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UGG-style boots with a proper sole (and not £££;?)

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CocoK Thu 15-Oct-09 14:31:49

I have some Snug UGGs which are lovely and warm but have crapola soles. Any recommendations for similar boots that one can actually walk in (i.e proper foot support) would be great. Sadly I can't buy the UGG Australia ones as my marriage would be over...

anniemac Thu 15-Oct-09 15:04:13

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Harimosbroomstick Thu 15-Oct-09 15:08:00

Try Babies in Sheeps clothing.

They have a web site.

my DS has some slippers which are gorgeous - but they have just launched some proper soles.

I'll try and post a link!

Harimosbroomstick Thu 15-Oct-09 15:09:24

[[ http://www.babiesinsheepsclothing.com/ here]]

CocoK Fri 16-Oct-09 10:36:04

Thanks - the NZ ones look great. Forgot to say I'm after adult sized ones (but the baby ones are gorgeous!).
Any more suggestions anyone?

paddingtonbear1 Fri 16-Oct-09 10:40:22

I got mine from the kiwi sheepskins website (also NZ). They are still going strong 3 years later!

paddingtonbear1 Fri 16-Oct-09 10:44:39

My aunt bought dd some uggs from this site:

here

CocoK Fri 16-Oct-09 15:43:58

The Kiwi Sheepskin ones look great - I love the heavy duty foam-backed soles. The ones I have offer no support - just didn't occur to me when I bought them (doh).

Maize Fri 16-Oct-09 15:48:08

I bought some from River Island last year, they cost £30 and look like short chestnut Uggs (they also do black, brown and white I think) and I LOVE them. Really sturdy, so so comfy and look really nice. A few friends have bought them and rave about them too.

M&S do a nice version if you wanted some longer ones.

paddingtonbear1 Fri 16-Oct-09 18:09:26

Coco, I have the shorter version of those you linked to - in black. They've lasted for ages and still look good!

CocoK Fri 16-Oct-09 19:37:04

Thanks Paddington - I think they're the ones. I'm now trying to work out if my SIL in Oz can get them cheaper than I can...

bluebump Fri 16-Oct-09 19:47:44

I got these but from ebay (brand new, a shop in N Devon), and the soles are great, I used to slip around in my cheap ones all the time but I don't at all in these.

paddingtonbear1 Sat 17-Oct-09 09:21:29

bluebump yes those are good too, the emus. I got dd some a few weeks ago in tk maxx, was lucky think I got the last pair!!

CocoK Sat 17-Oct-09 10:10:50

Jut ordered the tall ultimate ones in chocolate - the reviews seem to bear out how fab they are. I've done so much research now I've become an overnight UGG bore. It turns out that they are made by the same factory that supplies UGG Australia with skins and soles for some of their boots, so these do seem like a great balance between quality and price. Even DH likes them, to my astonishment. Thanks Paddington and everyone else for resolving my great fashion query!

paddingtonbear1 Sat 17-Oct-09 12:22:09

No problem, glad to be of help. I'm sure you'll love them

FabMum1 Sat 17-Oct-09 22:11:15

Coco K - what make of boots did you order ?
What site were they from ?
smile

CocoK Sun 18-Oct-09 12:29:38

Hi - I ordered these ones from Kiwi Sheepskins on Saturday and just received a message saying they're on their way. Hopefully it won't take long - just remember if you order that you might get charged about £10 on top in customs charges. Still worth it I reckon, if they are as good as everyone seems to say.

passionfruity Sun 18-Oct-09 17:32:09

Dorothy Perkins have some which look sturdy and comfortable (and v similar to UGGS) for £50

BonjourIvresse Sun 18-Oct-09 20:23:16

My emu's have been great, just starting their second winter still look like new after VERY heavy use...

FabMum1 Sun 18-Oct-09 20:51:29

Mmmm don't know which ones to go for. Tries on some genuine Uggs, but the cost is a little high.

Will look at the kiwi website, thanks CocoK.

What are EMUs like ?

paddingtonbear1 Sun 18-Oct-09 22:07:40

FabMum I tried the deckers UGGS, but didn't like them - they were £££ and made my feet look like boats (and I'm only size 4-5)! I have the kiwi (shorter) ones and have tried the emus (dd has those). Both are fine, but I prefer the kiwis - they seem to wear better as well.

FabMum1 Mon 19-Oct-09 10:23:30

Thanks Paddington.

I like both the EMUs and Kiwis, so now I think I'll toss a coin to decide which ones to get.

grin

CocoK Mon 19-Oct-09 20:51:24

Haven't checked out the Emus - just make sure you get something with a proper, supportive sole. I'm still wearing my old ones and they are **rubbish** - the flat, thin soles give no support whatsoever. Which is why I am now stalking my local postman in the hope that he will be bringing my magic parcel from NZ any day. Hello warm comfy feet, bye bye sciatica.

FabMum1 Mon 19-Oct-09 21:24:02

Thanks Coco
Still can not decide, wish someone would just do that or me ????
grin

Why can't buying boots be easy smile

FaithinQuestion Mon 19-Oct-09 21:45:51

Do you know that the original makers of UGGs were in Cornwall? They are Celtic Sheepskin, they sold to Deckers, but continue to make superb quality boots in Newquay AND you can have the boots resoled! I popped in their shop and overheard a conversation where a lady came in to collect her resoled boots, she had had the boots 10 years and this was their second resoling. Hows that for value!!
see www.celtic-sheepskin.co.uk

I love to buy English if I can! Support local business etc etc grin

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