UGG Australia : The History
UGG’s have taken the world by storm for many years, and in many ways it could seem like they came out nowhere ? but actually their history and inspiration for the brand goes back to Australia and a beach called Byron Bay, Aussie surfers began wearing sheepskin footwear for warmth between sessions.
Located on the eastern edge of the Australian continent, Byron Bay carves out a crescent of clear blue water that is separated into wonderful natural surf breaks with names like The Pass, Wategos, and Cosy Corner. In the late 1960’s and early 70’s surfers first discovered these breaks and came in small bands to ride the unique waves. They would stay for weeks on end, and during these stays, many looked for ways to keep their feet warm and dry. Because of an abundance of sheepskin in Australia, the surfers often turned to hand-made basic sheepskin “footies” for natural warmth, comfort and to wick away moisture.
More history courtesy of UGG’s on the next page and take a closer look at styles in stock here.