were a bit expensive at first, I also wasn't entirely sure I liked the style. Then I tried one on.
I fell for them then, they are so incredible comfortable. I still wasn't sure about the £100 price tag so I didn't buy them straight off. I looked on the internet for similar products hoping to get them a bit cheaper. I couldn't find them online for any less than £100. Even the just sheep skin website had them for £125. Products with a cheaper price tag seem to be poorer quality as well. I also found myself missing them, even though I'd only tried one on for a few minutes. I kept wishing I had them on.
A day or two later I was back at Debenhams with my daughter in tow. She started off saying £100 was expensive for what looked like a pair of slippers. I suggested she try them on and she instantly changed her mind.
In short your feet will feel like they are in foot heaven. They are so comfortable. They claim to keep your feet warm down to -32 degrees and up to + 25 degrees. I haven't tested the entire temperature range yet but so far I'm convinced. My feet are always a comfortable temperature.
Only one down side, they are sock swallowers! I have found that they have a tendency to cause your sock to slide down and off the foot which is quite uncomfortable. The solution may be to wear better socks. Personally I have chosen to wear tights which them which solves the problem. They are actually comfortable enough to not bother with socks at all.
So a word of warning, if you try them on, you won't want to take them off again. So don't try them on in the shoe shop unless you are ready to part with the cash. The choice available in Debenhams was black or tan. I believe they are also available in chocolate. They are reportedly washable but I doubt it's something you'd want to do very often. You have to hand wash them in cold water with wool detergent and then allow to dry naturally out of direct sunlight. I think they might take a very long time to dry and spend several days dripping in the processes. I decided to go for black as I thought the tan might look grubby after a while.
Update, I have now been to the Arctic circle with these boots. They coped with temperatures of -16, snow up to my knees, and I never once got cold feet. They are waterproof, once or twice the lining around the very top got slightly damp but that's all. They still look as good as they did when I bought them. They are brilliant!
I first came across Just Sheepskin in late 2008 whilst shopping in Faith. I have always liked Ugg boots but refused to wear what everyone else is wearing or pay that amount of money, so when I saw these boots at £90(half the price) I decided to invest. The latest catalogue I received sells these particular boots at £110. I opted for the chestnut coloured pair. These boots are from Australia and are made from real sheepskin which makes them super comfy and keep your feet toasty. They also have a hard sole.
In January of 2009 I planned a visit to Poland with my girls and thought these boots would be perfect for the cold weather, however disaster struck and I got a hole in the front of one of my boots. I was disappointed and angry so I wrote a letter of complaint. In all honesty I wasn't expecting anything more than an apology and maybe a discount voucher off a new pair so I was pleasantly surprised when I received both an apology and a new pair of boots at no extra cost. I did not receive them in time for my trip but was glad of the outcome all the same and was pleased with the customer service I received.
It is now just short of two years on and I do think this is the year I will invest in a new pair. They are not in particularly bad shape, however the soles are quite worn, especially the one on my right boot to the extent my foot is slanted when walking. It has also developed a hole which means I get a soggy foot if it rains. I don't believe this to be a refection of the quality of the product but rather the way I walk as the similar thing happens with my trainers. I have since read since my purchase that it is best to get a size down from your normal shoe size as these boots are quite a large fitting. Even though I'm only a size four I still look like I have clown feet and I find my feet lift in the boot whilst walking.
Just Sheepskin offer a range for the whole family, although I am not convinced that men look good in these boots. The range covers both indoor and outdoor footwear. If you like the look of the Ugg but only want to pay half the price and be a bit different from everyone else then I strongly recommend this brand.
I love shoes especially pretty girly shoes and all those years ago when UGG Boots and the similar imitation boots appeared I vowed I would never follow that trend and wear a pair of "those boots". However after begrudgingly trying a pair on I realised how comfy and practical these type of boots are and was immediately converted Five years on I have purchased two pairs of UGG Boots and two pairs of Just Sheepskin Boots. The following review is for Just Sheepskin Classic Tall Boots.
***What are they?***
Quite simply Just Sheepskin Classic Tall Boots are suede calf length boots, lined with real sheepskin. The boots have a flat rubber sole. They look exactly the same as UGG Boots unless you inspect closely to see that the tag on the heel read "Just Sheepskin" and not "UGG".
Just Sheepskin Classic Tall Boots are available to buy direct from the manufacturer online at www.justsheepskin.com . They are also stocked in Barretts, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Faith.
The Tall Classic Boot is available in five different colours; beige, chestnut, chocolate, black and grey.
The ladies boots come in UK sizes 3-8. It is worth noting that the sizes are quite large. Therefore I would recommend purchasing these boots one size smaller than your usual footwear size. The boots might feel slightly tight initially however after a few wears you will find that the Just Sheepskin boots fit perfectly in the smaller size.
A pair of Just Sheepskin Tall Classic Boots cost £110 typically. These are a very good value as the boots are of a very high quality. In my opinion as high a quality as a pair of UGG boots however £70 cheaper than the comparable product from the UGG brand (also named Tall Classic).
For a pair of these type of boots it does sound reasonably expensive as you can pick up imitation UGG boots or "sheepskin" boots for around £20 however the quality of these imitation boots is very poor. The quality of the Just Sheepskin boots is very high as the pair I bought over 2 years ago are still in condition, even with regular wear in quite harsh conditions (rain, snow and mud). My friends who have purchased the cheaper styles of sheepskin boots have commented that after a few wears their boots have started to fall apart and need replacing.
If you shop around you can pick up a pair of these boots slightly cheaper. I bought my latest pair from Barretts online and benefited from a 20% off offer and free delivery. For £88.00 I think this is excellent value.
***Just Sheepskin Boots***
The style of the Just Sheepskin Tall Classic Boot is not the most aesthetically piece of footwear that you could wear. The boot is a bulky suede calf length boot with a 1 inch thick rubber sole. But as soon as you put your feet into the Just Sheepskin boots you will immediately feel how comfortable they are. The sheepskin is very warm and cosy without making feet feel excessively hot or making your feet feel like they are sweating. The sheepskin inside of the boots is very thick just like a pair of UGG boots and you can immediately feel the difference in quality between a pair of Just Sheepskin boots and the cheaper £20 imitation "UGG" type boots sold in the discount high street stores. On cold days the Just Sheepskin boots keep my usually cold feet very warm and toasty.
The stitching on the Just Sheepskin Boots is very neat and is also tough. After regular wear for almost two years the stitching on my Just Sheepskin Boots is still in good condition and there are no parts of the boot where the stitching has come away from the sole of the boot or even looks like it could do.
I wear my Just Sheepskin boots with jeans and leggings. I personally prefer to wear leggings, skinny jeans or jeans which have a straighter leg as they are easier to tuck into the boot. Because the sheepskin on the boot is reasonably thick you may find if you have wider calves you have difficulty tucking jeans into these boots if they have excess material on the leg. Personally I do not like wearing wider legged jeans over the top of my Tall Classic Just Sheepskin boots as this makes the jeans hang in a way which looks as if you have very wide ankles and calves.
The soles of the Just Sheepskin Boots is a durable rubber sole which is the virtually an identical colour to the main section of the boots (for example my black Just Sheepskin boots have a black sole and my beige boots have a beige sole). The sole of the boot is quite tough and after a lot of wear I have found that it has not worn down excessively in the way some brands of these boots do. The sole of the Just Sheepskin Boots has a thick tread which is good for walking in ice and snow as you do not slide around as much as you do with other footwear. The thick sole is not a guarantee that you will not slip over in ice but Just Sheepskin boots are a safer bet in ice and snow as opposed to footwear with less of a tread.
The outer material of the Just Sheepskin boots is suede and therefore does need a reasonable degree of care. You can buy specialist products to remove stains off the boots which work reasonably well as does a dry nail brush to remove mud and stains. My lighter beige coloured Just Sheepskin boots have been worn in all conditions after two years including, mud, torrential rain, and snow and the outer suede is still clean looking and does not look worn out or tatty. The black Just Sheepskin Tall Classic Boots I have do end up with some white marks on from wearing in the snow due to salt and grit, but these marks rub off easily with a dry nail brush.
It's very difficult to say which is better, a pair of UGG boots or a pair of Just Sheepskin Boots as they are so similar. Even now with 2 pairs of each brand of boot I can't really say which I prefer as both brands of boots are so similar. If you stand both brands of boots next to each other it is very difficult to tell which brand is which, unless you look at the label on the heel of the boots. The colours available in the Tall Classic Boot both from Just Sheepskin and UGG is almost identical although UGG do offer a wider range of colours. Just Sheepskin offer only neutral colours whereas UGG offer neutral and also brightly coloured boots.
Both brands of boots are extremely comfortable due to their thick soft sheepskin lining and hard wearing due to the high quality of the materials used. The boots are hard wearing and because the sheepskin inside both brands of boots is thick, your ankle is supported. The sole of the Just Sheepskin and UGG Boots is thick which makes them practical in winter as you find you do not slip around on ice or snow like you do in some other shoes or cheaper imitation boots.
The only real difference between the Just Sheepskin Boots and UGG Boots is the price, £110 vs £180 for a comparable pair of boots. However UGG's charge this premium as they are the more well known and established brand.
Personally if you are a label snob then opt for the UGG boots as they are the more "desirable" brand and you can boast that you are wearing a pair of UGG's to your friends and "prove" you are wearing a "premium" product. Although you will pay £70 more for the privilege.
However if you are less bothered about wearing the "desirable" brand then I would say opt for a pair of Just Sheepskin boots. The quality of the Just Sheepskin Boots is just as good as a pair of UGG boots; they are just as hard wearing and will last as long as a pair of UGG boots does. At almost half the cost of a pair of UGG boots they are definitely the "smarter shoppers" choice.
In fact I've bought yet another pair!
So i wanted to buy a pair of UGGS, but could not justify the price or find a stockist near where i worked.. (It was a i need them now moment!) Last year, these were sold by Faith shoes, so i popped in and tried them on expecting them to be dismal copies and why pay over £90 for a copy when i could pick up a cheap pair for under £10 elsewhere?! I was suprised initially by the quality, they were actual sheepskin (not some synthetic like the cheaper versions) which gave my ankle and foot some support, the soles were a hard rubbery compound and looked like they would survive my daily abuse. I got advised to by a size smaller, but I didn't listen.. a mistake as the furry sheepskin sinks flat after a few wears and now they are on the big side! They work in the same way as UGGS - they really should be worn without socks to enable your feet to breath and not overheat! They will never be water friendly, so when it rains either leave them at home or prepare for soggy feet! Take a good look at the stitching on them, as it should not be loose, i had to return my first pair within a week as the stitching came loose and i had a large hole in the leg!! The replacement pair have never been an issue and have been worn through every wintery spell!