Photo via Ugg Australia
According to Vogue UK, the wool-lined suede boots that sweaty Los Angeles feet made popular in the early 2000s are back in vogue. When Birkenstocks and even Tevas had their moment of fashion approval, I was all for it. But Uggs, I just cannot!
I don’t mean to be grumpy. But I don’t understand this footwear. I understand Moon Boots! I would totally wear a pair of Moon Boots in a snowy place. So fun and colorful.
Photo via Sarenza
But Uggs are suede and squishy. They are lined with sheepskin, so they are very warm. I like to have warm feet! But I don’t like to have sweaty feet. For around the house, which is the only place there might be any chance I’d wear Uggs (which I won’t), I prefer thick socks or cute slippers, like these cuties I bought Frida for Christmas (she makes adult sizes, too).
Uggs never really went away. I think pretty much every time I go anywhere, I see someone wearing them. The Sartorialist did a post on them back in 2012 (though no one is sure whether he was making fun); so did Refinery 29. But I have to say no thank you to every one of those outfits.
At least with Birkenstocks you get some ankle. And maybe a peek at a pretty pedicure. And Moon Boots have rainbows! Uggs are just a spongey beige hoof. People in Minnesota say they’re the only thing that keeps their feet warm. OK then, extreme weather denizens, carry on. I know rainbow footwear is not for everyone.