Product Type: Ugg Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... up UGG® Classic Short Sparkles are just yet another take on the classic short boot just like the Bailey Button boot but I have no doubt t... more
Feeling a bit bling!
Ugg Australia Classic Short Sparkles
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Ugg Australia Classic Short Sparkles
Advantages: Very comfortable
Disadvantages: Limit use due to the design
A year or so ago in London I saw a woman wearing a pair of UGG boots covered in sequins. From that moment on I knew I wanted a pair but at the time I couldn't find anywhere that was selling them and resigned myself to the fact that she had probably bought them overseas and paid a small fortune for them. Having long since forgotten about them about 6 months back I had an email from UGG's official UK website giving me the low down on all of their new items and what should be listed?! A pair of UGGs covered in sequins!
I do have a thing about sequins having spent many a day covered in them when doing A Level Textiles they are something that I seem to adore. The boots themselves are called UGG® Classic Short Sparkles and the pair I bought are classed as 'Autumn' in terms of the colour as you can see from the picture I opted for a pair adorned in different shades of copper and brown sequins which I preferred over the black version which had purple sequins mixed in.
UGG® Classic Short Sparkles are according to UGG® a "stylish and glittery take on one of our most famous boots". Of course the short boots are no doubt one of their best selling items, I own a pair which I bought about 7 years ago and are still decent enough to wear. The now blinged up UGG® Classic Short Sparkles are just yet another take on the classic short boot just like the Bailey Button boot but I have no doubt that they are just as well made despite being covered in colourful sequins.
The Autumn shade features sequins in shades of brown, gold and copper tones which when sewn together give a lovely warming colour which is definitely rather luxurious and with a price tag of £185.00 I don't expect the sequins to come off or come loose any time soon. Not only are the boots completely covered in the sequins but they are bound with satin giving yet another luxury finish to the boots. However, like a magpie being drawn to something shiny I didn't really think about how durable they would actually be and whether these would have to be an occasional pair of boots which at the price tag I pair it was one expensive occasion!
The boots are of course lined with genuine sheepskin which was gone through UGG's vigorous tests to ensure you only get the best quality and at that price I'd want the best, not good but great! The sheepskin is just under 1 inch thick inside the boots which of course not only is incredibly comfortable for your feet they also keep your feet warm yet moisture free as the sheepskin will naturally wick away any moisture. But to wear UGG's properly you shouldn't wear socks regardless of the outdoor temperature. The insole is exactly the same as the Classic Collection in that it has soft foam meaning that every step you take is gentle on your foot and your joints, not to mention comfortable.
The UGG® Classic Short Sparkles like the other boots have a moulded EVA outsole which is incredibly tough and durable but very lightweight which given the size and shape of the boots is definitely a good thing. However, the difference with this EVA outsole to say that of the standard Classic Short boots is that it has been infused with metallic glitter which of course although completely unnecessary adds yet another bit of sparkle to every step you make! This however is only noticeable if you look really closely at the sole so to me although quite cute it isn't needed.
My boots are only a few months old and have been lightly worn mostly due to me not wanting a sequin to fall off which in hindsight I probably never should have bought them but I just couldn't help myself. However, the times that I have worn them I have been pleased that they still look absolutely fine and I probably wouldn't be able to tell if a sequin came off as they are so tightly packed together it wouldn't make much of a difference even if it did come off. But they are definitely a pair of boots for dry weather and for light use which makes them quite an expensive purchase.
Overall, I really do love this boots and when wearing in dry weather then they are absolutely fine you just have to be careful when wearing them so you don't scuff them etc. The one thing that I don't like is that the EVA sole is not the same colour as the boots, I have much preferred the sole to have been dark brown but that is my own personal gripe. However, the positive is that these are incredibly comfortable to wear there really is nothing bad to say with regards to the fit as they are snug but not tight but are incredibly comfortable to walk in no matter how many hours you are wearing them for.
Would I recommend? Yes and no. If you are quite willing to pay the price for them and wear them every now and again then go for it. But if you are wanting a pair of UGG boots and wanting them for general wear on a frequent basis then no, they are too expensive to ruin and should the sequins start to get damaged and come away then the whole design of the boots is completely ruined your best bet is to stick with the standard Classic Short boots. For the star rating I give them 4 - they are comfortable to wear yet the design feature isn't for every day.
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Sizes: 3 to 9
Availability: UGG's official UK website and any other authentic stockists
Summary: A bling pair of UGGs with a large price tag