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I have toyed with the idea of getting UGG boots for a number of years now and I decided that after three years I could justify the need to spend the money but I was always curious as to where to buy them - after all I was after the real ones and if I was going to pay £50 to get fake ones I might as well go to primark (no offence to anyone that goes there). So I had a look around and I saw there was a £30 off when you join Very and there was a cost for £150 for the boots I wanted and I could pay over three months with no interest - so that seemed like a decent option for me. In other places the boots can be anything up to £200 but I have seen websites that advertise the boots at £50 but I couldn't say whether or not these would be genuine and I wouldn't like to risk it either to be honest. I also managed to get 7% cash back through quidco on the £150 retail price - not bad really.
The boots arrived the following day which I was quite happy with considering the website had initially stated that it would take two weeks which as I'm a size 3 I expected that it would take a whole (even though I settled for a size 4). The box was large like a normal boot size shoe box and a tanned brown colour with the boots inside and posh paper wrapping the boots - so nothing special and no boot care (even though just paid £150 well I didn't but considering the price). The box then states that the boots are size 6 in the USA well that's a great bit of information for me in the UK so I found that bit a little irrelevant and the box then said that the boots are actually a size 4.5 so I felt a little mislead when it came down to the size and worried that the boots would be way too big for me.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Fit and Feel
So I tried on my new boots and they fit fine, there was a bit of space at the end but I wasn't worried as it just means I can wear slipper socks with them making them more comfortable and cosier in the winter months. I like how the wool inside feels it looks like fur and even feels a bit like a thick coat and the outside feels more or less like shade then there's the rubber bottom with a good grip for the winter months, I like the look of the boots even though they get the name for thUGG boots and other such I actually like them they're casual looking and they're simple and better still they're long lasting looking and they are obviously very good quality so I'm quite impressed with my purchase. The boots come up to half way up my calf and tend to suit better when wearing skinny jeans or black tights or long over knee socks depending what look you're going for but I prefer skinny jeans or leggings with mine. I like how they can be versatile although I wouldn't really suggest anything that could cover the boots over as you won't see them and they would look a little silly like a maxi dress or flare jeans.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where to buy and Cost
I bought mine off of Very but you can buy these out of Shuch, Office, Very, Amazon, UGG and any other shoe store should have these in and you would be looking at the £100 to £200 mark for these and postage for online purchase varies from free to £5. You could buy UGGs off of eBay but it's not something I would personally advise as it's not a retailer you could exactly trust for genuine products because of sellers and it's not a place that I would be happy to buy a pair of expensive shoes off if I'm honest although if you're happy to shop on there or happy to get used UGG boots then you may be able to get them for the £70 mark.
I would definitely buy these again if I ever needed to, all of my friends who have them for now two years still have them going strong so they're good value for money and they look good quality and feel good quality. The boots are also always warm the only bad thing is you can't wear them in rain or snow unless snow is very thin otherwise they would just get ruined. Personally I would recommend these boots to anyone but to anyone who would just buy and then sell a couple of months later then it would be more beneficial to go to somewhere like New Look or primark and get some from there as it wouldn't be value for money to buy them literally for just a couple of months they're made to last and the cost makes them worthwhile.
I'm going to rate these 4 out of 5 stars the price is a lot and not everyone can afford them to be honest so they're not payday friendly and I would like to be able to wear them in thick snow knowing that they wouldn't get ruined the only other thing I would pick on is the box - there could have been some care stuff in there for £150 that's just being stingy even a trial one for a week would have been good enough for me.
My mum purchased me these as a gift as I used to buy fake uggs, and I went through so many pairs as the bad quality of them caused them to rip apart within a couple of weeks. In the end, I must have spent about £200 on ugg lookalikes, so she gave in and suggested buying a pair of 'real' uggs to see how they compared.
These were not cheap. They were from schuh and cost £180 at the time of purchase. However, they are an investment piece and will last years if treated correctly.
When you order them, they will automatically give you a half size up. For example, I ordered an 8 and they send out an 8.5. Ugg only do half sizes and this is because the boots are a snug fit to begin with until the sheepskin moulds to your feet and then they become the perfect fit.
They come in a brown box with a certificate of authenticity in it, and they are wrapped in tissue paper with the UGG logo printed on it. There is also the Ugg hologram. Word of warning here, so many websites make fake uggs, so be careful and order from a reputable shop such as Schuh or the official ugg website, or else you might end up spending a ton of money for a fake product.
Unwrapping them, the suede (I much prefer suede to leather) is soft and supple, yet firm. The ugg boots will stand up on their own and not flop everywhere. They are of excellent build and quality and have good double stitching. The sheepskin on the inside is real (not just fleece like fake uggs), so I'm unsure if vegetarians would wear these? Anyhow, it's gorgeously soft and cuddly. You get the best effect wearing these boots without socks for sure.
These boots are durable, but not totally waterproof. The suede will take ages to dry out which kind of defeats the point for a winter boot, so I tend not to wear these in the snow or rain, and stick to wearing them in the autumn and cold but dry weather and wear wellies in the snow. However, make sure you spray the suede with a water repellent spray and the moisture will not destroy it.
The suede will not tear easily, but i stood on broken class and it tore a tiny hole through the side. It was mended easily enough though but it was still a bit of a pain.
The suede can get dusty easily so put the boots somewhere clean when you're not wearing them. The soles do not wear down like fake uggs and are comfy and springy.
I only wear these boots in the cold weather and stick to my sneakers in the warm weather, as if it's really sunny I feel too warm and a bit silly wearing furry boots.
They are available in black, brown, beige and chestnut on the schuh website. You can also get them on www.uggaustralia.co.uk
Uggs are expensive but they are an investment fashion piece, go with a lot of things and last a long time.
Try them out and stay away from fake uggs!
Now that the weather's getting colder I've been wearing my Uggs more & more often, they're so warm & cosey and really versatile as well. I've had my Uggs since Christmas 2010 after recieving them as a gift and although I've now had them for nearly two years and have worn them countless times they're still in great condition. They do look quite well worn but not so much that they look at all scruffy and they haven't lost their shape or anything. Obviously it is important to take care of Uggs though due to the material and I only wear mine on pavement and in-door flooring rather than sticking them on to walk my dogs etc and even when I wear them to pop into town or to the shops I use the Ugg water & stain repellent because I want them to last for as long as possible. I also have a special brush for them which helps to lessen the appearence of any scuffs.
The care kits don't come with the Uggs and they cost around £30.00. In my opinion a care kit is an essential if you're going to be wearing them a lot as they can soon become quite grubby if you're not careful, especially the light coloured ones. Although I do love my Uggs I don't think that I will buy another pair when these do become tatty and worn (which I doubt will be any time soon!) as I think that at my age (just turned 21) they look a little too young and they're best suited to teenagers and kids in my opinion! My nine month old daughter has got a pair of the Ugg booties and they're adorable and I've seen heaps of kids and teenagers and wearing them as well but I think that 'proper' (eg leather boots) are best suited to my age group and I feel a lot more mature when I'm wearing a pair of nice leather boots rather than these which do resemble slipper boots quite a bit!! This is only my opinion though and I am well aware that a lot of people in their twenties wear these. My uncle's new wife who is around forty has got a pair and they do look quite nice on her.
I find that these are best for cold winter days when I need to walk down to the shop or something as they're a comfortable, warm pair of boots but if I'm going anywhere special even if I am wearing a reasonably casual outfit I will steer clear of these, they just look a bit too 'relaxed' in my opinion! I wore them a lot when I was at Uni as they were quick and easy to pop on and they're also handy for sticking on to go to a friend or family members house. Styling them is reasonably easy. I try not to wear them with wide leg jeans eg bootcut as I don't like the look of them tucked in but they're fine with skinnies, leggings and jeggings The style of the classic short boots is really simplistic and you can tell from looking at them that they're Ugg boots. They have a rounded toe and very minimalistic stitching detail. Other than the label on the back they're completely plain. There are a lot of colours available including pink, black, red, navy, grey and so on and I have the chocolate brown pair which is a gorgeous shade of brown. They're the perfect height at around eight inches long (not including the sole) which is long enough to keep my feet and ankles warm but short enough not to make my legs look stubby.
The outer material is grade A sheepskin which is thick, durable and soft to the touch. The lining is plush fleece which is incredibly cosey and soooo soft! I have a pair of Ugg dupes from New Look and the lining feels like cotton wool - cheap and nasty, but the lining in my authentic uggs is luxuriously soft and warm. I am easily able to wear a thick pair of socks underneath without the boots looking bulked out as well which is good. The sole is made from a thick rubber with lots of grips and the boot is flat. Sizes available are UK3-8 and half sizes are available. Seeing as one of my feet is 5.5 and the other is a 5 my Mum got me them in a 5.5 and they fit perfectly. They're snug but not at all tight and they feel secure on my feet. They're easy to walk in and reasonably lightweight considering how sturdy and warm they are. As I recieved my Uggs as a present I'm unsure of how much they were but the current retail price is around £175.00 with prices varying depending on where you buy them from.
They're obviously available from a huge range of shoe shops but fashion retailers also sell them. Sites such as eBay and Amazon sell them for a slightly discounted price however I personally wouldn't buy them online as there are so many fakes around. A good way to tell if Uggs are authentic is to look at the bottom of the boots for the Ugg logo which is slightly raised from the sole. All Uggs come with an Ugg australia label on the back but these can look quite authentic, even on fake Uggs as the stitching is designed to be distressed. Overall I highly recommend the classic short Uggs. They're incredibly comfortable, durable and warm. They're expensive but they will last for a good few years as long as you take care of them. The only disadvantage for me is that they're very casual. They do look ten times better than say a £30.00 pair of casual suede boots and they look very luxuirous and authentic but I find that they look a little too young on me and in my opinion they're best suited to babies, kids & teenagers.
Four out of five stars.
I am writing this review not because I have bought these for myself, but because I was coerced into buying them by my very stubborn daughter who doesn't know how to take no for an answer! I will start by saying how much I detest these things, they don't look nice, they even have a horrible name UGGS seriously it sounds like some kind of caveman!
This aside, my daughter raved about them relentlessly. It came to her birthday and being near Christmas I gave in and agreed to buy her a pair. Big mistake, I was unaware of how expensive they were, I paid £120!!!! Never again!!!! To begin with they are suede which I hate with a passion anyway, it always looks nice to begin with but after a while it gets grubby, wet and looks horrible. They are also the worst colour in history, a light tan colour!! Honestly is this colour in fashion?? The soles are thin and not really designed for any kind of serious walking, for a shoe that seems a tad pointless to me.
My daughter was in her own little world of bliss though, telling everyone who would listen that she had FINALLY got the shoes she wanted and her mum wasn't as useless as she thought, she was actually quite cool! Thanks, I think! Travel a few months down the line and for some unknown reason these boots, have now taken on a life of their own, they do not stand up like they once did. In fact they seem to be sliding on the floor at some stupid angle, collecting all sorts of stuff off the road, maybe because the soles are so thin, the actual material of the boot has decided to join the sole and help it out. This does mean that whenever my daughter walks anywhere she looks like she has some kind of walking impediment. Maybe I should fit her with walking braces that is what these boots have done to her. The material that has been used to walk on the pavement with is now wet, worn out and ruined! The whole image of these boots are like the Tweenies feet, hopefully people know who they are!
Having bought these boots, my view of them hasn't changed in anyway; in fact I think I may detest them even more. The fact you can now buy them in a nice knitted pattern just proves my point, I couldn't get my daughter to wear a knitted jumper now if I tried but knitted Uggs, bring them on. What is this world coming to?
I would give minus stars if I could but they wont let me.
To be completely honest, I've never been one for a bandwagon! Until recently, I had no interest in Uggs, and secretly thought they looked a bit ridiculous. I certainly wouldn't have paid the hefty price tag for a pair! Seeing celebrities in the newspaper wearing Uggs would not have made me buy any!
However, when Christmas came around, my dad had invested in some for both me and my sister. Although he did think they were slippers...
Since then, I've been completely converted to the ways of the Ugg! I own the classic short ugg boots in dark brown. They are a gorgeous chocolatey brown colour and rescued me from my usual black! I wear a lot of black, but owning brown boots made me have a good think about what to put them with etc! I'm very much a jeans kinda person on the weekend, so being able to put on some lovely fluffy boots to go out in the winter is somewhat satisfying!
Over Christmas, my dad handed me a large, wrapped up cardboard box. Upon tearing into it, and taking out a big box with the Ugg Australia logo on it, I delved in and pulled my boots out. After feeling the fluffiness of the inside, I was instantly converted!
Authentic Ugg boots (there are a lot of fakes!) are made out of treated twin faced sheepskin. The inside is fluffy and soft, the outside is more robust but still lovely and soft. You can really tell the authentic product from the feel of the material and the quality of product. They have an Ugg logo on the back of the boot.
I've been told by others that you are supposed to buy you Uggs a size bigger than you would normally wear in shoes due to the amount of fluffiness inside. Mine are the same size as I would wear but I don't think they feel too small or anything like that. If I brought another pair I would still buy them in the same size as they are fine how I wear them now, even with socks on!
I have now owned my Ugg boots for nearly a year and the quality is still great. The fluff is still thick, the soles are still great and aren't wearing down quickly. You need to care properly for your Ugg boots. I've not worn my boots out in the rain, and I wouldn't recommend it! I would recommend spraying htem with the Ugg protect spray. Me and my sister shared the purchase of a bottle as it is quite pricey at £15. However, I do think that they have kept the outsides of them really nice, just in case you are ever caught out and get wet! Mine have got a bit dirty in that time. However, I wait until any mud is dry and then I brush it off with an old towel, making sure it stays dry. They have kept really well so far and I can't see them being unwearable at any point soon! Purely from this point of view, I think that the price of Uggs are definitely worth it as they are so durable!
There are a wide range of different Ugg products. You can buy the boots in a taller size and in many other colours. Ugg also do a range of shoes, flip flops etc.
I am now converted to Ugg boots. I have found that they are lovely and cosy, the quality is really top notch. The material feels really soft and they feel really supportive to wear. I have seen the difference between a fake pair and the real thing and you really can tell the difference in terms of the stitching etc. Although they are rather expensive (£170 in Schuh), it's worth the investment as they last ages and lovely to wear in the winter!
So as we all know by now... every girl LOVES uggs!
In this review I aim to defend the ever climbing price of Ugg's by explaining just why they are great!
Priced at £165 in House of Fraser and also in John lewis, this is an expensive price for winter boots however they are extremely versatile and well worth the money.
Firstly; The variety ... this particular review is about the short classic tan, however Ugg do have a wide range of boots from black to brown from wellies to even slippers! They also create different designs such as knittied and those with buttons. So they pretty much cater for any style or taste.
The classic short tan has to be my favorite BY FAR! I can literally pair these boots with any outfit and not only do they look great but they are amazingly comfortable!
Eg; I wore them recently for a festival with denim shorts and a t shirt, however I usually wear them with jeans and a shirt!
The sheep skin lining inside makes them warm in the winter and cool in the summer making them the ideal footwear what ever the weather! They also dry without staining if you where to get them wet.
The suede outside material also makes it east to wipe away any marks or spills. Aslong as they are well looked after there is no reason why they would not last a number of years as they are well produced and hard wearing.
When I was about 17 years old, Uggs really took off. I never understood the pull. They were a unique style that compliments very specific outfits, but they're odd looking.
Plus, the price! £100+ for glorified slippers? I was definitely a naysayer.
Now a good few years have passed, and I'm still apprehensive, but I've definitely warmed to the woollen footwear a little more.
Style-wise, they are still odd. However, because they've become so normalised to most people, including myself, most people have gotten past the initial shock of the OutdoorSlipper(TM). They look good with certain shorts and with all jeans, but there are many outfit combinations that simply don't go with uggs. Very few people can pull them off with a skirt combo, simply because an outfit has to have that "winter feel" to compliment the Uggs otherwise it draws attention to their unusual shape.
This is where the price becomes problematic.
Because of the very specific style Uggs need to be matched up with, people who swap their "looks" a lot can't really have these as their primary pair of shoes. This is a little troublesome because for the price, they really should be your staple. If you have a consistent style and are prone to that SkiSlopeChic 7 days a week then this is for you, but if this will be a supplementary purchase for your wardrobe I would suggest looking for cheaper Ugg imitations, as you may be surprised by how little your clothes go with them. This may not be a common problem, but to me it is. I have one pair of black biker boots which go with anything and Uggs have struggled to compete in terms of style. If this is a concern of yours, I urge you to buy black Uggs and not the beige, as the latter is even harder to match up.
Comfort-wise, they are flawless though. It's like there's a party in these boots and my toes have been invited. However, this also applies to a lot of imitation Uggs. Some rip-offs more so than others though, so make sure you try on Uggs imitations in-store and don't just buy online and hope for the best. I have tried some fake uggs that feel as good as the real thing and some lesser makes that have very obviously artificial wool which are more uncomfortable than anything else. Some of the fakes also have issues with narrowness, with too much wool making foot placement uncomfortable, so make sure you try them properly before buying.
As far as wear and tear is concerned, these boots are pretty reflective of the price. My friend has a pair of Uggs she has worn consistently for three years and, bar a little expected dirt, they have remained pretty well intact. I'd probably guess they were bought less than a year ago, which is very impressive considering she wears these shoes months and months at a time. Although I don't wear mine as much, my pair have faired very well considering my knack for wearing out footwear before I've even left the shopping centre.
All in all, these shoes are suitable style-wise for certain looks but may not be worth the price for others. You needn't worry about wear and tear but, for £50+ second-hand, it's what you should expect.
These boots are my failsafe, always comfortable, always stylish, go with anything, go with anywhere boots. I own several pairs of Ugg boots, I have a long pair, a pair of knitted carrie ones and now a couple of these classic short boots which to me are like the traditional first UGG boots that you could buy. I go back to these classic short boots time and time again as they have lasted really well, are comfortable and fun to wear.
Ugg Boots are the footwear phenomenon from Australia, the sheepskin boot popular with Hollywood stars and Australia surfers alike. They have kind of stood the test of time in fashion stakes as they are still in fashion and still going strong. In fact, when it was first produced, over 165 years ago, they were made with surfers in mind, for comfort and warmth after spending hours waiting in the cold sea for a wave.
According to the UGG website they describe these classic short boots as such: "Some call them boots. Some call them friends. Others call them the original. We call them Classic. They are an international icon that transformed the way we look at boots. They singlehandedly carved out an entirely new place in the world of fashion. They are worn through every season, in all types of weather, and on just about every occasion. Why? Because they truly feel like nothing else. Since 1978, every pair off UGG Classic boots has begun with the finest, softest, most luxurious Grade-A Twinface sheepskin in the world. The result is pure love from the moment you try them on. A real connection is made, part physical, part emotional and it lasts a lifetime. If you already own a pair, we welcome you to experience more. If you are new to the brand, we can't wait for you to experience your first pair of UGG Classic boots."
Like it says above these Boots are made with a lovely warm white sheepskin inside. The lining on the inside allows you to wear these boots without socks which is nice because this lining will keep your feet nice and warm without socks. I do sometimes wear socks though if it is extremely cold outside, however the lining is said to keep you warm when it is cold outside and regulate your temperature when it is a bit warmer out. The Boots come about half way up my calf so they keep your feet lovely and warm and also add some warmth to your legs which is nice. I like to wear them over skinny jeans so you are completely covered in the winter and also with tracksuit bottoms over the top of them so again you are completely covered up.
What I love about these boots is that they never rub or cause my feet any problems. I can walk for miles and hours in these boots and my feet are still in perfect condition afterwards. The front part of the boots where your toes are is very wide so these boots really do work for people of all shoe sizes, especially for people with wide feet who have problems fitting into regular boots.
The back of the boots feature a stitched on label that says Ugg's to show you that you have the original footwear. The heel and bottom of an Ugg boot is made of a lightweight, synthetic sole which is very hard wearing and does not wear down easily.
Their website can be found at http://www.uggaustralia.com/index.aspx where you can view all the different colours that these classic short boots come in. I am a bit traditional and only have my boots in the sand and chestnut colour, both brownish shades but you can get these boots in grey, green, purple, blue and lots of other colours in-between.
The boots are expensive its true. A pair of classic short Ugg boots costs £165 but I have had mine for years and see them lasting a few more years yet so I think the price justifies itself. I would say beware of cheap imitations though. Even if you think you are saving yourself a lot of money but I think the cheap boots always tend to end up looking really old and worn after a few wears. The bottom part where you foot goes tends to fold over and collapse and that is not a good look as well as probably not being very good support for your feet.
A classic pair of boots.
I have had my pair of Ugg Boots since 2008 when I received them as a gift, although I chose the exact pair I received. I own the Classic Short length boots in Chestnut. They are looking a little tired now but I still use them around the house.
- The Boots -
These boots are made from twin-faced sheep skin. This means they have a soft fleecy inside and suede like outside. They have a rubber/foam sole with grooves to provide some grip. They have some stitching details where the material is joined together and there is ribbon at the top of the boot and where the boot meets the sole. They have an 'Ugg Australia' logo on a label on the heal. They have a very slouchy appearance and almost look like slippers. To me they look like the perfect cosy winter boots. They come in a variety of colours but the main choices are black, chocolate, chestnut and sand. I have seen a gorgeous pair of navy blue Uggs which would definitely be the ones I would go for if I were to get another pair. I have found that quite a few people, particularly men, think they are ugly and I have actually heard them referred to as Ugly Boots. They are actually designed to be unisex but I haven't noticed them being worn by men particularly. I don't think they are particularly elegant of feminine but they do create a certain look that I like, particularly if they are worn with dark jeans.
- Origins -
Ugg boots were first worn in Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s/30s. In the 1960s their popularity grew as surfers used them on the beach to keep their feet warm after surfing. They were first introduced to Britain in the 70s by surfers.
- In Different Weather Conditions -
I have been told that these boots are all year round footwear. Apparently in summer they can be worn barefoot and I know a lot of people who choose to wear them like this. I have tried this on one occasion and they rubbed blisters on my heals so I don't find this a comfortable way to wear them. Also wouldn't the boots start to smell if you always wore them like this?
I find them ideal in winter and always wear them with socks. I do find that my feet can get quite hot though which can be a bit uncomfortable. I wouldn't choose to wear these in the rain as the sheepskin can get water marked and I like to keep mine in the best condition possible. However, I have been caught in the rain before and found that my feet stayed nice and dry even if my lovely Uggs didn't. I also wouldn't wear them in snowy conditions because snow can be quite dirty and I would worry about staining the boots. In addition, I am not really sure how grippy the bots really are. I tend to wear them when it is cold but dry which does limit the use a little but helps maintain their condition for longer.
- What to Wear Them With -
I usually wear mine with jeans as I think this looks really nice with the warm chestnut complimenting the dark denim. You can roll down the top of the boot so that the fleece lining is visible which gives quite a different look. It also makes the boots look more ankle length which I think looks good with a dress/skirt and tights/leggings. This makes the boots a bit more flexible and almost makes them two boots in one.
- Comfort for Walking -
Aside from the issue of overheating feet, I find these very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I have walked quite a distance in these and as long as I am wearing socks I find them comfortable and easy to walk in.
- Cleaning -
When I was given my Ugg boots I was also given an Ugg cleaning kit. I have never cleaned my boots with anything else. The kit includes a shampoo to wash them with, a protector to spray on once they are dry, a freshener spray to keep the inside smelling fresh, an eraser to rub off any marks and a brush to ensure that the sheep skin looks its best. I highly recommend this kit as I think it has really helped me maintain my boots. Some marks are impossible to remove but I always think my Uggs look better after a clean with this kit.
- Price and Availability -
On the official Ugg Australia website they are currently priced at £165 with free delivery. I have also seen them in shops like Schuh and Office for similar prices. There are numerous websites that sell them but with many of them it is hard to tell if they are genuine. Often the prices seem too good to be true and probably are. Mine came from New York where they are usually quite a bit cheaper. I am lucky enough to know people who go to America quite regularly so if I want another pair I will ask them to get them for me. I think they are much better quality than cheaper versions.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would recommend these Ugg boots as I think they look nice and they are very comfortable, perfect for keeping cosy in winter. Mine have lasted four years and although they look a little tired they do look good for their age. Just remember that they need looking after and if you want to keep them looking nice they should be kept out of bad weather and cleaned properly. It is a lot of money to spend but genuine Ugg boots are much better than cheaper versions in my opinion.
About 3 years ago when they completely were the "in" thing - I mean all celebs were wearing them and they were at it's peak popularity I decided to succumb to the trend and buy my pair of Uggs. I paid at the time around £100 (my best friend works in a shoe shop you see so I used her lovely discount!) but I have noticed the price seems to rise each year so I think nowadays they range in the region of £150 for the low ones and upwards to £250+ for the high pair!
The best selling point for these Ugg boots is that they are made from sheepskin and completely feel like slippers! Honestly I have tried some comfortable shoes in my time but these are the best. They are snug due to the lining which is soft and warm and funnily enough I can wear my ugg boots in all weathers!
Snow - the soles are not the best in terms of grip should the floor be icy but for wearing in snow these ugg boots keep my toes toasty warm and I have found them to be quite water resistant & keep the snow and wetness out but still keep the warmth in.
Rain - I have worn my uggs frequently in the rain and my feet have stayed perfectly dry! Not to advise these as waterproof footwear as no doubt if I stood in a puddle long enough they would absorb the water and I would have horrible soggy feet but for wearing on a daily rainy basis these boots have served me well.
Sunshine - well of course in blistering heat the last thing I want to do is put on some sheep skin boots but in warm spring days these boots are lovely to wear with a skirt and my feet don't sweat or smell in them at all! They support my feet enough for long walking with maximum comfort and my feet maintain to be cool and don't overheat.
What impresses me most is that the boots do not stain or change colour even after wearing in the rain or snow. Of course as I have had them for 3 years they have signs of wear and tear and the colour has started to fade but they have still held their own. Disappointingly I somehow seem to have acquired a hole in the side of the foot where loads of the filling constantly pokes out! This tear has broken my heart but I will not let it deter me, so I am hoping to get it repaired (I'm sure some simple needle and thread will suffice!) as these boots still have some life in them yet! For the price they are I do genuinely think Ugg boots are worth it and I would definitely recommend them!
I've been wearing Ugg boots for years now, and I love them as they are so so comfortable. I've had the classic shorts, classic talls, argyle knits, and sheepskin cuffs.
I've had 2 pairs of the classic shorts, I've had them in the chestnut previously, and I currently have them in the grey. I like the grey as both the boot itself and the sole are both grey, a lot of the coloured Ugg boots have a different colour sole to the boot itself, and I personally think that this is just a bit odd.
I think that the darker colours are far more practical than the lighter colours, the lighter colours tend to show the dirt quite quickly and can look really grubby and really shabby quite quickly, whereas the darker colours look presentable for much longer. I've had my grey pair for just over a year now, they are getting a bit stained and grubby now but not too much, at the moment they are just at that 'lived in' look.
The sheepskin inside Ugg boots is designed to keep your feet toasty and warm in the winter, and nice and cool in the summer. I was a bit dubious about the nice and cool in the summer claim, I mean how can a pair of sheepskin boots keep your feet cool, but they actually do! The sheepskin liner and sole are so soft, and this combined with the lightweight flexible sole on the classic shorts makes them so comfortable. I can wear mine all day from morning to night, be on my feet all day, walk for miles in them, and they are still as comfortable as when I first put them on, no sore feet either.
Yes Ugg boots are expensive, but occasionally shops do have them on offer. It is also worth buying them in the US if you are there on holiday. The classic shorts retail at around the £160 mark here in the UK, yet they also retail at the same price in US dollars - around $160, so depending on the exchange rate that could be quite a substantial saving. Ugg boots are worth the money if you look after them. They will last quite a while if you follow the care instructions and DO NOT go out in the rain in them The rain will leave nasty horrible water stains on them, I found this out the hard way a previous pair of Ugg boots. You can buy an Ugg cleaning kit for your boots, I've never bought this, I've just looked after my Ugg boots on the whole.
I find that Ugg boots are slightly on the big side, I always go down a size, I'm normally a size 5, and I always buy a size 4 in Uggs. I do have quite wide feet, and I have no problems with the foot width in Uggs. I've also got quite chunky calves, and the classic shorts are a perfect fit for me, I can even wear them over my skinny jeans.
I personally prefer the classic talls to the classic shorts as I think that they are more versatile. The classic shorts are really only designed to be worn as they are - pulled up, whereas the classic talls can be worn either pulled all the way up, or with the cuff turned down showing the sheepskin inner. The classic shorts do go with any look though; from skinny jeans or legggings or tights, to short dresses or skirts, even under maxi dresses and skirts, to shorts. I've even worn them over my pyjamas to nip to the drive through McDonalds!
I definitely have a bit of an Ugg boot obsession, and my husband thinks that I'm a bit crazy for it, but I honestly can't fault them. Well maybe only on the price.
==Classic Short Ugg Boots==
After having several dozen pairs of cheap Ugg boot fakes I decided to bite the bullet and dig deep into my over draft in order to afford a proper pair. I rationalised this extravagant spend with the thought that with all the cheap fake Ugg boots I have bought so far I probably could have afforded a pair of real Ugg's that would have lasted me far longer than all the fakes put together.
With all the worry about buying something like this online and ending up getting a fake pair I decided to order through a catalogue and although his may have been slightly more expensive than other places with a new customer discount of £25 the total wasn't so crazily high.
At the catalogue price of £195 and me paying only £170 these are without doubt the most expensive shoes/boots/ trainers or indeed any footwear that I have ever bought myself or owned. These classic short Ugg boots are slightly cheaper than the tall ones but I wanted the shorter ones so that I knew I wouldn't have to squeeze my rather chunky calves into the taller pair and be uncomfortable.
Plus I had previously owned a short pair of fake Uggs and was sure that if I were to order the same colour and boot length that Himself wouldn't realised that I had indeed bought myself a pair of the real deals.
When the boots came in their lovely brown cardboard box with all the correct certificates and information I was so keen to get them on and keep them on that I don't think I have taken them off that much since January. That said when the warmer weather hit in May I did have to dig out the flip flops and put the Ugg's safely away in the cupboard.
I was not surprised at how comfortable these Ugg boots were and how surprisingly durable too. Cheaper Ugg's don't have the sheepskin lining that the real ones do and not only does it make them really snug and warm but also allows the feet to breath and not get sweaty or uncomfortable. Within the first few days of wearing them in and out of the house I did manage to spill a rather ridiculous amount of things on them but with a little clean with a damp cloth they have come up really well and no stains are noticeable.
I have worn them in the rain for short periods of time and although not ideal wet weather footwear there was no real leaking through to my feet like my fake Ugg boots would have done. The main factor in wearing a real pair of Ugg boots is in fact that they don't buckle around the heal and they keep their boot like shape. It drives me crazy when I see young girls trying to walk in fake Ugg's that have quite clearly seen better days and are probably doing their feet some damage. I must say that even when I bought the fake Ugg boots I would always make sure to buy a smaller size and wear two pairs of socks so that the boots were snug and didn't buckle at the heal. However with a proper pair of Ugg boots this isn't necessary and they actually advise you not to wear any socks whilst wearing your Uggs.
I love my boots and the grey colour is really the best for me. It matches with a lot of my clothes and I can even get away with wearing them to the office. I have nothing but good things to say about them and although they are pretty expensive I think for the amount of wear I am getting out of them and how long they are lasting they are well worth the "investment".
A top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation!
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I think Ugg boots are one of those things where you either hate them or love them, and I am definitely in the latter category. I absolutely adore my short Uggs, and they are by far the most used item I own.
I got mine as a gift around 4 years ago now and the first thing I noticed (after squealing with excitement!) was the box they arrived in. The instantly recognisable big Ugg orange sun logo is printed on the middle of the lid which makes them great to give as a gift. Also inside the box is a care booklet which instructs you how to look after your Uggs, which is very easy to follow.
Staying on the subject of caring for your Ugg boots, there are the normal water protection sprays and also the branded specialist Ugg care kits which are both recommended. Personally, I have never used water protection sprays on my Uggs (which are tan coloured) and they are still pretty much as good as new even after 4 years of wearing them practically every day in all weathers! When they do get wet, I just let them dry out and they are fine so the protection sprays are a bit of a waste of money in my opinion. I would recommend using the specialist branded Ugg care kit once in a while as it is developed especially for caring for the sheepskin material so is better than anything else I have used to date. Although it should be noted that the kits are quite expensive (around £35 I think) and baby wipes do the job in some cases!
Now to the best part-wearing Uggs. They are the most comfortable thing I have ever had on my feet without a doubt! They are almost like slippers; the inside is so soft and fluffy making them a pleasure to walk in even for long periods of time. After 4 years of having mine, obviously parts of the inside such as the heel isn't quite as soft as it once was but they are still lovely, fluffy and warm and have lasted exceptionally well considering the amount of times I have worn them! They also go with a variety of clothes be it jeans, leggings, jogging bottoms or even skirts so are very versatile particularly seeing as the short Uggs are available in a wide variety of colours so you can get ones to suit your style.
In the bad weather we have been having recently, they have been my saviour! I wear them on my walk into work and as well as being comfortable, they never fail to keep my feet warm and dry.
As much as I have been trying for the purpose of the review, I cannot think of a single downfall of the short Uggs except maybe due to their high price, the care kit/protection sprays could be included with the purchase of the boots. Overall, I think it is clear that I love my short Uggs more than any other shoes I own and despite the high price tag, I would definitely recommend these. I see mine more as investments as their quality and durability is second to none and I am currently saving up to buy some more in a different colour!!
Do you know what, I absolutely love these boots. I have now bought 3 pairs over the last 5 years and they are all still going strong. They are like marmite, you either love them or hate them. They are extremely comfortable especially on the way to work. You dont have to wear trainers and then change into heels when you get to the office and Uggs look good too. (Again, some people will disagree, which is understandable).
My review will mostly be quite positive for this product because they do last a long time and keep you warm during the winter months. HOWEVER, they are just too over priced. Yes, you are getting a good quality sheepskin product that does everything it says but over the years the price creeps up. I bought my first pair in 2007 and they only cost me £140. Bought my second pair a year later and that cost me £150. NOW they are £175, which is ridiculous. But I do think that they are an investment.
People sometimes say that they are best to wear barefoot but I prefer to wear sock under them probably because I am used to wearing socks or tights with general boots. But both are fine.
You can buy the insole for around £20 off ASOS if it gets too worn out. ASOS also offer 10% (sometimes 20%/25%) off for student discount so I would suggest buying it on their, but they always seem to have size 7 out of stock.
I would suggest hunting down an authentic UGG distributor rather than buying from their website because other stores sometimes offer student discount and have sales going on. I bought a pair for £135 from a small shop called Bullfrogs in Clapham because they offered 10% student discount. The UGG website have a list of their stockists both online and in store so double check on that website. John Lewis have an UGG sale from time to time so keep a look out on their website. They didn't have size 7 so I couldn't buy anything but I think it was around 15% cheaper.
I am a size 7 in general shoes and I wear size 7 in UGGs. Some people thing that you need to get a size smaller or bigger but I wouldn't suggest that. Uggs are meant to be snug for the first few wears and they then loosen up.
Good Luck finding uggs....make sure to look at the website so they are genuine stockists! :)
Uggs are a lot of money, so when I found out I could get some for Christmas, I was really excited. Since they're a lot, I wanted to make sure to get a pair I really loved, being that I probably wouldn't get new ones for a while. I went to Nordstroms to try them on and found out that theya re like the most comfortable shoes ever! If you spray them with protecting spray they stay really nice, and good quality! They're also super warm, so when ever I'm cold in the morning, I am sure to put those on! Sometimes I even wear them with high socks. You technically don't need socks with them, because they are made for just bare feet (they sure are comfortable enough) but some people like having socks on so the boots stay fresher. Personally, I haven't found that a problem. I've had my short chestnut classic uggs for two years now, and they're still good as new! I reccomend them to all!