Product Type: Ugg shoes
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I finally caved in, and my feet have never felt so snug!
Member Name: Gemma_C
Date: 24/10/10, updated on 24/10/10 (243 review reads)
Advantages: Very cosy feet, keeps them warm in the winter months.
Disadvantages: They are expensive, I would keep an eye out for offers and always shop around.
I never used to like Ugg's. I especially hated the horrible beige colour of them, and I always associated them with teenage girls who I would see walking around our city centre, dragging their feet in cheaper imitation versions covered in dirt from wearing them in the rain. It wasn't until last winter when I was handed a pair of cheap imitation ones from a friend who bought new ones, did I actually grow to like them. You see, having cold feet in winter has also been a huge hate of mine, especially my toes. I'm not sure if I have bad circulation in my toes or something because as long as I can remember I've always suffered from them, and I remember being younger and crying in school because my toes were so cold and painful! This completely changed wearing these boots though, I went out into the snow wearing a cheap imitation version of Ugg boots and my feet were so warm, and the snow didn't affect them as badly as I thought. They also provided good grip when walking in the snow, and I'm usually the type hanging onto walls as I walk along the street in the snow looking rather unglamorous.
I was still put off by the price tag. For the type of Ugg boots I would want, they cost a whopping £150, so I was going to buy a cheaper version except I never got around to it. A few weeks ago however I was going to New York, and over there you can get Ugg boots for considerably cheaper. In fact the very same Ugg Boots that cost £150 over here, cost around £95 over there depending on the current currency conversion rate, and with that price my mind was made up.
I've heard everywhere that you should always get a size below your usually foot size in Uggs, and also Uggs only run in half sizes. I'm a size 5 so I knew this meant having to get a size 4.5. I bought my Uggs from Bloomingdales and I was advised the same thing in there, to get the size 4.5. There are many different styles of Ugg boots now aside from the famous classic versions, including ones with huge buttons on which I absolutely hate due to my phobia of plastic buttons (I do have the world's strangest phobia, I know!) and they come in all sorts of colours. I originally wanted the chocolate shade however they had sold out and so I opted for my second favourite shade of grey, and a friendly American woman trying on every pair of Uggs in the shop next to me kindly informed me that greay is 'so in this season, and it goes with everything' so I was reassured I would blend in with the fashion world...
I've worn my Uggs a good few times now, and I have no complaints at all. I wore them towards the end of my New York holiday as my feet were aching so much in my normal shoes, and wearing these really helped me feet! I can't wait for winter to set in and keep my feet nice and warm in these. I am very careful not to wear them in the rain however, especially as I haven't bought any of the sprays that Ugg make designed to clean or give protection for your boots.
If you are planning on buying any pair of Ugg boots, then I highly recommend shopping around online (but make sure it is a genuine Ugg seller!) and look out for discount codes! For example you can often get money off on ASOS.com which can really make a difference as Ugg's don't come cheap.
Summary: You can't get better than the real thing.