Uggs - are they really that bad?

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After a class war broke out on another completely unrelated thread, it came up that UGGs are considered a serious no-no on MN. I must confess to owning two pairs (one black and one brown) and as a WFHM I wear them all winter provided it is dry. They are the comfiest, warmest shoes I've ever had. They are like slippers but for outside! I don't wear them on the outside of my trousers, this is a look I don't like, but inside a boot leg I consider them harmless.

Am I deluding myself and walking around in the winter version of crocs?

noisytoys Wed 21-Nov-12 12:15:26

I love UGGs. But then I love crocs too grin

Vajazzler Wed 21-Nov-12 12:19:03

I personally dont have a problem with UGGs but then again i also love crocs too just like noisytoys
I do however hate fake cheap ugg where the soles disintegrate at funny angles and you end up walking behind someone who is dragging their feet along and walking wonky in them.

dexter73 Wed 21-Nov-12 12:31:56

I like my Uggs. I don't rely on MN to choose my clothes for me though! God only knows what I would end up wearing!

bishboschone Wed 21-Nov-12 12:37:40

I love my uggs , there is alot of snobbery surrounding them because people think they are better than you for not wearing them .!

2blessed Wed 21-Nov-12 12:41:58

I'm about to invest in my first pair of uggs after trying them on last week. They were absolute heaven and will help me greatly as I waddle along in my last few weeks of pregnancy...

dexter73 Wed 21-Nov-12 12:44:49

I break lots of the MN rules about what you are not allowed to wear -
Uggs - chavvy
Barbour quilted jacket - chavvy
Pandora style bracelet - chavvy
ankle boots - mumsy
denim mini - mumsy
skinny jeans - look like a parsnip
patterned/coloured tights - odd
Probably many more!

Djembe Wed 21-Nov-12 12:46:08

UGGs - fine.


Bootlegs??? shock

Djembe Bootleg jeans are the only ones I can wear and not look like a weeble!

I don't think UGGS are that bad. What we do have on Mumsnet is a dedicated and vocal support group for the better quality, cheaper and British made Celtic Sheepskin boot. Their website is hereThere are also great discounts if you can get to their factory shop in Newquay.

mycatlikestwiglets Wed 21-Nov-12 13:05:41

I personally think bootleg jeans are fine, they also look better on me than any other cut. But but but: UGGS inside them shock. Do you not look like you have weird clown feet???

bishboschone Wed 21-Nov-12 13:10:25

I sometimes wear my diesel jeans bunged inside my uggs with a hoody . It's not my best look but it's ok. Granted they are cool jeans and not your average bootcut mummy jeans but still.

MrsWolowitz Wed 21-Nov-12 13:13:22

I love my uggs. I'm wearing my tall chestnuts now.

<wiggles toes in glorious comfiness>

I'm wearing them with charcoal tights, a grey dress and charcoal cardi and brown MN scarf and I think I ok and certainly not 'chavvy'

Enjoy your uggs, you won't look back (buy a good protector spray).

MrsWolowitz Wed 21-Nov-12 13:14:14

Oh I also wear my tall chestnuts on the outside of my red skinny jeans and think it looks pretty cute.

I wear them and do not give a fig for MN disapproval grin They are toasty warm and somehow comforting. And (real ones) weirdly supportive considering they are flat.. I usually can't wear flats but my uggs are fine.

Then again I also wear a Barbour, think that NEXT is still fine for jeans and basics and would probably have Gok Wan sobbing into his hankerchief grin

UGG boots are amazing. 'Nuff said. grin

perceptionreality Wed 21-Nov-12 13:19:17

I have some. I don't think they are the most stylish thing ever, but they certainly are warm and well made. I've got the Bailey Button ones - I think they look a bit better.

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Wed 21-Nov-12 13:21:04

Why does it matter what people inside your computer think?!

I've got several pairs of Uggs, my favourites being my grey slouch knitted ones.

squoosh Wed 21-Nov-12 13:43:06

Uggs- vile
Croccs - even more vile

ah but Squoosh... you need to go on a proper british camping holiday in August. Then you will BEG for crocs (showers, odd sunny spells) and Uggs (most of the time and probably to sleep in!) grin Only then can you appreciate their qualities!!

squoosh Wed 21-Nov-12 13:56:07

Don't they smell all . . . . . . . feety?

Startail Wed 21-Nov-12 13:58:44

UGGs look unbelievably hot.

They are fortunately such an obscene price I shall never find out if I'm right.

noisytoys Wed 21-Nov-12 14:00:47

I've got crocs, but instead of the regular holes they have little Mickey Mouse shaped holes grin

ConfusedandBemused Wed 21-Nov-12 14:15:29

Love uggs...don't see how they can be chavvy if they are soooo expensive?! Of course I would only wear the real ones...the fake do look a bit horrid, as they tend to bend in on themselves, if that makes sense. Well I will have very toasty feet this Christmas as my mom has bought me a lovely grey pair. My ds age 6 loves his pair and they look fab on him, he wears them with his brown corduroy dungarees and a little knitted jumper underneath and his wooly hat.....super cute and not in the least bit chavvy!!! Death stare!!!

QuickLookBusy Wed 21-Nov-12 14:42:36

I've got Kensington uggs and I love them. I do not give a rats arse what anyone on MN thinks.

The think is, when the weather is cold I'd much rather have my feet in a pair of warm solid uggs, than "fashionable" thin leather shoes/boots.

Ephiny Wed 21-Nov-12 14:49:46

I don't think they're that bad. But I wouldn't pay that much for boots that aren't properly waterproof.

chickydoo Wed 21-Nov-12 14:55:03

I'm with you all the way grin

FeuDeRussie Wed 21-Nov-12 15:01:35

I love my Uggs. I don't wear them outside unless I'm just popping into the village or wandering round the garden, they feel too much like going out in your slippers. But they are cosy and I think they look cute!

Mine are coming apart now after 5 years of wear. Am not paying the price they are now so thinking of getting some Celtic Sheepskin ones grin They may have to be a Xmas present.

PoshPaula Wed 21-Nov-12 15:26:12

I love my Celtic Sheepskin boots, and my little DS's love their mini Celts (the shortie version in dark brown). Uggs and all those styles are not going to go away because they're so warm and practical, and comfortable. I think they can look good too, worn with the right things.

By the way I wish people would stop using the word 'Chav' or 'Chavvy.' It's pretty damaging and offensive.

ItsGonnaBeFine Wed 21-Nov-12 16:44:04

Uggs under bootlegs? In fact....bootlegs?! Oh noooooo grin wink

I wear my old Uggs as slippers and a newer pair when its snowing / seriously cold. They arent fashionable but they are sooooo warm and comfy.

Cherrypie32 Wed 21-Nov-12 17:01:11

I'm sorry to say I was really looking forward to receiving a pair of Celtic Sheepskins I'd ordered but they weren't a patch on UGG's and I sent them straight back with disappointment. They felt extremely uncomfortable in comparison, not a nice colour (bit orangey) and thin on sheepskin. My daughter has a tiny pair and they are gorgeous but IMO they didn't size up as nicely.

DonaAna Wed 21-Nov-12 17:03:18

Everyone wore Uggs last winter (even chic socialites here in Rome - they had studded limited editions). Interesting to see whether they are coming out of the closet this winter. Mine are not (unless it gets really cold) - they just don't look good enough.

Indoors, however, I will continue wearing them. We have chilly stone floors and it's either Uggs or pneumonia.

Lol at stuff not being chavvy because it's expensive.

I give you Juicy Couture.

And on the subject of Uggs, I think they are fine, but you'll never win any style award. I have two pairs, so neither will I. I do try and limit their wearing to indoors, but when I went through early pg and mc recently, and totally lost my fashion mojo for a few weeks they were like a delightful comfort blanket.

The knitted ones I cannot stand though.

PinkPeanuts Wed 21-Nov-12 19:35:10

LOVE my Uggs and couldn't care less what anybody else thinks about them! I own three pairs, one of which I've had for 6 years and still going strong. Best winter purchase ever!

Ilovecrossfit Wed 21-Nov-12 19:39:11

Really chavy ( or is it chavvy??)?? I just dont care I wouldnt wear them to an evening out but tehy are very comfy on school runs or even for a walk with kids, comfortable and warm.

Ive got 2 pairs, Kensington ones and the ones with button ( sorry forgot the name)..very comfy and just love them.
I dont really care what people on here say, some may love them others not...I live on the farm so also have dubarry boots and love them too and I know some people hate them...I hate heels but it doesnt mean I consider everyone wearing them to be a chav...

squoosh Wed 21-Nov-12 19:43:03

I don't think they're chavvy I just think they're ugly.

Also unless someone has long skinny legs they aren't the most flattering.

squoosh Wed 21-Nov-12 19:44:37

However Uggs come nowhere close to Crocs in terms of Crimes Against Footwear.

LynetteScavo Wed 21-Nov-12 19:47:34

I like Uggs, although I've never owned a pair.

If someone gave me some I would wear them. I did see a very nice pair of pink one's once in Biscester and was very tempted. grin

Although the lady in front of my at the ATM this morning was wearing a horrid pair of bright pink fake Uggs. (They had an Ugg label but were obviously synthetic) Very scary at 8am on a rainy morning.

Banderchang Wed 21-Nov-12 19:51:56

Maybe one of you Ugg/Celtic boot owners can tell me, is it possible to drive wearing them? I can't see how it would work with the non-bendy sole. Anyone know?

dexter73 Wed 21-Nov-12 19:53:35

Yes you can drive in them.

Ilovecrossfit Wed 21-Nov-12 19:54:07

Ive got loooong legs are they skinny...not sure smile

You can drive in uggs I do, I only tried last year and they are fine...seriously.
I know what you mean by fake ones, you can see by just looking at grey ones are 3 yrs old and still have perfect shape

TerrorNotSoFrightened Wed 21-Nov-12 20:07:40

I bought a pair of fakes to wear as slippers, they are so comfy that I'm asking for a pair of Celtic sheepskin boots for Christmas.

Couldn't give a stuff if others like them or not.
Get them OP, be comfy.

I'm probably going to regret saying this - but what is wrong with bootleg jeans? I'm not built for skinny or straight cut. I do also wear wide leg and flares.

dexter73 Wed 21-Nov-12 20:49:37

Nothing is wrong with bootcut jeans - if they suit you more than straight or skinny jeans then wear them!

CountryBelle Wed 21-Nov-12 21:42:57

dexter and chickydoo - woohooo for our "rule" breaking!! I own and wear all the things mentioned on a daily basis!

While im not cutting edge fashion (eurghhh), i am always well turned out, presentable, comfortable and happy :-) My items r all the genuine articles, i think its fake anything that ends up looking awful.

I've worn bootcut with ankleboots for years .
I'm not wearing skinnies just because they are 'in'.

My DD has the Next boots (not Uggs but suede boots) but because she's growing like a weed, she won't get a chance to wear them out. (I agree I detest the boots rolling over on the heel. Might as well wear socks)

I waterproof DD suede boots. Her feet are enviably warm and dry.

Freshbloodletticia Thu 22-Nov-12 08:26:52

I'm in the dedicated support group for Celtic Sheepskin. Way nicer than Uggs, cheaper and British!
Even my DD aged 8 has them.

Uggs are fucking amazing. Wear what the hell you like. I hate this snobbish behaviour about clothing/footwear on MN. Its one of the few things that really bugs me about this place.

squoosh Thu 22-Nov-12 11:08:43

I agree that everyone should wear what they want, definitely. I'm sure people look at some of my sartorial choices and grimace big style. The trick is not to care! smile

I'd still like to gather all the Crocs in the world and melt them down.

I hate Crocs. I have a cheapo nasty pair from Aldi but I still hate them. They are great for the garden and nipping to my freezer in the shed. However they are death traps in the house. Anyone notice how you'll be walking along and all of a sudden your croc will stick to the floor randomly and send you flying?

polyhymnia Thu 22-Nov-12 11:33:32

Don't have Uggs but have two pairs of the Ugg-alike version of Fitflop boots which are incredibly comfortable - and some people might think even less stylish than Uggs.

Was in the Ugg store at Piccadilly Circus yesterday and they have a pretty wide selection of boots (bikers, etc). , not just the 'classic' Ugg ones. Some shoes too. Must say I fancied several of them, but they are quite ££. Luckily I didn't have time to try them and be tempted.

oohlaalaa Thu 22-Nov-12 11:40:47

I like Uggs on small feet. My friend with size 3 feet, wears them all winter, and they look lovely. I look ridiculous with my size 8 feet, they make feet look like a size 10.

I do think they are overpriced, and you are paying for the status symbol. Sorry.

dexter73 Thu 22-Nov-12 11:49:49

Oh dear I can now add ridiculous looking feet to my list of MN faux pas!

I love my Uggs, they are the comfiest boots I've ever had! At the risk of hijacking the thread (sorry OP blush) have any of you fellow Kensington wearers had a problem with them leaking?, this is my second winter in them but now I've started to get wet feet when it pours down, have you all been sensible (unlike me) and used a protector spray? Or are there hoards of women with comfy yet soggy feet walking around? grin

LadyMaryChristmas Thu 22-Nov-12 13:04:24

I have some Emu (the same as Uggs, slightly cheaper though) and have just bought some Dr Martens. The Emu/Uggs don't really support your feet very well, and the snow/water did damage them (despite the waterproof spray). I'm in love with my Dr Martens at the moment. blush

allinagoodcause Thu 22-Nov-12 13:29:38

Can I suggest Sorrels - love my kate the greats. So ugly they are cool. Also extremely practical as they are 100per cent waterproof and warm up to -30. Uggs are chavvy in my opinion although I will wear them when camping - and crocs! but only when camping.(blush)

dexter73 Thu 22-Nov-12 13:40:10

What do people actually mean by chavvy? Can I have a definition?

polyhymnia Thu 22-Nov-12 13:41:21

The Fitflops do support the feet well have never leaked and are also remarkably unstained despite having been worn in rain slush etc

I want some Kensingtons. May have to sell a kidney or something first though.

QuickLookBusy Thu 22-Nov-12 14:09:01

ThePieSmuggler I have Kensingtons and they are on their third year, they still look like new.

I have always used a protective spray so have never had a problem with soggy feet.

If I were you, I'd let them completely dry out then spray them, hopefully that will work.

Well, obviously it's upto you what you wear/don't wear. I personally don't like Uggs but I wouldn't not wear something because of strangers on an internet forum.

AnnieMated Thu 22-Nov-12 14:42:36

If you like them, wear them. If you don't, don't.

wishingchair Thu 22-Nov-12 15:00:38

I have Uggs that I now wear as slippers, and Celtic Aqualambs for outside which are fab as they're waterproof (and just more robust than Uggs).

Lovely toasty warm feet whatever the weather. And when I'm walking the dog, or standing shivering in a playground, that's what I want.

jenbird Thu 22-Nov-12 15:12:32

I love my Uggs. I have bought cheaper ones before but they just don't hold their shape. I have a new pair every year as I wear them to death. They are just so warm and comfy.

NotAChocolateRaisin Thu 22-Nov-12 16:43:01

What's this? I'm not allowed to wear patterned tights because they are odd?!

(Oh, I hate UGG boots, not because of a stereotype but they look plain and bulky to me)

mathanxiety Thu 22-Nov-12 16:58:25

I love them. They are a sturdy indefensible, as Winston Churchill once said about something else entirely.

(YYY to suede spray, and I drive in my Uggs)

Vaginald Thu 22-Nov-12 17:09:45

[[ like uggs but much cheaper! ]]

Vaginald Thu 22-Nov-12 17:10:07
nowahousewife Thu 22-Nov-12 17:15:25

Only wear my Uggs around the house as slippers, wearing them right now infact! wouldn't be without them but have an aversion to them in public - only on me not on others I hasten to add.

AThingInYourLife Thu 22-Nov-12 17:17:07

"don't see how they can be chavvy if they are soooo expensive?!"


IsabelleRinging Thu 22-Nov-12 17:42:31

Uggs look bad enough, but with bootlegs??? shock grin

Even Ugg have realized that they are ugly and a thing soon to be fashion history (for now anyway) and most of the styles made by Ugg are a bit more structured now and actually quite stylish!

I have 2 pairs of Kensingtons and I love them.

Have been wearing them this season with woolly tights, A line above knee skirts and even if I say so myself am lookin gooooooood.

And they are foot-heaven.

Team Ugg

JulesJules Thu 22-Nov-12 17:51:44

I love my Celtic sheepskin boots, my daughters have them and they are beautiful and very hardwearing.

stickygotstuck Thu 22-Nov-12 17:57:05

I tend to wear whatever I see fit and fashion is something I've heard about in films and stuff grin, but here's my contribution anyway -

I have a pair of Ugg-looking slippers from M&S. So warm and bear-like - love them.

But I'd never ever wear Uggs outdoors. I think of them as overpriced slippers - the sole is way too soft and they are not waterproof.

Plus I would find them terribly uncomfortable to actually stride (as I do) in outdoors.

Am I the only one who thinks they are uncomfortable??

bishboschone Thu 22-Nov-12 18:08:46

I have ugg noiras .. They are waterproof !!

dexter73 Thu 22-Nov-12 18:11:39

They are very comfortable. I wear mine to walk the dog sometimes which can be 5-6 miles and they are great.

Sparkles23 Thu 22-Nov-12 18:23:40

I love my uggs! I have a brown short pair and wear them over skinny jeans and leggings and think they look fine, would never ever wear a fake pair though I think they look vile!! I bought my 2 year old a pair of sheepskin boots (not Ugg though) Emu I think- and he loves them, they should keep his feet nice and toasty through the winter!

Kecca Thu 22-Nov-12 18:28:31

Please ladies, for the sake of humanity - throw away those Uggs and Crocs unless you need to wear them for medical purposes! Uggs are ugly - face it they do nothing for twig thin people let alone anyone else. They are dreadful for posture - children should never wear them, you will all end up walking like tramps - take pride in yourselves!

MrsWolowitz Thu 22-Nov-12 18:42:35

Kecca I don't walk like a tramp and I do take pride in myself, thanks for your concern though.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Thu 22-Nov-12 19:05:06

Wear them if you like them.

Don't wear them if you don't like them


mummysmellsofsick Thu 22-Nov-12 19:07:21

I started an ugg appreciation thread a couple of weeks ago after realising that mumsnet had made me not get my uggs out this year for fear of uggjudgement. I can't believe I nearly let s&b deprive my feet of their luscious uggy goodness. I will now be wearing mine (tall chocolate kenleys) with pride and with happy feet all winter grin

ChardonnayGirl2 Thu 22-Nov-12 19:51:37

I love my Uggs, am retiring my brown cardi ones after 4 years and have just bought some black sequinned ones, putting new Uggs on is akin to a sexual experience grin

Cherylkerl Thu 22-Nov-12 19:57:38

I think they have their place. They don't look sexy but by god are they comfy. I wear heels on the office all week and if I go out-out. For a chilly (and dry!) commute (I change into my heels and they do look ridiculous with my work wear, but meh...) or if I'm dashing to the supermarket or dry cleaners they do just the trick. DP hates them with a passion but his feet are comfy all week, he can piss off if he thinks I'm being all uncomfy at weekends. There is something so comforting about them.

I personally find most comfy shoes ugly or impractical anyway. Ballet shoes - pretty enough, but soak up rainwater and bad for your feet long term, Converse and trainers - I own but I'm not really a trainers girl and I look stupid with Converse with skinny jeans - mostly cos I'm not used to that look.

VinaApsara Thu 22-Nov-12 20:08:20

I have splashed out on my first pair of Ugg boots this year - not the sheepskin ones but rather some new style biker Uggs (Ugg Tatum). I never thought I'd love a pair of boots so much - they were £££££ but will last for ever and are the bee's knees.

gorgeous boots

Rudolphstolemycarrots Thu 22-Nov-12 20:12:01

I love them but my Mum (who is not very stylish at all in my eyes) wears them aged 69

bishboschone Thu 22-Nov-12 20:12:35

Kecca.. That is such a stuck up statement . You are not better than us because you don't wear uggs .. Not wearing uggs doesn't make you prettier , cleverer , more stylish or thinner than me .. Get over yourself !!

bishboschone Thu 22-Nov-12 20:12:48

Love those vina !!

Teahouse Thu 22-Nov-12 20:25:01

My Uggs are my slippers...only ever wear them outside the house in the snow so very rarely as I live in the South.
My Uggs came with a free pair of silver Tiffany earrings and were stupidly pair of slippers I have ever had

I currently have three pairs (tall grey classic, chestnut maylin and chestnut bailey (short)), and a pair of their slippers. I very rarely walk anywhere these days, particularly 'in the elements' but once I am again (when DS3 starts school...) I'll get another pair. Probably kensingtons.

I wear them in fine weather, too (with short cut off denim but not so short my arse cheeks hang out. Wtf is that all about? ) and despite how they might look to non-affcienados... they are NOT hot/sweaty! The sheepskin somehow insulates in the cold and wicks heat away when warm. I guess thats why we traditionally use sheepskin for babies to lay on.

tostaky Thu 22-Nov-12 21:48:58

Team "no uggs" here because "everybody" seems to have them (uggs or cheaper copy). And also because I'm always out and about and I don't have the time to worry about shoes. I don't care if my (Adidas) trainers get muddy or wet in the park. And I have a very nice pair of Kurt Geiger boots to wear with skirts or jeans. That's why I don't need uggs.

CheerfulYank Thu 22-Nov-12 22:11:05

I don't have Uggs but would love gets bitterly cold here (Minnesota) and they'd be lovely!

CheerfulYank Thu 22-Nov-12 22:12:08

AND I wear bootcut jeans. If I ever get tall boots (which I may one of these days) I will wear skinny jeans, and not a moment before.

Nooooo! I considered them for a millisecond, but I need practical jump-on-the-mud boots.
And I hate crocs. Yuck.

FromEsme Thu 22-Nov-12 22:36:25

Hate Uggs, they are grim, especially when they collapse in on themselves and people walk along on the inside of the sole.

thoroughlymodernmillie Thu 22-Nov-12 22:40:19

I've had two pair of uggs. One suede, which were fab and one knitted pair, not so fab. I have on christmas list a pair of Kensingtons. Some people may say they are carved from the feet of a womble, but I think they are fab and have done my chilblains the world of good.

scottishmummy Thu 22-Nov-12 22:44:36

i associate uggs with wag types,skinny jeans,big sunnies,and style of a hobo
uggs are bad for gait, inadequate support can cause plantar fasciitis

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Thu 22-Nov-12 22:58:51

Go on, tell us what that is scottishmummy.

Djembe Thu 22-Nov-12 23:01:01

I want some, so much... I just can't get over the fact that the rain would trash them. I think I'd have to wear them as slippers.

Freshbloodletticia Thu 22-Nov-12 23:10:25

Those Ugg Kensingtons are a direct copy of my old Oxygene boots.

TooMuchRain Thu 22-Nov-12 23:10:57

I think they look ugly and I have noticed a definite Ugg-shuffle gait - but I have never tried any on so it may be ignorance that blinds me to how wonderful they are smile

Itsaboatjack Thu 22-Nov-12 23:15:24

Thanks for that link worldgonecrazy, you may now be responsible for the self combustion of my credit card. wink

PlaySchool Thu 22-Nov-12 23:16:40

Uggs is short for "ugly", right?

scottishmummy Thu 22-Nov-12 23:21:06

uggs and plantar facsitis lack of suport puts strain on plantar ligaments. like ballet pumps also v bad for feet

krystianah Fri 23-Nov-12 00:01:40

Uggs are fucking hideous. Can you honestly see any style icon wearing them? Jackie O, Marilyn, Audrey Hepburn?

stickygotstuck Fri 23-Nov-12 00:05:24

scottishmummy, that's exactly my issue with them - not adequate support.

I am relieved to see someone agrees they are not that great for walking (and uncomfortable). I thought it was only me! But then I walk like a rhino grin

scottishmummy Fri 23-Nov-12 00:07:25

faggy mammy kate moss wears uggs.enough said

londone17 Fri 23-Nov-12 00:08:45

Nothing wrong with uggs. I love crocs the most.

AmberSocks Fri 23-Nov-12 00:31:20

I dont own any uggs,mostly because i have quite wide calves and i dont think they would fit them?I have some knee length black leather riding boots i wear pretty much all the time with some leggings and a dress!

I agree re cheap versions,they kind of go all flat on the one side at the back,looks awful.

Love celtic sheepskin,i have some slippers from there and new baby has some brown booties that are gorgeous!

VestaCurry Fri 23-Nov-12 00:34:13

They look cute on children (that squishy foot thing) but silly on adults imo but I'm only inside a computer [ smile].

mathanxiety Fri 23-Nov-12 03:30:32

<Happy Thanksgiving CheerfulYank>

CheerfulYank Fri 23-Nov-12 03:35:34

Thanks Math! smile Did you celebrate as well?

Yes, Uggs is short for ugly, I believe. And no, can't see any fashion icon wearing them, but thank the good Lord above I have never cared to be a fashion icon. grin

FellatioNelson Fri 23-Nov-12 03:47:11

I have no idea whether they are an MN no-no or not, but they are not called Uggs for nothing.

The are the ugliest, silliest shoes ever invented. You are right about them being like slippers though - they are slippers. Although why anyone thinks it's a good idea to wear the kind of thing worn by old ladies who can't afford to run the central heating, for wearing out in public as a fashion statement is a mystery to me.

You'll be doing vinyl rain bonnets next.

VikingVagine Fri 23-Nov-12 06:21:28

Yup, bloke who came up with the design called them Uggs because he wife said they were so ugly.

I started wearing Uggs when they were cheap and unfashionable (at uni, 15 years ago to be precise). Then they became ridiculously expensive so I stopped buying them. I recently discovered Celtic sheepskin and have bought myself a pair of knee high popper boots. They are wonderful, so much nicer than my old Uggs.

As for fashion, well, umm, so long as DH finds me attractive then I don't really care about what others think (he hates Uggs and Crocs, but has conceded that my CS boots actually look ok with skinny jeans or short skirts).

I have Emu boots and they are lovely and fluffy - got them as a Christmas present 2 years ago & they are still going strong.

My daughters Uggs are on their last legs she's had them for a long time so for Christmas I've brought her some Celtic Sheepskin boots in Spice colour. smile

krystianah Fri 23-Nov-12 07:56:02

Kate Moss not a style icon, just a skanky model. Celtic sheepskin are even more hideous. It makes me laugh seeing people in Uggs. You look ridiculous!!!

MrsWembley Fri 23-Nov-12 08:23:35

<creeps in fearfully>

What's wrong with Barbours?


RibenaFiend Fri 23-Nov-12 08:37:26

I love my tall chestnut uggs! Yes, my size 8 feet don't really look petite in them (but my feet are huge so I'm over that now!) however, if I work out the "cost per wear" I've had these boots for 5 years now I think, that's about £40/year and they are still almost perfect. No crazy wear on the soles or anything. I probably wear them about 40/50 days odd a year. So I'd happily pay £1/wear.

I DESPISE crocs. I run holiday camps and have had many a child in tears when their bloody vile unsupportive shoe has let them down, fallen off, broken (oh my god the fakes just BREAK) their foot has fallen out, they've rolled an ankle running because their shoe has decided it's bored and wants to stay still, they fall off on the monkey bars. My observations are that crocs on children impede their play. angry

GrimmaTheNome Fri 23-Nov-12 08:55:50

I'm not ever going to buy a boot - ugg or not - which doesn't have synthetic 'fur' in it, in case its one of the fakes lined with fur from China. They do not enforce anything like ethical standards (if you think such a term even applies to fur). If you don't know what I'm on about I'm sure googling 'Ugg' and 'skinning alive' will inform you (but I wouldn't recommend reading details, I'm still feeling sick). Its not real Uggs, but I'm not 100% sure I could tell a counterfeit.

Sod whether they are fashionable or not, and there's other warm comfy boots.

Ribena I absolutely agree about everything you just said there about Crocs. They are great for paddling in rock pools etc but thats it. My kids get them given or bought and aside from the garden they aren't allowed to wear them. I once saw a little boy end up with a split lip when excitedly running to the ice cream van and his shoe just flew off.
Uggs are still great. I wear them when stood on my feet for up to 14 hours a day. My feet love them.

FunBagFreddie Fri 23-Nov-12 08:59:27

If you like them, wear them. smile

My knitted Uggs ended up being too smelly to wear, despite washing them - due to getting wet a few times, so I chucked them. I used to wear them with my flared and wide legged jeans.

Tbh, I probably won't get another pair, but who really gives a monkeys about what other people choose to wear. I don't think the fashion police actually exist. grin

dexter73 Fri 23-Nov-12 09:13:21

Kate Moss not a style icon, just a skanky model. Celtic sheepskin are even more hideous. It makes me laugh seeing people in Uggs. You look ridiculous!!!

I may look ridiculous but at least I am not rude and unpleasant.

scottishmummy I read that link and it doesn't make sense. Sheepskin, like leather, is a natural insulator which works both ways, i.e. it keeps feet warm in the winter and helps wick away moisture and sweat in the summer, so feet don't get overheated in genuine sheepskin boots.

I don't own Uggs, but my daughter's Celtic Sheepskin minis do have arch support built in.

Grimma - I'm not going to google. Uggs are now made in China which does have lower welfare standards for animals, so any product made of animals which comes from that country is off my shopping list. However, Celtic Sheepskin boots are made in the UK and we do have animal welfare standards. Whilst our standards may not be perfect, at least we have awareness and rules which are supposed to be followed.

*Please note I am not getting paid any commission by Celtic Sheepskin!

MrsWolowitz Fri 23-Nov-12 10:29:09

Kryst wow, what a rude post. hmm

For what it's worth to those saying how ugly they are, my DH's favourite outfit on me is my skinny jeans, chunky knit jumper and my uggs. He thinks its adorable.

So nerrrr.

Dancergirl Fri 23-Nov-12 10:39:53

Well I'm not keen on them but I succumbed last year down to warmth and comfort rather than style! I got Ugg Rosslyn as I don't like the shape of the foot on standard uggs.

The question is though....what's the alternative? Can someone name me a boot if you want warmth, comfort AND style? Come on, Ugg-haters!

I hate classic Uggs because I like shoes and boots that make my feet look elegant, but I would consider wearing these, if they didn't cost £235, that is.

FobblyWoof Fri 23-Nov-12 11:47:05

Love my Uggs. Shamelessly

FobblyWoof Fri 23-Nov-12 11:48:28

Thanks too immature. Now I want those boots, really quite badly. sad

ScrambledSmegs Fri 23-Nov-12 12:06:39

I love my Uggs. They're Jumbo Uggs from Australia bought in the sale, not the confusingly named UGG Australia which is owned by the US company Deckers. I only use them as slippers though, as I find the lack of adequate support for high insteps uncomfortable for walking any distance. Seems a bit pointless to put orthotics in them! I have tried UGG boots on and yes, I have the same problem with them too.

But that's personal choice. The only time I ever look a bit hmm at people wearing them is if they're out in the rain in the suede ones, as that wrecks an expensive boot. It's mainly teens who do that though.

I'm very interested in these Celtic sheepskin ones, I may give them a try when my current boots fall to bits. They're more expensive than ordering the sale ones from Jumbo Uggs though, even with postage included!

nellieellie Fri 23-Nov-12 12:12:08

I have vegetarian version - from the vegetarian shoe shop in Brighton. Brilliant. Much cheaper but so hard wearing, so comfy. _I think they look good but sartorial elegance may not be my strong point.............

QuickLookBusy Fri 23-Nov-12 12:20:42

Well, I often wear my Kensington uggs with my Barbour jacket.shock

But I do live in the countryside and here we don't really tend to judge people as much. Actually we don't give a damn about what we are "supposed" to be wearing, according to what a couple of fashion experts has decided is "in" this season.

Practicality and comfort all the way for me.

SparkyTGD Fri 23-Nov-12 12:23:14

nellie what are they like size-wise?

They do look good (IMO).

I don't like to wear major brands/things that are obviously branded so that puts me off Uggs. Also don't like the sole of most of the Uggs.

nipersvest Fri 23-Nov-12 12:26:51

same as scrambled said, my uggs, although they are not ugg uggs, they are sheepskin boots but are sketchers, are slippers. wouldn't wear them outside. in this house its crocs = beach, uggs = slippers.

bishboschone Fri 23-Nov-12 12:42:37

Fobbly.... There is 20% off today .

ToncanLancey Fri 23-Nov-12 13:44:31

I got a pair of chestnut classics for my mums partner (he'd lost loads of weight though illness and was always freezing). He loved them! Think my mum was quite relieved when they eventually fell apart and the bin beckoned.

TuppenceBeresford Fri 23-Nov-12 13:47:46

I didn't think they were ever fashionable - maybe for about 5 minutes, like 12 years ago?? I love my Uggs though, and unless I move to somewhere like the Caribbean I won't be giving them up any time soon! I may look ridiculous but I would rather be ridiculous than cold.

I don't know if I'd advise anyone else to get them though as they do nothing for one's style credentials - once I tried them, they were so comfy I ended up wanting to wear them with everthing = fashion fail!

I am currently wearing skinny jeans and short uggs. In my defence, I don't think mine look so bad as I have very small feet and they are children's uggs... but maybe I am deluded.

Lionsntigersnbears Fri 23-Nov-12 14:38:16

some styles are 60% off on the Uggs site today. I'm sorely tempted!!

squoosh Fri 23-Nov-12 14:44:52

My Dad's brother who lives in Australia has sent him a pair of slippers (Uggs) every couple of years since the early 90s. A few years ago when the Ugg craze took off my Dad asked me why he suddenly saw all these young girls walking down the street in his slippers.

He was properly befuddled grin

bishboschone Fri 23-Nov-12 14:51:53

Are you sure lion, there are loads of fake websites that look convincing .

Sucksoutthejoy Fri 23-Nov-12 15:00:05

Moved to Australia and was laughed at (out loud, in my face) for wearing Uggs to work in winter. Apparently the equivalent of going to work in your pyjamas blush Can't quite love mine the same way now. Dilemma as coming home to cold UK in 4 weeks for a visit!

Sucksoutthejoy Fri 23-Nov-12 15:01:10

Aaah didn't read Squooshs post before posting!

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 23-Nov-12 15:13:10

But I do live in the countryside and here we don't really tend to judge people as much. Actually we don't give a damn about what we are "supposed" to be wearing


It's great isn't it? grin

lions I think you're looking at a website selling fakes. The official Ugg website hasn't got any promotions running on it.

I just did a quick google and a really good suggestion came up. Put the web address into and it will come up with the details. Addresses in the Far East are a give away of fake sites.

MentalMinnie Fri 23-Nov-12 15:38:20

Hello! I'm a newbie on MN.

I love my Uggs shamelessly! I've got the knitted ones, and think i'm going to buy the Tall Bailey Buttons next week!

Question though: Has anyone else with the knitted Uggs every put them in the washing machine successfully? The knitted outter is a bit smelly from dogs etc.

QOD Fri 23-Nov-12 17:37:56

These are my faves ....

I haven't worn my other 3 Uggs hardly since getting these.

I have Ugg shoes too

They are starting their 3rd winter ... I think I've saved a fortune, I don't have any other winter footwear, I swap between my Boots that are from 4yrs down to 2 months old

Zara1984 Fri 23-Nov-12 17:40:54

I am a Kiwi, sorry but they are slippers. Seriously. They are for wearing inside your fecking freezing cold uninsulated Antipodean house in winter. It's like wearing thermal longjohns as trousers.

No no no no no

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 23-Nov-12 17:43:58

Tbh I think it would be cheaper to actually get your home insulated than buy Ugh slippers.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 23-Nov-12 17:44:25

Oh the irony of autocorrect.

Zara1984 Fri 23-Nov-12 17:46:50

grin ariel but waking up with frost on your duvet (yes, this used to happen to me in Auckland) is a badge of pride!

Ugh boots indeed! They are sheepskin slippers!!!

What really boggles me is when I see women wearing them in the snow or rain!!

RooneyMara Fri 23-Nov-12 17:49:03

Just wanted to say, I've no opinion on Uggs but I got a strange email today purporting to be from some Ugg company, which was written in very bad English but with fairly convincing graphics/layout.

I nearly clicked on it to unsubscribe before reading the copy, which was dreadful - so I just deleted it/blocked sender.

Watch out. It also said I'd been sent it because of visiting their store but I've never looked at Uggs online, I don't think.

ScrambledSmegs Fri 23-Nov-12 18:36:56

Yeah, I reckon my antipodean SIL would disown me if I wore my uggs out in the street!

I understand why people wear them outdoors (they're so warm and snuggly!) so I'm not about to judge anyone for wearing something they feel comfortable in. Well, as long as they're not part of this outfit!

madmomma Fri 23-Nov-12 18:55:44

zarathank God for your voice of reason! They're vile. Clearly very comfortable, but then so is a fleece onesie. What happened to having a sense of occasion?

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 23-Nov-12 19:24:34

Onesies. What in God's name are they about? Far more offensive than Uggs. I saw some kids wearing them the other day in town (remote and provincial) and DH and I were openly laughing. Rude? Possibly. But they were asking for it!

Bouncey Fri 23-Nov-12 19:40:43

I have uggs and don't think they look too bad with skinny jeans, but they aren't terribly practical. The grip is rubbish during icy weather and they aren't especially waterproof. Wouldn't buy them again.

Londonista1975 Fri 23-Nov-12 23:05:47

Snobs can get fucked - Uggs are a great invention and mine were worth every penny.

Zara1984 Fri 23-Nov-12 23:17:58

Uggs are the snuggies of feet. Comfy yes, but for wearing inside the privacy of your own home.

They are slippers. I don't know how else to say it. It is like wearing PJs or underpants as real clothing. I promise you, walk down the street in Sydney or Auckland wearing Uggs and wait for the pointing and sniggering.

OwedToAutumn Sat 24-Nov-12 07:06:57

My mother, in Australia, used to wear Uggs to hang out the washing on cold winter mornings, when she was my age (44).

I have never understood why they suddenly became glamourous.

DD2 has a pair, and that's fine, because her fashion taste (as an 11yo) is different to mine. But I bet she wouldn't like them so much if I started wearing them. wink

bishboschone Sat 24-Nov-12 07:17:11

Well said londonista!!

dexter73 Sat 24-Nov-12 07:33:35

Why does it matter what people in Australia/New Zealand do with them? I don't live in Australia!

uggmum Sat 24-Nov-12 07:56:40

I currently have 3 pairs, including a scruffy pair for the school run. I wear them sept-June and June-sept I wear fitflops and Birkenstocks. This year I bought some haviana flip flops and they are really comfy too.

topsi Sat 24-Nov-12 08:22:54

I have a pair of 'zippy boots' that I got on a Group-on on a whim. When I got them I tried them on and thought oh they look dreadful and put them back in the box. DH came home, spotted the box and wanted to see them on. I put them on again and walked around in them and they were sooooo comfy. I thought oh well I will just wear them in the house. Now I am guilty of wearing them all the time. Honestly they go on in the morning before my feet touch the floor and don't come off till bed time. They are not UGGS but have a reinforced heel so they don't bend in and seem good quality. They only cost me £69 as well. I may stretch to a pair of UGGS next time.

QuickLookBusy Sat 24-Nov-12 08:27:35

Erm, well my Kensington uggs are solid boots with a very solid sole. Of course they aren't meant to be worn inside!

rowingboat Sat 24-Nov-12 09:17:29

They are very cosy, but personally i think the original, one-piece foot types look like muppet feet (shows age). They seem to be diversifying now and come in more attractive shapes, like ugg kensington or inside converse type boots, which, i think look more stylish.
Don't think original uggs were ever stylish, just cosy and cute in an ugly baby sort of way.

comelywenchlywoo Sat 24-Nov-12 09:23:54

My uggs are really comfy, but I worry about them if I get caught in the rain/mud, which spoils my enjoyment somewhat. I wish I'd got the Celtic sheepskin aqualambs that I asked for, but it was Christmas eve and DH hadn't bought my prezzie yet so it had to come from the highstreet.
<shakes fist at DH>

I think I might have to bite the bullet and get some skinny jeans - my straight leg jeans keeping falling out. Yes I certainly wish I had my time again to buy my sheepskin boots. I NEVER regret my skeepskin slippers tho. Would never have any other kind. Havaianas in summer and celtic sheepskin slippers in winter: toastie

Londonista1975 Sat 24-Nov-12 10:07:08

If I ever go to Oz and New Zealand then that's when I'll worry about what the people there think.

OrbisNonSufficit Sat 24-Nov-12 11:00:42

I have a slightly different perspective on uggs since I grew up in Australia, where they are slippers and have been around for years (long before the yanks stole them and made them insanely expensive). I think it looks odd to wear them outside since they're slippers... Comfy, yes. Outside, no. It's like walking around outside in a dressing gown and pjs.

And I'm baffled as to why something that cost $20 when I was growing up is now £200. Also confused about the discussion on 'fake' uggs - there is no such thing, uggs isn't a brand name to me (the US company ugg australia, which isn't Australian, actually sued Australian ugg boot manufacturers for trademark infringement and lost because it's a generic term in Australia).

I have 3 pairs of Celtic Sheepskin boots and they're just the best quality.

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 11:12:27

Interesting about the generic Ugg term Orbis, didn't know that. I assumed it had always been a brand.

bishboschone Sat 24-Nov-12 11:23:31

Ugg mum .. I'm the same .. Uggs or havaianas . My feet won't tolerate much else !

bishboschone Sat 24-Nov-12 11:52:09

Orbis, I think reference to fake uggs are non deckers and non sheepskin.

gazzalw Sat 24-Nov-12 11:54:42

Some of the young mums at school wear the Primark versions which just look so naff, quite apart from being really bad for their feet. However some of the mums have the real McCoy and Emus too and they look good. DW can never get round the 'stigma' attached to them and would never be seen dead in a pair but she dislikes tribalism and perceives these as a marker of certain tribes of women....

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 11:55:28

Why would I care what the fashion norm is in Oz or NZ when I live in the UK?


bishboschone Sat 24-Nov-12 12:08:08

Yes .. My ugg noira are certainly not slippers . They are more like biker boots.. ( don't tell me mn doesn't like then either !!! )

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 12:14:39

I have ugg essentials.

They're exactly the same as the classics only they have a more sturdy and grippy sole.

Not what you usually require from your slippers! They are definitely an outdoor boot.

missmartha Sat 24-Nov-12 13:07:04

I've been a frequent visitor to Oz since the 70s (long story). I have no memory of Uggs as slippers, though I don't doubt it However my early and abiding memory of them are as worn by beach honeys hanging around their surfer boy friends. Think surfer groupies.

I would not have bought them to save my life.

Years have passed and I have 3 pairs, one bought in Oz at the factory in 2004, where I signed the petition to stop them being made in California.

Those were ankle length, brown bog standard Uggs. I have two pairs of Bailey Buttons too. One black, one grey pair.

I dont think of them as a fashion item, but they're bloody lovely and cosy.

bedmonster Sat 24-Nov-12 14:29:35

I've always shunned them on the grounds that they make your feet look swollen and like you have severe cankles, but I can see that you all think they're super comfy so may give them a go. Although I tried on a pair of my friends not so long ago (don't know which type and never knew there was such a huge range) and we went for a walk, but my foot was sliding around inside the boot? It doesn't mould to the contours of your foot at all as the base is just, well, foam stuff so they didn't seem much good for walking at a relatively brisk pace.
Even though, i'm still tempted, and have never been afraid of looking like a chavvy twat!

OrbisNonSufficit Sat 24-Nov-12 14:30:30

KS those aren't ugg boots. I mean, they might be made by a company called ugg, but when I think of uggs I think of the normal sheepskin ones. So it's just a definitional thing I guess, depends on your pov. And the sheepskin ones do get easily soggy when wet (which makes them smelly), so not really practical outdoor wear I would have thought...

Anyway, I don't really mind if people wear the sheepskin ones outside the house, I just think it's a bit odd.

SarahC1985 Sat 24-Nov-12 14:53:06

I have taken a lot A LOT of flack for my uggs and I dont give a s**t! my husband hates them, my friends hate them, but they are comfy and I'm 8 months pregnant and thats all that matters! I think they are the warmest, comfiest shoes ever, well worth the money!

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 15:13:49

I love the committment the UGGers show towards their much loved footwear. If they had a motto it would be 'I'll give up my Uggs when you pry them from my cold dead feet motherfucker'!


MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 15:26:25

Sqoosh that should be 'warm dead feet'

In uggs you NEVER get cold feet. grin

<Strokes uggs lovingly>

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 15:33:26

yes agree utter are indicative if a certain kind of mammy
skinny jeans,sunnies,permatans,school gate wags
Uttaranchal are aesthetically ugly,and functionally bad for you so yes it's a sheepy fashion thing.baaaaaa

RVPisnomore Sat 24-Nov-12 15:41:03

Love my Uggs and will where them under my jeans for winter.

However don't get me started on the mumsnet obsession with leggings, they are the work of the devil!

Most, if not all of the Ugg-sayers are saying they like/love them because of how warm and comfortable they are. Fashion be damned. And yet... by many Ugg-nayers we're tarred with the WAG brush. I mean, seriously? Aren't all the WAG types over at NetHuns? whoops, more stereotyoing from me

Yes, I wear skinny jeans. Yes, I have expensive sunglasses. No to the tan/fake tan, I'm as pale as my fathers Edinburgh genes made me. And although I'm a SAHM, I am far, far more than 'just someone's partner'.

Why the frick I'm judged like that for simply wearing Uggs, I cannot fathom.

Snobbery of nosebleed heights.

Yet, conversely, the other main counter argument of: they're ugly, no fashionista would wear them... it's not necessarily fashion, but if it is for certain wearers perhaps your arguments would hold more water if you could name a fashionista who hasn't been six foot under for more than four score and twenty years. All women need to be wearing a pencil skirt and high heels to be glam/fashionable? (all the women named are of that 'ilk'). Perhaps their perceived glamour was more to do with how they felt/projected? Because 'being attractive' is far bloody more than what is on my feet.

Like Uggs or don't like Uggs talk about getting in a flap over first world issues. Perhaps lay off hoiking up the judgey pants on such ridiculous grounds.

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 16:40:50

Too right Manda

The snobbery is ridiculous. I like comfy, warm shoes so I have uggs.

I also have skinny jeans (I'm tall and thin so I like the cut on me), permatan (nope, I'm as pasty as Casper) and oversized sunnies, (nope, I don't like them). Where does that put me on the WAG-o-meter?

I'm very hmm about how people think they can define all people who choose to wear a certain brand of boots.

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 16:48:55

if you're going to get allhmmhumphy at least get it right what youre hmmabout
disliking uggs is not snobby at is based on the aesthetics of uggs minging
purely anecdotally ugg fans ive met are wag types as described.I'm in no way saying it's representative or accurate for all,it's my opinion.

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 16:53:04

scottish indicative = a sign or indication.

Of WAG I presume? And yes, you are being snobbish. "Schoolgate WAG" is very snobbish.

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 16:56:37

no,schoolmate wag is a phenomena at my school
not snobbish in least to discuss it
it's a description of a look,an attire some of the mums have

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 16:58:55

You can't seriously be suggesting that "schoolgate WAG" isn't derogatory?

Another Uggs fan here!

I bought the black suede Lo Pro boots last year - they are gorgeous, but sadly don't work on me because of my damn calves, which battle to break out from them!

They sadly sit unloved and unworn in the cupboard!

Anyone interested? wink

"yes agree utter are indicative if a certain kind of mammy
skinny jeans,sunnies,permatans,school gate wags
Uttaranchal are aesthetically ugly,and functionally bad for you so yes it's a sheepy fashion thing.baaaaaa"

This is not an opinion. Sure, it contains four words worth of opinion about Uggs and they in and of themselves are fine... I actually agree they're not the most beautiful things on this planet and I hear they can cause foot problems although I have never suffered any myself.

What the majority of the post is, is in fact a character assassination of anyone choosing to wear them. That's NOT the same as an opinion on Uggs. That's judging the person wearing the Uggs.

(I am grumpy today)

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 17:08:09

no character assination is a directed attack upon individual and their character
I associate uggs with wag types, I am making petty Ill informed statement that I stand by
and we all make judgements about clothes,grooming,brands.although it's denied on mn

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 17:11:31

Scottish you are being deliberately obtuse.

I guess you're right though, I do judge sometimes. Like how I judge you for your lack of grammar and spelling in your posts.

Doesn't mean that I should or that judging doesn't make me an arse.

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 17:15:39

you're all over shop,disliking uggs isn't a character assination.foolish to say so
a character assignation is sustained attack on identifiable aspect of character
I'm simply saying uggs are minging and anecdotally there's a type of woman wears them

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 17:17:17

scottish you didn't say anecdotally you said "indicative". Very different.

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 17:19:57

if you're going to get picky,get it right
I did say anecdotally,I did say indicative of. in two different posts
what's your point?what loose association are you trying to construct as big ta da moment

Ok, so perhaps I over egged the pudding somewhat by calling it a character assassination... but I didn't say you disliking Uggs was a character assassination; I said your opinions of the 'type' who wears them was. I actually said I agreed with your actual reasons (ugly and apparently unsupportive).

Yes, we all 'judge'. But as an inner monologue, mostly, I would hope. Where we censor ourselves, call into practice our education, experience and think about societial norms. Where we hope not to induce that other old MN favourite: did you mean to be so rude?

One can present an opinion in many different ways.

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 17:28:01

I give up.

You're being obtuse and are clearly not willing to accept that you are being so.

Also, seriously, break out the spell check. That is genuinely not meant to be snippy but I have had trouble reading some of your posts with the lack of spaces, grammer and spelling.

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 17:32:53

you cannot read my posts?you understand enough to complain about spelling and content
funny that

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 17:35:56

I said "I had trouble reading". I didn't say I couldn't.

They just are not very easy to read. It's not impossible, just not easy.

Again, this is not intended to be snippy.

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 17:39:11

you certainly understand when it suits you to,overcoming the difficulty posed
your comprehension of my posts seems somewhat selective
and point if s&b threads is to opine,judge,sound off about clothes,attire,accessories

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 24-Nov-12 17:40:07

Ladies would you stop arguing about fucking BOOTS.

MonthlyAFIWish Sat 24-Nov-12 17:45:27

Never really got the thing about Uggs apart from their status symbol. Everyone I knows who have them are carefull about where they wear them, i.e. not if it rained in the last week.

I don't like the cheapy foam soled knock offs. I just get normal flat good quality winter boots.

Ang Crocs I hate them with a passion, seen so many kids walking badly in them as they don't fit properly. They just make your feet smell, just buy sandles or reefs

God i sound grumpy today

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 17:45:38

I'm sure we can all agree on one thing, there is never an excuse for Crocs. Yes?

<peace and harmony to all wo/men>

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 17:46:22

Scottish read my post. I CAN read your posts but they are difficult to read.

Whatever, don't use grammer or spelling its no skin off my nose as I'm backing out of this thread as its just to weird but just for future I thought you may have been interested to know your posts can be difficult to read. You are not interested in knowing that. Alrighty then, that's settled.

<backs out, not taking eyes off Scottish>

<turns and flees>

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 17:50:17

your posts are odd,the third person narrative,backs out, turns and flees
you're writing on mn, not stage direction of film noir
you need to be less histrionic

MonthlyAFIWish Sat 24-Nov-12 17:51:24

oops walkied into a turf war.

<backs out of thread>

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 24-Nov-12 17:52:58

Scottish that is generally how a lot of people write on MN.

And you do use commas and spaces oddly, to fair.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 24-Nov-12 17:53:16

To BE fair even.

OrbisNonSufficit Sat 24-Nov-12 17:56:46

I'm with you on crocs squoosh... when I'm in charge of the world I will be banning them as one of my first edicts.

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 17:57:17

This showed up on my "I'm on" lust and I couldn't not comment!

Scottish, seriously, it's done, over, finished. Move on.

You were rude to generalise people as schoolgate wags. You got called on it by 2 people. You denied it and I dare say, become a tad defensive.

I informed you your posts are hard to read due to lack of grammer etc. you denied this. You are now apparently not aware of the use of <creepy wee brackets>

I use them a lot, a do other posters. It's not histrionic.

I really am backing out of the thread as its getting weirder and I suspect you will become progressively obtuse and this thread will become even more off on a tangent and tedious.

<backs back out, shaking head>

Scottish would you like to buy my ugg boots?
<runs away>

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 17:58:26

really?I've not seen a lot of third person faux stage direction posts
and you're not posting in that style ariel?
but certainly one should post however one wants,and if one wants to suggest backing away and fleeing, so be it

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 17:58:26

*lust = list. Obvs.

Now I can't spell either!

Oh the irony!

<hangs head>

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 18:01:55

no,I won't stop posting.and your not moderator to instruct I stop
woohoo, two folk disagreed with me,and on this basis you recommend stop posting
if We all stopped posting anytime someone disagreed there would be no posts on mn

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 24-Nov-12 18:03:09

<shakes head in despair>

<takes off inferior, Ugg-style boots>

<has nice cup of tea>

<ponders own use of histrionic third person film noir stage directions>

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 18:04:35


Where the actual Jeff have I told you not to post?

I can't stop coming back to respond to your bizarre posts!

MrsWolowitz Sat 24-Nov-12 18:05:51

<sits next to Ariel>

I'm so confused.

<opens wine >

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 18:08:42

its a very peculiar style of posting.directing in third person,
attempting to impart additional info in creepy wee brackets
pretentious in a really luvvy or maybe luffly manner

Zara1984 Sat 24-Nov-12 18:10:44

WTAF happened on this thread since I last checked it?!

People that wear uggs are not trying to be WAGs or anything dreadful like that, what a hmm thing to say. I just don't like uggs outdoors because of the slipper thing! And because surely your feet get wet in most styles if its been raining, unless you wear rubber soled ones?

I love my ugg and non-ugg wearing friends equally grin

Zara1984 Sat 24-Nov-12 18:13:28

Also do people wear socks with their uggs? Don't they get smelly on the inside after a while if not? I've had sheepskin slippers and my they got smelly after a while, because your feet are so warm in them.

SomersetONeil Sat 24-Nov-12 18:13:37

I'm Antipodean - 30 years ago Uggs were slippers. To me, going out in them is akin to nipping to Tescos in pyjamas, so in that sense, they do have the whiff of the c-word about them.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 24-Nov-12 18:13:38

Almost as peculiar as using random punctuation marks smile

You're just cross because Scotland lost to TONGA <childish>

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 18:17:32

if you knew anything about Scottish fitba you'd know the national team couldn't hit a cows arse with a banjo
directing self in third person for emphasis, it is pretentious
frankly something to say,say it,not piss about with creep wee brackets

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 24-Nov-12 18:19:25


scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 18:23:20

you wrongly assume I'm cross, or annoyed at Scottish fitba result
I'm putting you straight scots football fans assume the worst, and get it

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 24-Nov-12 18:26:56

No my love, rugby. You wrongly assumed I meant football (fitba?)

And I was being childish to entertain myself.

Anyway back to more important matters like Wags and people's footwear choices.

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 18:29:15

this has turned into a wee cracker,wags creepy wee brackets,humphy faceshmm

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 18:31:31

queen of the wags is posh spice she set the template.big sunnies,hair extension,permatan

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 18:32:49

I spotted an elderly man on the train wearing uggs. I don't think he wanted to look like posh spice. He may have done at home though, who knows?

dexter73 Sat 24-Nov-12 18:46:12

Was it Ronnie Wood? He wears Uggs

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 18:56:00
squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 18:56:45


He's halfway down that page, but so worth it.

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 18:57:47

No. He was older. I haven't worn my boots since.

Be still my beating heart!

No, seriously. I'd rather it stopped beating... grin

Incidently, I think it may be that the young uns are definitely moving away from Uggs... DD(will be 18 in march) has had several pairs. But this year she has mostly worn red patent DMs.

Which is a bonus for me, as they're cheaper. wink

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 19:03:33

I bought some DMs. They have some sort of warm fleece inside. I'd live in them if I could.

OrbisNonSufficit Sat 24-Nov-12 19:08:50

Wow. Ronnie in the fair isle sweater AND fair isle scarf plus uggs is my favourite look. Such elan grin...

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 19:11:38

I love seeing teenage girls in DMs, they have a nice feisty, tomboy vibe to them. The red patent ones are lovely.

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 19:13:17

I'm not a teenage girl, I'm 35! grin

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 19:14:13

Well and 35 year olds too!!! grin

dexter73 Sat 24-Nov-12 19:14:17

He is such a babe!

LadyMaryChristmas Sat 24-Nov-12 19:15:42


PiedWagtail Sat 24-Nov-12 19:25:37

I hate both Uggs and Crocs. Ugly ugly ugly!

The thread has totally changed tack, piedwagtail It's now the We <3 Ronnie Woods.

Where do you stand?

dexter73 Sat 24-Nov-12 19:32:51

I'm about 20 years too old for him!

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 19:47:05

He looks like he's been put in a fruit dehydrating machine. If he drank 20,000 litres of water his wrinkles might puff out a bit.

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 19:55:54

Ronnie woods eugh god he's ugly and an ole poon hound

OrbisNonSufficit Sat 24-Nov-12 20:00:16

You have to admit his cheekbones have stood the test of time though. Holding up all of that saggy skin is no small task.

LaCiccolina Sat 24-Nov-12 20:16:29

Have you read the responses by some of them, particularly the cliquey ones??? Some of them are very weird about the oddest things.

I'm team ugg, classics, cardi and this Xmas leather biker boots. I cannot wait to see Santa this year!!!!!!

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 20:17:33

Will Santa be wearing Uggs too?

scottishmummy Sat 24-Nov-12 20:48:51

well santas jolly ole man,so I can forgive fashion faux pas
I mean he wears fur trimmed red track suit

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 20:55:42

He is a fat old fucker I suppose, the velour Juicy Couture helps with all those slices of Christmas cake he scoffs.

squoosh Sat 24-Nov-12 20:55:59

forgiving waistband

dexter73 Sat 24-Nov-12 21:42:06

I was joking about Ronnie Wood being a babe - Ryan Gosling is more my cup of tea than the elderly raisin RW!!

bedmonster Sat 24-Nov-12 23:26:34

Hang on, v important and quick Ugg question - are they fluffy ALL the way inside? Like, all the way to your toes? confused

Yes Bedmonster (well most styles are, my wool ones just on the insole) When the insoles get flattened down I buy new ones from Amazon for about £3.

mathanxiety Sun 25-Nov-12 02:40:05

Yes they are. Gloriously so.

mathanxiety Sun 25-Nov-12 02:44:58

Poor old Ronnie looks like a strangely wizened teenage girl in that getup.

rosiesmartypants Sun 25-Nov-12 02:49:43

LOVE my Uggs....great for standing at the station on a cold winters morning, and getting to work without frost-bitten toes grin

scottishmummy Sun 25-Nov-12 12:23:19

yay Santa in a juicy velour trackie with juicy across his bahookie
wearing uggs
and long johns

prettybird Sun 25-Nov-12 15:44:58

I wear my Ugg Canterbury Sheepskin boots to go to the supermarket under my bootleg jeans blush

Nowhere else though, except for around the house where they are the warmest things imaginable.

BTW: I bought dh some boots from Celtic Sheepskin after his original Australian ones (brought back by my parents) finally disintegrated. They're not as dense a fur as my Canterbury Sheepskin (New Zealand) ones - and I was thne pissed off to find out that my parents had ordered them from NZ and they were still cheaper than the Celtic Sheepskin ones. confused

DappyHays Sun 25-Nov-12 16:03:55

Sheepskin Uggs are slippers. They were never meant to be outdoor wear.

Aussies laugh at Brits who wear Uggs out and about.

prettybird Sun 25-Nov-12 16:19:17

With a tread like this - definitely designed to be worn outside!

cheapandchic Sun 25-Nov-12 17:53:23

Love my uggs. always have since first discovering them for after hitting the ski slopes.

They are not fashion at all, but they serve a great purpose of warm and comfortable.

Crocs on the other hand....I deplore for anyone over the age of 10. They are hideous and what is their purpose? Waterproof? Then please wear wellies or flip flops (havainas)

Please stop wearing crocs ladies.

missmartha Sun 25-Nov-12 18:11:34

Uggs are like Converse, they're not a fashion item, they just 'are'.

They're warm and comfortable and they were first worn by Ozzie surfers on the beach.

Weird but true. I think they claimed their feet got cold after being in the sea for ages.
Anyway, I can certainly remember them being worn on the beach in Australia in the 1970s.

Love my Uggs but never think of them as a fashion item.

Seriously, material shoes that are made for the winter but don't hold out the water? That also make you walk like you have deformed feet.

If you own UGGS for fashion reasons then you need to have a word with yourself grin

dexter73 Sun 25-Nov-12 18:22:47

I spray them with waterproofing spray so they keep water out. I do this with my leather shoes too as they aren't waterproof either.

TheFallenMadonna Sun 25-Nov-12 18:37:06

On a recent non uniform day, there were a number of girls in onesies and uggs. It wasn't pretty.

linoleum Sun 25-Nov-12 20:06:27

I couldn't care less whether aussies laugh at me for wearing them outdoors. More fool them for limiting the usefulness of such a versatile item of footwear. I love them, they are warm and comfortable and I don't care what anyone on MN thinks of them!!

C'mon scottish you aul moaner.

Come over to the Ugg dark side....

My taes are extremely cosy even efter 6 fag breaks during work today. And it's fucking freezing here today. I would sell DH before my (non-slipperlike) Uggs...

You know you wanna.......... hehehehehe

scottishmummy Mon 26-Nov-12 16:51:00

you know Kate,mebbe if I had to go incognito,I'd chose uggs and croydon facelift
as there no way In hell anyone who knows me would expect me in such attire
heehee I'm tempted by your offer, be a waggy mammy for the delicious

I've a spare pair, size 6?

We could be like chezza n posh in our matching Kensingtons. Can Scottish footballers wives afford to be WAG's though? Maybe if they play for Sevco, fnar fnar

scottishmummy Mon 26-Nov-12 17:06:02

I'll pop into Taylor ferguson for wag hair, drawers for ugg boots and aff we go
me, you largeing it in our uggs and skinny jeans
yes, it's strangely compelling

I actually have Boden skinny jeans if you're interested.

I look like a fat arsed twat in them, though grin

notavoicelikeShirleyBasseys Wed 27-Feb-13 23:26:18

Agree with dexter

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