Celtic Sheepskin Boots or Uggs?

(30 Posts)
SneezySnatcher Wed 26-Dec-12 20:47:37

My lovely family have given me some Christmas money. As I'm 26 weeks pregnant I've decided I'd like some boots that I know will fit rather than getting clothes which won't for a while (if ever)!

I've had my eye on Uggs for ages but I've also seen the Celtic sheepskin boots which look lovely too. I spotted these www.celtic-sheepskin.co.uk/footwear/womens-footwear/sheepskin-boots/rugged-supertread-boots/ which look practical, but I also like the classics www.celtic-sheepskin.co.uk/footwear/womens-footwear/sheepskin-boots/classic-sheepskin-boots/

Any opinions or experiences of the Celtic or Ugg boots? I know they're a bit 'marmite' but I think they look so comfy and I'll soon have two DC to chase so that's what appeals.

SoYo Wed 26-Dec-12 20:52:33

I live and die in my Uggs after years of resisting having any due to them being ugly! They're just too comfy to say no to! I have to say though I think the Celtic Sheepskin ones are even comfier and that's what I'll be getting when my faithful Uggs finally die (three years and counting). A friend has just got the Aqualamb Celtic ones because their waterproof and she wrecked her last pair chasing DS through the park when it was wet and muddy on a daily basis and she swears by them. Hope that helps! x

MissBrown Wed 26-Dec-12 21:16:15

I have 2 pairs of celt boots, a short brown pair and a long blue pair, as well as slippers! I love them. They have good soles and support at the ankle so they don't collapse like uggs can. I have never had uggs so couldn't compare. My celts have been through mud and rain and years of abuse and always recover, plus they can go in the washing machine!

My hubby brought me some Uggs this Christmas and Emu boots 2 years ago which are brilliant. Very comfy and still good as new.

DD1 has Uggs which have died after great use over a couple of winters. I brought her Celtic boots for yesterday and they fit her so much better and just as fluffy. smile

DonaAna Wed 26-Dec-12 21:25:18

Nobody around here is wearing Uggs anymore - I haven't worn mine either. (Last winter I saw them even on socialites.)

Celts are good solid boots, so buy them if you like them. I have a pair of their houseboots and wear them indoors. They survived a wash and are very warm on icy floors.

MsElleTow Wed 26-Dec-12 21:29:14

I've got Uggs and Celtic Sheepskins, I personally think the Celtic Sheepskins are much better made and more snuggly than Uggs. Although I did put my Uggs on the other day and sort of go "ahhhhhh" probably because they are older and softer, like a pair of favourite slippers!grin

I have Celts. I adore them.

plus they are made in Cornwall rather than Oz, or wherever uggs are made, so if shopping more locally/clothes miles is important to you then Celts are a winner.

<declares personal interest as a Cornwall dweller>

logfires Wed 26-Dec-12 23:10:37

Love Celt boots - well made so warm - made in Cornwall not china like some uggs

Jajas Wed 26-Dec-12 23:12:29

Celtic the best boots ever. Yes to being made in Cornwall too.

Piemistress Wed 26-Dec-12 23:12:58

Can you buy them on shops or just online(the Celtic ones?)

TheNameisNOTZiggy Wed 26-Dec-12 23:15:26

I love my Celts & will buy them again, especially as they are made in GB

SneezySnatcher Wed 26-Dec-12 23:19:22

Very persuaded to get the Celtic boots now! Does anyone have the 'rugged' ones or just the classic?

lookingforbaubles Wed 26-Dec-12 23:27:21

nooooo, susie's sheep skin boots are wonderful, you can pick your own colours

she did some lovely ones with leopard print heels for my daughter

Jajas Thu 27-Dec-12 01:35:53

who the chuff is susie?

Aquelven Thu 27-Dec-12 08:49:46

What's the sizing like with the Celtic ones?
They don't look to do half sizes so is it better to go up or down?

MariahScarey Thu 27-Dec-12 08:51:36

They're so out of fashion

I would go up a size aquelven. My new celts are on the snug side fit wise.

According to who Mariah?

SneezySnatcher Thu 27-Dec-12 10:51:21

Thanks for the opinions. I'm going to take the plunge! Mariah I did already stipulate they are for comfort rather than fashion!

Interesting about the sizing. I'm usually between a six/seven so I'll order the seven and see how it goes.

Celtic have good boots in the sale now. You could get a couple of pairs plus slippers for less than uggs.

SneezySnatcher Thu 27-Dec-12 13:05:40

Gregs I hadn't realised the rugged boots had gone in the sale so thank you very much. I've ordered them and I can always return and swap for the classics if necessary (which aren't discounted), but I didn't want to hang around when they had £50 off!

Loads cheaper than Uggs too!

SneezySnatcher Fri 28-Dec-12 09:52:54

Reporting back! Ordered the rugged boots yesterday and they arrived at nine this morning (standard delivery)! They are gorgeous, very sturdy and so comfortable. I'm very pleased and saved so much money compared to a pair of Uggs! Thank you for the advice!

Wow, that is good delivery.

SneezySnatcher Fri 28-Dec-12 09:58:07

I know! I was really tempted to pay for next day delivery but I'm so pleased I didn't!

Aquelven Fri 28-Dec-12 16:16:44

Gosh, that was quick!
Did you find going up in size worked out right?
Hope so as I decided to take the plunge too & ordered a pair in the sale this morning so hoping they come quickly too.
Thank you for the tip on sizing Starfish.

Ooh, exciting I hope you get them quick! Hope the fit is ok.

I just trudged all round Eden Project today in mine and my feet were so cosy, it was a shame to have to take them off when we got home.

SneezySnatcher Fri 28-Dec-12 19:28:39

Aquelven the sevens are a perfect fit. I've worn them all day, trudged round the park with DD and they are fabulously comfy! Which ones did you go for?

I'm eyeing up the other styles and colours for a potential birthday present!

Aquelven Fri 28-Dec-12 19:51:50

Oh, that's good to know, thank you. smile
I went for the knee high ones, these

www.celtic-sheepskin.co.uk/footwear/womens-footwear/sheepskin-boots/celt-knee-boots-web-offer/

PoshPaula Fri 28-Dec-12 20:15:42

Hi, just wading in to this thread a bit late, but FWIW - I have Celtic Cabra boots - I love them. Have never had Uggs and won't be buying them. Celts are lovely.

FreshLeticia Sat 29-Dec-12 00:06:35

Celts all the way here. Have two pairs and DD2 has some too.
You can send them back to be re-soled for 40 quid. I have had one pair done twice now.

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