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Ugg Women's Coquette Slippers
Member Name: Oddbodd
Ugg Women's Coquette Slippers
Date: 29/03/11, updated on 30/03/11 (75 review reads)
Advantages: Incredibly comfortable slippers that can be worn outside too
Disadvantages: Hmm, well I suppose that has to be the price
I like slippers. I like that feeling of coming home after a long day and swapping my shoes for a pair of slippers, probably partly for what it signifies as well as for the comfort. I know this because I still like putting on slippers even if they are a bit of a rubbish pair that slop about and keep falling off.
So, a wonderful pair of slippers that look and feel luxurious, coupled with the psychology of putting slippers on? Pure, unadulterated bliss! (Well not quite, but as close to being that as putting on a pair of slippers can get anyway).
I had generally bought M&S slippers or suchlike. I even splashed out on the 'Secret Support' ones too sometimes (I have no idea why this would be a secret - it is merely an instep support built in to the slippers so why on earth it would need to be a secret I really don't know. But I digress...) and they really were very nice and did the job fine. But, until I was bought a pair of Ugg slippers (and believe me, at this price they would have to be a gift) I did not realise just how great the whole 'slipper experience' could be.
My Uggs are the 'Coquette' which are slightly different to some of the others in that they have quite a thick sole. It is made from EVA which is dense but has give, so it appears hard but actually you can press your finger into it if you press quite hard. It is probably about 1/2" thick at the ball of the foot, increasing to maybe 3/4" at the heel. The sole has quite chunky treads on it, which you can't really see from the picture. So, (and prepare yourselves for the fantastic pun here), these 'slippers' are not at all 'slippy'!
This thick and rugged sole does not detract one bit from the comfort for me and has the added bonus that I can keep them on when I want to pad into the garden or outdoors for any reason (why is it as soon as you put your slippers on there is almost immediately a need to go outdoors for something anyway?), without fear of the slippers getting damaged, or wet seeping in via the sole.
They are sheepskin lined with a sheepskin cuff. This means that when I put them on, my feet immediately say 'thank you' (and also they often add 'I should blinking well thing so too, after what you've put us through today'). I had thought maybe they'd be a bit hot for summer use but I have used them all year round and never felt too hot. The inner sole is shaped to support your feet so I find walking about in them extremely comfortable - a lot better than the cheap, totally flat slippers I often used to wear. These really are the sort of slippers that you put on and go 'MMmmmm'.
The outer upper is made from suede with a seam detail down the front and a self-coloured Ugg badge at the top. Mine are actually a different colour from the picture above - they are a deep beige colour with the sheepskin being a natural cream colour which I prefer to the colour in the picture.
I left the price til last on purpose. Ahem. They cost around £65.
(I'll let you take a moment to let this sink in)
Yes, I know this is unbelievably expensive for a pair of slippers, but I look at it this way:
I wear my slippers almost every single day of the year. My feet NEED them. I've had these slippers for well over a year now and they are still going strong and as comfortable as the day I got them. How many pairs of shoes would you pay that price for and be able to wear for a few hours every single day without them giving somewhere, or wearing thin? Not many I would reckon. And anyway, my feet deserve them.
The only thing I haven't done yet is wash them. Ugg say they should be washed carefully by hand with some 'Ugg' product or other. Some people say they have put theirs in the washing machine and they came out fine. I wouldn't dare! I will get round to washing them eventually I suppose but they are slippers - they don't get very dirty anyway.
Ugg slippers. Because my feet are worth it.
(Also posted on Ciao)
Summary: Your feet deserve them.