If you’re looking for chic footwear to pull together any ensemble and make it shine, look no farther than the Ugg Boot, with a sheepskin out layer…some faux, some not, with a layer of warm fleece on the inside, and a thick sole. These fashionista accessories are believed to have been created either in Australia, or New Zealand, where the term “Ugg” is a generic labeling of the boot itself, and not the brand name, like many would likely surmise.
Used by fighter pilots in the First World War, at blisteringly cold altitudes, Uggs are designed to keep your feet warm in the harshest of circumstances, fashion statement or not. So while the boots may be a relatively recent find for the rest of the world, they had long been used and known colloquially by our friends down under, though we can’t pinpoint exactly who invented them. We do know that mass production of them has been going on for over half a century, though…making Uggs slightly retro as well!
At first, exposure to Ugg boots in other countries was limited to the surfing crowd, who wore them to keep their feet warm after climbing out of the ocean from surfing. In the late 1970’s, Uggs were popularized and being sold in the United States, garnering surfer Brian Smith, the proprietor of Ugg Holdings, a hefty profit.
Ugg boots are singular in their simplistic and striking design – primarily brown, though these days the colors can range from pink, to blue, to green. The stitching on Uggs are usually prominent, which actually add to the visually pleasing look. One of the great things about owning a pair of these boots is that the inner fleece draws moisture away from the feet, allowing them to stay at body temperature without cooling. This means that even in cold weather, a person can wear Uggs without socks and still have their feet remain warm!
The best thing about Ugg boots, though, is the fact that they can be found for low prices over the Internet. Shopping online can save you a lot of time and money; cash that could be going somewhere else instead of into the markup that retails stores are famous for charging. Online vendors aren’t pressed to jack their prices to compensate for markup, so it’s more than possible to find what you need for far less than wholesale price, if you’re patient and willing to search.
So, if you want to be hip and stylish, log-on and search for a pair of Ugg boots before it’s too late!