Yup - I'm the bonkers mum taking pictures of my own feet in the playground.
Do you UGG? I do. I know you haven't seen a pair on my feet yet or hear me mention them but I UGG. I am not alone in this activity of UGGing. Most of my friends have a pair of UGGs and Ben's school playground is awash with UGGed feet usually from October onwards until the following April. They are the essential school mum footwear for playgrounds on cold, frosty mornings. And also the chosen footwear for teeny boppers and D-list celebrities.
Over the last few years, UGGS have waned in popularity (sales down 31% last year according to the Huffington Post) and have unfortunately managed to acquire a "chav" tag which serves to give them very little fashion credibility. So they're out of favour but I don't care because did I mention how lovely, warm and comforting it is to wear a pair of UGGs? Those who have a pair are nodding in unison with me at this point. Especially if you're standing in the school playground in sub zero temperatures waiting for the school bell to ring? Nodding increases pace.
I UGG inside and I UGG outside. I UGG inside because they keep my feet warm and because they stay on my feet. Stay on my feet? Yup, that's exactly what I said because when I wear slippers like these .....
.... they slip off my feet. This is because we have some barstools which I like to perch on and my legs are too short to reach the carpeted ground I walk upon. So I wear Uggs inside as slippers. So they don't slide off my feet. If you have a pair of slippers like the ones above, raise your feet, point your toes down and watch them fall off. See!
I have a new grey pair this year in the Bailey style. I actually got them in A/W 2011 but I hadn't finished with my current chestnut classic pair until now so I've had them in storage for about a year. Along with the other chocolate pair. I can't help it - I stockpile sometimes - especially when something this good comes my way. I have to say, these are not the official UGG Decker branded ones - these little beauties are actually from Costco ... from the childrens' section. No VAT. Fabuloso. For about £25 - proper twin faced sheepskin booties. The only difference to the real branded ones so far that I've noticed is there is no label on the back of the heel ... and the price difference. Hence the fact that I make an annual pilgramage just to stock up.
UGGY, UGGY, UGGY - UGG, UGG, UGG
You'll be chanting that for the rest of the day.
The chocolate UGGS I've had since 2006 - Ben's birth year. The year I decided I needed these comfy boots for walking in whilst pushing Ben around in a pram. I didn't do much pram pushing (had a bout of lazy-i-tis) but it was a good excuse for getting them for a Christmas present. Six years later they are still going strong and under the recommendation of Lucy from Suburban Style, I popped them in the washing machine to clean them up and waited with bated breath to see whether they were going to be shredded or come out lovely and clean. Phew - they came up fine. But if you don't fancy taking on this dauting task yourself - some dry cleaners and shoe menders will undertake the activity for you.
You'd look a bit like this if you were 6 years old ....
... and been through a 40 degree wash.
The UGG Kensingtons I bought a couple of years back and these are a love hate boot. Boy I wanted these and when they came I thought they were the bee's knees but getting them on was an ordeal and a half. The reviews of the boot echoed exactly what I thought which was they were unfathomably tight around the ankle and with no zip to help matters along, all you can do is push hard .... really hard. But I managed because where there is a pair of lovely boots, there is always a way.
That's Mad Max Monty (16yrs and counting)
I'm going to sit here right and make it difficult for you to take pictures.
So tell me now do you UGG? Or would you rather stick needles in places unmentionable rather than have to wear such footwear?
I hate seeing this though ......
Picture Credit : VexintheCity.com
Why oh why oh why?