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UGGS, The Ugliest Pair Of Boots I've Ever Owned
Ugg Boots: Classic Tall
Member Name: LittleNat
Ugg Boots: Classic Tall
Advantages: Warm, comfortable
Disadvantages: Look awful, expensive
I received a pair of UGG boots as a birthday present in March of last year and from the moment I saw them I absolutely hated them. Both the real UGG boots and the cheaper copies have been pretty popular for quite some time now and I have to say I've always disliked them. To me they look bulky, clumsy, shapeless and ugly. I don't like them when they're worn over jeans and the 'tall' style is too chunky to get under jeans or trousers. I can honestly say that nothing about the design appeals to me in any way shape or form.
The actual pair/design I received was the above mentioned classic tall style in a chocolate brown colour. I must say that if I'd bought them for myself I would have gone with the chocolate or possibly the black too as it's the most inconspicuous colour and the most wearable in terms of what they'll go with outfit wise. I'll be honest, when I opened them I did pretend to like them and even tried to convince myself that I'd probably fall in love with them like everyone else seems to have when I actually started to wear them.
When I got them home and tried them on properly the first thing I noticed about them is how incredibly comfortable they were. I would actually say they are more comfortable than slippers and feet feel cushioned, warm and snug. The boots also feel very well made and I'd imagine they'd be pretty hard wearing but after trying them on with various different items of clothing I still hated them despite the comfort, warmth and quality.
I actually held on to them for a good couple of months before selling them. One because I felt pretty awful that someone had spent so much money on them and two because I was still trying to convince myself that I'd find a use for them. The only use I could think of was that they'd be a comfortable pair of shoes to walk the dogs in and would also keep my feet warm and toasty in the winter months. After thinking about it again I decided that they were much too expensive to wear for this purpose and apparently you're not supposed to get them wet anyway so I ended up selling them on ebay.
They cost almost £200 a pair from most retailers and they're really popular so I ended up getting a pretty good price for them on ebay. With the money I got for them I bought a lovely pair of boots from Kurt Geiger which made me feel better about the fact that they were a gift. At least I managed to get something I was actually going to wear with the cash and the original money that was spent on the UGGs wasn't a waste.
I'm really glad I did manage to sell them because I still hate them now and definitely wouldn't have found a use for them if I'd kept them. I know a lot of people own and love them and I understand why. I imagine you'd be hard pressed to find something as comfortable and warm as these and if you don't mind the design they'd be a pretty practical everyday boot. I'm happy with my Kurt Geigers though which are still going strong and I wont ever be buying another pair of UGGS.
I've given them three stars because of the comfort and warmth they offer and I also think it's unfair of me to rate them poorly just because I don't like the look of them.
Summary: Comfortable but not my cup of tea design wise
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