I have an UGG type shoe, but they DEFIANTLY are not UGGs I wouldn't buy real UGGs because they of course use fur and plus they're like expensive and people make such a big deal about having them, every girl at my school has them (well the rich ones at least) those damn shoes were sold out in my state! People are actually paying so much to be trendy, I find it crazy.
However I do have shoes that are similar to UGGs, they look exactly like the real thing, they just don't have those three letters sewn into them which makes them so damn expensive.
Honestly to answer your question, I really don't think they're really that cute...they just keep my feet warm, if it wasn't cold I'd still be wearing flip flops.
I personally find them hideous, (no offense to any one that wares them =P) there are so many other more fashionable boot choices. Lol but I have seen a lot of girls that looked really cute in them, it just had nothing to do with the boots =P I also think that you are right about a lot of girls waring them just because they see other girls waring them,and I think that this desire is increased substantially because A) they are somewhat expensive footwear, and B) a lot of girls that are perceived as fissionable, wealthy, beautiful and stylish ware them. I personally really like boots on a girl, I just think that there are a lot of companies that make them better then particularly UGG. And trust me, there are alternatives that are just as fashionable and up-to-date but don't make you look like you have boats on your feet =P ;P
The truth of the matter is that everyone has different tastes in what they like. We all have different imaginations and we are totally incapable of comprehending what goes on in the imaginations of others. And really, isn't that what your fashion style is supposed to be a result of? Your imagination?
As far as the "cruel" aspect, I understand that you are Vegan but we do not yet have substitutes for for everything we can get from animals. For instance, most motorcycle safety apparel is made from leather hides from either the cow, goat, or kangaroo. The reason for this is because there is nothing we can synthesize with science that has the protective qualities of these leathers without spending tens of thousands of dollars on just one protective suit. And while we do have polyfill for coats now, I've never felt warmer than in clothes with authentic fleece lining.
My nutritional goals require me to consume more protein than carbohydrates, which is only possible with a fair amount of meat/dairy in the diet, since anything grown from the ground WILL have more carbs than protein.
Do you drink milk? Eat meat? Eat eggs? Do you religiously check products for signs of animal testing? (The make up you're wearing and the soaps and shampoos you use are tested on animals against their will!) Ever take antibiotics? Almost any medication ever? Do you enjoy the benefits of not having your food poison you every few days?
Congratulations, if you answered yes to any of these questions, you directly benefit from animal exploitation and slaughter. You're a hypocrite!
are you wearing boots to attaact GUYS or foir your girlfriends to feed you ego?
I';m 43, but... a lot of young guys around herre hunt and are on the same wavelength as me...
LOOK... real guys don't care WHAT shos you are wearing, or boots...
as long as those thngs are worn in winter, adn are natural leather color, and not dyed pink or blue...
the booys would think they were normal boots around here...
my old lady has literally 6 college degrees, and works I the states capitol... and OUT of work, she wears "work boots" back and forth to the bus stop, LMSO... and so o many of the cute young girls around here that have boys flocking around them...
othe girls that don't "get it: don't understand why "some girls" can dress like a "steelworker" and still get dates...
LMAO... men don't care, and we LIKE it when girls wear work boots. You seem "normal" then... when its winter. MEN are practical, and normal... we don't follow fashion...
emo-scene f@g boys "don really count" outside of their little skater cirvles, and when they get out of highschool, we make fun of them till they act and dress like normal men...
Few things in this world are more irritating than a militant vegetarian. Why is it that you think you need to spread your gospel around? When the religious people show up at your door and start preaching do you like that? Probably not yet you think you should do the same thing to others?
UGGs are awesome for what they were made for. Originally they were made for surfers after they get out of the cold ocean. The wool is warm when wet still, doesn't promote odour and are surprisingly comfortable walking on a beach. I got my first pair in the 80's for just this reason. I will agree that they are a little silly to wear as a fashion statement but you can not argue with comfort. And I'm all for anything that has function before fashion.
BTW I hope you are a serious vegan. Like if you get sick you will refuse the drugs cause they were probably tested on animals. You will not get vaccinations cause they are produced using animals. When cancer happens you don't take the drugs cause they are made of animals.
Don't bother trying to say meaty this and meaty that to me because I am a vegetarian who hates people that think they have to preach their crap to everybody. The fact that you do that is not to convince others but to convince yourself.
I would expect every vegan to know this cute little Buddhist quote - 'Those that know do not talk, and those that talk do not know'.
I just wanted to let you know that the page loaded your question for me with a great big ad for an ugg boots clearance website. I wasn't going to answer this originally but this was too funny not to mention.
Uggs were actually slippers in Australia. Some weirdo from here went there and said OOOH cute! Then some celebrity wore them and BAM! the sheep did what sheep do...everyone and their mother started wearing them.
I like them fine, as SLIPPERS... but since I'm in CA and there's no reason to wear them, (it's hot here imo almost all the time) I don't see myself getting them. I don't understand how so cal can wear them at all, it's hotter there than here!
Anyway, that's why they're so popular. I'm with you. They're not that great. As for the animal thing, don't let people get you down for your beliefs. I understand vegans but you wouldn't have gotten into the debates if you hadn't said the kill animals line. If you left it at, I don't get why people wear these, you wouldn't have gotten into the debate at all. Just fyi if you don't want to start a fight over something simple.
It doesn't matter if you're an animal lover or a hunter (I don't like that at all...) because ultimately, your question was about fashion. Stick with fashion. :)
Uggs, to my understanding, were initially a boot made in Australia for surfers to have something to put their wet sandy feet into when they got out of the water. They were designed for that (the wet feet full of sand). Practical for that situation, yes. Uggs started giving them to films as a comfort shoe/boot for the cast (when actors are wearing uncomfortable footwear, they often have a "comfort shoe" on set that the Set Costume Supervisor will trade out for them, between scenes, having the on screen shoes standing by for when they are ready to roll.) Celebrities started wearing them around, with their jeans, doing errands, keeping them after the films, and then it became a fad. Fads don't have to look good or suit everybody. I'm not a fan of Uggs, myself. Perhaps as a slipper at home, but leather seems unnecessary indoors. I hope that helps answer your question.
I hear that UGGs are warm and comfy and for that reason I can sort of see why people wear them, but there are probably other shoes out there that are just as warm and comfy that people can wear that don't look like giant piles of dung.
I don't see any reason to freak out trying to buy a pair, they look unflattering and stupid. With the multitude of women these days worrying about their weight, why would you want to wear shoes that make your feet look swollen?
I think they are the ugliest boots ever. I would never buy a pair. I don't care how much other people like them. Which is okay as long as I don't have to wear them. In my opinion, they make you look like big foot. Too ugly. Oh and crocs are just as ugly. But hey that's just my opinion, because, I like girlie things if it not flattering to me, I just don't like.
They're comfortable, they're an obvious status symbol, and they eliminate the need to think about what to wear. No need to make a fashion statement as long as you're wearing exactly what everyone else is.
well then in that case... you shouldn't wear cotton because then your taking the boll weevils food (they eat cotton) and those little f***ers are killed to make clothes (and well isn't that considered animal genocide?), and you shouldn't wear hemp because a lot of hemp companys throw the buds and leaves away (and that's just a horrible waste of perfectly good weed [hemp is the marijuana stalk/stem]) hahaha theyrs an UGG ad on your question.
I thought they were cute when everyone had them and it was the cool thing to do 5 years ago when I was 18. Now I'm older and realize they aren't cute. However, I still wear them because they are SO WARM and keep my feet even warmer than my North Face Boots. I could stand in a foot of snow for 5 hours and my feet would still be warm when wearing my Uggs.
I've also use to have a pair of the fake-knock off in black about 5 years ago when I first bought my Uggs. Those have fallen apart and never really kept my feet warm and dry. My real Uggs still look nice and I'm wearing then 5 years later. Even if they were 150 dollars, at this point that's only $30 a year to wear them.
I don't care for the boots,as in the style of it,and I don't own a REAL pair of uggs.I have a knock off pair,and to be honest,my feet are always WARM and they are insanely comfortable...like a pair of slippers.
I used to have a pair, and I honestly only really wore them because I could get them on/off quikly, and they were warm.
And on another note, being against killing animals for the mas production of clothing is completely different than using animals for medicinal purposes, so she's not a hypocrite, all of you saying she is are really ignorant.
I find that style of boot comfortable. However!, I do not buy the actual UGGS, EMU or any other kind that is made from animals. I buy cheap fake ones that are made of man-made materials :) They are like 1/800th of the price and look the same!
If it weren't for the toe part's shape I'd think they'd look a lot cuter. I do really like the fuzzy boot look, though I believe there are better boots for the job.
What I don't understand is wearing them when its not cold out. Like 25 degrees or less cold or there's a foot of snow on the ground. Then I'm at a loss. Not quite as much as I'm at a loss to why anyone would buy crocs, but still confused. Winter like boots look chic when in their native environments, you wouldn't wear flip flops in the snow, so leave the boots at home on the sunny day.
I see you've stated no animal comments, but given you asked if killing animals was really worth it in the initial question...probably should have seen that coming...
Theyre warm, theyre cute, and a lot of guys think its sexy. I'm a vegetarian and I don't agree with animal cruelty, but these shoes aren't made in inhumane conditions, they may be expensive to some and cruel to others but I don't care, they are the most cofortable, warmest, cutest shoe ever made!
I wear Airwalks that look just like them and I love them! They are just so comfortable. They are like everyday shoes it's like just something you wear. I'm a vegetarian so I get where your coming from! :D
I love my uggs, I mean they are definitely not the cutest boots ever but they are super warm and comfy which is a plus since I live in a cold area. I don't really worry about other peoples opinions on what I wear anyway.
I understand the animal cruelty part, that is why I wear fake ones, however as far as style is concerned everyone I am sure has a different reason. Mine are that they are comfortable and that it is kinda faupa where I live to wear them with shorts and I love going against the grain lol. Plus guys tend to like girls in boots and most aren't particularly comfortable, these are a good alternative.