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Ugg Australia Women's Cardy Boot
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Ugg Australia Women's Cardy Boot
Advantages: Really comfy, look nice
Disadvantages: Can't be worn in the rain, stretched after wear
This is my second recent review on UGG boots, the first being of my classic tall UGGs. I received a pair of classic cardy grey UGG boots as a birthday gift in December 2010. Similar to other UGG boots, these are a pair of casual boots. These boots have a knitted, cardigan appearance, hence the name! These boots are available in black, cream and a pinky colour. The grey colour is quite a dark grey, and I chose this as they look good with denim or black jeans, or various coloured tights.
The boots retail at £130 on the official UGG website however they can be found on offer in different shops at various times. For example, when I received mine, they had been bought in Office on offer at £100 which is quite a saving.
As with all UGG boots, the inside of the boot is made from sheepskin. This means that when you put them on, your feet are immediately cosy. I find these boots really comfortable, it is like wearing slippers. I have had no rubbing, blisters or sore feet when wearing these boots, and they are perfect for a long hard day of shopping!
The boots themselves have 3 wooden buttons up the sides. What I love about the buttons is that they have the UGG logo on them. After owning these boots for almost 2 years, the buttons are still secure and tightly sewn on, however my sister also owned a pair of these boots and one of the buttons fell off. It was difficult to source a new genuine UGG button for her boots. These boots can be worn in 2 different ways. You can wear the boots 'long' where they reach just below your knee, or you can wear them folded over. I like to wear the boots folded over, worn this way they reach up to about the middle of my calf.
After 2 years of wearing these boots at least once a week, they are still in really good condition. The sole of the boots is thick and does not wear down easily. The knitted wool is still in perfect condition and has no plucks or imperfections. I did find that after a few months wear these boots stretched slightly, so my advice would be to buy them in a size smaller than your usual size so that when they stretch, they still fit well.
Unfortunately due to the material these boots are made of, they aren't really suitable for wearing in wet weather. I have been caught in the rain a couple of times when wearing these, and the water did start to get through to my socks! For this reason, despite loving my cardy UGG boots, I am going to take a star off, as shoes that can't be worn in the rain isn't really practical in the UK!
All in all, I love these boots and have definitely got my moneys worth from them, as I have worn them loads. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a bit of a change from the classic UGG boots, as they are different but still super comfy.
Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.
Summary: Look and feel great!