UGG Boots: These Boots Are Made For Walking
I was an UGG despiser until I got a pair…Yes, I’m a recent UGG boot convert – there. The truth is out. Of course, I will never admit that to my friends who would kid me endlessly about having a pair of UGG boots. But, these sheepskin boots have won me over.
My history with UGG boots started during the Christmas of 2011 when I received a new pair of UGG Australia Classic Short Boots as a present from my boyfriend. I will say that I was a bit put off by my new Ugg(ly) boots as he knew how stupid I thought the UGG brand boots look. But, he also had read reviews and knew that I would grow to love my UGG boots. Which I have – a thousand fold.
The UGG short boots in the picture to the left are identical to the ones I got for my Christmas present. And then….I was wearing them on John’s new boat when I took an unceremoniously dip in the Chesapeake Bay the following January – I thought they were ruined, but, I’m happy to say that they thawed out and are good as new. There’s a video below showing my poor frozen UGG boots the morning after my dip…
And a disclaimer before we go any further: UGG boots were not created to be winter boots! They were actually created in Australia as a boot for surfers to wear when they came out of the water, hence, no socks needed – that’s one theory. The other creation story floating around is that sheep herders created the things for wearing around in the outback when wrangling sheep. Since most UGGs are made of sheep skin, I find that idea mildly offensive as I sure the sheep did too…
Whatever the reason, the fact is that UGGs are not meant to be worn in inclement winter weather. Oh, they’ll keep your feet warm but they’ll suffer in the name of fashion. UGG boots get soggy and sort of get sad looking when wet. I do wear mine in the winter but I’m careful about when and where I wear them.
When my Ugg boots have gotten soiled (particularly after that dip in the bay), I use the Ugg cleaner kit which worked fabulously!
Short Ugg Boots For Women
I love that UGG boots come in all shapes and colors although you won’t be able to tell the colors from the pictures below! As far as styles, you’ll find UGG boots in UGG Australia Classic Short Boots, UGG Australia Women’s Classic Tall Boots, and UGG Australia Womens Bailey Button Boots as starters.
Click on any picture to see the different colors of the UGG brand offered
UGG Australia Women’s Bailey Bow – Size 8 – ChestnutUGG Australia Women’s Cambridge Boots,Chestnut,8 USUGG Australia Women’s Bailey Button BLACK Boot 7 M USUGG Australia Women’s Patten CHESTNUT Suede Boot 7 M US
Ugg Tall Boots For Women
You’d think my fiance would have taken all my hints given since 2011 but I guess I’ll have to buy a pair of these Ugg tall boots for myself this Christmas:
UGG Women’s Soleil Boot Black Size 6 B(M) USUGG Australia Womens Bailey Button Triplet Boot Chestnut Size 10UGG Women’s Classic Tall Tasman Black Boot 5 B (M)UGG Women’s Classic Tall Glitter Black Boot 7 B (M)UGG Australia Women’s Bailey Bow Tall CHESTNUT Sheepskin Boot 7 M US
Ugg Boots For Men
Ugg boots – they’re not for women anymore.
UGG Australia Men’s Classic Short CHESTNUT Boot 10 M USUGG Australia Men’s Classic Mini BLACK Sheepskin Boot 8 M USUGG Men’s Hannen (Grizzly 9.0 M)UGG Australia Men’s Ascot Tweed Stout Suede Slipper 10 M USUGG Australia Men’s Hannen Tl BLACK Leather Boot 11 M US
Cleaning UGG boots
I was afraid my new Christmas present UGG short boots were ruined after they were dunked in the Chesapeake Bay and then froze overnight. But, I hit the internet and found some ways to help them regain their former glory. Here’s what I figured out:
1. Never, ever put UGG boots in the dryer! It will totally ruin them. I left mine a safe distance from the wood stove for a full week. I put them on a cookie sheet covered with newspaper as they dried out because some of the color leached out. I couldn’t even tell that they weren’t the original shade though.
2. If you get your UGGs wet, rinse them well in clean water a few times. Do NOT wring them out or they will lose their shape!
3. After rinsing your UGGs, fill them with crumpled newspaper so that they hold their shape as they slowly dry. Never put them in direct heat or sunlight as they’re drying.
4. After they’re dry, brush them with a soft brush and apply UGG cleaner and, ultimately, the protectant solution. It worked great!