Product Type: Ugg Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... and the footbed of the soles have a swirly Impressionist inspired print (hence the name Ugg Impressionist) embossed on them in a coffee co... more
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Member Name: europe-chick
Advantages: very thick sole which is very comfortable, soft straps and toe posts
Disadvantages: expensive in the UK, the print wears off the sole
I purchased a pair of the Ugg Impressionist flip flops whilst on holiday last year in the US. I actually bought them from an Ugg Outlet Shop in one of the Outlet Malls over there, and I only paid $15, which depending on the exchange rate is only about £10. I've since seen them available over here for £35, so I got myself a mega bargain!
The Ugg Impressionist flip flops come in a range of colours; black, coral, purple, silver and gold. I have them in the coral colour, which is actually called 'Lipstick'.
I have them in a US size 6, which is UK size 4. I find that with Ugg boots, and also with these flip flops that I can go down a size as they are on the big side, I'm normally a UK size 5, or a US size 7. I have fat little feet, and the width of these flip flops is perfect for me, sometimes with sandals and flip flops my little toes can be hanging off the sides due to my wide feet, but not so with these, my feet sit on the soles perfectly. The straps on these fit my fat little feet perfectly too.
These have a very soft rubber toe post and straps, in a lovely vibrant coral colour. They have little silver metal Ugg sunburst logos attached to the outside straps of each flip flop, to finish them off and to create a little bit of interest and decoration. The straps and toe post section are very securely attached through the sole of the flip flops. The soft rubber toe post and straps are really comfortable and don't rub or irritate my feet at all, even if I've had these on all day.
The soles on these flip flops are very thick and cushioned, and they cushion my feet completely from feeling any lumps and bumps on the pavement when I'm walking around in them. They have a matt feel to the footbed of the sole, and my feet don't slip or slide around on these when I'm wearing them, no matter how hot and sticky my feet may get. They also have the Ugg sunburst logo embossed all over the base of the soles to create a textured grip so that you don't slip on shiny surfaces such as shopping mall floors whilst walking around in these.
The soles themselves I would say are more of an orange colour than coral, and the footbed of the soles have a swirly Impressionist inspired print (hence the name Ugg Impressionist) embossed on them in a coffee colour. I've had these for over a year now, and they've had a lot of wear, the coffee colour swirls have worn off slightly over that year, obviously where my feet are rubbing against the pattern. It's not noticeable when I wear them though as my feet cover the worn away patches. I do think that if I'd paid £35 for these than I'd probably be very disappointed with the print wearing off, however as I only paid around £10 I'm not too bothered.
I've been very happy with these as they are very comfortable and I can wear these all day and walk for miles in them with no discomfort whatsoever. I don't think that I would have bought them at £35 though, purely because I think that £35 is too much to pay for a pair of flip flops no matter how comfortable they may be. They are well made and they still have lots of life left in them. I'd definitely buy another pair if I could get them as cheap the second time around.
I'm struggling with a rating as if I rate them against what I paid $15/£10 then I'd give them 5 stars. However if I rate them against the cost to buy in the UK of £35, then I think that they probably deserve 3 stars. So I'll go in the middle with 4 stars!
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