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Would you buy your dd a pair of Ugg boots?

(21 Posts)
Earlybird Sun 04-Oct-09 13:41:07

DD and I stopped in a shop yesterday to look at shoes (for me). The shop had Ugg boots, and dd asked if she could try some. I never expected the shop would carry her size (she's 8 years old), but they did. The boots fit well, but I nearly choked when I heard the price.

I intend to get dd another pair of shoes for the winter, and of course dd will be involved in choosing whatever we buy. I envision buying a pair of shoes that are practical for a child (ie, not tan suede) and some that she can play/climb/run in.

The sales attendant told us the children's sizes are extremely popular, and will probably sell out by end of November if past years are anything to go by.

I am curious if people (generally) would spend that sort of money on a pair of shoes for a child (almost 90 pounds)?

Dogchewsonlimbsanpumpkins Sun 04-Oct-09 13:45:20

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stitchtime Sun 04-Oct-09 13:46:43

i would, if i coiuld afford and justify it. but i cant, coz she never wears shoes for more than a winter. and seventy quid too much for me. forty i just about justify

janeite Sun 04-Oct-09 13:47:46

No - I wouldn't pay more than 80 pounds for boots for me. And anyway Uggs are horrible!

TheMysticMasseuse Sun 04-Oct-09 13:47:55

personally i would never buy them for a child. they give nowhere near enough support to their feet. but then i think they look awful on adults too, so feel free to discount my opinion!

Dogchewsonlimbsanpumpkins Sun 04-Oct-09 13:49:37

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gorionine Sun 04-Oct-09 13:51:23

No I would not. Not only are they far too expensive, but all the people I have seen wearing them seem to walk "funny" in them. The shape of the boot seem to cause the feet to go left for the right foot and left for the right foot (might have been easier to say both feet going toward the middle).

I would personnally not spend that amount on a pair of shoes for myself, let alone my mucky childrenwink!

janeite Sun 04-Oct-09 13:52:01

Didn't her feet grow Dog? When my dds were 4, I was lucky if a pair of boots fitted them for one Winter!

LIZS Sun 04-Oct-09 13:52:01

nope . I know others who do though

Earlybird Sun 04-Oct-09 13:52:36

Dogchews - how do you keep them clean? Or at least looking reasonable?

stitchtime Sun 04-Oct-09 13:54:51

my uggs, dont do that funny thing goiroone. but i dont have the standard ones. they lookmore like proper boots. i would get something like that for dd, but i would never in a zillion years pay that sort of money for them. (over two hundred quid for mine, which i didnt buy)

thelunar66 Sun 04-Oct-09 13:55:36

No I would not. They do make people walk funny.. sort of flat footed and knocked kneed.. like gorionine descrbed really.

Dogchewsonlimbsanpumpkins Sun 04-Oct-09 13:58:06

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mwff Sun 04-Oct-09 13:59:51

nope. got my 6 yr old a pair of synthetic ones in that style for £8 from h&m

Earlybird Sun 04-Oct-09 14:14:50

Hmmm - wouldn't have occured to me to put them in the wash.

I don't have Ugg boots myself, and have never tried any on so don't know how they fit or feel on the foot. They don't appear they would be suitable footwear for children's outdoor play, walking distances, etc. - but perhaps I am wrong.

We could afford them, but in principal, that seems a very expensive children's shoe (though not as bad as the 120 pound pair of beautiful black patent ballet style shoes we saw at Harrod's this summer....which dd didn't even try on).

inchhighprivateeye Sun 04-Oct-09 14:36:52

Saw them last week with DD and we both choked at the fact that they were about £100 - just seems a ridiculous amount for a pair of child's shoes. Plus, as we all know, Ugg is short for Uggly because they are bloody horrible looking granny foot mufflers. I did spring for some Ugg-a-likes which were under £20 from Debenhams. I think that's more like it for some children's boots to be worn occasionally. But then I also bought some kiddie Croc-a-likes from the 99p shop, so I have form when it comes to cheapo versions of fugly shoes.

Jewelsandgems Sun 04-Oct-09 15:08:10

Bearing in mind she will grow out of them, and perhaps would ruin them whilst playing (and that they are crap for wet weather) then I would not shell out for some. I have ugg boots myself and they do not go over on the heel to one side - only fakes do this (and mine are going to be 3 winters old this winter)

When her feet have stopped growing - and if they are still around - then I would say get some. I got my DD [then 2] some from next and they were excellent - much warmer and snugglier then her startrite classic looking boots. But, next ones this year have changed. She heel is no longer shaped around the heel and the leg is wider. This means they slob off and create that 'going over on the heel' effect.

deaddei Sun 04-Oct-09 15:19:55

They are horrible- makes them walk in a strange way, and look as if they're wearing a pair of flatirons.
That said, it is very hard finding practical well fitting boots for girls, without spending £80.

said Sun 04-Oct-09 15:26:25

Weeell, normally I would never pander to this but...since I'll end up having to buy some sort of Ugg-like footwear for the 3rd winter in a row this year, it may well have been better to have bought the real things in the beginning. My eldest is older though so feet have probably stopped growing/are growing slowly

Sam100 Sun 04-Oct-09 15:38:31

I got some Ugg style boots for dds - but they were imitation from Next one year and Costco this year (£15!). Would never spend that much money on a pair of shoes while their feet are growing at a rate of knots!

Fleecy Sun 04-Oct-09 15:39:03

I bought my DD some cheapie fake ones last year - she's just turned 3 so I don't see the point in shelling out for the real things. I've got some but my feet aren't still growing!

Having said that, we do have a Startrite factory shop here so I can get her decent boots for about £20. If I had to spend £50 or so, I might be tempted to stuff it and stretch the budget a bit further!

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