Ugg Boots : The Verdict

Ugg boots So, yeah, we let that poll run for a long time, didn’t we? Whoops. There’ll be a new one up soon (because WE CARE what you think about the world of fashion! No, really!), but in the meantime it’s time to answer the question: Are Ugg Boots still fashionable?

And the answer?

(it’s after the jump…)

It’s a resounding "NO!" folks. Well, almost…

Out of everyone who voted, 62.2% thought Ugg means "ugly", while 37.8% would still wear them. That’s a higher number of "yes" votes for Uggs than I had expected, so while our Fashion Police jurors are clearly declaring Uggs guilty of Crimes of Fashion, I don’t think the evidence is conclusive enough to send them to fashion hell quite yet.

And here’s the thing: I quite like them. Yes, I know, it’s surprising to me, too. After years of hatred, I could actually see me and Uggs getting along not too badly these days. I can picture us out in the country, me all toasty and warm, them all… well, still ugly, but so comfortable, you know?

Uggbootshartings If you do want to get yourself some Uggs, Hartings New Zealand is the place to get them from – yes, even if you don’t live in the southern hemisphere. Uggs were born in this part of the world, remember, and Hartings sell the real McCoy (well, the real Uggs) for probably the cheapest price you’ll find: their classic tall boot, for example, is only £89, and that includes shipping.

If you don’t want to spring for a real pair of Uggs, Hartings also make their own brand of sheepin boots: they look like Uggs, they feel like Uggs, and while they don’t quite have the same quality as Uggs, no one’s going to be able to tell the difference Hartingsuggs really. Except maybe your toes. £49.95 gets you Hartings own brand boots in the same style as the tall boots above – again, delivery is included.

Spot the difference?

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13 Comments

  • March 18, 2007

    Sian

    Hi there.
    I am amazed with your whole website – it’s fantastic! It’s staying on my Favourites from now on…
    But I have to disagree about the Uggs…they’re so useful! I recently bought a pair of the Classic Mini Uggs in Chestnut, and they’re the most comfortable shoes / boots I’ve ever worn!
    I mean…I can wear them like slippers (which I do!) but I can also wear them for a HUGE day out shopping, and they won’t make my feet hurt. Infact, they make me want to walk faster!!
    So to the 62.2% that called the Ugg “Ugly”…try wearing them!!

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  • April 17, 2007

    Icy

    No, no, nooooo! Ugg boots are not to be worn outside the confines of your property. Trust me. The original Ugg boot is Australian and they were only EVER slippers. You might have thrown them on to nip down to the mailbox on a frosty morning, but never to the shops.
    Don’t fall into this weird perception that they are in any way fashionable.

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  • May 2, 2007

    Loren

    I luv my uggs! Snuggly lil’ things…
    I got them directly in New Zealand online, they ship worldwide and they’re top quality boots:
    http://www.newzealandsheepskins.com/sheepskinboots.htm
    Actually they’re called Sheepskin Boots over there…
    Cheers, Loren

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  • August 10, 2007

    Barbara Eason

    Can somebody confirm that hartings new zealand are still around. I have ordered a pair of Uggs from them, they have taken the payment from my credit card but i have received no instructions from them! i have e mailed and tried to ring them but no answer! please help
    many thanks
    bee

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  • December 6, 2007

    Michelle

    I just bought a pair of classic tall Uggs in Chestnut and I love them. Uggs are not dead, atleast not on us regular people. I no longer try to keep up with Hollywood and what other people think is in or out. If you like it, wear it. That’s all that matters!

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  • December 7, 2007

    KRISTEN

    YES IT DOES EXIST BUT THE TIME DIFFERENCE IN NZ IS 13HOURS AHEAD OF THE UK. I HAVE JUST ORDERED SOME AND HAVE BEEN LIAISING/EMAILING WITH NANCY ON chris_m_hay@yahoo.com.au . MINE WERE DISPATCHED ON 4/12 AND AM HOPEING THEY WILL ARRIVE B4 XMAS! GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE YOU HEAR FROM THEM SOON.

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  • January 24, 2008

    Kendra

    I don’t care what anyone says, I think they’re fugly as hell. People wear them here and Houston and it’s idiotic looking an unnecessary. It doesn’t even get COLD, damnit!!

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  • January 31, 2008

    pink_betty

    I don’t think Hartings ship to the UK anymore 🙁

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  • March 12, 2008

    Daisy

    For anyone looking for Uggs I’ve found some online, I didn’t get mine from there but they have them in stock.x
    http://theunbelievablegiftcompany.co.uk/GiftShopDetail.aspx?ProductUID=10192&CategoryUID=17

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  • August 18, 2008

    sue

    Along with shellsuits, tapered jeans and puffball skirts, uggs are one of the worst fashions ever. I would rather get a cold than wear those hideous things.

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  • August 20, 2008

    Fay

    Who every put this website up, just to let you know these Ugg boots are fake, you can tell by the picture, the ugg logo on the back is too far up the heel. Sorry. http://theunbelievablegiftcompany.co.uk/GiftShopDetail.aspx?ProductUID=10192&CategoryUID=17
    Anyway I love uggs and have just put a pair of the new grey ones on order! Am about to buy my second pair!

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  • April 15, 2009

    Elizabeth

    I tottaly and completly agree with you amber. I wear ugs to walk the dog and they are one of the most comfortable shoes I will ever meet. But I also say that they are butt-ugly. I wear them to walk the dog and in the house as slippers but never in public. Oh how I wish they would come up with a shoe as comfotable and warm as Uggs but that is gorgeous.

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  • October 23, 2010

    Laura

    Late October in the UK and these hideous boots are reappearing on a large scale once again. For the record, these boots stopped being fashionable some five years ago when the masses began to embrace them thinking they were trendy. They were only trendy for a brief time when they first appeared and were worn by affluent middle class student type girls.

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