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Ugg Australia Women's Dakota Slipper
Member Name: Abski2001
Ugg Australia Women's Dakota Slipper
Advantages: Super heat source, great quality and longevity
Disadvantages: Too hot for summer, possibly unfashionable
UGG Australia Women“s Dakota Slipper in Black
I managed to buy a pair of these Ugg slippers at around half price making them £ 49 which is expensive for a set of slippers, I know; however I do like my Uggs and felt that at half the price they were good value.
The slipper comes in the usual high standard Ugg packaging with the brown Ugg branded cardboard box and moulded inserts to keep your shoes/slippers in prime condition. Uggs also always come with an information booklet on how best to care for your item and to ensure its longevity which I really like. They know you are spending a lot of money and want you to make the most of the product; it makes me feel like they care a little.
These slippers are based on a classic moccasin style, which is a sole and side of a shoe being made up of one piece of leather and stitched together at the top. The sole is meant to be flexible and soft, with the sides and top being more sturdy and firm. The moccasin was traditionally worn by Indigenous people.
My Ugg Dakota slippers are predominately black. The whole slipper is made up of a black suede material that has a stitching detail on the front of the slipper which binds the sole and sides to the top. Along the sides of the slipper is an interwoven leather-lace that goes into a bow on the front of the slipper. This can be undone and tightened or loosened with preference.
On the outside and inside of the slipper is the Ugg logo branding. Underneath these differ slightly to traditional moccasins as they have a moulded rubber sole, which again is branded with Ugg written all over it. This type of sole means that you can wear these slippers both indoors and outdoors as stated on the Ugg webpage. However as I am not one of those people who likes to go shopping in my slippers and my pyjamas these only get worn inside my house.
Inside the slipper is where the luxury is, as they are lined with a gorgeous sheepskin furry lining which has Uggs unique breathable technology. This keeps your feet toasty without them ruining or overheating the lining of the slipper. The material is lovely and soft and white in colour, they really are like slipping your feet into heaven.
These are fab for winter, like having little hot water bottles on your feet, but are too hot for wearing in the summer, which is a bit of an annoyance as you can only get a few months wear from them. However they are surprisingly lightweight and flexible for such a sturdy slipper shoe and very good quality. My only other criticism of these slippers would be their somewhat unfashionable design. I bought these for the label and warmth properties during the winter season, not as a fashion statement, though they do look very twee and cute!
These are available in a huge range of colours though obviously where you purchase these from will dictate this. Examples include (overall colour first): Blue and lilac; camel and brown; beige and pink; charcoal and brown; red and brown; black and brown. These are available in sizes 3 - 9 and at full price retail for £80 at http://www.uggaustralia.co.uk. As I said I bought mine for £49 and think they are very much worth their weight in gold.
Summary: Another great purchase from Ugg - these are long lasting slippers! 4/5