Boot Up Your Wardrobe

10 Dec
Winter arrives and threatens to chill your tootsies with its cold, wet weather. That ubiquitous teen brand, UGGs, offers boots in a fabulous variety of colors and styles. They’re so warm and toasty–until you get them wet.  Then they’re pretty much ruined.  What’s a girl to do? — Chris

Go wild choosing colors!

UGGs is a famous boot among teens. The have a huge variety of colors and styles, but there’s only one problem: you can’t wear them in the rain or snow! Suede is no match for wet weather.  If you are the type of person who is looking for a stylish, comfortable boot that you plan on keeping indoors, read on!

UGGs are cute and they come in a plethora of colors and styles. Say you wanted Blue boots. Do you choose Ultramarine, Deep Atlantic, Crystal Blue, Sky Blue, Adriatic Blue, or normal Blue? And what if you wanted a Pink boot. Do you go with Dusty Wisteria, Raspberry Rose, Pink, Seashell Rose, Fuchsia, Petunia, or plain Pink? There are 30+ color choices and about 45 different types of models. Mix and match and you will surely find the UGG right for you, but where you wear your UGGs could be a whole new story.

Rose Uggs. Ugly little, pink princess Uggs.

When you get your UGGs wet, the moisture leaves behind a water-stain. The water stain can be removed, but not easily. Also, while outside in the cold, your toes will be comfortable snuggled against the wool material, but when the cold mix of snow and ice reaches your toes, it is not fun. Once you have finished wearing your boots for the day, it may take weeks for them to dry if they are soaked and can leave behind harsh stains and material damage.  Take note that the darker color of UGGs that you get, the less visible water damage is.

Wet Uggs. Water soaks through the suade.

Some people use water-repellent spray to save their UGG boots from water damage.  Although the manufacturer will replace boots with defects, this warranty fails to cover damage from use.  In fact, the website states, “The product being returned or exchanged must be free of wear and tear and must be thoroughly cleaned so that all dirt and debris is removed. Dirty shoes will be returned to the customer.”  Basically, once you wear them, they’re yours, especially if you step in water and ruin them.

Let’s also look at the cost of UGGs. Prices can vary from $150 to $350. I personally think that they are over-priced, even with all of the color and model options, but then again, the quality of the shoes are high and could be worth it.

The UGG  company is no doubt aware of the problem and offers an alternate style, the Adirondack, which is designed to be snow-worthy.  (Note the leather uppers.)  The compromise is that this style doesn’t look very UGGish, especially on the sole, which resembles that of a hiking boot.  So, if it’s the classic style you crave, this boot can’t match the original.

UGGs takes a different direction with the Adirondack.

Overall UGGs are great fashion statements, they are comfortable, stylish, name-brand boots. These sassy shoes do a great job of “Bootin’ Up Your Wardrobe,” but I do not recommend them for outdoor girls looking for a good slush pit to jump in!


8 Responses to “Boot Up Your Wardrobe”

  1. Dot Davis December 13, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    I love the way they look, but I demand a bit of toughness from my footgear! Too bad they can’t make a traditional UGG-appearing style that’s impervious to moisture and mud. No matter how hard you try to protect them, you’re bound to run into a puddle, some muck, or—let’s face it—a runaway slop of salsa! Then whattayagot? A really, really expensive pair of TV-watching slippers!!! Thanks for the interesting review. I was Uggclueless. Now I’m Uggtospeed. (Sorry for the bad pun!) 🙂

    • teenwebzine December 16, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

      Thanks for commenting!

      It is a shame that they haven’t made a cute, but hard-core UGG boot yet. Do you think that you would buy a pair of these very pricey boots, if they were more practical concerning the weather and spills?

      • Dot Davis December 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

        To be honest—no.
        I wouldn’t spend that much on a fashion item. I’m way too thrifty and practical. I’d rather buy one of those tall cat condos if I was going to buy something frivolous.

  2. Grace December 14, 2010 at 9:36 pm #

    cool webiste i like it good job.

  3. teenwebzine December 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm #

    Thanks! I’m glad to know you like our website, and we hope you in enjoyed the article! Is there anything you would like to know more about concerning fashion or other things? We would happily write you up an article!

  4. Lisa December 18, 2010 at 11:39 pm #

    An awesome article. Kudos to the author for such an interesting piece of writing. Keep the fashion articles coming!!

    • Dot Davis December 19, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

      What Lisa said!!

    • teenwebzine December 22, 2010 at 7:13 pm #

      Thank you!

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