Snowjoggers: The New Uggs?

Snowjoggers

They’re chunky. They’re clumpy. They come in a selection of colours, including baby pink, electric blue and Darth Vader black. They’re Snowjoggers, and they’re probably coming to a pair of feet near you, soon. Be afraid. Be very afraid…

By now, you’re probably looking at the picture above and thinking. "These are ski boots. Why is she showing us ski boots on a fashion blog?" And here we come to the crux of matter. You see, while Snowjoggers fans use much the same reasoning for their footwear choices as people who wear Crocs – "They’re comfortable! And warm!" – Snowjoggers wearers don’t actually wear them in the snow. No, they wear them to the mall, to the coffee shop, to go out with friends – in fact, to all kinds of places where there’s not a snowflake in sight. In short, they wear them, not for any practical purposes, but as fashion items – much like Uggs, in other words. Indeed, like Uggs, they’re starting to attract a bit of a celebrity fan club, with the likes of Sienna Miller, Paris, Lindsay – all the usual suspects, in fact – being seen wearing them. (Nowhere near snow, we hasten to add). 

Well, personally The Fashion Police think Snowjoggers are much worse than Uggs. While I’ve reconciled myself to the wearing of Ugg boots for those cold, lonely winter walks with the dog, I just can’t imagine myself ever thinking Snowjoggers were an acceptable look: unless, of course, I was actually going to be out in heavy snow, in which case, who cares what your feet look like?

What do you think, though? Do you think Snowjoggers are the new Uggs? Has the national obsession with ugly winter boots just taken a turn for the worse? Or would you rather wear shants than be seen in a pair of Snowjoggers?    

11 Comments

  • January 15, 2008

    gokarm

    They look like the kind of shoes people from the 80’s thought we’d be wearing here in the new millenium. In fact, I think I saw an archie comic set in the future and the whole gang was wearing shoes like that. Good or bad? I don’t care…I’d wear them on a snow day…even to go shopping because really, who wants to change shoes just for that? But not when the ground is clean and dry.

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  • January 15, 2008

    gokarm

    They look like the kind of shoes people from the 80’s thought we’d be wearing here in the new millenium. In fact, I think I saw an archie comic set in the future and the whole gang was wearing shoes like that. Good or bad? I don’t care…I’d wear them on a snow day…even to go shopping because really, who wants to change shoes just for that? But not when the ground is clean and dry.

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  • January 15, 2008

    AngieAreI

    Those are awful. I would take Uggs or Crocs over those any day. I hope they’re aren’t the new Uggs.
    =[[[

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  • January 18, 2008

    brynn

    hahahaha I actually like them! They are moonboots! I think they could work if worn with the right clothing..

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  • October 19, 2008

    Kermz

    Oh gosh,I am so buying those.=DDD

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  • October 30, 2008

    Esther

    they look kinda weird at first, but i think that you just need to learn how to dress on them.. then they are awesome!!

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  • November 25, 2008

    est

    are these ACTUALLY waterproof and grip proof in snow tho?

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  • December 17, 2008

    nici

    I have a pair in black. They look nice with my jeans and my black coat and hat. Heck, I can wear them with a dress, of course, I live in Chicago so I have a practical use for these boots, as well. And yes they are really waterproof and it snowed heavily last night and my feet were as warm and dry as the Sahara desert. I’m going back to get a silver and a white pair. Uggs are way uglier if you ask me. But no one did so I digress.

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  • January 7, 2009

    FaLLeN

    Those are actually pretty awesome.
    I would wear them EVERYWHERE
    where can i get them?

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  • November 8, 2009

    justin

    uhm…. looks like a clunky coat boot, I’m a guy and I’m getting a pair of UGGs this year, i thought about getting some snowjoggers at first but i soon found out that there are no colors that guys like me like (brown, tan, chesnut, white?????) there is only black and silver for the guys and i don’t feel like wearing a coat boot

    the UGGs and Koolaburras will never be beatin by a piece of trash like that

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  • March 2, 2010

    lynne

    I got a brown pair about 0ctober-november last year before the craze started. I wanted something that was warm, dry AND cool! I have walked many miles in them through snow and rain, and I have to say have attracted much admitation for my joggers. All I wanted was a pair of napoleon dynamite style moon-boots, I think it’s safe to say I have my heart’s desire! 80’s sports-chic here I come 🙂

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