Ugg boots are something I have never quite bonded with. I have umm’d and arrrr’d about whether or not to invest in a pair of boots which I have always felt are a little clumpy and not very pretty. This winter I finally gave in to all the hype as being warm and cosy was my priority!
Most people opt for Ugg Australia as they are the most well known brand available, however I despise giving into advertising and the over branding of products and like to choose my products very carefully. Don’t get me wrong, brands are very important, especially in the shoe industry, however for the purpose of this boot I thought it was key to find one that did the job without having to break the bank.
Ugg boots are a concept – a boot made with sheepskin. There are numerous variations of this style of boot such as Emu, Ugg Australia and various high street brands, however Whooga kindly asked if I would like to review a pair for this piece so I agreed. Whooga are an alternative brand and have been making Ugg boots for some time. I like to talk about smaller brands who are not necessarily as big as the main stream brands as I think they do deserve some exposure.
I opted for the brown classic short Ugg boots which were delivered in a rather pretty box with a ribbon – presentation is everything! The boots were extremely soft on the outer layer and the fleece was sumptuous and warming. After spraying my boots with weather protector I headed into the snow…probably not the best place to take a pair of Uggs but it was by far the best test for warmth. Following the advice of various reviews I decided to wear them without socks to ensure I could feel the fleece around my feet.
The boots were extremely warm, very comfortable and didn’t stain from the snow. They were extremely light, much lighter than my high street version with a strong sole to carry me through the terrain. I have never thought about wearing these boots without socks until today, I really felt the fleece between my toes, covering my entire foot with a warm cosy layer. The softness of the boot was key for me and the Whooga did mold to my foot.
I loved the style, great colour and very warm so I would give these boots a 9/10. The only criticism I have would be the grip underneath, as they were a little slippy in the snow!
The whooga boots are priced really well at $135 approx £85. Visit www.whooga.co.uk to order your pair now!