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Ugg Boots Classic Short Flat
Ugg Boots: Classic Short
Author Name: daisylee3
Ugg Boots: Classic Short
Date: 08/11/12, updated on 08/11/12 (83 review reads)
Advantages: Comfy, durable, keep feet warm, fashionable, good quality material, true to size
Disadvantages: Need taking care of and cleaning regularly, quite a young design (in my opinion)
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.
Summary: 4/5 Stars