How These “Fugly” Shoes Are Making A Comeback
Unlike most of us, Zoe’s favorite memory of the brand goes back to when her sons got their first pairs. “When Skyler was born, UGG was sweet enough to send me baby UGGs,” she tells me. “And I literally lost my mind. Literally, he wore them every day (and still does). Can’t get rid of them. So now he has new ones, and now Kaius has his. Poor Kaius has hand-me-downs, but they’re just so sentimental. I can’t get rid of them.”
She makes a good point, though. No matter who we are or how reluctant we are to admit it, our closets have seen an UGG or two, and their comfort is inescapable — if you haven’t felt sheep skin between your toes, you haven’t lived. And, if you aren’t sold on a slimmed-down version, let the self-proclaimed “Fairy UGGmother” explain it to you in terms the average trend-watcher might be able to relate to: “One woman’s skinny [jean] is another woman’s wide leg.” See?
Ahead, you’ll find tons of different ways to style the shoes, proving that they go with seasonal looks you most likely already have. It’s time we stop using UGGs as poor excuses for shoes — you know, the pairs that live by the door and only get worn when you have to take out the trash or get the mail — and start realizing that they might actually be the cold weather, feet-warming saviors we’ve been waiting for.