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Until recently, I had never owned a pair of Ugg boots. I had heard of them and a lot of my friends had them and spoke very highly of them, but I had never purchased a pair myself. This was largely due to the rather hefty price tag that is associated with them. However, when I was lucky enough to receive a bit of money for Christmas, I decided to treat myself to a pair of black mini bailey button Ugg boots which I found on sale for £69.99.
The boots are quite short for Ugg boots - they come just a little above the ankle (about the height that ankle socks would reach). Mine are a jet black in colour but they are also available in a range of other colours. At the side there is a button fastening and the upper is twin face sheepskin. The inside has a thick black fur-like lining which is soft and very comfortable (and warm) on your feet. The sole is quite sturdy and my feet definitely feel comfortable and supported. As with all Ugg boots, they are not waterproof and will mark if they get wet.
With the cold weather we have experienced this year, I have actually had quite a lot of wear from these already. They have kept my feet very warm and protected when cold, although they are not suitable in the snow. They can also be worn with jeans tucked in to - I was dubious as to whether this would be possible due to them being ankle boots. The sole is hard wearing too. I have previously owned cheaper versions of winter boots and found the soles to wear down very quickly - this is definitely not the case with these boots.
The only slight issue that I have had with these boots is that some of the black lining can come off when I take my feet out of the boots - and I can find this all over my carpets. As I have worn them more and more though, this has become less and less of an issue.
I do think that these boots are rather expensive but I can certainly tell the quality when compared to cheaper versions and I am definitely very pleased with my purchase. What is great is that I can see these lasting me several winters whereas I would usually buy a new pair every winter - so if that is case, the cost is pretty much justified. Recommended.
All in all I am a pretty conscious person about money and feel that if i can get a product that is just as good that perhaps doesn't have the expensive label I will purchase that and save my money HOWEVER, I cannot for the life of me find anything that compares to the Australian UGG boot. I have purchased fake ugg boots from Primark, Asos, Missguided etc but nothing even comes close. They are made from real sheepskin and they trick my feet into believing they are walking on clouds. They are just so comfy, even for just walking around in the house if you didn't want to wear them outside. However, as I live in a cold place they help me to brave the cold knowing that my feet will be kept warm. As you would expect from paying out a fair bit of money I found the UGG boot to be made to a high quality and did not feel I had been ripped off. I have had my UGG boots for around 2 years and they are still in excellent condition compared to my fake UGG's which fell apart after about a week and let in water etc. Although it is a lot of money I feel that buying new fake UGG boots weekly in the end would rack up a fair amount of money over the year and probably become just as expensive than the real thing. I would recommend UGG's to anyone and i have not met anyone who has been disappointed. I chose to get the slightly shorter UGG as I felt I would look better with jeans however, there are different heights for everyone's preference.
Made from real sheepskin, these are the most comfortable boots in the world. They are so warm and comfortable on your foot, that you really won't want to take them off! Traditionally worn as slippers in Australia, these are very fashionable boots worn now. They offer fashion as well as comfort, keeping your feet warm in the winter months.
These boots are quite pricey, but then again they are real sheepskin. If you prefer to buy an alternative- don't, it won't be worth your money in the long term. "Fake" UGG boots normally loose their shape, making you walk slightly to the side. They get worn down quickly, and they let in the water; as well as not feeling at all as soft. In comparison, with the real UGG boots, you will find that they maintain their shape well, as well as not sloping to the side, so they do not wear down on the bottom of the shoe.
If you are investing in this product, I would say that it is vital that you buy a care kit to go with it. In the care kit the main thing that you will get is a sealer. I recommend one that is a spray, as you can easily apply this evenly to the boot, holding the spray about 30 cm away from the boot. This spray then protects your shoes from the outside weather, such as rain. This means that they will last longer, and they also won't look so worn when they have been weathered, retaining their value.
Personally, out of all of the UGG boots, I think that these offer a more fashionable design, due to the buttons on the side, making them stand out from the crowd. A great buy, and an investment in comfortable feet.
I am the first one to admit that I spend far too much on shoes and I do have expensive taste. However, I work very hard for my money (and trained for quite a few years!) and feel that I should be allowed to spend my money on what I'd like (as long as all the household bills are paid for first!). My shoe collection is vast ranging from flip flops to heels to ballet flats there really is a wide variety. One weakness I have is for UGG boots I just can't help myself, I have several pairs and they are in my opinion worth their money.
I bought my very first pair of UGGs about 7 years ago and I still have them simply because they are still going strong. My newest addition came in the spring and are the Mini Bailey Button. I already have the short Bailey Button but I wanted the Mini version when the cooler months came but still wanted to keep my feet warm and because of our pretty awful summer I have also worn them on and off throughout June and July! My pair cost £150.00 from Schuh which I helped pay with vouchers but this seems the going rate for the Mini Bailey Button.
According to the UGG official UK website they come in a variety of colours; sugar plum, black, chocolate, sand, emerald, grey and chestnut. I own the chestnut version simply because I prefer the colour and though it would go with the majority of my clothes. Regardless of which colour you choose the Mini Bailey Button is exactly the same apart from the UGG logoed button which is colour co-ordinated with the colour of the boot.
Like most of the UGG boots they are made from the best quality twinface sheepskin. If you don't know UGG only source the best quality sheepskin to use for their products which not only makes them incredibly good quality items but this is another reason why they have such high price tags. My Mini Bailey Boots were already incredibly soft when I took them out of their box and of course the feel to them is incredibly smooth. One thing to note is that they will stain should they get wet so you do need to invest in a proper material protector so they don't get ruined.
The inside of the boots are fully lined with sheeps wool which is of course incredibly soft and light to the touch but it keeps your feet lovely and warm. However, you should wear these and any other sheep wool lined UGG boots without socks in order they work properly. The theory behind UGG boots including the Mini Bailey Button is that they will keep your feet warm in the cold months yet keep your feet cool in the warmer months. UGG have a strict sheeps wool policy where they will only use the best sheeps wool possible.
The sheeps wool is cream in colour for the chestnut version of the boots (it generally colour co-ordinates with the colour of boot) and completely lines the inside. Because the boot has a slight split down the one side where the button is the sheeps wool is also along there so you can clearly see the wool when wearing them. The wool is so soft and is just under an inch thick so definitely provides comfort when wearing them although the sole of the UGGs is incredibly durable and made from quite a tough, durable rubber type material which features the UGG logo. Of course on the back of the boot there is the UGG label which has been stitched onto the heel making everyone aware you are wearing a pair of UGGs!
The Mini Bailey Button come just above my ankle which I really like as I can just tuck my jeans down into them. There is no need to undo the button at the side of the boots that is simply there for decoration purposes. I find them so incredibly comfortable to wear and they have always managed to keep my feet toasty and I have to admit even when my feet have become a little too warm in them my feet never seem to overheat which is obviously a good thing. My pair are around 6 months old and they still look great. There is hardly any wear to the sole or heel (unlike the cheap versions!) and the sheep skin has been treated so it doesn't stain and is looked after.
I think if you have the money then these are definitely worth the price tag as I envisage that they will last me a good number of years. I hate the cheap versions where you see the heels have completely worn down and have slouched to the side. Real UGGs don't do this and whilst some people don't see the point in spending so much money on a pair of boots but they will last you for quite a few years which to me is money well spent. If wanting something a little bit smaller than the other UGG boots but still keep your feet warm and are comfortable to wear then these should be considered. 5 stars from me.
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Sizes: 3 to 9 (go down to the next full size if half a size)
Price: RRP £150.00
Availability: Genuine UGG stockists such as Office, Schuh, UGG's official website