Ugg Boots: Still The Hottest Cold Weather Footwear
UGG Australia is the premier brand for luxury sheepskin footwear. Not only are their boots and shoes the gold standard for comfort and warmth, they have become the hottest cold weather footwear around. Just take one look at any gossip magazine and you will find pictures of dozens of celebrities proudly sporting these boots in all four seasons.UGG proves that you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort when choosing winter footwear. Their boots, shoes and slippers are available for men, women and children, so the whole family can stay fashionable warm together.
The UGG Difference
What makes UGG’s footwear so unique is that the wool fibers of the sheepskin insulate your feet while also allowing heat and moisture to be wicked away. So regardless of the temperature outside, your tootsies stay at body temperature. The removable insole lining of thick, natural fleece also molds to your foot shape for added comfort.
UGGs are a great way to stay fashionably warm, whether you’re out in the elements or just relaxing at home. For their women’s line, when you think of UGGs, the boots that first come to mind are their Classic Tall and Short boots with the rounded toes and plush linings.Made of twin-faced Grade A Sheepskin, these two Classic styles also have flexible, lightweight, molded EVA outsoles. Available colors for both include Black, Chocolate, Chestnut, Sand, Paisley, Gray, Metallic Gold, Terracotta, Eggplant and Magenta Sheepskin.
The Classic Tall is also available in Baroque Black, Baroque Sand, Marbled Nickel, Bomber Jacket Leather, Marbled Copper or Mulberry Sheepskin. The only difference between the Classic Tall and Short style is the shaft height. The Tall has an 11 inch shaft height while the Short is 8 inches.
Another UGGs style that comes to mind is their Classic Cardy boot. Made of heathered merino wool, this slouchy style is like a sweater for your feet. With a sheepskin-covered foam insole and a flexible molded EVA outsole, the Cardy is embellished with three wooden buttons with the UGG logo. This boot can be worn up, scrunched down or cuffed over for a variety of style options. The Cardy is available in Gray, Indigo, Black, Fig, Moss and Sorbet.
For an UGG that is a bit more urban than their traditional boots, the Kensington is a motorcycle boot with an edgy style that still has the cozy comfort that is this brand’s trademark. Made of the softest distressed full-grain leather and lined with genuine sheepskin, the Kensington has buckle hardware and a signature metal UGG logo on the heel. The outsole is EVA with molded rubber pod inserts for traction and durability. The insole is genuine sheepskin sock liner.
While many people think UGG only makes boots, they also have some great shoes and slippers as well. The women’s UGG Gael is a modern clog, with a 2½ inch wedge heel and a knit cuff. Made of soft, rich leather and suede, the Gael features a sheepskin lining and a suede covered Poron footbed for unparalleled comfort. The Gael is available in Black, Chestnut and Gravy
On the slipper side of the spectrum, one of UGG’s most popular styles is the Coquette. The Coquette is a clog-like slip-on style made of twin-faced sheepskin. It has a moisture-wicking sheepskin sockliner and molded EVA outsoles for traction and durability. The Coquette is available in Black, Chestnut, Sand and Felt.
Men’s & Children’s Styles
While UGG’s iconic boots like the Classic and the Cardy are more widely recognized as women’s styles, UGG also has footwear for men and children. On the men’s side, UGG makes a good variety of boots, shoes, sandals and slippers. For boots, men have their version of the Classic Short UGG boot. Made of twin-faced sheepskin, the Men’s Classic has the same features as the women’s style. The shaft height on Men’s Classic short is 8.5 inches. It is available in Chestnut Suede or Bomber Chestnut Leather.
Men looking for an edgier boot will love the UGG Rockville II. Made of full-grain waterproof leather, this motorcycle boot has metal buckle details and a molded rubber outsole. With two interchangeable insoles of leather and sheepskin, your comfort can be customized as needed. The shaft height on this boot is 7 inches. The Rockville II comes in Dune leather.For shoes, the men’s UGG Ladigo is the perfect casual Friday footwear. Made of rich leathers and suedes, this slip-on loafer has interchangeable leather and sheepskin insoles and a cork-infused outsole for excellent traction. The Ladigo comes in Black and Stout colored leather.
On the children’s side of things, even the youngest of your family members can get in on the UGG action with a variety of boots. The Classic in Short and Tall is available for Toddlers size 7-12 and Youth size 13 – 6. Available colors include Chestnut, Black, Sand, Chocolate Brown and Metallic Copper. Available colors depend on the size and which Classic style you choose.Another boot option for kids is the Bailey Button. This boot comes in the shorter single button style or a taller triple button style. It is similar in look to the Classic, but the outside ankle has either a single button or a row of three buttons up the shaft.
The single button version comes in black or pink logo sheepskin. The triple button version comes in chestnut, chocolate or black. The Bailey Button Boots are available in Youth sizes 13 – 6.
For winter footwear that is big on comfort and warmth but still packs a style punch, UGG is a brand that truly delivers. So say goodbye to winter boots that make you pine for warmer climes. With UGG, you have the ultimate cold weather fashion statement.
By: Barabbas Chambers
Barabbas Chambers is a freelance writer who writes about a variety of topics and brands such as Ugg Boots