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I received my first pair of tall Ugg boots in 1983 or 1984. A birthday present from my parents, I had been begging them for many months for a pair of these comfortable, unstylish tan indoor “alternative” slippers. Yes, note the date. I grew up in Australia, where this product was first established. Of course it is considered Australian despite the company’s failure in the 1970s to register its brand outside the Antipodes.
In the 1980s few Australian houses had central heating. Instead, we rugged up during winter and these easy to get on, slip-on Uggs were perfect to keep my feet snuggly warm indoors throughout winter. Indoors only, unless one was walking on a dry path because, you see, for some reason these shoes are not waterproof. At least, the “uppers” and parts of the shoe that are most seen are not. The sole itself is somewhat waterproof, this I tested on many occasions when I had to rush to place the garbage bin outside on collection day while still in my pajamas.
One downside of this style of boot is that it doesn’t have much support. This meant that over time the lower centre-back area of the boot slid down to form an inward fold that my heels then got caught on when I walked. This in turn perpetuated the fold.
Of course time and fashion have moved on and for over a decade the Ugg brand has been much more popular, fashionable and expensive. First impressions count.
Would I buy these again? Yes for comfort but no for price. Ugg branded footwear retails for close to £200. That’s fashion for you
Its fair to say I have wanted a pair of Ugg boots for a very long time. I first started lusting after them at around age 14 so we are talking 9 years ago now. I have always wanted the classic tall boots and although initially I did fancy the sand colour this quickly changed to chestnut.
My family and friends were quite aware of my love for Uggs and my parents and my now ex partner offered to buy them for me for Christmas numerous times but I kept shying away from the idea because of the price - retailing around the £200 mark they are quite expensive for a pair of casual boots. However, last Christmas I finally bit the bullet and received some from my ex.
==Who are Ugg?==
Ugg Australia are what many people would refer to as the original ugg style boot specialists. The boots originate from Australia where surfers began wearing sheepskin footwar to keep warm when out of the water. Uggs were first produced in 1978 by Brian Smith. The boots became more and more popular and by the mid 1980s they were well known amongst surfers. However, it wasn't until around the year 2000 that the worlds real love for Uggs began with celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey declaring their love for the brand.
==Styles of Ugg==
Originally the classic style boot was by far the most popular range from Ugg. However, over recent years Ugg have really expanded and they now sell all sorts of footwear alongside other accessories. I own two pairs of flip flops from Ugg and the brand also produce shoes, slippers, hats and bags.
Ugg produce footwear for both women and men and they also make smaller shoes for babies and children.
To give a very rough idea on price, the official Ugg Australia website (www.uggaustralia.co.uk) has:
Classic Talls - £200
Bailey Button (one button) - £175
Lattice Cardy - £130
Evera (pump style shoes) - £95
Ansley (traditional slippers) - £80
Classic Shorts - £175
Branton (lace up leather boots) - £220
Vanowen Canvas (pumps) - £85
Olsen (traditional slippers) - £95
Baby Boo (booties) - £40
Bailey Button Butterfly (one butterfly button) - £100
Classic Tall - £150
Uggs are one of the most reproduced brands in the world and therefore if you are to be shelling out this sort of money on a pair of shoes you want to ensure you are getting the real deal as fakes are pretty much always of a poor quality and are made from cheap materials meaning that they will not last.
Genuine Uggs will have a certificate of authenticity and a special sticker on the box. However, in my opinion it is important to shop from a well known and approved Ugg dealer as although this may cost slightly more you will be certain you are getting the real thing.
Uggs can be found both in store and online. Approved retailers include:
High street retailers include USC, Russell and Bromley and Treds.
==Buying the boots and sizing==
Uggs are sold in American sizes but most stores will convert this into British sizing. Many people suggest taking a size up from what you usually wear. I would recommend this but only if you are between sizes. Personally I knew I would need to try mine on first so I bought in store. I almost always take a size 7 but can wear a 6.5. I asked for a 7 (US 9) and they fit like a glove. It really is like they were made for me.
==Wearing the boots==
To get the boots on you simply put your foot in and pull them on, there are no zips etc. I find mine much easier to put on sat down but they are easy enough to pull on wherever I just worry I might end up stamping on the reinforced heel!
So as soon as I wore these the first time I was very pleased. I have had probably around 20 pairs of cheaper style Uggs over the years but with these you could immediately tell you had the real thing. The sheepskin is soft and thick and they are so comfortable it really doesn't feel like you have anything on your feet.
They are so comfortable to walk in and they have never caused my feet any pain. At home I like to be barefoot and if I wear shoes for a prolonged period of time I often experience pad pain but I have worn these for 12 hours some days and my feet have felt fine afterwards. The boots are heavier than cheaper alternatives but they do not weigh down my feet. The sheepskin really helps to cushion the foot and provides luxurious comfort.
I usually pair my boots with skinny jeans and they go really well with these. The boots fit nicely around my calf muscle and they look good on.
They support my foot well and hold it upright. The boots do not start to fall over like so many cheaper brands do and they are very comfortable. The sheepskin helps to regulate temperature and although they keep my feet warm and snug I have never experienced having hot feet which is great as I hate this.
When I first got these I used to put them back in their box all wrapped up for when I next wore them but I wear them pretty much every time I leave the house so now I put them on the top of our shoe rack. As they have the reinforced heel the boots stay upright by themselves and do not flop over.
I am super careful with my boots but they have experienced rain and the occasional bit of dirt etc. So far this hasn't been a problem and although there are a few very slight marks they still look pretty much brand new. However, I will be purchasing a special Ugg care kit soon with sprays and brushes to help me keeping my Uggs looking their best.
I'm sure you can tell, I love my Uggs. I had extremely high expectations of these after waiting for them for the best part of a decade but I am very pleased with them. Of course, the design won't be to everyones taste but I love the design.
They are hands down the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. They are soft and supportive and keep your feet warm without making them too hot.
I will definitely be buying another pair of Uggs in the future. They are expensive but you really get what you pay for and they provide feet with some much needed TLC.
I have never been a big fan of the Ugg boots. I could never see the point of a winter boot that wasn't waterproof or why you would wear fur lined boots with shorts in summer. But that was then, I am now a convert and lover of the boots I once thought were Uggly!!
Being more of a high heal kind of girl I never thought these were particularly attractive but when my younger sister purchased a pair I felt compelled to try them on to see what all the fuss was about. Not only are the confortable and warm but I had to admit that they did look rather cute with my leggings and wooly jumper. It was like walking on air. So I bit the bullet and bought a pair for myself.
The black tall classic boot is just fabulous. Great for the cold weather and easy to pull on for the school run or to nip to the shops. On the downside they aren't great when its icy outside as the grip isn't great, but then thats par for the course in winter I suppose. I also don't think they would be great for the snow as I think it would ruin the suede and the thought of wearing soggy furry boots doesn't excite me, but I'll let you know how that goes when the time comes.
Overall I have to say I am impressed with these boots and I think they will become a wardrobe staple, although perhaps not in the summertime.
After uhmming and ahhhhing over incurring the expense that comes with the UGG brand, I finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase a pair of the classical talls in grey, after one too many New Look pairs fell apart. And I don't regret it one bit! Four winters on and they're still going strong, durable, fashionable, and most importantly, comfortable! Not only that, but they haven't lost any of their retail value either so if I wanted to sell them to buy a different pair, I could do this and not loose too much money.
They are fur lined inside and this makes them so warm; perfect for wearing when it's chilly outside. They are waterproof and make fantastic footwear for the rain and snow. They're comfortable and flexible so you can walk wherever you like in them without worrying; and they're easy to take off and put on.
I adore my pair; really couldn't live without them, so much better than making a trip to New Look or Primark every couple of months to replace my worn out, similar pair! If you can afford them, get them; they'll be worth every penny!
Over the past couple of years i have made two purchases with ugg, both of them have been the same type of ugg which is the tall classics, and i chose the chocolate brown colour first, then about a year later chose the black ones.
These colours were chosen simply because i like wearing these type of colours and needed them to go with the clothes in my wardrobe.
When i first bought the brown ones i was won over because everyone was wearing them, and at first i thought they were quite preppy, but once i tried a friends pair on i was secretly hooked.
From then i saved up and eventually got a pair,( although my friends woundered why i got them after initially doubting them). When you first put them on you feel like a rebel walking aroung the streets as they feel like your going out in your slippers, and think how am i getting away with this.
Having the best of both is what sells these, the best of the amazing comfort from the sheep wool insides, and the way they look.
They look really good and have over the years been a fasion statement, when you wear these your showing that you can actually afford them which makes you feel good.
They can go nicely with prectically any other clothes such as jeans, leggings, tights, tracksuit bottoms, any tops, and even tights and dresses.
The amazing thing about them is that after years of owning them, they never seem to break , tare, or look like you've had them for years, theyre pretty much indestructable!
If your going to buy a pair seriously enjoy, but WARNING, once you put them on you will NEVER want to take them off ! No joke!
I'm staying with my parents for a weekend, and packed very lightly! The next thing I know it's freezing and we're off to Newcastle to watch the football. I start my moaning routine......I'm not god with the cold. So off I go in search of a few pairs of socks to layer up and keep my toes warm. This is when my sister says "you can wear my Uggs if you like, they're really warm!". After looking at them and having another moan about how I'd never wear them I decided that on this occasion comfort and warmth was going to be the winner.
I put on the Uggs, not sure how they would feel, and I haven't taken them off since! Well that's an exaggeration, sometimes on summer nights I take them off for bed.
My sister let me keep hers as she had two pairs the same after messing up on her xmas list! So I didn't actually pay for them. I must admit before trying these I thought the price was extortionate for what they are (especially considering all the fakes around that look the same for a tenner), but for the amount I have worn them, how well they have lasted and how comfortable they are I would definitely pay the retail price for another pair.
My Ugg's are dark brown 'Chocolate' in colour, they are 12.5" tall, they go to just above halfway between my ankle and knees and I wear them either over skinny jeans or under flared trousers or jeans (I haven't gone as far as the tracksuits and pyjamas style yet).
These boots are sheepskin. The outside is like a suede fabric which amazingly hasn't worn or stained at all. They have the UGG logo on the heel. The inside is dark brown fleece and is so warm and fluffy it is literally like walking around in cosy slippers all day. The tops of the boots can be rolled down to get a fleecy top and give the boots a different look. The sole is a rubber sole and even though mine has now worn down a bit they didn't have very good grip even when they were nearly new. I've often gone sliding around shop floors if it's been raining outside or skidding along ice pavements! So stupidly, these boots are best for dry days (even though they are a winter looking boot).
I normally take a size 7, my pair is a 7 and they are roomy without being too big and they are wide fitting.
They are easy to slip on and off with no fastenings or zips which is good for when your hands are cold.
They keep my feet so warm it is fantastic even on very cold days, and my feet do not get sweaty in them at all, just nice and warm.
The boots retail anywhere from £150 to £200 depending on where you look and what offers are on at the time. They are available in Chestnut, Chocolate, Black, Grey, mushroom, sand, auburn and rum raisin.
Be careful when buying online as there are a lot of fakes and copied versions of the boot. I bought a cheap copy in a shoe shop in the black for £20 and there is a big difference, they weren't as bouncy on the sole and felt very flat to the floor, they were not as warm and cosy inside, they are a different height and they do not last like the real thing.
You can also buy a cleaning care kit which contains special cleaning products to use on the sheepskin, I haven't tried this as mine haven't any marks or stains but I would think it would be a good idea to get one of these if you have one of the lighter colours.
UGGs are also available with button detail, lace up and in shorter styles. I have my eye on some black leather biker boots at the moment.
I would definitely recommend these to anyone who loves their comfort and hates to have cold feet! They have lasted me well over a year and although they don't look brand new, they still look great especially considering how often I wear them. I normally look around at money saving options but this is one brand I would definitely say is worth paying every penny for the real thing.
UGGs are like marmite, you either love them or you hate them. I know that some will argue that the UGG style of shoes is well, UGGly, but I personally quite like the look of them as a casual shoe.
I purchased a pair of the classic tall UGGs in chestnut brown last winter. I bought these in House of Fraser when they had a discount weekend on. I got these for £160 instead of the full price which was £210 at the time. However I have just checked the House of Fraser website and I notice that this year the same boots are being sold for £200. This pair of boots was actually my second pair of UGGs. I previously had an identical pair which lasted me 3 years before being too worn to wear.
These boots are ridiculously comfortable. It is like putting on a pair of slippers that you can wear outside without looking silly. They literally hug your feet, and it is possible to walk for miles in a pair of UGGs without getting a blister or sore feet! For those of you who have never tried on a pair of UGGs, I would definitely recommend it so you can see just how comfy these are.
UGGs are made from sheepskin, the manufacturers claim they will keep your feet warm on a cold day and cool on a warm day. I disagree with this statement, as while they keep my feet toasty warm in the winter, I have often made the mistake of wearing these on a sunny spring day and my feet have been uncomfortably hot!! Many people wear UGGs with bare feet, but I personally prefer to wear socks underneath these.
Prior to wearing a new pair of UGGs it is advisable to treat them with a water repellent spray. I purchased one of these in a standard shoe shop and treated my UGGs after buying. I still do find that these boots are not suitable for a wet day as the suede easily stains and the water marks will not go away. Obviously this is not ideal as many cold days are also wet!!
I have average sized calves and I find that the tall UGG boots are slightly tight around the calf. However they do stretch a little upon wearing. For this reason it is sometimes a good idea to buy a size smaller than your usual size. It is also worth noting that the children's UGGs go up to size 5, meaning they will fit many adults as well. The children's UGGs are identical to the adults only they are slightly cheaper!
So in summary, while these may not be the most trendy boots in the world, I still think they look good and they make sore feet a thing of the past! If you are thinking of buying a pair, definitely shop around as prices can vary. It is also a good idea to be wary of fakes, as there are many dodgy Internet sites selling these.
Thanks for reading my review and I hope you found it useful.
I have owned a pair of tall flat classic Uggs for about 4 years now. I received them as a gift from my parents for my 18th Birthday after they had been on a trip to New York.
Prior to owning the genuine Uggs I had owned a few very cheap and pretty rubbish copies. At the time Uggs were all the rage and so you could get a cheap rip-off almost anywhere. When my parents were headed off to New York though I asked them to bring me back a genuine pair as they were cheaper over there. At the time it was a bit of a fashion statement to own a genuine pair of these shoes as they were and still are relatively expensive shoes. I was thrilled when I received them and have held on to them ever since.
The pair I got are in a lovely chocolate brown colour. I specifically asked for the taller Uggs because this was the style I was used to wearing and knew I liked. The boots reach mid way up my calf. The boots are primarily made from suede, with a real sheepskin lining. The materials are of really good quality and it is easy to see the excellent craftsmanship that goes into each pair. There is a nylon band around the top of the boot and the sole is ridged for grip and made of a thick rubbery foamy material. The sole is flat across, though the thickness of it means it would give you a little added height.
The boots are quite versatile because you can wear them straight up or roll down the rim at the top of the boot. The was quite fashionable when I first got these boots but since has fallen out of fashion. It doesn't make too much of a difference with mine anyway because the sheepskin lining is the same deep chocolate colour as the boot itself.
I do have one quite major reservation with these boots and I'm hoping this isn't something only I have experienced. I would say I have fairly average sized calves but I have always found the boots a little tight around this portion of my leg. Because they are quite tight around here I do worry a little that it makes my leg look even wider than it is because they fit quite snuggly. I also find that this aspect makes them a little uncomfortable to wear which is a real shame.
In retrospect I wish I had gone for the ankle cut Ugg instead as these might have been better but obviously can't go back now. I do like wearing these boots still and though my use is limited to long walks and particularly cold days I still do get a fair amount of wear out of them.
I do find though that if you wear them for any real length of time they become incredibly hot! This is testament to the quality of the sheepskin lining but it can become a little unpleasant if you are walking a long distance. I tend to wear them with leggings or tights. If worn with leggings then I also tend to wear socks too, though this does become extremely hot for my little toes. I am the sort of person who hates heat anyway and loves being cold in winter so this make be a criticism specific to me but sometimes I can't wait to get my feet out of them because they become very hot.
I also find that these shoes get easily damaged and are pretty hard to clean. I've come to terms with this over the years and deliberately don't wear them in wet weather or places that are dirty. It is a little annoying for me though because these aren't an everyday shoe and therefore I would like to use them in the way I use other boots. Because I've owned them now for years I actually care far less and am not as bothered about getting them wet or dirty so I will now wear them on muddy walks etc. (that's if my feet can take the heat). However, if you are looking for a durable all weather boot this is not it!
In terms of price these are a very expensive pair of shoes. I know you have to pay a little extra for the genuine article, and obviously in terms of quality of material and design you get what you pay for - this really is a lovely shoe. However, on a personal level I'm not sure they are worth it for me.
Perhaps if you get use out of them every single day then it would be worth the investment but I wear them occasionally and even then worry about dirtying them, overheating my feet or constricting the blood supply to my calves. I am glad to have had them as a gift but probably wouldn't bother investing in a pair again and certainly not with my own money.
Nice to have had as a gift but too many flaws for me.
Do you know what, I absolutely love these boots. I have now bought 3 pairs (short ones) 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 have had the short uggs since 2007 so I decided to buy the tall UGGs after I got given money for my birthday in February this year. I bought my boots from Office Shoes after I found a 20% off voucher code online. And I also got cashback using another website so in total I only paid £158 for these boots instead of £205. The ugg website sells these boots at £215. DO NOT BUY it from there because John Lewis sell it for £205. Keep looking around for the deals as long as it is genuine.
I have now had my boots for 4 months and they are very comfortable. They feel more 'secure' than the short ones I have because they are quite fitted around the calves. I th
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. 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! :)
This review is slightly similar to my review on Short Uggs.
This is my third pair of classic tall Ugg boots. I've been wearing them for years now and I love them as they are so so comfortable. I've had them in sand, chocolate brown, and this time I have the chestnut. I found the sand to be the least practical colour of the 3, they are far too light in my opinion, they show the dirt and get grubby far too quickly, especially when they are so expensive. The chocolate brown colour was definately the most practical colour, they are so dark that they don't show stains and marks as easily. The chestnut are definately a lot more practical than the sand, but they do still show stains and marks quite quickly, I've had my chestnut pair for just over a year now, I got them last Christmas, 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 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 talls 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 talls are around the £200 range here in the UK, I paid $180 last Christmas in the US. 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 with my chocolate brown pair. 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 talls are a perfect fit for me, I can even wear them over my skinny jeans. The classic talls look great either all the way up, or with the cuff turned down showing the sheepskin inner. They look good with absolutely anything; from skinny jeans or legggings or tights, to short dresses or skirts, to shorts. I've even worn them over my pyjamas to nip to the drive through McDonalds!
Okay so I never thought I would have a pair of uggs for one I have always thought they were over priced for what they are and two I didn't see the attraction of them, well I was wrong, I purchased a sand colour pair from amazon which were on offer for a very good price, when I first tried them the quality of the boots are excellent I know I wont have to buy another pair of these for some time unlike 10 quid pair u get from the supermarket! The sheepskin within the boot is lovely and soft and keep you feet lovely and warm especially In The winter months. As I have to tall version they do come up to the calf and if you do have chunky legs I wouldnt recommend as they are quite narrow, but for me they fit perfect. Although I do love my ugg boots I don't think I would purchase at the rrp price but if you look for bargains then they definitely worth it but always buy from a recommended reseller of ugg boots you can get a list off their website.
When uggs first came out on the market, I truly didn't like them. They could be seen on almost every girl, teenager and woman around you and they simply looked like lumps on your feet. Shapeless shoes in dowdy colours. However i tried them on in store and became a convert after that. To this day i still haven't found a pair of shoes so warm and comfortable.
The classic tall boots are typically made of sheep skin outer (very similar to suede) with a furry sheep coating inner. They are expensive, costing around £150 - 190, and there are many many fakes on the market.
When you buy them, they are waterproofed and protected, however this can wear off and its best to get some sort of protecting kit for them. The UGG company do one themselves that costs around £25 pounds, but you can get suede waterproofing spray for much less. I found that mine got muddy watermarks around the base after one day walking in the rain.
The boots main aim is to keep your feet warm in very cold temperatures, and honestly they do just that. They are so so warm, so comfortable and just the nicest thing to slip your toes into after a day/night wearing heels.
I purchased these Ugg boots from Foot Asylum and they were priced at £190. I also have the shorter pair but I wanted a bigger pair for the winter months. These boots are great! They keep your feet lovely and warm and they don't make your feet sweat or overheat. They actually help your feet to maintain their temperature so your feet are able to take you anywhere you want without you suffering!
The thing I like the most about these boots, despite the fact that they keep my feet warm, is the fact that they keep their shape well and are easy to maintain. They don't attract dust or dirt as long as you are careful when you wear them. I would suggest that you spray them with a simple suede protector as soon as possible after buying as they keep even better then (and rain water won't stain the suede).
You can clean the boots if you wish to but use the proper Ugg care kit for this as using anything else on them can ruin them.
These taller boots are better for your feet (and legs) as they are longer and they contain more sheepskin. The boots are SO soft inside that it's like walking on air when you wear them. You can wear them pretty much everywhere you go as they don't cause any pain to your feet.
Ugg Boots are an Australian brand and are made from 100% sheepskin. They come in black, brown, beige, brown and im pretty sure you can get blue or pink ones!
I think i bought my Ugg boots about 4 years ago when they were really in fashion. I bought a pair of brown ones for about £120 or £150- i can't remember which.
You could say that is a lot to pay for something that looks like a pair of slippers but 4 years later they are still in great condition and i wear them a lot! I once made the mistake of going out in the rain when wearing them - a definite no no- and so the top of them have darker patches where the rain has made them wet but apart from that they are still as good as new.
They are so comfy to wear and they keep your feet really warm - it really is like wearing slippers to go to the shops and they go with pretty much most items of clothing. I usually wear mine with leggings or skinny jeans.
They also make my legs look thinner because they are quite bulky which is a positive, though at the same time the bulkiness can make my feet look rather big!
One bad thing i would say is that because so many women and girls seem to wear either the real Uggs or fake ones, you can lose a bit of individuality where everyone seems to look the same. Also it's a well known fact that men think Uggs are ugly. My boyfriend hates them so i never usually wear them when i am with him.
I don't think they are the best looking footwear in the world but they are certainly the comfiest!
I'm yet to meet a woman who isn't inlove with her Uggs! I myself have fallen victim to their snuggley charm!!
I will be the first to admit however, that on their arrival to the fashion scene a few years ago, I was amongst those who shunned their 'eskimoish' design and appearance. 'They'll never catch on!', I plainly remember commenting to a friend. Yet here I am, years later, boasting that I've never gotten so much wear out of a pair of boots then with these babies!
Slowly, over time, as I saw how practical and cool the boots could look with a range of outfits, they grew on me, and I found myself longing for a pair to call my own. But at the time, with prices starting from around £90, they were a luxury I just couldn't afford.
My wish was finally granted though! After a trip to Australia, my dear old dad presented me with a pair on his return! Having heard they were all the rage, and being Australian in Origin, he wanted to get me something local! I've never been so grateful for anything in my life!! Tenderly removing them from the box and slipping my foot in, I sighed with joy! It was literally like they were cuddling my feet!!! They've since become my dearest companion! They go with anything, from Jeans and t-shirt, to leggings and a winter dress, and are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn in my life!
Since their popularity soared, a range of other manufacturer have bought their own versions to the market, and a lot of high street retailers have introduced budget versions of the boots. Word of warning though! Every person I've seen who have gone for the imitations have ended up with the same ugly outcome....that of the collapsing heel. I shudder when I see people in the street whose ugg relica boot heels have collapsed to give the dreaded appearance of walking with ones feet tilted at an angle. It just looks awful and I've heard from friends experiences, isn't the most comfortable. Though they may be considerably dearer, in my opinion, it's worth every penny to save up and go for an Ugg branded pair. They'll last much longer and are 10 times more comfortable.
Another tip for anyone intending to buy a pair is purchase some sort of protection for them. Being the material they are, when subjected to muddy water, they can leave unsighly water lines around the foot of the shoe, which are hard to remove and damage the fabric. My recommendations is Ugg Sheepskin Care Kit. It costs around £25 from various online outlets, but think of it as insurance! When you're spending the kind of money that comes with a pair of Uggs, you want to make sure they're looked after and these products do the best job!!
All in all, money well spent!
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An update to a true fashion statement. The Classic Tall boot embraces all the features and benefits of the Classic Short boot, but with the sumptuousness of a taller upper. For the warm months or just for a different expression, the upper can be folded down. For the colder months or for a classic UGG Australia look, the upper can be folded up. The Classic Tall will provide you with all the functionality and style you deserve from UGG« Australia.