True Life: I Bought UGG Boots. And I Love Them.
So I’m one of those people who has roasted Ugg boots to pieces over the years. They tend to look like brown foot casts and look utterly shapeless. I think what REALLY ruined them for me was how folks started wearing them in summer, with short shorts on. looks at Britney Spears Yeah YOU BRIT! Uggs became the shoes for lazy college students and lazy 20-somethings. I took personal affront to those who rocked 3 seasons in one outfit. Sweatshirt, shorts, and UGGs.
And lets face it, UGG boots ARE kinda short for ugly. They aren’t the shoes you put on when you wanna slay hoes with your kicks. Anyway, this has been my stance for years. I was a proud UGGs hater.
Until this weekend… I was in my fave store, AKIRA Chicago, when I saw a pair of UGGs that didn’t make me frown automatically. So I picked them up and thought… these aren’t AS bad. Then a salesperson approached me and asked if I wanna try them on. I have a hard time saying no in stores, so I said “Hmm… sure why not?” She brought them out and I put them on. At first I was all “This feels nice.” But then in like 10 seconds, my feet were like “we like it in here. Is there fur UNDER us??? HEAVEN IN SHOES!”
So I twitpiced the boots while I was trying them on to get folks opinions. And did my Twitfam come with them!
Ugh, I just can’t get down w/ uggs, they look warm, but the also look like you just stuck your foot in a block of mud & kept going. – @mschicamae
I’m torn. I normally hate Uggs, but summa these styles are aaalmost. Plus, these early a.m. Dogwalks got my tootsies freezin! – @soulamami
Ooh Uggs. You can be aesthetically snobby and dismiss them, but once you try them on, it all goes away. #hugforyourfeet – @Squisite1
Go for it. Your feet will never be cold again. No matter how cold it is. – @Doll1023
Those uggs are way better than the reg ones. I love the detail on the side, esp the pockets – @eldixon
I hated the way Uggs looked but when I tried them on I fell in love. I’ve had them on everyday for three weeks. Warm + comfy!! – myexpresslane
I’ve had those exact uggs for 5 years and they are beyond warm and comfy as all get out – @kstreet
Uggs are a must – @stylishgurl
Iown’t care what people say about Uggs; as long as they’re warm as hell, I’mma keep wearing them – @mypolaropposite
I have the Olive colored Ugg from 2005…still love them!!! Very warm & comfortable, especially in snow and the zip = easy off – @tiabia
Uhhhhhh I have two pairs of UGG boots and I LIVE in them in winter so FTW!! – @LianneFarbes
Uggs are on my list of winter accessories I still need. They are actually first on the list. I love Uggs! – @RenishaRenewed
Dayum Style! My Uggs are warm! – @jordanmktg
Where were all the UGG boot haters? Apart from @mschicamae, no one else really threw shade on UGGs and I was surprised! All these UGG loves just came outta the woodworkds. Anywho…
As I walked around the store in them, the boots hugged my feet more and I slowly fell in love.
I left the store without them and said “I’ll think about it.” Then I walked around the mall while my feet were all “But we really liked those boots. They felt like plushness and love.” With visions of how my feet felt dancing in my head, I returned to the store an hour later, looking pitiful.
I tried them on again and they made sweet sweet love to my feet (and cuddled afterwards). They felt so warm and cozy. Like a night spent on the couch snuggled up in a blanket with hot chocolate and “The Christmas Story.” Yes. I was soooo gay for these UGGs.
I took a deep sigh and said “I’ll risk being judged. I’ll get them.” Me. Hater of all things UGG and unfabulous. Roaster of the boots that are notoriously unattractive but infamously warm. Yes. I was buying UGG boots. And I walked out the store with them in a box.
I’m now the owner of a pair of super warm UGGs. Are they less ugly than some I’ve seen in the past? Probably not. I’m pretty sure I’ll still look like I stuck my feet in a brown cast. But I’ll be dambed if I give a damb about that as I walk around Chicago winter while my toasty feet smile at the world.
And to make matters worse. You all know I have an addictive personality. When I like something, I get hooked to it. I’ve already found another pair of UGGs I want. Nay, NEED. They’re red. Of COURSE I need them. Y’all wanna get it for me for Christmas? You KNOW you wanna! *puppy dog eyes*
I think I’m growing up. Comfort and warmth first. Then cuteness. I’ll still be cute #doe. These UGGs ain’t gon stop my game! With that being said, I shall take an oath, to make y’all rest easy.
I, OluLuvvie AdeRatchet, vow to never wear my new Uggs them with shorts. Or between the months of May through October. I will not rock my UGGs with a dress indoors (as in at functions). Unless I decide to become Amish. I will treat my UGGs with respect and spray the suede with a protector before rocking them in snow. This is my oath.
New UGGs owner
So… are y’all judging me? Have I lost cool points? Are there any secret UGG lovers who read this blog? Come out the shadows. I’m officially one of you.
P.S. NAWL UGG Australia ain’t pay me for this. I haven’t been drugged. And yes, I can prove it. I HATE LIL DUVAL! See??? It’s really me!