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Ansible1's avatar

Ok, what is the deal with uggs? Do women not understand it's short for ugly?

Asked by Ansible1 (4841points) July 14th, 2009

I cringe when I see a girl wear these…much credit to the inventor though, possibly one of the best marketing schemes ever.

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Tink's avatar

Yes they are hideous!!! As a girl I would never wear those, but some women do like them I personally don’t. And some guys also wear them.

DominicX's avatar

I don’t cringe when I see a girl wear them. It’s a matter of taste and opinion.

I’d wear them if they weren’t for girls.

This calls for this:

(Old-ass picture of me wearing them).

tinyfaery's avatar

What if it’s cold? Don’t you have anything better to do than criticize someone’s shoes?

EmpressPixie's avatar

I personally hate them and think they are very ugly. My sister has a pair that she wears all winter because they are apparently quite warm. She is quite cold naturally. Perhaps there are others who suffer regularly from cold feet.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

I’m not a fan but some people love them. Lots of people love crocs too.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Glad I’m not the only one who cringes. What an awful creation!

DominicX's avatar

For my brother it’s almost like a fetish; he’s more turned on by girls with Uggs. Those crazy Australians.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

I’ve seen men wear them. Not a good look. It’s weird why those would come from Australia. It never goets that cold there. I’d have thought something like would come from Scandinavia.

Likeradar's avatar

Yeah, they’re ugly. But don’t people realize that:
a) They’re SUPER comfy and warm
b) When your feet are that comfy, no one cares what other people think of their shoes.

Les's avatar

I don’t think all UGGs are all that ugly

hug_of_war's avatar

Uggs are ten times better than crocs

EmpressPixie's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic: But they have the sheep. And aren’t they made with the sheep?

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

@EmpressPixie Well, sure, but does it ever get cold enough for those down under? I think if I lived there I’d get more use out of my Birkenstocks. Hmm… but they have stingy, biting things there don’t they? I’m going with boots.

EmpressPixie's avatar

@The_Compassionate_Heretic: They have most of the really horrible, will kill you quickly stingy, biting things. The really effed up animals are ALL from Australia.

Sarcasm's avatar

This really doesn’t justify UGGS, but you do recognize it’s not always 100*F out there right? Their winter is our summer. In the next 5 days, according to, it’s supposed to be between 42 and 62 degrees (Fahrenheit).
That’s reason enough for me to start wearing warmer clothes.

Darwin's avatar

Quite frankly, if I still lived where it was cold I would definitely go with a pair of Uggs. I don’t do icy toes or chilblains. Sexy can wait until Spring.

Jeruba's avatar

They are ugly. It’s pretty hard to make snowboots glamorous. I can see wearing them for their practical qualities, of course, but not for their aesthetics or style. I guess this puts me out of touch with the popular culture again.

chelseababyy's avatar

I don’t think they’re ugly. I own a pair. They’re perfect for snow storms and winter in general.

You can’t really tell, but I’m wearing them in this picture.

chelseababyy's avatar

But I do think wearing them in the summer time is lame. :]

ubersiren's avatar

I think they’re perfectly attractive. Not for me, but for cute little teenagers. They remind me of something a little Inuit would wear. Adorable. And practical if it’s cold out. I tend to be attracted to moccasin type shoes.

chelseababyy's avatar

@ubersiren Have you seen the UGG moccasins?

KatawaGrey's avatar

I think they are incredibly and I would never wear them but I think they are better than flip flops in the middle of November or spike heels in school. I have been told they are comfortable and they do not damage the feet. So, while I would never wear them, I think it’s nice that there’s a fad in women’s fashion that is more about comfort than aesthetics.

Facade's avatar

I can’t wait til that fad dies out.

ubersiren's avatar

@chelseababyy : No, I haven’t! Got a link?

chelseababyy's avatar

Here is one. They’re so cute!! And you can get that little leather ribbon in baby blue or pink or that brown that’s shown!

Facade's avatar

@chelseababyy Those aren’t bad looking..better than the boots

chelseababyy's avatar

@Facade They’re really cute. My mom has a pair, and when I was out visiting them for Christmas I pretty much adopted them and wore them the whole time. They’re super comfy.

Facade's avatar

Do you think the suede would get messed up in the snow?

chelseababyy's avatar

@Facade It doesn’t really. Just gets a little wet, takes a bit to dry off, but that’s it. But then she bought some waterproof stuff online from the UGG manufacturer, and they were able to withstand a lot more.. She lives in Jersey so they get TONS of snow, esp when I was up there. They did pretty good in it though.

Facade's avatar

Good to know :)

Clair's avatar

If it got that cold to me around here, I may resort to them because I’ve heard they are super comfy and warm. I wear flip flops in winter though. Alot of people insist it’s freezing but my feet are invincible. I’ll wear scarves and gloves and still wear flip flops, stupid, I know, that’s just my way. They’re not very attractive. Cute, maybe, mayyybeee, but for the most part they’re what I would imagine a retarded gnome would wear in the artic.

skceb1234's avatar

i like them i dont think theyre ugly i think theyre warm and practicle especially in the winter but everyone has theyr own opinion.

nayeight's avatar

I hated them at first but I really want a pair now that winter is coming. I just want to be warm and comfy. I have small feet so I can save some $$ if I buy a size 6 in kids. Now I have to decide on a color…

skceb1234's avatar

@nayeight i would go for black personally because they can go with lots of things and if you wear them with black leggings they really slim your legs :)

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