Monday, 19 September 2011

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classic short chestnut boots - whooga (£77)

Ugg boots are a bit of a controversial item within the blogging world, aren't they? Some people love them and some people hate them, but I have to say that I'm stuck in the middle. They definitely aren't the most fashionable style of boot but when you live in Scotland and experience just how cold it gets throughout the winter months they can be a welcome addition to your wardrobe.

There are a lot of occasions where I wouldn't wear these boots (I'm thinking cute dresses and smarter outfits, with blouses etc) but there are outfits that I wear where I would automatically reach for my Whooga boots - and those don't include velour tracksuits. ;) They're great for throwing on with jeans and a nice top, and being comfortable they're the perfect boots to slouch around work in (my work has no dress code!).

I've only over owned cheap pairs of Primark style ugg boots before, never any 'luxury boots' made by well known brands such as Ugg Australia and Whooga so in comparison to what I've previously experienced these boots are excellent quality. They don't do that annoying thing where they collapse and leave you walking on the sides of the shoe and the sheepskin inside makes them much warmer. They also retail at more than half the price that Ugg Australia boots do, and are essentially the same product. The thing I really like about them is the sole. The cheap boots I've previously owned had great grip and saved me from a broken neck in the ice and snow quite a few times but these ones look as though they are even better and I can't wait to test them out.

That being said, after owning them for over a month, and wearing them on maybe 10 or so occasions, some of the stitching at the back has already come undone and is exposing the sheepskin. I'm hoping this is just bad luck and is nothing I can't fix myself but since I find they run a little bit big in size and definitely fit me, meaning it's not a case of my feet causing them to burst at the seam, I am a little bit disappointed by that. Whooga do offer a 365 day warranty that covers defective materials and/or workmanship which is great, and hopefully covers the loose stitching.

Overall I would say if you're looking for a pair of real sheepskin ugg boots then these are worth the price, especially when compared to the prices of other brands. I'm going to assume the problem with the stitching is a rare occurrence (a friend also owns a pair and hasn't had this problem and I've read a few other online reviews which don't mention it either) when saying this though.

What do you think of ugg style boots? Do you own a pair or would you never dream of wearing them?

These boots were sent to me by Whooga. This does not affect my views and I have been completely honest in my review.
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25 comments

  1. I own ugg ( the knitted style) and Emu boots and i like them both. I've owned my Emus nearl3 years and the uggs 2 and they are both still in great condition. xxx

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  2. Just out of curiousity, how much are these boots? . .

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  3. i have to admit i hadn't heard of these boots until seeing a couple of blog posts about them recently. like you, i've had the primark versions of these kinds of flkuffy boots, and i haven't ever really considered my wardrobe lackinh in anything more expensive. guess i'm not a convert.

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  4. normally not a fan, but these sound pretty nice! and sheepskin makes everything better. i quite like the more ankle boot types of uggs though!

    xxxxxxxxx
    ramz and the flock

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  5. lol personally I am so not a fan especially of the tan boots, I wudn't mind them in black but the tan just looks a wee bit too chavy (no offence anyone)

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  6. I'm not a fan of how they look, but I would enjoy finding something equally warm. My commute throw Glasgow is only about 15 minutes of walking, but that's enough to feel very very cold. I wonder if there is anything else that is this warm...

    Lauren @ See Parrot

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  7. I've only ever owned Primark's versions of the Ugg boots, which haven't been very good so I've steered away from them since then. Yours look really snug!

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  8. I'd never heard of these boots before!
    From being a previous seasonnaire, and living in the French Alps for the past 4 years i've always been known to needing boots like these! Although UGGS would just get ruined.. and funnily enough the cheaper one's lasted! I did have a pair to pass the time because like you said.. they are MEGA comfy!
    But as soon as I hit home.. my style is different to France (where hoodies and beanies are in!) And don't really think they work with dresses!
    But I guess every girl should have a pair tucked in their wardrobe! I'm definitely investing in some..x

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  9. I have a couple of pairs of Uggs (1xmid length 1xslippers) and I unashamedly LOVE them. Sure they might not be pretty but when your flat gets as cold as mine during winter you ADORE pulling on the slippers.

    I've had my boot for about 4 years & they are still in great condition. I wouldn't wear them to work (even on casual friday) BUT I've worn them to the corner shop & when I went camping the boots were a complete god send!

    Personally I think they're worth the money. I know friends that have gone through half a dozen Primark versions whilst mine have stood strong! Money Saving Expert usually points out cheap places to buy them too x

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  10. I was tempted to buy a black pair a while back because they look so warm but Ugg style boots remind me of slippers so I'd probably just wear them about the house or for popping out to the local shop.

    xx

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  11. I love my big button Uggs. They look lovely and snug:)

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  12. Ugg style boots are just too chav tastic for my liking!

    You can have comfort and style :)

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  13. My mum gave me some Uggs a couple of years back - she bought them for herself, and then slipped and fell in them and decided not to wear them again - and they are the comfiest things ever. I mainly wear them as slippers in the house, or just nipping to the shops rather than out and about properly. My boyfriend absolutely hates them though!

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  14. loooooove looooove looooove ugg boots...always will :))

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  15. I used to despise them, but last winter I was so cold, and having been warned about so many fake Ugg websites, I went British and ordered from Celtic Sheepskin. I got the boots that only cover the foot and ankle in a dark brown, £90 real sheepskin and amazing quality. I like to wear them when I'm feeling ultra lazy- couldn't wear them everyday. x

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  16. I'm kinda really torn whether I get some like it or not! They look sooooo comfy but I don't know whether I'll wear them or not because I don't know whether I like how they look still... I'm definitely warming to them though I think!

    Rhiannon xx

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  17. These are literally the same as Uggs, but so much cheaper! I have a pair of long uggs that are about 5 years old which I bought to go to NY, you just cannot beat the warmth and comfort of them, and because I only wear them on and off they have lasted me a very long time. I prefer the short ones and although I wouldn't pick them as a 'fashion' boot particularly, I do think they look sweet thrown on with jeans and a slouchy top and the comfort is also a big draw

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  18. I like them for wearing when it's snowy/icy in winter, with the bad weather the last couple of years I practically lived in my primark style uggs to walk to/from work as would have been slipping all over the place in anything else! I know what you mean about the cheap ones though, they really do wear out quickly and look a bit mad when you see people wearing ones that have totally worn down on one side. As much as I'd love some Ugg's they're expensive so these could be a great mid price alternative! x

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  19. Really glad you've done a post on these! I've never been into the ugg thing but recently decided I may purchase some. After seeing a few posts about this brand think I'll be heading this way to buy them. Thanks very muchly!

    Lara xxx

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  20. Ugg boots are defo an essential in scotland, especially after that awful weather we have had! x

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  21. i've never ever heard of these before!
    personally, when it comes to winter boots i'm a huge fan of steger mukluks. they're made in my native minnesota from moose hide and are the warmest boots your toes will ever experience :)
    love the blog, by the way!
    take care!

    xxx--
    Alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

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  22. Most of my friends say that ug style bootes are ugly.
    I agree they have huge size and they are not the prettiest bootes in the world (especially after rain) BUT i love them! they are comfy and i can wear them all day!!!thats all i need from a pair of bootes :)
    x

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