There’s no easy way to say this, so I’m just going to come right out with it: I actually own a pair of Ugg boots. I wear them for walking the dog in the winter, because even I have to admit that there are times when warmth and comfort have to take precedence over fashion, and tramping around in freezing temperatures when there’s no one else around to see me anyway is one of those times. I do not, however, wear my Uggs in "public", because the fact is, as much as I love them, I know in my heart that they make me look like Bigfoot, and, well, that’s never a good look on anyone, is it?
These cheap gold Ugg-alikes from eBay, though, I wouldn’t even wear to walk the dog in. There’s just no need for this kind of thing, is there? The shape, like all Uggs, says "purely functional", but that brassy gold colour says "wear me on the dancefloor, baby". The furry trim at the top, meanwhile, seems to be saying "Santa Claus". Talk about mixed messages!